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free doll knitting pattern for 18" doll: sweater & hat

18" Doll Sweater and Hat
Designed & Knit by Gail Tanquary

Note: This 18" doll set will fit dolls such as Madame Alexander, American Girl, etc.
See also a Mochi Plus set for a Poncho & Beret here.

Materials
2 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Mochi Plus #563 "tropical ginger"
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: Size 6 and 9
6 stitch markers
3 stitch holders
3 buttons

The sweater is knitted from the neck down, requiring sewing only at the sleeve seams.

Gauge: 4.5 sts/in St st on larger needles (although gauge is not crucial)

Abbreviations:
beg-beginning; BO- bind off; CO-cast on; cont-continue; inc-increase; PM- place marker;l rep-repeat; rs-right side; sl- slip; St st- stockinette stitch; st(s)-stitch(es); ws-wrong side; yo- yarn over

Sweater
Using size 6 needles, cast on 41 sts. K 3 rows (ending by working a ws row).
Change to larger needle and beg pattern:
Row 1:  K5, PM, K6, PM, K4, PM, K 11, PM, K4, PM, K6, PM, K2, yo, K2 tog, K1 (buttonhole made).
Row 2: K5, P to last marker, K5.
Row 3: K to 1 st before second marker, *yo, K1, sl marker, K1, yo, K to 1 st before next marker.*
Rep between * 3 times more, K to end.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Rep rows 3 and 4 - making 3 buttonholes on right front following completion of 5 garter ridges - until there are 21 sts on each front (including garter st band), 24 sts on each sleeve, 31 sts on back (115 sts).
End by working row 4.

Sleeves
:
K to 2nd marker (without increasing) and place these sts on holder. K across sts of sleeve & place remaining sts on holder.
Work in St st until sleeve measures 1.5" from underarm. Change to smaller needle.
Next row: K, decreasing evenly spaced to 20 sts. K 5 more rows.
BO loosely using tip of larger needle.
With RS facing, attach yarn & work across sts of back & place on holder.
Work across sleeve & place remaining sts on holder.
Work second sleeve to match first.
With RS facing, attach yarn & work across sts of right front. Turn & work across
in pattern, joining fronts & back: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5 - 73 sts

Begin block pattern:

Row 1: K5, sl marker, *K3, P3* to last 8 sts, K3, sl marker, K5.
Row 2-4: K5, sl marker, P the P sts, K the K sts as they face you to last marker, K5.
Row 5: K5, sl marker, *P3, K3* to last 8 sts, P3, sl marker, K5.
Rows 6-8: K5, sl marker, K the K sts, P the P sts as they face you to marker, K5.
Rows 9-12: Rep rows 1-4
Change to smaller needle & K 6 rows garter st. BO. Attach buttons.

Hat
CO 66 sts using smaller needle.
Rows 1-5: *K1, P1* to end.
Change to larger needle & work rows 1- 8 of block pattern as for sweater.
Begin decreasing:
Row 1: *P3, K1, K2 tog* to end of row.
Row 2 and all wrong-side rows: K the K sts, P the P sts as they face you.
Row 3: *P3, K2 tog*
Row 5: *P2, K2 tog*
Row 7: *P1, K2 tog*
Row 9: *K2 tog* to end.

Fasten off & cut yarn, leaving a 10" tail. Draw tail thru remaining sts and pull up firmly
fasten off. Sew seam.


Designed and Knit  by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with crocheters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns  Mochi Plus are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809