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Jun 11, 2012 15:56:49   #
Ladyfingers
 
BABY DOLL HAT WITH TINY BRIM

Cast on 72 stitches. Knit 3 rows.
K1, *YO, K2 tog across row from * to end. Knit 2 rows. Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 rows.
K1, K2 together across row. = 48 stitches
Knit across, DECREASING 12 stitches at regular intervals = 36 stitches
Knit 12 rows.
Crown: *K1, K2 tog, continue from * across row.
Next Row: *P`, P2 tog, continue from * across row.
Continue to decrease with every knit and purl row until you have approx. 8 or 9 stitches on the needle. Thread darning needle and pull through remaining stitches on the knitting needle. Pull of tightly. Knot securely. Sew back seam.

BABY DOLL LONG STRIPED PANTS

Select three colors for the striped pants: (See color suggestions in Hooded Jacket Pattern).

With red, cast on 34 stitches. Rib in K1, P1 for 4 rows.
Work in stockinet stitch in color #1, #2, and #3: (To work in 3 colors, example: start with red, drop red, pick up white and work 2 rows, drop white, pick up blue and work 2 rows, drop blue. All colors will “follow” your knitting down the side edge of the garment. Pick up red, etc. NOTE: Do not allow yarns to get into a tangled mess! When working with 3 colors, put one ball of yarn on the table in front of you (or beside you in a chair) to the right, the next color of yarn to the left, and the third color straight in front of you. You don’t have to twist the colors together to avoid holes - just pick up the strand you need and ignore the other colors.)
Knit 1 row red
Purl 1 row red
Knit 1 row white
Purl 1 row white
Knit 1 row blue
Purl 1 row blue
Next Row: Knit 1 row red - knit across 16 stitches,increase in next stitch, PLACE CENTER MARKER, knit and increase in next stitch, knit across remaining 16 stitches.
Purl 1 row red - slipping center marker.
Knit 1 row white - increase BEFORE and AFTER center marker.
Purl 1 row white - slipping center marker.
Knit 1 row blue - increase BEFORE and AFTER center marker.
Purl 1 row blue - slipping center marker.


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Divide for Legs:
Knit 1 row red - knit across 20 stitches - remove marker, TURN, knit back on these same 20 stitches. Purl 1 row red. Continue to work on these 20 stitches only, following the established color scheme until you have completed 8 rows, ending with a red purl row.
Knit 2 rows in white.
Knit 2 rows in blue. Bind off. Sew bottom of pant leg together to make long pants with attached bootie.
Attach red yarn at center section, after first pant leg. Knit 1 row in red, purl 1 row in red.
Continue working second pant leg, following established color scheme, ending with a red purl row.
Knit 2 rows in white.
Knit 2 rows in blue. Bind off. Sew bottom of pant leg together to make long pants with attached bootie. Sew leg seams and up the back seam to the waist

BABY DOLL HOODED JACKET

To match the striped long pants, use a 3-color design on the jacket hood.
Color A (red) - Color B (white) - Color C (blue):

With red, cast on 30 stitches. Garter stitch first and last 3 stitches for border edge. Stockinette stitch for 17 rows.

Hood 3-Color Design: On the 6th stockinet stitch row: with Color C (blue) , knit 2 rows,
Next Row: *Knit 3 A (red) - Knit 2 B (white) - Knit 2 A (red) - Knit 2 B (white), continue across row from *, ending with Knit 3 A (red).
Next Row: Knit 3 A (red) - Purl 2 B (white) - Purl 2 A (red) - Purl 2 B (white), continue across row from *, , ending with Knit 3 A (red)..
With Color C (blue), knit 2 rows.

