Loom Knit Tiny Dolls Video

How to Make Tiny Dolls on a Circular Loom Video

Tiny Dolls

I wanted to make Waldorf inspired Tiny Dolls for a long time. I kept putting off sitting down to actually design the pattern and film the video. Well the time has arrived. This is the first in a series of dolls. It’s one of those projects that I really enjoy doing and I hope you guys enjoy making.

This particular written pattern is NOT being made available here on site for free but if you follow the step by step video below you will have enough information to complete your project.

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Supplies Needed for the Tiny Dolls

Tiny Dolls


Loom: Small 5 inch Circular Loom – I Used a 24-peg CinDwood Loom in video and a small 24-peg Knifty Knitter for The Jelly Bean Baby

Yarn: Red Heart in Worsted weight and Black Embroidery floss for eyes
Yarn colors:  Blacklight for the baby on the right, Monet for the baby on the left,

Hook: Loom knitting hook – Used a basic purple Knifty Knitter with a Handmade Rubber Grip

Accessories:  Yarn needle, Embroidery needle, Stitch marker

Make-up: Pink blush and an applicator

Tiny Dolls

Image Credit: 4EverMickey

You can totally make these little guys anything you want them to be.



Pattern Notes :

Tiny Dolls

Image Credit: Mary Lindway Covatto . She gave them a little twist of her own.

Use the U-wrap version of the knit stitch and a single strand of yarn through-out the pattern.

You will need do a little sewing for this pattern but nothing incredibly elaborate. The video will show you step by step how to close the doll and how to embroider the eyes and nose.

This particular written pattern is NOT being made available here on site for free but if you follow the step by step video below you will have enough information to complete your project.

Consider Joining Patreon . For as little as $2 get all patterns posted each month. With a higher $5 pledge you also get the downloadable video so that you don’t need to be online to create your project. To join Patreon: Click HERE

Plus: When you join you get immediate access to 60 days of patterns and you help support this website. THANK YOU – THANK YOU.

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Tiny Doll above included in the written pattern.


Video: Tiny Dolls

As always, I highly recommend watching the video COMPLETELY before starting the project. I say this over and over because I’m a big believer in the fact that you will understand each step of the pattern so much better.


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Comments: 46

  1. Cynthia Terry December 3, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Hey Denise, I just came across the video for this the other day on YouTube and started making one. It looks so cute, and was wondering is it possible to follow the same pattern but on a large loom? I know the stitch count will be larger, but I’m just curious if it can made bigger.

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Cynthia, yes you can – but adjusting the pattern may be a bit tricky – try to stay consistent on the increase. You may need at least 8 rows per section. PLEASE come back and let me know how it goes – if possible send pictures to denise@loomahat.com

      • Cynthia December 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        Okay, I will see how it goes, and will inform you of my progress and send pictures. I know it will be a trial and error project.

  2. Maria Lopez November 6, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hi Denise, I would love to try to make these adorable dolls but am a little confused as to what consist a a complete row. Is a row counted as from peg one to 12 and back to 1 or is I to 12?

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Maria – sorry for the delay in responding – Yes when you knit from peg 1 – 12 that is 1 row – when you knit back from peg 12 – 1 that is another row

  3. Barbara Parks October 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    What loom are you using to make these dolls. I have to make one

    • Denise Canela October 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      I used a 24-peg Knifty Knitter for the featured doll – and a CinDwood for the video. Both are exactly the same

  4. Sherri Ristow October 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Denise

    I just love these comfy dolls and all the options you have to make them they would make great dolls to send to kids in the Christmas boxes through the churches . I was wondering do you have a pattern 4mickey forever done I would like to make some for my friends little girls for Christmas they really love Mickey thank you for your talent it is amazing

    • Denise Canela October 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Hey Sherri,

      Thanks for asking but Mickey is a trademark character – I try to avoid those these days

  5. Clyda Ogle August 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I have duplicate round looms in all sized except the 24 peg 5inch.
    I also tried the Tiny Kitty and found that the flat drawstring bind off made a nice bottom for the Kitty to sit. I also found that by measuring twice around the loom and not going thru a loop twice made it easier to pull the stitches into a great flat surface. Also when knitting the arms for the Tiny Doll I started the second arm with a empty peg between the arms (I tied what would go on the anchor peg onto an empty pet) thus ensuring that both arms have the same number of rows (Does require two balls of string also found that 10 rows is less than 14 wraps of the loom to make second ball) and takes less time to finish both.

