Toddie

Toddie Free Knitting Pattern

1920 Set For Baby Doll Comprising Afghan, Cap. Mittens, Booties and Sacque.

MATERIALS

4 skeins Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan Wool

7 balls White and 4 balls Pink Sig-Knit-Ring Wool

1 pair knitting needles No. 9mm/UK 00/US 13

Crochet hook No. 3mm/US C2/UK 12

Satin Ribbon

NOTE

Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan and Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn have the appearance of Persian lamb and tiny ringlets. Curly Mohair boucle may be tried. No tension or size given in original. Finished articles need to be brushed for fluffy effect. From the manufacturer:

“Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn is just as easy to work with as any plain yarn, and much more fascinating, because you will find that the little rings will delight the senses of sight and touch the instant you start your garment. Use the Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn Wool Brush with downward plucking or dabbing motion, then brush out straight all one way. Both sides of trimming can be brushed with equally good effect. Yarn is far superior to ordinary plain yarn for brushing, the extra length of yarn in the loops being brushed out gives a very full and fluffy effect. The White brushed loops on coloured ground, gives beautiful tints which cannot be produced with any other yarn.”

AFGHAN

With Astrakhan, cast on 50 stitches Knit for 36 inches.

Cast off.

Pick up stitches at one side at a time with double Pink yarn. Knit 6 ribs. Bind off. Work other sides the same.

CAP

With White ring yarn cast on 14 stitches. and knit 3½ inches. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of row until there are 10 stitches on needle.

Cast on 18 stitches at each end. Knit plain for 7 inches.

Join Pink and knit 4 ribs. Pick up stitches at bottom of cap and knit 2 ribs.

Bind off.

Sew up seams at sides of cap so that Pink forms border all around cap.

MITTENS

With ring yarn chain 30. Join 29 s. c. in ring.

Work 3 inches even. Now decrease 1 stitch every 5th stitch until there are 5 stitches. Break yarn and sew up. Pick up stitches around top of mitten and work 3 rows of Pink.

BOOTIES

Chain 31 stitches, join.

Row 1: 3 s. c., in 1st stitch. 1 s. c. in remaining stitches.

Row 2: Work even.

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times.

Decrease 1 stitch at toe end until sole is small enough.

Break yarn.

Tie on yarn at ankle and work 5 inches even.

With Pink work 1 more inch even.

Turn Pink back.

SACQUE

Cast on 25 stitches knit 3 ribs White, 1 rib Pink, 2 ribs White, 1 rib Pink.

With White, knit 7 inches.

Cast on 10 stitches at each end for sleeves.

Knit 7 ribs. Knit 18 stitches, cast off 9 stitches for neck. Knit 18 stitches.

On these 18 stitches knit 2 ribs. Add 1 stitch at neck side on each of the next 5 ribs.

Bind off 10 stitches for sleeve.

Knit front to correspond with back. Work other side to correspond.

Collar: With pink cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around sacque. Sew collar to sacque.

Cuffs: With Pink, cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around end of sleeve. Sew to sacque and turn back.

Finish with ribbon. The Toddie photo shows the inside hem of the sacque finished with a wide strip of ribbon. This gives a charming glimpse of satin and adds to the stability of the jacket.

Example of ribbon-frilled carriage cover in Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan.

Shamrock Rose

Crochet Antique Bag Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS

1 large skein Perle Cotton No. 5

Steel Crochet hook No. 2½/2.00mm/US 4

Crochet hook No. 7/.75mm/US 14

British English terms used:

s.c. = single crochet

d.c. = double crochet

PATTERN

Using the steel hook * chain 12 and join in a ring, repeat twice from *to form the foundation for the shamrock.

In the first ring made now put 1 s. c., 25 d. c., 1 s. c. and repeat in each ring.

Second round: beginning again with the first ring, make 1 s. c. in each stitch all around the three leaves of the shamrock. Fasten off and draw the centre of shamrock up with the end of thread.

