I made this amigurumi caricature doll for a colleagues birthday earlier this year, and it received great comments (especially the pouty lips!). So I thought I’d share the crochet pattern here on the craft blog.
This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a traditional peg doll. It’s a craft club class I gave to KS1 children (4-7 years) last year, and more recently to KS2 kids (7-11 years) with some more advanced techniques added in to suit the older age range.
The method I use to make my peg dolls uses minimal glue, meaning younger children can see the end result much quicker, and have less opportunity for sticky fingers, glue in their hair, on their clothes et al! I hope you find the tutorial useful and would love to hear your comments below this post :)
Materials Needed For Each Peg Doll
Fabric scraps Wooden peg Glue Glue brush Wool or yarn (for the hair) Coloured felt tip pens Pipe cleaner Circular tin or saucer (to draw around) Scissors
Obviously, all of the above can be substituted, i.e. you could use string for the hair, or an old paintbrush for the glue.
Before You Start
Don’t forget to lay down some wipe-clean plastic on the table! I can also recommend a small jar to hold the peg doll in for children (and adults!) who are all thumbs – this will steady the peg doll whilst you work on it.