Short & Sweet-RB--PDF Knitting Pattern for Helen Kish's 7 1/2" Riley and 11-12" Bethany dolls


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This simple lace top is a great summery choice, with a lacy skirt & eyelets at the waistline and edging the bodice. If you've never had experience knitting lace, this is a good first project. You will quickly recognize & even memorize the simple repeated pattern, which creates the "vine lace" design.

You can choose to finish the top with crocheted ties or shoulder straps, and for variety, weave satin ribbon through the eyelets of the top and finish with a bow.

The items may fit a variety of 7-8 and 11-12 inch dolls, but they are specifically fitted to Helen Kish's dolls like Riley and Bethany.

* Lightweight crochet cotton (US size 10). I used Caron's Grandma's Best & DMC Traditions. I have also used laceweight yarn, such as "Shadow" from
* Knitting Needles sized 00000, 000 and 0 (1, 1.5 & 2 mm)
* yarn needle
* Crochet hook, US size 10 (around 1.15-1.5 mm)

* With size 000 needles in stockinette stitch, 23 stitches & 33-36 rows in a 2 x 2 inch (5.1 cm) square.

This purchase is for a KNITTING PATTERN, not the doll or clothing pictured. I also have a pattern available for Tyler Wentworth size dolls, "Light & Lacy-TW" if you want to make a matching mom/daughter set.

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    Jun 21, 2018 by Beatrice Wallén
    This tiny top is so cute. Great pattern. There are instructions for 3 different lace designs and for using different needle sizes.
    May 28, 2016 by Ada
    Love that this pattern can be made to fit both Riley and Bethany. Looking forward to making these for both dolls! Sent FAST! Recommend seller to all!
    Dec 24, 2015 by Prudence
    I've only begun to knit this, but am so pleased with the instructions! Such beautiful pictures, explanations and directions. Simply perfect! Thanks so much, Becky! BIG hugs -
    Feb 20, 2015 by louise295
    Really pleased with pattern, easy and quick to knit
    Dec 17, 2014 by Marina Garner

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