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Knitted Dracula Doll (With Pattern)

I have been knitting for over 50 years and love to share this wonderful, relaxing and therapeutic craft with others.

Completed Knitted Dracula Doll

Completed Knitted Dracula Doll

Knitted Dolls Make Great Halloween Crafts

It seemed natural to start with toys when I started knit design—they are small, portable, and usually look very cute when they are finished and I think you'll agree that this knitted Dracula doll looks super cute.

I started by imagining dolls dressed up in their Halloween finery and ready to go trick or treating, and Dracula certainly looks ready to go.

Dracula has been designed with little or no shaping involved and with plenty of scope to add your own touches.

Below you will find a complete guide to knit your own Dracula Doll including videos and photos.

Have fun.

Necessary Materials (Knitted Dracula Doll)

  • Black double knitting yarn, approx. 25 g
  • Red double knitting yarn, approx. 25 g
  • White double knitting yarn, approx. 25 g
  • Light Cream double knitting approx. 25 g
  • 1 pair of short length 3 mm knitting needles
  • 2 x 3 mm double pointed needles
  • Toy filling
  • A darning needle for sewing up

I usually use Stylecraft double knit to make my dolls.

Useful Info

*Black is colour A, White is colour B, Cream is colour C and Red is colour D

Leave long yarn tails on your cast on/off pieces as they are the best/strongest way to sew up.

When sewing in the hair, eyes, nose & mouth (including blood spots), tie a single knot into the end of the yarn leaving about a 2 cm tail.

Starting at the back of the head, push the needle through to the front at the point where you want to place the features, pull until the knot & tail disappear & sew as required. If a little of the tail still shows then pull it gently & carefully snip with scissors close to the body.

Once you are happy with the facial features you secure the yarn in the same way, tie a double knot in the excess yarn about 3 cm from your toy. Take the yarn through to the back of the head, pull the yarn slightly until the knot disappears and snip close to the body. The knots help secure the yarn inside the body and prevent unravelling.

Frequently check your picture of Dracula to check for placement tips.

The Body

Using 3 mm knitting needles & colour A cast on 40 stitches (sts)

  • Starting with a knit row, stocking stitch (ss) 16 rows. Change to colour B.
  • Starting with a knit row, ss 14 rows. Change to colour C.
  • Starting with a knit row, stocking stitch (ss) 15 rows. Cast off knit wise.

Making Up the Body

With right sides together, sew side seam together using back stitch & alternating yarn colours as needed. You can use an alternative method of sewing up if you wish e.g. mattress stitch

With wrong side facing & seam at centre back, over sew bottom end together. Turn right side out and fill with toy filling

Over sew top end together – still keeping the seam at centre back. You now have a small pillow shape ready to add the character

The Arms (Make Two)

Using yarn B cast on 7 Stitches

  • Rows 1-3. Knit
  • Row 4. Purl
  • Row 5. Knit
  • Row 6. Purl. Change to colour C. You don’t need to cut colour B, just carry up the edge by twisting yarns B & C together at the beginning of each knit row.
  • Rows 7-12 continue in stocking stitch, Change back to colour B. Cut colour C at this stage but leave a tail for sewing up later.
  • Rows 13-20. Continue in stocking stitch.
  • Rows 21-23. knit

Cast off knit wise.

Making Up Arms

With wrong side facing (purl side), fold the cast on edge up to just below the start of the 3 knit rows on the cast off edge, the cream (hand) should be folded in half. Over sew neatly along side seams changing colour as needed. Stuff lightly

Using your picture as a visual guide for placement, sew the back (longest side) of the arms to the body using a back stitch along the gap between the knit rows at the end of the arm. Then bring your yarn to the front of the arm (shortest side) and over sew the front to the body

The Shoes (make 2)

With yarn A, cast on 8 sts

  • Rows 1-3. Knit
  • Rows 4-20. Starting with a purl row, stocking stitch
  • Rows 21-23. Knit

Starting with a purl row – stocking stitch 12 rows.

Cast off knit wise.

Making Up Shoes

With wrong (purl) side facing fold the cast on edge of the shoe up towards the 2nd lot of garter stitch rows stopping about 2 rows below. Neatly over sew the side seams.

Roll up the final 12 stocking stitch rows tightly towards the same 2nd lot of garter stitch rows (rolling under the shoe as this is the heel) Sew heel in place securely.

Using your picture as a visual guide for placement, sew feet (longest side is the bottom of the foot) to one side of the bottom of the body using a back stitch along the gap between the knit rows at the back of the feet. Then bring your yarn to the front (top) of the foot and over sew, attaching the shoe to the bottom front of the body.

The Cape

Cape (outside)

Using yarn A cast on 52 Sts

  • Rows 1-3. Knit
  • Row 4. K2, p to last 2 Sts, K2
  • Row 5. K to end

Repeat rows 4 & 5 until 32 rows have been completed.

  • Rows 33-35. Knit

Cast off knit wise.

Cape Lining

Using yarn D cast on 50 Sts

  • Rows 1-3. Knit
  • Row 4. K2, p to last 2 Sts, K2
  • Row 5. K to end

Repeat rows 4 & 5 until 30 rows have been completed.

  • Rows 31-33. Knit

Cast off knit wise.

With purl sides together, attach the red lining to the black outer cape, leaving a small black edging all the way around where the red lining is slightly smaller than the black outer cape.

The Cape I-Cord Ties Make 2

With your 3 mm double pointed needles & colour A – cast on 2 sts

  • Row 1. Knit 2 Sts. Do not turn you needle to start the next row but push the 2 sts to the other end.
  • Row 2. Pulling the yarn firmly, knit 2 Sts. Push the 2 Sts to the end of the needle.

Note how the yarn carries across the back of your work. That’s good, it’s supposed to, and it’s what gives the tie its tubular shape.

Remembering to pull the yarn firmly at the beginning of each row, knit a further 43 rows.

Cast off in the usual way.

Attach I-Cord ties to either side of Dracula’s cape, about an inch down from the top.

The Cummerbund

Using yarn D, cast on 42 Sts.

Beginning with a knit row, Ss 6 rows.

Cast off.

Sew side seams together. Place on Dracula so that it sits between the black of his trousers and the white of his shirt. Secure in place by hem stitching top and bottom.

The Hair

You may find it easier to draw A hair pencil line as a guide for your stitches. First, place a couple of pins where you want the eyes to go on Dracula.

There is no exact shape to draw the hairline, Dracula can have any hair style you want or you can use your photo as a visual guide to make one like mine.

I did the hair by using a pencil, slightly dampened, and faintly drawing the outline of the hair style around the top of Dracula’s head. Not forgetting the centre peak.

I then threaded my darning needle with a long length of Yarn A & long stitched the hair from front to back following the faint pencil lines.

You can split the hair into 2 stages if it’s easier, like so. Work the long stitches from front pencil line to the seam at the top of the head then turn your toy and work the rest of the long stitches from the bottom of the hair line to the seam at the top of the head.

The Face

Read the useful Information section at the top of this pattern

Stitch the eyes, nose, mouth & blood spots under the mouth. The nose is 3 stitches in the same spot, laying the stitches side-by-side as you stitch. The, eyes, mouth, teeth and blood spots are just single stitches. Again use your picture as a guide.

Tie the cape around his neck, splaying the bottom edges to show off the lining.

I managed to find a couple of small wooden bat buttons on EBay. I coloured one of them with a black alcohol marker and sewed it to the centre of the cummerbund.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Sue Creftor