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Cute Cotton Candy Floss Monster

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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


Here comes last minute Halloween knit ideas! Well, you know Halloween usually full of scary stuffs, but what if you don’t want it to be too scary for the little ones? Try knitting cute candy floss monster, it’s cuddly and adorable (and you can also teach the kids not to forget brushing their teeth or candy floss monster will come and get them!). This cotton candy floss monster knitting pattern is very easy to make.

For the mouth, I use garter stitch and different yarn to highlight it. The mouth is knitted in one go as you are knitting the body (yeap, it saves time and headache from having to embroidery later on)

Cute Colorful Candy Floss Monster free knitting patterns

For the yarn, I chose Lincraft Entice for the main body and pink non hairy yarn for the mouth to give it contrast. I just love love LOVE

. It’s soo soft to the touch and has the hairy look fitting for candy floss and monster (Rawr!) If you are making this for babies, please check the yarn is safe as I couldn’t find any information online whether this yarn will be suitable for baby or not.

I have included 2 instructions, one to knit on straight needles or to knit in the round. You can choose whichever you want to do. Obviously, the advantage of knitting in the round is that you have less seaming to do in the end, thus you finish quicker ;) . But if you are just starting out, you may want to try knitting in straight needles as it’s very easy to do!

Free Cute Candy Floss Monster Knitting Patterns (Very Easy Version):

Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty

 

Skills Required:
CO: Cast OnHalloween Pink Candy Floss free cute knitting patterns
K: Knit
P: Purl
Ability to switch colour
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size:
approx. 10cm tall (without hair antenna) x 7cm wide x 4.5cm 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 8 – 5 mm

Yarn:
Body: Pink Candy Floss  — Lincraft Entice in Pink or Colorful Candy Floss — Lincraft Entice in Sherbet Mix (dye lot #11714)
Mouth — Panda Big Easy in 0001 (dye lot #66491)

Facial Features:
One 25mm black safety eyes and one 12mm black safety eyes (If you are making this for child under 3yo, please embroidery the eyes instead)

Knitting Pattern begins here:

Body:
Starting from the bottom, with your chosen Body color and straight needles CO 24 sts. Leave a long tail for seaming in the end.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: Switch to your chosen Mouth color, K
Row 4: K
Row 5: Switch back to Body color, K
Row 6: P
Row 7: K
Row 8: P
Row 9: Switch to Mouth color, K
Row 10: K. (Cut the Mouth yarn and leave a tail for seaming later on as you won’t be needing it anymore)
Row 11: Switch to Body color, then K
Row 12: P
Row 13-22: Keep working on stockinette stitch (Knit on Odd numbers, Purl on even numbers)
Row 23: BO


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming. Sew body together leaving the bottom still open. Do the eyes now.

Hair Antenna:
With straight needles and Body color, CO 10
BO

Cut yarn and sew the antenna on top of the head. Stuff body tight with fillings of your choice, then sew the bottom closed.

Free Cute Candy Floss Monster Knitting Patterns (Easy Version):

Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty

Skills Required:Colorful Candy Floss Monster cute stuffed toys knitting pattern
CO: Cast On
Ability to switch colour
DPN: ability to knit in the round
K: Knit
P: Purl
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size:
approx. 10cm tall (without hair antenna) x 7cm wide x 4.5cm 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 8 – 5 mm

Yarn:
Body: Pink Candy Floss  — Lincraft Entice in Pink or Colorful Candy Floss — Lincraft Entice in Sherbet Mix (dye lot #11714)
Mouth — Panda Big Easy in 0001 (dye lot #66491)

Facial Features:
One 25mm black safety eyes and one 12mm black safety eyes (If you are making this for child under 3yo, please embroidery the eyes instead)


Knitting Pattern begins here:

