Knit snowman and snow woman doll free pattern

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Don’t know how I got this idea, but once it was in my head I had to do something about it. I devised a knit snowman pattern with removable hat and scarf so the kids can accessorize the little guy. I’m going to knit a skirt for my daughter’s snowwoman, but for now, here’s what I’ve got.

knit snowman free pattern

knit snowman free pattern

I used 4.5 mm needles which resulted in a 6 inch snowman. You can use whatever size needle and yarn you like.

Instructions

Cast on 11 sts loosely.
Inc K wise into ea st (22 sts)
Beg P row, st st 11 rows
K 2 tog to end of row (11 sts)
P 1 row

Inc K wise into first 5 sts, K 2 sts, inc K wise into last 4 sts (20 sts)
Beg P row st st 9 rows
K 2 tog to end (10 sts)
P 1 row

Inc K wise into first 4 sts, K 2 sts, inc K wise into last 4 sts (18 sts)
Beg P row st st 7 rows
K 2 tog to end
B & T tightly

Turn inside out and sew row ends together, leaving bottom open. Turn right side out and stuff. Tie a string tightly around the 2 decrease rows to create the 3 “ball” snowman and sew in ends. Gather cast on sts and pull shut, trying to give the snowman a bit of a flat bottom so he can stand on his own.

Arms

Make 2 alike

Cast on 6 sts
Beg P row st st 9 rows
B & T tightly

Sew row ends together with right sides facing out. Stuff. Gather up cast on sts, pull together and sew to snowman, 2 rows below “neck”.

Hat

Cast on 20 sts in first colour
K 2 rows
Break off first colour and add second (yellow in this case even though you can’t see it in the picture)
Beg K row st st 4 rows
(K1, K 2 tog) to last 2 sts, K2 (14 sts)
P 1 row
(K 2 tog) to end
B & T tightly.

Oversew row ends together and turn right side out. You can sew the hat to the snowman’s head but I didn’t because I’m going to make a bunch of them.

Scarf

Cast on 40 sts, cast off.

Skirt

Cast on 28 sts in colour of your choice.
K 2 rows
Break off colour and change to white yarn.
Beg K row, st st 10 rows.
(K1, K 2 tog) to last 2 sts, K 2.
Cast off.

Oversew row ends and slip over first “ball” of snowman to make a snowwoman.

Face

It looks way cuter if you use black thread to sew on the features, but my kids pull them out so I went with black marker.

knit snowwoman free pattern

knit snowwoman free pattern

Vest

Vest front, make 2 alike

Cast on 11 sts
K 4 rows.
Continue in Garter st but K 2 tog at beginning of each row until 6 sts rem.
K 2 tog, Cast off rem sts

Vest Back

Cast on 11 sts (for shoulders)
K 4 rows
(K 2 tog) twice, K to end of row (this decreases for neck)
K 9 rows
Inc K wise in first 2 sts, K to end of row (11 sts)
K 4 rows
Cast off.

When sewing the sides together, only sew down 2 sts down from top and leave 5 sts open for arm to fit through.

Knit doll dress free pattern

knit dress for 12 inch doll

knit dress for 12 inch doll

Using 4.5mm needles cast on 40 sts.

Beg K row and st st 11 rows but K1P1 (seed stitch) first and last 9 sts. This makes a pattern for the sleeves.

Cast off 10 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Beg K row, st st 4 rows.

(K4,M1) 4 times, K4. (24 sts)

Beg P row, st st 5 rows.

(K5,M1) 4 times, K4. (28 sts)

Beg P row, st st 5 rows.

(K6,M1) 4 times, K4. (32 sts)

Beg P row, st st 16 rows.

(K4,P4) to end of row.
K 1 row.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times.

Cast off K wise.

Make another identical piece and sew them together.

Crochet doll diaper free pattern

I had actually been looking for a dress pattern but a diaper cover popped up in the search and I went down that garden path instead.

