Sweet Wendy Doll by Gabrielle Vézina

Sweet Wendy Doll

Knitting
August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
287 yards (262 m)
14" high x 4.5" wide
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Wendy is a sweet doll.
She likes: sunny days, colorful dresses, kids and hugging.
She dislikes: cat claws and the washing machine.

Wendy is worked seamlessly, in the round, from the top of her head down to her tiptoe. The parts of her body are filled while knitting, stitches are placed on hold while working on other parts, and her face and hair are added afterwards. Her fun, striped dress is worked separately, also seamlessly, and also in the round. Except for the yarn used for her skin, very little yardage is required for each color, making it a nice stashbuster pattern to use up leftover yarns. Note that when knitting this pattern, you’ll also need a pinch of fun, a dash of imagination, and a sprinkle of magic!

Finished size
14” high from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head
4.5” wide at the largest part of the body

Yarn
DK weight yarn is recommended, but any yarn weight from fingering to heavy worsted will work.

3 colors for the doll
4 colors for the dress

Skin Color: 121 yds (111 m)
Hair Color: 64 yds (58 m)
Undies Color: 30 yds (28 m)
Dress Color A: 24 yds (22 m)
Dress Color B: 15 yds (14 m)
Dress Color C: 15 yds (14 m)
Dress Color D: 18 yds (17 m)

Shown in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
Colorways:
Skin Color: Soft Fudge (109)
Hair Color: Coffee Bean (110)
Undies Color: Paper White (100)
Dress Color A: Blush Pink (153)
Dress Color B: Lime Green (128)
Dress Color C: Mustard Yellow (123)
Dress Color D: Slate Green (126)

Finished size, yardage, gauge and needle size are based on the pictured doll and can vary.

You will also need
1 stitch marker
4 stitch holders or scrap yarn
4 removable markers
Tapestry needle
Filling
Little bits of more yarn colors for embroidering the face

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Working in the round, following row-by-row instructions, placing stitches on hold, pick up stitches.

PS: About her name
The doll was supposed to be named Zoé, but my 3.5 years old daughter decided otherwise. She said that her name was Wendy, so… meet Wendy ♥