Free Pattern: Tiny Girl Scouts
This is an intermediate-level knitting pattern for everyone to enjoy. Please check out the Mochimochi Shop for more patterns that you’ll love!
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.
– Fingering-weight tarn 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
– 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! ——–
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weave loose ends back through the I-cord and body.
With green, CO 3 sts onto one DPN to work flat.
Work 30 rows of stockinette stitch.
BO all sts.
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.
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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