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Jean Greenhowe Designs Official Website - Jean Greenhowe free knitting patterns, knitted dolls, toys

Jean Greenhowe Designs Official Website - Jean Greenhowe free knitting patterns, knitted dolls, toys
From our postbag we know that innumerable kind-hearted people knit my dolls and toys to raise much needed funds for charity and other worthwhile causes. With this charity aspect in mind I have designed The Rainbow Babies as the first new and exclusive free pattern on our website. Ideal as fund-raisers, these sweet Babies are quick to knit and each one only requires 25 grams [less than 1 ounce] of yarn and the same amount of stuffing. The doll measures just 17cm [6¾ in] high without the cap. You can make pink or brown Babies, but be sure to choose lovely bright colours for the rest of the design, in keeping with the rainbow theme. With your help I hope the Babies will create a beautiful RAINBOW all around the world. Click here to download the Rainbow Babies free pattern. Jean Greenhowe's Meet the Ghostlys This quartet of ghostly funsters like to haunt in style. Moping Mona and her Kitty-Cat make a flourish in fluorescent green. Foghorn Fred is the noisy one. Happy haunting! Related:  Tricot

Little Tin Bird & Basic Granny Square Pattern - StumbleUpon As promised, here is my pattern for the Basic Granny Square. I didn’t invent this pattern in the slightest, (obviously) but I’m going to show you step by step how to make the basic granny square. When I started to learn I couldn’t find a pattern that I could understand easily and so I hope to change that by doing one with lots of pictures :-) This is the pattern I used to make the squares for the Granny Alice blanket (above). For this pattern, you will need to know how to chain stitch, and how to make a UK treble (TR) stitch. If you don’t know how to make a TR stitch, have a look HERE. I am using Rowan Handknit Cotton DK (and a 4mm hook) to write this pattern as I think it’s easier to see the stitches with cotton than wool. Basic Granny Square Pattern. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. You may wish to block your squares. I hope this pattern is of some help to you anyway :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rainbow Crochet Zipped Coin Purse Tutorial & SparklePetal May 16, 2010 by sparklepetal This tutorial is to explain how I made my Rainbow Crochet Zipped Coin Purse. It’s my first tutorial, so I hope it makes sense (let me know if it doesn’t) and please excuse some dodgy low-light photography! To start with you need to crochet your circle. When you fold the circle in half it will look like a little crocheted rainbow: To turn this rainbow into a zipped coin purse you will need a small piece of lining fabric (8 inches square is plenty) and a zip slightly longer than the curved edge. Turn under a half-inch on one side of each tab and pin that edge onto the zip: Undo the zip half way. Stitch, close to the turned edge of each tab: Trim the excess zip on each end: Trim the tabs to slant inwards: Fold the lining fabric in half and lay the rainbow on the fabric: Cut around the rainbow leaving a half-inch border to give the rough size and shape for your lining: Put some tiny notches along the curved edges of the lining: Now place the lining inside the rainbow.

Knitting Tips If you can locate a join at a seaming location, that is always best. You can just run the ends along the inside of the seamed edge, and it's invisible. All other joins are slightly imperfect, so best to locate them inconspicuously if possible, like under the arm of a sweater. Felting will only work with wool, and some other animal fibers. For non-felted joins, you will have an end that pops out of work slightly; make sure this end is where you want it, by leaving a bit of yarn (1/4"-1/2") sticking out on the inside of the garment, or in as inconspicuous a place as possible. Joining the Same Color Yarn Knit-in Join. Joining a New Color Yarn Duplicate Stitch Join view video (shows how to Weave in the Ends). Bear’s Rainbow Blanket Like many parents, I soon discovered after having a baby that I’d never actually been busy before. Basic things like taking showers and returning phone calls suddenly seemed overrated. But for me, one thing that has never been dispensable is crafting things for my son, Bear. I’m not saying that I sit around for hours, dreamily stitching away. As drawn out as the process was, making Bear’s Rainbow Blanket was always an exhilarating ride. I think I could have crocheted these squares for the rest of my life, but I finally stopped myself when I had enough to make a 40 x 54-inch blanket, the perfect size for my four year old. I’ve crafted quite a few things in my life, and though I have so much fondness for many of those things, this is perhaps the dearest to my heart. To start concocting your own grand plan, read on! The Materials To Make the Exact Same Blanket FINISHED SIZE: 40 x 54 inches (9 squares x 12 squares) 11 skeins of color #00 for the borders.41 skeins for the inside squares. Gauge

Free Knitting Pattern 50627-6 Baby Animal 'Panda Bear' Hat PANDA HAT With A, cast on 56 (62, 66) sts. Work in St st for 22 (24, 26) rows. Shape Top Row 1 (RS) K 1 (1, 0), *k 4, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, end k 1 (1 ,0) – 47 (52, 55) sts. Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. EYE – Make 2 With B, cast on 21 sts loosely. EAR – Make 4Work as for Eye. NOSE With A, cast on 15 sts. TIP OF NOSE With B, cast on 5 sts. TONGUE With C, cast on 3 sts. FINISHING Using photo as a guide, sew knit Eyes and Ears in place.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share!

TECHknitting™ Wanna make a monster? * UPDATE to this pattern! See below! * Time for another tutorial! Baby Monster's Guide to Basic Amigurumi You'll need the following stuff: Small amount of worsted weight yarnSize E Crochet hook (or your favorite)Plastic safety eyes (I used 6 mm, but you can use whatever makes your monster happy!) Head/Body: Begin by making a ring with your yarn as shown. Insert the hook into the front of the ring and hook your working yarn (the yarn coming from the the ball) with the hook. Wrap the working yarn around the hook from behind and pull through the loop on your hook. You will now single crochet six stitches into the ring. Pull the short yarn tail to close the ring and the stitches will come together to form a circle of stitches. To make the circle grow, you will increase by crocheting two times into each stitch. Pull up a loop. Wrap the working yarn around your hook. The next round, you will increase in every other stitch. For the last increasing round, you will increase in every third stitch.

The Mucky MacBook: Knitting for newborns: Simple hat and mitts set... **Now updated with adjustments for 3-6 month size hat, and pattern for flower decoration** My friend Reanna is having a baby boy at the end of February, and it's her babyshower this Saturday night. Being that one of my "2011 crafty new year's resolutions" is to make as many gifts as possible, I decided a bit of knitting was in order. Being a little short on time, I looked around the internet for some quick-knit patterns. I made a little tag out of recycled paper to safety pin to the mitts and hat. I had this most amazing yarn to use up - it is a cashmere/ merino/ silk blend which I picked up in New Zealand last year and have used to make a lot of beautiful baby things. So, I have some patterns to share with you! If you're a beginner, you will need to be able to do the following before starting. Cast on (CO)Knit (K)Purl (P)Increase (M1L - Make One Left)Decrease (K2tog) Newborn Hat with Seed Stitch Trim: Gauge: 26 stitches and 36 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking stitch CO 81 stitches Size: Gauge:

How to make Mini doll Tiny mascot dolls for beginners. Look at various mini dolls on Mini doll gallery. Example You can make them easily using a little cloth. Materials cotton jersey (face and arms) cotton lawn (lining for the jersey fabric - any thin cloth) cloth (dress and cap) ribbon wool yarn (hair) polyester fiberfill string to suspend Tools sewing machine, needles, thread, scissors, chalk and so on. ruler, chopstick, pencil. tacky glue (to stick hair). paints or oily felt-tip pen (to paint face). rouge. toothpick. Procedure Making patterns Print pattern out on A4 paper. Copy patterns on the cloth Head and arms. Sewing If not using a sewing machine, handsew with small stitches. Turn inside out Cut out with scant 1/8th inch margin. Stuffing with fiberfill Fill lightly. Put skirt on Sew cloth (1.6" × 7") in a ring and stitch the hem. Painting features Paint eyes and mouth, using color or pen. Positioning arms Close the hole in each arm, and stitch it to the body, a little toward the front of the body. Positioning head

wherepick up gusset stitches MINI KNITTING LESSON....HOW TO PICK UP THOSE ELUSIVE GUSSET STITCHES This series of photos was taken by Sande's co-worker Pat Brown, of Sande knitting at work shows us how to pick up stitches on the edge of a heel flap to start the gusset. In Sande's own words, "I get this lovely open chain selvage by using a garter st border on my heel flap and slipping the first st on each row with yarn in front. If you don't K the first and last st of every row the steps to get a chain selvage are a bit different. I think that on stockinet you can just slip the first st on both K and P rows and get the same effect. In photo two, Sande shows us in which direction to wrap the yarn around the needle. PULLING THE YARN TO THE RIGHT SIDE Photo three shows us how Sande pulls the needle and the yarn through both loops to the right side of the heel flap. And of course, photo four shows the final product. If you would like to see your socks featured on the Socknitters YahooGroups page contact:

Knitting Pattern Square No. 44, Volume 34 Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version Multiple of 6 plus 4 sts With size 9 needles, cast on 40 sts. Row 1-wrong side-P. Row 2-K 4; * k next 2 sts wrapping yarn twice around needle, k 4; repeat from * to end. Row 3-P 4; * with yarn at front, sl next 2 sts as to p, dropping the extra wraps, p 4; repeat from * to end. Row 4-K 4; * with yarn at back, sl next 2 sts as to p, k 4; repeat from * to end. Row 5-P 4; * with yarn at front, sl 2 sts as to p, p 4; repeat from * to end. Row 6-K 2; * skip next 2 sts, k next st inserting needle through front loop of st, do not drop from needle, then k first and 2nd sts on left needle, drop the 3rd st from needle, sl next st to hook, hold at front, k 2, k st from hook; repeat from *, end k 2. Row 7-P. Row 8-K 2, k 1 wrapping yarn twice, k 4; k next 2 sts wrapping yarn twice, k 4; repeat from *, end k 1 st wrapping yarn twice, k 2. Repeat these 12 rows for pat, until 60 rows-about 8 ins. from beg., end on right side with pat. row 12.

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