Thursday, October 29, 2009

Introductory Post? Pssh...

.. I prefer to get straight down to business.

So without further ado, I present my first pattern, a fitted strapless top for Pullip dolls.

Strapless Top
You will need:
  • Size 1 US needles.  I suggest using a circular needle or two DPN's with point protectors.
  • 2 small snaps or hook-and-eye closures.
  • Size 10 crochet cotton.  You will very likely need less than a tenth of a 50g ball.  You could also use lace-weight wool yarn.
    • Used for example: Aunt Lydia's Classic crochet cotton in Purple.
  • Needle and sewing thread in a color matching that of the crochet thread.
  • Scissors & ruler

You will need to know:
  • Stockinette stitch
  • Cast on & bind off
  • 1x1 ribbing (K1, P1 ribbing)
  • Make one, abbreviated m1
  • Slip-slip-knit, abbreviated ssk
  • Knit 2 together, abbreviated k2tog
Gauge: 11 sts/per inch in stockinette stitch on size 1-US needles.  To ensure accurate sizing, be sure to check your gauge.

Note: slip the first stitch of every row purlwise (pwise) for a neater edge.

CO 45 sts with size 1 needles.  Work 3 rows in 1x1 ribbing.
Setup row: p11, pm, p22, pm, p12.  You are now ready to begin decreases.

Shape for ribcage:
Decrease row 1: k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k all sts between markers, slip marker, k2tog, k to end.
Next row: p all sts.
Decrease row 2: k to marker, slip marker, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k to end.
Next row: p all sts.

Work as above, decreasing 2 stitches every other row, until you have 31 sts on the needles (this will be after a decrease row 1). P the next row as set.

Shape for waist:
K 1 row, p 1 row.

Shape for hips:
Inc row: *k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, slip marker, k1, m1, repeat from * to end.
Next row: P all sts.

Repeat last 2 rows twice more.  You will end with 43 sts.

Work 3 rows in 1x1 rib.  BO all sts.

Block (wet method or pin-and-spritz) to keep flat.  DO NOT OVERSTRETCH the top when you block it, or it will not fit Pullip properly!  Sew snaps to the back of the top; I sewed mine at the top and about halfway down so that the bottom edge of the top can "open" to accommodate the top of pants or a skirt.

Note: for a dress, you could keep going instead of working the ribbing at the bottom until you have 55 or 59 sts.  Then knit straight for the length desired.


  1. Hi!!!!
    We have the same passion!!! Pullip (Kaela me too ^^ ) and knit (for her)!
    Nice to meet you!

  2. Very cool! I hope you like my patterns & find them useful. I am planning on a BUNCH of knitting patterns this year, so please let me know what you think as they come out!

  3. Hello
    I an knitting for "Wee 3 Friends" and your pattern is perfect. I used a variegated sox yarn and it came out so cute. Thank you

  4. I adore this, and all of your patterns! If I end up using any of them (I probably will to be honest because they're great!) I'll link back to you in my photo descriptions on DA. =3

  5. Seriously nice work. I love your posted cute Pullip doll and just take a decision to collect this Pretty doll at PIJ. Hope this amazing doll will get in a week.