How to Make Yarn and Felt Folks

comments (3) November 28th, 2008     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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You can give these charming dolls as gifts, hang them on your tree, use them to decorate a package, or let them inhabit the holiday village on your mantel.
This design starts with a basic yarn doll, and then adds lots of embellishments.
Were offering a free downloadable sheet of clothing patterns to dress up your dolls!
You can give these charming dolls as gifts, hang them on your tree, use them to decorate a package, or let them inhabit the holiday village on your mantel.

You can give these charming dolls as gifts, hang them on your tree, use them to decorate a package, or let them inhabit the holiday village on your mantel.

Photo: Diane Gilleland
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Cut another 12-inch piece of yarn, and tie this tightly to form the doll’s neck. (Each time you tie yarn in making your doll, use a tight double knot.)

Make the head slightly smaller than you think it should be—when we add a face and hair later, they'll increase the size of the head. Leave the ends of the piece you used to tie the neck intact, and just let them become part of the doll’s body. Set the body aside for a moment.


Make arms by wrapping yarn around the 4-inch side of the postcard. Tie both ends.

Now, make some arms. Wrap the yarn about 18 times around the 4-inch side of the postcard. Pull this small coil carefully off the cardstock. Cut two 6-inch pieces of yarn, and tie these tightly around each end of this coil, forming your doll’s hands.


Put the arm piece through the center of the body.

Take the doll body, and divide the yarn so that the center of the remaining coil is open. Insert the arm piece through the center of the body, as shown.


Tie around the body, just under the arms.

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Comments (3)

alibalibee writes: Gorgeous Little dolls, they will make a wonderful 'children of the world' wreath. Thank you for sharing.
AliBB
Posted: 6:06 pm on December 12th
irey writes: My great granddaughters will love these little dolls
Posted: 10:49 am on December 1st
jpattyjack writes: I love your little dolls. My sister loves small things so I am going to make her some for Christmas.

Jackie
Posted: 11:54 am on November 29th
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