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Darling Knit Doll Pullover and Shoulder Bag

Darling Knit Doll Pullover and Shoulder Bag
Darling Knit Doll Pullover and Shoulder Bag
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The Darling Knit Doll Pullover and Shoulder Bag are the perfect way to give your favorite doll an instant makeover. The knit pullover and shoulder bag will accessorize your little lady in the cutest way possible. These tiny knitted doll accessories also make wonderful holiday gifts. Imagine the look of pure joy when a young girl opens a box and sees these precious homemade doll clothes and accessories inside. Little ones love to play dress-up and these free knitting patterns will provide hours and hours of endless entertainment. Whether you choose to work up the knitted pullover, shoulder bag, or both, you are guaranteed to be pleased with the results.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

GaugeWith size 8 (5 mm) needles in St st, 20 sts x 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) *Take time to check gauge* Gauge is not critical for shoulder bag.

Finished SizePullover: 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide x 6" (15 cm) long, Bag Width: 4" (10 cm)

Materials List

  • #4 Worsted Weight Yarn – Color A: 2 oz (56 g); Color B: 1 oz (28 g) – we used Caron Country Yarn, Color A: 0021 Peacock; Color B: 0017 Claret
  • Boye® size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles, or size required to obtain gauge
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Stitch Holders
  • For Pullover: one small piece of hook and loop tape OR one snap
  • For Bag (optional): 3 buttons

Instructions

Pullover Directions

Back:
With Color A, CO 34 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Change to Color B. Do NOT cut Color A.
Row 3: With Color B, knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Change to Color A and work two rows in St st (knit one row, purl one). Continue working in St st and changing color every two rows until a total of 7 stripes of Color B are complete. Fasten off Color B.
With Color A, work even until piece measures 4" (10 cm).

Right Back:
Row 1: (RS) K17, place remaining 17 sts on hold.
Row 2: K2, purl to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 6" (15 cm) from beg, ending with a knit row.
Next Row: (WS) BO 17 sts, purl to end of row – 10 sts. Work 3 more rows in St st. BO.

Left Back:
Place rem 17 sts on needle.
Row 1: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: Purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until left back measures 6" (15 cm) from beg, ending with a purl row.
Next Row: (RS) Bo 7 sts, knit to end of row – 10 sts.
Work 3 more rows in St st. BO.
Front:
Work as Back until 7 stripes in Color B are complete.
Fasten off Color B.
With Color A, work even in St st until piece measures 5" (10 cm), ending with a WS row.

Right Front Shoulder:
Row 1: (RS) K14, place left front sts just worked on hold, BO 6 sts, knit to end of row. Cont working with 14 sts on needle only.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2tog, knit to end of row.
Rep previous two rows 3 more times – 10 sts. BO.

Left Front Shoulder:
Place rem 14 sts on needle and hold work with WS facing.
Row 1: (WS) Purl.
Row 2: Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Rep previous two rows 3 more times – 10 sts. BO.

Sleeves (Make 2):
With Color A, CO 20 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Change to Color B. Do NOT cut Color A.
Row 3: With Color B, knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: With Color A, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 3-6 – 28 sts at end of Row 18.
Cut Color B. Work even in Color A until sleeve measures 3 1/2" (9 cm). BO.

Finishing

Sew front and back shoulders.
Neck Edge: With RS facing, PU 44 sts around neck edge, CO 3 sts at end of row for tab – 47 sts. Knit 3 rows. BO.
Sew snap or hook-and-loop tape to tab and side of neck opening.
Sew sleeves to shoulders. Sew side seams and sleeve seams. Weave in all ends.

Shoulder Bag Directions

With Color B, CO 20 sts.
Row 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: Knit.
Continue working in St st until piece measures 6" (15 cm) ending with purl row. Cut Color B.

Bag Flap: Change to Color A and work in Garter st (knit every row) for 1" (2.5 cm).
Decrease Row: K2tog, knit to end of row – 1 st decreased. Rep Decrease Row until 14 sts remain.
BO all sts.

Bag Strap:
With Color A, CO 4 sts.
Knit 4 rows. Drop Color A (do not cut).
With Color B, knit 4 rows.
Continue in Garter St alternating colors every 4 rows until piece measures 15" (38 cm) when gently stretched.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Fold body of bag in half. Sew sides. Sew strap to either side of bag back, adjusting position as desired. Sew decorative buttons on flap if desired.

Abbreviations

CO
cast on
Kfb
knit into front and back of same stitch (one st increased)
k2tog
knit 2 together
WR
wrong side
PU
pick up and knit
RS
right side
rep
repeat
st(s)
stitch(es)
St st
stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row)

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it is not easy to find attractive doll sweaters this one with its matching shoulder bag is a delight.

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