Tiny Knitting Lady

Tiny Knitting Lady Free Crochet Pattern

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This crochet pattern makes a tiny little knitting lady that is too cute! She is quick and easy to crochet and she makes an adorable piece of decoration in your favourite crochet corner.

Crochet Materials

Crochet hook size 2.5.

Crochet yarn 100 % acrylic 5 ply in white, purple and pink. Crochet yarn 100 % acrylic curly in brown. Crochet yarn 100 % acrylic 8 ply in light pastel green. I don’t have exact details of yarn used as I am using scrap yarn and their labels have been thrown away.

Doll eyes (can be bought in craft shops)

2 x 1 inch screws (to be used as ‘knitting needles’)

Crochet Instructions.

This pattern uses US crochet stitch abbreviation. For the UK pattern, click here. 

Crochet Head.

Make a slip knot.

Round 1. Ch 1, 8 sc in chain, sl st in 1st sc.

Roun 2-3. Ch 1, sc in sc. (8).

Round 4. 2 sc in sc. (16).

Round 5. Sc in sc. (16).

Round 6. 2 sc in 1st 8 sc, 1 sc in remaining 8 sc. (24).

Round 7 -11. Sc in sc. (24).

Round 12. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc tog*, repeat between ** to end. Fill in stuffing.

Round 13. 2 sts tog to hole is closed. Fasten off. Pull yarn through the middle and pull it tight to make a concave effect. This will create a ‘toothless’ mouth effect. Use a sewing needle and make sew a tiny mouth where it is concave using pink yarn.

Crochet eyes (make 2). 

These crochet eyes are more like buttons where you will glue on crochet doll eyes.

Make a slip knot. Ch 1, sc in ring until you can not fit any more scs in round. Continue crochet over the round of scs with another round of scs. Repeat a third time of scs. Now the eye ‘button’ is folding slightly inwards. Use the inwards side of buttons outwards so that the doll eyes can sit within the buttons. Stitch eye ‘buttons’ on doll.

Crochet nose. 

Make a slip knot. Ch 2. 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 12 hdc on top of round of scs. Cut off yarn and use sewing needle to thread the yarn through all the hdc and tighten. Attach nose as picture shows just under the eyes.

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Crochet arms (make 2).

With White: Ch 10, attach with sl st to form ring.

Round 1. Ch 1, sc in each chs.

Round 2-11. Sc in sc. Make the gauge tighter as you crochet the rounds so that the arms get slimmer. (You will attach the slimmer side of arms to back side of head).

Fasten off and Fill in stuffing.

Reattach yarn in foundation ch with a sl st.

Round 1. Ch 1, * 2 sc in next st, sl st in next st*, repeat between ** all around, end with sl st in ch 1.

Round 2. Sc in each sts around.

Round 3. Sc in sc.

Round 4. Sc in next 2 sc, (ch 3, sc in next sc) x 4, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, 2 sts tog to 1st 3-ch sp. Fasten off.

Use a sewing needle and tighten the opening a little, but not completely. Attach ‘wrist’ parts to lady’s chin. Use the sewing needle and purple yarn to make small stitches on fingers to resemble nail polish.

Attach hair. 

Use curly brown yarn. Cut off about 12 inches and fold in half. Attach with sl st half way up the head. Repeat process until the you reach opposite side of head. Platter the hair and put in a bun. Fasten with up with some yarn (in this case pastel green yarn).

Make knitting lady’s knitting project.

With pastel green 8 ply yarn ch 4.

Round 1-5. Sc in sc.

Roll up some of the yarn into a ball.

Use two 1 inch long screws as knitting needles.

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