PATTERN ONLY: Dia de los Muertos sugar skull dolls!! Day of the Dead Knitting Day of the Dead knit plushie, DIY, Instant Download

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*** This is a KNITTING PATTERN and NOT a finished product. ***
I do sell customizable or ready-made hand knit dolls as well; please check my shop for that specific listing.
Also look for the knitting KIT in my shop, which includes this pattern, knitting needles, yarn, and all the tools you need to make your own! This listing is JUST for the PATTERN.

Wonderful gift to make for a geeky friend, special child, Valentine's Day gift, stocking stuffer, trick or treat pal, and so forth!

Enjoy the freedom of tying knots, NOT weaving in ends, making one arm longer than the other, making seams unseemly, etc!
Make mistakes and DON'T rip them out! (YIKES!!)
Show your knots, and be proud!
Have fun with the colors! Make them coordinate – or not – as much as you'd like.
And I can't say this enough – be creative!

This listing is for the DIY knitting pattern ONLY so YOU can make your OWN DOTD doll creation! Choose your favorite colors, and go to town! Its okay with me if you sell the completed doll, but please credit me as the designer and give a link to my shop. Share the love! And its never okay to just give this pattern to someone, or to photocopy it... tsk tsk... have them support a stay-home mom and tell them where they can buy their copy...But you already knew that, so thanks!

Here's some more info about the pattern:

Skill level: Easy.
Beginners may have some difficulty, please check the necessary skills. BUT that being said, this is a great learning project too, to rev up those knitting skills, especially since mistakes only make this guy more charming! Written in standard US terms.

Skills necessary:
CO = cast on
K = knit
P = purl
Kfb = knit front & back
Pfb = Purl front and back
st st = stockinette stitch = knit one row, purl one row
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
BO = bind off
Basic embroidery for stitching “X” eye and mouth
Mattress stitch & Whip stitch for seaming
French knot for belly button

Gauge is not needed. Knit on size 6 needles with cotton yarn (or any worsted weight yarn).

Check out They have wonderful free YouTube videos readily available. There are some amazing knitting books at your local library as well.

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