This knit summer dress or crop top is so adorable, your doll will absolutely love wearing it!
The dress closes at the back with buttons and buttonholes. The top also closes with buttons and can be worn with them facing the front or the back. There are two sleeve options, puffy or normal sleeves.
This pattern is for intermediate knitters with easier transition into knitting in the round without a complicated lace pattern.
For added interest there are instructions for 3 different lace edges. Pick your favorite to knit as part of your dress.
This PDF pattern fits 18" soft bodied dolls. It also fits other dolls like Journey Girl, My Friend Cayla, Alexis Via-E, and Karito Kids.
-Yarn – Crochet Cotton No. 5
-Options used for testing
ELLE Crochet Cotton No. 5, 50 gr -- Lilac, Turquoise, Brown
Eulali Cotton, 100 gr -- Light pink
Tinkly No. 5, 50 gr -- Red, Yellow
Petra DMC No. 5 -- Pink
-Tester option: Regia Mosaik Sock Yarn with 2.25mm needles – 60g for dress
-Amount Needed -- 1 x 50gr for short top OR 1 dress
-Needles - Size 3 USA (11 UK/Canadian), (2.5mm) circular and double pointed needles
-2 Stitch holders
-2 or 3 buttons to complete
-Optional: Embellishments such as ribbons or extra buttons for the front
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Knit!
I had the privilege of testing this pattern and I found it fun and very easy to knit. The instructions and photos are clear and the pattern is very well written. There are lots of options including sleeve choices, different lace patterns for the hem ruffle, and you can even use the pattern to make a cardigan/top if you want to. The dress looks so sweet, and is really easy to get on and off the doll which is important if you're making it for a child. I love the detail that you can get when you use the lighter yarns and smaller needles - really dainty knitting which is perfectly in proportion to the doll size.