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Marie Mayhew on craftsy.com
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

I have been crafting since I was little kid, but only learned to knit when my son was 6 months old. I started knitting with the hopes of making lots of little mittens and sweaters. My patterns have ...

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Woolly Matroyshka Dolls

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Woolly Matroyshka Dolls
Woolly Matroyshka Dolls
Woolly Matroyshka Dolls
Woolly Matroyshka Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • use of double points

Pattern Description:

A knit & felt pattern.

Matroyshka means 'little matron' in Russian. Matroyshka dolls are often referred to as Russian nesting dolls. Although these dolls do not nest, they are knit in different sizes but similar shapes to appear as if they could.

Have fun creating a collection of dolls in coordinating colors with whimsical detail!


  • size 10.5 double point needles
  • 1 skein worsted weight 100% wool yarn in various colors
  • cream acrylic felt, for faces
  • DMC embroidery floss
  • polyester stuffing
  • plastic poly-pellets, for base