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Knitted Vest For American Girl Doll - Free Patern

This vest is a simple rectangle with "holes" for arms, adorn with very colorful buttons. I made one vest similar to this one for a Barbie doll and since I love its simplicity and the outcome, I decided to make one vest from my left over yarn for American Girl doll as well.

So, if your passion is knitting, make yourself a coffee or tee, take needles and some left-over yarn, sit down into a comfy chair and in one or two hours you may have a really nice gift for someone that owns AGD.

yarn medium #4 thickness (leftover - I used about 1/2 skein)
knitting needles #9
5 buttons
crochet hook #D

CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
st(s) - stitches
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
YO - yarn over
K2tog - knit two together
BO - bind off

2" x 2'" = 12 rows x 8 sts

Step-by-Step Directions

Row 1       CO 28 sts
Row 2-5    K28

Row 6       (RS) K13, YO, K2tog, K3, YO, K2tog, K3, YO, K2tog, K3 (Note: in this row the three YOs will be your button holes)

Row 7       K3, P22, K3
Row 8       K28
Row 9       K3, P22, K3
Row 10     K28
Row 11     K3, P22, K3
Row 12     K28
Row 13     K3, P22, K3
Row 14     K28
Row 15     K3, P22, K3
Row 16     K28
Row 17     K3, P22, K3
Row 18     K28
Row 19     K3, P22, K3
Row 20     K28
Row 21     K3, P22, K3
Row 22     K6, (Note: you will work on next several stitches like you would be making one row button hole - which will be your arm opening) move yarn to the front of the knit, slip next (7th) st  from left needle onto right needle purl-wise and move yarn to the back, then slip 8th st from left needle onto right needle and pass your 7th stitch from right needle over 8th stitch you just slipped from left needle; then slip 9th st from left needle onto right needle and pass over your 8th st; do this 6 more times (with 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th sts); place the last st you worked on back on your left needle (you should have 14 st in total) and turn your knit around to work on WS; you need to bring the yarn to the back and then cable CO 9 sts, turn your knit around onto RS, move the yarn into the back, and slip the first stitch from left needle onto right needle, and at last pass the "9th cable CO st" over the slipped stitch and finish knitting K13 sts (you should have 28 sts on your needle)

Rows 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51
K3, P22, K3

Rows 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50,

Row 52      same as Row 22

Row 53      K3, P22, K3
Row 54      K28
Row 55      K3, P22, K3
Row 56      K28
Row 57      K3, P22, K3
Row 58      K28
Row 59      K3, P22, K3
Row 60      K28
Row 61      K3, P22, K3
Row 62      K28
Row 63      K3, P22, K3
Row 64      K28
Row 65      K3, P22, K3
Row 66      K28

Row 67-71 K28
Row 72      BO