Samantha Baby Doll- Pattern

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This is a pattern for an adorable doll knit with Cascade yarns. She is stuffed with a small amount of stuffing but mostly she is stuffed with pellets which gives her the most soft, cuddly, and floppy feel. She also has a more realistic weight. This pattern comes with the directions to make the doll, diaper, jumper and bow. This is a wonderful toy for any child to enjoy!

Please visit my Etsy shop for this pattern!


Cable-Knit Purse with Bamboo handles PATTERN

This beautiful cable knit purse has bamboo handles, satin lining, and a magnetic clasp. This is a super-fast knitting project. The pattern includes instructions for adding the lining, clasp, handles, and ribbon. This pattern is on sale for $5.00. Check out my Etsy shop! This purse measures 10″ wide by 13″ tall.

2 Cable knit Neck Warmer- Pattern

This beautiful neckwarmer is knit in two sizes Youth and Adult on US size 10.5 needles. It’s a beautiful cowl and knits up super-fast! Check out my Etsy store for the pattern.

Dr. Who, The 11th Doctor

Introducing Dr. Who, the 11th Doctor! He measures about 8 inches tall. He is knit in the round on 4 Size 5 DPNs. I used Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn for everything except the shirt which is Cascade 220 Super Wash sport. For the bordering I used a size E crochet hook. You can check out my Etsy page to buy the pattern for US $2.50!


Ruby- Free Knitting Pattern

Meet Ruby! She measures 14 1/2″ long X 11″ wide. Her body and diaper are knit, but her dress, shoes and bow are crochet. This doll is a bit more complicated than the other patterns I’ve offered here.
Use any colors you wish for the body, hair, diaper and dress. I will list what I used:
  • Body: I used Spud and Chloe yarn in Toast for the body Color 7506, Dye lot #0836. Gauge Weight 100 grams. Gauge 4-5 sts per inch
  • Shoes and Dress Staccato sock yarn in green. Color #103 Dye Lot # 0677. Gauge 30 sts = 4″
  • Dress: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in pink. Color #62178 Dye lot # 001. Gauge 5 sts = 1″
  • Hair: Imperial Yarn- Columbia, 2Ply Mulespun. Color 28 Spiced Poppy. Dye lot # 111. Weight 4 oz, Gauge 18 sts/24 rows
  • Diaper: Peaches and Creme yarn in white color #01005.

4 Size 5 DPNs.

2 size 8 needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

measuring tape

two buttons for the eyes

Black embroidery yarn for the mouth


Knit bottom up.

CO 9 sts. Move sts evenly over 3 needles. Join in the round:

  • K
  • KFB in all sts-
  • K
  • KFB in all sts.
  • K
  • KFB in all sts-
  • K evenly until body measures 3 1/2″ from CO edge.
  • K to last 2 sts on the needle K2tog. Repeat for the last two sts.
  • Repeat until there are 20 sts on each needle
  • K until the body measures 6″
  • K to last 4 sts. K4tog. Repeat for the last two needles.
  • K to last two sts, K2tog. Repeat for following 2 needles
  • Repeat last step until there are 10 sts. on each needle.
  • K 3 rounds
  • K to last st, KFB in last st.
  • Repeat until there are 14 sts on each needle
  • Begin stuffing body.
  • K 3 rounds
  • K to last st on the needle, KFB. Repeat for following two needles.
  • K
  • Repeat last two steps until there are 18 sts on each needle.
  • K 8 rounds
  • K to last 2 sts. K2tog. Repeat until there are 3 sts on each needle
  • close


  • Pick up 7 sts in a triangular pattern. Refer to photo for pattern.
  • K even for 4″
  • KFB in first and last 3 sts.
  • K 2 rounds
  • KFB in last st on each needle
  • Move 7 sts from the last needle to the first needle, and move 7 sts from last needle to the second needle. (Note: the needle points should be pointing to the front and back of head) You will be working back and for on two needles from now on.
  • K to last st, KFB. On second needle KFB and k to the end. (KFB should be near the toes, not the heal).
  • K
  • Repeat last two steps until there are 24 sts on each needle.
  • Stuff foot lightly and close with the Kitchener stitch.


This is for the left arm. When you get to the hand, do the For the right arm, do the opposite. If it says, first st- follow the same instructions, but for the last st.

