Free Cardigan knitting pattern for the Make-Along doll

free doll cardigan knitting pattern

Tiny, cozy sweaters knit for handmade dolls, it doesn’t get much cuter than that! Please enjoy this knitting pattern for a cardigan for the Make-Along doll. It is knit in sock yarn with size 2 needles. Tiny, but not too crazy small. It is a different version than the sweater I replicated from my great grandmother’s pattern which involves a lot of seaming. This one is knit from top down in one piece and sleeves can be knit in the … More

basic stitches for dollmaking

Hi friends! Here are some stitches I use to make dolls and stuffed animals.

I use the ladder stitch to attach my stuffed doll parts together.
ladderstitch-joining-alt

ladderstitch-closing-alt

I use this stitch to join pieces when handsewing projects from wool felt
whipstitch

And here are the embroidery stitches I use…

to outline eyes, stitch eyebrows and mouth
backstitch

or
splitstitch

fill in eyes or other shapes
satinstitch

to start embroidery on a stuffed doll if you don’t want to hide your knot
knotlessstart

these stitches are good … More

embroidering an eye

 

doll making how-to's, embroidering eyes

A quick run through of embroidering the face on a cloth doll… I embroider my dolls’ faces after I’ve stuffed the bodies and sewn down the yarn hair. I prefer placing the features after everything else is in place. I use pins to mark spots for eyes and nose, using a tape measure to center on the face. Then I draw the features with a water soluable marker. I use 3 strands of embroidery floss to embroider the … More

Monday to-do’s

I mixed two yarns for this girl’s hair and I LOVE how it turned out. I have two more Kit, Chloe and Louise dolls ready for hair but now I need to hit the yarn store first and see if I can find cute yarn to go with these colors I’d picked out.

I made a sparkly deer. Oh, I love her. She’s so cute and just how I was picturing her. I made her from a tiny glittery tweed … More