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Time for School

from Claire's Country Knitting Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Time for School
Time for School
Time for School 18
Time for School
Time for School 18
Time for School 18

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stocking Stitch
  • Rib
  • Garter Stitch
  • Picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Time for School for 18" American Girl Dolls, 19.5" Gotz Sarah/Hannah Dolls & 18" Journey Girl Dolls

A five piece knitted school ensemble consisting of a short sleeved blouse with collar, v neck cardigan, pleated skirt, duffle coat with detachable hood and satchel. The entire outfit is knitted flat using double knit yarn and 4mm needles.

The blouse and cardigan are knitted sleeves first and then the front and back worked in one piece up to the armholes. The top section is worked as one piece with raglan shaping. The duffle coat is knitted in one piece up to the armholes and then completed separately with set in sleeves. The armhole and sleeves of the cardigan and duffle coat are designed to be slightly bigger to accommodate the clothing underneath. The hood of the duffle coat is knitted as a separate piece and attached with buttons below the collar.

The 18" Journey Girl dolls fit the Gotz 19.5" Sarah/Hannah size pattern.

18" American Girl Rebecca doll - (Chest 27.5cm, Waist 26cm, Hips 30.5cm, head circumference 12").

19.5" Gotz Sarah/Hannah doll - (Chest 24.5cm, Waist 23.5cm, Hips 26.5cm, head circumference 11").

18" Journey Girls Doll Kelsey (Chest 25cm, Waist 25.5cm, Hips 26.5cm)


Tension (Gauge)
6 stitches, 8 rows on 4mm needles using double knit yarn to 1 inch over stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 18" American Girl doll
  • To fit 19.5" Gotz Sarah/Hannah Doll
  • To fit 18" Journey Girl doll


  • Double Knit yarn
  • 4mm knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 buttons for Blouse
  • 3 buttons for Cardigan
  • 3 toggle buttons for coat
  • 5 buttons to attach hood to coat
  • Stitch holders
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Welcome to Claire's Country Knitting Designs. I design pdf knitting patterns for doll clothes using 4 ply and double knit yarn. The dolls I use are:

16" Ellowyne Wilde
18" Gotz Precious ...

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