Marve Doll Dress

Marve Free Knitting Pattern Vintage Doll Set

Dress and knickers for sister Marve with brother Elsworth’s outfit in next post.

MATERIALS

2 ounces 3ply wool in Jubilee Blue

Pair UK 11/3.00 mm/US 2.5 Knitting Needles

Pair UK 9/3.75 mm/US 5 Knitting Needles

UK 11/3.00 mm Crochet Hook

4 doll buttons

1 yard narrow matte ribbon

A length of very narrow elastic for the Knickers

MEASUREMENTS

The Frock: Length from top of shoulder to lower edge, 8½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 11½ inches.

The Knickers: Length of side fold, 4½ inches.

FROCK

FRONT

Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 63 stitches.

Proceed in garter stitch (every row knitted) for 4 rows.

Now proceed in smooth fabric, with a fancy border as follows:

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Repeat these 2 rows once more.

Row 5: K. 10, (P.2, K.2) 4 times, P.2, K.7, (P.2, K.2) 4 times, P.2, K.10.

Row 6: P.10, (K.2, P.2) 4 times, K.2, P.7, (K.2, P.2) 4 times, K.2, P.10.

Row 7: K. 12, (P.2, K.2) 3 times, P.2, K. 11, (P.2, K.2) 3 times, P.2, K.12.

Row 8: P. 12, (K.2, P.2) 3 times, K.2, P. 11, (K.2, P.2) 3 times, K.2, P12.

9th Row.—K.14, (P.2, K.2) twice, P.2, K.15. (P.2, K.2,) twice, P.2, K.14.

Row 10: P.14, (K.2, P.2) twice, K.2, P.15, (K.2, P.2) twice, K.2, P.14.

Row 11: K.16, P.2, K.2, P.2, K.19, P.2, K.2, P.2, K.16.

Row 12: P.16, K.2, P.2, K.2, P.19, K.2, P.2, K.2, P.16.

Row 13: K.18, P.2, K.23, P.2, K.18.

Row 14: P.18, K.2, P.23, K.2, P. 18.

Row 15: Knit to the end.

Row 16: Purl to the end.

Repeat the 15th and 16th rows 10 times more.

Change to No. 11 needles and proceed as follows:

Next Row: *K.1, P.2 tog. Repeat from * to the end (42 stitches remain).

Next Row: *K.1, P. 1. Repeat from * to the end.

Repeat the last row 6 times more.

Change to No. 9 needles and work 8 rows in smooth fabric, thus finishing at the end of a purl row.

Shape the Armholes and Divide for the Front Opening as follows:

Row 1: Cast off 3 stitches, knit to the end.

Row 2: Cast off 3 stitches, purl the following 17 stitches, there now being 18 stitches on the right-hand needle, turn and work 8 rows in smooth fabric on these stitches for the Right side of the Front.

Shape the Neck by casting off 4 stitches at the beginning of the next row.

Now work 10 rows of smooth fabric on the remaining 14 stitches.

Cast off.

Rejoin the wool to the remaining 18 stitches and work the Left side of the Front to match the side just completed.

BACK

Work exactly as the instructions for the Front up to the commencement of the armhole shaping, thus finishing at the end of a purl row.

Shape the Armholes by casting off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.

Now work 20 rows in smooth fabric.

Cast off.

SLEEVE

Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 44 stitches.

Proceed as follows:

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K.2tog, knit to the last 2 stitches, K.2 tog.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: P.2tog, purl to the last 2 stitches, P.2 tog.

Repeat the last 6 rows twice more, then repeat rows 1-3 inclusive (30 stitches remain).

Change to No. 11 needles and work 6 rows in K.1, P.1 rib.

Cast off.

Work another sleeve in the same manner.

COLLAR

Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 60 stitches.

Row 1: *K.1, P.1. Repeat from * to the end.

Continue in rib, decreasing 1 stitch at both ends of every following row, until 48 stitches remain.

Cast off.

MAKE UP

Stitch the shoulders of the Back and Front together.

Stitch the sleeves into the armholes.

Omitting all ribbing, press the work on the wrong side, using a warm iron and a damp cloth.

Stitch the cast-off edge of the collar round the neck, commencing and finishing at the Front edge.

Stitch the side and sleeve seams.

Attach 2 small buttons on to one side of the front opening and work 2 loops on the opposite side to correspond.