First picot round: make 1 s. c. in the sixth stitch of one of the leaves, chain 7, catch back in second chain to form picot, chain 8, catch back in third chain to form another picot, chain 2, thus forming one set of picots, skip 4 stitches on leaf, catch with s. c. in next stitch. Make another set of picots, as directed, skip 4 stitches and catch down with s. c. Continue in this way making a set of picots and catching down until 4 s. c. stitches have been caught down in each of the first two leaves. On the third leaf of the shamrock fewer stitches must be skipped, so that an extra set of picots can be made and caught down, five times in all.

Second picot round: 1 set of picots, catch in centre between the 2 picots of preceding round, chain 8 snugly, catch in next centre, turn the work and in the chain 8 just made, make 16 s. c., chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c. 011 the 16 s. c. just made, chain 3 and catch down in same space. * 1 set of picots, catch in centre between next two picots, 1 set of picots, catch in next centre, chain 8 snugly, catch in next centre, turn, 16 s. c., chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c., chain 3, catch down as before and repeat from * twice.

Third round: 1 set of picots, catch in centre between the 2 picots of preceding round and continue as the twelfth round was made, excepting that the picots are caught in the third, middle and thirteenth stitches of petals. (Three times.)

Repeat the second and third rounds until there are four petals in each corner. There will be more picots between the petals on each round.

Fasten off.

This completes the back of the bag.

The front of the bag consists of four motifs joined together. Make two of them with the shamrock in the centre, following the directions given for the back of bag, up to and including third round of picots; then fasten off.

Rose motif: chain 6 and join in a ring.

Second round: chain 5. * 1 d. c. in the ring. ch. 2 and repeat from * 4 times: join to third chain of the chain 5 at beginning of the round, with a slip stitch, thus forming six spaces.

Third round: turn, 1 s. c., 4 d. c., 1 s. c., all in the first space, repeat in each space of round, chain 3, turn work and catch around first spoke of second round with a slip stitch.

Fourth round: chain 5, catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn.

Fifth round: 1 s. c., 8 d. c., 1 s. c., in first space and repeat all around, chain 3 and turn.

Sixth round: catch around first spoke of fourth round with a slip stitch, chain 7 and catch around next spoke and repeat all around, turn work.

Seventh round: 1 s. c., 12 d. c., 1 s. c. in each space all around.

Eighth round: make sets of picots as before, catching in fourth and tenth stitches of each petal of rose.

Next make two rounds as directed for the second and third picot rounds of shamrock motif and fasten off.

Join the motifs with a single row of picots caught alternately in the centres of picots of the two motifs.

Join the front and back of bag in same manner.

Border around the top.

First round: make 1 s. c. in centre of some picot space, * chain 6 and catch in centre of next space with 1 s. c. and repeat from * all around.

Join.

The ribbon holes are next to be made; chain 5, * 1 d. c., chain 2, skip 2 chains and repeat all around.

Make another round of ribbon holes, putting the d. c. in the spaces of proceeding round.

Then a round of picots caught down in alternate spaces. Fasten off.

Then make a round as the first round of top was made, working from the wrong side.

Turn: make 7 s. c. in chain just made, 1 s. c. in s. c. and repeat all around.

Turn; chain 8 and catch down in the s. c. of previous round and repeat all around.

Turn: * 5 s. c. in chain just made, chain 3 and catch back to form picot, 5 s. c. in chain, 1 s. c. in s. c. and repeat from * all around.

Balls: chain 4 and join in a ring. Make 8 s. c. in the ring. Do not join, as the balls are worked around and around, both threads of the stitch being taken up.

Next round: put 2 s. c. in each stitch of proceeding round.

Make four more rounds of 16 s. c., then two rounds skipping every third stitch on each round.

Fill with cotton and make a final round skipping every other stitch.

Draw up with 1 s. c., chain 10 and fasten off.

Make seventeen more balls in same manner. Fasten two balls on each corner of bag, two in centre of lower edge, two in centre of each rose and two on each of the slip balls on Cordelier. Join then into pairs by catching the third stitch of the chain of second ball through the chain of the first ball, then finish chain and fasten off.

