People can find 18-inch doll patterns on Etsy.com and PixieFaire.com. The cost of patterns available on Etsy.com ranges from $2.50 to $10 and above, as of 2015. PixieFaire.com offers a selection of doll clothing patterns free of charge.
Popular 18-inch doll patterns on Etsy.com include patterns for dresses, pull-ons, tops, pants and doll furniture. The American Girl knitting pattern by VintageKnitnaks includes patterns for a cape, dress, shoes and socks. The pattern calls for double-knitting or worsted weight yarn on 6-millimeter needles, 50 grams of pink yarn, 25 grams of gray yarn, 2 meters of ribbon for the cape's neck and 1 button to fasten the back. The tutorial is available for digital download in PDF format.
PixieFaire.com offers free doll clothing patterns for 18-inch dolls, such as Hearts 4 Hearts, Karito Kids, Ellowyne Wilde, BFC Ink and American Girl dolls. The website features patterns for dresses, shirts, swimsuits, tank tops and skirts. The Heritage Doll Fashions drawstring dress pattern for American Girl dolls is an easy sewing pattern that requires thread and 1/4 yard of fabric.
The tutorial fits beginners and entails basic knowledge of how to sew straight seams and use a sewing machine. It includes 10 pages of full color directions and full-size pattern pieces. Registered users on PixieFaire.com can view their downloaded free or purchased files any time.