Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Lacy Chevron Baby Blanket


Surprisingly, this sweet little blanket is simply a 2 row repeat pattern !!  
It is an easy-to-knit, slightly lacy version of a chevron stitch.

I made a tiny one for a baby born too soon and thought it would be a lovely doll's blanket too! 

I enjoyed knitting this so much that I am now knitting a bigger size for a newborn baby.

Lacy Chevron Baby Blanket



Lacy Chevron Blanket  for an Angel Baby or Doll

Size ~
Width: 14”
Length: 14”

Requires ~
Around 50g of DK yarn
4mm needles

Cast on 79sts           
Knit 2 rows
Row 3:  S1, k2, k2tog, k4 * yon, k1, yon, k4, s1, k2tog, psso, k4, rep from * to last 10sts, yon, k1, yon, k4, s1, k1, psso, k3
Row 4:  S1, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows until blanket is the length required
Knit 3 rows
Cast off knitwise


Lacy Chevron Blanket  for a Newborn Baby

Size ~
Width: 25”
Length: 25”

Requires ~
Around 200g of DK yarn
4mm needles

Cast on 139sts         
Knit 2 rows
Row 3:  S1, k2, k2tog, k4 * yon, k1, yon, k4, s1, k2tog, psso, k4, rep from * to last 10sts, yon, k1, yon, k4, s1, k1, psso, k3
Row 4:  S1, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows until blanket is the length required
Knit 3 rows
Cast off knitwise

If you would like to make this baby blanket bigger or smaller  ~
Then add or reduce in multiples of 12 stitches     (79 +/-  multiples of 12)



 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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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Valerie Crochet Baby Top

I have been so busy lately - but whenever I get the chance, I get creative.
My fingers love being busy ! 

This is my latest make.
A sweet little baby top and hat for a large premature baby. 

VALERIE Baby Top and Hat

Valerie Baby Top

VALERIE Baby Top


Large Premature Baby Top


This pattern is written in UK terminology      

tc = treble crochet           dc = double crochet               ch = chain


Using DK yarn and a 4mm hook, chain 53

Row 1:
tc in 4th  ch from hook and in the next 5 ch, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 9 chains, (tc, ch, tc)  in next ch (corner), tc in next 15 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 9 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next chain (corner), tc in next 7 ch, turn

Row 2:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 7 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 8 tc, turn

Row 3:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 8 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 9 tc, turn

Row 4:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 10 tc, turn

Row 5:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 10 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, turn

Row 6:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 25 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 12 tc, turn

Row 7:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 12 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next 27 tc, tc in ch (center of corner),  skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next  13 tc, turn

Row 8:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next tc, * 2tc in next tc, tc in next 2 tc, repeat from * to end, turn

Row 9:             ch3 (counts as first tc), 2tc in next st, miss one stitch, 2tc in next stitch, repeat from * across row to last st, 1tc in last st

Repeat row 9 five times more

Row 15:           ch1, dc in each tc across row.  Fasten off

Neckties:         Chain 33, continue across neck edge by working 1dc in each stitch, chain 33. Fasten off

To finish:         
Weave in ends                        
Tie bow at neck


You will find the instructions for my matching baby hat at ~ 


There are 8 sizes ~ 
small preemie, medium preemie. large preemie, small newborn, 
0-3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months




 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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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lazy Daisy Angel Baby Bunting


Lazy Daisy Baby Bunting

Lazy Daisy Angel Baby Bunting
Knitted All-In-One, from the top down

Requires ~

4ply yarn and 3.25mm needles, or DK yarn & 4mm needles
5 small buttons

Size ~

Width:  10" if using 4ply,    Length: adjustable, around 8½" 
Width:  12" if using DK,     Length: adjustable, around 10½"

Pattern ~

Cast on 37sts

Rows 1 & 2       Knit

Row 3               K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Rows 4 & 5       Knit

Row 6               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 7               K6, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                       55sts   

Row 8               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9               K6, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                     73sts

Row 10             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11             K6, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4             91sts

Row 12             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 13             K6, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                    109sts

Row 14             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Rows 15 - 18    Knit

Row 19             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 20             K18, cast off 21sts knitwise, k30, cast off 21sts knitwise, k17        67sts

Row 21             K2, *(k7, m1) to last 9sts, k9   OR you can do it this way ~

   K2, *(k6, kfb) to last 9sts, k9

Row 22             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                               75sts

Row 23             K2, *(k7, m1) to last 3sts, k3   OR you can do it this way ~
   K2, *(k6, kfb) to last 3sts, k3

(It is easy to adjust the width here by adding further increased stitches if desired)

Row 24             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        85sts

Row 25             Knit

Row 26             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat last 2 rows four times more

Row 35             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 36             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4           

Row 37             Knit                                                     

Row 38             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4 

Repeat last 2 rows six times more

Row 51             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 52             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4           

Row 53             Knit                                                     

Row 54             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4 

Repeat last 2 rows six times more

Row 67             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 68             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4           

Row 69             Knit                                                     

Row 70             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4 

(It is easy to adjust the length at this point if desired)

Start decreasing the stitches ~
Row 1:          K4, (k5, k2tog) till last 4sts, k4
Row 2 and every even row: K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 3:          K4, (k4, k2tog) till last 4sts, k4
Row 5:          K4, (k3, k2tog) till last 4sts, k4
Row 7:          K4, (k2, k2tog) till last 4sts, k4
Row 9:          K4, (k1, K2tog) till last 4ss, k4
Row 11:        K4, (k2tog) till last 4sts, k4

Cut the yarn and sew through all stitches, secure tightly, sew up 1 inch from the bottom of the decreased last row
Darn away ends
Add buttons to correspond to the buttonholes      


This lovely baby bunting was first knitted by Stephanie Sim, 
a member of my facebook group.

Lazy Daisy Angel Baby Bunting
adapted and knitted by Stephanie Sim


She adapted it from one of my Angel Gown patterns - and it is so cute - I just had to share it ! 
Thank you so much Stephanie Sim for allowing me to share your adapted pattern.

I made my bunting longer than Stephanie's by adding extra rows and an extra buttonhole.

You will find my Lazy Daisy Angel Gown pattern 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

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Saturday, 6 July 2019

BERT Baby Blanket

Did you join in with the latest Friday Night Mystery Knit ?
If you did - I hope you enjoyed the fun :) 

When I was knitting mine I realised that this would make a really good blanket pattern as it looks great on both sides. 

I haven't quite finished yet - 
but it looks lovely and I wanted to share with you .........

BERT Baby Blanket 

BERT Baby Blanket 

BERT Baby Blanket        

Requires:
DK yarn
4mm needles

Instructions:

Cast on 69 stitches   for a doll / Angel Baby blanket of 12.5”
You can change the size by adding or reducing by multiples of 6 stitches ( 69 +/- multiples of 6)

Cast on 87 stitches   for a preemie blanket of 16”
Cast on 129 stitches   for a baby blanket of 24”

Knit 10 rows for the border

Row 11:               K6, *k3, p3, rep from * to last 9sts, k9
Row 12:               K6, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 13:               K6, *k3, p3, rep from * to last 9sts, k9
Row 14:               K6, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 15:               Knit
Row 16:               Knit
Repeat the last 6 rows until the blanket is the length you require
(I usually make blankets square or a little longer than their width)

Knit 7 more rows for the top border – and cast off


You will find the matching baby hat pattern at ~ 


BERT Baby Beanie Hat 



 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 © 2019 ‘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.