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 (www.facebook.com/The Ekokids)
In the meantime, why not knit some clothes for your doll? The Ekokids' have 10 great designer patterns to make in minutes!
*Please note this pattern is for the basic Ekokid doll and doesn't include clothes patterns*
About the Author
Linda Gray lived off the land as a stay-at-home mum on a tiny budget for many years and, among other things, learned how to connect with nature and the simpler things in life. Her experiences led her to pursue her childhood dream of writing and she has been sharing her ideas via books and blogs for more than a decade.