Saturday, 28 July 2018

AMITY Baby Booties

So sweet!  

I liked the shape of the latest booties I shared with you - so I decided to use the shape again and add the Amity stitch pattern to the turn-down top. It worked out really well. 


AMITY Baby Booties



AMITY booties      for a newborn baby

Requirements:

DK yarn (around 12 - 15g)
4mm needles


Size:

Length of the sole             3½“   
Height                              2½“


Instructions:           Make 2 booties the same

Cast on 32sts
Row 1:          K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 4:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5:          S1, knit to end
Row 6:          S1, knit to end
Row 7:          S1, knit to end
Row 8:          K1, purl to last st, k1
Row 9:          S1, knit to end
Row 10:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 11:        K14, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k14
Row 12:        P13, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p13
Row 13:        K12, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k12
Row 14:        P11, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p11
Row 15:        K10, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k10
Row 16:        P9, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p9                          
Row 17:        K8, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k8             (22sts)
Row 18:        S1, purl to last st, k1                                              
Row 19:        S1, knit across row
Row 20:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 21:        S1, knit across row
Row 22:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 23:        S1, knit across row
Row 24:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 25:        S1, knit across row
Row 26:        S1, knit across row
Row 27:        S1, knit across row
Row 28:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 29:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 30:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 31:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 32:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 33:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 34:        S1, knit across row
Cast off knitwise loosely – use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole
Sew back seam
Darn away ends


 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.



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Granny's Crochet Blanket

Granny Square Blanket with a difference 



When I finish a project I save all my left over yarn - even small amounts.
Nothing is wasted in this house!

And then I crochet some easy granny squares whilst watching TV usually. 
A few here - a few there ......... and sometime later ........I discover that I have enough to make a little blanket. 

I have been doing this for years and I have usually made some variation or alteration each time. I love to try new things - and I am happy to try out new ideas. Sometimes I sew the squares together, sometimes I crochet them together ..... this time I decided to do a little of both and to join the squares in a different way just to be creative ! 

The granny squares for this blanket are quite small as it is for a baby. 
I made each just 3 rounds 








24 made - 40 more to go ........

Once I had enough little squares I laid them out in a pattern that looked balanced - with colours evenly distributed. 

And sewed them together into strips of 8 squares



Then I crocheted all around each strip in in pretty white sparkly yarn
 - one treble crochet in every stitch



Once I had done that around all 8 strips of 8 squares, I decided to join the strips together using a contrast colour. 
I chose a lovely turquoise - one of my favourite colours

I crocheted the strips together on the right side and it gave a raised line which I like the look of 


4 strips joined - 4 more to add ! 

And to finish it off - a border of half treble crochet all around



Ta Da  ....... another project completed! 



 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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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Roses, Roses, Roses

I love flowers - they are a beautiful gift of nature! 

Marianna's  Knitted Roses



These are really easy and fun to knit !

This pattern can be used to make a pretty table decoration, wreath, 
corsage or brooch !


Knitted Rose Corsage


I would like to make it clear that I did not invent this way of making flowers 
- I have seen many variations over the years - 
but this is MY version that I love to make.

You can buy this pattern in my ravelry store
for just £1 (+ tax) 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roses-roses-roses


 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.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Knitted Star Decoration

This pattern was a recent mystery knit (#5) :) 

Marianna's Little Knitted Star Decoration

Knitted Star Decorations 

I think this little star is a cute little decoration that can be used as an adornment to add to projects - or as a hanging decoration. 
It will look especially cute in Christmas colours! 


I thought you would like to see some of the results of those who knitted this 'blind' as a mystery knit - so many lovely variations. Well done to all who took part. Hope you enjoyed the fun. 
















If you fancy giving it a go ~ here is the pattern ~ 




Friday Night Mystery Knit ~ # 5



Using DK yarn and 4mm needles, cast on 54sts, leaving a tail 

Row 1:  Knit

Row 2:  K3, s1, k2tog, psso, (k6, s1, k2tog, psso) 5 times, k3                                  (42sts)
Row 3:  Knit
Row 4:  K2, s1, k2tog, psso, (k4, s1, k2tog, psso) 5 times, k2                                  (30sts)
Row 5:  Knit
Row 6:  K1, s1, k2tog, psso, (k2, s1, k2tog, psso) 5 times, k1                                  (18sts)
Row 7:  Knit
Row 8:  (S1, k2tog, psso) 6 times                                                                              (6sts)
Row 9:  Knit
Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing seam
Thread this yarn tail onto a yarn needle, and put through the remaining 6sts and pull tight.  Sew seam

(If desired – tie the cast on and cast off tails together to make a hanging loop – or darn away ends.
Pull the points into shape

DECORATE!!  With a button, ribbon bow, sequins ………… be creative 😊

Make another ~ in a glitter yarn maybe! That would look cute.


 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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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Picot Edge Baby Hats

It has been so warm lately  - and when the weather is warm, I seem to make lots of baby hats! 

This is my latest 'batch' - with a pretty picot edging for a change.

Picot Edge Baby Hats 

I wrote 6 sizes  ~ 
small preemie, medium preemie, large preemie, 
0- 3 months, 6 months, 9 - 12 months








Requires: 
DK (8ply) (light worsted) yarn ~ in 2 colours that look good together 
       (only a small amount of the contrast colour is required) 
in total - around 8g for small preemie, 10g for medium preemie, 
15g for large preemie, 20g for 0 – 3 months, 
22g for 6 months, 25g for 9 – 12 months size
4mm needles
Worked flat on 2 needles 
And knitted from the bottom up

The 0 -3 months size would be a great baby-shower gift. 
So sweet !
This pattern is available in my ravelry store for just £1.50 ~ 
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/picot-edge-baby-hats

 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
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.


Copyright © 2018 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved