Knit a Teenage Doll
is a step by step guide to making a doll you can dress up - or down. Get the children involved in creating a character, the finished product, and the wonderland of imagination that follows!
And if they think they're too old for dolls, set them a designer task and create some fabulous designer wardrobes for your teenage doll.
This doll pattern is the original Ekokid pattern, and with a couple of basic tools and a few pennies you can create a new brand of eco-friendly 'Barbie' doll!
Tools you'll need to make your doll:
I pair of 4mm needles (U.S size: 6 and old UK size: 8)
A darning needle, or similar, for sewing pieces together
A pair of scissors
Paper and pen/pencil
Good to have:
*Large headed pins. These are useful for marking features and pinning pieces together before sewing.
*tape measure – for measuring yarn to verify you have enough, especially if you are using very small oddments.
Materials you'll need:
25g. (about 60 metres) of flesh colour yarn
8m of 'boot' colour or 4m of 'shoe' colour
15g. (about 35m) of 'hair' colour
25g. Washable toy filling – non-allergenic toy filling is available from most craft outlets and needlecraft shops.
Embroidery cotton for features
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for new patterns, and the Knits U Love page at healthylivingbooks will have all the latest ekokid knits
Please note this pattern is just how to make the basic Ekokid doll. No clothes patterns are ncluded, but there are lots of pattern choices available so get those needles out :-)