Tassel Doll Tutorial


This cute little gal is fun to make and very customizable.  I think it would be cute to make several of these with different hair/skin/dress colors and create a little house or village for them to live in.  These dolls can also be used as dolls for your other, bigger dolls (like American Girl Dolls).

So let’s get started!

You will need:


Yarn in several different colors: skin color, dress color(s), and hair color


Needle and thread or fabric glue


1.  Choose your yarn colors and separate them into hair, skin, and dress colors.  I used two colors of yarn for her dress, but you can use more or less as you choose.


2.  Wrap the dress yarn around your hand several times until you have a nice thick bunch of yarn.  You can vary the amount of yarn to vary the fullness of the dress.


3.  Snip the yarn from the yarn balls and carefully take the loops of yarn off of your fingers.  Use the skin color yarn to tie a knot near the top of the dress.  The dress yarn above the knot will be the head, so size it accordingly.


4.  Wrap the skin color yarn around the loops of dress yarn above the knot to make the head.  Snip off the end of the yarn, leaving a tail.


5.  Tie a knot around the head with the tail, and cut off the extra yarn.


6.  A little down from the head, tie a strand of skin color yarn for the arms.  Tie some knots at each end of the yarn for hands.-Allison (Tassel doll) 0197.  If you like, you can tie a strand of dress yarn over where the arms knot in the middle to hide the knot.


8.  Great!  Now for the hair.  Take your hair color yarn and unravel the ends, like so.


9.  Once you have unraveled a few strands of yarn, wrap them around your hand like you did for the dress.  This time when you take the yarn off, tie it in the middle and cut both ends.


9.  It probably works best to attach the hair by sewing it on, but you can try gluing it if you really don’t want to sew.


10.  Ta-daa!  You’re finished!


Here are some pictures with the finished doll:

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I hope you enjoyed making a tassel doll!  I know I did!



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