New Pattern – Knitted Rag Dolls

I have always loved knitting (and sewing) dolls and dolls’ clothes! I used to sew rag dolls that were meant to be played with, and now I have designed a knitted ‘rag’ doll which can either be made to look at or to play with.

Meet Ami and Jamie (with the lovely Georgia)!

rag dolls 011They each use the same basic pattern, and are about 60 cm / 24″ tall. They are straightforward to knit, and work up quickly. The dolls are made with DK yarn and their hair is knitted on using DK eyelash. Their arms and legs are sewn to the body so that they can swing freely, allowing easy dressing and posing.

rag dolls 003If your doll is for a young child make sure you embroider the face – only use buttons or beads for an older child or adult.

rag dolls 004I have dressed Jamie in trousers and sweater using aran weight yarn. The trousers can be made in different lengths.

rag dolls 006Ami’s clothes are knitted in DK yarn, and there is a tutorial in the pattern on making the pleats of her skirt. Again, for a young child, omit the buttons on the shoes, perhaps using a bought felted pom-pom instead.

rag dolls 005And as an added bonus, both Ami and Jamie’s shoes will fit real toddlers!

The pattern costs £4.00 and can be bought from my Ravelry store here, and from Etsy here.

rag dolls 012

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6 thoughts on “New Pattern – Knitted Rag Dolls

  1. Love them,love them, MUCH better than posh dolls,kids can really hug them–good on you.

    Mumx8

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