Friday, February 17, 2012

Free miniature knitting pattern - Dolls house family part 1


I designed this pattern for a dolls house family because I thought it would be fun!  OK not one for miniature collectors this one, but ideal to knit for a first dolls house for a toddler or small child.  The figures are in 1:12 scale, so all the usual 12th scale garments will fit.

Here is the pattern for the father doll, the others I will be listing on the blog soon.

DOLLS HOUSE FAMILY MINIATURE KNITTING PATTERN - FATHER DOLL
Copyright Helen Cox 2012

Materials required:  A pair of 2mm (size 14) knitting needles.  A small ball of 2ply flesh coloured or cream yarn and a small ball of 2ply white yarn or 20 crochet cotton for the       underclothes.  Two black beads for eyes and scraps of yarn for hair.  Polyester stuffing.
Measurements:  The doll is 5½ to 6 inches tall.  All the 1:12 scale garments in the bitstobuy range will fit the doll.
Abbreviations:  st = stitch;  sts = stitches;  k = knit;   p = purl;  ss =  stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl);  inc = increase by working twice into next stitch;  dec = decrease by working next two sts together;  turn = turn knitting round and work back along sts just knitted;  k2tog = knit 2 sts together;  p2tog = purl 2 sts together;  [  ]  = repeat instructions in brackets.

FATHER BODY AND HEAD

Cast on 12 sts.
Ss 18 rows.
Next row:  k2, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k2 (14 sts)
Starting with a p row, ss 3 rows
Next row:  [k2tog] 7 times (7 sts)
Starting with a p row ss 3 rows.
Next row:  inc once in every st (14 sts)
Starting with a p row, ss 11 rows.
Next row:  [k2tog] 7 times (7 sts)
Next row:  inc purlwise once in every st (14 sts)
Ss 11 rows.
Next row:  [p2tog] 7 times (7 sts)
Ss 3 rows.
Next row:  inc purlwise once in every st (14 sts)
Ss 3 rows.
Next row:  p2, p2tog, p6, p2tog, p2 (12 sts)
Ss 18 rows.
Cast off.
To make up body and head:
Do not press.  With right sides together, fold in half and seam down each side.  Turn right side out and insert a small amount of stuffing.  Close bottom seam.

ARM (Make two )
 
Cast on 10 sts.

Ss 10 rows.

Next row:  k, decreasing one st at each end of row (8 sts).

Starting with a p row ss 9 rows.

Next row:  [k2tog] 4 times (4 sts)

Next row:  inc purlwise once in every st (8 sts)

Ss 4 rows.

Break yarn, leaving a long end, and gather through sts.  Fasten off.
To make up:

Do not press.  With wrong sides together, fold in half and seam on right side with small stitches, inserting a small amount of stuffing at the same time.  Leave top open.  Sew into place on body.

LEG (Make two)

Cast on 3 sts.

Next row:  Inc once in every st (6 sts)

Next row:  p

Next row:  [k2, inc in next st] twice (8 sts)

Starting with a p row ss 3 rows.

To turn heel:
Next row: k1, turn
Next row: p
Next row: k2, turn
Next row: p
Next row: k3, turn
Next row: p
Next row: k to end
Next row: p1, turn
Next row: k
Next row: p2, turn
Next row: k
Next row: p3, turn
Next row:  k

Starting with a p row ss 13 rows.

Next row:  k, increasing one st at each end of row (10 sts).

Starting with a p row ss 15 rows.

Cast off.

To make up:
Do not press.  With wrong sides together, fold in half and seam on right side with small stitches, inserting a small amount of stuffing at the same time.  Leave top open.  Sew into place on body.

Finishing:

Make hair as follows: sew long loops around side of head and trim to length.
Sew tiny black beads to face for eyes.



BOXER SHORTS

Cast on 14 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 rows.

Next row:  Working in k, inc 1 st at each end of row (16 sts)

Beginning with a p row, ss 11 rows.

Next row:  Cast off 4 sts, k to end (12 sts)

Next row:  Cast off 4 sts purlwise, p to end (8 sts)

Continue in ss, dec one st at each end of the next 2 rows (4 sts).

Ss 4 rows.

Continue in ss, inc one st at each end of the next 2 rows (8 sts).

Next row:  Cast on 4 sts, k to end (12 sts)

Next row:  Cast on 4 sts, p to end (16 sts)

Ss 11 rows.

Next row:  Working in p, dec 1 st at each end of row (14 sts)

Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 rows.  Cast off in rib.

To make up:

With right sides together fold in half and join along the side seams.  Turn right side out and press very gently with a cool iron.

The pattern is also available as a kit from the website www.bitstobuy.co.uk, giving all the yarn etc needed to complete the whole family.


2 comments:

Marianne's said...

Thank you so much for the father pattern

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you, thank you, for all of your doll house doll patterns. I have the dollhouse for my granddaughters, but didn't know what to for the dolls. Your patterns are perfect. Hooray!!!

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