Blythe On A Budget: DIY Knit Cowl

Written on October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm by Michelle
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With the cooler weather, I think cowls are a wonderful thing. They’re easier to make than scarves, and it’s a lot easier to do things without the ends hanging into things (or food). Somehow this also translates to cowls being a good idea for Blythe, because this is an easy beginner’s knitting project. All you need to know is how to count, how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to bind off. And if you don’t know how to do any of those things, you can learn online at Knitting Help (except for counting).

You will need:

  • Knitting needles (2.75mm/US2)
  • Fingering or sock weight yarn (small amount, I used Knit Picks Palette)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle



Cast on 12 stitches (I use the long-tail cast-on).

Knit back and forth (garter stitch) until the piece is 15cm (~6″).

Bind off. Seam the edges together.

Turn cowl right-side-out.


Slide it up Blythe’s legs, be careful around her hands (don’t get her fingers hooked into the stitches!), and have it around her neck.


Blythe On A Budget: DIY Cable Knit Throw Pillow

Written on January 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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The great thing about cushions is that there is a huge range of ‘standard’ sizes’ for the 1:1 scale crowd (that being us!). For Blythe, I wanted to make some throw cushions for that great Ikea HUSET couch (modeled after the KLIPPAN). My real-life throw cushions on my real couch range from 12″x12″ to 16″x16″ which, in 1:6 scale, would be be 2″x2″ or 2.67″x2.67″.  The nice thing is that you can make these in a variety of sizes, or all the same size. Click to read more of this entry.

Knitted Legwarmers [Free Pattern]

Written on March 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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What Blythe doesn’t need a pair of matching (or mismatching, as the case may be) legwarmers? Whether she’s trying to keep warm in the cold, or she’s becoming a yoga queen, a doll can always use a nice pair of legwarmers. And what better way to get a pair than to bug her owner to knit some?

Note: these are sized for (Neo) Blythes, not Middies or Petites.

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Knitted Pullring Dishcloth [Free Pattern]

Written on February 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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A little something to all those knitters out there in the Blythe community – a pullring dishcloth. But you don’t need to use it as a dishcloth. You could knit many of them and make a blanket, or knit a few and make cushion cover, or just knit a set for yourself because – why not? Or even just the one would make a nice little doll blanket. Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with a blanket that has a pullring on it?

Needed knitting skills: casting on, knitting, purling, casting off and being able to read a chart.

Click here to download the free knitted pullring dishcloth pattern.


Crochet Petite Toque and Scarf [Free Pattern]

Written on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Supplies Needed

  • 4.00mm/US G-6 crochet hook
  • Small amount of sock yarn (good project for remnants!)
  • Yarn/darning needle
  • Scissors

2 st per 1 cm

Pattern Notes
Total number of stitches that you should have at the end of each round is mentioned in the parentheses at the end of each round.

sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch

Toque Directions
Round 1: Crochet 6 sc in a magic ring (6).
Round 2: *2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (12).
Round 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (18).
Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* repeat 6 (24).
Round 5-9: Work even in sc (24).
Round 10: Work even in sl st (24).
Fasten off, tuck in ends.

Scarf Directions
Chain 16 (or as long as you want – 1 ch is the turning chain)
Sc across (15).
Fasten off, tuck in ends.

Notes on Pattern Use
This pattern may be used for personal or commercial use provided that full credit is given to for the pattern (please include a link to the website or pattern page in your sales description). This pattern is not for mass-production manufacturing. You may not sell, republish, repost or claim the pattern as your own. If you have any questions regarding these terms, please email Michelle at