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Joys Knitting Patterns

(Babies and Children)

Knitting patterns for 1/12th scale dolls from Joy Parker of Swallowhill Dolls
We are one of only two European distributors for this range of patterns

All patterns are designed to be knitted in 1 ply on 18 or 19 needles. Most of the patterns can be easily knitted from less than one 5g ball of yarn

All patterns are conveniently priced at £2.00 each


The photos of knitted items are my attempts (and I'm not a knitter!) Joy's patterns are easy to follow as I have proved by my efforts

Pattern #501

Dress and bonnet for a 2" Baby
An easy pattern to knit

Takes 1 ball of yarn, 2 buttons or beads, and narrow silk ribbon
A note from Christine re: photo of knitted samples above
For my first attempt I knitted this pattern in our pink and ivory silk cashmere & viscose (see knitting wools page) on No.19 needles, but I knit very tight and the resulting dress just fitted a rubber baby. The other dress & bonnet were knitted in 1 ply on 18's

Pattern #502

Jacket, Leggings, Bonnet, for a 2" Baby
An easy pattern to knit

Takes 1 ball of yarn, 2 buttons or beads, narrow silk ribbon

Pattern #503

Christening Dress and Bonnet for a 2"-3" Baby
Knit plain or patterned. Plain is easy, patterned is more difficult of course

Takes 1 ball of yarn, 2 buttons or beads, and narrow silk ribbon

Pattern #504

Two Shawls & a Carriage Cover
Each Shawl takes 1 ball of yarn plus narrow silk ribbon. A good starter for those not used to miniature knitting

The Carriage Cover takes 1 ball of yarn and narrow silk ribbon
The patterned shawl is knitted in ivory, silk and cashmere yarn - it drapes beautifully! (see knitting wools page) The ribbon-threaded shawl is knitted in white, 1 ply acrylic and threaded with 2mm-wide silk ribbon

Pattern #505

Rompers for a 3" Crawling Baby
Not difficult. Has a buttoned bottom so you can change a diaper easily

Takes 1 ball of yarn and 5 buttons or beads
 

Pattern #506

Carrying Cape with hood
Booties, for a 2" to 3" Baby. A nice introduction to patterned knitting

Takes 1 ball of yarn and narrow silk ribbon

Pattern #507

Dress, panties, tam for a 3" girl
Easy knitting.

Takes 1 ball of yarn, plus a small amount of a contrast colour, 3 buttons or beads and narrow silk ribbon

Pattern #508

Short trousers, sweater, tam for a 3" boy
Easy knitting

Takes 1 ball of yarn, a small amount of a contrast colour, and three buttons or beads

Pattern #515

Intarsia 'Train' Sweater for a 4" to 4-1/2" Child
Stocking stitch, so the intarsia is the only difficult part

Takes 1 ball of yarn for the main colour, plus small amounts of 5 other colours
Joy used Red, Blue, Yellow, Green for the train and Black for the wheels and smoke

Pattern #516

Intarsia 'Bunnies' Sweater for a 4-1/2" Child
Stocking stitch with intarsia bunnies. A bit of embroidery

Takes 1 ball of yarn for the main colour, plus small amounts of 3 other colours
Joy used White, Grey and Pink. You can use narrow silk ribbon to tie around the neck of the middle rabbit if you wish

Pattern #524

An elaborate Christening Gown for a 2" to 2-1/2" baby
This pattern ( Elaborate Christening Dress #1) is more difficult to knit than an 'easy' pattern. However, if you have patience and enjoy a challenge, you will be really pleased with the result

The Dress and bonnet take 1 ball of yarn

Pattern #525

Eyelet Lace Dress, Bonnet and Booties for a 2" Baby

This pattern is knit from the neck down and so has very little sewing up needed. The pattern is interesting, but not difficult as long as you keep track of your rows

The Dress, bonnet and booties take 1 ball of yarn

Pattern #527

Long Carriage Coat and Bonnet for a Baby
An easy 4 row repeat pattern

Takes 1 ball of yarn for the coat and bonnet. Narrow ribbon for waist and bonnet ties
Joy tried a new idea with this outfit. She knitted from hem to waist, then knit only the back, up over the shoulders and down the front. This meant that the only sewing was the underarm seams
   

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