Learn to make a Waldorf inspired Doll

There are many ways to create a Waldorf doll but I want to show you the way I make mine. I used to sell these courses, but recently decided to make them public, so more people  can benefit from the tutorials. The instructions can easily be followed online. All you need is a reliable internet connection to watch the videos, the materials, and the desire to create one of these dolls. Most people who create a doll and finish it, can't but continue to create many more.

There are 3 doll making courses available, the Cuddle Ringalina, the traditional Waldorf Doll, and the Ringalina Doll. Each course can be followed individually, but some tutorials overlap and are used in 3 courses (like the rolling of the head, they all start the same).

You will also notice that all videos start and end with a link to HandsCreate, which I had planned to build out just for teaching online courses (now making them all available here on Woolboro). These courses could also be used in a guided homeschool setting. 

I wish you joy and happiness on your doll making journey!
  

Tutorial - Cuddle Ringalina

A Cuddle Ringalina is a doll best suited for children between 0-3. As the name implies, these dolls are soft and cuddly.

With detailed instructions and based on your doll head measurements, you will create your own pattern. 

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Tutorial - Traditional Waldorf Doll

A traditional Waldorf inspired doll is best suited for children between 2-5-year-olds. The head, body, and arms are created of the same skin fabric.

With detailed instructions and based on your doll head measurements, you will create your own pattern.  

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Tutorial - Ringalina Doll

The Ringalina Doll pattern provided in this course is more detailed in the construction, arms and legs are attached unlike the Traditional Waldorf doll.

Since this doll is created after my own pattern, you would either need to purchase the pattern in the store, or create your own.

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Traditional Doll Outfit Pattern

Traditional Doll Outfit Pattern

$ 7.50

This pattern collection includes instructions to create a pattern for a pair of underwear, pants, shirt/dress, footwear. 

Creating patterns to sew a basic doll outfit doesn't have to be difficult. Learn to create simple patterns to dress your traditional Waldorf doll.

The pieces should be loose fitting and easy to handle for a young child. Keep in mind those little hands are just getting started on fine motor skills. If you have trouble getting the right measurement, air on the side of caution and rather use a larger measurement over one that is too small. Also, do not forget to add a seam allowance when cutting your pattern out of fabric. 

Take doll measurements and get started!

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Ringalina Doll Pattern

Ringalina Doll Pattern

$ 10.00

This pattern can be used in combination with the Ringalina Doll Course. 

I have been using this pattern for over 30 years and adjust it depending on what I feel the doll needs. Sometimes I add a little more seam allowance or add a little length to the legs. A doll pattern in my eyes is a guide. Also, keep in mind that knit fabrics can vary and the outcome using one fabric over another can make a difference. 

Personally, I use DeWitte Engel cotton skin fabric, and Laib Yala wool skin fabric for my dolls, but there are many other doll skin suppliers available. I give more seam allowance to the woolskin as it is not as stretchy as the cotton fabrics tend to be.

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Dress and Sweater pattern for Dolls 16

Dress and Sweater pattern for Dolls 16"-18"

$ 7.50

This is a knitting pattern for a doll dress or sweater. Best for dolls 16"-18", with a head circumference of  approx. 14 inches. You will receive a pdf after your purchase.

Materials: 70 g (depending on length) of 100% superwash merino wool yarn, needle size #5-7, 21-24 stitches, 28 rows = 4x4 inches

Abbreviations for stitches needed:

K - knit

P – purl

Yo – yarn over

SK2P – Slip stitch, knit 2 together. Pass slip stitch over (double decrease)

Kb – knitting through the back of the loop (stitch is slightly twisted)

Kf/b – knit front and back (increase) Making 2 stitches out of 1 M1R – make one right stitch

|| repeat || - repeat the section between double lines

 

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Falling Leaf Sweater Dress- Knitting Pattern

Falling Leaf Sweater Dress- Knitting Pattern

$ 8.00

I created this top with newborns and Waldorf dolls in mind, but this little piece of clothing makes a cute addition to any newborn and/or doll closet. 

With this purchase, you will receive the knitting pattern, not the finished product. 

Things you will need to know:

Abbreviations:

K - knit
P – purl
M1- knit one stitch from the bar between the right and left-hand needle Pm- place marker
Sm- slip marker

Yo – yarn over
Ssk - slip 1 k2tog pass slipped stitch over

K2P – Slip stitch, knit 2 together. Pass slip stitch over (double decrease) Kf/b – knit front and back into the same stitch (increase) Making 2 stitches out of 1
Kfwf - knit1, wrap1, knit 1, all in the same stitch, you are making 3 stitches out of one
M1R – using your right-hand needle, pick up the bar between the right and left-hand needle through the front. Place on the left-hand needle, now knit this stitch through the back loop
M1L - using your right-hand needle, pick up the bar between the right and left-hand needle through the back. Transfer this stick to the left-hand needle knit

|| repeat || - repeat the section between double lines

Materials:

I doubled lace weight yarn 260 yards per 50g, (single 260 yards per 25g) 72% super kid mohair, 28% silk, gauge: 5 stitches x 7 rows = 1” x1”

Notions:
1
stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle, circular needles size 5

(3.75mm), 4 double pointed needle size 5 (3.75mm), 3 buttons

Size:

Newborn - 8 weeks

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