Bitsy has been out in the garden, busily picking flowers. She’s found a little basket to fill with blooms too. Bitsy doll would be a lovely gift for Mother’s Day, Birthdays or as a Get Well Soon gift. Bitsy doll bodies and heads 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 are knitted separately and are sewn on when making up these cute little characters. This pattern is suitable for confident beginners- All the doll and accessory pieces are knitted flat and use basic shaping.
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
- Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Size 14cm /5.5” tall
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size 3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4) and 3mm (UK11/ US 2) , , *Recommended yarn - Paint Box Yarns Simply DK Or similar DK yarn , , *Shades used- Less than 20g of each colour , Vanilla Cream (107) , Lime green (128) , Buttercup Yellow (122) , Bubble gum Pink (150) , Soft Fudge (109) , , *Handful of toy stuffing , , *Sewing up needle
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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