The Bitsy Babies are having fun on the beach.
Little Girl Bitsy has been busy making sandcastles with her bucket and spade, and her best friend is enjoying an ice cream, he’s holding it with both hands so he doesn’t drop it in the sand!
Bitsy Girl is wearing a one-piece swim suit with shoulder straps, a wide brimmed hat with a flower and she carries a bucket and spade. Bitsy Boy wears a traditional striped swim costume and a sun hat, he’s carefully holding an ice cream
Patterns are given for both Boy and Girl Bitsy Babies and their accessories, they are knitted flat and use basic knitting and shaping stitches.
The body and head are knitted in one piece and after seaming and stuffing the legs are created by sewing a seam through from front to back to divide the legs. The arms use very simple shaping and are sewn on when making up these cute little characters.
Size-14cm /5.5”- Just the right size to fit in a pocket!
Alternative yarns: - Stylecraft Special Knit DK, Paint box yarns Simply DK or any similar double knit yarn Check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller. This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed
- 7 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Recommended yarn -
, King Cole Dolly Mix Flesh 149 – 10g for each doll
, *Any suitable double-knit yarn approx. 10g each -Blue, and Pink.
, *Small amounts - White, Yellow Deep Brown Light brown, , , *Needle sizes Bitsy dolls-3.0mm (UK 11 /US 2)
, Flower 2.5mm (UK 13/ US 1 , , *Toy stuffing , , *Cotton bud for spade handle
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk