Free Knitting Patterns Directory update (8/12/13)

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Hi all,

Sorry I’ve been crazy busy.. Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has been so patient and sending me their pattern links as that helps a lot ♥

Here are the new patterns update for the Free Knitting Patterns Directory page!

Please let me know if you spot any broken links.

Here is a list of the new links below:


Free Angel Vs Devil Wings PDF Knitting Patterns

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Hi Everyone! :)

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What have you been up to? As for me, some people mentioned they would love PDF version of my original knitting patterns, so I’ve been busy converting my first pattern (Angel Vs Devil Wings)  into PDF for you all. It all takes time, so they will come out slowly as my To Do List just keep growing now. *lol*

And I just can’t believe it’s February already…!  Time flies way too fast for me lately, there is so many things that keeps me busy. But as always, my motto is to do the best I can in life and keep going everyday with a smile :D

Until next time!
Dina
xoxo

Download Free Angel Vs Devil Wings PDF Knitting Patterns

 

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Free Knitting Patterns Directory update (8/1/13)

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New patterns update for the Free Knitting Patterns Directory page.

If you wish to contribute and submit links to the directory, you are most welcome! :) Please let me know if you spot any broken links.

Here is a list of the new links below:


Introducing Free Knitting Patterns Directory Links

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Introducing Free Cute Knit’s new addition: Free Knitting Patterns Directory page.

I’ve been working my butts off the last few weeks trying to get this together. There is still loads of patterns I want to add, but I managed to get the structure done so far. There is around 50+ patterns currently in there (it feels so little! but I am working on it)

If you wish to contribute and submit links to the directory, you are most welcome! :)

Here is a preview of what the directory looks like:


Four Leaf Clover Mobile Phone Keychain

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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


Last year someone from work told me that my birthday is just a day before St. Patrick Day, then my cousin requested that I knitted a leaf for her. Well after racking my brains out it just suddenly clicked — I thought why not do four leaf clover? I did my research and found that St Patrick’s only has three leaf, but I like four as it’s symbolizes luckiness. The pattern is very easy to adjust, simply knit one less leaf if  you prefer three leaf clover! 

These days I am using a lot of short rows in my knitting, this time also no exception. I used short rows to shape the leaf on the top. Also in this pattern, there is no need to wrap the yarn before turning as we won’t have any holes in the finished product.

I knit this in one go so there is no need for seaming at the end, if you find it too difficult you can always knit the 4 leafs separately then join them together at the end.

I made the four leaf clover into mobile phone charm, you can also make it into a keychain, or if you prefer you can just have it by itself as ornaments.

On top of the leaves, I sew some glass beads in various sizes. When I was designing it, I really wanted to add green and gold beads to give it that extra spark. I will show you what they look like, with and without beads. Which do you prefer?

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty

Free Four leaf clover cute knitting patternsSkills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
Kfb: Knit front then back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together as 1
Ssk: Slip, slip, then Knit 2 stitches together as 1
Short Rows: Rows that are only partially worked before turning.
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx. 5cm diameter (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Straight Needles / DPN: US 00 – 1.75 mm (I use 3x DPN just to make it easier to maneuver but you can use 2 if you wish)

Yarns:
Lincraft Double Knitting Yarn in 5 Green (dye lot #2057)
(I also recommend finer yarn as substitutes)

Gauge:
not important as it doesn’t need to fit

Facial Features:
none

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Beads of your choice (optional)
Scraps of green thread for sewing beads (optional)


Free Four Leaf Clover Keychain knitting patterns:

Leaf (make 4):
Starting from the bottom and with straight needles / DPN CO 1, leave long tails for creating stem later on. At this stage I measure the yarn as you will need to cut it later on. (With the needle size I am using, you will need 160cm approx. yarn to create a single leaf.)

