Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Cute Christmas Baubles

 Every Christmas I like to make a cute little decoration for each of my family. 

I often put them on the dinner table.

Today I have made a start on this year's  - and I think they would be great as hanging decorations too 

- so I will add a hanging cord to make them festive baubles that can be kept and re-used next year.


Cute Christmas Baubles


Cute Christmas Baubles


Christmas Elf Bauble

 

Requirements:

DK yarn – white (for the face)

DK yarn – colour (for the hat)

3.25mm or 3.5mm needles

Polyester stuffing

Length of dark yarn for adding features

Tiny pom-pom, or jingle bell if desired

 

Using white yarn, cast on 5sts

Row 1:           Kfb in first 4sts, k1                        (9sts)

Row 2:           Purl

Row 3:          (K1, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (13sts)

Row 4:           Purl

Row 5:           (K2, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (17sts)

Row 6:           Purl

Row 7:           (K3, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (21sts)

Row 8:           Purl

Row 9:           (K4, kfb) 4 times, k1                      (25sts)

Row 10:        Purl

Row 11:        (K5, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (29sts)

Row 12:        Purl

Row 13:        Knit

Row 14:         Purl

Cut off white, (leaving a tail to use for joining)

Join in hat colour ~

Knit 4 rows

Row 19:         (K5, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (25sts)

Row 20:        Purl

Row 21:         (K4, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (21sts)

Row 22:         Purl

Row 23:         (K3, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (17sts)

Row 24:         Purl

Row 25:         (K2, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (13sts)

Row 26:         Purl

Row 27:         (K1, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (9sts)

Row 28:         Purl

Row 29:         (K2tog) 4 times, k1                       (5sts)

Row 30:         Purl

Row 31:         K2tog, k2tog, k1                           (3sts)

Row 32:        S1, p2tog, psso

Fasten off

Use the ‘tails’ to join the back seam leaving a small gap

Stuff the bauble

Add features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

 

Add a tiny pom-pom or jingle bell if desired

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)

 

Variations ~

 

For a Snowman

Using white yarn, cast on 5sts

Row 1:           Kfb in first 4sts, k1                        (9sts)

Row 2:           Purl

Row 3:          (K1, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (13sts)

Row 4:           Purl

Row 5:           (K2, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (17sts)

Row 6:           Purl

Row 7:           (K3, kfb) 4 times, k1                     (21sts)

Row 8:           Purl

Row 9:           (K4, kfb) 4 times, k1                      (25sts)

Row 10:        Purl

Row 11:        (K5, kfb) 4 times, k1                       (29sts)

Row 12:        Purl

Row 13:        Knit

Row 14:         Purl

Cut off white, (leaving a tail to use for joining)

Join in hat colour ~

Row 15:        Knit

Row 16:        S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end

Row 17:        S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Row 18:        S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end

Row 19:         (K5, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (25sts)

Row 20:        Purl

Row 21:         (K4, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (21sts)

Row 22:         Purl

Row 23:         (K3, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (17sts)

Row 24:         Purl

Row 25:         (K2, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (13sts)

Row 26:         Purl

Row 27:         (K1, k2tog) 4 times, k1                  (9sts)

Row 28:         Purl

Row 29:         (K2tog) 4 times, k1                       (5sts)

Row 30:         Purl

Row 31:         K2tog, k2tog, k1                           (3sts)

Row 32:        S1, p2tog, psso

Fasten off

Use the ‘tails’ to join the back seam leaving a small gap

Stuff the bauble

 

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Row 1:          Kfb

Row 2:          K1, kfb

Cast off

Fold in half, and catch together with a stitch

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

Add other features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

 

Add a tiny pom-pom if desired

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)

 

 

For a Clown

Knit exactly as for the Elf

 

For the nose – using a length of red yarn ~

Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch               (6sts)

Row 2:       Purl

Row 3:       Knit

Row 4:       P2tog three times                                                (3sts)

Cast off

Tie cast on and cast off tails together (this pulls the nose together)

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

Add other features, using a length of dark yarn

Sew the gap in the seam to close

Add a tiny pom-pom if desired

 

If you want a hanging decoration, add a hanging loop, using yarn (or metallic thread, or fine twine)



Cute Christmas Baubles

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Friday, 15 October 2021

Sweet Heart Baby Hat and Mittens

 

Sweet Heart Baby Hat & Mittens





Sweet Heart Baby Hat              large premature baby / small newborn

 

Size: 

Width:              5¼“ (13.5cm),    10½“ all around

Height:             5“ (13cm)

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 10g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles



Pattern:  

Using 4mm needles and colour A, cast on 55sts

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 3 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of last row     (57sts)  

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

9th Row:           Knit across row

10th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B all across the row

Using colour B ~

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

16th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows five times more

 

Shape the top

Row 1:   * K5, k2tog, repeat from * last st, k1                                    (49sts)

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:   Purl across row

Row 3:   * K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last s, k1                                 (41sts)  

Row 5:   * K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                (33sts)

Row 7:   * K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                (25sts)

Row 9:   * K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                (17sts)

Row 11:  * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (9sts)

Row 12:   * P2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                    (5sts)

 

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

 

Sew up side seam and darn away ends.




