This Free Comfort Dolls loom pattern is the easiest knit doll pattern ever. I warn you – they can become your new yarn obsession. These little guys are made using the 24-Peg small loom.You just need to know one stitch and this online article includes a video tutorial to help with that. There is a little hand sewing involved but nothing the average person can not handle.
Comfort Dolls are also known as Izzy Dolls, Duzuzu Dolls and sometimes as Softies Dolls. They are a great way to use your left-over yarn.
Comfort Dolls FREE Pattern
Note: Used worsted weight yarn. Two strands as one.This pattern starts from the bottom up starting with the feet.
Loom: 24-Peg Small Loom
Skin Tone: Red Heart Super Saver: Color – Cafe Latte
Hats and Pants: Caron Vickie Howell Sheepish: Color – Chartreuse - For the Little Guy in Green
Girls Red Hair: Bernat Soft Boucle: Color: Red
Other: Left-over yarn I’m unable to name
Eyes and mouth : Black Embroidery Floss
Feet – Shoe or Skin Tone
5 Rows of Flat Knit Stitch
Pants– Change color
14 Rows of Flat Stitch
Shirt – Change color
12 Rows of Flat Stitch
Face – Change color
10 Rows of Flat Stitch
Hat – Change color
11 Rows of Flat Stitch
To create the feet – Close the bottom opening using the Gathering method like you would do to close a hat. Next feed a matching thread through the middle to split for feet.
Stuff the doll – As you work your way up
To create the arms- From the pant’s waistline up to the top of the shirt, feed thread that matches the shirt on two sides
To create the neck – Feed a thread through the top of the shirt between the purled line and the face . Pull the thread, tie , cut extra thread, push knot into the knitting.
To create the face – Use yarn or embroidery thread to add the facial features.
I love this group. It is very near and dear to me. They distribute hats, blankets and toys to the HIV Orphans of South Africa. This site includes an awesome forum.. including one for loom knitters.
Sara is a beautiful doll designer that generously gives away her patterns, her dolls and her virtual space to get little dollys into the hands of little girls around this globe. There are ongoing projects that you can take part in all time. Check out the latest on the website homepage. It’s a great place for some Comfort Dolls
Per the website: The Comfort Doll Project is a group of artist who create and donate their beautiful dolls to be delivered specifically to women in domestic abuse shelters.
The project was founded by Pat Winters, to reach out to the courageous women who have made their way to help. We want these women to know that they are not alone. The project is now run by Brenda Hutchings and all of her blog followers.
My Note: This project prefers the dolls be 6 inches or smaller Reduce the number of row – each section by 1 or 3 rows. Best to make the dollies a bit more fancy and more girly
These folks are in Canada. They send medications to children in Africa. The comfort dolls are used in the packaging of the medications to keep the bottles from breaking. Once the meds are received the dolls are distributed to the children. Love the concept. Talk about maximizing your space.