All around the world, the winter holidays are reflected in the spirit of the Nutcracker ballet. But no Nutcracker theme would be complete without sweet Clara. Whether as a gift for a girl in your life, or as part of your holiday decor, Clara is sure to be well received!
Worked in the round and almost completely seamlessly, Clara is a toy knitter’s dream project. With four photo tutorials to help you along, including a step-by-step guide for working the picot cast off on the dress, this project will be a cinch, even for a less experienced knitter.
You can also knit up an easy doll stand, so that Clara can be part of your holiday displays. A detailed photo tutorial will walk you through the steps to make your stand perfect. Ideal for any knitted doll, once you have the pattern, you can whip up stands for all your creations!
45 yds skin tone fingering yarn
35 yds ivory fingering yarn
18 yds light purple fingering yarn
12 yds light brown fingering yarn
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs
18” – ⅝” purple ribbon
½ oz wool stuffing
5 – 4mm Pearl Beads and thread for necklace
Scraps of blue and red yarn for facial features
4 skeins Scheepjes Catona (100% Cotton; 68 yds), 1 each in colors #130 Old Lace, #255 Nude, #399 Lilac Mist and
½ oz Mountain Meadow Wool Stuffing
Note: Scheepjes Catona is available in 10g, 25g, 50g and 100g skeins – listed above are requirements for 25g skeins
Finished Height: 11 inches (or 12¼ inches with base)