Marybell Hanger

Marybell Hanger

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Christmas tree or wall hanging

 

 

MATERIALS

3ozs 100% wool 8ply/DK  in Cream with soft, fluffy finish (a fine strand of mohair can be knit along with this for added appeal as a Christmas hanging doll)

2 skeins pearl embroidery

Knitting needles UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

Woolydown for filling (soft wool)

Cotton, a firm weave fabric for body in cream (see instructions)

Face 2 ½ inches, purchased or made from pure wool felt (glass eyes and painted mouth give a sparkling look to a hanging doll). Shape wet felt over a plastic doll face. When dry and stuffed it will fill out,

6 golden jingle bells

¼ yard narrow elastic (for hanging)

Small plastic ring (for hanging)

Wire brush

SUGGESTED YARN

IceYarns Silk Merino DK Cream 35% Silk 65% Merino Wool. Shown in Cream

 

THE COAT

Always knit into back of each cast on stitch, also in to first and last stitch of every row.

Commence at lower edge of front, casting on 36 stitches.

Knit 4 rows garter-stitch.

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

33rd row: Cast on 15, knit to end.

34th row: Cast on 15, purl to end (66 stitches).

Knit 10 rows stocking-stitch.

45th row: Cast on 7, knit to end.

46th row: Cast on 7, purl to end (80 stitches).

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

49th row: Knit 33. Slip these on to a piece of wool for left shoulder. Cast on 14, knit 33.

50th row: Purl.

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool. Return to left shoulder, transfer stitches from wool to needle, point towards neck. Join on wool.

50th row: Purl

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

53rd row: Knit 33. Cast on 14. Slip stitches from wool to free needle, knit 33. (80 stitches)

54th row: Purl

55th row: Cast off 7, knit to end

56th row Cast off 7, purl to end. (66 stitches)

Knit 10 rows stocking web.

67th row: Cast off 15, knit to end

68th row: Cast off 15. purl to end (36 stitches)

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

Knit 4 rows garter stitch. Cast off.

THE LEGS

(back and front alike)

Commence at top, casting 24 stitches.

Knit 16 rows stocking stitches.

17th row: Knit 12. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool, k 12

18th row Purl

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

* 47th row: K2 tog, knit until 2 remain. k2 together

48th row: Purl

49th row: Knit

50th row: K2 together, purl until 2 remain, k2 together

Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat front * once (4 stitches)

59th row: K2 tog., k2 together. Fasten off.

THE HAT

Commence at neck edge, casting on 30 stitches.

Knit 10 rows stocking stitch.

11th row: K.1, k2 into next stitch, knit until 2 remain, k2 into next stitch, k1

12th row: Purl

Knit 4 rows stocking stitch.

Repeat last 6 rows twice (36 stitches)

* 29th row: K1, k2 tog., knit until 3 remain, k2 tog., k1

30th row: Purl

31st row: Knit

32nd row: K1, p2 tog., purl until 3 remain, p2 tog., k1. Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat from * once, then repeat from 29th to 32nd row inclusive

45th row: Knit

46th row: K1, P2 together. * P 5 *2 together. Repeat from * twice (20 stitches) Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Pin out each piece and press on wrong side under a damp cloth with a hot iron. Brush each piece well on right side. Sew up side and leg seams Stuff lower part of each leg with wooly­down for about 2 inches and catch down to form feet and sew a tiny bell to each point.

MAKE THE BODY

Cut 2 pieces of material 6 ½ inches in length, 4 ½ inches wide at lower edge and shape off to 3 ½ inches at top. Join up sides and lower edge also about ½ an inch each side at top, then stuff very tightly with woolydown. Place the top part of legs over the lower part of body and sew, then catch along the top of each leg.

Sew up under-arm, sleeve and hand seams Stuff each little hand­piece, then catch round top to form wrist.

Using pearl embroidery work blanket-stitch round lower edge and neck. Sew a tiny bell to point of each sleeve.

Place the coat over the body then fix head in position and sew firmly. Fold down the decreased edge of hat and sew each side for 2 ½ inches. Using embroidery thread work blanket stitch round neck and face. Stuff each point and top of hat with woolydown then place in position on head and sew round neck and face. Sew a bell to each point of hat. Sew a piece of elastic with the bone ring to lop of hat.

Play for Points, Cash, Giftcards

 

Josephine Christmas Set

Josephine Christmas Set Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Pink Christmas set for a baby doll. Knit Josephine in 4ply with corresponding needles for a larger doll or looser fit.

2oz Cherub 3ply baby wool
1 pair No. 12 knitting needles
Lace edging and narrow ribbon
3 small baby buttons
Dress length 10 inches
Chest 10 ½ inches
Coat length 5 ½ inches
Chest 11 ½ inches
Bonnet width round face edge 8 inches

Josephine Free PDF pattern download