Playful Little Knits - Costumes and Clothes for a Simple Sewn Doll

by Rachel Manring
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See how easy it is to knit these adorable doll clothes--and sew a simple doll to wear them. Designed to fit the 9" doll pattern included in this book, the wardrobe ranges from basic tops and bottoms to terrific bear, cat, lion, and skunk costumes, and more.

  • Enjoy over 14 small, portable projects that require only a minimal investment of materials and time
  • Make multicultural dolls with variations in hair color, facial features, and fabrics
  • Find a great way to use up leftover and stash yarns

by Rachel Manring
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
September 13th, 2011

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Living Crafts magazine

Starting off with a simple pattern for a basic 9" cloth doll, this book offers many knitted patterns for boy and girl dolls. While making these dolls, you'll find good, basic information on knitting and sewing techniques, including how to make pom-poms. It is highly recommended for teachers to use as a reference, as well as for first-time dollmakers and for children.
Love of Knitting magazine

Starting with basic instructions for choices of fiber and fiberfill, this book is full of information that is useful to all knitters of softies. The book opens with a beginner's pattern for a simple doll, and you will be quickly encouraged to set your imagination free. All the patterns are intended to dress up your new doll in a wide range of costumes. The basic baby suit pattern has both instructions for fingering, sport, and DK weights of yarn and for how to make the suit in different ways to dress up the baby doll. Additional patterns include animal costumes, street clothes, and even a ballerina outfit! Any child would be lucky to have such an imagination-inspiring friend to play with!

Rachel Manring

Rachel Manring has been making things for as long as she can remember. She prefers to spend her time knitting miniature skunk costumes and believes that everyone has an inner artist. Rachel lives in Colorado with her craft-tolerant family and lots of supplies. This is her first book. Visit

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