Topsy Turvey Dolly

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making something a bit different - it's very easy and not not nearly as fiddly as it looks. Jean Greenhowe's patterns are so very easy to follow - in fact, it's very difficult to go wrong! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use really bright, cheerful colours, and keep on stuffing, stuffing, stuffing to make a nice firm doll.

What you will need

  • Acrylic yarn
  • polyester stuffing.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Pam NZ asked:
Oh this dolly brings back memories... I had 2 of these when I was young... didn't have the 2 faces on them tho, how cool! Love scared Granny LOL.
patz in suffolk answered:
I had a soft bodied doll with a head that had three faces - one smiling, one sleeping and one crying. There was a horrible sort of knob on the top of her head was used to turn the head around within a hood, so that only one face showed at a time - creepy!
soma1773 asked:
They are fantastic. You are so talented!! I don't think I have the courage to try knitting a doll!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you! Jean Greenhowe's patterns are really easy - so easy in fact that it's difficult to go wrong. I really do recommend them - no courage required!
burnhamt673488 asked:
can pattern be downloaded??? and if so how?
patz in suffolk answered:
I don't know. I bought the book that has the pattern in it. Jean Greenhowe has a website that may give you a bit more information about where you can get the pattern. They're still in print in the UK and I'm pretty sure they're available all over the world. In fact, I think Ms Greenhowe is still publishing new patterns. You could try Amazon.
K Lee 2Strings asked:
One of my cousins had one of these dolls and I was so jealous. Very cute little project and so much fun to play with.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. As you'll see from what I said above, I've lost some bits, so will have to knit them again!
Caraline2 asked:
Nice I used to do knitting, but to hard on the fingers these day, nice job,
patz in suffolk answered:
I know what you mean, Caraline - I have a certain amount of arthritis, especially in my thumb joints (I'm a masseuse and have worn them out), so I can't do a great deal myself nowadays. The toys are good, as only small pieces are made at a time, so it's quite easy to stop when it gets too much.