Carol Turner

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First Day at School

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Suzie is a 13 inch (34 cms) doll knitted in DK and and ready for her first day at school wearing her smart uniform and new school bag.

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All pieces are knitted flat on two needles and sewn together. Hair is knitted in garter stitch and sewn in place with yarn added to create plaits. School Pinafore and Cardigan which are removable are also in DK yarn.

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The pattern can be adapted to accommodate all school colours. Would make a lovely gift for a little one due to start school.

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The pattern is a 24 page PDF document which gives row by row instructions and plenty of images to help with construction. It is available on Etsy and Ravelry

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There is nothing like sharing a sweet with your best friend at the end of the school day!


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Sleepover

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In this present lockdown climate I’m sure there are lots of little girls missing sleepovers with their best friends. At least with this project you can create a couple of sleepover pals that might tide a little girl over until these restrictions are lifted.

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These little dolls and sleeping bags were made using the Rosa doll pattern.

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The doll measures 8 inches ( 21 cms) and the sleeping bag is 9 inches (23 cms) so a good project for using up leftover oddments of yarn. For the last few months I’ve been knitting from my stash which is a good thing as I have so much yarn I don’t think I’ll ever get through it all. Must admit I am looking forward to the day when restrictions are lifted and we can do some real shopping, the local wool shop will be high on my list. I know you can buy yarn online but for me it’s not the same. I like to be able to see the yarn and touch it, and seeing lots of yarn beautifully displayed actually gives me more creative ideas.

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Well keep safe everybody and happy knitting.


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The Ballet Class

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No quite Degas but these little girls are full of enthusiasm to get their performance right. What little girl doesn’t dream of becoming a prima ballerina and this little doll would make a lovely mascot.

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Isabella is a 13 inch (34cms) ballerina doll knitted flat on two needles in DK yarn.

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She is constructed in a standing position, the tutu skirt is knitted separately and sewn in place. The ballet wrap also in DK is knitted in garter stitch and removable.

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The wrap is secured at the side by a little button.

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The hair and bun are knitted separately and sewn in place, then adorned with a band and bow. A little ribbon rose can be added to the tutu for further embellishment.

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The pattern is a 22 page PDF document which gives row by row instructions and plenty of photos to help with construction. It’s now available on Ravelry and Etsy


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Ducks and Bunnies

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After all the wild weather we have been experiencing it is lovely to think Spring and Easter will be soon on the way.

With Spring in mind I’ve been working on these cute little booties with Duck and bunny heads.

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The pattern gives instructions for two sizes 3-6 months and 6-9 months.

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They are knitted on 3mm needles for the booties and 2.75mm needles for the heads.

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All knitted flat on just two needles and pattern has plenty of photos to help with construction.

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Adorable for little feet. Pattern can be purchased on Etsy and Ravelry

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More Teds in Bed!

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I knew once I started making these little bears  I’d have trouble stopping. Each one is a completely different character. With this pair I made a boy and girl bear.

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Dress and overalls are in 4 ply yarn, with everything else in DK. They measure eight inches (21 cms)  so good for little hands to hold.

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I made two different sleeping bags, a checked pattern one for the boy bear…..Little Bears 2

…..and a more frilly one for the girl, which is found in the Rosa Doll pattern. This sleeping bag has an eyelet edging around the pillow which can be threaded with ribbon for a pretty effect.

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After a lot of play they can be put to bed!


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Joey Bear

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Who can resist a ted in bed! Joey Bear is the latest Little Dazzler pattern and he comes with his own comfy little bed.

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Joey is an eight inch (20cm) bear knitted in DK and he has removable play overalls which are knitted in 4 ply yarn.

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The bed or sleeping bag is knitted in one piece with the top cover having a check pattern. This is done using stranded colourwork, it is straight forward to do and gives the effect of a patchwork cover.

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This is a great project for making little stocking fillers for Christmas, or for knitting for Christmas fairs.

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The pattern is a 16 page PDF document with row by row instructions and plenty of images to help with construction. It is available on Etsy and Ravelry

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Poppy and Pip

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I love creating toys which have good play value. As a child I would spend hours putting dolls and teddy bears to bed or playing about with dolls houses. So my latest pattern is Poppy and her puppy Pip who have a comfy armchair to sit in.

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Poppy is an eight inch (20 cms) doll knitted in DK yarn with removable dress and cardigan which are knitted in 4 ply. Poppy is the twin sister of my doll Rosa and their clothes are interchangeable.

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The little dog is also knitted in Dk yarn, he stands at three inches (8 cms) and is knitted in reverse stocking stitch. No point in telling him to stay off the furniture, the armchair is far to comfy.

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The armchair is knitted with DK yarn in garter stitch throughout. It’s a straight forward knit, you will need a small piece of cardboard to fit into the base so it keeps it’s shape and the sides and back are sewn in place.

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It would make a great gift for a little girl who would have hours of fun with her. Once you’ve made one, you’ll be making more in different colour combinations.

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The pattern is a 30 page PDF document which has row by row instructions and plenty of images to help with construction. It is available on Etsy and Ravelry.

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Little Dazzler Doll: Amy

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Let me introduce Amy, the latest doll added to our growing collection of patterns. She is knitted in DK yarn and stands at 13 inches (34 cms)

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Her tunic/jumper, leggings, boots and shoulder bag are also in DK yarn and are fully removable.

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Her hair is knitted in reverse stocking stitch and sewn in place with ringlets, hairband and bow added for a pretty affect.

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A lot of fun can be had choosing colour combinations, giving each doll her own unique character. All pieces are knitted flat on two needles and sewn together.

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The pattern is a 21 page PDF document with clear row by row instructions and plenty of images to help with construction. The pattern is now available on Etsy and Ravelry


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Little Dazzler Doll: Rosa

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What little girl can’t resist tucking her doll up for the night into a comfy bed. This project would be a big hit as it includes doll, removable pinafore and pretty little sleeping bag.

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The little doll is 8 inches (21 cms) and is knitted in Dk yarn on 3.25mm needles, and as only small amounts of yarn are needed it would be good for using up leftover yarn The pinafore is knitted in 4ply yarn on 3mm needles with crossover straps fastened by two little buttons.

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The bed is 9 inches (23 cms) and is knitted in DK yarn on 4mm needles. The pillow edging is an eyelet edging knitted separately and sewn around top and sides of pillow and across the front cover of the bed. For and extra decorative effect and can be threaded with narrow ribbon or similar trim.

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All pieces are knitted flat on two needles and sewn together.

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As usual you can have lots of fun with colour combinations and the chances are you will make more than one set! It would make a great little stocking filler for Christmas and just the right toy for a sleepover at Nana’s.

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The pattern is n 18 page PDF document which gives row by row instructions with plenty of images to help with construction. It is now available on Etsy and Ravelry and if you need any extra support do message me on Ravelry.


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Little Bear Baby Booties

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There is nothing like a pair of baby booties to bring out the aahhh factor, and  add a little teddy bear head and you know you have a winner! They are an easy knit and make a cute little gift for a baby.

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These booties are knitted in DK yarn on 3mm. needles and 2.75 needles for the teddy bear head. They are knitted flat on two needles and seamed at the back.

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The pattern is an 8 page PDF document with instructions for two sizes 3-6 months, and 6-9 months. The pattern gives row by row instructions and plenty of images to help with construction.

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All the boots were made from the same pattern so you can have a lot of fun with different colour combinations and create something unique everytime.

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The pattern is now available as a download from Etsy and Ravelry