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Knit Top American Girl Doll 18 inch AG

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Knit Top American Girl Doll 18 inch AG Info
Knit Top American Girl Doll 18 inch AG Back
Knit Top American Girl Doll 18 inch AG Cover
Knit Top American Girl Doll 18 inch AG Front

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting, purling, decreasing, increasing, cast on, bind off

Pattern Description:

The traditional Breton Stripe top is a wardrobe staple, made popular by Coco Chanel and Pablo Picasso. Why shouldn't your doll also own a version of this enduring classic? Her traditional top features a hook and loop tape (or buttoned) closure up the back for easy dressing, and minimal shaping for easy knitting.

Pattern features:
- Detailed instructions in PDF format, written in English.
- Knitting charts included for visual knitters (or if English is not a first language).
- Adjustments for left-handed knitting.
- Higher resolution photos, charts and illustrations to allow zooming without loss of detail.
- Choice of hook and loop (Velcro(r)) or buttoned back closure.

American Girl(r) is a registered trademark owned by Mattel, Inc. Daniel Bingham Design Studio (1228309 Ontario Limited) is an independent company not affiliated in any way with Mattel, Inc.


20 sts and 26 - 28 rows = 4inches (10cm) with larger needles in stockinette st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row).


  • Medium Weight cotton or cotton blend yarn such as Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (50g balls): 1 ball of each of 2 colors

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 Spare needle or stitch holder
  • This top can be made with either a hook and loop tape or a buttoned closure up the back:
  • For hook and loop tape closure: 6inch Length of extra soft hook and loop tape, no more than 5/8inch wide (such as Velcro(r) Soft & Flexible Sew-On Tape).
  • OR For buttoned closure: 4 Buttons, 3/8inch to 1/2inch diameter.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Comfy Worsted


Ivory #24162 and Sea Foam #24153