Bitsy Baby is dressed up and ready to go trick or treating!
She loves her big witches hat and her stripy red and white tights.
She’s holding on tightly to her toy broomstick, and the orange pumpkin by her feet finishes off this sweet little Halloween scene.
Bitsy Witch is quick and easy to make. She’s an ideal last-minute Halloween decoration or gift.
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 are knitted separately and are sewn on when making up this cute little character. All the doll and accessory pieces are knitted flat and use basic shaping.
This pattern is suitable for confident beginners- yarn overs are used in the skirt section, and yarn is carried up the side of the work for the leg stripes.
A cotton bud (Q tip) is used to make the broom handle, if you are giving this doll to a child you should omit the cotton bud from the broom handle.
Size-14cm /5.5”- Just the right size to fit in a pocket!
Recommended yarn: -Kind Cole Dolly mix, 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
- Suitable for Beginners , *5 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size -3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4) , , *Yarn quantities - , Double knit/light worsted yarn , Flesh /skin tone – 5g , 10g each of Black and Orange , , *Small amount of red, white, green and deep brown , , *2m chunky brown yarn for broom , , *Handful of toy stuffing , , *1 cotton bud (Q-tip)
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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