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.

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!

Diane Dragonfly

Materials:

Cascade 220 Yarn in black for body, any desired color for wings

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

Poly-fiber stuffing.

Pipe-cleaner 

Measuring tape

Scissors

 

Measurements: 

4 1/2″ long and 4 1/24″ wide



Abbreviations:

CO- Cast on

K-knit

K2tog- K 2 stitches together

Body 

CO 9 sts. join in round – 
k for 5″ -stuff, and add a pipe cleaner.
Cut yarn and weave into the stitches from the needle.
Close
 
Wings
 Refer to photos for how to pick up sts.
 Pick up 8 sts on one needle. 
Directly under that needle, pick up 8 more sts. 
-k 5 rounds on both needles
-k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog on first needle. 
Repeat on second needle.
 
-k around on both needles until the wing measures 2″ 
-close with kitchener stitch. repeat on other side of dragonfly

I am working on new patterns!

I haven’t been feeling well, but I am still working hard on getting new patterns (some are FREE) up here for everyone. I hope to get my Free Barbara Butterfly pattern up tomorrow. I am also working on getting my Etsy shop open so I can start selling Pretty Boy Peacock and Fireman Joe! I have an idea for an entire line of Rescue dolls. Firemen/women, Policemen/women, EMTs, Doctors, and more! Stay tuned! Until then, I’d like to share some pictures of Fireman Joe and Pretty Boy Peacock:

 

Rabbecca “Becky” Bunny- FREE PATTERN!

I made this bunny for my Grandmother’s 77th birthday, which is on Easter Sunday. I named her Rabbecca (lol) “Becky” Bunny. Enjoy!

Materials:

Cascade 220 Yarn in white, light pink and blue. Any color for the bow.

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

Poly-fiber stuffing.

Measuring tape

Measurements: 

10″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide

Scissors

Abbreviations:

K-knit

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2tog- knit two stitches together.

BO- Bind off

Starting from the bottom of the body, working up:

With white- Cast-on 9 stitches. Spread those 9 stitches over 3 needles and join in the round. You should have 3 stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

 K

KFB in all sts

K

K4, KFB in last two stitches on the first needle. Repeat for the following two needles

K6, KFB in last 2 sts on first needle. Repeat for the following two needles

K

K9, KFB of last st on first needle. Repeat for following two needles

K 10, KFB on last st on first needle. Repeat for following two needles.

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next round:

K until body measures 4″

K to last 2 sts on first needle, K2tog. Repeat for the following two needles.

Repeat 2 times.

K 2 rounds

K to last 2 sts on first needle, K2tog. Repeat for the following two needles.

Repeat 2 times

K

K to last 2 sts on first needle, K2tog. Repeat for the following two needles.

Repeat 1 time

K 2 rounds

Begin stuffing the body

K to the last st on the needle, KFB in last st. Repeat for following two needles.

Repeat until there are 12 stitches on each needle.

K for 1″

K to last 2 sts, K2tog on first needle. Repeat for the following two needles.

Repeat until there are 3 sts on each needle.

Cut yarn tail and weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through the remaining sts and close them. Weave ends into the body.

ARMS:

Pick up 3 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Refer to pictures for arm placement. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

k for 1 1/2″

K1, K2tog on the first needle. Repeat for the following two needles.

lightly stuff the arm

Cut yarn, weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through remaining stitches and close tight.

LEGS:

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Refer to pictures for leg placement. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K until leg measures 2″

K2, K2tog on first needle. Repeat for the following two needles.

K1, K2tog on the first needle. Repeat for the following two needles.

Cut yarn, weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through remaining stitches and close tight.

EARS:

Refer to photo for ear placement and how to pick up sts. On one needle, pick up 5 sts. Directly behind the first needle, pick up 5 sts. Knit from front to back.

On front needle, K1 with White, With pink K3, change to white- K1

On the back needle- always use white- k all 5 sts.

KFB in 1st 2 sts (making sure to use the right color) K to last 2 sts, KFB in last 2 sts. On back needle KFB in 1st 2 stitches, K to last 2 sts, KFB in last 2 sts.

K each round from now on even. Be careful to knit the first 2 and last two stitches in white and the rest in pink on the front needle.

Refer to this video for how to knit the ear:

Cotton-tail:

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Refer to pictures for tail placement. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K 3 rounds

Stuff lightly

K to last 2 sts, K2tog on first needle. Repeat for the following 2 needles.

repeat until there are 2 sts left on each needle.

Cut yarn, weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through remaining stitches and close tight.

Bow:

With one needle, Cast on 12 sts

K turn

P turn

K turn

P turn

K turn

P turn

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog turn

P turn

K2tog, k to last 2 sts, K2tog turn

P turn

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog turn

P turn

K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog turn

P turn

Work in I cord (with 4 sts) for 2″ turn

P turn

KFB of 1st, K to last stitch, KFB turn

P turn

Repeat last two rounds until there are 12 sts on the needle.

