Saturday, 3 September 2016

Teddy Aran Jacket and Ugg boots




This is an easy pattern, ideal for beginners.  I used Wendy Aran and used just over 100g of yarn.  

Will fit most 15/17" build a bears.

My model is Lil Cub Build a Bear.  















A PDF pattern can be downloaded here:

Teddy Aran Jacket and Ugg boots





Measurements:  15/17” Teddy bear.
15/17” chest 16”, length 8”, sleeve seam 3.5”
Materials:
100g Aran weight knitting yarn (US worsted) I used  Aran) approx 220yards,
6 buttons
Needles
size 4mm (US 6) and 5mm (US8), cable needle
Tension: 16sts -24 rows to 4in in stocking stitch using no 5mm needles (or the size required to give correct tension.
Abbreviations:
k: knit, p: purl, ss: stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl),  garter stitch: every row knit, inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, patt: pattern, tbl: through back loops, sl: slip, yf: yarn forward psso: pass slipped stitch over, M1: pick up loop between next 2 sts and k into back.
TW2: Twist Two.  knit into front of second st on left hand needle,  knit into front of  first st on left hand needle, slip both sts from needle together.
C4b: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, k2 then k2 from cable needle



Back
 Using smaller needles cast on 42sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k16, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    46sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  (k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1) 2              
times, k6
Row 2:  (p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1) 2             
times, p6
Row 3:  (k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1) 2 times, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern
Work a further 18 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Cast off 4sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Work 18 rows in pattern
Next row:  cast off 8sts at beg on next 2 rows. 
Leave 22sts on holder

Left Front
Using smaller needles cast on 24sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    26sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 2:  p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, k6
Row 3:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern with garter stitch front border
Work a further 18 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Next row:  cast off 4sts pattern to end
Keeping pattern correct work 10 rows
Shape neck (wrong side facing) cast off 8sts, pattern to end   (14sts)
Dec 1st at neck edge on next 6 rows    (8sts)
Work 2 more rows in pattern
Cast off

Right Front 
Using smaller needles cast on 24sts
Work 2 rows in garter stitch 
Buttonhole row:  k1, k2tog, yf k to end (work buttonhole on every 12th row)
Work 2 rows in garter stitch
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    (26sts)
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p, k6
Row 2:  p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, k6
Row 3:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern with garter stitch front border
Work a further 19 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Next row:  wrong side facing, cast off 4sts pattern to end
Keeping pattern correct work 9 rows
Shape neck (right side facing) cast off 8sts, pattern to end  (14sts)
Dec 1st at neck edge on next 6 rows    (8sts)
Work 2 more rows in pattern Cast off

Sleeves (make 2)
Using smaller needles cast on 34sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k16, (inc in next st) 2 times, k16   36sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k11, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1, k11
Row 2:  p11, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1,pk 11
Row 3:  k11, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k11
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern
 Work a further1o rows in pattern, place a marker at each end last row
Work a further 4rows in pattern (20 pattern rows in total)
Cast off loosely

Collar
Sew shoulder seams
Using 5mm needles, with right side facing, beginning at edge of right front pick up and knit st just after garter stitch border, pick up and knit a further 13sts along front next edge, knit 22sts across back, pick up and knit 14sts down left front, ending just before garter stitch border.  50sts
Work 16 rows in garter stitch. Cast off loosely.

To finish
Sew side seams.  Sew sleeve seams to markers.  Sew in sleeves evenly placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seams.
Sew buttons on left front to correspond with buttonholes.
Finish off ends.

Ugg Boots

Right boot
Using no 4.75 needles cast on 20sts
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  k1, m1, k8, m1, k2, m1, k8, m1 k1
Row 3:  knit
Row 4:  k2, m1, k8, m1, k4, m1, k8, m1 k2
Row 5:  knit
Row 6:  k3, m1, k8, m1, k6, m1, k8, m1 k3
Row 7:  knit
Row 8:  k4, m1, k8, m1, k8, m1, k8, m1 k4 
Row 9:  knit
Row 10:  k5, m1, k8, m1, k10, m1, k8, m1 k5  
Row 11:  knit
Row 12:  k14, m1, k12, m1, k14   (42sts)
Starting with k row, work 6 rows stocking stitch
Shape  top
Row 1:  k26, s1,k1,psso, turn  
Row 2:  s1, p10, p2tog, turn
Row 3:  s1, k10, s1, k1,psso, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 twice
Row 8:  s1, p10, p2tog, turn
Row 9:  s1, k to end of row across all sts   
(34sts)
Staring with p row, work 11 rows stocking
stitch *

Cuff
Knit to last 8sts, turn
Cast on 2sts, knit to end
Work a further 6 rows garter stitch on 26sts
Cast off
With right side facing knit rejoin yarn to
remaining 8sts,
work 8 rows garter stich
Cast off

Left boot
Work as right boot to *
Cuff
Knit 8sts turn
Work 7 rows garter stitch on 8sts
Cast off
With right side facing knit rejoin yarn to
remaining 26sts,
Cast on 2sts knit to end
work 6 rows garter stich
Cast off

Join foot and back seam
Slightly overlap side edges of cuff and sew
down 2 cast off stiches to secure.
Sew on buttons as photo.


