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Adeline - French Folk Toy Knitting Pattern

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  • Height 20cms
  • Method Worked Flat
  • Beginners Knitting Pattern

Pattern paper format: only A4


Adeline - A French National Costume Doll

The doll is wearing a national costume. I have tried to be as precise as possible, using colours and dress from national costume books.

Since I was young I have always been interested in historical & national costumes. As a ballet teacher I teach national dance so have plenty of national dance books full of pictures.

Adeline's costume is based on that from Villeneuve-les-Avignon, the Languedoc - Roussillon area in Southern France. The city was founded by Philippe Le Bel, where he built a castle, Fort Saint-Andre. The city is by the Rhone River.

Adeline's costume has a dress which comes to the ankle, it is green with white added at the bottom of the dress. The black apron is shorter than most national costumes, but it has bright colours embroidered into it. The collar is larger than normal which almost looks like a shawl. A bonnet is worn.

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Materials you need at home:

  • DK Wool
  • Knitting Needles Single pointed 3mm
  • Toy Stuffing
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors