As soon as I saw these crochet matryoshka nesting dolls in Crochet At Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living, I was smitten! I am definitely excited to work these up.
And guess what … I received permission to share the pattern with you! Want to work them up along with me? How about a good old fashion crochet along? Here’s what I’m thinking … we’ll run this CAL over the month of August. I will release the parts on Mondays and we’ll work up a doll a week. Then we can show off our stitchy dolls with an end-of-the-month link party and a giveaway from the publisher. Who’s in? Get your supplies ready … we start next Monday. Click here to get all the patterns as they are released or just click on the links at the bottom of each post to go forward or back one.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice (170 yd [156 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]), in #109 Colonial Blue (A), #110 Navy (B), #123 Beige (C), #126 Chocolate (D), #134 Terracotta (E), #144 Magenta (F), #147 Purple (G), #171 Fern (H), #158 Mustard (I), #180 Cranberry (J), 1 skein each.
Size 4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
10 sc and 10 rows = 2″ (5 cm) in sc stitch. Take time to check your gauge.
Stitch marker; tapestry needle; black round acrylic beads (for eyes), one hole, sizes 2mm (small) and 4mm (large), 2 beads each size; 3mm (medium), 4 beads; pink felt, 9″ × 12″ (23 × 30.5 cm), 1 sheet; small amount of fiberfill; sewing thread, in colors black (for eyes), red (for mouths), and pink (for cheeks); sewing needle.
Click here for the patterns or on the link below.
Stitchy Nesting Dolls were designed by Amy Gaines and appear in Bara, B. (2013). Crochet at Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living. Interweave Press. Crochet along approved and pattern reprinted with permission from Interweave Press. Photography by Joe Hancock. You can read my full review of Crochet at Home and and get a peek of some other goodies from the book by clicking here.