This belt is knit in round in basket weave. The belt is super easy, for beginners and you’ll be finished in a flash!

1 skein of Louisa Harding fleuris yarn. 70% bamboo/viscose 30% wool.

Size 6 circular needles.
Needle for weaving in the yarn ends
Measuring tape.

note: not all of the rounds will go through the pattern completely. That’s okay, when you get to the end of the round, go to the next step even if the pattern isn’t finished.

C/O 116 sts
K1p1 creating ribbing for 1″
1st Row: Knit
2nd Row: k1, purl to last st, k1 -repeat to the end of the round
3rd Row: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2 repeat to end of round
4th Round: k2, p2, repeat to end of round
5th and 6th Rows: Rep. 1st and 2nd rounds
7th Row: k1, p1, k2, p2, k2 repeat to end of round
8th Row:  p2, k2, p2, k2 repeat to end of round.
k1p1 for 1″

If you would like to add a nice broach or decorative button/pin to the front of the belt, that can be done easily and it adds more character to the belt. Have fun with it an enjoy!


Baby’s First Baby Doll


Use any colors you wish for the body, hair, and diaper. 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
  • Hair: Imperial Yarn- Columbia, 2Ply Mulespun. Color Wheat. Weight 4 oz, Gauge 18 sts/24 rows
  • Diaper: Peaches and Creme yarn in white color #01005.

4 Size 5 DPNs.

Tapestry needle for weaving

measuring tape

two buttons for the eyes

Black embroidery yarn for the mouth


Knit bottom up.

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


KFB in all sts

KFB in first two sts, k to last 2 sts on the needle, KFB in last 2 sts. Repeat for last 2 needles.

Repeat last step until there are 18 sts on each needle

K even for 2 1/2″ from Cast-on Edge

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog. Repeat for last 2 needles. (16sts on each needle)

K until entire piece measures 4″

K4tog, k to last 4 sts, K4tog. Repeat for last two needles. (10 sts on each needle)

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog. Repeat for last 2 needles (8 sts on each needle)

repeat last step (6 sts on each needle)

K 4 rounds

KFB in first 2sts, k to last 2 sts, KFB in those two sts. Repeat for other 2 needles (10 sts on each needle)

Repeat last step (14 sts on each needle)

K until head measures 2″

K3tog, K to last 3 sts, K3tog. repeat for last 2 needles.

K2tog, k to last 2 sts, K2tog. Repeat on last 2 needles.


k 3 rounds

K2together, k to end. Repeat on last 2 needles.

repeat last step until there are 5 sts on each needle

K3tog, K to end



In a triangular pattern, Pick up 4 sts on each needle. See photo for more details.


K even until arm measures 1 1/2″

K2tog, k to end. Repeat for the last two needles.

KFB in first st, k to end. Repeat on other two needles.

K 5 rounds

K2tog until two sts on each needle

Close with Kitchener stitch.



In a triangular pattern pick up 5 sts on each needle.

K until leg measures 2 1/2″

K2tog, k to end. Repeat for the last two needles.

KFB in first st, k to end. Repeat on other two needles.

K 6 rounds

K2tog until two sts on each needle

Close with Kitchener stitch.


Add the eyes, nose, hair and mouth however you wish.

Note: I added buttons because this baby was made for my almost 4 year old. If you are making this doll for a baby, it may be best to embroider the eyes. ­čÖé

For the nose, I took a strand of yarn and picked up two sts on the face. I wrapped the yarn around the stitches over and over until I liked the size and shape of the nose. NOTE: Do the same thing for the navel.


Work flat
Cast on 24 sts
Work in rib stitch -K, p to end of row for 3 rows
K Row turn
P row turn
repeat until diaper measures 1″
Start next row On the knitting side
K2tog, k to last 2 k2tog
P2tog, p to last 2 p2tog
Repeat until there are 14 sts on the needle
Work even in pattern until piece measures 3″
Start on knitting side
Kfb k to last St Kfb
pfb p to last St pfb
Repeat until there are 22 sts on the needle
Cast on 6 sts k to end turn
Cast on 6 sts p to end turn
K turn
P turn
Repeat until diaper measures 4 1/2″
Work in ribbing stitch k1p1 until ribbing measures 1″
Cast off
Attach diaper to the baby


Oscar Owl- Free Pattern!


knit owl


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


tapestry yarn for weaving

Begin from bottom up:

-co 9 sts. Join in the round


-kfb in all sts


-kfb in all sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-k to last 2 sts, kfb in 2 sts


-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


– 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.


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″.


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.


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



attach to front of face.


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.


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!

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┬ábandannas which are only a dollar a piece!┬á It’s great for beginners to practice sewing. The bag can be made in less than an hour.


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)


sewing machine


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!