Just ‘Blue’tiful

Categories: Crochet and Knitting.

I recently finished the blue knitted dolly and a blue dolly cradle.  I gave the first ones to our granddaughter to play with at her house, and this set is to play with when she comes to visit at our house.

The pattern I found hardly uses any yarn and knits up very quickly.  I actually followed the pattern for the blue dolly and gave him a little top knot on his hat.

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You need 3 mm or 3.25 mm needles, small amounts of some double knitting yarn and some washable stuffing.  I used Bernat Baby yarn in white and blue.  I also used some contrasting embroidery thread to make a little scarf and stitch on the facial features.  I did the mouth a little tight, which I didn’t notice till I took the photos, so with a couple of snips it was removed and then stitched back into place.

The finished dolly measures about 20 cm. or 8 inches in length.  The pattern can be found at this site, where there are all sorts of cute little things to knit.  There are pdf patterns to download for each item.   For the dolly, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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I also made another crochet cradle as well using some Red Heart yarn.  You can search cradle purse and find several different links. The pattern I used was shared on the Knitting Paradise forum and was written by one of the members.  When not in use or when the dolly goes out, you just pull the draw strings and it becomes a little purse.

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

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