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Let the sun shine in~~~ These flower dolls will steal your heart!

I followed a Flower Doll pattern from an old issue of Creative Knitting Magazine, which I unfortunately cannot find anymore. If anyone out there recognizes this pattern, please let me know–I’d love to be able to give credit where it’s due.

The orange, blue and striped flowers follow the pattern closely, but the pink flower features modified petals. I basically created long I-cords and coiled them to make petals–the effect reminds me of paper quilling.

Most of the dolls were knit in cotton yarns for durability and ease of care. I did also use some acrylic yarns (pink petals and blue petals), since I had a limited range of cotton colors.

You may have also noticed that their faces are all sewn with black yarn. These flowers made their way into the cribs of my friends who were new mothers, so I was very mindful to avoid any buttons or doll eyes that could be chewed off and/or swallowed. While visiting one of the recipients, I noticed how her daughter kept sucking away at various parts of her flower doll–so it was a good call!

With these cuties, it’s simply not enough to stop and smell the flowers—you have to give them a playful squeeze and a hug, too! Don’t you agree?