Zoom Loom Dolly
What You'll Need
yarn for face and body (8 squares = 64 yds plus extra for seaming)
yarn for dress (6 squares = 48 yards plus extra for seaming)
yarn for hair—amount depends on hairstyle
embroidery floss or yarn for facial features
fiber-fil or other stuffing
Weave 8 squares in your choice of colors for the doll face and body using sport or worsted weight yarn.
Note: It is easier to embroider the face if the last square is left on the loom under tension.
Constructing the arms and legs: Fold a square in half with the right sides together, and stitch around the open edge leaving a hole to flip the rectangle right-side out. Stuff with a generous amount of fiberfil, stitch the open end closed. Make 2 arms and 2 legs.
Constructing the body: Take two squares with right sides together. Stitch together along the edges leaving a small hole to turn right side out. Stuff generously with fiber-fil and stitch the opening closed.
- The construction of the face is the same as the body except one square will have the face embroidered on it. Make sure the face is on the inside when stitching the squares together, so it will be on the right side when you flip it right side out. Try to sew the face together starting on one side, going over the top of the head and then down the other side. Flip right-side out, fill with the stuffing, then stitch the bottom closed. When the stitching is done, don’t cut the tail. Pull the stitching thread until the bottom of the head pulls together creating a neck and then secure the end.
- Stitch the head to the body and then the legs and arms to the body.
To add hair, slip stitch remnants of yarn onto the top of the head by using a crochet hook; style as you like.
Weave 6 squares in your choice of colors using sport or worsted weight yarn.
Take four of the squares for the skirt. Sew the squares into a loop. The seams should be on a diagonal, starting at matching corners, and ending about an inch in to shape the skirt.
Fold the remaining two squares in half diagonally.
Sew the long sides together while stitching them to the front of the dress.
Tack the points of the straps to the back of the dress.