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Annabel Witch

Hello Everyone!

About twenty years ago, I bought one of my first knitting books with dolls patterns.
Amongst those was a pattern for a witch. I’ve made many witches since then, changing the pattern here and there.
The featured pattern was one for a witch with green skin, black clothes and a huge wart on her long nose.

I always found witches like this a bit scary. Probably because I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz over and over again. But who says witches have to be scary and dressed in dark clothes? Right, noone!

You’ll agree with me that Annabel Witch is proof that witches can be cheerful too!

Here’s the pattern.

Happy knitting!

xxx
Ann

Annabel Witch

Doll

Leg (make 2)

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the shoe.
  • Cast on 14 sts.
  • K 1 row.
  • K1, inc Kwise into 12 sts, K1 (26 sts).
  • G-st 6 rows.
  • K7, K2tog x6, K7 (20 sts).
  • K 1 row.
  • K6, K2tog x4, K6 (16 sts).
  • K 2 rows.
  • Break off colour for the shoe, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the stocking.
  • St-st 10 rows, beginning with a K row.
  • 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).

Clothes

Long garter stitch skirt

  • Beginning at the lower end, cast on 51 sts.
  • G-st 22 rows.
  • (K1, K2tog) x17 (34 sts).
  • K 2 rows.
  • Cast off yarn and leave a long end.
  • Join the back seam with the long end you have from casting off.
  • Sew the top of the skirt to the first row of the jumper of the doll.IMG_5890

Long garter stitch cape

  • Beginning at the bottom, cast on 38 sts.
  • G-st 20 rows.
  • (K2, K2tog) x9, K2 (29 sts).
  • G-st 3 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x13, K2 (16 sts).
  • Cast off but don’t cut the yarn.
  • Transfer last st to a crochet hook and make a chain of 25 sts, then cut off the yarn and pull through loop.
  • Crochet a chain of 25 sts on the other top side of the cape.
  • Using a tapestry needle, weave in all the loose ends and cut them off.
  • Cut the loose ends of both chains and tie the cape around the doll’s head.IMG_5885

Cocked hat

Top

  • Cast on 36 sts.
  • Beginning with a K row, g-st 8 rows.
  • K1, K2tog, K13, K2tog x2, K13, K2tog, K1 (32sts).
  • G-st 3 rows.
  • K1, K2tog, K11, K2tog x2, K11, K2tog, K1 (28 sts).
  • G-st 3 rows.
  • K1, K2tog, K9, K2tog x2, K9, K2tog, K1 (24 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog, K7, K2tog x2, K7, K2tog, K1 (20 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog, K5, K2tog x2, K5, K2tog, K1 (16 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog, K3, K2tog x2, K3, K2tog, K1 (12 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog x2, K1, K2tog, K1 (8 sts).
  • P 1 row.
  • Don’t cut off the thread.IMG_5874

Brim

  • Cast on 36 sts.
  • K 2 rows.
  • Increase in every second st (54 sts).
  • K 3rows.
  • Increase in every third st (72 sts).
  • Cast off, leaving a long end.
  • Close up the brim at the back seam but don’t cut off the thread.IMG_5873

Finishing

  • Using the long thread from the brim, sew the brim to the top piece, weave in the ends and cut them off.
  • With the long thread from the top piece, sew the hat to the head at the first row in hat colour.IMG_5886

 

Please check this list for abbreviations used.
Fill and assemble Annabel Witch 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.
You can find the explanation for attaching the hair here.

 

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