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Free Craft Pattern: Nora Doll

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80728AD
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) tall


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This easy tassel toy requires no knit or crochet skills! See its companion the Nick Doll.
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Additional Materials
6 in. (15 cm) piece of cardboard

Nora Doll

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

Wrap A around cardboard 26 times. Cut a length of A, and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a length of B and wrap tightly around loops 1 1/2 in. (3.5 cm) below top knot for neck. Knot securely; thread ends into needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.
Separate 6 strands on each side of Tassel for arms.
Divide strand on one side into 3 groups of 2 strands each. Braid for about 2 in. (5 cm). Wrap ends with a length of B, then trim just below wrap.
Repeat for second arm.

Divide 6 strands from inside Tassel into 3 groups of 2 strands each for leg. Braid for about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Wrap ends with a length of B, then trim just below wrap.
Repeat for second leg.

Wrap remaining strands of Tassel loosely with a strand of B about 1 1/2 in. (3.5 cm) below neck to make waist.

With C, embroider straight stitch eyes.
Trim Tassel ends evenly so legs show.
Cut 6 strands of B, each about 6 in. (15 cm). Knot together at one end. Divide into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid. Wrap braid around head. Thread a length of B into blunt needle and sew ends of braid to back of head.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 9 reviews)
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Nora Doll Reviewed by Ally on 2013-03-22 *****
Love this! Made a Nora doll for my Mom and for my Dad a Nick doll for a gift. My little brother ask for a Nick doll in red and green for a zombi he made some for my other little brother once he knew how to make them. I made a Nora doll and a Nick doll for a little girl I know for her b-day.

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