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Knit Dress with Kangaroo Pockets

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This free knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns is adorable for any woman to wear. It's an easy pattern and you'll look great in it. U.S. size 7 knitting needles will create this great dress. You can wear it any time of year and the kangaroo pockets add style.

SIZES
DRESS: Bust measurement
Extra Small/Small
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Medium
36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
Large
40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
Extra Large
44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust
Extra Small/Small
38 ins [ 96.5 cm ]
Medium
42 ins [ 106.5 cm ]
Large
45 ins [ 114.5 cm ]
Extra Large
49 ins [ 124.5 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large
57 ins [ 144.5 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large
65 ins [ 165 cm ]

SCARF: Approx 6 ins [15 cm] wide (when curled) x 4 yds [3.5 m] long.

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz; 149 m/163 yds)
  • Dress
  • XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3XL-4/5XL)
  • 04203 (Teal) 6 (7-8-9-10-11) balls
  • Scarf
  • 04133 (Cobalt) 6 balls

Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 4 stitch holders.

TENSION
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking stitch.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
**With larger needles, cast on 98 (104-112- 120-138-156) sts.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in garter st (knit every row), noting first row is WS and inc 4 (4-4-6- 6-6) sts evenly across last WS row. 102 (108- 116-126-144-162) sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 8 rows.
Shape sides: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Work 13 (13-13-11-11-11) rows even.**
Rep last 14 (13-14-12-12-12) rows 5 (5-5-6- 6-6) times more.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2. 88 (94-102-110-128-146) sts rem.
Cont even until work from beg measures 21½ ins [54.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 84 (90-96-104-120-138) sts rem.
Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 8 times more, then rep 1st row once. 100 sts rem.
Purl 1 row.

Sizes L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (1-3-10-9) time(s) more. (84-80-54-40) sts rem.

Size XS/S only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 78 sts rem.

Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only:
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 20 (26-22-20-6) times more. 36 (36-38-38-40) sts rem.

All sizes: Leave rem 36 (36-38-38-40-40) sts on a st holder.
Pocket Lining
With larger needles cast on 44 (46-46-48-48- 50) sts.
Work 3 ins [7.5 cm] in stocking st ending with a purl row. Leave sts on a spare needle.
FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2. 98 (104-112-122-140-158) sts rem.
Work 5 rows even.
Place pocket lining: Next row: (RS). K27 (29-33-37-46-54). Slip next 44 (46-46-48- 48-50) sts onto a st holder. K44 (46-46-48- 48-50) from pocket lining. K27 (29-33-37- 46-54).
Work 7 (7-7-5-5-5) rows even.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Work 13 (13-13-11-11-11) rows even.
Rep last 14 (14-14-12-12-12) rows once more.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
92 (98-106-116-134-152) sts rem.
Work 1 (1-1-7-7-7) row(s) even. (Pocket opening is 38 rows deep in total).
Leave sts on a spare needle.
Pocket flap: With RS facing join yarn to 44 (46-46-48-48-50) sts on st holder. Work 38 rows in stocking st.
Joining row: (RS). K24 (26-30-34-43-51).
Place plocket flap sts in front of pocket lining sts with points of needles aligned and working through both sets of sts at once, K44 (46-46- 48-48-50) to join lining to pocket flap. K24 (26-30-34-43-51). 92 (98-106-116-134- 152) sts.
Work 11 (11-11-3-3-3) rows even.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Work 13 (13-13-11-11-11) rows even.
Rep last 14 (14-14-12-12-12) rows 1 (1-1-2- 2-2) time(s) more. 88 (94-102-110-128- 146) sts rem.
Cont even until work from beg measures 21½ ins [54.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 84 (90-96-104-120-138) sts rem.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 8 times more, then rep 1st row once. 100 sts rem.
Purl 1 row.

Sizes L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (1-3-7-2) time(s) more. (84- 80-72-82) sts rem.

Size XS/S only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 78 sts rem.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 (13-9-7) times more. 62 (62-64-64) sts rem.
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. K18 (18-19-19) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row 2 (2-4-4) times more, then on every following 4th row 4 (4-3-3) times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and every following alt row until 3 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.
With RS facing, slip next 18 sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row 2 (2-4-4) times more, then on every following 4th row 4 (4-3-3) times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and every following alt row until 3 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). ssk. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. K(22-27) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: As 3rd row.
Rep 2nd to 5th rows once more, then 2nd to 4th rows once. (12-17) sts rem.

Size 2/3XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following 4th row from previous dec 3 times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and every following alt row until 3 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog.
Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 5 sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: P2tog. P2.
3rd row: K1. K2tog.
4th row: P2.
5th row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: With RS facing, slip next 20 sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: As 3rd row.
Rep 2nd to 5th rows once more, then 2nd to 4th rows once. (12-17) sts rem.

Size 2/3XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following 4th row from previous dec 3 times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and every following alt row until 3 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). ssk. K1.
Next row: P2.
Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

Size 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 5 sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl.
3rd row: ssk. K1.
4th row: P2.
5th row: ssk. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 74 (76-76-80- 80-84) sts.
Work 1½ ins [4 cm] in garter st (noting first row is WS) and ending with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and work 4 rows in stocking st.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 70 (72-70-74-76-76) sts rem.

Sizes XS/S, M and L only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (1-0) time(s) more. 64 (60- 64) sts rem.

Size 2/3XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.

All sizes: 1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 22 (22-24-28-26-29) times
more. Leave rem 12 (14-14-16-16-16) sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open.
Neckband: With RS facing and smaller needles, K12 (14-14-16-16-16) from left sleeve st holder dec 1 st at center, pick up and knit 21 sts down left front neck edge, K18 (18-18-18-20-20) from front st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across, pick up and knit 21 sts up right front neck edge, K12 (14-14-16-16-16) from right sleeve st holder dec 1 st at center and K36 (36-38-38-40-40) from back st holder dec 3 sts evenly across. 113 (117-119- 123-127-127) sts.
Work 1½ ins [4 cm] in garter st ending with a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Sew left back raglan and neckband seam.
Pocket edging: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 27 sts along side of pocket opening. Work 1½ ins [4 cm] in garter st, ending with a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Rep on opposite side of pocket. Sew sides of pocket edging in position on RS. Sew pocket lining in position on WS.
Sew side and sleeve seams.

SCARF
With larger needles cast on 42 sts loosely.
Work 4 yards (3.5 m) in stocking st (or desired length), ending with a purl row. Cast off loosely. Edges of Scarf will curl towards center.

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