Make Cordelier as follows: make a chain five yards long, or longer if an extra length Cordeliere is desired. Turn, skip the chain next to the needle and make 1 s. c. in each succeeding chain until the work measures 16 inches; then, without breaking thread, make another chain, long enough to reach within 16 in. of the beginning of the first chain made.

Make 1 s. c. in each chain to the end, thus forming two ends to be run through the ribbon holes, with two long chains between.

Now, with No. 7 needle, crochet a chain beginning at the end of one s. c. strip and ending at the other s. c. strip, using the two lengths of chain as one thread.

Slip balls: chain 6 and join in a ring. 10 s. c. in the ring.

Second round: 2 s. c. in each stitch.

Make five more rounds of 20 s. c., followed by 2 rounds skipping every third stitch.

Fasten off, but leave a long end of thread.

Slip ball on Cordeliere, and after running the end of cord through the ribbon holes and fastening it firmly, slip ball over the joining, fill with cotton wool and draw up the thread left.

Fasten the two balls to the slip ball.

Cherry Christmas 2

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

Part 2: Dolls Dress, Panties and Stole Outfit

In 3 sizes: 6-8 inches, 10-12 inches and 14-16 inches

OUTFIT FOR 6-8 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

½ ounce 3 ply baby wool

One pair knitting needles No 11/3.00mm/US 3

One pair knitting needles No 12/2.75mm/US 2

2 doll buttons

Short piece of shirring or bead elastic for waist of panties

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

TENSION

8 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 11 needles

DRESS (with full circular skirt)

BACK

Cast on 61 stitches thumb method, and knit 2 rows.

Row 3: KI2, *P1, K11, repeat from *to last stitch. K1.

Row 4: *K1, P11, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 5: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K9, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 6: *K1, P10, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 7: K1, *K8. K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 8: *K 1, P9, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 9: K1, *slip 1, K1. psso. K7. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 10: *K 1, P8, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 11: K1, *K6, K2tog. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 12: *Kl, P7, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 13: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K5, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 14: *K1. P6, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 15: K1, *K4, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 16: *K1, P5, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 17: Kl, *slip 1, K1, psso, K3. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K 1.

Row 18: *K1, P4, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 19: K1, *K2, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Next row: (Wrong side) knit.

Next row: Kl, *yf, K2tog, repeat from * to end.

Next row: Knit.

Work 6 rows stocking stitch, beginning with a knit row.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 4 stitches, knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 2 stitches, purl into backs of next 2 stitches. Purl to last 2 stitches, K2**.

Keeping sleeve borders of 2 K stitches correct, work 6 rows stocking stitch. Cast off (not tightly).

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to **, then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 5 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, P6, wool twice around needle, P11, wool twice around needle, P6, K2.

Cast off on next row as follows:

Cast off 8 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around

needle on previous row (into back of 2nd).

Cast off next 11 stitches loosely, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before). Cast off remaining stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side seams neatly on strong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between buttonholes and outer edges, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over doll’s head. Sew on buttons.

CORDS FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work sufficient chain to go around waist of doll and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make 2nd bobble and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and slot cord through holes at waist (beginning a little off centre at front).

2nd bobble: Insert hook into last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Work 3 chain, 3 treble,

3 chain and one slip stitch into same hole.

Draw end of wool through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

Press all seams on wrong side. Press remainder of dress in same way.

PANTIES

Using No 12 needles and thumb method, cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: K1,*P1. K1, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: K2, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last Stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Change to No 11 needles.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, purl to last stitch. K1.

Rep last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Row 6: K2, purl to last stitch, K2.

Row 7: K2, slip 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2.

Row 8: K2, P2tog, purl to last 4 stitches. P2togtbl, K2.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 stitches remain, then keeping borders of 2 knit stitches correct, work 7 rows without shaping.

Next row: K2, knit twice into each of next 2 stitches, K3.

Next row: K2, purl twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K2.

Continue increasing in this way, into 3rd stitch and 4th stitch from end of every row until 21 stitches again on needle.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 stitches. K2.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows twice.

