FREE Easy Dolly Knitting Pattern

Free Easy Dolly Knitting Pattern

Enhance your knitted Dolly collection with this delightful pattern, perfect for children as it is designed with small hands in mind. Best of all, it’s completely free!

There are 4 pieces to make and this dolly could be knit in an evening.

Made with oddments of pink, cream and flesh knitting yarn but you can use any colour you like. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 9cm high when completed. You will need a small amount of toy stuffing for inside the doll body and head.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

Body & Head – Make 1

Starting at the base, with pink, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)

Purl 3 rows
Starting with a knit row, st-st 10 rows
Change to cream
Starting with a knit row, st-st 6 rows
Next: k2tog to end (15 sts)

Change to flesh colour
Purl 1 row
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to last stitch, k1 (13 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up. Make sure the bottom is flat so it will stand.

Move the stuffing around until the neck line is indented to a definite separate head and body. Take a piece of cream yarn, wrap it round the neck and tie tightly at the back so the neck keeps the shape. (This is optional)

Arms- Make 2

With cream, cast on 6 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (12 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Change to pink
Knit 2 rows
Change to flesh
Starting with a knit row, st-st 2 rows
Next: k2tog to end (6 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends and seal up. No stuffing needed. Attach the arms at either side of the body piece at the shoulders.

Hat – Make 1

With pink, cast on 28 sts
Knit 1 row
Change to cream
Starting with a knit row, st-st 4 rows
Change to pink
Starting with a knit row, st-st 5 rows
Change to cream
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (21 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (14 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (7 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends of the hat and place on the head.

To finish, sew a nose horizontally to the front of the face, one stitch wide. Go over the stitch twice

Sew two small eyes in black just above the nose and one stitch apart

Sew a small smile in red just below the nose.

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