The original pattern is here http://flowerscreations.blogspot.ca/2012/05/free-diaper-cover-pattern.html but it’s for a real baby and it’s a diaper cover but I adapted the pattern to fit a 12 inch to 16 inch doll.

crochet doll diaper free pattern

crochet doll diaper free pattern

Adjustable Diaper Pattern

#4 crochet hook

Terms:
Ch- chain
Sc- single crochet
Dc- double crochet
Hdc- half double crochet
Sl st- slip stitch

Ch 55
Row 1: sc 1 in second ch from hook, sc 1 in every st across, ch 1 and turn (54 st)
Row 2: dc across, ch 1 turn (54 st)

These DC are the button holes which makes these easily adjustable for different size dolls.

Row 3: sc 1 in every st across, turn
Row 4: skip 1st dc, sl st in next 14 dc, ch 2, hdc 1 in next 24 across, ch 1 turn (24 sts)
Row 5: sc 1 in every st across, ch 2 turn (24 sts)
Row 6-9: repeat rows 4-5 once for a small doll, twice for a larger doll
Row 10: hdc2tog, dc 1 in next 20, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (22 sts)
Row 11: sc2tog, sc 1 in next 18, sc2tog, ch 2 turn (20 sts)
Row 12: hdc2tog, dc 1 in next 16, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (18 sts)
Row 13: sc2tog, sc 1 in next 14, sc2tog, ch 2 turn (16 sts)
Row 14: hdc2tog, dc 1 in next 12, hdc2tog, ch1 turn (14 sts)
Row 15: sc 1 in every st across, ch 2 turn (14 sts)
Row 16: hdc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (14 sts)
Row 17-20: repeat row 15-16
Row 21: sc 1 in every st across ch 2 turn (14 sts)
Row 22: hdc 2 in first st, dc 1 in every st across ch 1, turn (15 sts)
Row 23: sc 2 in first st, sc 1 in every st across ch 2 turn (16 sts)
Row 24: hdc 1 in every st across, ch 1, turn (16 sts)
Row 25: sc 1 in every st across, ch 2 turn (16 st)
Row 26: hdc 1 in every st across, ch 1 turn (16 st)

Switch to contrasting color, ch 1 and sc around the outside of the diaper. Fasten off and weave in ends

Tip: use 2 st on the turns of each corner

Attach button on side of work where you are seeing the right side of the lining color. Fasten off, and weave in ends.

crochet diaper with adjustable buttons

crochet diaper with adjustable buttons

I had to use 2 buttons because I chose very thick yarn for the diaper so one button wouldn’t go through both straps.

For the next diaper I will use yarn half that thickness.

The Grinchy Claus vest free pattern

I provided a pattern for “a quick Santi Claus hat” a few posts ago and now I have the coat. Well, sort of. I started with the doll vest pattern and thought I’d add sleeves but the armholes were too big and Hubby pointed out that our daughter is still 3 and would have difficulty dressing the Grinch, so I left it at Santi Claus vest.

The Grinch in his clandestine outfit to fool Cindy Loo Who who was no more than 2 (but had a surprisingly extensive vocabulary.  Maybe it's a Who thing).

The Grinch in his clandestine outfit to fool Cindy Loo Who who was no more than 2 (but had a surprisingly extensive vocabulary. Maybe it’s a Who thing).

See side bar for copyright instructions, although the basis of this pattern comes from Martha Stewart.

Grinchy Claus Vest

Vest Front
Using 4 mm needles, cast on 15 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red.
Beg with K row, st st until piece measures 3.5 inches

Begin armhole
(K 2 tog at end of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at end of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at end of row, st st 4 rows

Shape neckline
(K 2 tog at beg of row, P 1 row) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 3 rows
Cast off

Vest front other side
Using 4 mm needles, cast on 15 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red.
Beg with K row, st st until piece measures 3.5 inches

Begin armhole
(K 2 tog at beg of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 4 rows

Shape neckline
(K 2 tog at end of row, P 1 row) 2 times
K 2 tog at end of row, st st 3 rows
Cast off

Vest back

Using 4 mm needles cast on 30 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red. Beg with K row st st until piece measures 3.5 inches.
(K 2 tog at beg and end of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at beg and end of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg and end of row
St st 12 rows
Cast off

To make up
Sew fronts of vest with necklines facing the middle up the 3.5 inches before the armhole. Sew the top of the front pieces to the back piece.

