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Toy Soldier Doll Set Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Toy Soldier Doll Set Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty

    Intermediate

  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer

    Designer

    Zoë Halstead

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm

  • Techniques

    Techniques

    Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Make a trio of toy soldiers with Zoë Halstead's simple knitting pattern.

Designed by the fantastic Zoë Halstead, these toy soldiers would make a wonderful addition to your collection of Christmas decorations. Even beginner knitters should give this pattern a go, as it is much easier than it looks! All three soldiers are worked in the same way, with the only difference being the shades of yarn that you are using. Then, it is just a matter of knitting the stylish hats and decorative drums!

What do I need?


Yarn: King Cole Pricewise DK, shades 048 Black, 001 White, 3103 Admiral, 1740 Mustard, 022 Jade, one 100g ball of each, King Cole Dollymix DK, shades 149 Blush, 009 Red, 037 Taupe, one 25g ball of each
Needles: 3.25mm
Tapestry needle
Safety toy stuffing
Embroidery thread: black, white, pink

Sizing


19cm tall

Top knit tips


If you decide to give this trio to a lucky loved one, why not see if you can knit one of the soldiers in their likeness? Perhaps the jacket could be their favourite colour or maybe you could add in some hair?

If you have lots of knitted pieces to sew up, it's important that you label your work as you go and leave a long yarn tail every time you cast off. To cinch the neck of your soldiers, you will need to use running stitch. This is the simple process of pushing the needle in and out of your work at small and regular intervals. For the rest of the soldier, you can either use mattress stitch or backstitch.

Meet the designer


Author Zoë Halstead specialises in knitting and needlepoint. She has most recently worked as a consultant for DMC but has been a knitting designer for over 15 years. If you enjoyed making her festive llama pattern, why not download this festive llama next? You can view more of Zoë's designs here.

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