KNICKERS

TO MAKE

Using No. 11 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 40 stitches.

Proceed in K.1, P.1 rib for 8 rows.

Change to No. 9 needles and proceed as follows:

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: K.24, turn.

Row 3: P.8, turn.

Row 4: K.16, turn.

Row 5: P.24, turn.

Row 6: K.32, turn.

Row 7: Purl to the end.

Now increase as follows:

Row 1: Increase by working into the front and back of the first Stitch, knit to the last 2 stitches, increase in the next Stitch, K.1.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Repeat the last 4 rows 3 times more, then repeat the 1st and 2nd rows (50 stitches now on the needle.)

Working in smooth fabric, decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every following row, until 24 stitches remain.

Now increase 1 stitch as before at both ends every following row until there are 50 stitches again on the needle.

Work 3 rows after the last increase.

Now decrease 1 stitch at both ends of the next row and every following 4th row until 40 stitches remain.

Change to No. 11 needles and work in K.1, P.1 rib for 8 rows.

Cast off.

Using No. 9 needles, knit up 24 stitches along one shaped edge of the leg, and work in K. 1, P. 1 rib for 8 rows.

Cast off loosely.

Complete the second leg in the same manner.

MAKE UP

Omitting the ribbing, press the work on the wrong side.

Stitch the side seams together.

Thread a length of narrow ribbon through the small holes made by the decreasing and increasing at the top of the leg ribbing and tie into a bow.

Thread very narrow elastic through the top of the ribbing at the waist, enlarging the stitches through which to pass the elastic.

Twistie Dish

Shown in Conch. Dishie Twist features alternating strands of off-white and a light pinkish orange color, similar to the beautiful coral colors found on the inside spiral of a conch shell.

Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Knitting Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ on #7 – 8 needles (4.5mm-5.0mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4” on I – K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 190
Grams: 100
Care: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low

Garter Lace Free Pattern

Floral Fancies and Morals from Flowers (1843) by Anonymous

Golden Roses were considered so honourable a present, that none but crowned heads were thought worthy to give or receive them, and they were, sometimes, consecrated by popes, and presented to monarchs. Henry VIII is recorded to have received such a precious gift from Alexander VI.

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Cherry Christmas 2

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

Part 2: Dolls Dress, Panties and Stole Outfit

In 3 sizes: 6-8 inches, 10-12 inches and 14-16 inches

OUTFIT FOR 6-8 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

½ ounce 3 ply baby wool

One pair knitting needles No 11/3.00mm/US 3

One pair knitting needles No 12/2.75mm/US 2

2 doll buttons

Short piece of shirring or bead elastic for waist of panties

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

TENSION

8 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 11 needles

DRESS (with full circular skirt)

BACK

Cast on 61 stitches thumb method, and knit 2 rows.

Row 3: KI2, *P1, K11, repeat from *to last stitch. K1.

Row 4: *K1, P11, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 5: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K9, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 6: *K1, P10, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 7: K1, *K8. K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 8: *K 1, P9, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 9: K1, *slip 1, K1. psso. K7. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 10: *K 1, P8, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 11: K1, *K6, K2tog. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 12: *Kl, P7, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 13: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K5, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 14: *K1. P6, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 15: K1, *K4, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 16: *K1, P5, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 17: Kl, *slip 1, K1, psso, K3. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K 1.

Row 18: *K1, P4, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 19: K1, *K2, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Next row: (Wrong side) knit.

Next row: Kl, *yf, K2tog, repeat from * to end.

Next row: Knit.

Work 6 rows stocking stitch, beginning with a knit row.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 4 stitches, knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 2 stitches, purl into backs of next 2 stitches. Purl to last 2 stitches, K2**.

Keeping sleeve borders of 2 K stitches correct, work 6 rows stocking stitch. Cast off (not tightly).

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to **, then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 5 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, P6, wool twice around needle, P11, wool twice around needle, P6, K2.

Cast off on next row as follows:

Cast off 8 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around

needle on previous row (into back of 2nd).

Cast off next 11 stitches loosely, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before). Cast off remaining stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side seams neatly on strong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between buttonholes and outer edges, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over doll’s head. Sew on buttons.

CORDS FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work sufficient chain to go around waist of doll and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make 2nd bobble and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and slot cord through holes at waist (beginning a little off centre at front).

