Monday, 27 May 2013

Bright Bowl with Ribbon Bows

I made this today ~ as a little gift for a teenage girl.
 
 
She is bright and bubbly and loves bright colours.
 

I made it up as I went ~ then added a cute ribbon bow.

 
 
I hope she likes it.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Little Goldfish Blanket

What a lovely day I have had. The sun is shining and I have finished my latest little stash-buster blanket in shades of blue and white.
 
little goldfish blanket
 
 
I found the perfect applique to finish it off, sat back and felt happy ......
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then I seemed to get a little distracted. I just couldn't stop making these cute little fish. The are such fun to make.
 

 
Then I really got silly ~ and before I knew it an anchor had appeared off my crochet hook.
 
crochet anchor with fish
 
 
 
Not sure what to do with them now, so perhaps it was a bit of a waste of time. But I had a delightful time so maybe that makes it ok?
 
 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Knitted Baby Boy Hats

More cute hats ..... more stripes ..... for the boys this time!

 



 




baby boy hats
 


 
The k2, p2 rib ensures a good fit
 


 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/large-premature---small-newborn-baby-hat


Newborn Baby Hats
With 3, 4 or 5 garter stitch ridges (these may be knitted in the main colour or in a contrast colour)
DK yarn ~ approx 16g
4mm needles

Hat with 5 garter stitch ridges   
Image 

Using main colour cast on 64sts.
Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

* Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl *

Repeat from * to * four times more

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.

Hat with 4 garter stitch ridges  
Image

Using main colour cast on 64sts.
Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

* Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl
15th Row Knit
16th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
17th Row Knit
18th Row Knit *

Repeat from * to * twice more

Using main colour
31st Row Knit
32nd Row Purl

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.

Hat with 3 garter stitch ridges  
Image

Using main colour cast on 64sts.

Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

* Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl
15th Row Knit
16th Row Purl
17th Row Knit
18th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
19th Row Knit
20th Row Knit *

Repeat from * to * once more

Using main colour
29th Row Knit
30th Row Purl

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.

 
Find my patterns at ~
 
You might like to make a little set ~ hat, mittens & booties.....
 
 
instructions at -
 
 


 


Monday, 20 May 2013

Knitted Baby Girl Hats

With stripes ..... endless possibilities .......




 


knitted baby girl hats



Newborn Baby Hats
With 3, 4 or 5 garter stitch ridges (these may be knitted in the main colour or in a contrast colour)
DK yarn ~ approx 16g
4mm needles

Hat with 5 garter stitch ridges 
 




Using main colour cast on 64sts.
Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

* Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl *

Repeat from * to * four times more

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.
Add a pretty crochet or knitted flower if desired

* * *


Hat with 4 garter stitch ridges


Using main colour cast on 64sts.
Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

* Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl
15th Row Knit
16th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
17th Row Knit
18th Row Knit *

Repeat from * to * twice more

Using main colour
31st Row Knit
32nd Row Purl

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam. 
Add a pretty crochet or knitted flower if desired

 
* * *


Hat with 3 garter stitch ridges

 


 
Using main colour cast on 64sts.


Work 8 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase 1st at end of rib) (65sts)

9th Row Knit
10th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
11th Row Knit
12th Row Knit

* Using main colour
13th Row Knit
14th Row Purl
15th Row Knit
16th Row Purl
17th Row Knit
18th Row Purl

Using contrast colour if desired
19th Row Knit
20th Row Knit *

Repeat from * to * once more

Using main colour
29th Row Knit
30th Row Purl

Shape the top ~
1st Row (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th Rows Purl
3rd Row (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 49sts
5th Row (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 41sts
7th Row (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 33sts
9th Row (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 25sts
11th Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 17sts
12th Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, K1 9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.
Add a pretty crochet or knitted flower if desired

 
 

 
You might like to make a little set ~ hat, mittens & booties ~



http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/garter-stitch-ridge-baby-set.html
 
 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mini Dolls

I just found these tiny dolls hiding at the bottom of my work basket!

 
I made them quite some time ago as a 'trial'. I thought they might make cute little presents. These mini dolls are only about 3" high.



mini dolls

The basic method for making each doll is the same. Begin at the feet and knit a rectangle, and change yarn colours for each body segment. Shape the hair/hat at the top by decreasing. Sew on a face. Sew up and stuff. Then give definition to the face by running a gathering thread around between the head & the body. Define the feet,  legs & arms with a hidden running stitch. Add a scarf if desired.

They are based on the 5" Duduza Comfort Dolls made for Africa. I knitted lots of these a few years ago. “Duduza” is a Zulu word for “comfort”. These knitted dolls are given in the hope that they bring comfort to AIDS/HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information about these, and for fuller instructions see this site ~      http://www.heartforafrica.org/DuduzaDolls.aspx

Now that I have found them again I am inspired to make more..........

 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Premature Baby Blankets

These cute little premature baby blankets are my latest charity knitting project.

basketweave premature baby blanket

 
 
This one is made in simple a basket weave stitch ~
 
and the following one is made in a pretty diagonal stitch.
 
A garter stitch border ensures that they lie flat, with no curling edges.
 
diagonal stitch premature baby blanket
 
 
 Blankets for premature babies are quick to make and each one uses only 100g of acrylic DK yarn.
 
These stitches are perfect ~ pretty and practical.
 
Lacy patterns look cute but are not suitable for tiny babies as there is a danger of little fingers being caught in the holes.
 
Pastel shades are in greatest demand, ie: white, pink, green, blue, yellow, peach, lilac. Bright and dark colours are not so suitable for special care baby units.
 
 
 
These patterns came from ~