Samantha Baby Doll- Pattern

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This is a pattern for an adorable doll knit with Cascade yarns. She is stuffed with a small amount of stuffing but mostly she is stuffed with pellets which gives her the most soft, cuddly, and floppy feel. She also has a more realistic weight. This pattern comes with the directions to make the doll, diaper, jumper and bow. This is a wonderful toy for any child to enjoy!

Please visit my Etsy shop for this pattern!

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Cable-Knit Purse with Bamboo handles PATTERN

This beautiful cable knit purse has bamboo handles, satin lining, and a magnetic clasp. This is a super-fast knitting project. The pattern includes instructions for adding the lining, clasp, handles, and ribbon. This pattern is on sale for $5.00. Check out my Etsy shop! This purse measures 10″ wide by 13″ tall.

2 Cable knit Neck Warmer- Pattern

This beautiful neckwarmer is knit in two sizes Youth and Adult on US size 10.5 needles. It’s a beautiful cowl and knits up super-fast! Check out my Etsy store for the pattern.

Cable-Knit Clutch Purse

This beautiful cable-knit clutch purse is made on size 19 circular needles with super bulky yarn. This purse knits up super-fast and is closed with the kitchener stitch. This is a perfect gift, or even great to make for yourself when you just need a little clutch purse. It can even be used to hold all of your knitting/crochet materials. This purse is available at my Etsy shop. Check it out!

Dr. Who, The 11th Doctor

Introducing Dr. Who, the 11th Doctor! He measures about 8 inches tall. He is knit in the round on 4 Size 5 DPNs. I used Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn for everything except the shirt which is Cascade 220 Super Wash sport. For the bordering I used a size E crochet hook. You can check out my Etsy page to buy the pattern for US $2.50!

Enjoy!

Ruby- Free Knitting Pattern

Meet Ruby! She measures 14 1/2″ long X 11″ wide. Her body and diaper are knit, but her dress, shoes and bow are crochet. This doll is a bit more complicated than the other patterns I’ve offered here.
Materials:
Yarn:
Use any colors you wish for the body, hair, diaper and dress. I will list what I used:
  • Body: I used Spud and Chloe yarn in Toast for the body Color 7506, Dye lot #0836. Gauge Weight 100 grams. Gauge 4-5 sts per inch
  • Shoes and Dress Staccato sock yarn in green. Color #103 Dye Lot # 0677. Gauge 30 sts = 4″
  • Dress: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in pink. Color #62178 Dye lot # 001. Gauge 5 sts = 1″
  • Hair: Imperial Yarn- Columbia, 2Ply Mulespun. Color 28 Spiced Poppy. Dye lot # 111. Weight 4 oz, Gauge 18 sts/24 rows
  • Diaper: Peaches and Creme yarn in white color #01005.

4 Size 5 DPNs.

2 size 8 needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

measuring tape

two buttons for the eyes

Black embroidery yarn for the mouth

Body:

Knit bottom up.

CO 9 sts. Move sts evenly over 3 needles. Join in the round:

  • K
  • KFB in all sts-
  • K
  • KFB in all sts.
  • K
  • KFB in all sts-
  • K evenly until body measures 3 1/2″ from CO edge.
  • K to last 2 sts on the needle K2tog. Repeat for the last two sts.
  • Repeat until there are 20 sts on each needle
  • K until the body measures 6″
  • K to last 4 sts. K4tog. Repeat for the last two needles.
  • K to last two sts, K2tog. Repeat for following 2 needles
  • Repeat last step until there are 10 sts. on each needle.
  • K 3 rounds
  • K to last st, KFB in last st.
  • Repeat until there are 14 sts on each needle
  • Begin stuffing body.
  • K 3 rounds
  • K to last st on the needle, KFB. Repeat for following two needles.
  • K
  • Repeat last two steps until there are 18 sts on each needle.
  • K 8 rounds
  • K to last 2 sts. K2tog. Repeat until there are 3 sts on each needle
  • close

Legs:

  • Pick up 7 sts in a triangular pattern. Refer to photo for pattern.
  • K even for 4″
  • KFB in first and last 3 sts.
  • K 2 rounds
  • KFB in last st on each needle
  • Move 7 sts from the last needle to the first needle, and move 7 sts from last needle to the second needle. (Note: the needle points should be pointing to the front and back of head) You will be working back and for on two needles from now on.
  • K to last st, KFB. On second needle KFB and k to the end. (KFB should be near the toes, not the heal).
  • K
  • Repeat last two steps until there are 24 sts on each needle.
  • Stuff foot lightly and close with the Kitchener stitch.