Change to No 12 needles and work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib on wrong side of work.

Beginning at waist edge, join side seams as far as and including first garter stitch ridge.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through waist ribbing.

STOLE

Using No 11 needles, cast on 14 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: K2, *K2togtbl, yf, K1, yf. K2tog, repeat from * K2.

Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: As second.

These four rows form one complete pattern.

Repeat them 21 times.

Repeat first pattern row.

Knit 2 rows then cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Press as for dress.

OUTFIT FOR 10-12 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

1 once 4 ply wool

One pair knitting needles No 8/4.00mm/US 6

One pair knitting needles No 9/3.75mm/US 5

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

Two very small buttons

A short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 6 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 8 needles.

DRESS

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after point marked ** i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back, and 7 rows instead of 5 for Front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 9 needles for waist ribbing and No 8 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

STOLE

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

OUTFIT FOR 14-16 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

2 ounces Double knitting wool or 1 once for dress and 1 once for matching stole, panties and waist cord

One pair knitting needles No 5/5.50mm/US 9

One pair knitting needles No 7/4.50mm/US 7

One crochet hook No 15

2 doll buttons and a short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 4½ stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 5 needles.

DRESS

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after points marked **i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back and 7 rows instead of 5 for front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 7 needles for waist ribbing and No 5 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

THE STOLE

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

 

 

Cherry Christmas

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

 

Part 1: Dress and bonnet outfit to fit 10 to 12 inch dolls

Materials

1 ounce 4 ply wool for bonnet dress and slippers
Small amount of matching or contrast wool in 4 ply for panties and waist cord

One pair number 7 and one pair number 10 needles/ 4.50mm and 3.25mm/US 7 and 3
Two very small buttons
A short length of shirring or bead elastic
Crochet hook number 15

Tension

6 stitches to one inch working in stocking stitch on number 10 needles

Notes

British English terminology used.

Dress

BACK

Using No 7 needles, cast on 50 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: Kl, (K2tog) twice, (yf, K. 1 ) 4 times. *(K2tog) 4 times, (yf, K1) 4 times, rep from * twice, (K2tog) twice, K1.

Row 2: K1, P to last st, K1.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4:  As row 2.

These 4 rows form one complete pattern. Repeat  5 more times.

Change to No 10 needles for next row as follows K1,(K2tog) 11 times, K1,K2tog, K1,(K2tog) 11 times K1, (27 stitches).

Next row Knit.

Next row K1, *yf, K2tog, rep from * to end.

Next row Knit.

Beginning with a knit row and knitting the first and last stitch on Purl rows work 6 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3**.

Keeping borders of 3 Knit stitches correct at each sleeve edge, work 10 rows stocking stitch on these 33 stitches.

Cast off loosely on right side of work.

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to point marked * then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 9 more rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K3. P7, wool twice around the needle, P 13, wool twice around the needle, P7, K3.

Cast off on next row as follows: Cast off 10 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle of previous row, (into back of 2nd). Cast off 13 stitches (loosely). Cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before), cast off rem stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side and sleeve seams neatly on wrong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between outer edge and buttonholes, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over dolls head.

Press all seams on wrong side.

Sew on buttons.

CORD FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, chain 4.

Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain and 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work suffi­cient chain to go around waist of dress and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make a second bobble, and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and beginning a little off centre at front of dress, slot cord through holes at waist.

Second bobble: Insert hook through last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Chain 3, 3 treble, 3 chain and slip stitch into same hole. Draw end through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

PANTIES

Using No 10 needles, cast on 27 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *P1, KI, rep from * to end.

Row 2: K2*,  P1, Kl, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once, repeat first row.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times. Knit one row.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: K3, slip 1, K1,  psso, Knit to last 5 stitches, K2tog, K3.

Next row: K3, P2tog, Purl to last 5 stitches, P2tog, tbl, P1, K3.

Continue decreasing in this manner on every row until 9 stitches remain, then keeping borders correct, work 9 rows without shaping.

