Pattern for Miniature Dolls

Pattern for knitted dolls
© F H Powell 2018

This pattern first appeared on our blog pages as the 2017 Advent Calendar

The doll can be made in 1:24th scale, 1:12th scale, 1:6th scale or as a small doll for a child.

The theme of the pattern is shaping and how to use some of the different shaping techniques in knitting and the results the various methods produce.

With all the doll knitted flat on two needles and then sewn up, the main parts knitted in stocking stockinette stitch with some simple colour changes and some simple shaping, this should be within the abilities of most knitters from beginners to experienced alike. There is also a choice of clothes, which should suit all abilities or if the doll is being made as a toy, give a change of clothing.

One pair of knitting needles as detailed below; spare needle, stitch holder or safety pin; small amount of stuffing material plus oddments of yarn in 5 to 7 colours (see yarn thickness notes below) you will need slightly more skin and hair coloured yarn, as clothes can be worked in any colours you choose. Exact amounts of yarn are not given but no more than a 5-15 metres of each will be required for the smaller sizes and perhaps 10-30 metres of colours in 4-ply and DK. Optional: thin ribbon for bows on hair.
1:24th scale: No 80 crochet cotton for 1:24th scale with 0.50 mm needles
1:12th scale: 1-ply/cobweb/No 20 crochet cotton for 1:12th scale with 1.00 mm needles
1:6th scale: No 10 or No 12 crochet cotton/2-ply yarn for 1:6th scale with 1.50 mm needles
Human sized: 4-ply/fingering or DK/8-ply for human sized with 2.50 to 3.00 mm (4-ply) or 3.50 to 4.00 mm (DK) needles

Ability Level: Advanced beginner to Experienced
NOTE: This project is NOT suitable for a very first project in miniature knitting – 1:12th scale and 1:24th scale
1:24th scale will be very fiddly to sew up.

Approximate finished sizes of doll:
1:24th scale:
2.75 cm/1¼-inches tall
1:12th scale: 5.5 cm/2¼-inches tall
1:6th scale: 7.5 cm/3-inches tall
Human sized: 14-19 cm/5½ to 7½-inches tall

Gauge: Is not important as dolls can be any size.

Pattern price £4.50 (NOTE: EU VAT or other digital taxes will be added to price where applicable)


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