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    Quick Knit Clown Doll

    Frugal Knitting Haus Free Pattern(s)

    Quick Knit Clown Doll

    (Use up yarn scraps!!)

    Finished size: Approx. 8 inches tall

    Materials: Scraps of sport weight yarn, about 10 yds. each of 5 colors, plus 4 yds. of skin color, 1 pr. U.S. # 5 needles, small amount of pillow or toy stuffing

    Gauge: (on stockinette st.) 11 sts = 2 inches, 7 rows = 1 inch

    Directions: Beg, at bottom of body, with any color, cast on 36 sts. Work in stockinette st., (K 1 row, P 1 row) changing colors every 2 rows until 24 rows have been completed.

    Neck Dec: With any color, * K 3 tog* acorss row. ( 12 sts). P next row. Cut yarn, join skin color. Inc. for Head: * Knit into front and back of first st, K 1,* repeat across. Next row, work as last row, except increase in every 3rd st. ( 24 sts)

    P next row. K 1 row, P 1 row, twice. Top Head Dec: * K 1, K 2 tog*, repeat across . (16 sts.) P next row. K 2 tog.* across row. P next row. Cut yarn, thread sewing needle with yarn end, draw through remaining sts, pull to close top, stuffing head and back of body, continue to sew length of body. Do not sew bottom closed at this time.

    Legs: (make 2) Starting at shoe end, cast on 15 sts. K 2 rows. Dec for foot: ; K 6, K 3 tog, k 6. ( 13 sts). Next row: K 5, k 3 tog, K 5. (11 sts). Now work in stockinette st. changing colors every 2 rows, until 18 rows are completed. Bind off.

    Sew foot, then leg back seam, stuffing as you sew. Repeat with other leg. Place top of legs to inside at bottom of body, and sew body piece slighty over top of legs.

    Arms: (make 2) Starting at top of sleeve, cast on 10 sts. Work as before changing colors every 2 rows, until 12 rows are completed. Join skin color for hand, and work 4 rows. Dec: * K 2 tog* across. ( 5sts)

    Bind off. Cut yarn. Thread sewing needle, and sew entire seam gathering in slightly at hand end. Stuff.

    Sew one arm to each side , at top of body.

    Hat: With any color, cast on 28 sts. Work 2 rows in K 1, P 1 ribbing. Join another color. Working in stockinette as before, * K 2, K 2 tog * across. P next row. Next row, * K 2, K 2 tog* across ending K 1.

    P next row. Repeat last dec. row, ending K 1. P next row. Last row, * K 2 tog.* across. Cut yarn. Thread sewing needle with yarn end. Draw through remaining sts, pull to close top. Sew down back seam. Make pompon, (see below) and sew to top of hat. Sew hat to top of head. Make 3 more pompons and sew as "buttons" to top front of body.

    "Pompon’s" With any color and a 1 " square of cardboard, wind yarn around about 10 times. Slip off cardboard, tie center securely, cut loop ends, and trim even to form a small ball shape.

    ** Just right for toddlers to cuddle!! Makes a nice stocking stuffer, Easter basket stuffer, or party favor toy!

    Copyright 2003, Frugal Knitting Haus, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0346


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