Good morning beautiful peeps,
It is a rainy horrible cold day here in Tasmania today so to make things a little nicer and brighter, I have a new pattern for you all.
This little doll stands around 7 inches tall, hair included and is the perfect size for carting around. Aside from her arms, the rest of her is one piece, which lessens the risk of parts falling off, and makes it easier because seriously, I hate sewing parts on parts!
The most important thing to remember with this pattern is to stuff it as you go, and make sure you stuff the neck especially tight (you could even pop a piece of pipe cleaner in there) because once you put the hair on, the head gains a bit of weight.
I have instructions for the doll, one wig and a dress. I'll add some more as time allows. Doll is made in continual rounds, place marker to keep track of rounds.
PLEASE NOTE: this has NOT been tested. If you run into any mistakes, hiccups or typos by all means email me or leave a comment so I can check it out. Cheers!
You will need:
dk weight yarn in body colour, hair colour and dress colour.
small amount of red yarn or cotton for the mouth
2 safety eyes (you can embroider then on if you like)
1 button for the dress
Head, Torso and Legs
R1: ch2, sc 6 times in the first ch, place marker – 6 stitches
R2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
R3: *1sc in the first stitch, then 2sc in the next stitch*, repeat (18)
R4: *1sc in the next 2 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch*, repeat(24)
R5-7: 1sc in each stitch around
R6: *sc in the first 2 stitches, sc2tg in the next*, repeat (18)
R7: *sc in the first stitch, sc2tg*, repeat (12)
insert eyes between round 4-5
R8: sc2tg around (6)
R9: sc in each stitch around
R10: Repeat R9
R11: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
R12: *sc in the next stitch, 2sc in the next stitch*, repeat around (18)
R13-20: sc in each stitch around
sc 2. When pressed flat (eyes facing up) your last stitch should be in the centre, we are going to make legs. (if your stitch is not centred then sc until it is.
R21: sc9, then skip 9 and sc into the next stitch, this is the start of your leg (9)
R22-30: sc in each stitch around (9)
R31: sc in the first stitch, sc2tg 4 times (5)
Finish off, leaving along end. Weave the end in and out of the last 5 stitches and pull tight to close. Tie off and weave in ends.
Join yarn with a slst to an un-worked stitch on R20, sc in the same stitch and the next 8 (9)
Continue on as for first leg, from R22.
End the same as for first leg.
Stitch on a mouth.
Arms x 2
R1: ch2, sc 5 times in the 1st chain (5)
R2-7: sc in each stitch around (5)
R8: sc in the first 2 stitches, sc twice in the next stitch, sc in the last 2 stitches (6)
R9: sc in each stitch around (6)
End off leaving a long tail.
Gather the end closed like you did for the legs.
Make a second arm, only this time when you gather the end closed, weave the end in. We'll use the tie from the first arm to attach the both of them
Place the arms on the side of the dolls "shoulders" and using the long end from the first arm and a long sewing needle, sew right through the dolls body and out the other side, passing through the second arm. Go back and forth a few times to secure the arms. Finish off and weave in ends.
Wig Cap All stitches are done in the back loops only
R1: ch2, sc 8 times in the first stitch (8)
R2: 2sc in each stitch around (16)
R3: *sc in the first stitch, 2sc in the next stitch* repeat around (24)
R4-7: sc in each stitch around
Position the cap on the dolls head so the back sits at the nape of the neck and the top gives a nice hair line.
For the pony tail look I simply cut lengths of yarn roughly 13-14 inches long, and taking 2 at a time, looped them through each stitch around the outside edge of the wig cap. Every 3rd one I added a strand of another colour to give the doll streaks in her hair. Then I pulled the hair back into a pony tail, tied it off and trimmed the hair to length.
For a better visual on how to do this, I highly recommend THIS TUTORIAL
R1: ch25, sc in the 2nd chain from hook, sc in the next 3 chains, ch4, skip 4, sc in the next 8 chains, ch4, skip 4, sc in the last 4
R2: ch1, turn, sc in the first 4, sc 5 times in the ch4 gap, sc in the next 8, sc 5 times in the last ch4 gap, sc in the last 4 stitches
R3: ch2, turn, 2hdc in the first, hdc in the next 10, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 5, 2hdc in the next hook, hdc in the next 8, 2hdc in the last stitch
R4-6: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across
R7: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across
R8: ch3, turn, 3dc in each stitch across (this creates a ruffle edge)
End off and weave in all tails. Add a button to the back.