Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Bibi Baby Blanket

This is a lovely stitch pattern to knit
 - it looks pretty -
and after a couple of pattern repeats it is easy to remember.

Bibi Baby Blanket
 



 
 
 

Bibi Baby Blanket      
 
Size:
Width:             ~          18 “
Length:            ~          19”

Tension:
22sts = 4” (10cm)
Requirements:
Around 90g of DK yarn
4mm needles  
Pattern:
 
Cast on 94sts
1st Row:          S1, knit to end
Repeat the last row 8 times more
10th Row          S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
11th Row:         S1, k4, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
13th Row:         S1, k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
14th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
15th Row:         S1, knit to end of row
16th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat 11th – 16th rows until the blanket is the length required (around 18”), ending after completing a 14th row
Next Row:       S1, knit to end
Repeat the last row 8 times more
Cast off
Darn away ends
 
If you would like to make this baby blanket smaller or bigger ~
then reduce or add in multiples of seven stitches

........ for a Newborn Baby Blanket of around 24 - 25“
cast on 136sts
 
........ for a Baby Blanket of around 30 “
cast on 164sts
 
You will find my matching Premature Bibi Baby Jacket and Hat at ~
 
 
Bigger sizes at ~
 

Matching Bibi Hats at ~
 

 
Little Bibi Bodywarmer / Gilet at ~
 

Bigger sizes at ~
 

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

 
 

Sunday, 28 January 2018

DUNGAREWS - Baby's Shortie Dungarees

DUNGAREWS
 
 
Such a cute little garment!
I have been meaning to write a pattern for something like this for a long time.

These shortie dungarees look great worn over a long or short sleeved T-shirt

Great for a boy or a girl

Pattern includes 5 sizes ~
6 - 9months baby
3 - 6months baby
0 - 3months baby
large premature baby
medium premature baby (or doll)


Requires ~
DK yarn (50g for smallest size, 100g for largest size)
4mm needles
2 small buttons


Super cute!

 You can buy this pattern in my ravelry pattern store ~

DUNGAREWS
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
Copyright © 2018 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Little Hexagon Blanket

All The Pinks Hexagon Baby Blanket

Sweet little blanket - made from 61 easy to crochet little hexagons.
 
First Little Hexagon Motif !
 
Easy, Easy, Easy

15 little hexagons - 46 more to make!
 
Laid Out And Ready To Join
Sewn Together
Glad I did (most) the end as I went!!

Simple Border Added
Little Blanket Now Complete !

 

To make a Hexagon Motif ~

These instructions use UK terminology

ch = chain              tc = treble crochet

Use a medium weight yarn. I made these with DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook.

Worked in the round

 

Using Pink

Chain 4 stitches and join with a slip stitch into a ring.

Round 1:   ch2, make 11tc into ring, slip stitch to join (12sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then 2tc in same stitch, ch3, *miss a stitch, 3tc in next stitch, ch3, repeat from * all around, join with slip stitch

(You will now have 6 clusters of 3stitches)

Cut off pink yarn

 
Using White

Round 3:   starting in a chain space from the previous round, ch2 then 2tc in same stitch, ch2, 3tc in same space, * 3tc in next space, 2ch, 3tc in same space, repeat from * all around, join with slip stitch.

Cut off white yarn
 
 
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
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Friday, 12 January 2018

Top Blogger Award 2017 ~ All Free Knitting

Did you notice my new button at the top of my page?


I recently received an e-mail from All Free Knitting to advise me that I am one of their top 25 Knitting Bloggers of 2017 !
 
"The online world of knitting is made so much better by knitting bloggers and their dedication to the craft.
From scarves to  cardigans, sweaters and more, these bloggers have knit and purled their way to the top and have made their mark on the knitting world."

 


I am so delighted to be awarded this ! 

 
 
And as if that was not enough ~ I have four of my pattern designs included in their most popular 100 knitting patterns of 2017 ~
Best of 2017: 100 Free Knitting Patterns You Loved This Year

 
 
 
Baby Hug Boots
Baby Hug Boots

Charlie Baby Cardigan
Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket
  

Two Teensy Baby Sets
Carla Baby Top, Headband & Hat

Two Baby Hat Knitting Patterns
Jasmine Baby Hat


 
 

Monday, 8 January 2018

Neat Little Feet Baby Booties

 
Neat Little Feet


One of my friends asked me if I would be able to find time to knit a couple of pairs of premature baby booties in a hurry! She wanted to gift them to a new mum who has just had tiny twins.

The new mum's request was  "No fuss, no frills, no ribbons, no bows, no buttons - just plain simple booties."

I hope these fit the brief! They are now wrapped up ready for my friend to collect tomorrow.



Neat Little Feet Baby Booties           Medium Premature Baby

Length of sole:        3¼” (8.5cm)

Instructions:           Make two booties the same

Using DK yarn & 4mm needles, cast on 35sts

1st Row:        Knit 14, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k14

Work 7 rows in stocking stitch, starting with a purl row

9th Row:        K13, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k13

10th Row:      P12, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p12

11th Row:      K11, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k11

12th Row:      P10, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p10

13th Row:      K9, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k9

14th Row:      P8, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p8                            

15th Row:      K7, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k7                         (19sts)

16th Row:      Purl                                           

17th Row:      Knit

18th Row:      Purl

Rib 17 rows

Cut off yarn

Join in contrast colour and knit 1 row

Cast off loosely – use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 
 
Neat Little Feet Baby Booties            Large Preemie/ Small Newborn Baby

 

Length of sole:        3½” (9cm)



Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Using DK yarn & 4mm needles, cast on 36sts

Work 10 rows in stocking stitch

11th Row:      K14, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k14

12th Row:      P13, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p13

13th Row:      K12, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k12

14th Row:      P11, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p11

15th Row:      K10, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k10

16th Row:      P9, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p9                            

17th Row:      K8, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k8                         (22sts)

18th Row:      Purl                                           

19th Row:      Knit

20th Row:      Purl, increasing 1 stitch at end of row               (23sts)

Rib 19 rows

Cut off yarn

Join in contrast colour and knit 1 row

Cast off loosely – use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 

 

Neat Little Feet Baby Booties            0 – 3 months Baby

 

Length of sole:        4” (10cm)

 

Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Using DK yarn & 4mm needles, cast on 41sts

Work 12 rows in stocking stitch

13th Row:      K16, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k16

14th Row:      P15, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p15

15th Row:      K14, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k14

16th Row:      P13, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p13

17th Row:      K12, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k12

18th Row:      P11, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p11

19th Row:      K10, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k10

20th Row:      P9, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p9                             (25sts)

21st Row:      Knit

22nd Row:     Purl

Rib 21 rows

Cut off yarn

Join in contrast colour and knit 1 row

Cast off loosely – use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
Copyright © 2018 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.