Row 1: Kfree knitting patterns -- four leaf clover
Row 2: Kfb (2 sts total)
Row 3: K
Row 4: Kfb x 2 times (4 sts total)
Row 5: K
Row 6: Kfb, K2, Kfb (6 sts total)
Row 7: Kfb, K4, Kfb (8 sts total)
Row 8: K
Row 9: Kfb, K6, Kfb (10 sts total)
Row 10: K
Row 11: Kfb, K8, Kfb (12 sts total)
Row 12-14: K
Row 15: K2tog, K8, Ssk (10 sts total)
Row 16: K

Begin Short Rows:
Now you should have 10 sts total in your needle. We want to work on 5 sts at a time. For the first 5 stitches:

Step 1: K2tog, K3, turn your needle around (4 sts total)
Step 2: K2tog, Ssk, you are back at the beginning, turn your needle around (2 sts total)
Step 3: BO

Now by this stage I hope you have measured your yarn and figured out how long you will need. If you are using the same needle as I do and you are making four leaf clover, measure approx. 500cm then cut of the yarn from your skein. Carefully pull through the yarn, then you can use crochet hook / needle to thread the yarn down to the middle so it’s next to your live stitches. (refer to video tutorials)

*Option*: Or you can just cut off your yarn and leave approx 15cm and seam the leaves together at the end.

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Four leaf clover keychain back view

Now you are ready to finish the last 5 stitches:

Step 4: K3, Ssk (4 sts total)
Step 5: K2tog, Ssk (2 sts total)
Step 6: BO

Once again, pull through the yarn, then bring it back down to the middle and then all the way down to the bottom so it’s next to your CO tail. You have successfully completed your first leaf! Make three more by using the connecting yarn and start by casting on again.

When you have finished all four leaves, position all your leaves together then use your needle to secure the middle area so they no longer move around. weave in the remaining yarn.

Stem:
Using the long CO tail earlier, CO 1 and keep Knitting until you reach the length you desired. Then BO, and fold into two to make loop. If you are making a keychain / mobile phone keychain, attach it now before you secure the loop together.

Video Tutorials ***COMING SOON***

Remember, if you do make the three / four leaf clover, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

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Christmas Snowman Mobile Phone Cover Case

AmareeLis Accessories, Bag 8 Comments christmas gift, free knitting patterns, intermediate knitting patterns, knitted bag, straight needles

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


Ho ho ho! Finally I finished the Christmas Snowman knitting! It’s always very exciting when I see my creation come to life. This snowman probably will be my only Christmas related knitting for this year because it took me longer than I expected. Well, at least we still have 25 days before Christmas and enough time to knit some ;)

This mobile phone case is specifically designed for smart phones. It’s approximately 6.5cm wide x 11.7cm tall x 1.8cm depth so it will fit most smart phones (I have tested it with HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S1, iPhone 4 & Blackberry). If you notice, the depth is currently 1.8cm which means the case is currently a snug fit for Blackberry. But either way you don’t have to worry as there is a button on top so the phone won’t ever fall off!).

Free knitting patterns mobile phone case

The case with HTC Desire inside

All photos shown are using HTC Desire, so you can see it fits good even with the smallest phone. I will include knitting charts as well as instructions below so you can easily adjust the size to fit any other smart phones.

With colours, I tend to like soft romantic colours. I replaced Black, Red and White with Brown, Orange and Off-White. Which do you prefer?

I never done this before, I usually just show you my finished products, but I thought it could be nice to show my sketches too. When designing any knitting patterns, I always draw them on paper first. Here are a few of my sketches. ♥

Snowman mobile phone case sketch

First stages of sketching

Leave your comments, I would love to hear from you!

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty
(well, aside from having to manage multiple yarns in the same time, this pattern is actually very easy! Though, typing them up was a colourful pain in the butt *lol*)

Skills Required:Free cute knitting patterns Snowman mobile phone case cover
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
Fair Isle: Colourwork knitting where stitches are knit alternately in various colours, with the unused colours stranded across the back of the work
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx. 6.5cm wide x 11.5cm tall x 1.8cm depth (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Straight Needles: US 2½ – 3.0 mm

Snowman mobile phone case sketch knitting chart

Sketch stage 2 :)

Yarns:
Background & Back — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 16 Apple Green (dye lot #120708)
Hat, Scarf & Sides — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 20 Brown (dye lot #120712)
Hat & Scarf — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 7 Orange (dye lot #120502)
Snowman Body — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 3 Cream (dye lot #120602)
Eyes — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 2 Black (dye lot #10613)
Cheek — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 15 Pink (dye lot #120609)

Gauge:
15 stitches and 20 rows = 2″ inches in stockinette stitch

Facial Features:
scraps of black threads for mouth

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
1x Button of your choice (I use 10mm diameter button)
Scraps of green thread for sewing button

Free Snowman Mobile Phone Case knitting patterns:

*Note*: Whenever I say Sl1, I mean I slip my first stitch in the same direction as the pattern. So in a Knitting Row, I will slip my first stitch knitwise. In a Purling Row, I will slip my first stitch purlwise.

