Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mini Gift Purses ~ Knit

So many of you have liked my little crochet gift purses - and asked for a knitted pattern too ...........
 
 
 
 
This version is knitted flat - then joined at the sides
 
I will add another version soon for those who like to knit in the round
 
 
 
Mini Gift Bag ~ Knitted Flat
Width ~ 3”                           Height ~ 3”
DK ( 8-ply) yarn                 4mm needles
 
Cast on 15sts
Knit 3 rows
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows
 
7th Row:                *K2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last st, k1
Knit 2 rows
Purl 1 row
Knit 2 rows
 
Repeat last 6 rows 6 times more
Knit 1 row
Cast off knitwise
 
Handle ~
Cast on 33sts
Cast off
 
Sew up the side seams.  Attach the handle.  Darn away ends.
Add a pretty button, appliquĂ© , ribbon bow or motif if desired…………


 


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Monday, 29 June 2015

Mini Gift Purses ~ Crochet

I made these sweet little gift purses for a Summer Fayre -
and put little gifts inside, wrapped in tissue paper ....... pin badges, friendship bracelets, lip gloss etc.
 
They were a big hit! :)
 
Mini Gift Purses - Crochet

Mini Gift Purses - Crochet

 

Requirements:
 
DK yarn
 
4mm crochet hook


 
 Pattern:            Method 1 ~

 
This pattern is written in UK terminology.         tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet

 
Foundation Chain:   chain 12

 
Round 1:   1tc in third chain from hook, 2tc in every second stitch along chain (10sts),


 
and then continue in the same way along the bottom of the chain, making 2tc in in every other stitch (20sts in the round)
 



Join with a slip stitch.

 
Round 2:   chain 3 and make 1tc into the first 2-stitch group, 2tc in each 2-stitch group all around. (20sts).  Join with a slip stitch
 


Repeat round 2 four more times
 

Make the handle - chain 20sts

 

Slip stitch to opposite side - break off yarn - finish off - darn away ends

Add a pretty flower motif

 
* * * * *
 
 
If you can't get your head around working the first round along both sides of the foundation chain, don't worry !! It took me a few times of trying before I understood how to do this.......... I am a knitter first, and a crocheter second!
 
 
There is another way ~  Method 2
 
(Work in rounds - making a tube and then sew the bottom edge. Leave a long 'tail' to use for sewing up)  
 
 
Make a foundation chain of 20 sts
 
 

Join with a slip stitch
 


Round 1:   1tc in third chain from hook, 2tc in every second stitch along chain (20sts)



 
Join with a slip stitch

 
Round 2:   chain 3 and make 1tc into the first 2-stitch group, 2tc in each 2-stitch group all around. (20sts).  Join with a slip stitch
 
 

Repeat round 2 four more times


 
Make the handle - chain 20sts
 
 
 
Slip stitch to opposite side - break off yarn - finish off
 
 

Now sew the bottom edge closed using the 'tail of yarn

Darn away ends

Add a pretty flower motif 


* * * * *
 
 
 
Flower:

Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
Round 1: ch2, make 11tc into ring, slip stitch to join (12sts)
Round 2: ch2, 4tc into same stitch, slip stitch into next stitch, 5tc into next stitch, slip stitch into next stitch, continue around (there should be 6 petals)
 


 
 

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bibi Baby Jacket


Sweet little baby jacket  for a 3 - 6 months baby
 
Bibi Baby Jacket

 
I previously used this stitch to make a baby gilet / waistcoat.
 
I love knitting this stitch ....... 
 
and as loads of knitters liked it too - and asked for a version with sleeves -
I thought it was a great idea!
 