Candy Floss DPN Knitting progression round 22

Candy Floss DPN Knitting progression round 22

Body:
Starting from the bottom, with your chosen Body color and DPN CO 24 sts. (8 sts on each DPN) Leave a long tail for seaming in the end.
Round 1: Being careful not to twist, join. K (Place stitch marker after the first stitch)
Round 2: K
Round 3: Switch to your chosen Mouth color, K
Round 4: P
Round 5: Switch back to Body color, K
Round 6-8: K
Round 9: Switch to Mouth color, K
Round 10: P. (Cut the Mouth yarn and leave a tail for seaming later on as you won’t be needing it anymore)
Round 11: Switch to Body color, then K
Round 12-22: K
Round 23: BO

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming. Sew the top together. Do the eyes now.

Hair Antenna:
With straight needles and Body color, CO 10
BO

Cut yarn and sew the antenna on top of the head. Stuff body tight with fillings of your choice, then sew the bottom closed.

I have also included a video tutorial on switching your yarn to change colours.

Tutorials: How to Knit Change / Add / Join 2 Colors together

Enjoy .. and Happy Halloween!

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Heart & Black Sunglasses / Pirate Eye Patch

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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 “FREE Cute Knit.com” :) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan


Pirate pig Oink! cute free knitting patternsAhoy! Here comes Free Accessories time! I was inspired to knit some cute sunglasses for the recently finished Sweet Carrot & Cool Carrot. But once they are done, my little boy started playing and put them on my other finished knitted projects — and the best part is that they work with other toys too! Also, if you make just half of the black sunglasses, it will become a pirate eye patch (yes they are really versatile!). I leave a long tail for the ends so I can just tie it up around the toys, but if you want it permanent, you can sew them on the sides of the face.

free knitting patterns Sweet Carrot & Cool Carrot - cute together wearing sunglassesFree Black Sunglasses / Pirate Eye patch Knitting Patterns:

Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty

Cute Angel Candy Corn wearing sunglasses free knitting patterns
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
Kfb: Knit in the front normally, but don’t take off your stitch from the left needle, instead knit another one from the back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size:
Black Sunglasses — approx 4cm length (frame only) x 1.2cm tall.
Pirate Eye Patch — approx 2cm length x 1.2cm 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 0 – 2.0 mm

Yarn:
Sunglasses & Eye Patch — Panda Cotton blend in 2 Black (dye lot #10613)

Knitting Pattern begins here (make 1 = eye patch) (make 2 = black sunglasses):

CO 3Cool Carrot - free cute sunglasses knitting pattern
Row 1: K
Row 2: K
Row 3: Kfb, K2 (4 sts total)
Row 4: K
Row 5: K
Row 6: K2, K2tog (3 sts total)
Row 7: BO1, K1 (2)
Row 8: BO

Cut yarn and leave a long tail for tying. For sunglasses, make 2 and join together by seaming through the top. I have included a video tutorial below to show you what I did :)

Tutorials: How to join 2 pieces of the sunglasses together

Free Heart Sunglasses Knitting Patterns:

Difficulty Level:
Intermediate Difficulty

Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
Fair Isle: Knitting with different colour yarns simultaneously
Kfb: Knit in the front normally, but don’t take off your stitch from the left needle, instead knit another one from the back
Pfb: Purl in the front normally, but don’t take off your stitch from the left needle, instead purl another one from the back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches as 1 together


Pig Oink! Heart Sunglasses - cute free knitting patternsFinished Size: approx 5.5cm length (frame only) x 2cm 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 0 – 2.0 mm

Yarn:
Red — Panda Cotton blend in 18 (dye lot #11621)
Black — Panda Cotton blend in 2 Black (dye lot #10613)

Knitting Pattern begins here (make 2):

With Red, CO 5
Row 1: K
Row 2: K1, (change to Black) K3, Kfb (6 sts total)
Row 3: Pfb, P4, P1 (7 sts total)
Row 4: K2, K4, K1Sweet Carrot Heart Sunglasses - cute free knitting pattern
Row 5: P2, P4, P1
Row 6: K1, K3, K1, K2tog (6 sts total)
Row 7: P2tog, P4 (5 sts total)
Row 8: K

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and thread through the remaining loop with tapestry needle. Make 2 and join together by seaming through the top to secure together in the same way as the black sunglasses.

