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Thomas Doll

Hello!

I always said that when I would have a son, I would call him Thomas. But I never had and never will have one, so I decided to call by blog boy dolls Thomas.

I have knitted dolls for as long as I can remember. The last few years I found a lot of inspiration on the Jean Greenhowe website. I bought all her books and am now combining things I learned from her with ones I’ve been using for years.

All the dolls have clothes. Their patterns will be posted separately. I will be showing you how to make several kinds of dolls but you can use the clothes for every one of them.

So let’s get started. I always find it handy to have my knitting descriptions in lists and hope this works for you too.

Happy knitting!

xxx

Ann

Thomas Doll

Leg (make 2)

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the shoe.
  • Cast on 12 sts.
  • K 1 row.
  • K1, inc Kwise into 10 sts, K1 (22 sts).
  • G-st 7 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x6, K1 (16 sts).
  • K 1 row.
  • Break off colour for the shoe, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the stocking.
  • St-st 10 rows.
  • Cast off all sts, leaving a long enough end to close up.
  • Close the leg and shoe with the mattress stich.

Body and head

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the stocking.
  • Cast on 33 sts.
  • St-st 6 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the stocking, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the jumper.
  • St-st 8 rows.
  • K5, K2tog x4, K7, K2tog x4, K5 (25 sts).
  • St-st 3 rows.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 2 rows.
  • K2, (M1, K3) x7, M1, K2 (33 sts).
  • St-st 9 rows.
  • Break off colour for the skin, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the hat.
  • St-st 6 rows.
  • (K2, K2tog) x8, K1 (25 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • (K1, K2tog) x 8, K1 (17 sts).
  • P1, P2tog x7, P2.

Arms (make 2)

  • Begin at the upper part using colour for the jumper.
  • Cast on 12 sts.
  • St-st 12 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 4 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x5, K1 (7sts).

Fill and assemble Thomas as explained here.
With a red thread, sew on the nose and mouth. Then glue two eyes one stitch away from both sides of the nose.
Please check this list for abbreviations used.

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