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Strawberry Keychain / Keyring

AmareeLis Accessories, Keychain 9 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, cute amigurumi toys, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, intermediate knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys, strawberry stuffed toys

Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FreeCuteKnit.com:) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan


So, recently I’ve gotten addicted to knitting cute toys that have daily uses as well as being cute. This is why I’ve turned this free strawberry knitting patterns into a keychain. I’ve done few different versions of the strawberry finishes — with and without the face, with and without the yellow seeds. Which do you prefer? Leave your comments below!

I like how the size of the knitted strawberry is similar to a life sized one. As for the knitting patterns, I have put it down as intermediate instead of easy. This is because the stem is a little tricky! But don’t worry, I will include a video tutorial on how to knit the stem so you will have no trouble knitting them.

For the keyring, I’ve purchased mine from eBay. Must say I am very happy with the quality of the items for the price. For 12x Lobster Clasps and matching Split Rings, it only cost $2.99 AUD (includes free shipping too!). The items are shipped from China, so it may take a while but it’s worth the wait.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Difficulty

Skills Required:
CO: Cast OnStrawberry Keychain Keyring Free cute knititng patterns
K: Knit
P: Purl
M1: Make 1 stitch
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
Kfb: Knit front then back
DPN: Double Pointed Needles (ability to knit in the round)
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: 8.3cm tall (without keychain) x 4cm diameter at largest point (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm (sets of 4 or 5 DPNs)

Yarn:free Strawberry Keychain keyring knitting patterns
Body — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 18 Bright Red (dye lot #11621)
Green Stem — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749)

Gauge:
Not important as it doesn’t need to fit. *Tips* Select slightly smaller needles for the recommend size yarn so stuffing doesn’t show through.

Facial Features (optional):
scraps of black thread for eyes and mouth, scraps of yellow thread for cheek and seeds & scraps of green thread to attach body and stem together

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Lobster Clasp with matching split ring (this is the exact item I bought from eBay)


Free Cute Strawberry Keychain / Keyring knitting patterns:

Body:

Strawberry knitting progression round 10

Strawberry knitting progression at round 10

Starting from the bottom, with DPN and Red, CO 4 sts. I evenly divided the sts to 4 DPN (1sts each). But you are more than welcomed to divide it to 3 DPN 1-2-1 sts each DPN. Being careful not to twist.
Round 1: Join, Kfb x 4 times (8 sts total)
Round 2: K. Place a stitch marker after your first stitch
Round 3: K2, M1, K4, M1, K2 (10 sts total)
Round 4: K
Round 5: *K3, M1, K2, M1* x 2 times (14 sts total)
Round 6: K
Round 7: *K4, M1, K3, M1* x 2 times (18 sts total)

Strawberry Free knitting patterns variations

Strawberry with both the seeds and face embroided

Round 8: *K5, M1, K4, M1* x 2 times (22 sts total)
Round 9: K
Round 10: *K11, M1* x 2 times (24 sts total)
Round 11: *K6, M1* x 4 times (28 sts total)
Round 12: K
Round 13: *K7, M1* x 4 times (32 sts total)
Round 14: K
Round 15: *K6, K2tog* x 4 times (28 sts total)
Round 16: *K5, K2tog* x 4 times (24 sts total)
Round 17: *K4, K2tog* x 4 times (20 sts total)
Round 18: *K3, K2tog* x 4 times (16 sts total)
Round 19: *K2, K2tog* x 4 times (12 sts total)

Cut yarn. thread through each remaining loop with tapestry needle. If you are embroidering the face, don’t close up the body yet. Do all embroidery now (face & seeds). Stuffed the body with fillings of your choice. Once finished, pull yarn tight to close up the hole and secure.

Green Stem:
Starting from the top, with DPN and Green, CO 4 sts. Leave approx. 80cm tail as you will need it for making up the keychain loop later. Being careful not to twist.

