Clara by Sophia Minakais


November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
110 yards (101 m)
11 inches (plus 1¼" if mounted on base)
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All around the world, the winter holidays are reflected in the spirit of the Nutcracker ballet. But no Nutcracker theme would be complete without sweet Clara. Whether as a gift for a girl in your life, or as part of your holiday decor, Clara is sure to be well received!

Worked in the round and almost completely seamlessly, Clara is a toy knitter’s dream project. With four photo tutorials to help you along, including a step-by-step guide for working the picot cast off on the dress, this project will be a cinch, even for a less experienced knitter.

You can also knit up an easy doll stand, so that Clara can be part of your holiday displays. A detailed photo tutorial will walk you through the steps to make your stand perfect. Ideal for any knitted doll, once you have the pattern, you can whip up stands for all your creations!

What You’ll Need:
45 yds skin tone fingering yarn
35 yds ivory fingering yarn
18 yds purple fingering yarn
12 yds light brown fingering yarn
18” - ⅝“ purple ribbon
5 - 4mm pearl beads and thread (for necklace)
Scraps of blue and red yarn (or embroidery floss)
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs
½ oz wool stuffing

Shown Here:
4 skeins Scheepjes Catona (100% Cotton; 68 yds), 1 each in colors #130 Old Lace, #255 Nude, #399 Lilac Mist and #502 Camel
½ oz Mountain Meadow Wool Stuffing

Doll Stand Materials (optional):
2 - 4.5” diameter circles of cardboard
1 - 1” x 14” strip of cardboard
5 oz dry granule weight (i.e. beans, rice, etc.)
45 yds black yarn (shown in color #110 Jet Black)
2- 9” long dowels (⅛“ diameter)

Note: If you don’t have access to dowels, you can also use a spare set of 8” double pointed needles, around size US 3 (3.25mm)

If you like our Clara, be sure to check out the 2019 Holiday Nutcracker Collection eBook, which features all six of your favorite nutcracker characters in one handy collection, at a discounted price!