Victorian Peg Doll - Beginners Knitting Pattern

Easy Knit Primrose Peg Doll - A Victorian Peg Doll

I took my inspiration from Princess Victoria, who as a child had a collection of 132 small dolls. She lived a lonely childhood at Kensington Palace before she inherited the British throne in 1837. She would make clothes and name the dolls after theatre characters & ladies from society.

The doll wears a tight bodice and full skirt which shapes out. One dress has a picot edge and another a flared version. The waist is pulled in which was the fashion at this time. A waist band is included and can be attached with or without a bow. The doll comes with a detachable bonnet. Hair and face features can be coloured in with pencil or paint.

The peg doll can be knitted in a couple of hours. She fits beautifully into a small tin and looks quite at home in a child's doll house.

Contains:

  • Height 12cms
  • Method Worked Flat
  • Beginners Knitting Pattern

Materials you need at home:

  • 12cms Wooden Peg
  • DK Wool
  • Knitting Needles Single pointed 3mm
  • 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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