My grandma teaches a second to fourth grade handwork class and recently made some little dolls with her students.
They were a little bit too difficult for Emily still, but were easily adapted to make these sweet pocket babies.
They are a great first knitting project and only take an afternoon for little ones to make.
You will need:
Yarn in a fun colour
A wooden bead
Start by casting on two stitches, knit those two stitches.
Cast on one more stitch, knit the whole row.
At the beginning of each row cast on another stitch.
You will be left with a knit triangle!
Cast off and leave a long tail. Weave the tail through the triangle and “sew” it together,
you will be left with a cone shape that looks a bit like a pointy hat.
Thread the wool through the wooden bead. This will be the head.
Knot the bead tightly onto the body.
Use a paintbrush (or your fingers!) to cover the bead with glue and wrap the remaining wool around the bead to make a hat for the baby.
Now all you have to do is wait for the doll to dry!
This is an easy craft for children who are just beginning to knit, but non-knitters can use a pre-knit triangle or simply cut one from felted wool.
Have a lovely day!