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kaiizen doll for orphans"Kaiizen Kids" doll
This version is... Copyright 2015 Beverly A. Qualheim -- I've seen photos of dolls like this 
by William WIllabond and others that are being sent to Africa for the kids, and this is my version of it.  You may make and give these dolls to any charity who needs them, you may also make and sell these dolls for fundraisers. OR... my wish, is that hundreds of them will be made for the Kaiizen orphans!
For the Kaiizen Kids-- click for more information
(ends up being about 71/2" tall)

This is Bev Qualheim's version of several different ones on the internet.
You are knitting a rectangle
Size 5 or 6 knitting needles, yarn needle, small amount fiberfil
3 or 4 colors of worsted weight yarn (#4 yarn)

Cast on 26 sts using shoe or skin color
4 Rows: Stockinette stitch (K1 row, P the next)  Cut yarn with 6" tail

Change color to 'pants'
12 Rows: Stockinette stitch  
Cut yarn with 6" tail

Change color to 'shirt'
12 Rows: Stockinette stitch  
Cut yarn with 6" tail

Change to 'skin color' for head
8 Rows: Stockinette stitch  Cut yarn with 6" tail
Change to 'hat color'
PURL the 1st row, KNIT the 2nd row
(Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row) twice
Decrease rows:
Knit row, decreasing 6 sts 'evenly' across.  (by knitting 2 sts together)
Purl next row
Knit row-- decreasing the sts together in line with the previous decreases.
Keep knitting in this way till only 6 sts are left..  Cut the yarn  (and weave it through the remaining sts on the needle, remove sts and gather top).  Sew hat seam.

SEAMS:  use your 6" yarn tails to sew each different color going up the back of the doll.
Stuff as firmly as you wish with fiberfill
Sew bottom of doll shut with shoe color yarn.

Use matching color sew up middle of pants to form legs (see photo)
Use matching color stitch with a running stitch to make 'arms'
Weave in and out at neck, then gather fairly tightly, tie in a square knot and tuck yarn ends inside of head.

Embroider face, or use craft paints and let dry.  You can also leave face unstitched.
          
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crocheted kaiizen dollCROCHETED Kaiizen Doll
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2015
Basically made the same way as my knitted.version ends up being about 8" tall
Size F hook
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in different colors
shoe color, pants color, shirt color, skin color.
(Basic pattern I did in photo doll: 2 rows of brown,  10 rows of blue, 10 rows of varigated, 8 rows of flesh,  7 rows pink)

DOLL Crocheted in the round (which I find to be simplest)
(Shoe color) Chain 21 and join to first chain with a slip stitch.
Rounds 1:  sc in each chain, don't join.  (You can place a stitch marker here, although I just use the initial yarn tail as a guide to where each round starts.)

BASIC ROUND: Round 2: Sc in each sc around, stopping at the marker
Pants: 10 basic rounds
Shirt: 10 basic rounds
Head: 6 basic rounds
Hat: do 1 row basic, then 2 row in BLO, 4 more basic rows
Decrease: 2 rows of sc in every other stitch. End off.  Stuff with fiberfill and stitch the feet closed.  Use puffy paint to make face.
Stitch pant legs and arms as shown in photo.


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DOLL MADE FLAT and then seamed.
Chain 21
Row 1: Shoe color: sc in nearest chain to the hook. and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in nearest sc to hook and in each stitch across.  

Change to Pants color:
Row 3 -11: Sc in nearest sc to hook and in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn

Change to Shirt color:
Rows 11-20: Repeat row 3

Change to Head color:
Rows: 21-26:  Repeat row  3

Change to Hat color:
Row 27: repeat row 3.
Row 28: repeat row 3 in the BLO (Back loops only)
Row 29, 30: Repeat row 3
Decrease--Row 31: Sc in every other stitch
Row 32: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn
Row 33: Sc in every other stitch.
End off, cutting 5" yarn tail.
Weave in and out of sts and pull to gather top.
Fold doll in half and whip stitch seam shut, using each color yarn tail as you go down (I also stitched over any loose ends of yarn I had).  Leave bottom of feet open for now.

Stuff with fiberfill as firmly or loosely as you wish.
Sew bottom of doll shut with shoe color yarn.

ARMS AND LEGS: Use matching color sew up middle of pants to form legs-- I used a running stitch in and out.  (see photo)
Use matching color stitch with a running stitch to make 'arms'
Weave in and out at neck, then gather fairly tightly, tie in a square knot and tuck yarn ends inside of head.

Embroider face, or use craft paints and let dry.  You can also leave face unstitched.  You can also make and add a small pompom to the hat!

CLICK here for a Teddy Bear Pattern


Dolls and Bears etc.,  can be mailed to:
Joshua Brazier
Kaiizen Foundation
221 Windrose Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320


kaiizen dolls for orphanages



You can make
KAIIZEN DOLL KITS to give out to friends to encourage them to make these sweet dollys.
What to include in the kit:

All worsted weight yarns like 'Red Heart Super Saver'
12 yds skin colored yarn
12 yds yarn for pants
12 yds yarn for shirt
10 yds yarn for hat
Print out the patterns to include in the ziplock

They will have extra yarn for each color which can be used to make more dolls with striped shirts and hats etc.

They need to provide size F hook or size 6 knitting needles
Small amount of fiberfil
Yarn needle









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* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.

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