P turn

K turn

P turn

K turn

P turn

K turn

BO

Tie bow in the middle twice and attach to the ear.

Embroider a face onto your bunny any way you like!

Enjoy!

Sir Hops-a-Lot The Hip-Hop Frog- FREE PATTERN!

I made this frog years ago for my son, only I made a crochet version of him. I will work out the pattern for that for you soon. I wanted to see him in a knit version because I really love the way knit toys look. So, here he is! Meet Sir Hops-a-Lot The Hip-Hop frog. He even has his own hip hop song, I Like Big Flies.  (Don’t pretend you didn’t just sing that in your head lol)

Materials:

Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn in (Turtle
#7514) Green. Black thread for embroidering the eyes, nose and mouth, and a small amount of Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn in (Pollen #7509) Gold.

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

Poly-fiber stuffing.

Measuring tape

Measurements: 

11″ tall and 6″ wide

Scissors

Abbreviations:

K-knit

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2tog- knit two stitches together.

BO- Bind off

Starting from the bottom of the body, working up:

Cast-on 9 stitches. Spread those 9 stitches over 3 needles and join in the round. You should have 3 stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

Round 1: K

Round2- KFB of all stitches

Round 3-4: K

Round 5: KFB in all stitches

Round 6: K

Round 7: K10, KFB in 2 stitches. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Round 8: Knit until the body measures 3″  from slip-knot.

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Place a stitch marker on the next round.

Next round:  Knit for 2″.

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K9, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K8, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K7, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

next round: K6, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K5, KFB in 2 stitches. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K8, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K10, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Begin stuffing and continue to stuff every few rounds.

Place a stitch marker here

Next round: k for 1″

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 2 rounds: K

Next round: K9, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K8, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K7, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K6, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Cut yarn tail. Weave the end onto a needle. Weave the yarn tail through the remaining stitches and close them tight. Weave the end into the body.

Eyes-

Refer to the photo for eye placement

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K 3 rounds

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next Round K1, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Stuff lightly with poly fiber

Cut yarn and weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through remaining stitches and close them tight. Weave the ends into the body.

Crown:

Refer to photo for crown placement

With Gold yarn-

Cast on 12 stitches.

Round 1: K

Round 2: BO 1, P11 turn

Round 3: BO1, K10 turn

Round 4: BO1, P9 turn

Round 5: BO2, K7 turn

Round 6: BO2, P5 turn

Round 7: BO2, K3 turn

Round 8: BO 2, There will be 1 st remaining on the needle. Cut a long yarn tail and weave it onto a needle. Weave the yarn through the last stitch and pull it tight. Weave the yarn tail through the edges of the crown until it reaches the bottom. Use the yarn tail to sew the crown to the top of the head.

Arms:

Refer to photos for placement of arms.

Cast on 5 stitches each onto 3 needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K until the arm measures 1.5″

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K4, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 3 rounds: K

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round:  K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut a yarn tail. Weave the yarn end onto a needle. Weave it through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave the end into the body.

Legs:

Refer to the photos for leg placement.

Cast-on 4 stitches each onto three needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Round 1: K

Round 2: K2, KFB in 2 sts.

Next round: K for 2″

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K4, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 3 rounds: K

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next Round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2tog to end of round.

Cut a yarn tail and weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through the remaining two sts. Close stitches tight and weave into the body.

Enjoy!

Pansy Panda

This little Panda was inspired by the pandas my son and I saw at an overnight at the Atlanta Zoo this past weekend. I made this panda and halfway through the design it just struck me what I should name it. Meet Pansy! She is a friendly, cuddly panda who loves her big pink bow!

Materials:

Peaches and Creme Cotton yarn in White, Black and Pink

http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/colors.htm

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape

Measurements:

11″ tall and 6″ wide

Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2(3)tog- knit two (three) stitches together.

Beginning at the bottom of the body:

In White: CAST-ON 9 stitches and spread those 9 stitches evenly over three needles. There should be three stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at your slip knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

REMEMBER- stuff with poly-fill as you go along.

Round 1- K

Round 2- KFB in all stitches to the end of the row.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K1, KFB to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Round 5- k

Round 6- K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Rounds 7-14- K

Decreasing rounds:

Round 15- K14, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Round 16- Knit 8 rounds

Next round- K13, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 8 rounds

Next Round-

Change to Black:

Next round- K12, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 8 rounds.

Begin stuffing the body

Next round- K to the last 4 stitches on the needle, K2tog to the end of needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Change back to white

Next round- K2, K2tog, K to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 3 rounds.

Next round- K6, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next round- K8 KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 4 rounds

Next round- K10, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 3 rounds.

Next round- K12, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit two rounds.

Next round- K10, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next round- Knit 9, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next Round- K

Next Round- K8, K3tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next Round- K5, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K3, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K2, K3tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Cut a strand and weave the strand onto a tapestry needle. Weave through the remaining stitches and pull the stitches closed. Weave the ends into the body.

Snout:

Cast-on 9 stitches in white. Spread the stitches evenly over three needles. There should three stitches on each needle. Join them in the round. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This will be the beginning of each row.

