another pregnant doll

30 January, 2011 ·

I love making pregnant dolls! Perhaps because I always seem to have a friend or two who is pregnant and to me these women look so goddessy and divine.

I’m slowly figuring our how to knit pregnancy dresses for the little wood-and-wire Steiner doll bases I like so much.

This one is done in two parts, front and back. For the front I cast on nine stitches and knitted ten rows, then on the eleventh I increased into every single stitch and continued knitting for another fifteen rows. It makes for a wonderfully round tummy! For the back I cast on nine and knitted ten rows, increased into just the first and last stitches of the eleventh row, knitted the twelfth and thirteenth and fourteenth rows, increased into the first and last stitches of the fifteenth and then knitted through to row twenty-six. I actually think it might have been better if I’d just left the back as a plain rectangle, nine stitches and twenty-six rows. I’ll give it a try next time and let you know if the shape is nicer.

I wonder if any of my local friends have spotted these candles cropping up around Thornbury? They’re in little unfired terracotta pots (of exactly the sort I remember street vendors in India serve syrupy puddings in) bulging with the most glorious hand poured beeswax! I’ve bought them from both the Enviro Shop and Naturally on High and I just love them.

Having carefully created a little setting to photograph the new doll, I’ve managed to cut most of it out in these pictures, but perhaps you can spot a little handful of sea shells. A and I walked along the beach for almost six hours yesterday nattering and paddling and collecting things. It was heaven. I still have that wonderful sun-soaked feeling!



  1. Angela Beautful dolls. They would make wonderful "Blessing way" gifts.
    January 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm ·
  2. Linda How gorgeous Anna! xo Linda
    January 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm · Reply
  3. sharon I love these dolls. What a lovely gift they would make. For anyone at any time of the year. Sharon.
    January 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm · Reply
  4. Amanda Pedro what a great idea. and it brings me peace somehow. could it be magic? I can almost smell those candles. thanks for sharing
    January 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm ·
  5. Emily Lovely wee doll! I love that candle too - the beeswax must smell luscious.
    January 31, 2011 at 2:00 am ·
  6. . erin . oh you are so creative. This is the cutest doll ever!! I love her little pants and braids. So sweet.
    January 31, 2011 at 2:41 am · Reply
  7. Marie Oh she is beautiful, cheers Marie
    January 31, 2011 at 8:51 am ·
  8. Deidre The doll is adorable. I haven't seen those pots around Thornbury - but to be fair, I haven't looked!
    January 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm · Reply
  9. josette baldacchino lovely! i'm jealous :)
    February 1, 2011 at 6:26 am ·
  10. Rebecca She's beautiful. I could have done with a lovely knitted dress like that when I was pregnant! :)
    February 3, 2011 at 5:17 am ·
  11. jeanene She's adorable Anna,, I just completed a doll for Sasha, I can't wait for you to see it :) Next post,, I'm a little behind. xxx
    February 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm · Reply
  12. pam beautiful!!! i am just learning tomake dolls and just learning to knit. I have made the dolls hat and LOVE them and would love ot attempt a dress like this, but my knitting know how is so so so minimal. could you , would you, post how to knit this dress???? thanks you for the hat.....
    May 25, 2012 at 10:20 am ·