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Marisol the Knitted Mouse

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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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Angel vs Devil Candy Corn with Wings

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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 “FREE Cute Knit.com” :) ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan

Download PDF Pattern

Free angel wings cute knitting pattern

 

 

Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
Kfb: Knit front and then back
M1: Make 1 stitch
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together

Finished Size:approx 3.5cm long x 3cm height x 0.5cm 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:
White Wings — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 1 White (dye lot #12001)
Black Wings — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 2 Black (dye lot #10613)
cute devil free wing knitting pattern
Halloween is approaching fast …! Hence, I present to you the supercharged Candy Corn with Angel & Devil wings! Everyone has that nice and naughty side to them and this knitted candy corn perfectly accommodates both sides (Yes, I made my candy corn double sided — one side with that oh-so-cute- angelic smile and on the opposite side, a cheeky one-loop-sided smile). You can see both wings overlapping a little since they are sewn back to back.

There are lots of options you can do, instead of having the candy corn double sided, you may wish to knit two separate ones (one with the angel wings and another with the devil one). You can even use this wings pattern on your other knitting projects (If you do, please check that the sizes will match your existing projects). Or, you may decided that you don’t like wings after all.. It’s all up to you :)

Please note that the pattern below is for the wings only, you can find the candy corn pattern here.

Free wings knitting pattern:

CO 2 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1, Kfb (3 sts total)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2, Kfb (4 sts total)
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K3, Kfb (5 sts total)
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K1, M1, K3, M1, K1 (7 sts total)


Row 10: Knit Cute Angel Candy Corn Halloween Knit
Row 11: K6, M1, K1 (8 sts total)
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: K2tog, K5, M1, K1 (8 sts total)
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 sts total)
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 sts total)

Cut yarn, leaving approx 12cm tail. With tapestry needle, insert needle through loop of each stitch and pull tight. Sew this end to the body and secure. Weave in the cast on stitch so everything looks neat.

I have also attached a video tutorial for the wings. For anyone who doesn’t know how to read the pattern or simply wanting to knit one together, you can watch the video :) The video is at moderate speed, so if you want to learn certain techniques within the video just let me know and I will make a slow version of the technique for you.

It took a long time to create this video, I really hope that it can be helpful to someone ♥ Remember, if you do make these wings, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

***Updates*** 4/2/13: PDF pattern added available for download


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Candy Corn

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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! ♥


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! ♥


Owlies

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Difficulty Level:
Very Easy Difficulty

Owlies animal stuffed toy

Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
Garter stitch: Knit all rows
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 6.5cm wide x 6.5cm tall x 6cm depth

Needles: US 8 – 5.0 mm (body) & US 6 – 4.0 mm (everything else)

Yarn:
Body & Tail — Katia Sherpa Plus in 3307 (dye lot #85470)
Head Piece — Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply in 0019 Cream
Eye Patch — Panda Cotton blend in 3 Cream (dye lot #120602)

Facial Features:
12mm black eyes (for baby safe, use embroidery instead) & yellow scrap of yarn for beak


Finally a super easy and free knitting pattern designed by Raynor! I stumbled across this owl from Knitted Toy Box, you can find it HERE. Knitting this little toy was a joy, it was really easy to make that I decided to add extra eye patch, beak and tails. I started knitting the body with 5mm needles then used smaller needles for the rest of the details. If you want to give it a go, I have attached the pattern modifications below:

Owlies cute knit patternEye Patch: (make 2)
CO 16 sts
BO
use a yarn needle, sew eye patch around 12mm black eyes.