Next row: K3. increase into each of next 2 stitches, K4.

Next row: K3, P twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K3.

Continue increasing in this manner, into 4th stitch, and 5th from end of every row until 27 stitches on needle.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.

Knit one row.

Work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at waist edges, join side seams as far as and including first 2 ridges of garter stitch borders.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through ribbing at waist.

SLIPPERS

(Both Alike)

Using No 10 needles cast on 17 stitches.

Row 1: Knit to end.

Row 2: K7, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K8.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K8, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K9.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K9, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K10, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K11 (25 stitches).

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K7, K2tog, Kl, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1.

Cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Folding at centre front shapings, join foot seam on wrong side. Join back seam.

TIES

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 2 treble into 4th chain from hook. Chain 3, then one slip stitch into same hole. Work four inches chain, then beginning approximately half an inch from back seam of slipper (right side facing) work 3 or 4 double crochet along top edge to seam. Work same number of double crochet after seam. Work four inches of chain, work 4 more chain, then 2 trebles on to 4th chain from hook. Chain 3 then one slip stitch into same hole.

Break wool, draw end through remaining loop. Secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

BONNET

Using No 10 needles, cast on 43 stitches and knit 7 rows (4 garter stitch ridges on right side).

Next row:  K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 ridges on narrow garter stitch borders, ending on right side.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K5, K2tog) 6 times, K1.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K4, K2tog) 6 times.

Continue decreasing in this fashion, one stitch less be­tween decreases on each following alternate row until 13 stitches remain.

Next row: (Wrong side) K1, (K2tog) 6 times.

Break wool, draw end through rem stitch, secure with a back stitch or two and join back seam as far as and including first 2 ridges of narrow garter stitch border.

BONNET BRIM

With right side of work facing, front edge nearest and working between garter stitch borders on No 10 needles, knit up one stitch from back loop only along 4th garter stitch ridge at front of bonnet (37 stitches).

Row 1: *K1, increase in next stitch, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Work 3 knit rows on these 57 stitches.

Cast off loosely knitwise.

BONNET TIES

Work a crochet bobble as for beginning of waist cord, followed by 3½ inches chain. Break wool leaving enough to stitch tie to bonnet and draw end through remaining stitch. Sew this tie to left side of bonnet. Make a second bobble in the same manner but followed by 5 inches of chain. Sew to right side of bonnet.

Press lightly as for dress.

Part 2

Silver Feefee Christmas Lace

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Twinkling vintage lace for your tree faery or garland.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

Fine silver yarn
Knitting needles to correspond



Pattern

Cast on 11 stitches.

First row: Slip 1, pass two stitches over first stitch on left-hand needle, knit 3, yarn over needle twice, knit 5.

Second row: knit 1 purl 1  knit 1 all into first stitch, *pass two stitches over first stitch on left-hand needle, knit 3, yarn over needle twice, knit 5.*

Third row: As first row except knit 7 at the last.

Fourth row: knit two together, cast off one, * to * as in second row.

Repeat 4 rows for pattern to required length. Cast off.

Marybell Hanger

Marybell Hanger

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Christmas tree or wall hanging

 

 

MATERIALS

3ozs 100% wool 8ply/DK  in Cream with soft, fluffy finish (a fine strand of mohair can be knit along with this for added appeal as a Christmas hanging doll)

2 skeins pearl embroidery

Knitting needles UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

Woolydown for filling (soft wool)

Cotton, a firm weave fabric for body in cream (see instructions)

Face 2 ½ inches, purchased or made from pure wool felt (glass eyes and painted mouth give a sparkling look to a hanging doll). Shape wet felt over a plastic doll face. When dry and stuffed it will fill out,

6 golden jingle bells

¼ yard narrow elastic (for hanging)

Small plastic ring (for hanging)

Wire brush

SUGGESTED YARN

IceYarns Silk Merino DK Cream 35% Silk 65% Merino Wool. Shown in Cream

 

THE COAT

Always knit into back of each cast on stitch, also in to first and last stitch of every row.

