Jo-Jo is a very special Elf.
On Christmas Eve, when children are too excited to sleep- that’s when Jo-Jo appears, His sweet face and cuddly body make him the ideal sleepy-time friend to calm and sooth little ones into dreamland! Jo-Jo’s large Elf ears help him to hear children excited voices, so he knows which houses to visit.
His pointy Elf hat is sewn into place so that it can’t get lost in the duvet during the night and his bright red collar, cuffs and matching boots complete his Christmas costume.
Jo-Jo is easily knitted, using basic shaping. The head, body and legs are knitted in one piece. His arms, hat and collar are knitted and sewn on separately.
Creating his sweet face is easy- I explain my favourite method of adding eyes to soft toys in this 6-page pattern. No embroidery skills are needed!
Jo-Jo is a lovely cuddly 36cm/ 14" tall- big enough to snuggle in bed without getting lost. .
Any DK yarn is suitable for this project, you will need :- Skin tone 25g Red 25g Green 40g
- 6 page knitting pattern
- Suitable for Beginners
- metric and imperial
Materials you need at home:
- Any DK yarn is suitable for this project,
- Doll- 3.25mm (UK 10 /US 3) Hat – 4mm (UK 8 /US 6)
- 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