Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Keyrings

 
I made lots of these for the school's Indoor Christmas Market.
 
They really are quick to knit.
 
And they make a fun little gift.
 
Tiny Christmas Stocking Keyrings

Christmas Flower Keyrings



 
Tiny Christmas Stockings

 

Length ~ 3”


 
Using DK yarn & 4mm needles, cast on 12sts
Knit 2 rows
Beginning with a knit row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for 12 rows
 
Shape heel as follows -
Row 1:  K8, turn
Row 2:  P4, turn
Row 3:  K6, turn
Row 4:  P8, turn
Row 5:  K10, turn
 
Beginning with a purl row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for4 rows
 
Shape toe as follows -
P2tog all across row     (6sts)
K2tog all across row     (3sts)
Break off yarn.
Thread the yarn on to a needle and thread it through the remaining sts.
Pull tightly and fasten off.
Sew up side seam.
 
Add a keyring split ring.
 
Christmas Stocking Keyrings


Christmas Flower Keyrings
 
 

You will find the instructions for these knitted flowers at ~ https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/knitted-summer-flowers.html


 
 
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Chocolate Orange Covers - Christmas Pudding, Santa Hat, Snowman




Chocolate Orange Covers ~
Christmas Pudding                 Santa Hat                Snowman


 
Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Christmas Pudding

 
Christmas Pudding Chocolate Orange Cover
 

DK YARN

3.5mm knitting needles

 
Using Brown ~

 
Cast on 43sts

1st Row:  S1, *k1, p1, repeat from * to the last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:  S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat last 2 rows five times more

Change to White ~

Knit 6 rows

19th Row: S1, knit to end

20th Row: S1 purl to last st, K1

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

25th Row: *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, K1

26th Row:  P2 tog, to end

Cut yarn, leaving a 'tail' to use for sewing up, draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly

 
Add a couple of holy leaves and some red berries ~  


Holly leaves – makes 2 leaves joined together

Using green yarn cast on 1 stitch

Row 1:       Knit

Row 2:       Knit 3 times into the stitch                              (3sts)

Row 3:       Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 4:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 5:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 6:  Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 7:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 8:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 9:       Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over           (1st)

Row 10:     Knit 3 times into the stitch                               (3sts)

Row 11:     Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 12:     Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 13:     Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 14:     Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 15:     Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)

Row 16:     Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)

Row 17:     Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over            (1st)

Fasten off

 
Berry

Using 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 purlwise

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

Sew leaves and berry on to the top


Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange




Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Santa Hat

 
Santa Hat Chocolate Orange Cover



 
DK YARN

3.5mm knitting needles


Using White ~

Cast on 43sts

Knit 8 rows

Change to Red ~

Work 12 rows in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl)

Shape the top ~

Row 21:     *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (37sts)

 

Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30:               S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 23:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (31sts)

 

Row 25:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (25sts)

 

Row 27:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (19sts)

 

Row 29:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (13sts)

 

Row 31:     *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                 (7sts)

 

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through the remaining 7sts, and pull up tight

Sew up the side seam, using the corresponding colour for each section.

Darn away ends

Add a bobble or a pompom on to the top of the hat

 
To make a bobble –

 
Bobble

Using White 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

Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange
 
 
 


Chocolate Orange Cover ~ Snowman
Snowman Chocolate Orange Cover
 
DK YARN
 
3.5mm knitting needles
Using Red ~
 
Cast on 43sts
Knit 2 rows
Change to White ~
 
Work 12 rows in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl)
Change to Green ~
 
Knit 4 rows
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch
Shape the top ~
Row 21:     *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (37sts)
Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30:               S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 23:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (31sts)
Row 25:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (25sts)
Row 27:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (19sts)
Row 29:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1            (13sts)
Row 31:     *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                 (7sts)
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through the remaining 7sts, and pull up tight
Sew up the side seam, using the corresponding colour for each section.
Darn away ends
Add a bobble or a pompom on to the top of the hat

To make a bobble –
Bobble
 
Using 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
 
Add a face ~
For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)
 
For the mouth – use a length of black yarn and make 3 or 4 running stitches
For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~
Cast on 4sts
K4,
 
K2tog, k2tog,
K2tog,
 
Fasten off
 
Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails
 
Fill with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange

 
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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
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Monday, 21 November 2016

Chocolate Cupcakes

 
Chocolate Cupcakes
 
 

Chocolate Cupcakes
 
 
Requires:

DK yarn       
4mm needles
 

Instructions:

Using ‘cup case’ colour ~

Cast on 21sts

1st Row:       S1, p1, * k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

2nd Row:       S1, * p2, k2, repeat from * to end

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Cut off ‘cake case’ colour – join in  ‘cake’ colour ~

7th Row:        Knit across row

8th Row:        S1, p1, pfb, * p3, pfb, repeat from * to last 2sts, p1, k1           (26sts)

Join in ‘icing’ colour and work next row in ‘cake’ colour (CC) and ‘icing’ colour (IC) ~

9th Row:        * K1 (CC), k1 (IC), repeat from * to end

Cut off ‘cake’ colour, continue using ‘icing colour’ only ~

10th Row:      K1, purl to last stitch, k1

11th Row:      Knit

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

13th Row:      Knit

14th Row:      *P2tog, repeat from * all across row                                      (13sts)

15th Row:      Knit

16th Row:      *P2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                        (7sts)

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail – thread the tail through these 7sts, and pull up tight

Sew up the side seam, using the corresponding colour for each section.

Darn away ends

 
Cherry

Using 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

Sew the cherry on to the top of the cup cake

Fill with a chocolate Christmas bauble if desired


 
 
 
 
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 © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied

or reproduced or republished on another webpage or website.