Pattern is FREE from Jean Greenhowe.com there are also a few more choices. Hope this helps.
Wonderful thing you are doing. Bless you.
Thank you for the pattern info. That website is a keeper.
Your little dolls are soooo cute!!! God bless you for your generosity!
Thanks! I'll definitely be making some of these :thumbup:
They are so lovely. You have done well. Such a good cause isn't it.
Those are just the cutest, and they look like quick knits too.
I have printed the pattern.I can't do these this year but next year I will. When I finish my other slipper I will have my friend show me how to do these for my boxes next year..time to pack up the ones for this year but buying all year so will certainly have alot left over. I mostly do one boxes since I have a grandson.Thanks for this idea.
Thank you all for the kind comments. I posted this photo on my mum's behalf-she is on the site, too. Her name is icee.
Mum does a lot of charity knitting. These are one of the latest fun ways she has discovered of using scraps.They were very well received by our friend who co-ordinates the shoebox collection for a group I belong to. I love that each doll takes on its own personality! It's fun putting the colours together and 'styling'the hair or hat!!
So glad you were able to find a pattern. I did reply to some private requests for the pattern. Mum thought it was out of print,but wasn't sure about copyright laws and whether we'd be contravening them if we posted the pattern on the site.
Hope you all have fun with them. Be sure to post some photos-can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!
The instructions on the UK website for Operation Christmas Child (Shoeboxes) do say no homemade stuffed toys, which is rather sad. They do have a pattern for knitted hand puppets which can double up as mittens, if you knit a pair.
I have seen this as well, they wont send stuffed toys, I think they may pass them on to another charity, but not so sure!
The hand puppets are the best bet, as you said and two is even better, I have made lots of those for the christmas shoe box appeal.Here is a list of items to send and a link to the site:http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/what-to-pack