The Tomten and the Fox

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The Tomten and the Fox Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

The kind old Tomten shares his bowl of porridge with a hungry fox on a cold winter night.

Inspired by Astrid Lindgren's classic story of The Tomtem and the Fox, this charming duo would be much loved by any Tomten lover or a delightful way to introduce him.

This pattern involves knitting in the round with double pointed needles, working the Tomten's hat and the fox's tail into a curve with short rows and sewing up the fox's hat with a kitchener stitch.


  • Worsted weight yarn in gray, red, white and orange (uses only a very tiny bit of each color, a great way to use up those bits and pieces)
  • Set of 4 US size 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Craft glue
  • 1 'dad' size wooden peg doll (2 3/8") and 1 'boy' size wooden peg doll 1 11/16") (resources at bottom of pattern)
  • Unfinished wooden dollhouse bowl, 1.5" (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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I am so glad you found my cosy little place. My name is Julie, I am 33 years old and single mama to three spirited little girls. I love to create just about anything, but my passions are knitting and Waldorf doll making. Check out my Etsy shop to see my dolls!
I am happily building a cosy life with my little family in the foothills of North Carolina, one stitch ...

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