  • In a triangular pattern, pick up 7 sts on each needle.
  • K for 3″
  • KFB on first st on first needle, and last stitch on second needle.
  • Move 4 sts from 2nd needle to 1st needle, and the remaining 4sts from 2nd needle to the 3rd needle. Note. When you hold the arm out you want the needles to be horizontal. You will be working back and forth on two needles now.
  • KFB on 1st and last of each needle.
  • Repeat
  • K 2 rounds
  • K to last 2 sts on first needle, K2tog. Second needle K2tog, k to the end.
  • repeat
  • K
  • K2tog , k to last 2 sts k2tog on first needle. Second needle repeat.
  • K2tog, k to end of the needle. K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
  • repeat
  • K
  • stuff arm and hand (lightly)
  • close with kitchener stitch.


Use size 8 needles

  • CO 18 sts
  • Work three rounds of K
  • P
  • K2tog, k to last 2 sts K2tog
  • p
  • repeat last 2 sts until there are 6 sts on your needle.
  • p
  • k
  • p
  • KFB in 1st st. K to last st KFB
  • p
  • repeat until there are 16 sts on the needle
  • p
  • KFB in 1st 2 sts. K to last 2 sts. KFB in last 2 sts.
  • P
  • Repeat last two steps
  • K 2 rounds
  • BO
  • Crochet around the edge of the diaper.
  • Attach to the body




Using a size E hook

  • Ch8 Skip the first st and DC into the top “bar” of each stitch to the end. At the last st DC 5 sts into that stitch. This will begin to form a “shell” shape. Continue around that and DC into the bottom “bar” of the same ch sts. Make 5 dc into the to and heal at each round.
  • Make 4 rounds of dc.
  • Round 5 follow same steps as above- but make Triple (AKA treble) crochet stitches into each st. Do not add extra sts in the toe and heal.
  • Beginning at 1 1/2″ from toe (on both sides) work sc stitch back and for 3 rounds. Cut yarn and close knot at the end. Use pink yarn to make a bow in the front of the shoe. Refer to photos.
  • Attach to foot.


using size I hook

Start with Green:

  • Ch 42
  • Join in the round and work a dc st in each st
  • When you reach the beginning of each round sl the first st and then follow the pattern as instructed. This is the case for each round from now on.
  • Work 5 rounds in green.
  • Change to pink Work 2 sts in Triple (AKA Treble) Crochet st and in the third stitch, work 2 tc sts in that st. Repeat to the end of the row.
  • Work 3 rounds of TC.
  • Break yarn. Close sl st and weave in ends.
  • At the top of the dress, pick up 3 sts and work SC sts back and forth until the strap measures 2 1/2″
  • With the dress on the doll, attach the strap to the back of the dress. Repeat for the other strap.
  • Using pink yarn, weave through the second row, on the front of the dress and tie a bow.
Using a size I hook
Ch 5 and join in the round with a sl st.
Make 5 TC into center of ring. On opposite side, make 5 TC into center of ring. At this point it should already look like a bow. Chain a long tail and warp it around the center of the bow. Leave a long tail so you can tie the bow around the pigtails of your doll.
Make 2


Pull hair into pigtails and tie with bows. Trim hair.


in the center of face, take up two stitches and wind the yarn around the two stitches. Sew on the button eyes. Using black yarn- make a simple mouth.


Cast on 5 stitches on a size 5 needle.

K turn

P turn


Sew onto the side of the head.


Oscar Owl- Free Pattern!


knit owl


cascade 220 superwash sport (any color – I used Dark Blue 854 lot# 4133), Fresco in baby blue 5304 lot# 0275, Simplicity in Electric Blue 011 lot#02, Encore worsted in gold.

4 size 5 dpns

Size H hook

measuring tape


tapestry yarn for weaving

Begin from bottom up:

-co 9 sts. Join in the round


-kfb in all sts


-kfb in all sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts

-k until body measures 1 1/2″ from cast-on edge

-On first needle k5 (change to electric blue) k7 (change back to dark blue) , k remaining sts. Next 2 needles, k to end.

-On first needle k1, (change to electric blue), k to last st, (change to dark blue) k1. On remaining 2 needles, k to end of row.

-Repeat last steps until body measures 3″ from cast on edge.

-On first needle k5 in dark blue (change to electric blue) k7, (change to dark blue) k remaining sts. On remaining two needles, k to end of row.

-K (in dark blue) to last 2 sts at the end of first needle. k2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

-Repeat until there are 8 sts on each needle.

-Move 4 sts from 2nd needle onto 1st needle and 4sts from second needle onto 3rd needle.