2nd bobble: Insert hook into last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Work 3 chain, 3 treble,

3 chain and one slip stitch into same hole.

Draw end of wool through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

Press all seams on wrong side. Press remainder of dress in same way.

PANTIES

Using No 12 needles and thumb method, cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: K1,*P1. K1, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: K2, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last Stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Change to No 11 needles.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, purl to last stitch. K1.

Rep last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Row 6: K2, purl to last stitch, K2.

Row 7: K2, slip 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2.

Row 8: K2, P2tog, purl to last 4 stitches. P2togtbl, K2.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 stitches remain, then keeping borders of 2 knit stitches correct, work 7 rows without shaping.

Next row: K2, knit twice into each of next 2 stitches, K3.

Next row: K2, purl twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K2.

Continue increasing in this way, into 3rd stitch and 4th stitch from end of every row until 21 stitches again on needle.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 stitches. K2.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows twice.

Change to No 12 needles and work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib on wrong side of work.

Beginning at waist edge, join side seams as far as and including first garter stitch ridge.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through waist ribbing.

STOLE

Using No 11 needles, cast on 14 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: K2, *K2togtbl, yf, K1, yf. K2tog, repeat from * K2.

Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: As second.

These four rows form one complete pattern.

Repeat them 21 times.

Repeat first pattern row.

Knit 2 rows then cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Press as for dress.

OUTFIT FOR 10-12 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

1 once 4 ply wool

One pair knitting needles No 8/4.00mm/US 6

One pair knitting needles No 9/3.75mm/US 5

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

Two very small buttons

A short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 6 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 8 needles.

DRESS

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after point marked ** i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back, and 7 rows instead of 5 for Front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 9 needles for waist ribbing and No 8 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

STOLE

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

OUTFIT FOR 14-16 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

2 ounces Double knitting wool or 1 once for dress and 1 once for matching stole, panties and waist cord

One pair knitting needles No 5/5.50mm/US 9

One pair knitting needles No 7/4.50mm/US 7

One crochet hook No 15

2 doll buttons and a short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 4½ stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 5 needles.

DRESS

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after points marked **i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back and 7 rows instead of 5 for front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 7 needles for waist ribbing and No 5 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

THE STOLE

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

 

 

Cherry Christmas

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

 

Part 1: Dress and bonnet outfit to fit 10 to 12 inch dolls

Materials

1 ounce 4 ply wool for bonnet dress and slippers
Small amount of matching or contrast wool in 4 ply for panties and waist cord

One pair number 7 and one pair number 10 needles/ 4.50mm and 3.25mm/US 7 and 3
Two very small buttons
A short length of shirring or bead elastic
Crochet hook number 15

Tension

6 stitches to one inch working in stocking stitch on number 10 needles

Notes

British English terminology used.

Dress

BACK

Using No 7 needles, cast on 50 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: Kl, (K2tog) twice, (yf, K. 1 ) 4 times. *(K2tog) 4 times, (yf, K1) 4 times, rep from * twice, (K2tog) twice, K1.

Row 2: K1, P to last st, K1.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4:  As row 2.

These 4 rows form one complete pattern. Repeat  5 more times.

Change to No 10 needles for next row as follows K1,(K2tog) 11 times, K1,K2tog, K1,(K2tog) 11 times K1, (27 stitches).

Next row Knit.

Next row K1, *yf, K2tog, rep from * to end.

Next row Knit.

Beginning with a knit row and knitting the first and last stitch on Purl rows work 6 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3**.

Keeping borders of 3 Knit stitches correct at each sleeve edge, work 10 rows stocking stitch on these 33 stitches.

Cast off loosely on right side of work.

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to point marked * then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 9 more rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K3. P7, wool twice around the needle, P 13, wool twice around the needle, P7, K3.

Cast off on next row as follows: Cast off 10 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle of previous row, (into back of 2nd). Cast off 13 stitches (loosely). Cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before), cast off rem stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side and sleeve seams neatly on wrong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between outer edge and buttonholes, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over dolls head.

Press all seams on wrong side.

Sew on buttons.

CORD FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, chain 4.

Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain and 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work suffi­cient chain to go around waist of dress and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make a second bobble, and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and beginning a little off centre at front of dress, slot cord through holes at waist.

Second bobble: Insert hook through last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Chain 3, 3 treble, 3 chain and slip stitch into same hole. Draw end through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

PANTIES

Using No 10 needles, cast on 27 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *P1, KI, rep from * to end.

