27 de agosto de 2014

Doll for beginners. Pattern in English

I recieved a request from Ravelry members to translate the patttern of the waldorf doll (doll for beginners)... so here it is! Please forgive me if you find some mistakes. My English is not very good :( I very appreciatte any correction :)

For this pattern, it is requiered to know how to knit the knit stitch only, so it is perfect for teaching little girls how to make their very first knitted doll.

You will need:

  • Yarn
  • Straigth needles 4.5 mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Toy stuffing
The doll is knitted flat in 3 parts: head, arms and body




Head.
The head is knitted transversally
Cast on 8 sts
Knit stitch until you see 15 "cords"
Bind off
You will get something like this:


Fold into two. Sew up together cast on seam and bind off seam. Sew up lateral seam. Stuff the head with toy stuffing and sew up buttom seam.

Arms (make 1)
The arms are made in one piece and knitted buttom up
Cast on 22 sts
Knit stitch until you see 5 "cords"
Bind off
You will get something like this:


Fold into two and sew up the seams together, so it looks like a little "sausage". I do not fill the arms, but feel free to do it if you want.


Body:
The body is knitted transversally
Cast on 24 sts
Knit stitch until you see 3 "cords"
Bind off 3 sts, Knit to end
Knit 21 sts, cast on 3 sts (this is the armhole)
Knit until you see 3 "cords"
Starting in the opposite side from where yoy made the armhole, bind off 12 sts, knit 12 sts
Knit 12 sts, cast on 12 sts (you've made one leg and are about to start the second one)
Knit until you see 3 "cords"
Starting in the same side you have made the firs armhole, bind off 3 sts, Knit to end
Knit 21 sts, cast on 3 sts (this is the second armhole)
Knit until you see 3 "cords"
Bind off
Now you've got something like this:


Now the idea is to fold the body so you can sew cast on edge and bind off edge together. I start doing this by sewing one leg first, then the other leg. Stuff both legs, then sew up the back of the doll, then stuff it.

Assembling:

Place the arms horizontally over the armholes and sew them firmly.

Place the head over the body/neck and sew it firmly.

Enjoy!!

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2 comentarios:

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