  6. Jeri August 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I love your tiny dolls. Is there a pattern for the tiny doll dress?

    • Denise Canela August 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Not yet – but I’ve been asked about my little cupcake doll many times and will consider writing out the pattern and doing a video – a bit overwhelmed at the moment

  7. carole August 18, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Bonjour. J ai adoré votre modèle. Du coup j en ai déjà fait plusieurs . Même si c pas expliquer en français j ai réussi a comprendre

    • Denise Canela August 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Sorry – Je ne parle pas français

  8. Clyda Ogle August 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for your reply. I purchased the darice set of four looms for $11 to get the 5″ – they arrived today and so plan to only use the 5″/24 peg. The others will probably sit on the shelf until I find someone who would like to have them. The link in your reply was out of date (Jan 2015). Never know with ebay what’s current.
    I did another Tiny Kitty and made a change to use the Flat bind off instead of sewing around the loops with the yarn stitched – like the flatter bottom for the kitty. I study your video’s for technique, and wonder why you pick up the yarn to do the u wrap with your right hand, would it not be easier to use the left hand to loop between the pegs? Or is that a method to regulate the tension of the stitches – I can not find an easy way to keep the tension even. Thanks for your assistance.

    • Denise Canela August 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Clyda – oh noooooooooo. Do NOT give away the other looms. There are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many things you can make. Take some time and look around the website and you will find many many patterns made with the other looms. As for my method – its really just habit. Nothing grand. You have to as they say “find your groove”. Just keep knitting your tension will improve.

  9. Clyda Ogle August 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Hi, I’m new to loom knitting and have a couple of questions – I like the flat cast off which makes the tops neater, but instead of pulling working yarn thru the loops would it be easier to use needle threaded with the working yarn? I’ve completed one tiny doll and a tiny kitty, only problem althought have several looms I do not have the blue 24 peg round one – so tried the larger round for the kitty and the ended up with a larger kitty. (I was using chunky yarn) and notice that the stuffing is visible between the stitches, for the tiny doll I used a long loom that has 12 pegs on the side and one at the top/bottom corner regular yarn and still have stuffing showing between the stitches after stretching and sewing the seams. Evidently it is impossible to purchase 1 round loom. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    • Denise Canela August 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      You can buy just one loom on eBay. Click HERE I paid a little less then $4 for the 24-peg loom. See the video.

  10. Ann Christianson August 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I did get it to work! I just had to email it to myself. Weird I know Thanks for your help.

    • Denise Canela August 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Wow- I wonder why. It should have opened immediately after you download. Try another pattern and see if you have the same problem. I would hate for you to have to go through extra steps to open the files.

  11. linda August 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    trying to post my photos but wont let me

    • Denise Canela August 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Linda, pics can only be loaded on Facebook. I sometimes take them from there and place them here.

  12. Kelisa duncan August 3, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I need a video for the other hat that is in the pic with the flat and two tassel type things please I love these dolls!

    • Denise Canela August 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      If you mean the yellow baby – he is in only available in the written pattern. There is a link on the page for the Etsy store or if you’re a patron on Patreon it’s still available to download along with the Tiny Kitty.

  13. Ann Christianson August 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I pledged today so I could get this pattern and I downloaded it but now it says that I can’t open it. Please help me.

    • Denise Canela August 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Ann, I left you a message on Patreon but didn’t hear from you. The document is called an Adobe pdf. I think ALL computers are now set from the shop with what’s called an Adobe reader – but just in cast you don’t have that software … you can download it from HERE.

