Free Pattern: Tiny Girl Scouts

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This year the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary, and having been one myself, I’m proud to celebrate with them in Mochimochi style! I hope this pattern for an inch-tall Girl Scout will come in handy for gifts and exchanges, and knitters are welcome to use it for Girl Scouts related fundraising.

You’ll need:
– Fingering-weight yarn in 4 colors (skin color, green, white, and hair color), plus small amounts of other colors for badges, and black for eyes
– Set of size 1 US (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles
– Small tapestry needle
– Small amount of polyester stuffing

Notes:
– The finished project is very small and is not a suitable toy for small children.
– You can scale up the Girl Scout by using thicker yarn and corresponding needle size.

A list of pattern abbreviations can be found here.

——– Pattern starts here! ——–

Body
Work legs
With skin color, CO 4 sts onto one DPN.
Knit 2 rows of I-cord, then break yarn and set aside on a spare needle.

Make a second leg the same way as the first.

Join legs
Divide the sts of each leg onto two DPNs, with the first 2 sts of each leg side by side on the front DPN, and the last 2 sts of each leg on the back DPN. The working yarn should be attached to the rightmost st on the back DPN.

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Break skin color, and switch to green. Knit one rnd, starting with front DPN, then flipping needles around and continuing on with the back DPN.

Distribute 8 sts onto 3 DPNs to continue to work in a rnd.

Continue body
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: [Kfb] 8 times (16 sts).
Rnd 3: [Kfb, k3] 4 times (20 sts).
Switch to white.
Rnds 4-8: Knit 5 rnds.
Switch to skin color.
Rnd 9: [K2tog, k3] 4 times (16 sts).
Rnds 10-13: Knit 4 rnds.
Insert a small amount of stuffing into piece.
Rnd 14: [K2tog] 8 times (8 sts).
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts with a tapestry needle.

With black, embroider eyes onto face with 2 small horizontal stitches for each, placed 3 sts above color change and spaced 2 sts apart.

Arms
With skin color, CO 2 sts onto one DPN.
Knit 16 rows of I-cord, then break yarn and draw tightly through sts with a tapestry needle.

With the end still threaded on the tapestry needle, insert the I-cord through the body, going in and coming out at sides of body, 2 sts below face.

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Weave loose ends back through the I-cord and body.

Sash
With green, CO 3 sts onto one DPN to work flat.
Work 30 rows of stockinette stitch.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Cut a long piece of hair color, and embroider hair onto head using long stitches radiating out from the top of the head. Or, for braids, thread pieces of yarn through the head from one side to the other, then split the pieces into two groups and braid each on either side of the head.

Hold sash so that the CO and BO edges meet, and stitch them together to form a circle.

Place the sash around the girl’s body, with the seam down at her left side. Stitch the sash in place using backstitch.

Embroider badges with various colors, using two small stitches for each.

Weave in remaining loose ends.

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Campfire
With brown worsted-weight yarn and size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles, make 4 3-stitch I-cords of various length, then stitch together in a pile. Cut pieces of orange and yellow fingering-weight yarn, and thread through the pile of logs, then split the orange and yellow pieces by carefully using the tip of a scissor blade.

© 2012 Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

Please do not copy or distribute any part of this pattern without permission.
Please do not sell items made from this pattern without permission.

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19 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Tiny Girl Scouts

  1. Thank you for posting this! I was a girl scout ages ago, and it was with a knitting machine at a girl scout meeting that I learned that yarn can be made into awesome things. I’ve been knitting ever since. Yay for girl scouts!

  2. I am a troop leader and I am going to make these for my girls for the end of year thing we do. TOO cute! Thanks for the pattern… These would make great SWAPS… for all the gs out there, you know what I mean!

  3. Love it! Now all I need is a tiny knitted tree and a tent and I can create a real tiny camp out!

    Thank you

  4. OMG these are excellent! I am taking my 13 and 14 yr. old Girl Scouts to the 100th Anniversary Event in DC and these would make a great souvenir!

  5. Thank you for your generosity! (Remember the song? She wears a G for generosity, an I for interest too, etc. – ha,ha)

  6. thank you thank you! i am so excited about this! and thank you for your generous permission on pattern use. i hope to make some to take as SWAPS with me when i go to Our Chalet this summer (or at least make enough for the girls in the troop who are going). :)

  7. Thank you for making this free.
    I am going to a Jamboree tomorrow and am planning on making some on the way to the campsite.

  8. Can’t wait to make these, must send one to my Girl Scout leader friends One special friend has been a GS for over 50 years Thank-you so much!

  9. I love the Mochimochi”s. I teach knitting and crocheting and do a few craft shows each year. I would like to make a few assorted Mochimochi critters to have on my table as a way to draw people in, and show them it’s not all about afghans, sox and sweaters. There is some fun stuff out there too. I need your permission to be able to sell what’s on my table, because as you know, people will want them. Please.! They’re too cute to keep hidden and they just might help create a new knitter.

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