Beak:
with yarn needle, wrap around to create nose. Secure yarn.

Tail: (make 3)
CO 4 sts
BO
with yarn needle, join tail side by side and attach to the back

Have fun knitting! ♥


Oink

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Difficulty Level:

 Intermediate Difficulty

Skills Required:

Oink flying pig stuffed toy

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
SSK: Slip Slip Knit
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 8cm wide x 9cm tall x 7cm 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 — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 15 Pink (dye lot #120609)
Inner ear / Tip of nose — Patons Australia Zest 8 Ply in 3707 (dye lot #33674)
Wing — Panda Cotton Blend 8ply in 3 Cream (dye lot #120602)

Facial Features:
little scrap of  black yarn for face embroidery


Oink, the flying pig is a free pattern designed by Susan B. Anderson, you can download it for free HERE. This cute piglet has wings attached to its body. It’s optional whether you decide to make it or not, but the clever Hi Bounce Pinky Ball adds a really nice touch! Susan has designed Oink to fit a bouncing ball within the body, so that he bounces when you drop him (yeap he flies!). Of course the ball is also optional — I couldn’t find a bouncing ball when I make mine so I have just stuffed him with the usual fiberfill.

This pattern requires some more skills compared to the Bunny Nugget one, however don’t get discouraged as I will go through them as much as I can. Aside from the ability to knit with DPN in the round, you will need to know how to make one stitch (m1), slip slip knit (ssk), whipstitch and do face embroidery. Out of all these, the trickiest stitch I found is m1. You encountered m1 as early as row 2 when you are starting to knit the body. I seriously spent hours (I think it was 3) getting stuck at this row and not knowing how to spot the yarn that is meant to be in between the two stitches. The best way to counter this is to practice the m1 in a separate needles & yarn by knitting a few rows first before you are attempting the m1 as it is easier to see the in between stitches when your knitting is longer. This YouTube video in particular helped me when learning m1

Tutorials: How to do M1

With ssk, you slip the first two stitches from the left needle to the right, then knitting the two yarn that you slipped together. The video below shows how this is done

Tutorials: How to do SSK

Finding how to do whipstitch in YouTube was a little difficult, but with persistence anything is possible ;) The video below consists of four short clips on joining two materials together, whipstitch is featured on the third one.

Tutorials: How to do Whipstitch

Face embroidery in this particular project is a little bit tricky since the pig body has been sealed. Here is a helpful video teaching you how to secure your yarn properly so that the thread is invisible to the naked eye.

Tutorials: How to secure your yarn in Face Embroidery

That is it! Hopefully this blog has helped cleared some of your questions with knitting this pattern.Oink knit pig with wings

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Knitting! ♥


Bunny Nugget

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Difficulty Level:
Easy Difficulty
Skills Required:
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
DPN: Double Pointed Needles (the ability to knit in the round)
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
BO: Bind Off

Finished Size: approx 7cm wide x 17cm tall x 8cm 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 8 – 5.0 mm

Yarn:
Body — Lincraft Entice in Dark Purple (dye lot #104314)
Tail — Lincraft Entice in White (dye lot #104313)

Facial Features:
12mm black eyes & little scrap of yellow yarn for mouth


Bunny Nugget is my first ever knitted toy project. This lovely pattern is made by Rebecca Danger and you can download it for free from her blog HERE.

Knitting toys are so much fun as you don’t need to worry about gauge at all. The most challenging feat for this particular pattern is knitting in the round for the ears since they are so small and my metal DPN kept slipping off the stitches non stop. If you don’t know how to knit in the round, I have attached a Youtube video that helped me before. Hopefully this video will help you too! :)

Tutorials: How to knit with DPN in the round

When learning to knit with the DPN, the hardest stitch is when you try to join by knitting the first stitch. Before you join, always make sure your stitches are not twisted, then to join, you will need to knit on the first stitch you cast on.

Happy Knitting! ♥


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