Needles: 3.5 mm
Size: To fit 18” BabyBorn Doll
Using 3.5 mm needles cast on 63 sts.
Rows 1-4: Garter stitch beginning with a knit row
Row 5 and following odd rows until waist shaping: k2, *yo, sl2tog knitwise, k1, psso, yo, k4. Repeat from * until last 2 sts, k2
Row 6 and all even rows: Purl
Work until 30 rows completed from beginning.
Row 31: Work as row 5 and omit all yarn overs
Row 33: K2, *k2tog, k3. Repeat from * until last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Rows 34-54: Work in straight stockinette
Row 55: Bind off first 5 stitches. Knit to end
Row 56: Bind off first 5 stitches. Purl to end
Row 57: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, sl1k1psso, k2
Work 2 more rows of this decrease on Rows 59 and 61
Row 63: K2, k2tog, k3, bind of center 6 sts, k3, sl1k1psso, k2
Row 64: Purl till last stitch, turn work
Row 65: With the stitch on the right needle from the previous row, K1, psso, knit to end.
Repeat these two rows until there are 3 sts on the needle and bind off completely leaving a long tail to make crochet tie
Join yarn to other side of neck and repeat decreases.
Work exactly as for back.
Seam sides of dress and weave in all ends.
Using a crochet hook, work a chain on the four long yarn ends that were left over from the shoulder bind off.
Use the crochet chains to tie front of dress to back as pictured.