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Holidays Giveaway: Week 2 (Dec 7-Dec 11)

This post is what happens when the boss gives me free hand to select which book will be the prize.

I end up pulling out an obscure one because the patterns are so stinking cute!

Little gift dolls coverI mean, doesn’t this little bell boy with his wine and roses just slay you?

Now, as a rule, I personally prefer to crochet toys. I think crochet is good for that purpose because it’s more structural. But these adorable dolls are giving me second thoughts.

Toy soldierSeriously, look at the details on this toy soldier! So charming.

Another thing I like about this book is that it has some holiday dolls, which makes it perfect for this time of year.

Christmas tree fairyChristmas Tree Fairy, anyone? Her hair looks much easier than individual strands that you have to secure.

And, the piece de resistance….

Jelly babiesJELLY BABIES!!!

Oh, sure, they might look a little weird to you, but my fellow Dr. Who fans will understand.

All patterns in this book are knit using Sirdar Snuggly DK, a soft, machine washable nylon/acrylic blend. This makes it a great choice for toys for kids of any age since it’s easy to care for. Did your jelly babies pick up some lint? Toss them in the washer to freshen them up.

Snuggly DK is available in a slew of colors, which will make it easy to personalize your dolls.

Preview the rest of Sirdar Booklet #901-Little Gift Dolls.

What say you? Is this book a good prize?

10 lucky fans will be randomly selected to receive a copy. (US residents. Void where prohibited.)

Allons-y! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing your toy making thoughts.


108 thoughts on “Holidays Giveaway: Week 2 (Dec 7-Dec 11)

  1. Roxy64 on Ravelry says:

    OMG! Adorable!!!! And as a Dr. Who fan…yes, love!!!

  2. Pam Gardner says:

    Love those jellies!

  3. Rosemarie Z says:

    Love the little angel!

  4. Cynthia W says:

    Haven’t made many toys, but grandkids do need something new & unusual for Christmas!

  5. Kerri says:

    They are all so cute, my grandsons would love the Jelly Babies and I do need an angel for my Christmas tree.

  6. Helen says:

    Oh yes, this book is definitely a good prize and that’s why I’m entering for this one! I’ve made crochet and knit toys before. Crochet toys seem quicker for me to make and they hold their three-dimensional shape well. However, I also appreciate the softness and simplistic style of knit toys. Although, after looking at the patterns in this book, I see that there’s a whole world of toy knitting yet to be discovered. The Superkid looks super, and I may have to start with a pink jelly baby.

  7. Liz eaton says:

    Love the jelly babies

  8. Cindy Lynne says:

    Right now I’m making a Lalaloopsy doll for my 4 year old granddaughter. It’s been a while since I made any toys so I hope it turns out great!

  9. Nancy Wallace Bailey says:

    These are truly a start to a very wonderful toy store and holiday season. I can see the jelly babies made out of some Noro yarn. Love the drummer boy. Never could resist a man in uniform.

  10. Rebecca Gabriel says:

    I have never knit (or crocheted) toys, but these are adorable. I’ve sewn bears, etc., but these are super cute.

  11. Teri mitchum says:

    Very cute!!!

  12. Gayle Schultz says:

    There’s just something magical about knitting tiny tubes and balls, and making it come to life when you stitch it together!

  13. Dot Hogue says:

    These dolls are beautiful. Just right as gifts to my friend’s grandchildren who think of me as Aunt Dotty. There is something warm when playing with knit dolls.

  14. Diana K says:

    I love knitting toys for my little grand daughters, friends, and family. Knit toys are more than just something to play with, they’re treasured gifts that are filled with love <3

  15. Jan Haynes says:

    With 17 grandkids, this would be perfect, I’ve made animals, but nothing like these cuties!

  16. Tami says:

    I just started knitting 2 years ago and my next project will be knitted toys as I just found out my daughter is having a baby girl in April 2014! These are so adorable.

  17. Lisa smith says:

    Cool. I’ve crocheted toy animals but never knit. These look cute.

  18. Carol Beatty says:

    I love knitting toys they are a quick knit and it is so fun to see children and adult faces light up when they are given one. This is a great looking book!!

  19. Dana Patten says:

    I love making toys< they are a fast way to finish a project and make a treasure for little and big kids. Some I give away and some I keep for my children to find when I am gone. I believe they will continue to give joy for a long time. Maybe even for the generation I'll not know!

  20. Susan says:

    the little drummer boy.. the angel.. ohhh all of the lovely TOYS!!
    for all the lovely BOYS and GRRRLS o’ my dreams!!
    Wonderful BOOK!!

