Saturday, 26 April 2014

Elsa Frozen Flip Doll

"Let it go, Let it go............."

If these words have been ringing in your ears constantly over the last few months, then I know you have a Frozen obsessed little girl in your life!
Frozen being Disney's latest princess tale based on the Snow Queen fairytale. The main characters sisters Anna and Elsa have to be the coolest princesses in the world right now.
I have two girls so we have an equal split between Team Elsa and Team Anna, but if your girl is on Team Elsa then you need to knit up this doll for her (don't panic, the link to the Anna doll is below). I've designed it so that it incorporates both her coronation look and her winter look. This doll is perfect for re-enacting the 'Let it go' scene as she can easily transform between the two looks, just like in the movie.

These dolls are sure to be a hit so you might even want to make them as favours for a Frozen themed party. Let's face it friends and family will be requesting them once they see how unique and versatile the doll is.

The doll is fairly quick to knit up, with the most time taking up by the skirt and the making up. It took me about a day to make the doll, so say around 6 hours. The head is intarsia colour way, so if you'd prefer to simply knit it in skin colour and add yarn hair then I recommend having a look at this pinterest page to find some great link to yarn doll hair tutorials.



Need Anna? Find the Anna Doll pattern here.








Materials
• Set of 3.25mm needles (UK size 10, US size 3)
• Yarn needle
• Toy stuffing
2 pairs of 5mm black safety eyes

 
Yarn colours
• Peach (skin colour)
• Black

• Teal
• Light Blue
• White
• Mauve
• Pale Yellow
• Yellow
• White

Yarn weight: Double knitting/ worsted weight
Gauge: not important but make it tight so stuffing doesn’t show through
Finished measurements: approx 6.5" long and 3" wide
Click here for my abbreviation list


TOY SAFETY
 Please don't use toy safety eyes on a toy intended for a child under 3 years old, they are a potential choking hazard. I recommend embroidering on any features to make the toy baby friendly.


Please click here for my copyright info. You are free to sell finished toys for this pattern but don't copy the actual pattern and sell it for profit. If you post photos online please link back to the pattern page so other can find the pattern too.


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Frozen Elsa Knitting Pattern

HEAD (make 2)
CO 6 in skin
1. Purl
2. *kfb* along (12sts)
For row 3-14 the stitches in black are where skin yarn should be used and the stitches in red are where pale yellow yarn should be used.
3. p2,p8,p2
4. kfb, k1, *kfb, k1* 4 times, kfb, k1 (18sts)
5.  p4, p10, p4
6. kfb, k2 , kfb, *k2, kfb* 3 times, k2, kfb, k2 (24sts)
7. p6, p12, p6
8. kfb, k3, kfb, k1, k2, *kfb, k3* twice, kfb, k3, kfb, k3(30sts)
9. p8, p14, p8
10. k8, k14, k8
11. p8, p14, p8
12. k9, k12, k9
13. p10, p10, p10
14. *k2tog, k3* twice, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k2, k1, *k2tog, k3* twice (24sts)
Knit the following rows all inpale yellow
15. purl
16. *k2tog, k4* along (20sts)
17. purl
18. *k2tog, k3* along (16sts)
19. purl
20. *k2tog* along (8sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed. Stop halfway down to add safety eyes/embroider eyes and a mouth and stuff. Close remaining opening and stuff, leaving a long tail to sew onto body.

BODY
CO 6 in skin

1. purl
2. *kfb* along (12sts)
3. purl
4. *kfb,k1* along (18sts)
Change to blue
5. purl
6.  *kfb,k2* along (24sts)
7-13. st-st 7 rows
Change to teal
14-19. st-st 6 rows
20. *k2tog, k2* along (18sts)
21. purl
Change to black
22. *k2tog, k1* along (12sts)
23. purl
24. *k2tog* along (6sts)
25. BO (Leave a long yarn tail for finishing)



CORONATION DRESS ARMS (make 2)
CO 3 in black
1. purl
2. *kfb* along (6sts)
3-11. begin with purl st-st 9 rows
Change to skin
12. knit
13. purl
14. *k2tog* (3sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed. You can stop halfway down to stuff lightly but it is not required. Close remaining opening leaving a long tail to sew onto body.