Monday, 2 May 2016

Barbie two colour sundress and bag




Another sundress for Barbie.  This is a version on my earlier sundress but I've jazzed it up a bit.  I've also added a hairband - just make enough chains to fit round the doll's head then work a round of dc.

The dress is a pull on, great for small hands, has a shaped bodice and worked in one piece from the top down. Make sure the bodice is a tight fit so it stays put.  or you could make straps as in my other summer dress pattern.  

Please leave me a comment if you make this item  - i value feedback.






A PDF pattern can be downloaded here:

Barbie two colour sundress and bag



To fit: 12” Barbie or other fashion dolls
Materials: approx 30g 4ply yarn main colour. 20g of contrast colour
Crochet hook 3mm and 3.25mm hook (or size to match tension)
Tension: (Gauge) 22sts x 25 rows to 4” over dc (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations:  Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), htr: half treble, ch: chain, slst: slip stitch.
Note:  This dress is worked in rounds from the top down. Work all dc through the back loop only for a softer fabric, work clusters through both loops


Sundress

Bodice
Using no 3mm hook and main colour make 28 chain and work in rounds as follows:
Base Round:  1dc in each of next 10ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 10ch
Next Round:  1dc in each of next 10dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Repeat last round 2 times.
Change to contrast and work 2 rounds dc around
Do not  fasten off yarn, leave at back of work

Skirt
Change to main colour and using 3.25 hook work as follows:
* Next round:   slst in top of first dc, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same dc, (miss 1 dc, 3tr in next dc) to end. (14 clusters)
Next round:  slst in top of 3ch, slst into next tr, 3ch, 2tr in same tr, (3tr into middle tr of next cluster) repeat to end 
Repeat last round 1 time
(3 rounds of 14 clusters) 
Change to contrast and work 2 rounds dc around**
Repeat from * to ** 2 times (approx 30 clusters on last round)
Pull yarn through and fasten off
To finish
Neaten all ends


Bag

Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 26 ch.
Work 6 rounds dc 
Change to contrast yarn and work 3 rounds dc 
Next round:   miss next dc, dc 12 miss next dc, dc to end. Pull yarn through and fasten off
Bag Strap
Using no 3mm hook and main colour, make 24 chain. Work one row dc. Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Stitch strap to bag.


Motifs make 1 in each colour
Using no 3mm hook make 3 chain,  Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Pull yarn through and fasten off
Stitch motifs on bag as shown on photo. Work daisy stitch in green yarn for stems and leaves

To finish
Sew bottom seam, Neaten all ends





Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barbie Bikini and Sunhat



This is an easy crochet pattern for a bikini and Sunhat for Barbie.  It uses only scraps of 4ply cotton yarn, and 3mm hook

The item is a close fit so check your tension and fit. Cotton thread isn't suitable as it's too fine for this pattern.  

I would welcome your feedback and comments.










You can download a PDF pattern here:







To fit: 12" Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  2og 4ply yarn in main, small oddment of contrast.  I used Paton’s Soft Cotton 4ply
Crochet hook no 3mm
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 26 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations: Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet) htr: half treble, ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase, rnd/s: round/s

Top
Using main colour make 29ch
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 9dc, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 1htr in each of next 3ch, 1dc in next ch, turn
Row 2:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc turn
Row 3:  1dc in dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in each ch to end
Row 4:  join contrast, 1dc in each of next 10dc, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1 slst in each of next 2slst, 1htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each dc to end
Fasten off yarn.
Straps (make 2)
Using contrast made 30ch fasten off yarn
To finish.  Sew centre back seam.  Sew on straps at either side as
in photo.   Sew in all ends

Briefs

Front
Using main colour make 5ch,
Row 1:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook 1dc in each of next 2ch
Row 2:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc in top of ch.  (4dc)
Row 3:    1ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc  (6dc)
Row 4:   1ch, 1dc in each of next 6dc
Repeat last 2 rows to 12sts.  Fasten off yarn

