This type of doll, also known as Russian nesting dolls, refers to a set of wooden dolls that decrease in size and placed inside the other. When I was a child, I had a set of these.
The yarn, pictured at the bottom, was purchased at Yarn Forward, another shop I visit whenever I'm in the Ottawa area.
Check out these sites for some interesting patterns for these little dolls:
- Here's a free crochet pattern for making your own set of these dolls.
- Sew Daily has a set for you to sew.
- Tutorials for making the dolls.
- Doll ornament
- Finger puppet
- 'Tis the Season