Saturday, 10 October 2015

'Little Yarn Dolls' knitting pattern...


Little Yarn Dolls
from
Mary Jane's TEAROOM





..DK yarn...
...3mm knitting needles...
basic knitting stitches...worked 'in the round'
...minimal sewing...
...doll body is stuffed as you knit...
(and it really does feel magical to have a doll appearing 
fully formed on your needles as you work x)
(these little dolls just had to be made in pretty pastel shades)

seamless doll hat and frilly dolly skirt
(skirt stays in place without sewing and could be made 
in lots of different colours for quick changes)
...3 different dolls included for shade ideas...
...very easy and quick to apply hair..
as always I took the photographs
as I made the dolls in my workroom...
(there are lots within the pattern!)

...and while taking my photographs and looking closely through the lens...
I often thought how handmade dolls definitely capture a touch of magic...all so unique... ♥

♥ 
Available now on ETSY
(soon on Ravelry and here in the TEAROOM Shop x)
(more details on the Etsy listing here)
(If purchased on ETSY pattern can also be sent on Ravelry to be saved to library
....just send me a quick message with your Ravelry name x)

I hope anyone who makes a Little Yarn Doll enjoys the pattern
as much as I enjoyed making them

For any questions feel free to contact me anytime :-)


Back soon with my new project


...happy...weekend...all...

 ♥ 
Update...Little Yarn Dolls are now available on Ravelry and here in The Tearoom Shop x

Visit Mary Jane's TEAROOM's profile on Pinterest.


42 comments:

  1. These handknit dolls are completely adorable. Yes, they do have a very special quality, and I can imagine lots of little girls who who would be so happy to have such a sweet little friend to tell secrets to.

    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Francis and have a lovely weekend ♥...xx

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    1. Happy weekend to you Alessandra and thank you! ;-) ♥..x

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  3. As always you have made a most adorable pattern!!! Such little sweeties!!

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    1. Thank you Barbara...have a happy, crafty weekend ;-) ♥...xx

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  4. Hello Susan - how absolutely beautiful your little dolls are - and I know of just the little girl who would love to have a wonderful new friend........!
    It always give me such pleasure to read your posts - you manage every time to inspire and encourage me in my knitting and crochet. I'm never far away from needles or hooks of one kind or another, so it's brilliant to be able to see all your wonderful designs! I have just the binding to sew on to my latest quilt, and after that - well, it looks like some knitting, or crochet, or.........
    Hope you are having a lovely, autumnal weekend....
    Lynda.

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    1. Hi Lynda...thank you so much...I feel very lucky being able to spend my days doing the things I love most and I have definitely loved making these little dolls...hope you have a lovely weekend ...Happy Crafting ♥ (whichever it may be :-) )

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  5. Oh my goodness they are too lovely Susan!! Your photographs are divine and it's so lovely to see how each one has a unique personality..it's magical!! I'm in love with the sweet plaits and the adorable outfits and shoes!! Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

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    1. I've loved photographing these little dolls Vicky and they're all sitting on my desk now as I work on my next project (must say it's lovely to have a room full of dolls...I'm maybe just a little too attached to them now though haha! ;-) ...Happy Weekend! ♥..x

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  6. Hello Susan! :)
    This dolls are beautiful! I love their skirts with the white hemline. So sweet!
    And i love the colours...
    Have a lovely sunny weekend!
    Ulica :)

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    1. Hi Ulica ...thank you....yes, there skirts are frilly and floaty! ;-) ...it's a little dark in our corner today but I hope you have a lovely sunny weekend in yours! ;-) ...xx

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  7. I love your doll's so much and these little ones are also adorable.

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    1. <3 Thank you Mattine...have a lovely weekend ♥..xx

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  8. Awe Susan they are absolutely wonderful! Simply beautiful, well done clever lady! :)
    V x

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    1. ♥ Ooh thank you Vivienne...will be coming to visit you later :-) ...x

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  9. Hi Susan! How cute and charming are these little triplet dolls! I need to make the one I got from you.. life is too busy, isn't it? I hope you sell lots of these patterns and lots of those cuties come to life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa...thank you ♥ yes. life just gets busier and the days go by faster don't they? I keep trying in vain to slow them down! :D
      Have a lovely (relaxing) Sunday! x

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  10. Extremely sweet dolls Susan, your designs have a very special quality that is so appealing.
    Your eye for colour is always spot on.