Row 2: K2*,  P1, Kl, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once, repeat first row.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times. Knit one row.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: K3, slip 1, K1,  psso, Knit to last 5 stitches, K2tog, K3.

Next row: K3, P2tog, Purl to last 5 stitches, P2tog, tbl, P1, K3.

Continue decreasing in this manner on every row until 9 stitches remain, then keeping borders correct, work 9 rows without shaping.

Next row: K3. increase into each of next 2 stitches, K4.

Next row: K3, P twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K3.

Continue increasing in this manner, into 4th stitch, and 5th from end of every row until 27 stitches on needle.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.

Knit one row.

Work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at waist edges, join side seams as far as and including first 2 ridges of garter stitch borders.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through ribbing at waist.

SLIPPERS

(Both Alike)

Using No 10 needles cast on 17 stitches.

Row 1: Knit to end.

Row 2: K7, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K8.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K8, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K9.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K9, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K10, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K11 (25 stitches).

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K7, K2tog, Kl, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1.

Cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Folding at centre front shapings, join foot seam on wrong side. Join back seam.

TIES

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 2 treble into 4th chain from hook. Chain 3, then one slip stitch into same hole. Work four inches chain, then beginning approximately half an inch from back seam of slipper (right side facing) work 3 or 4 double crochet along top edge to seam. Work same number of double crochet after seam. Work four inches of chain, work 4 more chain, then 2 trebles on to 4th chain from hook. Chain 3 then one slip stitch into same hole.

Break wool, draw end through remaining loop. Secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

BONNET

Using No 10 needles, cast on 43 stitches and knit 7 rows (4 garter stitch ridges on right side).

Next row:  K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 ridges on narrow garter stitch borders, ending on right side.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K5, K2tog) 6 times, K1.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K4, K2tog) 6 times.

Continue decreasing in this fashion, one stitch less be­tween decreases on each following alternate row until 13 stitches remain.

Next row: (Wrong side) K1, (K2tog) 6 times.

Break wool, draw end through rem stitch, secure with a back stitch or two and join back seam as far as and including first 2 ridges of narrow garter stitch border.

BONNET BRIM

With right side of work facing, front edge nearest and working between garter stitch borders on No 10 needles, knit up one stitch from back loop only along 4th garter stitch ridge at front of bonnet (37 stitches).

Row 1: *K1, increase in next stitch, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Work 3 knit rows on these 57 stitches.

Cast off loosely knitwise.

BONNET TIES

Work a crochet bobble as for beginning of waist cord, followed by 3½ inches chain. Break wool leaving enough to stitch tie to bonnet and draw end through remaining stitch. Sew this tie to left side of bonnet. Make a second bobble in the same manner but followed by 5 inches of chain. Sew to right side of bonnet.

Press lightly as for dress.

Part 2

Dollys Woollies Set

Dollys Woollies Set Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

Old English Knitting patterns for three vintage doll sets, including a lacy chevron layette. Bairns-Wear Booklet 85 England. 3 or 4 ply baby wool gives a soft drape. Needles required throughout: No. 9 knitting needles (3.50mm/US 4) No. 10 knitting needles (3.25mm/US 3). Crochet hook size 14 (2.00mm/US B-1 or 2 steel).

Layette for baby doll, length from shoulder 14 ½ inches

Set: Petticoat, vest, pilch

Layette Vest wool, 2ply

2oz Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool

Outdoor set for baby doll

Set: Matinee coat, bonnet

2ozs Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Outfit for 16 inch doll

Set: Dress, knickers, petticoat, vest

1oz Bairns-Wear Shetland wool

Vest in Layette vest wool 2ply

Dress for 20 inch doll

Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Soft embroidery cotton or silk in blue, pink and green

Stitches used: lazy daisy, French knots, arrow heads

3/4 yard ribbon

SUGGESTED YARN

Jamesons Shetland Spindrift 100% wool. Shown in Anemone. Sea and cottage, old days.

Patons Smiles 100% wool. Shown in Pale Blue. Modern, tender wool.