  21. Katerina Voeltner says:

    What a cute book.

  22. Christine Sheetz says:

    Oh my love love love them!

  23. Pat Dunn says:

    These dolls are TOO cute. I want some.

  24. Barbara Crossey says:

    I love to knit toys! I just finished a snowman and it’s cute!

  25. Anne says:

    These are so cute!

  26. barb page says:

    I love all her patterns and this happen to be one that I don’t have.

  27. Kat says:

    These designs are very cute for this time of year. I have not yet tried crochet for toys and have found some cute patterns that are only in crochet that I am not ready to attempt. Being more comfortable with knitting, these patterns are a great find.

  28. Ann F. says:

    These are so adorable. I would love to make them all!

  29. Sharon A says:

    I enjoy making toys, they knit and crochet up quickly. The super kid would brighten many a child’s day!

  30. Rose Mary Robinson says:

    Very cuts. Have made dolls for my children, grand, and great grand children. I know they would love these.

  31. Perri krom says:

    I absolutely loveknitting dolls and animals. I’d love your book!

  32. brenda bradshaw says:

    I love the Jelly’s and the angel

  33. Kathy Bleam says:

    My mom would love these to add to her holiday collection. I would enjoy making them throughout the year.

  34. Pat R says:

    Adorable dolls! I love the Jean Greenhowe patterns, they are so cute. I enjoy knitting toys for gifts but some of these like the Jelly Babies would have to be for me.

  35. Summer Wagner says:

    ADORABLE! Love that little drummer boy

  36. Shannon Anderson says:

    My son would love some new toys knitted for him. These patterns are so cute.

  37. MELISSA Bailes says:

    I have knitted for years but have only made a few flat knitted bears. Love these toys and would love to knit them up one by one. I think the jellies are sweet and the angel is darling.

  38. Katie Benson says:

    I can’t wait to knit these gorgeous little creatures for friends and myself ! They are all adorable. I have knit clown dolls to donate as fundraisers for our local VFW. You would be surprised how much people will pay for these cute items !

  39. Hildit Hucks says:

    So darn cute!! I would love to give these a try.

  40. Bonnie Atkinson says:

    What are they stuffed with?

  41. Lola says:

    The dolls are so cute! I have to have the patterns! ;)

  42. Karen T says:

    All the toys are so cute. I really love the Jelly Babies. I made an Eeyore and a Piglet many years ago for my daughters. Time now to make something for my grandkids!

  43. Kimberly says:

    I want to make that angel for my mom for Christmas now!!!

  44. Nina Martin-Anzuoni says:

    Dr. Who and knitting. It does not get better than that!

  45. Barbara Hoag says:

    very friendly little friends. My grand kids would love these.

  46. Linda says:

    Adorable!! I’ve never made toys. It’s something I would like to do.

  47. Lia Rizenko says:

    I Love the fact that I can knit some toys. Usually they have to be crocheted. I’m not that good at crocheting and honestly, I like knitting better, no offense.

  48. Linda Jennings says:

    Love the jelly babies. Look fun to make.

  49. These look easier than the teddy bears I’ve been making! margeblueyarn

  50. Dot says:

    They are all so cute. What a great prize. I would be happy to win one of the books.

  51. Maggie May says:

    How absolutely adorable… My baby girl would probably love an angel next year for Christmas (She’s still too little this year, but a super soft squishy angel would be awesome for a toddler)

  52. Louisa says:

    The jellies are SO cute as are the other dolls.

  53. Kaye says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  54. Susan Farbstein says:

    OMG these KNITTED dolls are so cute. I’m in love!! And the Jelly Babies, well, I think Miss Foster would be rounding them up in “Partners In Crime” episode. Look like adipose babies!!!
    Ok, it comes down to the fact that if I won this book I’d be making every adorable doll in this book!!!!!!

  55. Kikaby says:

    This book is perfect for me. I’m not good at crochet, I mainly knit. I love little toys and flowers, but the patterns are usually crochet.

  56. Brenda says:

    This book is a must have! How will i live without it?’

  57. nancy says:

    These are precious. I would love to win. My Buddy would love the jelly belly dolls. Many things to teeth on.

  58. Janet says:

    These are so ADORABLE!!! I love to knit little people for little people! I NEED these patterns. Thanks!

  59. Sandy Otremba says:

    They are so adorable, can’t wait to knit more toys for my grandchild to come in May.

  60. Sheryl says:

    Love her work – I make knit and crochet toys for grandkids all the time.

  61. Mary Reigstad says:

    Too sweet! I love to make and have little trinkets of yarn creations around me.