Add a sc border around the vest in white.

A quick little Santi Claus hat free pattern

and the coat comes later.

knit hat for the Grinch, free pattern

knit hat for the Grinch, free pattern

I found this Grinch doll while I was on vacation in a wonderful but expensive little toy shop. My kids both love the Grinch (and so do I) and I knew I could knit him a “quick little Santi Claus hat and a coat”. So far I’ve got the hat.

Grinch Hat Pattern

4 mm knitting needles, white and red yarn

Cast on 40 sts with white
K 2 rows
Switch to red yarn
K 1 row
P 1 row
(K 8, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 7, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 6, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 5, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 4, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 3, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 2, K2 tog) to end of row
P 1 row
(K 1, K2 tog) to end of row
St st 4 rows
Cast off
Sew edges of hat together and voilà!

Eventually I’ll add a wee little white pom pom to the top of the hat but right now I’m trying to figure out a coat pattern. So far, not so good. But I will prevail!

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Knit doll vest free pattern for 12 inch doll

I got the original pattern from Martha Stewart, via Pinterest and it can be found here: http://www.marthastewart.com/951165/knitted-vest. It looked doll size in the picture but when I went to download the pattern I found out that it’s actually for children so I adapted the pattern to doll size.

Here’s my adapted pattern.

knit doll vest free pattern

knit doll vest free pattern

KNIT VEST FOR A 12 inch DOLL
Knitting needles 4.0 mm
Seed Stitch: Row 1- K1, P1 to end. Row 2- K the K sts and P the P sts. Actually my least favourite knitting stitch.

Front:

Cast on 15 stitches. Work in seed stitch for 3.25 inches.
Begin armhole, shaping on one side only; decrease 1 stitch, and continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 3 rows.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 3 rows.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 4 rows.

Begin shaping neckline on side opposite armhole:
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch; continue in seed stitch until end of row.
Seed stitch 3 rows.
Bind off.

For the second front piece, repeat all steps, with armhole and neckline on the alternate sides. For the first piece, decrease for armhole at beginning of row and decrease for neckline at end of row. For second piece, decrease for armhole and end of row and decrease for neckline at beginning of row.

Back:
Cast on 30 stitches.
Work in seed stitch for 3.25 inches.
Begin shaping armhole on both sides of knit piece: Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; continue in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; continue in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; continue in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 1 row.
Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; continue in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 3 rows.
Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; work in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 3 rows.
Decrease 1 stitch each at beginning and end of row; continue in seed stitch in between.
Seed stitch 12 rows.
Bind off.

Pockets:
Cast on 6 stitches.
Work in seed stitch for 1.25 inches.
Cast off. Sew to vest front.

Sew vest together and sc around all edges.

PS- This vest is kind of long for this doll so if you wanted it shorter, instead of knitting every piece to 3.25 inches before making the armholes, only knit 2.25 inches. Or make it longer if you want a coat.

PPS- Because I dislike the seed stitch so much, I actually just garter stitched the back piece and seed stitched the 2 front vest pieces. And I didn’t add pockets. Or a sc border.

Knit doll sofa free pattern

knit doll sofa free pattern knit doll sofa free pattern[/caption]Again, internet not very forthcoming with free knit or crochet patterns for doll furniture so I designed my own. I used what was left of the perfume box from the previous post’s chair and table.

This "frame" is 2 inches high & 3.5 inches long

This “frame” is 2 inches high & 3.5 inches long

I covered the cardboard frame with a knit piece

I covered the cardboard frame with a knit piece

For this particular piece of cardboard I used 4mm needles, 18 sts and knit it 12 inches long. I folded the piece in half, put the cardboard inside and sewed it shut around the cardboard.

To make the sofa back I cast on 18 sts and knit a square. I rolled it up and sewed it to the back.