Dollys Woollies Free PDF on The Old Yarn Website




Doll Walking-Out Set

Vintage Doll Walking-Out Set Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS

Lister’s Lavenda 3-ply wool, allow the following quantities:

3 Sizes: 10, 12 and 14 inches

1st size 1 oz red and 1 oz blue

2nd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

3rd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

For each size you will also require:

Knitting needles 1 pair of No. UK 10/US 3/ Metric 3.25mm

Medium size crochet hook

4 buttons and 4 tiny press studs for coat and dress

Short length of elastic thread for pants

TENSION

Over the st.st., 8 sts. and 10 rows to 1 inch. Over the moss stitch, 15 sts. and 23 rows to 2 inches.

MEASUREMENTS

1st size—To suit a 10-in. doll; chest, 6 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 4¾; hat round edge, 9 ins.

2nd size—To suit a 12-in. doll; chest 7 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 5¾; hat round edge head, 10 ins.

3rd size—To suit a 14-in. doll; chest 8-ins ; dress and coat lengths, 6½; hat round head edge, 11 ins.

ABBREVIATIONS  

K. knit; p., purl; st.(s)., stitch(es); rep., repeat; tog together; alt., alternate; foll., following; rem. remain(ing); patt., pattern; t., turn; in.(s)., inch(es); sl., slip ; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; inc., increase (by working twice into same st.); dec., decrease (by taking 2 sts. tog.); m.st., moss stitch; st.st., stocking stitch (1 row knit and 1 row purl alternately); ch., chain ; tr. treble; R, red ; B, blue.

NOTE ON THE SIZES

The following instructions are for all sizes. The first set of figures in brackets applies to the 10-in. doll; the second set to 12-in doll and the third set to the 14-in. doll. Figures not in brackets apply to all sizes.

THE DRESS

FRONT AND BACK (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (49, 53, 57) sts and work in m.st. thus:

Moss Stitch row  K 1, * p. 1, k. 1 ; rep from * to end

Rep the m.st. row 5 times more.

Now proceed in st.st. for (24, 28, 32) rows.

Dec row K. (0,2,4) sts., * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (3,1, 3) sts., (k. 3 tog., k. 1, k. 3).

Starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts.

To shape armholes, cast off (2, 2. 3) sts at end of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st. at start of the foll. (2, 4, 4) rows. Work 2 rows straight.

Next row K. 3; t. Work (5, 6, 7) rows on these 3 sts., then cast off.

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to inner end of rem. sts. on needle, cast off next (12,14.16) sts., k. to end Work (5, 6, 7) rows on rem 3 sts ; cast off.

THE NECKBAND

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to neck edge of left shoulder and pick up and k. (5, 6, 7) sts. along left side of neck

1 st from corner, (11, 13, 15) sts across centre, 1 St. from corner and lastly (5, 6, 7) sts. along other side of neck to shoulder. Work in m.st. on these (23 , 27, 31) sts thus:

1st row: K. 1, * p 1, k. 1; rep from * to end

2nd row: M.st. (4, 5, 6), sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (9, 11, 13). si. 1. k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

3rd row: As 1st

4th row:  M.st. (3, 4, 5), sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (7, 9, 11). sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

5th row:  As 1st. Cast off

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 4 rows In m.st. Now working in st.st., shape top. Cast off 2 sts. at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join tiny shoulder seams for ⅛ inch at armhole end. Set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams. Fasten each shoulder with a press stud

THE COAT

THE BACK

With R wool, cast on (45, 49, 53) sts. and work (34, 38. 44) rows in m.st. as given for dress.

Dec. row  K. (2. 3. 5), * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (1,4,6) sts, k. (1,4,6).

Now starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts. To shape armholes, cast off 2 sts. at start of next 2 rows, then dec. 1 st. at start of next (2, 4, 4) rows.

Work (8, 8, 10) rows straight; cast off.

THE LEFT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29. 31. 33) sts. and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st. Dec. row; K. (0, 2, 4) sts. * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) sts. ; rep. from * to last 5 sts.. k. 2 tog., m.st. 3 for border.

Now starting with a p. row, work (5,7,9) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge.

**To shape armhole, cast off 2 sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at start of the foil. (1, 2, 2) alt rows.

Work (4, 4, 6) rows straight.

To shape neck, cast off (9, 10, 12) sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at neck edge of the foil. 4 rows. Work 2 rows straight. Cast off.**

THE RIGHT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29, 31. 33) stitches and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st.