Sweet Heart Baby Mittens            large premature baby / small newborn

 

 

Size:
Width:    2¼" (6cm), 4½" (11½ cm) all around 

Length:  4¼" (11cm)

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 10g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles

 

Pattern:           Make two mittens the same

 

Using 4mm needles and colour A, cast on 23sts

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 3 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of last row    (25sts)   

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

9th Row:           Knit across row

10th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B, all across the row

Using colour B ~

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

16th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows five times more

 

Shape the top ~        

Next Row:       K1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                                   (17sts)

Next Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:       Knit to end

Next Row:       *P2tog all across row, p1                                                                   (9sts)

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

 

Sew up side seam and darn away ends

 

 

Sweet Heart Baby Hat                              0 – 3 months


Size: 

Width:    6“ (15cm),   12” (30cm) all around 

Height:   5½ “ (14cm)

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 14g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles

Pattern:  

Using 4mm needles and colour A, 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 4 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of the last row (65sts)                          

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

11th Row:           Knit across row

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B all across the row

Using colour B ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

16th Row:         S1, p2tog, purl to last st, k1                                                   64sts

17th Row:         Knit across row

18th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows six times more

 

Shape the top ~

Row 1:             * K5, k2tog, repeat from * last st, k1                                      55sts

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:              Purl across row

Row 3:             * K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last s, k1                                   46sts  

Row 5:             * K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                  37sts

Row 7:             * K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                 28sts

Row 9:             * K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                 19sts

Row 11:           * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                        10sts

Row 12:              P2tog across the row                                                           5sts

 

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and darn away ends.

 

 

Sweet Heart Baby Mittens                              0 – 3 months

 

Size:
Width:    5", 13cm all around 

Length:   4½ ", 11.5cm

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 12g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles

 

Pattern:           Make two mittens the same

Do not cut off each yarn after knitting a stripe – just carry it loosely up the side

 

Using 4mm needles and colour A, cast on 25sts

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 4 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of the last row (27sts)                          

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

11th Row:           Knit across row

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B all across the row

Using colour B ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

16th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1                                                 

17th Row:         Knit across row

18th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows six times more

 

Shape the top ~

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k1                 (23sts)

Next Row:    S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1                 (19sts)

Next Row:    S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2 tog, k1                (15sts)

Cast off purlwise

 

Join top and side seam.  Darn away ends

 

 

Sweet Heart Baby Hat                              6 months

 

Size: 
Width:    6½ “ (16.5cm),   13” (33cm) all around 

Height:   6½ “ (16.5cm)

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 18g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles


Pattern:
  

Using 4mm needles and colour A, cast on 69sts

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 4 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of last row     (71sts)  

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

11th Row:           Knit across row

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B, all across the row

Using colour B ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

16th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

17th Row:         Knit across row

18th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows nine times more

 

Shape the top ~

Row 1:             * K5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                      (61sts)

2nd, 4th,6th,8th &10thRows:  Purl
Row3:              * K4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                      (51sts)

Row 5:             * K3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                      (41sts)

Row 7:             * K2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                      (31sts)

Row 9:             * K1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                      (21sts)

Row 11:           * K2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                            (11sts)

Row 12:           P2tog across row to last st, k1                                               (6sts)

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and darn away ends.

 

 

Sweet Heart Baby Mittens                             6 months

 

Size:
Width:    5½ ", 14cm all around 

Length:   5", 12.5cm

 

Requires:

DK yarn ~ around 13g, in 2 colours that look good together

4mm needles

 

Pattern:           Make two mittens the same

 

Using 4mm needles and colour A, cast on 27sts

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 4 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of the last row (29sts)                          

Do not cut off yarn A

Join in colour B

Using colour B ~

11th Row:         Knit across row

12th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:         Knit across row – knitting one stitch in colour A and one stitch in colour B, all across the row

Using colour B ~

14th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

15th Row:         Knit across row

Cut off colour B, and continue in colour A only ~

16th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1                                                 

17th Row:         Knit across row

18th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows six times more

 

Shape the top ~

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1                 (25sts)

Next Row:    S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1                 (21sts)

Next Row:    S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:    K1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2 tog, k1                (17sts)

Cast off purlwise


Join top and side seam.  Darn away ends

 

Sweet Heart Baby Hat & Mittens


 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 © 2021 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied, shared, reproduced
or republished on any other webpage or website.