Arms:

This is for the left arm. When you get to the hand, do the For the right arm, do the opposite. If it says, first st- follow the same instructions, but for the last st.

  • In a triangular pattern, pick up 7 sts on each needle.
  • K for 3″
  • KFB on first st on first needle, and last stitch on second needle.
  • Move 4 sts from 2nd needle to 1st needle, and the remaining 4sts from 2nd needle to the 3rd needle. Note. When you hold the arm out you want the needles to be horizontal. You will be working back and forth on two needles now.
  • KFB on 1st and last of each needle.
  • Repeat
  • K 2 rounds
  • K to last 2 sts on first needle, K2tog. Second needle K2tog, k to the end.
  • repeat
  • K
  • K2tog , k to last 2 sts k2tog on first needle. Second needle repeat.
  • K2tog, k to end of the needle. K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
  • repeat
  • K
  • stuff arm and hand (lightly)
  • close with kitchener stitch.

Diaper:

Use size 8 needles

  • CO 18 sts
  • Work three rounds of K
  • P
  • K2tog, k to last 2 sts K2tog
  • p
  • repeat last 2 sts until there are 6 sts on your needle.
  • p
  • k
  • p
  • KFB in 1st st. K to last st KFB
  • p
  • repeat until there are 16 sts on the needle
  • p
  • KFB in 1st 2 sts. K to last 2 sts. KFB in last 2 sts.
  • P
  • Repeat last two steps
  • K 2 rounds
  • BO
  • Crochet around the edge of the diaper.
  • Attach to the body

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Shoes

Using a size E hook

  • Ch8 Skip the first st and DC into the top “bar” of each stitch to the end. At the last st DC 5 sts into that stitch. This will begin to form a “shell” shape. Continue around that and DC into the bottom “bar” of the same ch sts. Make 5 dc into the to and heal at each round.
  • Make 4 rounds of dc.
  • Round 5 follow same steps as above- but make Triple (AKA treble) crochet stitches into each st. Do not add extra sts in the toe and heal.
  • Beginning at 1 1/2″ from toe (on both sides) work sc stitch back and for 3 rounds. Cut yarn and close knot at the end. Use pink yarn to make a bow in the front of the shoe. Refer to photos.
  • Attach to foot.

Dress:

using size I hook

Start with Green:

  • Ch 42
  • Join in the round and work a dc st in each st
  • When you reach the beginning of each round sl the first st and then follow the pattern as instructed. This is the case for each round from now on.
  • Work 5 rounds in green.
  • Change to pink Work 2 sts in Triple (AKA Treble) Crochet st and in the third stitch, work 2 tc sts in that st. Repeat to the end of the row.
  • Work 3 rounds of TC.
  • Break yarn. Close sl st and weave in ends.
  • At the top of the dress, pick up 3 sts and work SC sts back and forth until the strap measures 2 1/2″
  • With the dress on the doll, attach the strap to the back of the dress. Repeat for the other strap.
  • Using pink yarn, weave through the second row, on the front of the dress and tie a bow.
Bow:
Using a size I hook
Ch 5 and join in the round with a sl st.
Make 5 TC into center of ring. On opposite side, make 5 TC into center of ring. At this point it should already look like a bow. Chain a long tail and warp it around the center of the bow. Leave a long tail so you can tie the bow around the pigtails of your doll.
Make 2

Hair:

Pull hair into pigtails and tie with bows. Trim hair.

Face:

in the center of face, take up two stitches and wind the yarn around the two stitches. Sew on the button eyes. Using black yarn- make a simple mouth.

Ears:

Cast on 5 stitches on a size 5 needle.

K turn

P turn

BO

Sew onto the side of the head.

 

Oscar Owl- Free Pattern!

                             





knit owl


materials:


cascade 220 superwash sport (any color – I used Dark Blue 854 lot# 4133), Fresco in baby blue 5304 lot# 0275, Simplicity in Electric Blue 011 lot#02, Encore worsted in gold.