      IMPORTANT – Un-click the optional offers in the middle before you install.

  14. nancy fowler July 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Hi denise ive so enjoyed learning to loom this past month with you, my question is, is the $2 or $5 a one time fee ora monthly fee, i try to write it all down as you go along but its tough to do sometimes n would love to be able to download them

    • Denise Canela July 19, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Nancy, the pledge is monthly.

  15. Lydell Brooks July 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Denise once again you blow it right out of the park! Just finished making my first doll and I love, love, love her! You have the BEST videos around and I have been through many. They are concise, easy to follow and fun- lady you are brilliant and I look forward to becoming a patron of your site! Biggest hugs!

    • Denise Canela July 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Peppy, they are highly appreciated !

  16. Amy Flores July 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    If using the Knifty knitter 24 peg loom would you use two strands of worsted weight yarn? The doll is an ideal size for the twiddlemuffs that we are making for Alzheimer”s patients.
    Thank you!

    • Denise Canela July 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Amy, the loom I used is the KK replacement loom by CinDwood on the video. The baby on the feature picture was made on the blue 24-peg loom using 1 strand of yarn. I’m soooooooo happy that you’ll be using this design for Alzheimer patients. I totally appreciate it. BIG Hugs

  17. Brenda Redfern July 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Hi I just love love your dolls. I just joined the $2 per month. I don’t know how to to get the patterns and from where I copy them. These are so cute thanks Brenda xxxxxxxx is my email

    • Denise Canela July 19, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Brenda – here is a link that explains how to download the available patterns. Let me know if you have any questions or issues. Click HERE

  18. Mary Fiedler July 17, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly!!!! Duh, how simple!! I just took a very quick look at it and really didn’t pay attention. I really enjoy your web site and I have learnt a lot from watching your videos. I even made a couple of the first dolls you showed us and I really didn’t like the original stitches, so on the next one I used the half wrap; and even though it iis small, it turned out great!!! Keep on doing what you do !!!!!!

  19. Loretta urie July 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    These are sooo cute I just watched your video for the first time and my son who is 9 and loves stuffies asked me to make him one.. I will buy more neutral color (green his fav) any chance on the heade I could put a row or two with brown to make hair? And the hat just a tiny bit smaller so I can see the face more?

    • Denise Canela July 17, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Loretta – so glad to hear your little fella liked my little fella. Yes – reducing the rows will allow you to see more of the face. 🙂

  20. Margaret J July 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Love it, Denise! The dolls are adorable, and using a separate strand of yarn for the second group of stitches on flat draw-string cast offs will save me some aggravation. Thank you!

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Sooooo glad you feel that way – Ditto – Ditto -Ditto for me. My yarn was ALWAYS getting stuck. I was pulling the little bit of hair I had on my head every time I did that cast-off and I love the Flat Drawstring.

  21. Cathi Blake July 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    So cute, Denise! Thank you so much for all you do!!!

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you for the Thank you Cathi. Very much appreciated !

  22. Annette July 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    These are fantastic. Thank you so much. I knit baby hats for new borns and babies in shelters. I am thinking this will be a great add on for babies and little ones in shelters. I can use scarp yarn for this project. Thank you so much!!! I love your page and love your videos!!!!

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      THANK YOU Annette – for your kind words and for using this pattern to give. GIANT Hugs 🙂

  23. Mary Fiedler July 16, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I just purchased the tiny doll and I LOVE it. But on your video there was a picture of a girl doll that had on a pink dress but that was not included with the pattern I bought. Is there a other pattern for her and if so, how much? And where do I get it? Thank you!

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Mary, I was just trying to show how you can take the basic pattern and create variations. Her hat is a garter stitch version of the same hat the other dolls have and her skirt is the same hat I used as a skirt. Let me know if that helps or if you need more information.

  24. Justine Skousen July 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    These are so cute.Thank you for the pattern and instructions. Thank you for all of your wonderful patterns and instructions.
    This is a great site.

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