Round 1: K
Round 2: Kfb x 4 times (8 sts total)
Round 3: K
Round 4: *K2, M1* x 4 times (12 sts total)
Round 5: K
Round 6; *K2, M1* x 6 times (18 sts total)

Shaping the leaves:
You will now work on each leaves one by one. You now should have 18 sts total in your needles. For every 3 sts you are going to make 1 leaf. (6 leaves total)
Step 1: K3, turn your needle around
Step 2: P3, turn your needle around
Step 3: K1, K2tog, turn your needle around
Step 4: P2,  turn your needle around
Step 5: K2tog



Now you will notice you have reached the peak of your leaf. All is well, except the working yarn is too far separated from your next live stitch. What you want to do next is to pick up 4 stitches on the left edge of your leaf so you can slowly bring that working yarn down next to your live stitch.

Once you finished picking up 4 stitches on the edge and bringing that working yarn down, you want to join that stitch to the first remaining stitch. To do this, you slip the next stitch purlwise, then you pass the stitch that you have bring down earlier to this slipped stitch. Yay, you have just knitted the first leaf!

To do all the next leaves, the steps are exactly the same except for Step 1.

Consequent leaves: Strawberry Keychain Keyring cute knitting patterns
Step 1: K2, turn your needle around
Step 2-5: same as above.

Repeat above process until you have total of 6 leaves. Then, cut yarn and seam.

Keychain loop:
To make the keychain loop, you want to CO 10 with the long cast on tail earlier.
BO

Use tapestry needle to create a loop and secure the remaining yarn together.

Attach stem to the top of body with green thread. Use a thread instead of yarn as you want the join to be invisible when finished. Insert the split ring to the loop and you are done!

Video Tutorials on Shaping the leaves and creating the keychain loop

 6/12/12: video tutorials added

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Tiny Baby Carrot

AmareeLis Carrot, Food, Toys Leave a comment   (DPN) double pointed needles, carrot stuffed toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys

Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FreeCuteKnit.com:) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan


“Mommy, where is the baby?”, said my 3yo son after looking at the finished Sweet Carrot & Cool Carrot together. Well, that’s how this Baby Carrot came about. Baby Carrot is very tiny — knitting him was quick and easy (he is like a miniature version of the other carrots). However, I gave him a different hair for fun, the green tops are cut slightly uneven and braided. I left the green tops long, but I think it will look good too if cut short.

Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty

Skills Required:Free tiny baby carrot cute knitting patterns
CO: Cast On
DPN: ability to knit in the round
K: Knit
M1: Make 1 stitch
P: Purl
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together as 1

Finished Size:
3.5cm tall without carrot green x 1.8cm diameter (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles:

Yarn:
Body — Creative Basics Hobby Knit Yarn (dye lot #2060)
Carrot Green — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749)

Facial Features:
scraps of dark brown thread for eyes and mouth & scraps of yellow thread for cheek

*Important* Please note that due to it’s tiny size, this is not a toy for small babies under 3yo due to potential chocking hazards.

Free Tiny Baby Carrot Knitting Patterns begins here:

With DPN and Orange, CO 3. Divide 1 sts on each DPN. Tiny Baby Carrot with Sweet Carrot & Cool Carrot - cute!!
Round 1: Join. K
Round 2: *K1, M1* x 3 times (6 sts total)
Round 3: K
Round 4: *K2, M1* x 3 times (9 sts total)
Round 5: K
Round 6: P5, K4
Round 7: K
Round 8: *K3, M1* x 3 times (12 sts total)
Round 9: K
Round 10: K6, P6
Round 11-13: K
Round 14: P6, K6
Round 15: K (stuffed body now, ensuring the cast on tail is in the inside of the body also as you want to close off the body soon)

Tiny Baby Carrot knitting progress

Ensure your Cast On tail is inside the body :)

Round 16: *K2, K2tog* (9 sts total)
Round 17: K
Round 18: *K1, K2tog* 6 sts total) Stuffed body a bit more now so everything is tight.

