But don't worry if you don't have a Tiny Tears, this outfit is to fit any doll that's about 14 inches high with an 11 1/2 inch chest. Or thereabouts.
150g double knitting yarn (this is a guess, as the pattern simply says "3 balls" without saying how large the balls are! I reckon it would probably take less than 100g but admittedly I haven't made this pattern for ages)
2 x 4mm (no.8) and 2 x 3 1/4mm (no.10) knitting needles
4mm crochet hook
length of ribbon
K - Knit; P - Purl; sts - stitches; st,st. - stocking stitch; yfwd - yarn forward; sl.1 - slip one; tog - together; dec - decrease; inc - increase; psso - pass slip stitch over; g.st - garter stitch; rept - repeat; beg - beginning; alt - alternate; dc - double crochet; ch - chain; cm - centimetre; ins - inches.
12sts to 5cm (2ins) on 4mm (no.8) needles.
Using 3 1/4mm (no.10) needles, cast on 69 sts. work 4 rows in g.st.
Change to 4mm (no.8) needles and pattern
1st Row: K1, *yfwd, sl.1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K5, rept from * to last 4 sts, yfwd, sl.1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K1.
2nd and Alt rows: Purl.
3rd Row: As 1st Row.
5th Row: K4, * yfwd, sl.1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, yfwd, K3, rept from * to last st, K1.
7th Row: K1, *yfwd, sl.1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K1, rept from * to end.
8th Row: Purl
These 8 rows form the pattern.
Continue in pattern until the 7th row of the 5th pattern has been worked.
Dec. row: * (P2tog) 4 times, P3tog (P2tog) 5 times, P3 tog, rept from * to last 21 sts, (P2tog) 4 times, P3tog, (P2tog) 5 times. (32) sts.
Change to 3 1/4mm (no.10) needles.
Work 2 rows g.st.
Next Row: * K1, yfwd, K2tog, K1, rept from * to end.
Work 2 rows g.st.
Change to 4mm (no.8) needles. Purl 1 row.
Shape Armhole and Divide for Back
Cast off, K13 (including st on needle) turn.
Purl 1 row.
Continue in st.st, dec 1 st at armhole edge on following 2 rows. (11sts)
Continue without further dec. until armhole measures 6cm (2 1/2 ins) finishing on a purl row.
Rejoin yarn to remaining sts. Work to correspond with other side reversing all shapings.
Work exactly as instructions for Back to shape armholes.
Continue in st.st. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of the needle on the next 2 rows (22sts). Continue without further dec until work measures 5 rows less than Back to Shoulder finishing on a right side row.
P7, cast off 8, P7.
Next Row: K to last 2 sts, K2tog
Next Row: Purl
Rept last 2 rows once more. Cast off remaining sts.
Rejoin yarn at neck edge to remaining sts and work to correspond with other side reversing all shapings.
Sleeves (Both Alike)
Using 3 1/4 (no 10) needles, cast on 20 sts. Knit 2 rows.
Next Row: *K1, inc in next st, rept from * to last 2 sts, K2 (29 sts)
Change to 4mm (no 8) needles. Work 8 rows in pattern as given for Skirt of Dress.
Keeping pattern correct, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of the needle on the next 6 rows.
To Make Up
Join shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.
Using 3 1/4 (no 10) needles and with right side facing, K6 sts from left back neck, pick up and K5 sts down side of neck, 8 sts across front neck, pick up and K5 sts up side of neck and K6 sts from right back neck.
Work 3 rows in g.st. Cast off.
Work 1 row of dc round back opening, working 3 small loops for buttonholes.
Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.
Thread ribbon through holes at waist.
I hope you have fun making this dress for your little girl's dollies. If you would like to make the whole outfit, please contact me with your email address and I will happily send you a pdf of the instructions.