Charity Pattern - Dr Who Jelly Baby
3 3/4 mm needles
25grams Various colors of double worsted (8ply) yarn
Cut a length of wool approx 1 yard (1 mt) long, you will need this to outline the base later
The Dr Who Connection - Dr Who considers these jelly babies his power snack food (the edible version) and now you can knit up a replica for your obscure Dr Who Collection.
This knitted Jelly Baby Skittle Pattern knit's up super fast making it perfect for a charity knitting project. They can be given individually or in set's of 4-6 along with a ball for a fun skittle (bowling) game. You could make these to donate to hospitals or other toy drives.
Body: Cast on 10 sts P 1 Row Knit twice into every st to the end (20sts)
P 1 Row Knit twice into every st to the end (40sts) P 1 Row (Knit 1, knit twice into next st) to the end.
(60sts) Using your length of wool so you have 2 strands together, P1 Row, This forms the base.
Return back to one strand. K2 together to the end. (30sts) K 1 Row Continue in st-st for 11 Rows. Shaping Arms: Knit 6, Knit twice into the next 4 sts, k 10, knit twice into the next 4 sts, K6 (38sts) . St-st 11 Rows. Neck line: K 2 together to the end (19sts) P 1 Row (K 1 , knit twice into the next st) to the end. (28sts) St-st 11 Rows K 2 together to the end (14sts) P2 together to the end (7sts) Break off wool and thread through remaining 7 sts, Draw up and fasten off.
Make up: The seam runs up the back, leave a 2 inch (5cm) gap for turning inside out an filling with toy stuffing. Begining at the base, sew up the seam. A round peice of card can be used to give a more secure base if they are being used as a free-standing doll.
You will need aprox 2 3/4 inch diameter.
Do not use anything that could harm a small child, such as plastic, tin or wood. Stuff the doll firmly with toy stuffing and sew the back closed. Find where your 4 sts are at each side, these are the ends of the arms.
Using a small stitch do a running, stitch around the neck line to draw it in slightly. Fasten off. Make the face using black wool or embroidery thread.
Ball: 3 3/4 mm needles 25grams Various colors of double worsted (8ply) yarn Cast on 5 sts. 1st Row - K1, knit twice into the next 3 sts. K1. (8sts) P 1 Row K1, knit twice into the next 6 sts, K1 (14sts) P 1 Row K1, knit twice into the next 12 sts, K1 (26sts) St-st 7 Rows K1, (knit 2 together) 12 times, K1 (14sts) P 1 Row K1, (knit 2 together) 6 times, K1 (8sts) P 1 Row K1, (knit 2 together) 3 times, K1 (5sts) Leave a long thread, so you can draw up the remaining sts and sew up the seams, filling the ball as you are going. Make it as firm as possible. Fasten Off.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.