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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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