Tulip - A Spring Toy Knitting Pattern

Tulip - A Spring Doll

The flower Tulip is grown here in Britain during Spring. It originated from Persia and Turkey but is more commonly thought of as a Dutch flower. Tulip means 'perfect love'.

Tulip colours have different meanings. Red - true love, yellow - hopeless love, orange - warmth & happiness, white - forgiveness, pink - happiness & confidence. Purple is used for royalty. The centre of the tulip is the heart and a striped tulip is said to represent beautiful eyes!

I have used colours associated with spring in my doll design: greens, yellow and pink. My Tulip is pink - she is full of happiness & confidence. The green represents the stalk and leaves and the yellow the sun!

Tulip has a detachable pinafore dress, which has a picot edging collar and hem.

Tulip wears a pink & yellow striped jumper with yellow cuffs.

She has a detachable spring bonnet with a large green bow.


  • 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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