Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Knitted Hearts and Flowers Bunting


So many of you have requested a knitted version of the Hearts & Flowers Bunting - hope you like it.


Knitted Hearts and Flowers Bunting



 

 
I made these with DK (8ply) yarn and 4mm needles -  
(but you could use a thicker or thinner weight of yarn and the appropriate size of needles) - to achieve bigger or smaller motifs.
 
 
Make as many hearts and flowers as you like
and thread them onto a length of wool or fine cord.
 
 
Small Knitted Flower
Cast on 42sts
K1, cast off 5sts (2sts on right hand needle),k1, cast off 5sts (4sts on right hand needle), k1, cast off 5sts (6sts on right hand needle), k1, cast off 5sts (8sts on right hand needle), k1, cast off 5sts (10sts on right hand needle), k1, cast off 5sts (12sts on right hand needle)
 
 
Cut the yarn leaving an 6” tail
Thread the tail through each of the remaining 12sts and pull tight – then thread through the 12sts a second time and pull tight
 
Use  the tail from the cast on to join the first and last petals
Shape flower
Sew in ends


You will find my pattern for the knitted hearts in my ravelry store -

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mariannas-little-knitted-hearts


Cost £1.00  ~ £1.20 if you are in the UK as there is VAT to pay.
 
If you don't want to pay for the pattern, there are other knitted heart patterns available on the web ............
 

 
 

 
 
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Monday, 25 January 2016

Hearts and Flowers Bunting

St. Valentine's Day is approaching.........
 
so I thought you might like to make a cute Hearts & Flowers bunting.
 
Hearts and Flowers Bunting
 
Make as many hearts and flowers as you like
and thread them onto a length of wool or fine cord.
 
 
I made these with DK (8ply) yarn and a 4mm hook -  
(but you could use a thicker or thinner weight of yarn and the appropriate size of hook) - to achieve bigger or smaller motifs.
 
 
Cute Crochet Hearts
 
Instructions   ~  in UK terminology
 

Chain 4, and join into a circle with a slip stitch

Chain 3, 1 treble crochet, 3 double treble crochet, 7 treble crochet, 3 double treble crochet, 1 treble crochet, chain 3, slip stitch into ring

Chain 3, 1 double crochet  into next stitch, 2 double crochet in next 4 stitches, 1 double crochet in next 3 stitches, (1 double crochet, 1 half treble crochet, 1 double crochet) in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next 3 stitches, 2 double crochet  in next 4 stitches, ch3, join into ring with a slip stitch
 
Fasten off and darn away ends
 
 
 
Little Crochet Flowers
 
Instructions   ~  in UK terminology
 

Chain 4, and join into a circle with a slip stitch

*Chain 2, 2 treble crochet, 1 single crochet, repeat from * 4 times more
(This makes 5 petals in all. It is a little difficult to fit in the last petal - push the other petals around a little to make it fit ! )
Fasten off and darn away ends
 
 
 
You might like to look at this link too ~
 
 
 
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sweet Little Easter Baskets

I love writing patterns that are simple to knit .............. but cute too!

Hope you all like my latest little bit of fun.
 
 
Sweet Little Easter Baskets

Easter Basket



Basket Pattern

Cast on 41sts

Knit 4 rows

Stocking stitch 4 rows

Knit 2 rows

Shape Bottom of the basket

1st Row:        *K8, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (37sts)

2nd Row:        S1, *p7, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row            (33sts)

3rd Row:        *K6, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (29sts)

4th Row:        S1, *p5, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row             (25sts)

5th Row:        *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                       (21sts)

6th Row:        S1, *p3, p2tog tbl, repeat from * to end of row             (17sts)

7th Row:       *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                       (9sts)

Cut yarn (leaving a short ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

Handle:

Cast on 4sts

Knit 45 rows

Cast off

Join onto the opposite side of the basket

Darn away ends

Decorate if desired

Optional:  Cut out a circle of thin card to line the base (around 2¼“ in diameter)

Fill the basket with chocolate mini eggs
 
 
 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced or republished
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Monday, 11 January 2016

Sally



My friend Sally challenged me with this project ……


 

We have been friends for a few years now ~ we are both passionate knitters ~ but we almost never talk about knitting. She loves to knit scarves, and she loves to tell me that she doesn’t ‘do’ baby knitting! 

I love to tell her that I hate eyelash yarn – I find it so difficult to knit with!  You have to go by feel rather than by seeing the stitches….. and it is impossible to unpick if you go wrong …….

So we respect each other’s preferences and just don’t discuss it!!!

 

Until last week.

 

When we last met up Sally challenged me with finding a way to use up her small part balls……… she has a lot of eyelash yarn left over from completed projects.

 

Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I love a challenge !!!!

 

My first thought was perhaps some cute little teddies ……

 

But what do I know about toys? (though I am happy to learn of course) …. So - that may well be a future project for 2016 ;)

 

My thoughts then turned naturally to what I know best. And the Sally Hat was born.

 

Hope our friendship survives it!

 

 

Sally  

 

Hat for a baby of around 6 - 12 months

 

M = Main colour        C = Contrast colour (use an eyelash or other novelty yarn)

 

Size

Width:    6½“ (16.5cm)   13“ (33cm) all around 

Height:   6½“ (16.5cm)

 

Pattern:

 

Using M, cast on 73sts

Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch

Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Using M, work 6 rows in stocking stitch

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Continue in main colour only

Using M, work in stocking stitch until work measures 5” from the cast on


Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th Rows:  Purl
3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
9th Row:  (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                
11th Row: (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1              
13th Row: (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 

* * * * *

Hat for a toddler of around 1 – 3 years

 

M = Main colour        C = Contrast colour (use an eyelash or other novelty yarn)



Size

Width:    7½“ (19cm)   15“  (38cm) all around 

Height:   7½“ (19cm)

 

Pattern:

 

Using M, cast on 81sts

Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch

Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Using M, work 6 rows in stocking stitch

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Continue in main colour only

Using M, work in stocking stitch until work measures 6” from the cast on


Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th Rows:  Purl
3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
9th Row:  (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                
11th Row: (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1              
13th Row: (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 

 

* * * * *

Hat for a child of around 4 – 10 years

 

M = Main colour        C = Contrast colour (use an eyelash or other novelty yarn)

 

Size

Width:    8“ (20.5cm)   16“ (41cm) all around 

Height:   8“ (20.5cm)

 

 

Pattern:

 

Using M, cast on 89sts

Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch

Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Using M, work 6 rows in stocking stitch

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Continue in main colour only

Using M, work in stocking stitch until work measures 6½” from the cast on


Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th Rows:  Purl
3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
9th Row:  (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                
11th Row: (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1              
13th Row: (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1

14th Row: P2tog to last st, k1                
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 

 

* * * * *

Hat for a teenager

 

M = Main colour       C = Contrast colour (use an eyelash or other novelty yarn)

 

Size

Width:    9“ (23cm)   18“  (46cm) all around 

Height:   9“ (23cm)

 

Pattern:

 

Using M, cast on 97sts

Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch

Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Using M, work 6 rows in stocking stitch

Using C, work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Continue in main colour only

Using M, work in stocking stitch until work measures 7½“  from the cast on


Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th Rows:  Purl
3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1               
9th Row:  (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                
11th Row: (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1              
13th Row: (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1   

14th Row: P2tog to last st, k1                
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 

 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced or republished
on another webpage or website.      ‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’