My sisters and I love dolls. And Jenn just made a little couch with a sewn slip-cover for our Disney Princess dolls to sit on. So I decided to knit a doll pillow, and I wanted to share what I did so if you like making things for dolls, you can make one too. :)
What You’ll Need…
- leftover sock yarn
- 3 dpn’s in the size needed to get the gauge you want
- a little cloud of stuffing
So first I chose some leftover sock yarn from my stash, something that matched the couch Jenn made. Then I pulled out my Sunstruck dpn’s.
Cable cast-on 40 sts. Cable CO is done by inserting the right needle between the previous two sts and casting on that way. It makes for a sturdier CO edge without a bunch of little eyelets.
My mini doxie, Desi, was playing on my feet the whole time I was taking these photos. *squeeeee!!!*
Anyway, cast on 40 sts using cable cast-on.
Here’s what the edge looks like when you use cable cast-on…
Now divide the sts between two dpn’s like you would for a toe-up sock. You slip the sts onto the dpn’s, alternating front and back so that each dpn has 20 sts on it.
Here’s what it looks like once the sts are all divided…
Now you start knitting, first across one dpn and then the second. It’s flat, but it’s in the round.
Here’s what it looks like after one round has been knit…
Keep knitting until the pillow is as tall as you want it. I forgot to get any in-progress photos, so I’ll just skip to the final couple of steps.
When the pillow is as tall as you want it, put in the stuffing and bind off using 3-needle bind off or something similar.
Use a crochet hook to pull the ends inside.
And there is your cute little knitted doll pillow! :)
Doesn’t it look adorable on the couch Jenn made? I just wish the lighting had been better for this photo. :P
So that’s it! My afternoon project. A little break from my Ravellenics projects. Now I’d better get back to those. I’ll blog again soon!