Bitsy Baby Elf is ready to help on Christmas Eve.
Although she’s only small, Bitsy Elf is working hard, filling lots of stockings for children to enjoy, early on Christmas morning.
Bitsy Elf’s stocking is just big enough to contain a little gift-or maybe a candy a cane?
Bitsy Elf is quick and easy to make. She’s an ideal last-minute Christmas decoration or gift.
Her 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 are knitted separately and are sewn on when making up this cute little character.
This pattern is suitable for confident beginners- All the doll and accessory pieces are knitted flat and use basic shaping.
Picking up stitches and yarn overs are used in the skirt section
Bitsy Elf’s hat is knitted flat and shaped with basic decreases
The Christmas stocking is knitted flat with a few, very simple short rows to shape the heel. It is then seamed down the back and under the foot.
Size-14cm /5.5”- Just the right size to fit in a pocket!
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
- 5 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Size 14cm /5.5” tall
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 Stylecraft Special Knit DK , , *10g each of green and red Yarn , Small amounts of, Skin tone, white and deep brown yarn. , , *Handful of toy stuffing
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