Front Side:
Starting from the bottom, with Cream, CO 20.
Row 1: K
Row 2: Sl1, P
Row 3: Sl1, K6, add Brown K6, K7
Row 4: Sl1, P6, P6, P7
Row 5: Sl1, K6, add Orange K6, K7
Row 6: Sl1, P6, P6, P7
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Repeat Row 5
Row 10: Repeat Row 6
Row 11: add Apple Green K1, K6, K6, K6, K1
Row 12: Sl1, P1, P5, P6, P5, P2
Row 13: Sl1, K2, K4, K6, K4, K3
Row 14: Sl1, P3, P3, P6, P3, P4
Row 15: Sl1, K4, *K2, K2* x 2 times, K2, K5
Row 16: Sl1, P4, *P2, P2* x 2 times, P2, P5
Row 17: Repeat Row 15
Row 18: Sl1, P6, P6, P7
Row 19: Sl1, K5, K8, K6
Row 20: Sl1, P4, P10, P5
Row 21: Sl1, K3, K12, K4
Row 22: Sl1, P3, P1, add Pink P1, P3, P2, P3, P1, P1, P4
Row 23: Sl1, K3, K2, K5, K2, K3, K4
Row 24: Sl1, P3, P1, P1, P8, P1, P1, P4. Cut off Pink Yarn
Row 25: Sl1, K3, K3, add Black K1, K4, K1, K3, K4
Row 26: Repeat Row 20
Row 27: Repeat Row 19. Cut off Cream Yarn
Row 28: Sl1, P3, P12, P4
Row 29: Sl1, K3, K12, K4
Row 30: Sl1, P6, P6, P7
Row 31: Sl1, K6, K6, K7. Cut off Orange Yarn
Row 32: Sl1, P6, P6, P7
Row 33: Sl1, K6, K6, K7
Row 34: Repeat Row 32
Row 35: Repeat Row 33
Row 36-40: Keep repeating rowing 32 & 33. (At Row 40, you will be repeating Row 32.)

Snowman sketch stage 3

Sketch stage 3 where I refine things more

Shaping the top:

Row 41: BO7 (Bind Off 7 Apple Green stitches, then cut off green yarn leaving approx 90cm for seaming later on. Pull that last yarn through the loop to complete the bind off.) Then K6 (weave the green yarn floats as per normal), then BO7.

When you have successfully completed this Row, you will have Bind Off all your green stitches and now you should have 6 Brown live stitches remaining on your needle.

Row 42: Sl1, P5Snowman mobile phone case cover free knitting patterns
Row 43: Sl1, K5
Row 44-52: Keep repeating Row 42 & 43. (At Row 52, you will be repeating Row 42)

Knitting Button Hole:
Row 53: Sl1, K2, BO2, K1. (4 sts remaining)
Row 54: Sl1, P1, CO2, P2 (6 sts total)

Row 55: Sl1, K5
Row 56: Sl1, P5
Row 57: BO

Weave in all ends except for the green yarn on the top.

Snowman knitted mobile phone case Blocking stage

Pin knitted materials when blocking to secure them in position.

Back Side:
Starting from the bottom, with Apple Green, CO20.
Work on Stockinette stitch until Row 40. Beginning with Knit at Row 1.
Row 41: BO

Cut yarn, leave approx 80cm tail for seaming later on.

The Sides:
Starting from one end, with Brown, CO6.
Work on garter stitch until Row 125. Garter stitch means you knit every row. Don’t forget to Slip your first stitch.
Row 126: BO

Cut yarn, weave in all ends.

Then block all materials and seam the pieces together. I use running stitch.

Snowman Free Knitting Chart:

Snowman Mobile Phone Case Knitting Chart

Click on the image for full size view. Right Click on the image and “Save Image As” to download it to your computer.