Cut the Orange yarn, and leave approx 10cm tail for seaming at the end. Now, you want to repeat the Cool Carrot green tops procedure. I have written a detailed instructions with video tutorials on how to do the hair in my Cool Carrot post, please refer to it there.

The difference is that you may want to cut your yarns after you finished tying the slip knot so it’s easier to handle as you don’t want to cut it really short and having trouble tying the knots later on. After you finish tying the knots, I braid the hair using 3 strand braid technique, then I later trim the hair to desired length.

Cute Tiny baby carrot easy free knitting patternsRemember, if you do make this tiny carrot, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be featured in the blog/ tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

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Cool Carrot

AmareeLis Carrot, Food, Toys 2 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, carrot stuffed toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys


Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FREE Cute Knit.com” :) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan

Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty free cool carrot knitting pattern
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
DPN: Double Pointed Needles
K: Knit
P: Purl
M1: Make 1 stitch to increase
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together

Finished Size: approx 16cm tall (10cm without the carrot green) x 3.5cm diameter at largest area (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 0 – 2.0 mm
Cool Carrot with Sweet Carrot, cute knitting patterns
Yarn:
Body — Creative Basics Hobby Knit Yarn (dye lot #2060)
Carrot Green — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749) & Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3006 (dye lot #774750)

Facial Features:
Scraps of dark brown thread for eyes and mouth, scraps of light blue thread for eye glints & scarps of yellow yarn for cheek

So, I did say I will create a friend for my Sweet Carrot and here he is! Ok, so what’s the difference?

Main differences between Cool Carrot & Sweet Carrot knitting patterns:

  1. For the increase, Cool Carrot is knitted with M1 instead of Kfb. Since using slightly smaller needles for the yarn recommendation, I didn’t encounter problem with Kfb creating small holes. But with M1, you still get that slight indented surface and the same effect of carrot lines, but the surface is more smooth overall as Kfb stitches create bumps on the fabric. The patterns are interchangeable so you can pick which ones you like for making the carrot!
  2. What else? Well, Cool Carrot is slightly taller than Sweet Carrot! The increase in height is notable in Round 41 to Round 48. So if you don’t like him tall, simply skip those rounds. Alternatively, you can repeat the increases to make him even taller. ;) (Please refer below for instructions on how to increase the carrot in more details)
  3. And of course, you can’t miss that hair! Cool Carrot has different tops and he gets foil highlight to make him looks trendy!

Free Cool Carrot Knitting Patterns:

Body:Vegetable, food cute free knitting pattern - Cool Carrot
Begin from the bottom of the body, CO 6 sts. Divide evenly to 3 DPN (2 sts each).
Round 1: Join, K. Place a stitch marker after the first knit stitch.
Round 2: *K1, M1* repeat until end of round (12 sts total)
Round 3: K
Round 4: *K2, M1* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 5-7: K
Round 8: P9, K9
Round 9: K
Round 10: *K3, M1* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 11-15: K
Round 16: K12, P12
Round 17: K
Round 18: *K4, M1* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 19-23: K
Round 24: P15, K15
Round 25: K
Round 26: *K5, M1* repeat until end of round (36 sts total)
Round 27-31:K
Round 32: K18, P18

Round 33-39: K
Round 40: P18, K18

Round 41-47: K
Round 48: K18, P18
(Please note that if you want to remove the height, skip round 41 to 48 and go straight to decrease. If you want to increase the carrot height even more, you can repeat round 33 to 40 or 33 to 48)

Begin decrease:
Round 49: K
Round 50: *K4, K2tog* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 51: K
Round 52: *K3, K2tog* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 53: K
Round 54: *K2, K2tog* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 55: K
Round 56:*K1, K2tog* repeat until end of round (12 sts total)


Cool Carrot doing his hair

You want to tie a slip knot, having both ends on one side and inserting them inside the loop

Cut yarn and leave approx 20cm tail. Now, I prefer to do the face embroidery before I close up the hole. If you don’t like having DPN needles as you are embroidering the face, you can transfer your stitches to stitch holders. I use dark brown thread to match the colour of my Sweet Carrot. When you are done, stuffed the body with fillings of your choice. Do not close the hole yet. Now we will make the carrot greens.

