Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear

Bella the Ballerina

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Still working on dolls, once you start making them you keep seeing really cute patterns everywhere. This sweet little ballerina is one of Jean Greenhowe’s mascot dolls


Jean’s patterns are a favourite with many. Lovely clear instructions and all parts so cleverly constructed, don’t think anybody could go wrong with her patterns.


In this pattern the legs body and head are knitted as one, always a bonus not having to sew the head on separatley. Sometimes it can take a fair bit of sewing to get rid of the wobble!  She is knitted in DK on 3.25 needles and size 4.5 for the hair.


The hair is actually knitted seperately and stitched on to the stuffed head, love the little bun on top of her hair and it is decorated with a little band and flower at the side.


The tutu is comprised of three skirts, layered and sewn at the waistline, which has a very pretty effect.


Think this doll would make an ideal gift for a little girl (or a not so little girl) who loves her ballet. She would make a great little companion while practising dance routines.


Think Bella has the makings of a great ballerina, she knows her stuff – could be another Darcy Bussell!


Author: Carol Turner

Hello and welcome. I love knitting baby clothes and creating nursery toys and this site is a showcase for my little creations. Thank you for visiting and do call again soon

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