To make the armrests I cast on 6 sts and knit a roughly 1.5 inch strip, rolled it up and sewed it to the sides.

You can adjust this idea to make any sized sofa. This pattern put together is copyrighted by me, Anna Merlini but you can use it to make your own doll sofas if you give me credit for the pattern and link back to this blog. You can’t use this pattern to make doll sofas to sell.

small doll knit sofa

small doll knit sofa

DIY Doll furniture free instructions

I got a bee in my bonnet to make some small doll furniture for my kids. I did find some free templates online but they were COMPLICATED. Not what I seek first thing in the morning. So I designed my own.

You will need:

One slender box

Clear tape

Empty juice box

Scissors

Sharpie

reuse a very pretty perfume box.  I just drew in the lines for the legs freehand

reuse a very pretty perfume box. I just drew in the lines for the legs freehand

I taped the top flap shut and cut the table out of that end. For the chair I lifted the flap out, taped the inner flaps together and cut the chair legs out.

free diy doll chair and table

free diy doll chair and table

each piece is about 2 inches square

each piece is about 2 inches square

peel the top of the juice box open and leave the top flap behind as the headboard

peel the top of the juice box open and leave the top flap behind as the headboard

I did the same thing as the doll table but let the legs be a little wider so the bed would have more stability.

notice extra cardboard for headboard

notice extra cardboard for headboard

I cut a piece of the perfume box that was left and taped it pattern side out (can’t see it in this picture) to the headboard, again, for extra stability.

Knit doll dress free pattern – for a small doll


Doll Dress Pattern

This dress doesn’t use up much yarn and you are knitting it from the top down.

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 27 sts, K1 P1 to end of row for 2 rows. This creates seed stitch border at top of dress. Beginning with a K row, st st 4 rows for small doll.

To make the waist:
(K5 K2tog) to last 6 sts, K4 K2tog. P 1 row.

(K4 K2tog) to last 5 sts, K3 K2tog. P 1 row.

(K3, inc in next st) to last 3 sts, K3. P 1 row.

(K4, inc in next st) to last 3 sts, K3. This makes the waist.

St st until piece measures 2.5 inches from cast on edge.

To make ruffle at bottom of dress:
K1 (yo, K1) to end of row. K 2 rows.

K1 (yo, K1) to end of row. K 1 row. Cast off.

Because the small doll doesn’t have the plastic bosom weight of a Barbie to hold up the dress, I added two crochet chain straps of 14 ch each.

Sew hooded cape for 3.5 inch doll free pattern

The children earned themselves a “one special toy” purchase this week and my daughter chose a 3 inch high Rapunzel doll with tower. I tried to suggest she get Cinderella since Cinderella had more outfits, but she was adamant about Rapunzel (which is good, I enjoyed that movie and didn’t find Disney’s Rapunzel to be a vapid doormat). This doll is made of plastic, as is her dress which comes in two halves that snap together.

Thus the challenge I imposed on myself was: how to make more dresses for wee Rapunzel (“Rumpunzel” as my daughter pronounces it). I conferred with my favourite sewing blogger, pillows-a-la-mode, who suggested using a thin felt to make the tiny dress. This was a brilliant suggestion since I didn’t know felt came in the “thin” variety and it would be perfect for this doll’s size. The problem isn’t with the felt but with the operator who is 3 and unable to get a dress over/under the doll’s arms, head, waist, etc. Buttons and zippers are out of the question too. So that left cape as the only article of clothing I could make for Rumpunzel for the time being.

Little doll hooded cape

The cape is made from a baby wash cloth, one corner cut out in a round (very accurately with the “eyeball it” technique). The corner goes on her head and becomes the hood.

Even though I hate hand stitching, it really was the only way to sew the little, tiny hem around the bottom of the cape.

The hood is measured and sewn with the absolutely precise measurement of: put the corner of the cloth on her head, pinch it shut under her chin and sew it shut with a bow right there.

The hood is measured and sewn with the absolutely precise measurement of: put the corner of the cloth on her head, pinch it shut under her chin and sew it shut with a bow right there.