FREE Hanging Doll Decoration Knitting Pattern

This little knitted hanging dolly decoration is quick and easy. This FREE toy knitting pattern will make a lovely gift or hang as a decoration in your home.

free hanging doll decoration knitting pattern

Suggestion : Make a hanging Christmas gift in traditional colours. You could make a hanging decoration for your Chirstmas tree too. Add a little tinsel for some sparkle or ribbon to make it extra special.

FREE Christmas Tree Decoration hanging decoration traditional knitting pattern
Pic thanks to Angie Taylor

Suggestion 2 : Make a hanging pram charm or nursery decoration. Add it to your other knitted gifts as a little something extra special.

Made with oddments of white, pink and cream/flesh double knitting yarn. A length of black for the eyes. Small amount of toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 10cm from the top of the hat to the skirt. Make the legs and hanging loop as long as you like.

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

This is what the component parts will look like…

free knitted doll decoration parts

Body & Head – Make 1

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

Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)

Change to cream/flesh
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up. Make sure the neck line is indented to define a separate head and body when stuffing. Take a piece of yarn, wrap it round the neck and tie at the back so the neck keeps the shape. (This is optional)

knitted hanging doll decoration

Hat – Make 1

With pink, cast on 24 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to end (12 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends of the hat, allow the cast on rows to curl and place on the head.

Dress – Make 1

With pink, cast on 44 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next (k2, k2tog) to end (33 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (22 sts)
Change to white
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Cast off

Sew down the row ends. Allow the top and bottom to curl. The cord for the arms will go under the collar at the back. Place the white rim round the neck of the body.

Arms and Legs

For the arms and legs, make a twisted cord and knit a foot or hand on either end. Cut 3 pieces of white yarn about 1 metre long each and follow the instructions to make a twisted cord below. You will need to make one cord for the arms and one for the legs.

A twisted cord is made by taking the yarn and fasten all three lengths to one end of a static object for example a door handle. Take the other end of the yarn and twist lots of times. Then allow the yarn to fold in half upon itself and it will twist. Knot the open end to stop the twist from unravelling. Cut to the length desired.

Feet and Hands- Make 4

With white, cast on 10 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Change to pink
Starting with a knit row, st-st 4 rows
Draw thread through the stitches and pull tight

Allow the white edge to curl over. Place the knot from the twisted cord into the piece at the white end and then sew down the row ends. Make sure the twisted cord is secure as you go.

For the legs, fold the cord in half and sew it to the bottom of the body.

For the arms, fold the cord in half and attach it at the back. Then take the cord round the back of the neck to the shoulder and attach with a stitch at either side. It is possible to hide the cord under the collar of the dress if desired.

Hanging Cord – Make 1

Make a hanging cord in pink the same as the legs and arms above. Knot it into a loop and attach it to the top of the hat.

To finish, split a length of black yarn and sew two eyes to the front of the face about 2 sts apart.

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