Carrot Greens:
You should have 12 live stitches remaining in your DPN / stitch holders.

    1. Cut 6 light green yarns and 6 dark green yarns at approx 16cm length each. (What we want to do is to insert these green yarns inside the live stitches and secure it by tying a slip knot)
    2. Use tapestry needle and thread a light green yarn into the first loop of your live stitch.
    3. Release the needle from the yarn.
Cool Carrot showing green tops before closing

This is what the head looks like with 2 DPN remaining

  1. Then insert the needle back to the light green yarn that’s already inside the loop and thread it back out the same hole, without taking the the yarn you previously inserted off the loop
  2. Release the needle from the yarn once more, then tie a slip knot to secure the yarn. (Do not remove your live stitch from the needles / stitch holders yet)

Grab the dark green yarn next and repeat the above 5 steps. Repeat this process while alternating between the light green and dark green yarn.

When you have finished adding the green yarn to the 12 live stitches, use a tapestry needle and thread the orange yarn through all the loop (now you can remove the stitch from the needles / stitch holders), pull the yarn tight and secure. You can also trim the hair to even things up at the end.

I have also included a video below to help you, hopefully it all make sense!

Tutorials: How to Tie Slip Knot for Cool Carrot head

I am making some toy accessories for the carrots now. Can you guess what it will be? Leave your comments below or just say Hi :)

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Sweet Carrot

AmareeLis Carrot, Food, Toys 4 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, carrot stuffed toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys


Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FREE Cute Knit.com” :) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan

Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Soo Sweet.... Carrot cute free knitting patternsSkills Required:
CO: Cast On
DPN: Double Pointed Needles
K: Knit
P: Purl
Kfb: Knit front and then back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
Bo: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 11.5cm tall (9cm without the carrot green) x 3.5cm diameter at largest area (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 0 – 2.0 mm

Yarn:
Body — Creative Basics Hobby Knit Yarn (dye lot #2060)
Carrot Green — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749)

Facial Features:
Scraps of dark brown thread for eyes and mouth & scarps of pink yarn for cheek

Free carrot knitting patterns, ribbing effects

Sweet Carrot side view to show ribbing effects

These days I am bursting with surges of inspiration (well I guess it’s a good thing!), only problem is I cannot keep up with it (I can’t seem to knit fast enough before the next idea pops up to my head). But, for now …  Here I present Sweet Carrot, the new family addition of Free Cute Knit. The knitting pattern is purposely done so it has natural ribbing effects throughout the whole carrot body, which creates this texture similar to real life carrot! I really love cute things (I think that’s pretty obvious seeing the website name and all :P ), so I sew embroidery for the face. However, If you like realistic knit, feel free to go without the face embroidery instead.

I use Kfb increases when knitting the carrot, but since I use smaller needles for the recommended yarn, no holes are shown in the finished product :) . I am in the process of knitting and creating a friend for my Sweet Carrot — I just hate to see her alone … I don’t want to reveal too much yet, but let me say that I will be modifying the pattern to use M1 instead of Kfb so you can see the different effects it will produce. Also, getting back to face embroidery, I use dark brown thread for the eyes and mouth instead of black to give it more subtle and sweet look to the carrot.

Last but not least, I include a short video below of how I secured the carrot greens together, hopefully it will help someone when making it.

Happy knitting!


