Friday, 26 June 2020

Lazy Days Romper and Pinafore Dress

I have wanted to add a cute pattern for a little summertime romper for so long !

And .....at last, I have found the time ........ I added a sweet pinafore dress too! 
I hope you like it ! 


Lazy Days Baby Rompers

Lazy Days Baby Romper and Pinafore Dress

Lazy Days Baby Romper and Pinafore Dress


You will find this pattern in my Ravelry Store ~ 




This pattern has instructions for a sweet summertime Baby Romper and a Pinafore Dress.
There are instructions for 4 sizes ~ Large Premature/Small Newborn, Newborn, 3 months, and 6 months
Both the romper and pinafore are knitted from the bottom up, in 2 pieces - Front & Back (the shoulder straps are included with the Front for ease) - and then the 2 parts are seamed at the sides only, and the straps joined to the top at the back.
The romper has a 2 or 3 button fastening at the crotch.
I did wonder about adding buttons to the shoulder straps, but decided against them (these would be an easy addition if you prefer).
Each requires ~ between 35g (100metres) and 65g (200 metres) of DK yarn depending on the size made. I made a few in cotton DK and some in acrylic DK - both looked great !
I know that this pattern will be a firm favourite! It is so versatile and adaptable. Why not add stripes? …..or a lacy stitch pattern to the skirt part of the pinafore for extra cuteness?
Perfect for a baby shower gift !
Happy knitting!
M


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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Rainbow of Hope Baby Hat


Rainbow Of Hope Baby Hat          

for a baby of 0 - 3 months 

Rainbow of Hope Baby Hat


Size: 
Width:              6“ (15cm),   12” (30cm) all around 
Height:             5¾“ (14.5cm)

Requires:
DK yarn ~ around 16g in total, in the 7 colours of the rainbow
4mm needles

I didn't have quite the right colours ........ but I used what I had, and it looks great ! 



Pattern:  

Using 4mm needles and Red, cast on 63sts
1st Row:           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1
2nd Row:          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more, increasing one stitch at end of the last row           64sts

Cut off Red, join in Orange
7th Row:         Knit 
8th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Cut off Orange, join in Yellow
13th Row:         Knit 
14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Cut off Yellow, join in Green
19th Row:         Knit 
20th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Cut off Green, join in Blue
25th Row:         Knit 
26th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Cut off Blue, join in Indigo / Purple                                        

Shape the top ~

Row 1:            *K5, k2tog, repeat from * last st, k1                         55sts
Row 2:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:             *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last s, k1                      46sts  
Row 4:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5:             *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                     37sts
Row 6:             S1, purl to last st, k1

Cut off Indigo / Purple, join in Violet / Magenta

Row 7:             *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                     28sts
Row 8:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 9:             *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                     19sts
Row 10:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 11:           *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                           10sts
Row 12:            P2tog across the row                                                5sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ 
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
Sew up side seam and 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

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

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket

I love making Baby Blankets  ........... This is my latest ! 

Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket 

A lovely gender neutral design that is easy to knit, and looks lovely too.

This is one of many versions of basketweave stitch.
I used 4.5mm needles to give a softer looser drape. 



Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket

Size:
Width:         ~       
16”
Length:        ~        16”



You can change the size of your blanket by adding or reducing in multiples of 8 stitches (84 +/- multiples of 16)

Width ~
For a doll / small preemie baby blanket of 16”              Cast on 84sts
For a preemie baby blanket of 19”                               Cast on 100sts
For a newborn baby blanket of 22”                              Cast on 116sts
For a baby blanket of around 28”                                Cast on 148sts

Length ~ Make your blanket square, or a little longer than it’s width.


Tension:

21sts = 4” (10cm)

Requirements:

Around 90 - 100g of DK yarn for the smallest size
4.5mm needles  

Pattern:

Cast on 84 stitches

Start with a garter stitch border - knit 10 rows

Pattern:
1st Row:       S1, knit to end
2nd Row:      S1, k5, *p8, k8, rep from * to last 14sts, p8, k6
Repeat the 1st and 2nd Rows 4 times more

11th Row:       S1, knit to end
12th Row:       S1, k5, *k8, p8, rep from * to last 14sts, k14
Repeat the 11th and 12th Rows 4 times more

Repeat the last 20 rows five times
Repeat rows 1 - 10 one more time

Finish with a garter stitch border – knit 11 rows
Cast off knit wise

Darn away ends

Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket


I previously made a similar basketweave blanket, but with smaller 'squares'

You will find that pattern on this link ~ 


Willow Baby Blanket 



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 © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved