Piet

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Baby/Children

Our Piet doll, in soft and colorful Ultra® Alpaca, has a shock of dark hair and four fingers on each hand. We've embroidered funny faces on both sides.


Size

Approximately 8” across (including arms) x 7 1/2” tall (after stuffing)


Materials

1 Hank each Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6225 Masa (Yellow), #6236 Chianti (Red), #6245 Pitch Black (Black) and #6201 Winter White (White)

One set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Tapestry needle

1 St marker

3 St holders

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)

Small amount of Polyfil for stuffing


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  26 rows = 4” in St st on size 8 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Doll

1st Leg:  With 2 dpn’s, using Yellow, cast on 22 sts.  Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.  Break off yarn and leave sts on needle. 

2nd Leg:  With Red, work in the same manner with the other 2 needles. 

Body:  Joining Rnd:  With Black, k22 sts from 2nd leg, then k22 sts from 1st leg – 44 sts.  Divide sts onto 3 needles, mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 3 rnds.  Change to White and work even for 6 rnds. 

Divide for armholes:  K10 and sl these sts onto 1st holder, bind off 2 sts, k20, sl remaining 12 sts onto 2nd holder.  Beg with a p row, work back and forth in St st on 20 sts for 7 rows, end on WS.  Break off yarn and sl sts onto 3rd holder.  With RS facing, sl 12 sts from 2nd holder onto needle, join White and bind off 2 sts, k to end.  Break off yarn and sl 10 sts from 1st holder onto same needle – 20 sts.  Join White in last st on needle and, beg with a p row, work back and forth in St st for 7 rows, end on WS.

Joining Rnd:  With White, k20, cast on 2 sts, k20 sts from 3rd holder, cast on 2 sts – 44 sts.  Divide sts onto 3 needles, mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Change to Yellow.

Head:  Work even in St st for 2 1/2”.  Bind off.

Left Arm:  With RS facing, using dpn’s and Red, beg at bottom of armhole, pick up and k13 sts around entire armhole edge.  Divide onto 3 needles, mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in St st for 6 rnds, dec 1 st at end of last rnd – 12 sts.

1st Finger:  K3, sl remaining 9 sts onto holder.  Do not turn work.  * Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS.  K3, rep from * 3 times more.  Fasten off.  ** Sl 3 sts from holder to needle.  Make next finger in same manner as 1st finger.  Rep from ** twice more. 

Right Arm:  Using Yellow, work same as left arm.


Finishing

Sew bound-off sts at top of head tog.  Hair:  Cut thirty 5” long strands of Black.  Put 2 strands tog and fold in half.  With crochet hook, draw center of strands through seam at top of head forming a loop.  Pull ends of strands through this loop.  In this manner, make hair along entire seam at top of head.  Trim to even off if necessary.  Using tapestry needle, embroider faces on each side of head as in photo.  We used duplicate st in Red for the mouth on both front and back.  We used duplicate st in Black for one eye on back.  For the other 3 eyes, using crochet hook and 2 strands Black, make a chain 1 1/2” long.  Coil chain tog and sew to face. Stuff body tightly.  Sew cast-on sts at bottom of legs tog and sew inner leg seams.