Free Sweet Carrot Knitting Patterns:

Sweet Carrot knitting progress at Round 5

Sweet Carrot knitting progress at Round 5

Body:
Begin from the bottom of the body, CO 6 sts. Divide evenly to 3 DPN (2 sts each).
Round 1: Join, *Kfb* 6 times (total 12 sts) Place a stitch marker after the first Kfb.
Round 2: K
Round 3: *K1, Kfb* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 4-7: K
Round 8: P9, K9
Round 9: *K2, Kfb* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 10-15: K
Round 16: K12, P12
Round 17: *K3, Kfb* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 18-23: K
Round 24: P15, K15
Round 25: *K4, Kfb* repeat until end of round (36 sts total)
Round 26-31:K

Sweet Carrot cute knitting patterns at Round 29

This is what it looks like at Round 29

Round 32: K18, P18
Round 33-39: K
Round 40: P18, K18
Round 41: K
Round 42: *K4, K2tog* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 43: K
Round 44: *K3, K2tog* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 45: K
Round 46: *K2, K2tog* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 47: K
Round 48:*K1, K2tog* repeat until end of round (12 sts total)

Free food - carrot stuffed toys knitting pattern

Face embroidery time!

Cut yarn and thread through the remaining loop with tapestry needle, do not close the hole yet. Start with face embroidery, then stuffed the body with fiber fill or other stuffing materials. When finished, pull the yarn tight and secure.

Carrot Greens:
CO 10
BO
(make 2)

CO 15
BO
(make 1)

Sew the carrot greens to the top of the head, placing the long one in the middle (refer to the below video if you need any help :) .

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Tiny Candy Corn

AmareeLis Candy, Food, Toys 1 (DPN) double pointed needles, candy stuffed toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, halloween gift, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys, tiny stuffed toys


Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Mouse & Candy Corn Halloween free knitting pattern
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
DPN: Double Pointed Needles
K: Knit
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together

Finished Size: approx 2.5cm tall x 1.5cm width x 1.3cm depth (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)
*Important* due to its tiny size this candy corn alone is not suitable for children under 3yo. If you are making it with the mouse, please ensure you stitch them together very tight so they will not separate when pulled.

Needles: US 0 – 2.0 mm

Yarn:
Body Yellow — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 6 Yellow (dye lot #120501)
Body Orange — Lincraft Double Knitting Yarn (dye lot #1189)
Body White — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 1 White (dye lot #12001 )

Facial Features:
black sewing thread for eyes and mouth & pink sewing thread for cheek

So, here comes the tiny candy corn, yet another free Halloween knitting pattern! This super cute free knitting pattern is designed by Anna Hrachovec, and you can find it here.


Cute free candy corn knitting pattern
This pattern is easy to make (I would’ve put it down as very easy if not for the requirement to knit with DPN). There is nothing tricky about this pattern other than the tiny size itself. It’s my first time knitting with size 0 needle and it’s quite challenging in a very fun way :) . I’ve used a grey sewing thread to join my knitted mouse hand together — it’s just a light stitch so I can cut the thread off anytime later.
Stuffed toys - Candy Corn easy & fast knitting patterns
Throughout the whole knitting process, the trickiest row I find will be the last 2 stitches on row 9 as you have to knit 2 stitches together in a very tight space. I think i spent most of my time stuck trying to do the k2tog ;) The pattern is very fast to knit otherwise, totaling only 10 rows to complete! Another notable thing, when you are knitting the candy corn, be sure to secure your yarn early as you progresses. The candy corn is sooo tiny and turning it over was almost impossible near the end. But all in all, this candy corn is just too cute to resist (and I think my Marisol feels the same!) ♥

Happy Knitting!


Marisol the Knitted Mouse

AmareeLis Animals, Mouse, Toys 1 (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted toys, learn how to knit tutorials, mouse stuffed toys, small stuffed toy


Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Mouse cute free knitting patterns
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
DPN: Double pointed needles
K: Knit
P: Purl
Sl1, K2tog, Psso: Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together as 1, Pass slipped stitch over
Kfb: Knit front and then back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
i-Cord: Knitting i-Cord with DPN

Finished Size: approx. 9cm tall (sitting down) x 6cm depth x 5.5cm wide (or 10cm wide with arms stretch out) (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm

Yarn:
Body — Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8 ply in 1003 (dye lot #775486)
Ears, Nose & Tail — Patons Australia Zest 8 Ply in 3707 (dye lot #33674)