From now on you will be working back and forth on two needles
-kfb in first 2 sts. k to last 2 sts on first needle, kfb in those 2 sts. Repeat for 2nd needle


– Repeat last two steps until there are 20 sts on each needle.

k even until the head measures 2″.

stuff lightly and close with kitchener st.


with light blue, fold 8″ of yarn over five times.

using a crochet hook, insert hook through the corner of the owl’s head. Grab the yarn in the middle and pull through hole. Pull a large loop big enough to pull ends of yarn through. Pull yarn tight to form a sort of knot. Trim to about 1″.


with a size j hook using light blue yarn make a magic circle. Make 12 dc in the mc. break yarn. attach to face.

using any color button you choose- sew the buttons to the center of the eyes.


with gold yarn and 2 size 5 knitting needles

co 6

k turn

p turn

k2tog, k 2, k2tog turn

p turn

k2tog twice turn

p turn



attach to front of face.


The wings are made with the crocodile stitch. I will be adding an instructional video for the crocodile stitch to my youtube channel soon.

with electric blue and size H hook. ch 5. Make a slst in the first st on the foundation ch wich will join your ch into a circle. Ch 3 and work 5 dc into the center of the ring. Ch 1 and work 5 dc into the center again. Move all 10 dc sts as close together as possible, ch 3. Dc into the 2 loops below the ch. thid will turn your work to the side. Ch 1 and dc into center ring. Ch1 work a double crochet into the side of the FIRST dc ch you made in the first “shell” work another dc into the same st. Turn your work around and work 5 dc sts around the edge st. ch1 turn your work so the dc sts you just made are facing away from you. Work 5 dc around the next dc st “bar.” Slst into the top of the middle dc st. Then make 5 dc around the “bar ” of the next dc. Ch1 Spin work and work 5 dc around the last bar. Cut yarn and pull end through the last ch on your hook. attach the wing to the side of the body.


Crochet bow-tie

Chain 5.

join the chain to the first chain with a slip stitch. (this will form a ring)

Ch 4

Work 5 Triple (AKA Treble) crochet into the center of the ring.

ch 4

slip stitch into the center of the ring

Move all the Triple crochet stitches to one side of the bow.

On the other side of the ring, make 5 Triple crochet into the ring.

Ch 4 and slip stitch into the center of the ring.

Cut about 12 inches of yarn and close the loop.

Wrap your length of yarn neatly around the center of the bow.

Tie neatly in the back so you cannot see it from the front.

Attach the bow to the owl!

Fireman Joe is finished! Plus brainstorming or madness?…

I just love this guy! He is super cute and has several layers. I created a pattern for him and will have it available for you soon! Here are his pictures:

Here is Fireman Joe without his hat.

Fireman Joe is ready to fight a fire!

T-shirt and suspenders!

It never seems to fail, when I am working on one idea, I get a million others. This is why I carry a notepad with me everywhere I go. Sometimes the ideas come to me in detail and I have to draw a picture, sometimes 10 ideas come to me at once and I can only make a list. I must look like a crazy lady with my notebook full of drawings and lists- obscure shorthand notes with “K…P…YO” written in the corner, or arrows pointing to a thumbnail drawing and a note saying, “garter st.”  Notes with codes only I could decipher- insanity in little spurts! lol

The funny part is, sometimes the ideas come so fast, I have spelling errors! lol At least I can laugh at myself! Although…an island made of cake…that would be cool

Tell me I am not the only one struck with little spurts of madness! lol

Diane Dragonfly


Cascade 220 Yarn in black for body, any desired color for wings

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

Poly-fiber stuffing.


Measuring tape




4 1/2″ long and 4 1/24″ wide


CO- Cast on


K2tog- K 2 stitches together


CO 9 sts. join in round – 
k for 5″ -stuff, and add a pipe cleaner.
Cut yarn and weave into the stitches from the needle.
 Refer to photos for how to pick up sts.
 Pick up 8 sts on one needle. 
Directly under that needle, pick up 8 more sts. 
-k 5 rounds on both needles
-k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog on first needle. 
Repeat on second needle.
-k around on both needles until the wing measures 2″ 
-close with kitchener stitch. repeat on other side of dragonfly

I am working on new patterns!

I haven’t been feeling well, but I am still working hard on getting new patterns (some are FREE) up here for everyone. I hope to get my Free Barbara Butterfly pattern up tomorrow. I am also working on getting my Etsy shop open so I can start selling Pretty Boy Peacock and Fireman Joe! I have an idea for an entire line of Rescue dolls. Firemen/women, Policemen/women, EMTs, Doctors, and more! Stay tuned! Until then, I’d like to share some pictures of Fireman Joe and Pretty Boy Peacock:


We have a winner!

This pattern will be my first pattern on Knitting Without a Net! that is not offered for free. I’ve been working on it for weeks and I am very excited to offer it here! I would like to have a little contest.

The first subscriber to my blog to guess what the pattern will be will receive the pattern for FREE! 

When we have a winner, I will email you the pattern in PDF form, so when you win, please send your email address to knittingwithoutanet @ gmail . com . I should have it all written up by Monday! 



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