Instructions on how to resize the phone case:

  • Easiest way to adjust size is by changing your needle size. The bigger the needle the bigger the case will be. Remember to adjust your yarn size accordingly and check your gauge to make sure it can fit.
  • To resize phone case thickness so it will fit snuggly on thinner phones. Simply CO4 instead of 6 when knitting The Sides.
  • To resize the phone length so it can fit taller phone (e.g. iPhone 5), you will need to knit extra 6 rows. Increase Rows from the top and bottom of the pattern. (I would  increase 4 of the bottom rows, and 2 of the top rows)

Step-by-Step Video Tutorials

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 1): Front Side Row 1-7

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 2): Front Side Row 8-12

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 3): Front Side Row 13-15

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 4): Front Side Row 16-20

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 5): Front Side Row 21-23

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 6): Front Side Row 24-29

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 7): Front Side Row 30-52

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 8): Front Side Row 53-57

Updates:
4/1/13: video part 1 added
14/1/13: video part 2 added
17/1/13: video part 3 added
26/1/13: video part 4 added
9/2/13: video part 5 added
19/2/13: video part 6 added
22/2/13: video part 7 added
2/1/2014: video part 8 added

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Unisex Easy Beginner Lace Border Scarf

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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


I was halfway knitting my Christmas snowman and suddenly mom told me she wanted to learn knitting! So putting the snowman aside, I design this scarf for her. Scarf is the easiest to knit as you don’t need to join any parts together. You can knit a really simple scarf only knowing 3 skills, CO (cast on), knit and BO (bind off). But having said this, mom wanted a pretty scarf so I design something a little more complicated but still relatively easy for her to start as her first project.

The scarf has lace borders, but not too feminine so a guy could also wear it. It’s easy to knit and will be suitable for beginners. Plus, I will also include video tutorials below so anyone can follow with ease :) We use 2 balls of yarn (50g each), so if you have 100g balls then you only need 1 ball.

Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty

 

Skills Required:
CO: Cast OnFree Unisex Easy beginner scarf knitting pattern
K: Knit
P: Purl
SSK: Slip, Slip, Knit 2 stitches together as 1
YO: Yarn Over
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx. 12.5cm width (the length will depend on how many balls of yarn you use) (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Straight Needles: 7.0 mm

Yarn:
Patons Zhivago Home in 0005 (dye lot #762275)

Gauge:
Not important as it doesn’t need to fit. *Tips* Use big needles if you are just starting out to make it easier.

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Free Unisex Easy Beginner Lace Border Scarf knitting patterns:

Body (starting from one end):Free Unisex Easy beginner scarf knitting patterns
CO 20 sts.
Row 1: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, then K until end of row.
Row 2: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.

I like to slip my 1st stitches to create a nice even edge on both sides.

Row 3: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K2tog, YO, K2, P10, K2, YO, SSK, K1 (20 sts total)
Row 4: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.

Row 5-8: Repeat Row 3 & 4 two times. (so at row 5 & 7 you will be repeating row 3, and at row 6 & 8 you will be repeating row 4)

Row 9: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K2tog, YO, K14, YO, SSK, K1 (20 sts total)
Row 10: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.

Row 11-14: Repeat Row 9 & 10 two times.Free Unisex Lace Border Scarf knitting patterns

Row 15-20: Repeat Row 3 & 4 three times.

Row 21 onwards: Repeat Row 9 & 10 as many times as you like until you reach the length you desire

Finishing:
I leave approx 1.2meter of yarn then I start the finishing. You may want to measure your remaining yarn as we all have different tension.

To finish, you need to start on the right side of the fabric (the odd rows). This means you have just finished doing your Purl rows.

Row 1: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K2tog, YO, K2, P10, K2, YO, SSK, K1 (20 sts total)
Row 2: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 1 & 2 two times.

Row 7: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K2tog, YO, K14, YO, SSK, K1 (20 sts total)
Row 8: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.

Row 9-12: Repeat Row 7 & 8 two times.Unisex very easy lace border scarf

Row 13-18: Repeat Row 1 & 2 three times.

Row 19: BO

Cut any remaining yarn you have left over and weave in ends. The lace border tends to curl up, so block the materials after it’s finished to get a nice flat surface.

Tadaa! you have finished. Happy knitting!

 

Video Tutorials ***COMING SOON***

 

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Frog Coin Purse

AmareeLis Accessories, Bag 6 Comments cute amigurumi toys, free knitting patterns, intermediate knitting patterns, knitted bag, knitted frog, straight needles

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


Ribbit! Here comes hopping the frog knitted coin purse. Well, not exactly hopping, but now it’s here anyhow! What I love about this frog coin purse is that his mouth is where the zipper is! So you can literally open and close the mouth by zipping it open and close.