Facial Features:
pastel yellow thread for whiskers & 6mm black safety eyes (*important* embroidery eyes instead if you are making this for a child under 3yo)

Marisol the Knitted Mouse is a cute free knitting pattern designed by Rachel Borello. You can find the free pattern here.


free mouse stuffed toy knitting pattern
The mouse is super adorable and also easy to make. For my mouse, I’ve added yellow whiskers embroidery using fine sewing thread. I’ve also knitted his arms slightly longer as I have a big plan coming up for him in the upcoming Halloween! sshhhh… I can’t tell you what it is yet as I want it to be a suprise! :)

As for the trickiest knitting techniques in the pattern, I have covered below two video tutorials on (Sl1, K2tog, Psso) & knitting i-Cord. If you don’t know what Kfb is, you can check out the video on my tiny chicken post.

Tutorials: How to Knit Sl1, K2tog, Psso

Tutorials: How to Knit i-Cord

Mouse free cute knit pattern
That’s it! I hope these video will help you in knitting your own mouse. Until next time.. ♥

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Candy Corn

AmareeLis Candy, Food, Toys 3 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, baby toys, candy stuffed toys, cute amigurumi toys, easy knitting patterns, face embroidery, free knitting patterns, halloween gift, intermediate knitting patterns, kid toys, knitted food, knitted toys, small stuffed toy, straight needles


Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Knitting patterns are available in both Easy & Intermediate version.

Sweet Candy Corn knitted toySkills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
M1: Make 1 stitch
SSK: Slip slip knit 2 stitches together as 1
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off
DPN: Double Pointed Needles (the ability to knit in the round for intermediate version only)

Finished Size: approx 5cm wide x 8cm tall x 3cm depth (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm

Yarn:
Body Yellow — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 6 Yellow (dye lot #120501)
Body Orange — Lincraft Double Knitting Yarn (dye lot #1189)
Body White — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 1 White (dye lot #12001 )

Facial Features:
6mm black safety eyes, little scrap of black yarn for eyebrows / mouth (use thinner yarn for mouth), little scrap of pink yarn for cheek

Halloween is a month away, and there is no better time to start preparing some handmade zero calories candy treats! If you come to this page from the home banner, you will notice that these candy corns have no wings attached. Yes, unfortunately no wings this time… my original wings knitting pattern is coming in the next post. Once they are ready I will share them with you :) In the meantime, please enjoy the free candy corn pattern to get you started!

The easy candy corn knitting pattern is designed by Crafty Alien and you can find it HERE. Crafty Alien has kindly converted their crochet pattern into knitting patterns and you can easily knit these candy corn with straight knitting needles.

Two most hardest skills in the pattern are M1 and SSK. I have previously attached both video tutorials on M1 and SSK in my free pig pattern post. On the other hand, if you are looking for more challenge and wish to knit in the round, I have provided the pattern conversion below.

Pattern Modification:

Body of Candy Corn:
with a set of 4 DPN needles and Yellow Yarn, CO 18 sts. Place 6 sts on each 3 DPN. Being careful not to twist.
Row 1:
Knit.
Row 2: K4, M1, K1, M1, K8, M1, K1, M1, K4. (22 sts total)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K4, (M1, K1) 3 times, K8, (M1, K1) 3 times, K4. (28 sts total)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K4, (M1, K2) 3 times, K8, (M1, K2) 3 times, K4. (34 sts total)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: K5, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K10, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K5. (30 sts total)

Switch to Orange Yarn:
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: K4, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K8, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K4. (26 sts total)
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: Knit.
Row 19: K3, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K6, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K3. (22 sts total)  (rearrange sts if necessary)
Row 20: Knit.
Row 21: Knit.
Row 22: Knit.