WINTER DRESS ARMS (make 2)
CO 3 in white
1. purl
2. *kfb* along (6sts)
3-11. begin with purl st-st 9 rows
Change to skin
12. knit
13. purl
14. *k2tog* (3sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed. You can stop halfway down to stuff lightly but it is not required. Close remaining opening leaving a long tail to sew onto body.

SKIRT
Face the teal side of the body uppermost
Pick up 24 sts in light blue from row 14 of the body piece (where the colour changes from light blue to teal)
1. purl
2. k1, *kfb* 22 times, k1 (46sts)
3-29. Begin with purl st-st 26 rows
30. knit
Change to teal
31. knit
32-57. Begin with purl st-st 26 rows
58. p1, *p2tog* 22 times, p1 (24sts)
59. knit
60. BO (leave a long yarn tail for finishing)

CLOAK

CO 14 in mauve
1.purl
2. knit
3.purl
4. *Kfb* along (28st)
5. purl
6. knit
7. BO10, p18 (18sts)
8. BO10, k8 (8sts)
9. purl
10. kfb, k5, kfb, k1 (10sts)
11-13. st-st 3 rows
14. kfb, k7, kfb, k1 (12sts)
15-17. st-st 3 rows
18. kfb, k9, kfb, k1 (14sts)
19-21. st-st 3 rows
22. kfb, k11, kfb, k1 (16sts)
23-25. st-st 3 rows
26. kfb, k13, kfb, k1 (18sts)
27-29. st-st 3 rows
30. kfb, k15, kfb, k1 (20sts)
31-33. st-st 3 rows
34. kfb, k17, kfb, k1 (22sts)
35-37. st-st 3 rows
38. kfb, k19, kfb, k1 (24sts)
39. knit
40. knit
41. knit
42. BO


Weave in the loose ends from the BO stitches.

TIARA

CO7 in Yellow
1. knit
2. k2tog, k5 (6sts)
3. k2tog k4 (5sts)
4. k2tog k3 (4sts)
5. k2tog k2 (3sts)
6. knit

 Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure.



Making up

1. Fold the skirt piece (right side facing out) in half and use the long yarn tail and attach the BO stitches to the body.
2. Use the long yarn tail from the body piece and stitch down the back (try to ignore the skirt piece during this part). Stuff the body just before closing at the winter body neck.
3. Flip the body and skirt so that the coronation side is showing. Use a long teal yarn tail and mattress stitch together the row ends of the skirt.
4. Flip the doll over to the winter body and skirt. Use a long light blue yarn tail to mattress stitch together the row ends of the skirt.
5. Attach a head to each body.
6. Attach the black coloured arms to the coronation side and the white arms to the winter body (dress coloured side attached to the body).
7. For winter hair  I took  approx 10x15 " pieces of yarn sew through the back of the head, even up the yarn. Braid the yarn pieces to the side of the head and tie off, trim the ends.Use yarn to create a fringe from the hairline across the forehead. I created slight loops to give the swept back fringe look.
8. For the coronation hair, I took  approx 10x 24 " pieces of yarn sew through the top of the head at the hairline. Even up the yarn  and start to twist along the hair line to the back of the head, securing as you go. At the back of the head I continued to twist the remaining yarn into a giant twisted bun and stitched into place. I added a few stitches at the front to create a side fringe.
9. Add finishing detail such attaching the tiara . I didn't knit a white dress train for the winter dress and although its not too clear form the photos I added a little piece of white tulle to the back of the winter dress to create a thin train. You can also add  flower embroidery and/ or sequins to the skirts and body.
10. Add a little flush to the cheeks with  a cotton swab (que tip) and some red blush.

Happy knitting all and remember to share the love and link back if you are posting photos on-line :)
Raynor x


P.S Sorry about the watermarks all over the pics. I know it doesn't look too pretty but I've had a lot of problems recently with people trying to sell the free patterns on ebay. Frozen things are pretty popular right now so I don't doubt people will try to do the same with these patterns. I suppose every party has a pooper and those who try to take more by profiting from what others offer for free. Please don't do this as it's not only theft but the listings are promptly removed by the VERO program and your account will be suspended for copyright infringements.