I must admit knitting this project was extremely fun and exciting for me. This is because I used beads 

(I never used beads before and usually this would be impossible as it’s not baby safe, but now, it doesn’t need to be as a purse is never meant for babies!)

Frog Kero Keroppi Inspired coin purse free knitting patternsRest assured, I am really new with beads so there is no hard techniques involved here, just very simple stringing the beads with your sewing threads and needle then sewing them in place. I just thought they will be something new other than the usual embroidery I did. Hope you like the change! ;)

Out of the whole project, it took me the longest time deciding on the buttons I wanted for the eyes & the zipper colours! I had 3 different buttons for the eyes, and 4 different coloured zippers! Tossing and turning between them, before finally deciding on this one. This particular combination somewhat resembles Kero Keroppi anime cartoon character, if you don’t know Kero Keroppi, it’s basically a really cute frog cartoon character.

I’ve put the difficulty down as Intermediate, but this pattern is bordering Easy. You are knitting everything with straight needles and the trickiest part is knitting the eyes. I will write the knitting pattern in great details and explain things as much as I can. If you need help, just let me know and I will help the best I can!

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty

Skills Required:
Frog Coin Purse free cute knitting patternsCO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
St St: Stockinette Stitch
SSK: Slip Slip Knit
M1L: Make 1 stitch Left increase
M1R: Make 1 stitch Right increase
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches as 1 together.
P2tog tbl: Purl 2 stitches as 1 together through the back loop
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx. 8.5cm tall x 10cm width 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)

Straight Needles: US 2½ – 3.0 mm

Yarn:
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 for sturdier purse

Facial Features:
2x buttons of your choice for eyes
scraps of pink thread & pink beads for cheek

Other Materials:
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Crown charm for the end of the zipper (As I was browsing eBay for my Crown Charm, I came upon this shop. I was soo close to buying this lovely golden cross crown but I was impatient to wait for it to arrive. The shop is located in the U.S, so if you are from America you might want to check it out!)
Red Satin fabric lining
Black zipper
Red thread for sewing fabric lining
Green thread for sewing buttons
Gold thread for sewing charm

Free Frog Coin Purse cute knitting patterns:

Body (back side):
Starting from the bottom, CO 30 sts.
Row 1: K

Frog Coin Purse after blocking

This is what they look like after blocking, nice and flat :)

I like to slip my 1st stitches to create a nice even edge which also makes it easier for seaming later on.

Row 2: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 3: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, then K until end of row.

Repeat Row 2 & 3 until Row 10. So you will be working with the St St and at row 10, you will finish with Purl.

Free cute frog coin purse knitting patterns - Ribbit

The purse zipped opened, right before I added the crown charm!

Row 11: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K24, K2tog, K1 (28 sts total)
Row 12: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 13: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, then K until end of row.
Row 14: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 15: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K22, K2tog, K1 (26 sts total)
Row 16: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 17: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, then K until end of row.
Row 18: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 19: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K20, K2tog, K1 (24 sts total)
Row 20: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 21: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K18, K2tog, K1 (22 sts total)
Row 22: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 23: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K16, K2tog, K1 (20 sts total)
Row 24: Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, then P until end of row.
Row 25: BO

Cut yarn.

Body (front side):
To knit the front side, repeat the pattern for the back side above from Row 1 – Row 24. But instead of binding off at row 25, we want to make the eyes. Right now you have 20 sts total in your needle, we will be working on these live stitches separately. We will start with the first 8 stitches to form the first eye.Super Cute Knitted Frog Coin Purse, Free knitting patterns!

To knit the first eye:
Step 1: Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K7.
Step 2: turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, P7
Step 3: you are now back at the beginning, turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, M1L, K6, M1R, K1 (10 sts total)
Step 4: turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, P9
Step 5: you are now back at the beginning, turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, K9
Step 6: turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, P9
Step 7: you are now back at the beginning, turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 sts total)
Step 8: turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Purl wise, P2tog tbl, P2. P2tog, P1 (6 sts total)
Step 9: you are now back at the beginning, turn your needle around, Slip 1st stitch Knit wise, SSK, K2tog, K1 (4 sts total)
Step 10: turn your needle around, P2tog tbl, P2tog (2 sts total)
Step 11: you are now back at the beginning, turn your needle around, K2tog (1 st remaining)

