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How to Make Yarn Dolls

Guest Author - Susan Kramer

These easy-to-make yarn dolls make great ornaments for the Christmas tree.

For directions to make a girl yarn doll click here.

You'll need 6 feet of yarn for the head, body, legs section. And, 4 feet of yarn for the arms section, plus five 6-inch lengths to tie body parts together.

To hang the yarn doll you'll need an 18-inch length of yarn.

Here is a photo of the process for making the doll.
Yarn Dolls by Susan Kramer
For the body, take the 6 foot piece of yarn and wrap it around your spread out fingers as in photo.

For the arms, loop the 4 foot length of yarn around your closed fingers to make a smaller section as in photo in the lavender color.

The doll on the left of the photo is mismatched with various colors of yarn to show where the knots go. With 6-inch lengths of yarn tie your knots in this order:

- Neck.
- Arms tied on to body cross-wise with loose ends of neck knot yarn.
- Ankles.
- Wrists.

The real doll is on the right in red.

To hang your finished yarn doll for an ornament, take the 18 inch length of yarn and thread it through the head loop, tie securely at the top of head and then tie a knot and bow near the ends to form a large loop for hanging.

These dolls only take a few minutes to make and it is a nice project to do with the kids. And, it uses up those ends of skeins you have stored away!

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Charity Note:
I'd like to suggest that if you spend time making doll clothes, anyway, that you collect a few dolls from friends and neighbors and sew a wardrobe or a complete outfit for each doll. Then donate the doll in the completed outfit to a charity that distributes used dolls and toys to kids that otherwise would not have any.

Article and Photo Credit Susan Kramer
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