Waldorf Meets the Muppets :: Knit Doll Sweater & Pants Pattern

Waldorf Meets the Muppets :: Knit Doll Sweater & Pants Pattern

Last week Meghan and I were talking about Christmas gifts for the wee ones. She said the Little Guy was always running off with the Little Lady’s doll that I made, and she wasn’t were happy about sharing her dolly. Meghan suggested I make a doll for LG. I was all over that. I had already created a pattern for a knit-in-the-round doll, which can be found HERE, so all I had to do was create a pattern for pants and a sweater. In 2 days time I had made the doll, including the clothes. Yippie! Love when everything comes together quickly.

Just a comment about his hair… I used some fun yarns for his hair (more about that later.) My intention was to give him a haircut when I was done. When I saw his floppy mop, I said… Hey, he looks like Jon Bon Jovi! A young Bon Jovi! Before I had a chance to cut his locks, my family convinced me to leave Bonjovi’s hair long and perky! It is awesome hair! It is so super soft and floppy. It is also very light weight so it doesn’t weigh down his neck. I can always trim up his hair later, but for now he’s a cross between a Waldorf doll and a Muppet! I’m sure the Little Lady will want the Little Guy to share Bonjovi with her 🙂

The pattern for the doll can be found HERE. Make sure to add the belly button! This little guy is the 12″ knit doll and the sweater and pants are for the 12″ doll.

The pattern for adding the hair and face can be found HERE. Note: For Bonjovi’s hair I used equal amounts of Lion Brand’s “Romance” yarn in Champagne and Sensations’ “Angel Hair” color #4729, cut in 6″ lengths. I trimmed up the stragglers, but mostly left his hair alone.


Yarn for Sweater:
Worsted weight yarn – I prefer to use wool because it stands up to play better than acrylics which tend to ball up over time.

Size US 6 needles or needles that fit the gauge. You will need double-pointed needles for the pant legs. I used double-pointed needles for knitting the sweater, too.

22 stitches and 28 rows = 4″ square in stockinette stitch

CO = Cast On
BO = Bind Off
St st = Stockinette stitch

NOTE: This pattern has not been tried by anyone else. We’ve made every effort to be clear and mistake free, but please be tolerant 🙂 If you find a mistake, please let us know asap so we can fix it. Remember, you are our beta testers! We have no editors to help us 😉


The sweater body is knit flat beginning with the front. The front and back have a rib stitch at the bottom, the rest of the sweater is knit in the stockinette stitch. (Knit one row, Purl one row.)

Sweater Body
CO 34 stitches with gold yarn.

Rows 1 – 4
Odd rows K2, *P2, K2 repeat from * to end of row.
Even rows P2, *K2, P2 repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 5 – 10
Continuing with gold yarn, begin knitting in stockinette stitch (St st), knitting odd rows (right side) and purling even rows (wrong side).

Rows 11 – 14
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 15 – 16
Switch to cream yarn.

Rows 17 – 22
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 23 – 24
Switch to gold yarn.

Rows 25 – 26
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 27 – 36
Switch to gold yarn.

Row 37
K15, BO6, K13. (There should be 14 stitches on either side of the center bind off stitches.

You will now be working the right shoulder (left side when looking at the sweater) Row numbers will indicate you are working on the right. i.e. Row 38R. Leave the 14 stitches from the left side on the needle but you will not be working them at this time.

Row 38R
Purl 14

Row 39R
BO6, K7. (8 stitches remain)

Row 40R – 42R
Continue in St st. Cut yarn leaving tail.

You will now be working the left shoulder (right side when looking at the sweater) Row numbers will indicate you are working on the left. i.e. Row 38L. Leave the 8 stitches from the right side on the needle but you will not be working them at this time.

Row 38L
BO6, P7. (8 stitches remain)

Row 39L – 42L
Continue in St st.

Row 43
You will now be working both sides again. K8 (left shoulder), CO(cast on)18, K8 (right shoulder). You are now back to your original number of stitches (34).

Rows 44 – 54
Continue in St st.

Rows 55 – 56
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 57 – 58
Switch to gold yarn.

Rows 59 – 64
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 65 – 66
Switch to cream yarn.

Rows 67 – 70
Switch to blue yarn.

Rows 71 – 76
Switch to gold yarn.

Rows 77 – 80
Odd rows K2, *P2, K2 repeat from * to end of row.
Even rows P2, *K2, P2 repeat from * to end of row.

Row 81
BO in rib pattern.

Row 1
With gold yarn, from the right side of the sweater, Pick up 34 stitches along a shoulder. (Note: Pick up 1 stitch from each row, centered at the shoulder. i.e. 17 stitches from the front of the sweater and 17 stitches from the back.)

Rows 2 – 10
Work in St st.

Rows 11 – 16
Odd rows K2, *P2, K2 repeat from * to end of row.
Even rows P2, *K2, P2 repeat from * to end of row..

Row 17
CO in rib pattern.

Make other sleeve in the same manner.

Assembling sweater:
Fold in half at the shoulder. Sew side and sleeve seams. Tie off and work in any loose threads.

Using double pointed needles, from the front side, Pick Up 46 stitches around the neckline (basically, every other stitch), place marker. You will now be knitting in the round.

Rows 1 – 3
K1, P1 repeat to end of row.

Row 4
CO in rib pattern.

Tie off and work in any loose threads.


The pants are knit in the round using size US6, douple-pointed needles.

CO 60 stitches. Divide on 3 or 4 needles, join, and place marker.

Rows 1 – 6
K2, P2, repeat to end of row. (This forms the waistband.)

Rows 7 – 26

Place 30 stitches on holder. Divide the remaining 30 stitches on 3 double-pointed needles. (Each leg is worked independantly.)

Rows 1 – 10
K row

Rows 11 – 15
K1, P1 repeat to end of row.

Row 16
BO in rib pattern.

Pick up the 30 stitches from the holder and knit the other leg.

Tie off and work in any loose ends. There will be a small hole between the legs that you will need to sew.

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