Free Knitting Machine Alien Doll Tutorial
When I made this little baby alien doll inspired by The Child I wanted to share the pattern but wasn’t sure the best way in writing to describe how I made it so I decided to record the steps and add to my YouTube Channel. So that you can make your own I am adding the row counts and other details needed.
After recording this tutorial I created a little tool that can be used to help keep even tension when using an Addi Knitting Machine. I have also found that my Tension Fork also helps with finicky yarns run through the machine more easily. For this pattern I use Red Heart Value yarns and they can be a bit tricky to run through my Addi 22 pin but found that I have no trouble with it when I use my Tension Fork.
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If you would like to try one out with your Addi Machines you can find them for sale in my Etsy Shop.Savlabot Tension Fork
Materials for Completion
22 Pin Knitting Machine – I have the Addi Express Professional
Worsted Weight Yarn: I found Red Heart had the best color options for this doll
- Suggested yarns
- Red Heart – Oatmeal
- Red Heart – Frosty Green
Beads or Buttons for Eyes
Tension Fork (optional)
Tension: Tight. I use my Savlabot Tension Fork
Size: Approximately 7” depending on how much you stuff it.
Gauge: Not terribly important for this pattern
Using the following row counts cast on and crank out your tubes. You will need waste yarn only for the ears tubes.
Yarn color is shown in between the () before the row counts for each tube.
1 Body Tube (green) 80 rows – this tube will be double thick (folded inside of itself)
1 Sweater Tube (oatmeal) 60 rows – this tube will be a single layer.
2 Arm Tubes (green and oatmeal) 8 rows in oatmeal, 4 rows in green – this tube is 2 colors
2 Ear Tubes Use Waste Yarn (green) 13 rows – you will need waste yarn when casting off for this tube and long yarn tails as you will use them to finish the ears.
Once you have your tubes ready, please head over to my YouTube channel to see how to assemble your baby alien.
Thank you for making it this far
I hope you like making your own version of the child. If you have the time I would appreciate it if you would visit my Etsy Shop, sales on patterns and other printables such as the Handmade with Love tags shown with my baby alien above help me out a lot so that I can keep adding tutorials like these on my blog. I choose to not have pop up ads, I love not having ads all over my site, I don’t want to add ads other than a few affiliate links here and there to my posts as I think ads really ruin the viewing experience. I am hoping if I can continue to make sales in my Etsy Shop to help me with my finances I can continue to add freebies to my site.
Thank you so much