You are now at the top and just finished shaping the eyes. You now want to bring that last live stitch down so it’s not so far away from all the remaining stitches. To do this, you will pick 5 stitches on the left edge and everytime you pick a stitch and you have 2 live stitches on the right needle, you will pass one stitch over so there is only 1 live stitch remaining at all times. I was having too much fun knitting and forgot to record a video as I was doing this. *Oops* But luckily, this technique is similar to one of the video I did earlier in my Strawberry Keychain pattern. So you can refer to this video if you need help understanding the process. :)

Once you reach the bottom, BO 4 sts until you have 8 live stitches remaining. Now you are ready to do the second eye! To do the second eye:

Step 1: (Skip slipping the 1st stitch as you already have the first stitch on your right needle). K7
Repeat Step 2 – 11.

When you are at the top, you now want to bring that last live stitch down by picking stitches from the right edge instead of the left so the eye will mirror each other.

Making up Step-by-Step: (*Important* Before you join the pieces together, block all knitted materials. To block, simply spray lightly with cold water and block materials into shape and pin them to a towel and leave them to dry.)

  1. Sew beads for cheek using 2 strands of pink thread
  2. Sew the buttons for eyes using 2 strands of green thread
  3. Frog with one eye sewn on

  4. Cut 2x fabric linings to the same shape as the back side of the body, but make the length of the bottom slightly longer as it will need to be sewn to the zipper.
  5. Cute fabric linings for frog coin purse

  6. Overlock the fabric linings
  7. Shorten the zipper if you need to, but don’t cut it off yet. (from here on, refer to video below)
  8. Using 2 strands of red thread sew both fabric linings to the zipper
  9. With the zipper on the wrong side and the fabric lining right side is outside, using 2 strands of red thread, whipstitch the zipper area over and over to secure it.
  10. Turn so the zipper is on the right side and the fabric lining wrong side is outside, using 2 strands of red thread, sew the 3 remaining sides using running back stitch.
  11. If you haven’t done so earlier, weave all ends of our knitted green frog.
  12. Time to sew both of the knitted green frog to the zipper using 2 strands of green thread.
  13. Finally, sew the remaining 3 sides shut using 2 strands of green thread, being careful not to sew the fabric lining by accident.

Video Tutorials: Step 5 to Step 11

Crown Charm:
Use 4 strands of gold embroidery thread, string beads of your choice and attach the end to the zipper and secure tight.

We are done! As usual I will post all videos at later date. Lots for me to do now.. Time to design a new knitting pattern, while trying to catch up on the video tutorials *Eeepp*! I am thinking to do a Christmas theme for the next one. :) Until next time.. Enjoy and Happy Knitting!

Video Tutorials on Making Up the Frog Coin Purse

9/12/12: video tutorials on how to add the beads for cheek uploaded
12/12/12: video tutorials on how to make bead crown accessories uploaded
17/12/12: video tutorials steps 5 to 11 uploaded

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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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Easy Clutch Purse Elegant Women Handbag

AmareeLis Accessories, Bag 7 Comments (DPN) double pointed needles, easy knitting patterns, free knitting patterns, knitted bag, straight needles, very easy knitting patterns

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


I know making a clutch handbag is not something I usually do, but I want to give Mom a present. This purse is very easy to make as it uses basic knitting techniques (knit & purl). I actually find I spent most of my time sewing the parts together at the end. It’s quite a long process when making up, I didn’t expect it to be honest, but I am so happy that it’s all done!

I love knitting with Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8 ply, must admit I just fell in love with the yarns when I first set my eyes on them. The texture feels really nice to the touch and the colours are just fabulous! I used two different needles size as I don’t have Double Pointed Needles at 4mm size (well, just have to make do with what we have the best we can! ;) )

Free Clutch Purse Handbag Knitting Patterns:

Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty

 

Skills Required:Easy Elegant Women handbag free knitting patterns
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
Knit i-Cord
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size:
approx. 16.5cm width x 10cm tall (11cm wrist strap)
(Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)

Needles: a pair of DPN US 3 – 3.25 mm (i-Cord) & a pair of Straight Needles US 6 – 4 mm (everything else)

Gauge: 26 sts + 32 rows = 4″ (10cm) in Stockinette stitch. (gauge isn’t that important in this case as the bag doesn’t need to fit)

Yarn:
Main Body — Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8 ply in 1005 Dark Brown (dye lot #775947)Easy Clutch Purse Elegant Women Handbag free knitting patterns
Top Decoration — Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8 ply in 1002 Light Brown (dye lot #774302)

