Petunia - A Summer Toy Knitting Pattern

Petunia - A Summer Doll

Petunia's are flowering plants from South America. Petunia's are closely related to tabacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes & chilli peppers.

The name Petunia is taken from the word 'petun' from the Brazilian word meaning 'tabacco'.

The flower was discovered in the 17th century. Explorer James Tweedie sent samples to Glasgow Botanical Centre in 1831, which then made them popular with gardeners in Europe.

In Christianity, Petunia is a symbol of the 'Virgin Mary'. The flower is planted in gardens that are dedicated to the 'Mother of Christ'.

My Petunia is wearing a striped tee-shirt & shorts. These are detachable. Petunia is also wearing a detachable hat with a flower & bee button sewn on.


  • Height 34cms
  • Method Worked Flat
  • Beginners Knitting Pattern

Materials you need at home:

  • DK Wool
  • Knitting Needles Single pointed 3mm
  • Toy Stuffing
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
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Joanna Marshall

I love Knitting & Stitching, any spare time I have, you will see me busy clicking needles or stitching with thread.

I hold a City & Guilds in Hand Embroidery & Fashion. I started designing knitting patterns & embroidery patterns in 2012.

I enjoy the repetitiveness of knitting and I love creating dolls from a variety of inspiration. I have combined my interest of historical and national costume into my doll designs. My dolls are based on Grodnertal/ Dutch Wooden Dolls.

My embroidery designs are based on Folk Art/ Naïve Art & Tartans. My maternal side is descended from the Stewart, Bruce, Campbell, St. Clair & Buchanan Scottish Clans.

My work is completely original and my designs are simple to make. All my knitting patterns are worked flat, with two needles, but they are easy enough to knit on the round.

I hope you enjoy looking at my patterns, as much as I enjoy designing them. Jo x


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