Milly- Tilda Doll Knitting Pattern

My version of Tilda doll is knitted in the round on double pointed needles, from the top down; (Head, body and arms all in one piece).Her legs are each knitted from the foot up and sewn onto the body.

Milly wears a shaker style pinafore dress and Mary-Jane shoes. Her simple white long sleeve top is knitted in one piece with the body and arms.

A full photo tutorial guides you through creating her traditional Tilda hair style. I have adapted the usual way of adding hair to a Tilde doll, into a child safe method which will work with a knitted doll.

Milly stands 60cm tall

SUITABLE FOR- Intermediate knitters,

Skills needed for this design. Circular knitting using double pointed needles

You will receive a 14 page pattern with extra tips and information to help you create a beautiful doll.


  • 8 page knitting pattern , *Photo tutorial to add dolls hair , *Additional tips to create a beautiful doll

Materials you need at home:

  • Yardage- , Flesh Tone- 40g , White -20g , Pinafore dress- 50g , Black- 8g , Hair - 50g , , *You will also need- , Good quality toy stuffing - 100g , 2 small buttons.
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Claire Fairall

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

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