Woolly Matroyshka Dolls

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Woolly Matroyshka Dolls

Matroyshka means 'little matron' in Russian. Matroyshka dolls are often referred to as Russian nesting dolls. Although these dolls do not nest, they are knit in different sizes but similar shapes to appear as if they could. Have fun creating a collection of dolls in coordinating colors with whimsical detail!


For solid-colored dolls: 1 skein of worsted weight 100% wool yarn.
For different color dress and scarf for each doll: 3 skeins of worsted weight 100% wool yarn. Models shown in Nature Spun Worsted Orange You Glad, Cherry Delight and Spring Green.
double point needles, size 10 1/2
16-inch circular needle, size 10 1/2
100% polyester fiberfill and plastic poly-pellets for stuffing
1-2 yards of either BABY (1/4-inch) or MEDIUM (1/2-inch) rick rack, any color, for each dress
Flesh tone acyrlic felt
Soft pink wool roving for nose
Embroidery floss for eyes and mouth

Please note: this pattern is available in print only.