Dec. row  M.st. 3 for border, * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) ; rep. from * to last (2, 4, 6) sts., k 2 tog., k. (0, 2, 4) sts. Starting with a p. row, work (6, 8, 10) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge. Now work as left front from ** to **.

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With R wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 6 rows in m.st., but inc. 1 st. at each end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (12. 16, 20) rows. To shape top, cast off 2 sts at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join shoulder seams, set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams.

THE COLLAR

With right side of work facing you, join R wool to the (8th, 9th, 10th,) cast-off st. at neck edge of right front, then pick up and k. (35, 39, 43) sts all round neck, finishing in same position on left front. Working in m.st. inc. 1 st. at each end of 2nd row and the foil. (2, 3, 4) alt. rows. Work 1 row; cast off in patt. Wrap right front over left in double breasted effect and fasten with 2 press studs, then trim with 4 buttons.

THE PANTS

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) stitches for waist edge and work 4 rows in m.st., but for 2nd size dec. 1 st. at end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (10, 14, 20) rows.

For legs, cast off 2 sts. at start of next (8, 10, 10) rows. Work 6 rows straight on rem (5, 6, 9) sts., then cast on 2 sts. at start of next (8,10,10) rows.

Work (10, 14, 20) rows straight, but for 2nd size, inc. 1 st. at end of last row Now work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off.

Press work. With right side of work facing you, join B wool to one leg at side edge and work a crochet edging thus : Make 3 ch. to stand as first tr., * miss 1/8-in. of edge and work 1 tr., into next st. ; rep. from * all along edge to end Fasten off. Finish other leg to match. Join side seams and thread a length of elastic thread round waist.

THE HAT

The Crown: With R, wool, cast on (72.80.88) sts. and k. 1 row and p. 1 row. Now continuing in st.st., shape work thus:

1st shaping row: * K. 6, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

2nd and every alt. row: P

3rd row: * K 5. K2 tog; rep from * to end

5th row: * K. 4. k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

7th row: *K. 3, k. 2 tog; rep from *to end

9th row: * K. 2, k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

11th row: * K. 1, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

13th row: * K. 2 tog; rep from * to end

14th row: P

For 3rd size only: Next row : K. 1, * k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

Next row: P

Break off wool, leaving an end, which run through rem. sts., draw up and secure, then join seam.

THE BRIM

With R wool, cast on (11, 13, 15) sts and work 4 rows in m.st. Next row : M.st. (6, 7, 8) sts. ; t.

Next row : SI. 1, m.st to end Work 6 rows in m.st. over all sts. Rep the last 8 rows (14. 16, 18) times more, then work the first 2 of these rows again. Work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off

TO COMPLETE

Press work; join ends of brim to form a round, then sew the shorter edge to cast-on edge of crown, taking ⅛ in. seam turnings.

THE SHOES

With B wool, cast on (21, 23, 25) sts and work 2 rows in m.st., then (6, 8,10) rows in st.st. Break off B ; join on R.

Next row: K. (15,16,17) sts.; turn and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on a safety-pin.

Next row: P. 9 sts.; t. and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on another safety-pin. Work (7, 9, 9) rows straight on these 9 sts. for instep, then with the needle holding these sts., pick up and k. (7, 9, 9) sts. down side of instep, after which k. the sts. from first safety-pin.

Next row: P. these sts., then pick up and p (7, 9, 9) sts. down other side of instep and lastly, p. the sts. from second safety-pin. Work (2, 4, 4) rows straight on these (35, 41, 43) sts.

1st shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog.

Next row:P

2nd shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (10, 13, 14), k 2 tog , k 3, k 2 tog , k. (10, 13, 14), k. 2 tog. P 1 row, then cast off

Press work, then join back and under foot seam.

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Beryle Doll Set

Beryle Vintage English Doll Set Free Knitting Pattern

 Beryle is a memory lane pleasure. Spots of eyelets are the highlights of this otherwise plainly worked outfit.

 

MATERIALS  REQUIRED

Coat and knickers: 3 ounces of baby soft wool in 4 ply

Dress, vest, bonnet, booties, and gloves: 2 ounces 4 ply

Knitting needles UK 10, UK 9, UK 13

US 3/3.25mm ~ US 4/3.5mm ~ US 1/2.25mm

Crochet hook UK 13/US B1/2.25mm

Silk ribbon

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Suzie Doll Set Petal Stitch

Suzie Baby Doll Set In Petal Stitch Free Knitting Pattern

6 Piece Easter Set for Suzie in the Softest Wool

To fit a 12 inch vintage baby doll

Frock

Matinee Jacket

Bonnet

Booties

Modesties

Vest

3ply wool (Original instructions used either Patons Azalea or Patons Beehive. Azalea was a 3ply version of Patons Bluebell with its beautiful twist.)

