peg mitten loom, or flower loom. The larger dolls to the left
are made using a mitten loom, but I have seen them made using a newborn loom.
colored yarn - 1/2 oz use 2 or 3 strands throughout
the clothes or diaper - 1/2 oz use 2 or 3 strands
A bit of poly-fiberfill.
make: (You don't have to do this exact number of rows-- just do
enough till it is the length you want)
the top of the dolly's head and *single
stitch 8 rows using 2 or 3 strands.
more rows. OR you can knit 22 rows in the flesh color then change
to white for a diaper and you can make that diaper 5 rows.
using the gathering stitch.
removing from the loom, fill with polyester fiberfill. Take a
needle and the initial yarn tail that was wrapped around the peg to
start the head, and gather the top of the head.
yarn as the body, or choose a complimentary one, and make a hat.
same loom, knit 7 rows. Remove the hat from the loom. The
brim will roll and can be placed directly on the top of the head.
I used some yarn and wove a gathering stitch around the neck which I
tied in a double knot/bow.
Use black yarn to make a simple face.
I use black yarn usually and start at the top of the head, go down to
the eyes and make a _ _
Then I do the mouth the same.
Lastly I go back up to the top of the head and
out. Now, I carefully tie the 2 strands up there into a knot
without pulling tightly on the eyes or mouth sts. And I separate
the strands to make 'hair'. =)
* Single Stitch here is using 2
strands held together as one, and knitting those 2 strands over 2