Commence at lower edge of front, casting on 36 stitches.

Knit 4 rows garter-stitch.

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

33rd row: Cast on 15, knit to end.

34th row: Cast on 15, purl to end (66 stitches).

Knit 10 rows stocking-stitch.

45th row: Cast on 7, knit to end.

46th row: Cast on 7, purl to end (80 stitches).

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

49th row: Knit 33. Slip these on to a piece of wool for left shoulder. Cast on 14, knit 33.

50th row: Purl.

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool. Return to left shoulder, transfer stitches from wool to needle, point towards neck. Join on wool.

50th row: Purl

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

53rd row: Knit 33. Cast on 14. Slip stitches from wool to free needle, knit 33. (80 stitches)

54th row: Purl

55th row: Cast off 7, knit to end

56th row Cast off 7, purl to end. (66 stitches)

Knit 10 rows stocking web.

67th row: Cast off 15, knit to end

68th row: Cast off 15. purl to end (36 stitches)

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

Knit 4 rows garter stitch. Cast off.

THE LEGS

(back and front alike)

Commence at top, casting 24 stitches.

Knit 16 rows stocking stitches.

17th row: Knit 12. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool, k 12

18th row Purl

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

* 47th row: K2 tog, knit until 2 remain. k2 together

48th row: Purl

49th row: Knit

50th row: K2 together, purl until 2 remain, k2 together

Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat front * once (4 stitches)

59th row: K2 tog., k2 together. Fasten off.

THE HAT

Commence at neck edge, casting on 30 stitches.

Knit 10 rows stocking stitch.

11th row: K.1, k2 into next stitch, knit until 2 remain, k2 into next stitch, k1

12th row: Purl

Knit 4 rows stocking stitch.

Repeat last 6 rows twice (36 stitches)

* 29th row: K1, k2 tog., knit until 3 remain, k2 tog., k1

30th row: Purl

31st row: Knit

32nd row: K1, p2 tog., purl until 3 remain, p2 tog., k1. Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat from * once, then repeat from 29th to 32nd row inclusive

45th row: Knit

46th row: K1, P2 together. * P 5 *2 together. Repeat from * twice (20 stitches) Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Pin out each piece and press on wrong side under a damp cloth with a hot iron. Brush each piece well on right side. Sew up side and leg seams Stuff lower part of each leg with wooly­down for about 2 inches and catch down to form feet and sew a tiny bell to each point.

MAKE THE BODY

Cut 2 pieces of material 6 ½ inches in length, 4 ½ inches wide at lower edge and shape off to 3 ½ inches at top. Join up sides and lower edge also about ½ an inch each side at top, then stuff very tightly with woolydown. Place the top part of legs over the lower part of body and sew, then catch along the top of each leg.

Sew up under-arm, sleeve and hand seams Stuff each little hand­piece, then catch round top to form wrist.

Using pearl embroidery work blanket-stitch round lower edge and neck. Sew a tiny bell to point of each sleeve.

Place the coat over the body then fix head in position and sew firmly. Fold down the decreased edge of hat and sew each side for 2 ½ inches. Using embroidery thread work blanket stitch round neck and face. Stuff each point and top of hat with woolydown then place in position on head and sew round neck and face. Sew a bell to each point of hat. Sew a piece of elastic with the bone ring to lop of hat.

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Spanish Baby Cape

Spanish Baby Cape Free Knitting Pattern

 

MATERIALS

2 ozs of 2ply wool in Light Colour and 2 ozs in Medium Colour

Knitting needles UK 10/US 3/Metric 3.25 mm

Satin ribbon 1 inch/2.50mm wide

SUGGESTED YARN

Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace 100% Merino Wool, Lace 2 Ply. Shown in Coral

TENSION

8 stitches and 10 rows to one square inch on No. 10 needles

CENTRE

Using Light, cast on 4 stitches.

1st and 2nd rows: Knit

3rd row: K2, w.fwd, K2

4th and every alt. row: Knit

5th row: K2, w.fwd, K1, w.fwd, K2

7th row: K2, w.fwd, K3. w.fwd, K2

Continue in this manner until the row “K2, w.fwd, K143, w.fwd, K2” has been worked.

