Christmas Cora by DROPS Design

Knitted dress for doll in DROPS BabyMerino. Piece is knitted top down with raglan, Nordic pattern and garter stitch.

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DROPS design: Pattern no bm-020-bn
Yarn group A
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MEASUREMENTS
Fits doll: approx. 40-50 cm

MATERIALS:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g colour 16, red
50 g colour 02, off white
The dress weighs approx. 60 g

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm : Length 40 cm.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 1 piece

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN: 
Dress: See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

INCREASE TIP-1 (applies to raglan):
Work until 1 stitch remains before marker, 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased), knit 2 (marker is between these stitches), 1 yarn over (= 1 stitch increased). Increase like this at all 4 markers (= 8 stitches increased in total). On next row work yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches to be increased over (e.g. 17 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 9) = 1.9. 
In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after approx. every other stitch. On next round knit yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

BUTTONHOLE (top down):
When 1 ridge has been worked, decrease for 1 buttonhole on next row from right side as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain on needle, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, knit 1.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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DRESS - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked top down. Work first a yoke back and forth in garter stitch. Increase stitches evenly for skirt, then work in the round on circular needle for pattern, before knitting a folding edge and a hem with pattern.

YOKE:
Cast on 52 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm with red. Work in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work from mid back. On first row insert 4 markers for raglan as follows: Work 8 stitches (= half back piece), insert 1 marker, work 10 stitches (= sleeve), insert 1 marker, work 16 stitches (= front piece), insert 1 marker, work 10 stitches (= sleeve), insert 1 marker and finish with 8 stitches (= half back piece). On next row increase 2 stitches evenly over each sleeve = 56 stitches (= 12 stitches on each sleeve).
On next row (= right side) decrease for BUTTONHOLE - read explanation above, at the same time: increase for raglan as follows:
Increase 1 stitch on each side of every marker - read INCREASE TIP-1, on every row from right side 9 times in total = 128 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Piece measures approx. 4 cm from cast-on edge, if not: work until piece measures 4 cm.
Now divide piece for body and sleeves, and increase stitches evenly for skirt as follows:
Knit 17 stitches while in addition increasing 9 stitches evenly – read INCREASE TIP-2 (= half back piece = 26 stitches), cast off the next 30 stitches for sleeve, knit 34 stitches while in addition increasing 19 stitches evenly (= front piece = 53 stitches), cast off the next 30 stitches for sleeve, knit 17 stitches while in addition increasing 10 stitches evenly (= half back piece = 27 stitches) = 106 stitches. Continue piece in the round.
Knit 1 round and cast on 4 stitches under each sleeve = 114 stitches.

SKIRT:
Then work pattern according to A.1 (= 6 stitches = 19 repetitions in width). When piece measures 9½ cm from where skirt was divided from sleeves (approx. 7½ cm remain on length of dress – or work to desired length), work A.2 (= 6 stitches) over all stitches (= 19 times in width). When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 17 cm from where skirt was divided from sleeves. Now work a folding edge with off white as follows: * Knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* over all stitches.

HEM:
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Do not knit yarn overs twisted on next round to make holes. Work A.3 (= 6 stitches) over all stitches (= 19 times in width). When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in red. Work until hem measures 8 cm from folding edge, cast off by knitting.
Piece measures approx. 31 cm in total (including hem) from cast-on edge.

ASSEMBLY:
Fold hem at the bottom of dress towards wrong side of dress and sew dress with red. Sew on button mid back.

Diagram

= red
= off white
= knitting direction
= sew hem up here




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