1 pair each No. 9 and 11 knitting needles

Crochet hook No. 11

5 small buttons

Satin ribbon

Narrow elastic

Suzie Petal Lace Pattern:

Row 1: *Knit 1, yarn forward, K3, slip 1, K2 together, pass slip stitch over, K3, yarn forward, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 2: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

Row 3: As first row.

Row 4: Knit.

Rows 5 and 6: As row 2.

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Dimity Pudding Doll Dress

Dimity Vintage Doll Dress Free Knitting Pattern 

Designed by Dianthe Bells  (Australia)

A coy little pudding style dress in Luna blue for a 1930s dolly. Easy to knit in dimpled eyelet garter stitch. Cream edging is knitted along the completed dress hem by picking up the cast on stitches.

1 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Luna

1/2 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Cream

3.00mm/2-3/11 knitting needles

3.00mm /D/10 crochet hook

Fine wool needle

Pure silk ribbon 3-5mm/¼ inch wide in cream

Cream cotton hand sewing thread and fine needle

Size

Fits a 10-12 inch doll. Width 7 inches/8cm. Shoulder to hem 6 inches/5cm. Upper chest before eyelets 3½ inches/9cm. Change yarn and needles for other sizes.

Abbreviations

0 (yarn forward between needles)

Dress Front and Back

Take the end of Luna and wind into a tiny ball of yarn for seaming before casting on stitches. Secure ball with slip loop over itself. It will dangle freely as you work. Leave a short length from ball before casting on. Cable cast on 48 stitches. Right side facing, complete 5 pattern repeats of Dimity Eyelets:

Dimity Eyelets

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: *K6, 0, K2tog* repeat across row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: K2 *0, K2tog, K6* repeat across row, ending with K4.

Row 8: Knit.

Shape Bodice

Next row: K2 tog across row (24 sts).

Knit 1 row plain.

Eyelet row for ribbon: *K3, 0, K2tog* repeat across row, ending K4.

Knit 1 row plain.

Knit plain for 6 rows.

Armholes

Knit 7 sts for first shoulder, cast off 10 sts for neck, knit 7 stitches for other shoulder. Place first 7 sts on scrap yarn, to be worked later. Knit 7 shoulder stitches on needle.

Right side facing now, knit 8 rows on these 7 sts. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Remove scrap yarn from other shoulder stitches, placing stitches on needle. Wrong side facing, join yarn and knit 8 rows. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Work back of dress, but leave length of yarn at each shoulder for seaming.

Back and Front Shoulder Seams

With right sides facing, join shoulders with a 3-needle bind off, or graft stitches.

Dress Edging

With right sides facing upwards and on table, sew left side seam of dress by weaving (lacing) each garter stitch row exactly side by side (match bumps to bumps).

With Cream wool knit edging on dress hem. Begin with right side facing (dress is upside down). Pick up and knit 97 stitches from open right seam across.

Dimity Edging (Multiple of 6+7)

Row 1: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Slip 1, *K1, 0 twice, K2tog* repeat across row to end.

Row 8: Knit across, knitting into first yarn over and dropping the second yarn over.

Cast off lightly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on needle, threading onto wool needle. Weave end chain to beginning chain by forming a lazy daisy chain from last stitch to first (needle under first chain from right to left, then passing down through centre of last chain). This makes an invisible join. On right side, seam edging lace as for side seam of dress. With Luna, continue the seam.

Finishing

Double crochet (US single crochet) around neckline with Cream. Weave in all ends of yarn using a fine wool needle. Hand wash dress using few drops organic laundry liquid. Rinse thoroughly. Dry flat on tea-towel, shaping as it dries. Edging will ease out slightly after washing.

Weave silk ribbon through eyelets in hem edging, starting at left side. Tie ends into bow. For bodice eyelets begin threading the silk ribbon at centre front, around and back to start. Under the armholes (as there is no eyelet positioned there) take a small stitch over the side seam keeping it level with the other eyelets. Make a tiny bow.

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