Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mini Dolls

I just found these tiny dolls hiding at the bottom of my work basket!

 
I made them quite some time ago as a 'trial'. I thought they might make cute little presents. These mini dolls are only about 3" high.



mini dolls

The basic method for making each doll is the same. Begin at the feet and knit a rectangle, and change yarn colours for each body segment. Shape the hair/hat at the top by decreasing. Sew on a face. Sew up and stuff. Then give definition to the face by running a gathering thread around between the head & the body. Define the feet,  legs & arms with a hidden running stitch. Add a scarf if desired.

They are based on the 5" Duduza Comfort Dolls made for Africa. I knitted lots of these a few years ago. “Duduza” is a Zulu word for “comfort”. These knitted dolls are given in the hope that they bring comfort to AIDS/HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information about these, and for fuller instructions see this site ~      http://www.heartforafrica.org/DuduzaDolls.aspx

Now that I have found them again I am inspired to make more..........

 

6 comments :

  1. They are cute Marianna great little stash busters too! :)

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  2. Oh, my! these are SO CUTE!!! I imagine you made them with the double-pointed needles...(I still have to master them). yes, they would make a great gift

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  3. Very cute!! And just another little tempting pattern, so sweet and quick to make :-).

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  4. very nice!!!!
    thank you for sharing, xxxx Ale

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  5. Very sweet wee guys.. Love them. Hugs Judy

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