Ballet Bitsy Baby Doll by Claire Fairall Designs
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Ballet Bitsy Baby Doll

Knitting
April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
27 - 38 yards (25 - 35 m)
14cm /5.5” Tall
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Bitsy Baby is ready for her Ballet class.
She’s wearing her Tutu and little ballet slippers. Her hair is neat and tidy in a sweet little top knot, decorated with a flower.
This sweet little doll would make a thoughtful gift or keepsake; for a young dancer starting her ballet classes or maybe entering her first competition. She would be easy to personalise just by changing the eye or hair colour, and using the dance company’s colours for the tutu
Ballet Bitsy Baby is an ideal project for new knitters and a fun little project for more experienced crafters.
She is quick and easy to make.

You can create your own Ballet Bitsy Baby in just an evening. –
The body and head are knitted in one piece and after seaming and stuffing the legs are created by sewing a seam through from front to back to divide the legs.

The arms use very simple shaping and are sewn on when making up this cute little character.

Size-14cm /5.5”- Just the right size to fit in a pocket!

Recommended yarn: -Kind Cole Dolly mix, Stylecraft Special Knit DK, Paint box yarns Simply DK or any similar double knit yarn
Check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller.

This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed

Needle size Bitsy doll-3.0mm (UK 11 /US 2)
Flower 2.5mm (UK 13/ US 1)

Tension - 20sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square

Recommended yarn: -
King Cole Dolly Mix Flesh 149 – 5g
5g white
5g pink

You will also need-
Small amount of pale yellow and brown DK
Handful of toy stuffing