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Doll (R3)

blank doll

This plain doll can be adjusted to look like any character you like. With hair, different colours, embroidery, accessories...

Scroll down to the end of the page for photos of some decorated dolls.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn leftovers (double knit)
  • toy stuffing
  • popping corn
  • 4 x double ended needles (3mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

Body

Cast on 28 sts and join into the round.

  1. Round 1: k –
  2. Round 2: [kfb, k11, kfb, k1] x 2 (32)
  3. Round 3: k –
  4. Round 4: [kfb, k13, kfb, k1] x 2 (36)

Knit the next 18 rows straight.

  1. Round 23: [k1, k2tog, k13, k2tog] x 2 (32)
  2. Round 24: k –
  3. Round 25: [k1, k2tog, k11, k2tog] x 2 (28)

Cast off.

Stuff with the body with un-popped popping corn and sew the ends together so that it is shaped like a flattened square.

Arms/Legs

Cast on 8 sts and join into the round.

  1. Round 1: k –
  2. Round 2: [kfb, k1] x 4 (12)
  3. Rounds 3 to 5: k –
  4. Round 6: [kfb, k3, kfb, k1] x 2 (16)
  5. Rounds 7 to 9: k –
  6. Round 10: [kfb, k5, kfb, k1] x 2 (20)
  7. Rounds 11 to 13: k –
  8. Round 14: [kfb, k7, kfb, k1] x 2 (24)
  9. Rounds 15 to 19: k –
  10. Round 20: [k2tog, k4] x 4 (20)
  11. Round 21: k –
  12. Round 22: [k1, k2tog, k2] x 4 (16)
  13. Round 23: k –
  14. Round 24: [k2, k2tog] x 4 (12)
  15. Round 25: [k2tog, k1] x 4 (8)

Stuff the shape lightly with toy stuffing, cut yarn, pull through remaining sts and pull tight.

Make 4 in total.

Head

Cast on 12 sts and join into the round

  1. Round 1: k –
  2. Round 2: [kfb, kfb, k1] x 4
  3. Round 3: k –
  4. Round 4: [kfb, kfb, k5, kfb, kfb, k1] x 2
  5. Rounds 5 and 6: k –
  6. Round 7: [kfb, k11, kfb, k1] x 2

Knit the next 8 rounds straight.

  1. Round 16: [k1, k2tog, k11, k2tog] x 2
  2. Rounds 17 and 18: k –
  3. Round 19: [k1, k2tog, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k2tog]
  4. Round 20: k –
  5. Round 21: [k1, k2tog, k2tog] x 4

Stuff the shape lightly with toy stuffing and cast off. Flatten the shape and sew the ends closed.

Making Up:

Diagram showing how the pieces of the doll are arranged.

Attach the head to the body half-way along one edge.

Sew one arm/leg to each corner.

Use a minimum amount of stitches. The doll will be sort of floppy but that's part of its charm.

Variations:

Scarecrow Doll Cowardly Lion Doll Tin Woodman Doll Dorothy Gale Doll

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!