Sunday 8 July 2018

LEVI - the Super Easy Lovie

Please meet LEVI
- the Super Easy Lovie ! 

LEVI - The Super Easy Lovie 


I hardly ever make toys as I am rubbish at the faces! This is my first attempt at a lovie. I am sure you can do far better - but here at least you have somewhere to start. 

LEVI the Lovie

Requires ~

DK yarn – I used a cotton mix yarn so that this Lovie would wash easily!
A little polyester stuffing
4mm needles for the main part
3.5mm needles for the head – toys are generally knitted on a size smaller than usual needle to make a more dense fabric which prevents the stuffing showing through.

Cast on 2sts

Row 1:       Kfb, k1
Row 2:       K1, kfb, knit to end
Repeat Row 2 until you are happy with the size (6" is very popular, I made mine 9")
Next Row: K2, k2tog, knit to end
Repeat the last row until you have 10sts left on your needle

Make the head ~

Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row

S1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2
Purl 1 row
Repeat the last 2 rows 6 times more                                 (24sts)

Work 14 rows in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)

S1, s1, k1, psso,knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
Purl 1 row
Repeat the last 2 rows 6 times more                                 (10sts)

Cast off

Join the sides of the head
Add features to the face

Make the Ears ~
Using a length of the yarn used for the head, create ears by sewing a line across the top of the head at each side.
Stuff the head with polyester toy filling
Sew the gap at the neck closed securely

You will find my Teeny Tiny Levi Keepsake on this link ~ 

 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
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  1. Very good pattern. I will definitely make one in the future.

  2. Love Levi, Will certainly be making some for my charities

  3. Great pattern. Just making Levi for my yet to be born grandson.

  4. Just made this not seem up but lovely easy and cute. Thank you.

  5. Thank you Marianna, I love Levi.

  6. Looks a nice quick one to make when only have a short time and want to complete

  7. Looks gr8.nice and quick project

  8. Love this going to knit one for my grandson who is due in June

  9. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I've seen lots being made for the warm baby project.

  10. thank you, going to make some for warm baby project

  11. Surprisingly easy to make, love it, thankyou

  12. Brilliant pattern for a little comforter. Thankyou.

  13. Thanks for sharing have 2 babies due in October. However need to ask, what is Kfb

  14. Have made a couple of these they are so cute

  15. Replies
    1. kfb = knit into the front and then the back of the stitch (this is an increase, s it makes an extra stitch)

    2. How many stitches do you cast on in beginning it says cast 2sts?

  16. I have just finished a Levi out the head I the middle hope to

    to do more for Alzheimer's charity

  17. Love Levi how would I knit him bigger

  18. I’ve just finished three, love the ease of one piece! Thanks so much for the pattern, I’ve improvised a bit with making it smaller by reducing the width of the blanket section and also reducing the 14 rows on the head to 7. Works out great! I’m making them either for the police department where I live or my son who is a fireman. Many times they are first on the scene of an accident and come across frightened children. I’m praying these will help them feel secure.

  19. Marianna, thank you very much, I am making it for my friend who has just had her first baby.