Round 1- K

Round 2- KFB in all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 3- k

Round 4- K2, KFB in 2 stitches, K2. Repeat on remaining two needles.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3, KFB in 2 stitches, K3. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Round 7- K

BO

attach snout to face, embroider nose and mouth onto the snout. Refer to photos for embroidery pattern.

Eyes:

Cast on 1 stitch.

Round 1-

(K1, P1, K1) in the same stitch turn

Round 2- P turn

Round 3- KFB in all stitches turn

Round 4- P turn

Round 5- K

B/o

Sew onto the front of the face. Refer to photos for help. Using white, embroider the center of the eyes.

Ears

Refer to photo for ear placement

Pick up 5 stitches at an angle on the top of the head. Pick up 5 stitches on another needle directly behind the first needle. Place a stitch marker on the right side of the back needle. Begin on the back needle.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K2, KFB in 1 st, K2. Repeat on second needle.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K1, KFB in one stitch, K2, KFB in 1 stitch, K1. Repeat on second needle.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K1, KFB in 1 st, K4, KFB in 1 st, K1. Repeat on second needle.

Round 7- K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1

Round 8- Close with the kitchener stitch (I will be uploading an instruction video for this soon).

Bow-

Cast on 6 stitches in Pink.

Round 1- K, turn

Round 2- P, turn

Round 3- K, turn

Round 4- P, turn

Round 5- K1, K2tog twice, K1, turn

Round 6- P, turn

round 7- K2tog twice

Begin working in i-cord (there is a video on my blog for this)

Work in I-cord until the i-cord section measures 2″

Turn

Next round- KFB in each stitch, turn

Next round- P, turn

Next Round- K1, KFB in two stitches, K1, turn

Next round- P, turn

Next round- K

BO

Attach bow to right ear and secure with the yarn tails. Weave ends into the ear.

Arms:

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Refer to photo for placement and starting point. Place a stitch marker at the beginning.

K 4 rounds

Next round- KFB in first stitch, K2, KFB in last stitch on needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Knit until the arm measures 2″.

Next round- P

Next round- K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Begin stuffing the arm

Next round- K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut yarn tail, weave the yarn tail onto a needle and weave through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed. Weave the end into the body.

Legs:

Cast on 5 stitches each on three needles in a triangular shape. Refer to the pictures for placement and starting point. Put a stitch marker at the beginning on your round.

K 4 rounds

Next round- KFB in first stitch, K3, KFB in last stitch.

Knit until leg measures 2 1/2″

Next round- P

Begin stuffing leg

Next round- K5, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round- K4, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K3, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut yarn tail. Weave the yarn tail onto a needle and weave through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed. Weave end into the body.

Scrappy Snake- FREE PATTERN

Scrappy Snake Free Pattern:

Like me, you probably have lots of little yarn “scraps” or left-over yarn from past projects that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away, but it’s not enough for another full project. After a while, we are left with lots of small “scraps” of yarn. I came up with this pattern so that we can use up our yarn scraps. Meet Scrappy Snake! You can make him as long as you like, and he is soft and great for kids! My son LOVES his Scrappy!

Materials:

All the scrap yarn you have! 

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape


Cable Needle



Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

C3F- Cable three stitches toward the front (6 stitch cable). Slip three stitches on a cable needle and hold toward the front of the work, knit the next three stitches, then slip the stitches on your cable needle back onto the left hand needle and knit.

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2together- knit two stitches together.

Beginning at the head.

CAST-ON 9 stitches and spread those 9 stitches evenly over three needles. There should be three stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at your slip knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

REMEMBER- stuff with poly-fill as you go along.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K1 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles.

Round 3-k

Round 4- K2 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 7- k

Round 8- K4 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 8- K

Round 9- K3 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 10- K until the head measures 2 inches total.

Change colors (I will have a video for this ASAP)

(Repeat these steps at the beginning of each color change. You can add as many links as you wish! Each color link will measure about 2 1/4 inches long!)

K6 rounds

Round 7- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle K

Round 8-10- K

Round 11- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle

Round 12-18- K

Change Colors.

Tail:

Round 1-6: K

Round 7- K2 (k2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles

Round 8-10- K

Round 11- K1 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles

Round 12-14- K

Cut a length of tail and weave it onto a tapestry needle. Weave the tapestry needle through the remaining stitches and close the hole tight.

(Note: the cables are the back of the snake, so when you are adding eyes, make sure the cables are on his back!)

Tongue-

On the face, pick up two stitches (leave a long piece of yarn for weaving through the tongue later) and work in i-cord until the tongue measures 2 inches. Cut your yarn (leaving a tail) and weave the tail through a tapestry needle. Weave the needle through the two stitches on the end and pull. Weave the other tail (at the beginning) through the tongue to the tip. Tie the two tails together so that the tip of the tongue has a V-shape. Trim

How to Knit in The Round on Double-Pointed Needles

How to knit in the round on double-pointed needles.