# How to tie a doll with knitting needles?

Dolls knitted needles todayquite a lot of popularity. In the article, I will tell you how to tie a doll with knitting needles, but first I will note that this is a rather tedious work requiring special attention and great patience. Of course, experienced knitters and knitters (yes, there are men who knit very well), will be able to tie the doll with their own hands without much difficulty. And with those who do this for the first time, we will take a closer look. And start, as usual, with the necessary materials. Further, we will detail the knitting of the legs and hands of the doll, since, as practice shows, knitting of the limbs is the most laborious task. And of course, at the end I'll give you a link to good schemes for all parts of the doll body.

## Crochet knitting: materials and equipment

We need:

- filler;
- knitting needles (2.5 or 3 mm);
- long darning needle;
- yarn of yellow color;
- flesh yarn.

The density of the mating should be as follows: 26 loops for 36 rows. The basic patterns are as follows.

- Facial smoothness: facial loops in the front rows, purl loops - respectively, in the purl.
- Wrong surface: here the purl loops knit in the front rows, and in the back rows, on the contrary, the facial.

The pattern is chosen pearl, that is in each rowshould be: one front, then another front and one back loop - these actions need to be repeated until the series ends. Well, now we start the process of knitting.

## Knitting with knitting needles

For starters, we develop our handicrafts andwe sew the number of loops that are indicated in the diagram (references to the schemes will be attached at the end). Now turn the product back to yourself. The working thread should be placed on the back of the work. Next, you need to move one loop from the right to the left knitting needle. Now place the work thread between the removed loop and the hinges of the right knitting needle. Then toss the loop back, you need to do this already from the left to the right knitting needle. Continue to work and continue, and the remaining loops from the right spoke, and leave in this row is not tied. In this case, the working thread will wrap around the base of the 1st loop, which is on the right-hand spoke. This is necessary in order to ensure that there is no hole left when turning, and also to remove a shortened row. This series, as is known to experienced masters, does not allow the addition or the reduction of loops. Also I will note that it is best to tie the rows according to the drawing. Now let's start knitting a lace loop. Lace should be placed on the front side of the work. Here you need to enter the spoke through the 1st loop, and then through the 1st hole in the lace. After that, we sew 1 face loop, as usual.

## Legs for dolls

We begin with the soles, which need to be connected two pieces. We type five loops and bind them in two rows. Then, note the center of the set, which will be the middle of the back side. Now in the next 3 rows add 1 loop from each side, in total 11 loops should be obtained. We send 1 row and add one loop from both sides of the next row, and then we sew two rows of 17 loops in each second row. So you need to tie 11 rows. Then, in the next 2 rows, we cut 1 loop each to get 13 loops. We send another row, and then cut again on the 1st loop from each side. In total, 11 loops are obtained. Now another row and then again cut (up to 7 loops in a row). Next, we sew another row and close the hinges. Then you need to tie the upper part of the foot (of course, in two copies). For this we type 8 loops and we sew one row. And in the next five rows we add 1 loop to each side and we sew another row. Now add 1 loop from the 2 sides of the next row, and then again to the 2nd row. In total, you will get 22 loops. We add another loop - the total will be 24. We send another row, add 1 loop from both sides and once in the second row - now the loop will be already 28. Well, then we sew 2 rows to get 36 loops. Then, on both sides of the last row, we make labels and in the next two rows we cut 1 loop each, to make 32 loops. Next, we sew another row, cut one more loop on both sides to make 28 loops and, finally, round the front part. How to do it?

## We finish the legs

We translate the series thus: 2 hinges together with the front hinges, then another 10 facial loops, then close the next 4 loops and knit the front face to the last two loops. We impose two hinges together with the front surface and mark the middle of the 4 closed loops. Now cut 1 loop from both sides of the first row and once for the second row. In total we have 7 loops. Then at the end of the row we cut 1 loop - there will be 6 loops left. We cut off on both sides another 1 loop - in total there will be 4 loops. In the next two rows, we cut another 1 loop - there will be two loops. Finally, we tie them together with the facial smoothness and fix the thread, not forgetting to mark the point. Now it remains for us to turn the work from the wrong side to ourselves, tie the thread, and start knitting the second leg in the same way. After that, we begin knitting hands.

## Crochet knitting needles: hands

For the hand, we type 5 loops and bind them with facial1 row, now add 2 loops on each side and at the end one more loop, in total we will get 11 loops. For a new series, add one loop at the end (12 loops), then loop through each side (14 loops) and bind 6 rows. Then begin to shorten - the next 3 rows of 13 loops, then 9 rows of 11 loops (remove at the end of the first two rows of one loops) and then we sew another 8 rows with the addition of one loop at the beginning of the 1st row (total 8 rows in 12 loops). Further, from each row, we drop 1 loop each time until 4 loops remain. Now we unfasten the two loops together twice and then two more loops together - in total there will be 1 loop. We fasten the thread and knit the second hand in the same way, but already with the reverse side. The most complicated is over. Now we have to bind the body (you can choose the shape yourself or use one of the diagrams below) and sew all the parts together, which, in general, is much easier than knitting. Well, now get acquainted with the most interesting schemes of dolls with knitting needles, which I picked up for you. Here, according to these schemes, we knit your feet and hands with you:

As you can see, here everything is painted enoughin detail. At the moment, this is probably the best thing that can be found on the network, since the rest of the schemes that I saw were in Japanese and Chinese.