Knit Dress for Kelly doll
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My friend Kathy requested a pattern for Kelly dolls. I happily obliged. Several months ago, I had knitted a couple of dresses for these little Ddung doll fakies (purchased from Dollarama )
I didn't write down a pattern at the time, but this time, I made sure to do so.
Design is based on a Bratz pattern, from http://www.stickatillbarbie.se/
This is quite a versatile dress. It looks cute knee-length on its own. Paired with trousers, it can be worn as a tunic. You can knit more rows to make a sweet maxi-dress.
Kelly doll empire-waist dress knit pattern
-2.5mm knitting needles
-Sock-weight, or 4-ply yarn (fine, fingering yarn). I used Bernat sock yarn.
-small metal snaps
Cast on 21 st
Row 1 - k1, p1 (rib stitch) to end
Row 2 - p1, k1 to end
Row 3 - k5, bind off 2 st, k7, bind off 2st, knit 4 - 17 st on needle
**note: when you are finished with this row, you should have 5 stitches, 2 bound off stitches, 7 stitches, 2 bound off stitches and another 5 stitches.** 17 stitches on row
Row 4 - p5, cast on 2, purl 7, cast on 2, purl 5 - 21 stitches on row
Row 5 - knit to end
Row 6 - purl to end
Row 7 - knit to end
Row 8 - knit to end
Row 9 - k2, increase 1 stitch into each stitch (kfb) across until you have 2 stitches remaining, k 2. You will now have 38 stitches
Row 10 - purl
Rows 11- 22 - alternate knit and purl rows
Row 23 - bind off in k1 p1 rib stitch
Leave a long tail of yarn - you will use this to sew the back seam of the dress using a tapestry needle - end and secure just beneath where the bodice starts (1cm or less).
Weave in the remaining yarn end (at top)
Sew one or two snaps at back of dress.
This pattern makes a dress that falls slightly below the knees of ddung fakie!