4 size 5 dpns


Size H hook


measuring tape


scissors


tapestry yarn for weaving


Begin from bottom up:


-co 9 sts. Join in the round


-k


-kfb in all sts


-k


-kfb in all sts


-k


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k until body measures 1 1/2″ from cast-on edge


-On first needle k5 (change to electric blue) k7 (change back to dark blue) , k remaining sts. Next 2 needles, k to end.


-On first needle k1, (change to electric blue), k to last st, (change to dark blue) k1. On remaining 2 needles, k to end of row.


-Repeat last steps until body measures 3″ from cast on edge.


-On first needle k5 in dark blue (change to electric blue) k7, (change to dark blue) k remaining sts. On remaining two needles, k to end of row.


-K (in dark blue) to last 2 sts at the end of first needle. k2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.


-Repeat until there are 8 sts on each needle.


-Move 4 sts from 2nd needle onto 1st needle and 4sts from second needle onto 3rd needle.


From now on you will be working back and forth on two needles
-kfb in first 2 sts. k to last 2 sts on first needle, kfb in those 2 sts. Repeat for 2nd needle


-k


– Repeat last two steps until there are 20 sts on each needle.


k even until the head measures 2″.


stuff lightly and close with kitchener st.


Ears



with light blue, fold 8″ of yarn over five times.


using a crochet hook, insert hook through the corner of the owl’s head. Grab the yarn in the middle and pull through hole. Pull a large loop big enough to pull ends of yarn through. Pull yarn tight to form a sort of knot. Trim to about 1″.


Eyes


with a size j hook using light blue yarn make a magic circle. Make 12 dc in the mc. break yarn. attach to face.


using any color button you choose- sew the buttons to the center of the eyes.


Beak


with gold yarn and 2 size 5 knitting needles


co 6


k turn


p turn


k2tog, k 2, k2tog turn


p turn


k2tog twice turn


p turn


k2tog


close


attach to front of face.


Wings



The wings are made with the crocodile stitch. I will be adding an instructional video for the crocodile stitch to my youtube channel soon.


with electric blue and size H hook. ch 5. Make a slst in the first st on the foundation ch wich will join your ch into a circle. Ch 3 and work 5 dc into the center of the ring. Ch 1 and work 5 dc into the center again. Move all 10 dc sts as close together as possible, ch 3. Dc into the 2 loops below the ch. thid will turn your work to the side. Ch 1 and dc into center ring. Ch1 work a double crochet into the side of the FIRST dc ch you made in the first “shell” work another dc into the same st. Turn your work around and work 5 dc sts around the edge st. ch1 turn your work so the dc sts you just made are facing away from you. Work 5 dc around the next dc st “bar.” Slst into the top of the middle dc st. Then make 5 dc around the “bar ” of the next dc. Ch1 Spin work and work 5 dc around the last bar. Cut yarn and pull end through the last ch on your hook. attach the wing to the side of the body.

Enjoy!

Crochet bow-tie

Chain 5.

join the chain to the first chain with a slip stitch. (this will form a ring)

Ch 4

Work 5 Triple (AKA Treble) crochet into the center of the ring.

ch 4

slip stitch into the center of the ring

Move all the Triple crochet stitches to one side of the bow.

On the other side of the ring, make 5 Triple crochet into the ring.

Ch 4 and slip stitch into the center of the ring.

Cut about 12 inches of yarn and close the loop.

Wrap your length of yarn neatly around the center of the bow.

Tie neatly in the back so you cannot see it from the front.

Attach the bow to the owl!

Kindle Fire Case- Free Tutorial

This is a simple tutorial for sewing a case for your Kindle Fire. These make great gifts, they are simple to make, and they can be made for under $8! In fact, for the $10 I spent on one yard of material, Velcro, felt and thread- I could make 5 of these cases!

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Materials:

Fabric (I bought one yard each of coordinating fabric, but you can make about 5 of these cases with that much fabric!)

Felt

thread

measuring tape

pins

fabric pen

rotary cutter or scissors 

iron

cutting pad

straight edge

sewing machine

and it helps to have your Kindle Fire handy to be sure your case is the correct size

 

Cut two pieces of fabric (I used two coordinating fabrics just to add some flare to the case) 21″ X 6 1/2″ 

Cut one piece of felt 8″ X 612″ 

Note: In the photo you will see another piece of fabric the same size as the felt. That piece is not necessary. 

