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How to Make Yarn Dolls for Christmas Tree

 

Description: yarn dolls by Susan Kramer

 

 

In the photo you'll see several different ways to make yarn dolls.


Blue yarn doll at top left

This is the easiest doll to make as it does not have a waist. Wind yarn around your fist 50 times for a nice full doll head and body. Knot at the neck and ankles.

For the arms wind yarn around your fist 15 times and knot in the middle and near both ends to form the wrists.

Tie the middle knot around the main doll body at the neck. I've chosen 2 shades of blue for variety.

Orange and pink doll 2nd from the left

Wind yarn around your fist 50 times and knot at the neck to form the head. For the arms wind yarn 15 times around your fist and align through the center of doll body below neck.

Now, tie a knot around waist to hold arms in place. The body is orange and the arms are pink.

The 3rd and 4th dolls from the left

Make the same as the 2nd doll from the left except on the 4th doll from the left cut the loops at lower edge of skirt.

Pink and lilac doll at lower left

Make like the 2nd doll from the left on top row except after knotting waist, separate yarn in two and knot at each ankle.

Have fun decorating your holiday tree with yarn dolls!

Girl Yarn Dolls


You'll need 6 feet of yarn for the head, body, skirt section. And, 4 feet of yarn for the arms section, plus four 6-inch lengths to tie body parts together and an 18-inch length for hanging on the tree.

The girl doll is made slightly different from her brother. Make your knots like this:

- Neck.
- Arms tied on to body cross-wise with the loose ends of neck knot yarn.
- Waist.
- Wrists.
Description: Yarn Girl  Dolls by Susan Kramer
To finish the lower edge of the dress snip the lower end of the loop of threads. I also snipped the threads at the ends of the fingers.

To hang your finished yarn doll for an ornament, take the 18 inch length of yarn and thread it through the head loop, tie securely at the top of head and then tie a knot and bow near the ends to form a large loop for hanging.

These dolls are a great project for adults and kids to work on together and with different colors yarn for the arms and bodies you can get a good variety of dolls. And, of course, what cuter way to use up short lengths of yarn from other projects!

Boy Yarn Dolls


You'll need 6 feet of yarn for the head, body, legs section. And, 4 feet of yarn for the arms section, plus five 6-inch lengths to tie body parts together.

To hang the yarn doll you'll need an 18-inch length of yarn.

Here is a photo of the process for making the doll.
Description: Yarn Dolls by Susan Kramer
For the body, take the 6 foot piece of yarn and wrap it around your spread out fingers as in photo.

For the arms, loop the 4 foot length of yarn around your closed fingers to make a smaller section as in photo in the lavender color.

The doll on the left of the photo is mismatched with various colors of yarn to show where the knots go. With 6-inch lengths of yarn tie your knots in this order:

- Neck.
- Arms tied on to body cross-wise with loose ends of neck knot yarn.
- Ankles.
- Wrists.

The real doll is on the right in red.

To hang your finished yarn doll for an ornament, take the 18 inch length of yarn and thread it through the head loop, tie securely at the top of head and then tie a knot and bow near the ends to form a large loop for hanging.

These dolls only take a few minutes to make and it is a nice project to do with the kids. And, it uses up those ends of skeins you have stored away!

 

 

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Email: susan@susankramer.com

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