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The Frugal Knitting Haus was founded in July of 1989. It began around the innovative patterns of our founder, designing quick and simple patterns using up leftover scraps of yarn. Since her start, ...

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Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls
Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls
Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls
Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls
Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls
Winter Holiday Dress for 18' Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and Purl Basics

Pattern Description:

This is the perfect dress for the Holiday ball! Includes directions for crown, and cape/cloak. Every little girl will want her 18 inch doll dressed in this on Christmas Day! Use sport weight yarns, fur yarn, worsted yarns and sequins. Knitting needles US sizes 6 and 7. Put this dress on the doll, place under the Christmas tree, for smiles on cute little faces! Easy directions to make authentic looking crown included!


Gauge - 6 sts = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits 18" dolls, including American Girl Dolls


  • We used Coats and Clark, 1 ball (280 yds.) Red Heart Shimmer Yarn, Main Color, (a sport weight yarn, with a glitter accent). Materials for crown and cape: Sequins for crown and optional neckline (We used 8 inches of sequin braid, for blue dress with v-neck detail, and 11 inches of braid for pink and red neckline). Use one ball, plus one ball of Lion brand Fun Fur yarn in white. (64 yds) Knitting needles, size 6, plus double point needles were used as "fasteners" to hold skirt when sewing together. (You could also use safety pins or other clips, but remove all before giving to a child.) 2 small buttons and size G crochet hook for button loops.

Suggested yarn:

280 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Shimmer


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