Baboushka by Amanda Berry


May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
Baboushka is approximately 18cm tall.
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Introducing my Baboushka knitting pattern, inspired by Russian matryoshka dolls. She is filled with toy filling, but you could add weight to the inside (such as a bag of gravel) to make her into a weighty doorstop or bookend.


  • Baboushka is 18 cm tall.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.
  • Most pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
  • The pink apron border is worked on a crochet hook (if you don’t know how to crochet you could embroider the border in blanket stitch).
  • You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.


  • A pair of straight 3.75 mm (US 5) single-pointed knitting needles
  • A 4 mm (US G/6) crochet hook
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
  • Beads for eyes
  • Toy filling
  • Flower shaped buttons to decorate

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