Lacy Flouncy Skirt

I’m back on the Project Yarnway wagon!  It’s the finale and we have to put together a collection of 5 items by the end of February.  This is the first item I have finished, though one more item is nearly complete.

I’m so pleased with this doll skirt that I’m thinking about making it in my size 🙂

needles: US7, US9
gauge: 11sts/2 inches
yarn: worsted (10 ply) – less than 200 yards (shown in Patons Classic Wool)
size: 18″ doll

other materials needed: 10.5 inches of 1/4″ wide elastic, safety pin, stitch markers

LLinc: Left-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your left needle, from front to back, under the left leg of the stitch two rows below the stitch just knit. Knit into the back of this stitch.

RLinc: Right-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your right needle, from front to back, under the right leg of the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle. Transfer this stitch to your left needle and knit into the front of it.

ssk: Slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit.  Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together.

Errata (fixed 1/12/11):  In written out lace instructions rounds 9 and 11…it should end with yo, k4, yo, k1 in both instances.

CO 60
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist

rounds 1-4 – Knit
round 5 – purl (this will be the fold line for the waistband)
rounds 6-8 – knit
round 9 – [Insert tip of left needle into first st of CO edge which is directly behind first st on needle, k this st together with first stitch on needle] to last 8 sts; k to end. This leaves an opening for elastic to be inserted.

knit 4 rounds, marking center of round and end of round
next round – k2, LLinc, k26, RLinc, k2, sl marker, k2, RLinc, k26, LLinc, k2

repeat these 5 rounds 2 more times (72 stitches)

knit without increasing until skirt is 4.5  inches long (on last round place stitch markers every 9 stitches to mark pattern repeat)

switch to larger needles

round 1 – *k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3  rep from * to end of round
round 2 (and all even rounds) – knit
round 3 – *yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from * to end of round
round 5 – *yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from *
round 7 – *yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 9 – *yo, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 11 – *yo, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 12 – knit

Here is the chart for the lace repeat that is written out above:

Bind off

Use a safety pin to run the elastic through the waistband. Overlap the ends about 1/2″ and sew together making sure the elastic is not twisted.  Use the yarn tail from CO to sew casing closed.

Block to open up the lace. I placed it in this position, pinned and steam blocked the hem:


December 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Knitting, patterns, Project Yarnway.


  1. Sara replied:

    My grand daughter just got an American Girl Doll- so fun to knit the skirt!!!

  2. Karen replied:

    Your patterns are lovely. I am 61 and have my OWN AG doll and she loves your patterns and thanks you for sharing them 🙂

  3. Diana replied:

    Your pattern is really cute. Would like to try to make for my granddaughter who has several amer. girl dolls, however: the pic you show looks like a thinner yarn than 8 ply, I haven’t seen 8 ply worsted yarn in stores here, Can you use 2 strands of 4 ply for this project? Thanks for sharing.

    • lilliputianstitches replied:

      There was an error in the yarn info…The yarn shown is Patons Classic Wool, which is a 10 ply worsted. I think doubling a thinner yarn would be fine as long as you get gauge and like the fabric created.

  4. madeline replied:

    Thanks so much for posting this pattern! It’s so pretty. Most patterns for AG dolls that are this pretty are sold on Rav instead of being given away for free. I’m so happy you didn’t choose that route.

  5. Donna replied:

    Oh my goodness, one thing leads to another! I saw the cabled vest, accidentally clicked on the photo, and when it was enlarged I noticed the lovely skirt. Thanks so much for freely sharing your designs.

    Donna in Montana

  6. Sarah replied:

    I just finished this skirt for a birthday gift for my daughter! Thanks so much for a great project!!

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