Fall Fashions

Mommy bought some Baby Haven yarn on sale a few weeks ago, to make us some car coats for the fall. She really likes this 100% wool yarn, and since there was lots of it left over after she made our coats, my sisters and I got new dresses, too.
You can find the pattern for Joy’s shift dress at the end of this blog post.

The dresses and coats were mostly adapted from old patterns for fashion dolls, except for Joy’s dress, that Mommy designed.

When Auntie S. visited us last month, she brought us some more Adirondack chairs that we could paint.
Now, we have enough chairs and tables that we can all sit around together the next time we want to.

Here is the pattern for Joy’s shift dress:

Kruselings Easy Knitted Shift Dress

Materials:

2.75 mm knitting needles (UK – 12, US – 2)

2.50/75 crochet hook (UK – 12, US – C/2)

Fingering Yarn – 1 ball (actually much less – you can use the rest of the yarn to make another dress, or other items)

Snaps (or hook and loop tape)

Tension:

7 stitches per 1”/2.5 cm, in stockinette stitch

Abbreviations:

K – knit

P – purl

Dec – decrease by working two stitches together

Sc – single crochet

Sl st _ slip stitch

Rev sc – reverse single crochet

Stitches:

Moss Stitch: 1) K 2, P 1, *K 1, P 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, K 1. 

                    2) *K 1, P 1,* repeat from star to star to end of row.

                    These two rows form pattern.

Stockinette Stitch: 1) Knit.

                              2) K 1, Purl to last stitch, K 1.

                              These two rows form pattern.

Dress:

Beginning at bottom hem of dress, cast on 60 stitches.

Work 4 rows in moss stitch, 2 rows in stockinette stitch, and another 4 rows in moss stitch.

Continue in stockinette stitch for another 24 rows, ending with a purl row.

Decrease for Bodice:

Next row: Knit 2 together across row (30 stitches).

Work in moss stitch for 3 rows.

Divide for Front and Back Bodice:

Continuing in moss stitch for remainder of bodice:

Right Back Bodice:

Moss stitch across 7 stitches; turn.

Working only on these 7 stitches, work 11 rows even, ending at neck edge on last row.

Next row: Cast off three stitches in moss stitch, work to end of row (4 stitches).

Next row: Moss stitch across row.

Cast off in pattern.

Front Bodice:  

Right side facing, rejoin yarn in next stitch.  Cast off 1 stitch, moss stitch 13 (14 stitches on needle), turn.

Working only on these 14 stitches, work 7 rows even.

1) Right side facing, moss stitch over 5 stitches, turn.  

2) Moss stitch over 5 stitches.

3) Moss stitch over 2 stitches, dec, K 1.

4) Moss stitch over 4 stitches.

5) Moss stitch over 4 stitches.

Cast off in pattern.

  1. Right side facing, rejoin yarn in next stitch.  Cast off 4 stitches, moss stitch to end of row (5 stitches).

2) Moss stitch over 5 stitches.

3) K 1, dec, moss stitch over 2 stitches.

4) Moss stitch over 4 stitches.

5) Moss stitch over 4 stitches.

Cast off in pattern.

Left Back Bodice:

Right side facing, rejoin yarn in next stitch.  Cast off 1 stitch, moss stitch 6 (7 stitches on needle), turn.

Working only on these 7 stitches, work 12 rows even, ending at neck edge on last row.

Next row: Cast off three stitches in moss stitch, work to end of row (4 stitches).

Next row: Moss stitch across row.

Cast off in pattern.

Finishing:

Join shoulder seams.  Join back seam from hem to about halfway up dress.

With crochet hook, work 13 sc around armhole edges, joining round with a sl st.

Right side facing, rejoin yarn and sc across the open edge of right back, working 3 sc in corner; work 20 sc across neck edge (decreasing as necessary); ch 1, sc across open edge of left back.  Turn, sc back across left back edge to corner, ch 1, turn dress so that the right side is facing you, and work 1 row rev sc in each stitch across neck edge and down right back.  End off.

Sew the left placket below right back edge where they meet at the back seam.   Sew snaps(or hook and loop tape) to back opening, to close dress. 

Copyright 2020 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

12 thoughts on “Fall Fashions”

  1. Lovely clothes ! I have some Krusellings too and I really enjoy to play with them. Your knits really suit them. And thanks for the explanations of the little dress. If it’s possible, I would love to have the pattern of Michael’s coat and cap. Mine need one, it’s so cold outside ! 🙂 Thanks by advance.

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  2. Bonjour,
    C’est toujours un réel bonheur de voir vos petites poupées revêtues avec de nouvelles tenues.
    J’adore découvrir vos post.
    Est ce que vous ferez un tuto pour la petite veste ???
    J’adorerais en réaliser une pour la kruseling de ma petite fille.
    Merci d’avance
    Laurence

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    • My grandmother used to make us sweaters just like them when we were young. They were very popular in style, which is why the patterns were reproduced in doll size, I am sure.

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  3. merci ! c’est bien amusant ! et le modèle de la robe… me plait beaucoup ! je suis en train de leur faire… un vraie, grande maison…

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