Other Materials:
Regular thread of your colour choice
Scanfil Metallic in 1861 Gold Embroidery Thread
Plastic pin heads to secure the fabrics together
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
A decorative button of your choice
15cm (6″) Sullivans gold metallic teeth zipper
16.5cm x 22cm Silk fabric linings of your choice

Knitting Pattern begins here:

Main Body:

Knitted handbag progress at row 15

Knitted handbag progress at row 15

With straight needles and Dark Brown, CO 42 sts. Leave a very long tail for knitting i-Cord at the end approx 1 meter length(you might want to roll this up and secure this with a temporary pin so it doesn’t get in your way)
Row 1: K
Row 2: P (slip the 1st stitch purl wise so the edges are nice and even)
Row 3: K (slip the 1st stitch knit wise so the edges are nice and even)
Row 4: P (slip the 1st stitch purl wise so the edges are nice and even)

Keep going with Knitting on odd rows and Purling in even rows in similar fashion until Row 32.

Row 33-34: P (you have reached halfway, this is where the bag will fold)

Row 35: K (slip the 1st stitch knit wise so the edges are nice and even)
Row 36: P (slip the 1st stitch purl wise so the edges are nice and even)

Women Handbag Knitting progression row 43

Knitting progression at Row 43, this is the right side. You can see before blocking, the materials curls up.

Once again, keep going with Knitting on odd rows and Purling in even rows in similar fashion until the length of the bag is equal when folded. Ends with a Purling row (I end at Row 64)

Last Row: BO

Cut yarn, leave approx 1 meter tail for knitting i-Cord later on.

Top Decoration:
With straight needles and Light Brown, CO 42 sts.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P24, *K2, P2* x 4 times, K2
Row 3: P2, *K2, P2* x 4 times, K24
Row 4: P24, *K2, P2* x 4 times, K2
Row 5: P2, *K2, P2* x 4 times, K24
Row 6: P26, *K2, P2* x 4 times
Row 7: *K2, P2* x 4 times, K26
Row 8: P26, *K2, P2* x 4 times
Row 9: *K2, P2* x 4 times, K26
Row 10: BO

Cut yarn.

Making up Step-by-Step: (*Important* Before you join the pieces together, block all knitted materials. To block, simply spray lightly with cold water and block materials into shape and pin them to a towel and leave them to dry.)

Knitted purse after blocking

After blocking, the materials will lay straight making it much easier to seam

  1. Once dry, weave the top decoration leftover yarn.
  2. Sew button to the top decoration (use regular colour thread)
  3. Stitch the top decoration to the main body. Use running back stitch. (use metallic gold thread)
  4. Cut lining fabric, match the width to the main body, but add 1.2cm to the length to allow for the zipper.
  5. Cut fabric lining

    Cut fabric lining, increase the length slightly to allow for zipper.

  6. Overlock the edges of the fabric lining so the materials doesn’t fray. (Use sewing machine if you know how to) (use regular colour thread)
  7. Sew the zipper to the fabric lining. Use running back stitch. (Use sewing machine if you know how to) (use regular colour thread)
  8. Sew the fabric lining to main body. Use running back stitch. Being careful when stitching so the threads doesn’t show in the inside lining as you want your stitches to be invisible. (use metallic gold thread)
  9. Clutch Handbag, join the fabric lining to the main body

  10. Sew the sides of fabric lining shut. Use running back stitch. (use regular colour thread)
  11. Sew the fabric lining shut using running back stitch

  12. Sew the sides of main body shut, careful not to sew the lining together. Use running back stitch. (use metallic gold thread)
  13. Sew main body shut, care not to sew the fabric lining

  14. Knit i-Cord, then make a loop to the side of the bag, secure.

Note: For all regular thread, I use 2 strands. For all metallic thread I use 4 strands.



Clutch Handbag backside showing open inside

I realised the making up process might be a little scary to read. So I will make a video and post it once it’s done so you can see exactly what’s going on :)

Making up Video Tutorials ***Updates***

16/11/12: how to weave leftover yarn video uploaded
18/11/12: how to sew a shank button uploaded
20/11/12: how to sew the top decoration to the main body video uploaded

25/11/12: how to overlock stitch by hand
27/11/12: how to install zipper by hand
3/12/12: how to knit iCord for the wrist strap

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