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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Patrick, the Leprechaun

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Patrick, the Leprechaun
Patrick, the Leprechaun
Patrick, the Leprechaun
Patrick, the Leprechaun
Patrick, the Leprechaun
Patrick, the Leprechaun

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • basic inc and dec

Pattern Description:

Just in time for St. Patrick's day ... when we're all Irish ... comes this fun knitted doll pattern. The doll is approx. 17 inches of cuddly coziness ... in his bathrobe and night cap he's all set for bed!

Knit in the round and almost completely in one piece, you'll start at the black shoes and knit on up, shaping his belly and heading toward his head. The arms and ears are knit separately and attached securely. The red beard and bit of hair on the back of his head looks best once the stands of yarn start to untwist ... creating a very natural look.

The directions contain clearly-written instructions and there are schematics for creating this perfect doll for boys ... or girls ... or even those of us lucky enough to be Irish!


16st x 24 rnds - 4" in stockinette worked in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 17-inch doll


  • Worsted-weight cotton/cotton-blend yarn (sample used Lion Brand's Cotton-Ease): oMC - Almond (cream-colored) - 400 yards oCC1 - Terracotta (dusty orangey-red) -50 yards oCC2 - Lime (light green) - 200 yards oCC3 - Violet (dusty blue) - 200 yards oCC4 - Charcoal (black) - 75 yards oCC5 - Snow (white) - 50 yards
  • US #4 dpns (or two 16-inch circs)
  • fiberfill for stuffing
  • F-crochet hook for placing beard, hair and sew eyebrows
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

950 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease


colors as noted in "materials"