Bibi Baby Jacket - 3-6months
 
 
 
Bibi Baby Jacket                              3 – 6 months baby
 
 
76g DK yarn
 
4mm needles
 
3 small buttons
 
Measurements:
 
Width:                                     19”  (48cm)
 
Length:                                  10 ½ “ (26.5cm)
 
Sleeve length:                      5” (13cm)
 
 
JACKET
 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)
 
Cast on 30sts
 
Knit 5 rows
6th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
7th Row:         S1, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
 
8th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
9th Row:         S1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last st, k1
10th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:       S1, knit to end of row
12th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the 7th – 12th rows 4 times more
Repeat the 7th – 10th rows once more
The sleeve should now measure about 5”
 
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, knit to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (24sts)
 
Leave these 24 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder
 
Work the Main Part
 
Cast on 115sts
 
 Knit 5rows
 6th Row         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
 
7th Row:         S1, k4, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
 
8th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
9th Row:         S1, k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
10th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
11th Row:       S1, knit to end of row
12th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Repeat 7th – 12th rows 4 times more
 
Repeat 7th – 10th rows once more
 
41st Row        S1, knit 26sts, cast off 6sts, knit 48sts, cast off 6sts, k26sts
 
Next Row:  S1, k4, p22, purl across 24sts from the first sleeve, purl 49sts from the back, purl 24sts from the second sleeve, purl 22sts from left front, k5                         (151sts)
 
 
Work the Yoke
1st Row:          S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
2nd Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
3rd Row:         S1, k23, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k22, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k43, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k22, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k24                   (143sts)
4th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
5th Row:         S1, k22, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k20, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k41, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k20, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k23                   (135sts)
6th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
7th Row:         S1, k21, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k18, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k39, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k18, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k22                   (127sts)
8th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row:         S1, k20, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k16, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k37, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k16, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k21                   (119sts)
10th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
11th Row:       S1, k19, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k14, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k35, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k14, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k20                   (111sts)
12th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
13th Row:       S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k14, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k12, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k33, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k12, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k19                 (103sts)
14th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
15th Row:       S1, k17, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k10, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k31, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k10, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k18                   (95sts)
16th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
17th Row:       S1, k16, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k8, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k29, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k8, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k17                  (87sts)
18th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
19th Row:       S1, k15, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k6, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k27, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k6, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k16                  (79sts)
20th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
21st Row:       S1, k14, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k4, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k25, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k4, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k15                  (71sts)
22nd Row:      S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
23rd Row:       S1, k13, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k2, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k23, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k2, s1,k1, psso, k2tog, k14                  (63sts)
24th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
25th Row:       S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 4 rows
Cast off knitwise
Sew up the sleeve seams.  Darn away ends.
Add 3 little buttons
 
 
 
You will find instructions for the Bibi Baby Hat at ~
 
 
 


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If you would like to make the gilet / waistcoat ~
6months, 12months
 
 
Newborn & Preemie sizes ~
 
 




Sunday, 21 June 2015

Willow ~ Preemie Baby Blanket

This little preemie baby blanket is so sweet and pretty  - 
......a great charity knitting project


 
 
Willow Preemie Baby Blanket
 
 
 
 
 
Willow Preemie Baby Blanket
 

 

Requirements ~

 

 
DK (8ply) yarn
 
4mm needles
 

 

Tension ~

 

22sts = 4” (10cm)


 
 
Measurements ~
 
 
Width:        16" (41cm)
 
Length:      adjustable ......... I made mine 18" (46cm)
 
 
 
Pattern Instructions ~
 
 

 
Cast on 86 stitches
 
Start with a garter stitch border - knit 10 rows
 
Pattern:
1st Row:       S1, knit to end
2nd Row:      S1, k4, *p4, k4, rep from * to last 9sts, p4, k5
Repeat the 1st and 2nd Rows twice more
 
7th Row:       S1, knit to end
8th Row:       S1, k4, *k4, p4, rep from * to last 9sts, k9
Repeat the 7th and 8th Rows twice more
 
Repeat the last 12 rows nine times
Repeat rows 1 - 6 one more time
 
Finish with a garter stitch border – knit 11 rows
Cast off knit wise
 
Darn away ends


If you would like to make this baby blanket smaller or bigger ~
then reduce or add in multiples of eight stitches ...
 
........ for a Newborn Baby Blanket of 24 ½ “

cast on 132sts
 
........ for a Baby Blanket of 30
 
cast on 166sts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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