Switch to White Yarn:
Row 23: K2, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K4, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2. (18 sts total) (rearrange sts if necessary)
Row 24: Knit.
Row 25: Knit.
Row 26: Knit.
Row 27: K1, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K1. (14 sts total) (rearrange sts if necessary)
Row 28: Knit.
Row 29: Knit.
Row 30: Knit.
Row 31: K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2TOG, K3, SSK. (10 sts total) (rearrange sts if necessary)

Naughty Candy Corn knitted toyCut yarn, leaving approx. 10cm tail, thread through the loop and pull tight to close the hole. Seam the yarn inside to secure.

By this stage, I seamed all the other cast on & end tails to tidy up, and leaving the last Yellow cast on thread for closing up later on. Now, comes the face embroidery time! I personally use 6mm black safety eyes, but if you are making this for a baby, please embroidery the eyes instead.

Thanks for reading and happy knitting! ♥

 


Happy Fried Egg

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Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Difficulty

Happy Fried Egg free cute knit patternSkills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
DPN: Double Pointed Needles (the ability to knit in the round)
M1: Make 1 stitch
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
Yo: Yarn over
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 9cm diameter. 2.5cm tall (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm

Yarn:
Egg White — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 1 White (dye lot #12001)
Yolk — Lincraft Double Knitting Yarn (dye lot #1189)

Facial Features:
6mm black safety eyes, little scrap of black yarn for mouth & little scrap of yellow yarn for cheek blush

So after I finished knitting the Tiny Chicken , I thought that hey what could be better to accompany it than a cute egg. Well, instead of a normal round shaped egg, why not a fried one? This is where this cute fried egg knitting pattern comes in. Designed by Ala & Ela, you can download the free pattern HERE.

I don’t remember where I read it from, but apparently someone knitted this very same fried egg pattern in just 12 minutes! I cannot imagine how fast her/his hands has to move to knit it up so quickly! (Well I certainly for one took much longer than that). I found this pattern quite tricky yet very intricate — the egg white uses both M1 and Yo, both are different type of knit increase technique to produce interestingly beautiful pattern to the finished knit work.

I previously cover the M1 knit tutorials in Oink pattern, as for the Yo technique you can find it below. This video has helped me understand the YO technique and I hope this will help you too :)

Tutorials: How to knit (Yo) Yarn Over

Pattern modification:

Face embroidery and making up

Which cheek blusher colour do you like better? :)

I modified the yolk knitting pattern slightly. Right after you join, I knit 3 rows instead of  8 rows. Then, when making up, I reverse the side so that the wrong side is on the outside as the shape curls up automatically and created this circular look. After sewing it onto the egg white halfway, I began making the face embroidery. I personally used 6mm black safety eyes, if you want it to be baby safe please embroidery the eyes instead. I constantly debated whether to give it a pink or yellow blush, in the end I go with the yellow one. What do you think? Do you like the pink or yellow better? :)

Happy Knitting! ♥


Tiny Chickens

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Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty

Tiny Chicken animal stuffed toy

Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
DPN: Double pointed needles
Kfb: Knit front and back
K: Knit
P: Purl
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off
Picking up stitches
Knitting I-Cord

Finished Size: approx 4.5cm tall x 3.5cm wide x 3cm depth (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)
**Note that due to the tiny size this is NOT a toy, and unsuitable to be given to under 3yo toddlers due to potential chocking hazards**

Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm

Yarn:
Body & Wings — Patons Australia Zhivago Home in 5 (dye lot #762275)
Comb — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 18 (dye lot #11621)
Legs — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 6 Yellow (dye lot #120501)

Facial Features:
scraps of black yarn for the eyes & the same yellow yarn for the beak

So yesterday I was having the urge to suddenly knit something. I haven’t knit for a few days since I was crazily busy getting this blog up and running, but now I thought it’s a good time to get back to knitting again.

I always research what I wanted to knit and usually it takes forever (searching for patterns online and comparing them from one another, searching for actual images for colour inspiration, yarn selection process, all takes ages to do!). So after deciding I want to knit a Panda hat, I just found out that I don’t have suitable black yarn at home. Since it was just after midnight, I had no choice but to choose something else to knit. That’s where this extra tiny chickens came in. This tiny chickens pattern is designed by Anna Hrachovec, and you can find it HERE.