With red, continue in stockinet stitch for 5 rows, ending with a purl row (with K3 borders stitches.
Next Row: K8, K3 together, K8, K3 together, K8 = 26 stitches
Keep first and last stitches in K3 for border edge of jacket. Place markers, as follows:
K5, place marker, K4, place marker, K8, place marker, K4, place marker, K5 = 26 sts.
Purl 1 row, slipping markers, with no increase.
Knit across, increasing BEFORE and AFTER each marker - 8 stitches increased.
Purl, slipping markers.
Continue increasing until stitches are arranged on the needle, as follows:
9 front - marker - 12 sleeve - marker - 16 back - marker - 12 sleeve - marker - 9 front. =58
Sleeves:
Knit 9, remove marker, Knit 12 sleeve stitches, remove marker - TURN - purl back on these same 12 sleeve stitches. Work in stockinet stitch on the 12 sleeve stitches for 10 rows. Bind off in knit.
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Next Row: Attach yarn after completed sleeve, knit across 16 back stitches, remove marker, Knit 12 sleeve stitches, remove marker - TURN - purl back on these same 12
sleeve stitches. Work in stockinet stitch on the 12 sleeve stitches for 10 rows. Bind off in knit.
Next Row: Attach yarn after completed second sleeve, knit across the remaining 9 stitches.
Next Row: (Wrong Side): Knit 3, Purl across row to last 3 stitches, Knit 3. . 34 stitches.
Body:
Knit across 10 stitches, INCREASE (at underarm area) in next 2 stitches, knit across to next underarm area, INCREASE in next 2 stitches. = 38 stitches.
Work in stockinet stitch for 6 rows - Remember on the purl rows to Knit 3 on the first and last stitches for the border edge.
Knit 6 rows in garter stitch. Bind off in knit. Sew top seam of hood, and sleeve seams.
Option #1: Sew jacket front seam from bottom edge up for ¾ inch - do not overlap to sew seam, just hold the garment edges together and whip stitch - so it lays flat.
Option #2: Make two tie strands by crocheting a chain of 38 stitches. Attach to front of jacket. Tie in a bow to keep the jacket closed.

Suggestions for 3-Color Hooded Jacket:

Color A: yellow hood, jacket, and long pants
Color B: turquoise stripe
Color C: red or hot pink

Color A: Powder blue hood, jacket, and long pants
Color B: White stripe
Color C: Dark Blue

Color A: Pink hood, jacket, and long pants
Color B: Chocolate brown stripe
Color C: Lime green

Color A: White hood, jacket, and long pants
Color B: Red stripe
Color C: Bright blue

Color A: Mint green hood, jacket, and long pants
Color B: Lavender stripe
Color C: Dark Purple





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BABY DOLL ONE-PIECE JUMPSUIT

Cast on 28 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Place markers, as follows:
K4, place marker, K6, place marker, K8, place marker, K6, place marker, K4 = 28 sts/
Knit across, increasing BEFORE and AFTER each marker - 8 sts increased.
Purl across, slipping markers, no increase.
Continue increasing in this manner, ending with a purl row, until stitches are on needle, as follows:
7 - marker - 12 - marker - 14 - marker, 12 - marker - 7 = 52 sts.
Cap Sleeves:
Knit 7, remove marker, BIND OFF 12 stitches, remove marker, Knit 13, remove marker, BIND OFF 12 stiitches, remove marker, Knit remaining 6 stitches. = 28 sts.

(NOTE: After binding off 12 stitches, you still have one stitch on the needle which will count toward the “Knit 14” instructions - you will only knit 13, and the one stitch still on the needle. You will also have one stitch on the needle after binding off for the second sleeve, so you will only knit 6 stitches to the end of the row.)

Purl back 28 stitches.
Next Row: Increase 4 stitches on each side to make a total of 32 stitches, in order for the jumpsuit to fit around the chubby belly.
Knit 7, increase in the next 2 stitches, Knit 10, increase in the next 2 stitches, Knit 7 = 32
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: Knit across 16 stitches, PLACE CENTER MARKER, knit across 16 sts.
Purl, slipping marker.
Knit across, increasing BEFORE and AFTER the center marker. This will put more material in the center area - to accommodate the doll’s chubby body.
Purl, slipping marker.
Continue to increase before and after the center marker until you have 20 stitches on each side of the marker, ending with a purl row.
Divide for Legs:
Knit across 20 stitches, remove marker, TURN, purl back on these same 20 stitches.
Work in stockinet stitch for 10 rows. Knit 2 rows. Bind off in knit.
Attach yarn in center of garment, knit across the remaining 20 stitches. Purl 1 row.
Work in stockinet stitch for 10 rows. Knit 2 rows. Bind off in knit. Sew leg seams and up the back to neckline.

Option: If you want to knit feet into the pants, after stockinet for 10 rows. Knit 2 rows. Bind off in knit. Sew bottom of pant leg for “bootie”, continue sewing up pant leg, and with a strand from one of the pant legs - continue sewing up the back to the neck.


