A Matryoshka Doll for YOU!

See! I told you I was busy crafting over the Christmas break. As my New Year's gift to you, I developed a pattern for a Matryoshka doll.

Matryoshka (pronounced "Matrushka") dolls are traditionally made of wood and nest inside each other. They celebrate mama and her babies!

I made mine out of felt, but be creative! Add hair, beads, sequins, whatever you can think of to personalize your own set. You can even enlarge my pattern if you wish and make your dolls bigger.

However, please understand that I am not a professional pattern maker. I wish I could make mine look classy. Alas, it's just a sharpie drawing of the pieces I cut out.

These would make a great Valentines gift!

Have fun!


LLA said...


I love how they look so serene - I think it is the sweet way in which you stitched the eyes???

mo said...

Fantastically cute idea! Thanks for the pattern- I will make these up for sure!

June said...

The dolls ae adorable--I love them! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us.

Jenn said...

ack!! wonderful! these are my mother's favorite dolls. She had one when she was little and it was one of her most favorite toys. she calls them schmoes. I have no idea why, but you know how it is when you are a kid! I can't wait to make one of these for her! what a great pattern! thank you so much for sharing this.

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Lulu said...

How CUTE! Thank you so much for the idea and pattern, I would love to make this for my son.

Mary Beth said...

Thank you for posting this! I want to make these, they're adorable!

Sue said...

Adorable, and oh so clever! :)