This tiny chickens were quite challenging to make, aside from knowing how to use DPN I also needed to learn some new skills. The first is Kfb (Knitting in the front and back). Kfb, just like M1 is another technique of adding an extra stitch to your needle. The way is slightly different and I personally find it a little easier as you don’t need to second guess where the in between stitches are like in M1.

Tutorials: How to Knit increases: Kfb

The next one is learning how to pick up stitches. This technique is used in creating the comb and wings for the chicken. It’s a nifty way of joining the knitting together which takes less time than creating the parts separately and then joining it together at the end. What you have to do is essentially locate the “V” shape of your stitches and insert your needle to begin knitting again. I had trouble picking up the stitches as my yarn kept slipping off, so I used a crochet needle to pick them up (it was much easier!). When you get up to knitting the wings, you will notice that the pattern has a mistake in it. Anna has corrected the mistake in her blog HERE

Tutorials: How to pick up stitches in Knitting

Last but not least is learning how to knit an I-Cord. This was my favourite tutorials, she explains I-Cord and make it sounds so simple. Also in this video she teaches you how to do CO (Cast on) using your hand instead of needles. This technique is a big time saver as you can cast on much faster with hand therefore it’s much easier to count your stitches as you cast. To knit I-Cord, the main point is that you should never turn around your needles and instead slide off your work to the other side, then you knit again.

Tutorials: How to knit I-Cord & How to do Hand (CO) Cast On

While I was knitting my tiny chicken, I notice that the wings were a little short. If I knit another one I would knit extra rows to make them slightly longer. The hardest part I found were actually inserting the legs inside the body. I love to stuffed my toys really tight (which explains why my chicken looks plump ;) ), and it was really difficult to pull through the i-cord along the fiberfill. But finally after I push and push.. it went in successfully. One side of the i-cord looks really strained after the force-pulling (Ooops), but luckily I found the legs looks too long anyway so I just undo some of the stitches to make them look cute and even.

Tiny Chicken fit in the palm of your hand

Now that it’s all done, my tiny chicken somewhat looks a little lonely by itself. Maybe if you can knit one too, be sure to post / tag it to the Facebook page and share it with us!


Cubic Cat

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Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
St st: Stockinette stitch
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 5.5cm cube. 7cm tall. 9cm tail long (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm

Yarn:
Body main colour — Lincraft Entice in White (dye lot #104313)
Body secondary colour — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 3 Cream (dye lot #120602)

Facial Features:
scraps of black yarn for the eyes, pink yarn for the nose and brown thread for face embroidery.

You can purchCubic Cat white Persian catase this Cubic Cat pattern designed by Carmen Perez D. in her blog. This pattern is super cute and very easy to make, the skills required are pretty basic. As long as you know how to knit and purl, then you will have no problem in making it. Don’t get freaked out just yet with the term St st (Stockinette stitch) as it simply means you knit one row to the end, then you purl another row to the end. At the time when I was making it, I made a mistake in choosing my yarn (the cat body is slightly bloated since the Panda yarn weight is much lighter than Lincraft Entice). Future note: select a similar weight yarn when attempting to join bodies together.

With the face, I had trouble finding cat eyes / nose in shops. Lincraft had limited range and the only way for me to get them is to purchase from online shops in the USA  — which means 5 weeks wait in the post! Hence I thought this will be a good chance to attempt my own face embroidery.

I was looking at photos of Persian cat and wanting to make my cubic cat looks similar. Lincraft Entice is the yarn I choose to produce the fur-like effect, it is a pretty interesting yarn to use  though due to the hairy nature it can get really tiring on the eyes when you knit. When done, I used an old tooth brush to brush all the hair, this brings out all the hairy thread that got stuck in between and creates a really nice feel to your finished cat.

If you like this cat, please support Carmen by purchasing the pattern. Happy Knitting! ♥


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