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    1. Thank you Ann :-) ....hope you have a happy, crafty Sunday ♥...x

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  11. Oh they are so so sweet, another beautiful creation xx

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    1. Happy Sunday to you Cheryl and thank you ♥...x

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  12. SUSAN! Lovely as always and visiting you is such a pleasure and joy. The colorful and masterfully designed photos belong in a magazine! BRAVO!

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    1. Thank you lovely Anita ♥ ...Wishing you a happy new week!...x

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  13. pastel shades are so beautiful. you realise a beautiful little girl's dream.
    YOur doll are very beautiful.
    Miss

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    1. Yes....I love to use pastel shades Miss and this yarn is a real favourite...Hope you have a lovely new week! :-) ...xx

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  14. So cute, the colours are lovely and their faces are just adorable. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy....♥ ...Best wishes for a lovely new week...x

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    2. Your new little dolls just couldn't be sweeter Susan! How clever you are to create such lovable little characters :)
      Wishing you a happy new week ahead.
      Helen xox

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    3. Wishing you a happy new week too Helen.and thank you! ;-) ♥..xx

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  15. Your creativity makes it very very beautiful// :)

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  16. Good morning dear Susuan. Wow your dolls really are just magical and I like the way they appear as you knit...what a great idea. Your creativity is endless and your work is so beautiful. Well done! Autumn hugs xx

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    1. Good morning lovely Jane...I've just been visiting you too! ;-) ...your autumnal post was a treat....little Daisy is going to love playing with all your paper and paints, isn't she? ♥...Have a lovely Tuesday and thank you! ;-) ..x

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  17. Hello Susan. Been following your blog for about 4 years and just getting internet-savvy enough to comment :) I caught the knitting bug years ago when I found Jean Greenhowe's (do you know of her) doll patterns and knitted almost every one. Stopped knitting for a while then found your lovely website and felt like I was in knitting heaven :) I've completed the nordic-type rabbit and 2 tearoom dolls so far. Just wanted to ask if the little yarn dolls will be available to knit 'normally', as 'in the round' is too daunting a task for me and I'd have to spend hours learning how to do it! Your blog is a ray of sunshine and thanks for working so hard to provide all your distinctive patterns. Am having difficulty posting a comment so hope this works!

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    1. Hi Susan....ooh wow...4 years is almost as long as I've been blogging!...Yes, I do know Jean Greenhowe's patterns...they are lovely :-) and I'm currently seeing how the little yarn dolls work out knitted 'flat and seamed' and will publish the alternative version if I'm happy with it :-)....Have a lovely weekend Susan and thank you! ♥...x

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    2. Thanks for replying Susan. Hoping you'll be happy with the alternative version then (!) and really looking forward to purchasing the flat and seamed pattern. When I first saw the Tearoom dolls I thought you'd possibly created the best knitted dolls ever :) but the yarn dolls just may be cuter. Want to say too that the price of your downloadable patterns is a real bargain considering the quality of your work :)

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  18. Hola Mary Janes, son tan bonitas, tan dulces, tan bien combinadas, que dan ganas de volverse niña y ponerse a jugar con ellas, aunque no creo que pudiese por miedo a que se estropesasen y manchasen. Son preciosas, enhorabuena por ese trabajo tan bello que haces.

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    1. Thank you Mavi ♥...Hope you have a great weekend ;-) ...xx

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  19. Hi Susan, what can I say these little girls are beautiful just like your others. I've been following your blog for a number of years and always look forward to your updates. Your a very talented person not just in crafting but photography as well for as I've said in the past your photos would make lovely cards. I am so inspired by you. This is a must have pattern not very experienced in knitting in the round but will give it a go. Thank you Jackie

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  20. ♥ Thank you Jackie for always taking the time to visit and for leaving your kind comments too!...(I hope you enjoy your pattern if you purchase...I'm currently seeing how the little yarn dolls work out on 2 needles flat and seamed :-) ...fingers crossed )
    Have a lovely Sunday x

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  21. Just so adorable like everything else you make.. I sure wish you sold your items that you make Id be first in line... blessings with love Janice

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