 

Be sure to follow the step above with the right sides of your fabric face each other.

After you have cut the corners, sew along the edge leaving about 3″ open on the side so you can turn the fabric right-side out.

 

After turning the fabric right-side out, press with an iron and sew around the edges. This will close the hole and make a neat looking edge.

 

Add the velcro to the case as shown in the illustration above.

Fuse the felt to the bottom of the piece of fabric. Be sure to put it on the side you want to be the inside of the case! Then fold the fabric so that the felt piece is on top and there is an overlap of fabric on top. Tip: The bottom of the felt piece will be the folding point. 

Sew the sides, NOT the top or bottom. 

Then turn the pocket right-side out.

This is what you should have!

Easy Draw-string bag with flat bottom- FREE Tutorial

This is a very simple tutorial for a draw-string bag. This bag is good for holding toys, toiletries for traveling, craft materials, or even school supplies that like to get lost in your child’s backpack! These make great, inexpensive gifts! In fact, you can use bandannas which are only a dollar a piece!  It’s great for beginners to practice sewing. The bag can be made in less than an hour.

Materials:

Scissors or rotary cutter

Measuring Tape

Fabric pen

Fabric (two pieces of bandannas work excellent!)

rope or ribbon (the ribbon I used was a little too wide, if you choose ribbon, go with something a little thinner)

pins

sewing machine

iron

Begin by cutting your fabric. You will need two pieces that measure 12″ x 16″.

Place the fabric face down. Turn the seam on the short side of the fabric 1/2″ toward the wrong-side of the fabric and press. This will be the top of your bag.

Repeat that step again so you will have a neat hem at the top of your bag.

Do this for both pieces.

Press the pieces with an iron.

Pin the seam (if necessary) and sew along the bottom edge of the hem. Do this for both pieces of fabric.

Place both pieces right-side facing each other.

At both edges, measure 2″ from the edge of the bag and mark it with your fabric pen. This will be the section you will add the draw-string for the bag.

Pin the bag together at the edges starting where you marked 2″ from the top and sew (leaving a 1/2″ to a 1″ seam along the edge) I made this bag with a wider seam because the bag is for my son who wants to put his heavy trains and cars in the bag. I will add a zig-zag seam behind my straight seam because I do not have a serger! This will make the seam more sturdy!

Once you have finished sewing the edges of the bag, you will begin on the tube for the draw-string. Turn the top edge of the bag over 1″ so that it meets the 2″ mark you made earlier. Press with an iron and pin if necessary

Then you will sew along the bottom edge, forming a tube. This is where you will insert the draw-sting or ribbon. Note: When getting to the two edges where the fabric meets, fold the seam over to one side so that it doesn’t bunch. Do this for both sides.

With the bag still inside-out, measure 2 1/2″ from bottom corner of bag and mark a dot with your fabric pen. Turn the bag over and mark the opposite side the same way.

Then pinch the dots with your fingers and pull the corners apart. Press flat with an iron.  Then sew a straight line from one dot to the next, folding the seam to one side. Note, be sure to fold the seam in the same direction for the other corner.

Once you have sewn the corner flat, cut the excess leaving a 1/2″ seam. Press with an iron.

This is how the corner will look when right-side out.

Cut two pieces of ribbon 36″ long

Pin a safety pin to the end of  one piece of ribbon and feed it through the tube of the bag so that both ends stick out of one side of the bag. Do the same thing with the second ribbon, so that the ends of the ribbon are on the other side of the bag.

Tie the ribbon in a double-knot at the end.

Burn ends of the ribbon so they do not frey.

Turn bag right-side out, and you are done! Enjoy!

ipod Touch Sleeve

This is a very simple crochet pattern for a beginner. This is designed for a beginner to learn the single crochet stitch and seaming.

 

Materials:

Yarn

Measuring Tape

Size J crochet Hook

Scissors

-ch 15
-sc in every st in every row until piece measures 4″ x 5″

(Refer to my video for making straight edges for this piece- How to Make a Straight Edge- Crochet)


-cut yarn leaving a long tail for weaving.

seam (refer to photos)

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Weave in yarn ends.

Turn work right-side out.  You should not be able to see the seam!

Enjoy!

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