This pattern grew out of my sons’ desire for a rider for the knitted and felted horses I made. They are about 6 inches tall, sturdy, and pose-able. The dolls are knit as a tube with i-cord arms and legs. They are felted, then a wire skeleton gives them form. After adding wool felt hair and maybe a sweater or a dress, the dolls are ready to play with.
For best results, felt the dolls until no visible knit stitches remain. To be sure the yarn you are using felts really well, make a test swatch and felt it throughly.
Please use common sense when allowing children to play with the Small Dolls. They are not for very young children.
This is a pdf pattern which you will receive immediately after payment.
US10½/6.5mm double-pointed knitting needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.
US6/4.25mm or US7/4.5mm double-pointed needles
Small knitting needle (size US2/2.75mm or 3/3.25mm), or a metal skewer
Tapestry needle, beading needle and embroidery needle
Knitting needle or chopstick
Small paint brush
Fine-point brown permanent marker
Dishpan and dish soap
(Optional) 6 regular tea bags and a small saucepan for tea-dyeing.
Worsted-weight feltable wool yarn.
Pictured: Cascade 220 #8021, some tea-dyed.
Embroidery floss that matches the body color
One 1½” inch wood bead with hole on the flat side.
Acrylic paint: skin tone, lip color, eye color, white eye accent
Wool for stuffing
Thread-wrapped floral wire (4 pieces)
Best quality wool felt for hair
Finished size after felting and assembly: About 6” tall