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Feb 15

Easy Knit Doll Pattern

Easy Knit Doll Pattern

While my boyfriend was studying to take a huge Physics exam (the Qualifying Exam for Grad School), I decided he needed a bit of study help from some TV Physicists!  It was actually a fun way to come up with an easy knit doll pattern.  If you change the colors, you could easily alter these dolls to look like a variety of different characters – or better yet, create your own character!

To make Dr. Sheldon Cooper:

Body: Using size 8 needles and medium (worsted) weight yarn, cast on 16 stitches with red (for the shirt)
Row 1 knit, row 2 purl, repeat through row 16
Row 17 switch color to black (pants), knit
Work in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) through row 22
Row 23 knit first 8 stitches, put second 8 stitches on holder. Work 8 stitches on needle in stockinette until row 34
Row 35 switch color to brown (shoe) and kfb (knit front back) across.
36 purl
37 knit
38 purl
39 knit two together across row
40 purl
41 knit two together
Cut yarn, using yarn needle, string remaining four stitches together, sew along seam just for the shoe, tie off. Use black yarn to sew up seam on pant leg.
Reattach black yarn at row 23 and move stitches from holder to needle
Repeat rows 23 to 41

Arms (make 2):
Cast on 8 with red
Work in stockinette until row 6
Row 7, change color to blue, knit
8 purl
9 knit
10 purl
11 switch color to peach, knit
St st ( stockinette stitch) until row 14
15 knit two together. Finish like the shoe/leg

Head:
Cast on 5 with peach
1 knit
2 purl
3 knit 1, knit front back
4 purl
5 knit 1, knit front back
6 purl
7 knit 1, knit front back
8 purl
Stockinette stitch through row 14
15 knit two together
16 purl
17 knit two together
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, sew along seam. I’d recommend adding the eyes, mouth, and hair before you attach the head. I just used yarn and the yarn needle, but I’ve seen people use buttons for the eyes and that can be really cute.

 

To make Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali:

Body: Using size 8 needles and medium weight yarn, cast on 16 stitches with the color you are using for his sweater

Row 1 knit, row 2 purl, repeat through row 12
Row 13 switch color to brown (pants), knit
Work in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) through row 18
Row 19 knit first 8 stitches, put second 8 stitches on holder. Work 8 stitches on needle in stockinette until row 30
Row 31 switch color to black (shoe) and kfb (knit front back) across.
32 purl
33 knit
34 purl
35 knit two together across row
36 purl
37 knit two together
Cut yarn, using yarn needle, string remaining four stitches together, sew along seam just for the shoe, tie off. Use brown yarn to sew up seam on pant leg.
Reattach brown yarn at row 18 and move stitches from holder to needle
Repeat rows 19 to 37

Arms (make 2):
Cast on 8 with sweater color
Work in stockinette until row 11
12 switch color to skin tone, purl
St st ( stockinette stitch) until row 14
15 knit two together. Finish like the shoe/leg

Head:
Cast on 5 with skin tone
1 knit
2 purl
3 knit 1, knit front back
4 purl
5 knit front back
6 purl
7 knit 1, knit front back
8 purl
Stockinette stitch through row 12
13 knit two together
14 purl
15 knit two together
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, sew along seam. I’d recommend adding the eyes, mouth, and hair before you attach the head. I just used yarn and the yarn needle, but I’ve seen people use buttons for the eyes and that can be really cute.

 

Comment below or email Caitlyn@KniftyCraftyandCute.com if you have any questions about the pattern!  I’d love to see your finished dolls – post them to our Facebook page or on Instagram @KniftyCraftyandCute

 

Happy knitting! <3 Caitlyn

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