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Salty Sam’s Fun Blog for Children

Number 87

Yarn Dollies

 

Hello Everyone

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Last week, l told you about how Bill and Bob were making finger puppets. This week, l am going to tell you how Auntie Alice makes little dolls out of left over yarn.

 

This is how it is done.

 

Firstly, you wind some yarn around a book or piece of card that is about 15cm wide about 25-30 times.

 

Slide the hank off and tie some thread around to make a top knot, neck, waist and hips. Hold it together carefully as you work; you don’t want it to fall apart.

 

Divide the bottom into two legs and tie thread around the yarn to make each ankle.

 

Make a similar hank about 9-10 cm long by winding yarn around your hand maybe, about 15-20 times.

 

Tie thread around the wrists and push the arms in through the body part of the doll.

 

You can embroider a little face on the front of the head if you would like to.

 

lf you have lots of different colours, you can make a whole family of dolls and they could go to live in your dolls’ house or you can make them as decorations to put on your Christmas tree.

 

lf you make them in yellow, they can look as though they are made out of corn stalks and if you make them in white and silver and don’t tie the legs apart, they could make little angels to use as decorations.

 

The angel in the photograph was made by winding some white yarn around a DVD box – lengthways for the body and widthways for the arms. Silver thread was added for a bit of sparkle.

 

lf you want the hands or feet or top knot to look fluffy, then you need to cut the loops of yarn but make sure the strands of yarn are held very tightly together first.

 

 

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Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekjokejoke

 

Bill: What did one angel say to the other angel?

 

Bob: l don’t know. What did one angel say to the other?

 

Bill: Halo there!

 

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Picture Gallery

 
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Corn doll

 

image010 Yarn dollies

 

image012 An angel flying through the air

 

image014 A fallen angel – oops!

 

image016 An angel in a tree 

 

 

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Also this week, Auntie Alice has knitted Bill and Bob’s cousin Emily another outfit for her twelve inch doll, so I thought you would like the pattern too.

 

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 Emily

 
This week, I will give you the black jeans. If you are a knitting newbie and you find it difficult to work with black yarn, then of course you can use another colour like blue and make blue jeans.

Watch out for the white jumper soon!

If you have trouble knitting with black but you still want to use it, then make sure that you work in good light.

 

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NEWSDESK MINIMAKE

12” DOLL BLACK JEANS

 
JEANS (KNIT TWO)

Using 3½mm knitting needles and black dk yarn cast on 16 stitches

Purl 1 row

Purl 1 row

Knit 36 rows of stocking stitch starting with a knit row

 

Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows (12sts)

Knit 8 rows of stocking stitch

Knit 4 rows of 1 x 1 rib

Cast off

 

TO MAKE UP

Sew together the front and back of the body and then the inside leg seams by using over-sew stitching. 

*It is important to use over-sew stitching just along the edge of your knitting because you don’t want too much bulk in the seams.

 

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Quick Quiz

 

What do these phrases mean?

 

  1. to clutch at straws
  2. a straw in the wind
  3. a straw poll

 

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HOW TO MAKE DOLLS’ HOUSE CUSHlONS

 
Cut four squares of felt (each side 3½cm/1¼ inches).

Embroider a simple design on two of the squares using lazy daisy stitch, back stitch and French knots or whatever stitches you like. Blanket stitch around the squares on three sides using a coloured thread to match the felt, push a small amount of stuffing into the cushion and continue stitching along the fourth side.

 

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Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use and for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of the toys and projects is at your own risk.

©Christina Sinclair Designs 2008sand

 

 

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Quick Quiz Answers 

 

  1. to clutch at straws –
  2. a straw in the wind –
  3. a straw poll –

 

  1. an unlikely hope that something will save a difficult situation
  2. a small incident that shows what kind of thing may happen in the future
  3. an unofficial vote

 

 

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 Embroidery Stitches

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