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.
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
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.
"Pompons" 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!
2003, Frugal Knitting Haus, Harpers Ferry, WV