Patterns for the outfit as shown, plus the option of a skirt instead
of trousers if preferred.
With blue wool and crochet hook, make 4 ch, and join into ring with
slip-stitch, then work 8 double crochet into ring.
1st Round: 2 ch, then 2 dc on each
stitch (join with slip stitch to top of 2 ch at end of each round).
2nd Round: 2 ch, *
2 dc on first stitch, 1 dc on next, repeat from *
3rd Round: 2 ch, *
2 dc on first stitch, 1 dc on each of next 2 stitches, repeat from *
4th Round: 2 ch, *
2 dc on first stitch, 1 dc on each of next 3 stitches, repeat from *
5th Round: 2 ch, *
2 dc on first ch, 1 dc on each of the next 4 stitches, repeat from *
Continue in this manner, working an extra stitch between increasings
each time until work measures 5½ inches across at widest part (17
rounds). Now decrease thus:-
1st Round: 2 ch, *
miss 1 stitch, 17 dc, repeat from *
2nd Round: 2 ch, *
miss 1 stitch, 16 dc, repeat from *
3rd Round: 2 ch, *
miss 1 stitch, 15 dc, repeat from *
to end. Continue thus, decreasing 1 stitch in each section in every row,
until 7 stitches remain.
Next Round: 1 dc on each stitch all
round. Fasten off.
FRONT: With white wool and No 12 needles, cast on 36 stitches
and work ½ inch in k1, p1 rib. Change to No 10 needles and continue
in stocking-stitch until work measures 2 inches. Shape armholes by casting
off 2 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then k2tog at each end of
the next 2 rows.
Work straight until piece measures 3½ inches, then shape neck.
Next Row: k11, cast off 6 loosely,
knit to end. Continue on last 11 stitches only, decreasing at neck edge
on every row until 7 remain.
Work 4 rows straight, then cast off.
Work the other 11 stitches to correspond reversing the shaping.
BACK: Work exactly as for front to completion of armhole shapings,
then continue straight until length equals that of front to shoulders.
Cast off straight across.
SLEEVES: With blue wool and No 12 needles, cast on 22 stitches
and work ½ inch in k1, p1 rib. Change to No 10 needles and white
wool, and continue in stocking stitch, increasing at each end of 5th and
every following 6th row until there are 30 stitches on the needle. Work
straight until sleeve measures 3½ inches, then shape the top by
casting off 3 at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then k2tog at each
end of every row until 16 remain. Cast off loosely.
COLLAR: With No 10 needles and blue wool, cast on 38 stitches
and knit 8 rows garter stitch, (every row knit), slipping the first stitch
of each row.
Now continue in stocking stitch with a border of 4 garter stitches at
each side until work measures 2 inches.
Next Row: k12, cast off 14 stitches
loosely, knit to end.
Work on the last 12 sts only, keeping the garter stitch border at the
outer edge, and decreasing at the inside (neck) edge on every alternate
row until 9 sts remain; now decrease on every 3rd row until 4sts remain.
Continue in garter stitch for ½ inch, then cast off.
Work the remaining 12 stitches to correspond reversing the shaping.
With No 10 needles and blue wool, cast on 183 stitches.
k3, * p8, k5, repeat from *
to last 11 stitches, p. 8, k. 3.
In rib, as set out in row 1, working k8, p5.
Repeat these 2 rows for 1 inch, then decrease as follows:-
(right side facing): k3, * p2tog,
p4, p2tog, k5, repeat from *, ending
Next Row: Rib.
Continue in p6, k5 rib until work measures 2 inches from start, then decrease
Next Row: k3, *
p2tog, p2, p2tog, k5, repeat from *,
Next Row: Rib. Continue in p4, k5
rib until work measures 2¾ inches, then decrease again.
Next Row: k. 3, *
(p2tog) twice, k5, repeat from *,
Next Row: Rib. Continue in p2, k5 rib until work measures 3½
Next Row: k. 3, *
p2tog, k5, repeat from *, ending k3.
Next Row: Rib. Work 3 more rows in p1, k5 rib.
Next Row: p3, * p2tog,
p4, repeat from *, ending p2.
Change to No 12 needles and work in k1, p1 rib until work measures 4½
inches, then cast off in rib.
Trousers (front and back alike)
With No 10 needles and blue wool, cast on 23 stitches for right leg,
and work 6 rows garter stitch. Change to stocking stitch and decrease
at beginning of every following 8th row (outside edge) until 18 stitches
Work straight until piece measures 6 inches from start, ending with a
purl row, then leave on a spare needle.
Make another piece to correspond for left leg, reversing shapings, then
join the legs together by putting both sets of sts on one needle and working
across all 36 stitches.
[ Editor's note:
Make sure you have right side facing you for both legs and that they are
arranged so that the shapings are on the outside edges.]
Continue in stocking stitch for another 2½ inches, then change
to No 12 needles and work 3 rows in k1, p1 rib.
Next Row: (make holes for elastic):
rib 2, * wfwd, k2tog, repeat from
* to last 2 stitches, rib 2.
Rib 2 more rows, then cast off in rib.
Work a second piece in the same way.
To make up
Press all pieces lightly with a damp cloth.
Jumper: Catch shoulder seams together at armhole
edges, then insert sleeves flat; join side and sleeve seams in one. Fasten
each shoulder with a press-stud, then stitch centre of collar along back
of neck. Make a blue crochet chain of 8 loops and stitch to front, then
slip ends of collar through it.
Skirt: Join seam, then run 3 rounds of shirring elastic
or similar through inside of waist ribbing.
Trousers: Join leg and side seams, then thread elastic
through holes at waist.
Beret: Make a white pom-pom and stitch to centre
Sew in all ends.
Original yarn requirements:
3ozs Patons Rose, or White Heather, fingering 3 ply.
[2ozs bright blue and 1oz white shade, makes both skirt and trousers -
if only one is required then 1 oz blue is sufficient.]
A pair each of No 10 (3¼mm) and No 12 (2¾mm) needles.
A No 13 (2¼mm) crochet hook.
Fine thread elastic for skirt, and narrow flat elastic for trousers.
30 sts to 4 inches on No 10 needles.
Designed to fit a 16-inch doll.
Jumper: Width all round, 9½ inches.
Length 4½ inches.
Length, 9 inches.
Beret: All round inside edge, 11 inches.
dc: double crochet remembering that this is UK notation, and in
the US this stitch is referred to as single crochet.
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
p2tog: purl 2 sts together
wfwd: wool forward to making an extra stitch
on the Wool.
The pattern is sized for a 16 inch doll and needs a fine yarn that knits
to a tension of 30 sts to 4 inches on 3¼mm needles.
You will have difficulty finding these fine yarns in a good range of
colours. Some possibilities might be: you might look at machine knitting
yarns on cones though these are usually sold in larger quantities; you
might consider knitting in a crochet cotton to obtain the required gauge;
you might consider trying a fine 4 ply and experimenting with finer needles
to obtain the right gauge - or accept the outfit to fit a larger doll.
Be wary of the original quantities suggested - you will almost always
need more than stated.
In transposing any pattern it is always a risk that errors will be introduced,
in spite of dedicated proof reading.
If you have any problems with this pattern, please
and I will try and assist.