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Thomas Duck

Hello Everyone!

Remember I talked about turning a hat pattern into a toy pattern? Well, that’s what happened with Thomas and Annabel Duck.

I found this cute pattern for a baby hat in the shape of a duck.

After a bit of testing, I succeeded in creating a doll version. The legs, arms and lower body part are made the same way as Thomas and Annabel Doll’s. The clothes can be used for both the dolls and the ducks. If you make the duck head with 4 rows skin colour after adding the beak and 6 rows hat colour, you can make your ducks wear hats too! But that’s a pattern for another post.

So let’s get started.

Happy knitting!

xxx

Ann

Thomas Duck

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.

Beak

  • Using colour for the beak, cast on 10 st.
  • P 1 row.
  • (K1, M1) x4, K2, (M1, K1) x 4.
  • St-st 2 rows, beginning with a P row.
  • Put first 5 and last 4 sts on a spare needle.
  • Leave the middle 9 sts on the needle.
  • Make sure the sts are on the needles the right way, so you can knit them on the face.

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 3 rows.

Joining the beak

  • K12, over the next 9 sts K each st of the face and each st of the lower lip together as one, K12.
  • P12, over the next 9 sts P each st of the face and each st of the upper lip together as one, P12.

Rest of the head

  • St-st 10 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).

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Fill and assemble Thomas as explained here.

Please check this list for abbreviations used.

Give the doll one round of hair on the top of its head. You can find the explanation to do it here.

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