  62. Anna M says:

    All of them are sooo cute! Looks like dpn’s are needed and I’m not good at those!
    The jelly’s remind me of 5 flavor life savers too, and I need a life saver too!

  63. Annette says:

    I love these. I have so many new baby gifts to make! Pick me, pick me!

  64. Dale Storms says:

    The jelly babies are the best!!!

  65. kimberly says:

    Love the babies

  66. Judy says:

    I love little dolls…I stick them in unusual places to surprise my little visitors. I love those Jelly Bellys!❤️

  67. Jane says:

    Always looking for something new and fun to knit for the grandkids – they only need so many sweaters. These are really cute. Thanks for the opportunity – and Happy Holidays.

  68. Judy says:

    How cute!

  69. Dale says:

    Jelly Babies are the best!

  70. MariaZ says:

    My grandson and great niecewd love these

  71. Angela says:

    Jelly babies are so cute! Jean Greenhowe is sure to leave a long legacy in knitting with all her cute doll patterns.

  72. Noelle says:

    I click on the link for the Doctor Who reference, and stayed for the adorable dolls! I love the jelly babies and the angel. I haven’t tried knitting toys yet, but these are so cute I would have to give them a try.

  73. Frannie Hartman says:

    Have to have this, my husband nick named my best friend and I Jelly Belly and Peanut Butter. Lol so cute!

  74. debra says:

    So adorable, my grandsons would love them!

  75. Pat Smith-Major says:

    Really cute!

  76. Karin says:

    So cute!

  77. Debbie M says:

    Love these adorable toys. Perfect for the young and young at heart!

  78. Suzanne Webster says:

    OMG they all are do cute! But I must say I love the Jelly Babies! Yes I am a Doctor Who fan! I remember the episode with the little bits of walking fat. LMBO

  79. Rhonda says:

    Oh soooo cute!!!! would love to make any if these angels:)

  80. Alexis says:

    I have only made a few toy items (including a knitted monster for my nephew). I would definitely like to make more for all the little kiddies in my life!

  81. Ann F. says:

    I would love this book. I could make so many awesome gifts.

  82. Sindy says:

    Made my granddaughter an elephant, knit from Allen Dart pattern. She named it Elly.

  83. Maxiee says:

    At least those jelly babies won’t rot your teeth. Loved Tom Baker as the Doctor and his never ending supply of jelly babies.

  84. Lorinda L says:

    I love making toys and my grandkids enjoy them too.

  85. Ilsa S says:

    Omg, they are so cute!!!!!

  86. Pat says:

    I love the Jelly Babies! The last toy I knitted was Pickles the Cat.

  87. Shirley Owanisian says:

    I love making toys, those are so cute

  88. Becky says:

    Too stinkin’ cute, is right! Love these little dolls!

  89. Nancy Corneil says:

    I love these great dolls especially for Christmas

  90. Anne A. says:

    Love the Soldier. So intricate and absolutely beautiful.

  91. Linda Lynn says:

    Too cute!

  92. Sue Ames says:

    I love small things to knit in between big projects. The 3 little grand kids would love them.
    sue

  93. Marilyn says:

    SSOOOOOOOOO, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable! With 2 new grandbabies this pattern booklet will get worn out with use! They just love playing with “Little People”. What fun for me and them~! Thank you, Thank you for the chance to win!

  94. Jane George says:

    So far I have made 7 stuffed elephants. I am always surprised how much the kids have liked them. Making toys brings joy to both the knitter and the receiver.

  95. Joanne says:

    I haven’t knitted toys yet, but I need to make a whole bunch of the Jelly Babies to go with the 4th Doctor scarf I made a couple months ago! And to give out to my fellow Doctor Who fan friends

  96. Erin M. says:

    These are adorable!! I don’t usually knit dolls, but I would definitely take a crack at these Jelly Babies! My kids and I are huge fans of Dr. Who, and they would love a few Jelly Babies for Christmas!

  97. Dawn says:

    I love handmade toys!! These dolls are so cute-especially the Jellies!

  98. Vanna says:

    The Jelly Babies are sooooo cute!

  99. Carmen says:

    Cute! Luv Sirdar!!

  100. Marilyn says:

    So very cute! My group is making her nativity scene and I love her stuff!

  101. Virginia Hill says:

    Love the Jelly Babies my grandbaby would to

  102. Mary Ann M says:

    These are so adorable! I would love to do the little jelly bellies for my grand-daughter!

  103. Meghan says:

    I love to make toys! The angel is my favorite!

  104. Kathy Koch says:

    These are so inspiring. Thinking of items to plan now for next year’s craft sales. It is a fund-raiser for the local pregnancy center.

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