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BOTTOM-UP LONG NIGHTIE

Bottom ruffle:
Cast on 120 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 8 rows.
Next Row: *Knit 1, Knit 2 together, continue across row from * to end. = 80 sts.
Skirt Pattern:
Row 1: (Right Side): Knit 1, * Purl 1, with yarn in front , Slip 1 as if to Purl, repeat from * to last 2 sts, Purl 1, Knit 1.
Row 2: (Wrong Side): Knit 1, * Purl 1, Knit 1, repeat from * across row.
Row 3: (Right Side): Knit.
Row 4: (Wrong Side): Knit 1, Purl to last stitch, Knit 1.
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 for skirt pattern - SIX TIMES.
Next Row: Decrease 22 stitches evenly across the row, by knitting 2 together at regular intervals to give you 58 stitches. (Decrease approx. every 4th stitch. If you don’t finish the row with 58 stitches - make it up on the next row.)
Knit 4 rows.
Dress Top with Sleeves:
Row 1: Knit 12, BIND OFF next 7 sts, Knit 20, BIND OFF next 7 sts, Knit 12. = 44 sts.
Row 2: Knit 12, CAST ON 7 stitches, Knit 20, CAST ON 7 stitches, Knit 12. = 58 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Next Row: Decrease 10 stitches evenly across the row, by knitting 2 together at regular intervals to give you 48 stitches.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2 rows. Bind off in ribbing.

Option: Work this “Bottom-Up” skirt pattern for FOUR pattern repeats for a short dress, with bottom ruffle.

HAT WITH “BOTTOM UP” PATTERN

Cast on 88 stitches. Knit 8 rows. Purl 1 row.
Next Row: Knit 2 together across row = 44 sts.
Crown Pattern:
Follow Rows 1 - 4 for “Bottom-Up” Skirt Pattern above - THREE TIMES.
Row A: K1, *Knit 2 together, Knit 1, continue from * to end of row. If it doesn’t come out even - Knit 2 together.
Row B: Purl
Row C: K1, * Knit 2 together, Knit 1, continue from * to end of row.
Row D: P1, * Purl 2 together, Purl 1, continue from * to end of row.
Continue with Rows C and D until you have approx. 5-6 stitches on needle. Cut long strand, thread darning needle and pull these stitches up tightly. Knot securely. Sew back seam.
Hooded Jacket and Long Pants
Hooded Jacket and Long Pants...
Dress with Ribbed Skirt
Dress with Ribbed Skirt...
 
Jun 11, 2012 16:03:30   #
Deb-Babbles
 
Wow great patterns, turn out just lovely..
Jun 11, 2012 16:27:45   #
loriekennedy
 
lovely, thank you for the patterns!!
Jun 12, 2012 04:26:50   #
diziescott
 
Lovely! And I think I have just the doll for them. Thanks so much for sharing. Quick question - can you let me know what size yarn/needle you use? I would love to make one for my little one. Thanks!
Jun 12, 2012 06:29:14   #
Leonora
 
Once again, many thanks for the time you have taken to both design and write all these darling little patterns Elaine.
They are so adorable, I love them. Leonora.
Jun 12, 2012 07:13:22   #
patocenizo (a regular here)
 
Great patterns, thanks Elaine.
 
Jun 12, 2012 07:33:09   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
 
Again...thank you so much for sharing and for your time....
Jun 12, 2012 07:52:23   #
diobsession
 
I love the patterns but once again you have given me a big problem to work on. Which on first?
Jun 12, 2012 08:19:26   #
sandi67
 
THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU LADYFINGERS. YOU ARE THE GREATEST.LOVE YOUR PATTERNS HAPPY KNITTING SANDI67
Jun 12, 2012 08:22:58   #
MEKO72
 
Thank you so much for sharing.
Those are adorable. I love anything tiny.
It says Part 2. Where can I find Part 1?
Jun 12, 2012 08:24:39   #
diziescott
 
MEKO72 wrote:
Thank you so much for sharing.
Those are adorable. I love anything tiny.
It says Part 2. Where can I find Part 1?


I had the same question, so I went searching. This seems to be the post: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-87356-1.html

Aren't these patterns so cute?
 
Jun 12, 2012 08:40:19   #
lvchocl8nknitting
 
Thank you, Ladyfingers, for so generously sharing your talents!! And thanks to Diziescott for the link to the first post! Ladies, you are too kind!!
Jun 12, 2012 09:10:28   #
nan.0803
 
Where do you get the dolls? Jo-Ann is out of stock.
Thanks. Can't wait to try the patterns.
Jun 12, 2012 09:17:03   #
penna knitter
 
Thank you again, very much appreciated!
Jun 12, 2012 09:24:32   #
planetrosemary
 
Thankyou for these fabulous little patterns.
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