Best Friend Doll by Sandy Cushman
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Best Friend Doll

March 2002
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 2400 yards (366 - 2195 m)
11" (28 cm) tall
This pattern is available from for $6.50.
Errata available:

Interweave SKU: EP1171

Yardage and colors needed may vary depending on knitter’s color preferences for dolls’ bodies, clothing, and hair.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store:
With their mismatched clothing and funny hair, these knitted gals look bonded to one another in what could be the ideal circle of friends - loving, unique, and prone to laughter. Perhaps they remind us of those freedom-filled days of childhood - before peer pressure, boys, and responsibility tamed us.

Finished Size: About 11” (28 cm) tall.


  • Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/50 g): 1 ball each of assorted colors. Colors shown are #256 cream and #1204 brown for bodies; #233 lilac, #1552 olive, #520 dark charcoal, #433 violet, #1607 burgundy, #515 denim.
  • Plymouth Encore Colorspun (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd 183 m/50 g): 1 ball each of assorted colors. Colors shown are #7826 light green/gray variegated, #7302 red variegated, #7304 blue/purple variegated, #7303 red/blue/green variegated.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; marker (m) crochet hook; 2 pony beads for each doll; fiberfill stuffing; sewing thread; sewing needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2002