Back as front

To finish
Sew crotch seam
Using contrast yarn work 1dc in each dc across top of front, 1ch,
Continue across back: work 1dc in each dc, 1ch, slst in top of 1st dc to join into a round.
Fasten off yarn
Sew in all ends

Hat
When working rounds work through both loops and place a marker at the beg of each round to keep track of rounds

Using main colour, make 3 chain
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12sts)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat to end (18sts)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2dc) repeat to end (24sts)
Round 4:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc) repeat to end (30sts)
Rounds 5:7:  dc all around
Rounds 8:9: change to contrast, dc all around
Round 10:  change to main, work 2tr in each dc to end

Motif 
Using contrast make 3 chain,
Work 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook fasten off

Sew motif on hat as shown in photo. 

To finish:  Sew in all ends.


Friday, 29 April 2016

Barbie crochet summer dress and hat


The pattern is for a dress for Barbie worked in continuous rounds from the top down.  

I used Patons 4ply soft cotton so its important to check tension if using a different 4ply yarn as any slight variation can make a big difference in the size. Crochet cotton is not suitable as its too fine.

The dress is very close fitting and fits the latest Barbie model.  For a larger fashion doll add a few extra dc at the beg.  

The design takes about 25g of yarn with 10g in each contrast colour
This is a great design to use up all those small bits of yarn in your stash.  I used shoelace ribbon for the hat but a crochet chain would work too.

If you make this dress and hat and have any queries or find any mistakes please let me know.

You can download a PDF pattern here:

Barbie summer dress and hat




To fit: 12” Barbie (the latest model)
Materials:  25g 4ply yarn in main, and 2 contrast (I used Patons Soft Cotton 4ply)
Crochet hook no 3.00 and 3.50 (or size to match tension). Small length of narrow ribbon
Tension: (Gauge) 24sts x 26 rows to 4” over dc using 3.50 hook (check your tension and use suitable size hook)
Abbreviations:
Dc: double crochet (US single crochet), tr: treble crochet, (US double crochet), htr: half tr,  ch: chain, slst: slip stitch, inc: increase
Notes:  
This dress is a close fit so any differences in yarn weight will make a smaller or larger garment.  Cotton thread is not suitable.
Work through the back loop only for a softer fabric for the bodice and through both loops when working clusters
Place a marker at the beginning of each round to keep track of number of rounds
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Dress   

Using no 3.00 hook and main colour make 28ch
Round 1:   1dc in each of next 10ch, 3htr in each of next 3ch, 1slst in each of next 2ch, 3htr  in each of next 3ch, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Round 2:   1dc in each of next 10dc, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1slst in each of next 2slst, 3htr in each of next 3htr, 1dc in each of next 10dc
Rounds  3:4:  repeat round 2
Round 5:   dc around
Change to contrast A
Round 6:   dc around
Change to contrast B
Round 7:   dc around

Change to 3.50 hook and main colour for skirt
Round 1: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (9 clusters)
Change to contrast A
Round 2: slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr, 3tr in next dc) repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 3: slst in top of 2ch, 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1tr,1dc in next tr,(3tr in next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr) repeat around
Change to main colour
Round 4: as round 2
Change to contrast A
(work in back loop only for dc rounds)  
Round 5: (inc round) slst in top of 2ch, 2ch, 1dc in each of next 2tr, (2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3tr)  repeat around
Change to contrast B
Round 6: dc around
Change to main colour
Round 7: dc around
Round 8: 3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (miss 1dc, 3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around  (11 clusters)
Repeat rounds 2 to 8  (14 clusters) then rounds 2 to 7
Change to main colour
Next Round:  3ch, 2tr in same space, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 3ch.  Fasten off

Straps
Using no 3 hook and main, make 30 ch. Sew onto bodice at front as shown on photo

To finish:    neaten all ends.


Hat

Using no 3 hook and main colour, make 3ch
Work 6 dc into  3rd ch from hook
Round 1:  2dc in each dc to end (12dc)
Round 2:  (2dc in next dc, 1dc) repeat to end (18dc)
Round 3:  (2dc in next dc, 2dc) repeat to end (24dc)
Rounds 5:9:  dc all around
Round 9:  3ch, 2tr in same space, 1dc in next dc, (3tr in next dc, 1dc in next dc) repeat around 
Round 10 slst in top of 3ch, slst in next tr, 2ch, 3tr in next dc, (miss 1tr, 1dc in next tr,3tr in next dc) repeat around, slst in top of 2ch

To finish:  thread narrow ribbon around hat as show on photo
Neaten all ends.