Alsace Le Monstre Doll

  • Doll and Hat Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Hat Photo © Marnie MacLean

Alsace Le Monstre makes a perfect shower gift, or a gift for a friend or family member. And for those times when you aren’t sure who you’ll be knitting for, it is equally suited to a little boy or girl. Knit up at a tight gauge in superwash merino, this piece is easy to care for and will be a delight for the baby (of any age) who receives it. For optimal ease of care, choose a fiberfill that’s washable.

Alsace is shown in purple and green, my favorite monstery color combination, but you could work him in any other colors you wish. Maroon and gold, blue and yellow, red and black—all would be equally charming.

If you enjoy this pattern, you may also wish to purchase the matching hat pattern. A full ball of the main and contrasting color yarn will allow you to make two dolls with opposite color combinations. Or you can buy 2 balls of the main color and make one hat and one doll in the same colors.

NOTE: Hat and doll may be purchased together at a reduced rate of $9.50


One size: About 12” tall when standing


  • US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns), set of 4 or 5*
  • (Optional, but recommended) Two (2) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, for working the limbs of the doll*
  • US E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto [100% superwash merino, 115 yd/105 m
    • 1 balls MC (Purple)
    • 1 ball CC (Moss)
    • Less than 1 ball black
    • Less than 1 ball white
  • A small amount of washable fiberfill to stuff eye and horns
  • Tapestry needle

* Or size to obtain gauge.


23 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on US #4 (3.5 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.

What you get

You are purchasing a PDF download. You will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. I accept Pay Pal payments only. This pattern is 5 pages plus a cover and is provided in color that should print well in black and white. To knit this pattern, you must be able to:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit in the round
  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Work simple crochet
  • Duplicate Stitch

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