Next row: Knit

Change to Medium Colour and proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K139, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

2nd and every alt. row: Knit

3rd row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K137, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

5th row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K135, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

Continue in this manner until the row “K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back loop, K1, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2 has been worked

Next row: K

Next row: K2, w.fwd, K5tog. through back loop, w.fwd, K2

Next row: K

Next row: K1, K2 tog., w.fwd, K3 tog. K1

21st row: K4, (w.fwd, K2 tog.) 3 times, K3, K2 tog. (w.fwd, K2 tog.) 4 times, K1

22nd row: K8, P5, K10

23rd row: K5, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 3 times, K3, K2 tog. (w.fwd. K2 tog.) 3 times, K1

24th row: K6, P5, K11

25th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 4 times, K3, (K2 tog., w.fwd) twice, K2 tog., K1

26th row: K4, P5, K12

27th row: K4, P5, K12

27th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 4 times, K3, K2 tog., w.fwd., K2 tog., K1

28th row: K4, P5, K11

Work rows 1 to 28 incl. 16 times more.

Next row: K

Next row: K1, K2 tog., K1 (4 sts.)

Cast off.

BORDERS

Using Light Colour, cast on 20 stitches.

Knit 1 row

Proceed in lace pattern as follows:

LACE PATTERN

1st row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 4 times, K4, w.fwd., K2 tog., w.fwd., K2

2nd row: K6, P5, K10

3rd row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, w.fwd., K2

4th row: K8, P5, K9

5th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, w.fwd., K2

6th row: K10, P5, K8

7th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K4, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 4 times, w.fwd., K2

8th row: K12, P5, K7

9th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 5 times. W.fwd., K2

10th row: K14, P5, K6

11th row: K5, w.fwd., K2 tog. K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 6 times, w.fwd., K2

12th row: K16, P5, K5

13th row: K4, w.fwd., K2og., K4, (w.fwd. K2 tog.) 7 times, w.fwd., K2

14th row: K16, P5, P6

15th row: K5, w.fwd., K2 tog., K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 7 times, K1

16th row: K14, P5, K7

17th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 6 times, K1

18th row: K12, P5, K8

19th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 5 times, K1

20th row: K10, P5, K9

Cast off. Work another Border in Medium Colour.

TO MAKE UP

Block each piece by pinning out round edges. Press each piece very lightly usung a warm iron and damp cloth.

Using a flat seam join scalloped edges of Borders. Fold centre piece in half through colour division and stitch Border pieces on to matching half of centre, easing in fullness at point. Join ends of Border. Catch stitch double edges of centre inside faggot stitched Border. Tie ribbon through faggot stitched Border at ends of wrap half an inch from edge.

 

Rattle of Mirth

Rattle of Mirth Free Crochet Pattern

Celebrate by hanging a wall rattle.  Design made with Afghan/Tricot and requires the longer hook used for this method. Not suitable for a baby or young child.

MATERIALS

½ hank each White, Pink and Blue (4 ply used double)

10 small golden jingle bells

1 x 6 inch golden ring

1 ½ yards ribbon each in Blue and Pink satin

Bone crochet hook UK 6/US H-8/ 5.00mm (8 inches long for Afghan/Tricot stitch)

SUGGESTED YARN

Lang Merino Bebe 4ply 100% wool. Shown in 0372.

INSTRUCTIONS

With one thread each Pink and White chain 106 stitches. Pick up 105 Afghan stitches *work off two Afghan stitches; chain 3 stitches and repeat from * to end of  row.

Pick up the upright stitches, care being taken to push the loop of chain forward which forms the knot.

Work a row of White and Blue and another of each of White and Pink and White and Blue.

Finish ends. Sew this strip around the ring and finish with ribbon and bells, as shown in the illustration.

 

ANNIE’S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Passionista Vest Knit Pattern

Shown in Berroco® Weekend™ DK Tearose