Daisies and Buttercups

Daisies and Buttercups

Friday, March 30, 2018

Free Knitted Dishcloth Patterns

I've been busy making dishcloths. They're a great hostess gift when visiting friends. Roll up a few and put a bow around them.

These are also a good way to get started if you are new to knitting.

These are all 7" x 9" but will shrink to 7" x 7". If you want them longer, knit more rows.

I used Peaches & Cream cotton yarn from Walmart which was cheaper than cotton yarn at some of the hobby stores.

Needle size: U.S. 6, 4mm, or UK 8

Pattern 1
Dishcloth Pattern 1
Cast on 30 stitches

Border: Knit 10 rows (if you prefer, use seed stitch/moss stitch for the borders)

Pattern Row 1: Knit
Pattern Row 2: Knit 5, purl 20, knit 5

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until dishcloth measures 7"

Knit 10 rows
Cast off



Pattern 2 (basket weave)
Dishcloth Pattern 2 - basket weave 
Cast on 30 stitches

Border: Knit 10 Rows

Pattern row 1: Knit 5 (purl 5, knit 5) repeat until last five stitches, knit
Pattern row 2: Knit 5 (knit 5, purl 5) repeat until last five stitches, knit

Repeat rows 1 and  2, two more times

Pattern row 3: Knit 5 (knit 5, purl 5) repeat until last five stitches, knit
Pattern row 4: Knit 5 (purl 5, knit 5) repeat until last five stitches, knit

Repeat rows 3 and 4, two more times

You will now have a basket weave pattern on your needles. Repeat until dishcloth measures 7"

Border: Knit 10 rows
Cast off

Pattern 3 (mock cable)
Dishcloth Pattern 3 - mock cable
Cast on 32 stitches

Border: Knit 10 rows

Row 1 (right side): Knit 5, purl 2, (sl 1 purlwise, knit 2, pass slip stitch over 2 stitches on needle, purl 2) repeat to last five stitches, knit 5
Row 2: Knit 7, (purl 1, yarn around needle to make a stitch, purl 1, knit 2) repeat to last five stitches, knit 5
Row 3: Knit 5, purl 2 (knit 3, purl 2) repeat to last five stitches, knit 5
Row 4: Knit 5, knit 2 (purl 3, knit 2)  repeat to last five stitches, knit 5

Repeat until 7" in length ending with row 2

Border: Knit 10 rows












Monday, January 29, 2018

Free Knitted Hedgehog Pattern


















I'm always on the lookout for patterns that use up scraps of yarn and recently found this hedgehog pattern by Margaret Bloom on Ravelry. You will have to register to join Ravelry, but there are many free patterns on there.

I made a few changes for my hedgehogs:
I used U.S. size 5 needles (3.5mm)
I used crochet needle 4.25 mm for the feet for the larger hedghogs
I knitted the ears
For the eyes and nose I made french knots

















Ears:
Cast on 3 stitches
Purl
sl. 1 K2 tog. psso
Pull yarn through the remaining stitch, fold in half and sew on the hedgehog

Feet for the larger hedgehog (make 4):
ch. 2
5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
sc in each of 5 sc
cast off leaving enough yarn to gather through the top 5 sc and sew on to hedghog.








More patterns by Margaret Bloom here









Monday, January 15, 2018

Children's Knitted Slippers - Free Pattern

 Children's Knitted Slippers


This is a fairly easy pattern to follow. I added flowers on some of the slippers I made for my grandchildren.

These will probably fit a child age 4-5.  Approximate sole length when finished 6”

Needle size 7mm

Using two strands of yarn (Red Heart Super Saver works well) cast on 33 stitches

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Inc. 1 st. K.14, inc. 1 st., K.1, inc 1 st., K.14 inc., 1 st.
Row 3: Purl (37 stitches)
Row 4: Inc. 1 st., K.16, inc. 1 st., K.1, inc 1 st., K.16, inc. 1 st.
Row 5: Knit (41 stitches)
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: K.18, sl. 1 K.1 psso (pass slip stitch over), K1, K2 tog, K.18
Row 9: P.17, p2 tog., P.1, p2 tog., P.17
Row 10: P.16, p2 tog., P.1, p2 tog., P.16
Row 11: K.15, sl. 1 K.1 psso (pass slip stitch over), K1, K2 tog, K.15
Row 12: P.14, p2 tog., P.1, p2 tog., P.14
Row 13: K.13, sl. 1 K.1 psso (pass slip stitch over), K1, K2 tog, K.13
Row 14: P.12, p2 tog., P.1, p2 tog., P.12
Row 15: K.11, sl. 1 K.1 psso (pass slip stitch over), K1, K2 tog, K.11
Row 16: P.10, p2 tog., P.1, p2 tog., P.10
Row 17: K.9, sl. 1 K.1 psso (pass slip stitch over), K1, K2 tog, K.9
Rows 18-20:  Rib stitch (K1, P.1) (21 stitches)
Cast off and sew back, then bottom/sole


 
For flowers:
I used 3.25mm needles

Cast on 60 stitches
Row 1: K.1, cast off 8 stitches (repeat)
Cut yarn and put through remaining 12 stitches, pull tight to make a daisy and fasten.

Flower middle (or you could sew a button in the middle of the flower)
Cast on 1 stitch
Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 in same stitch
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl 2 tog. P1, P. 2 tog.
Row 5: Sl 1, K2 tog. psso.

Fasten off  and sew both flower and center on to the slipper.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Easy Knitted Wraparound Scarf












This is an easy knitted scarf pattern using the knit/garter stitch.

I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, which was $2.97 in Walmart, but you can use any yarn (I often use Red Heart yarn). The approx. size for the wraparound scarf is 5" x 26".

Pattern:
Knitting needles size 6 1/2mm
Cast on 14 stitches (if you are using less chunky yarn, cast on 20 stitches)
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until the length is 26" (or a few inches more if you want it to fit less snug to your neck)
Lay the scarf flat and bring the short edges toward the center. Twist one edge and sew both edges together. Using the guide below match D to A and C to B. It will give a twist that lays folded against your neck.
 

Note: Depending on your tension, one ball of  Hometown USA yarn should be exactly the right amount to make the scarf.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Troll Hats

... and irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ TrollsEveryone is a fan of Poppy from Trolls and I've found quite a few patterns to make troll hats. I'll post a picture of my finished hat when I've completed it.

Crochet Poppy Hat
Ravelry Troll Hat Knitting Pattern
Crochet Troll Hat
Fun Fur Crochet Troll Hat


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Crochet Head Warmer Pattern

Headwarmer Crochet Pattern

Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm

Start with 60 chain (either loosely or use a larger size crochet hook)

Join to first chain, making sure chain isn’t twisted

Row 1: Miss first chain, sc in next 15 ch. (Miss 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, 1 ch, dc in 3rd ch, 1 ch) continue ending with 5 dc, 1 ch. Slip stitch in first sc.

Row 2: sc in next 15 sc (1 ch 5dc in center of previous row 5dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in dc of previous row) continue ending with 5dc, 1 ch

Repeat row 2 four more times or until desired width.