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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Halloween Bunting

Spooky Halloween Bunting Free Crochet Pattern

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Early Halloween crocheting. Hang your cobwebs now. (I must say I rarely use my straw broom for sweeping cobwebs) Free silken charmed crochet Pattern from Darn Good Yarns to drape across the fireplace. Easy on the hook.

Yarn Required: 2 Skeins DGY Recycled Silk Yarn Lux Adventure

Hooks:
• US J/10 (6 mm) UK 4
• US K/10.5 (6.5 mm) UK 3

Finished Dimensions:
• Finished Bunting Length: Final piece measures 56”
• Finished Bobble Garland Length: Final piece measures 96”
• Finished Bunting Triangle Size : Roughly 4 ¼” tall by 5 ¼” wide (at the widest point). The 5 ¼” edge is the top of the triangle. This is also the SC row.

 

Recycled Silk Yarn Lux Adventure

Shown in Irish Hills

Spooky Chic Bunting PDF 

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

 

Secret Hand Mirror

Secret Hand Mirror Adornment Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS

American Thread Aunt Lydias Heavy Rug Yarn: 1 x 70 yard skein each White and Pink
(Originally 50% Rayon/50% Cotton, then nylon was used in the blend. See suggested yarn at end of post.)

Plastic Crochet Hook Size US H-8/UK 8/Metric 3.75 to 4.00mm

1 Hand Mirror 6 ¼ inches in diameter

Scrap of Black Felt

PATTERN

With White ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.

2nd Round: 2 s c in each s c.

3rd Round: * 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

4th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

5th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

6th to 10th Rounds: Continue in same manner having 1 more st between each increase in each row (60 sts).

11th ROUND: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.

EDGE

With wrong side of work facing, attach Pink in any s c of the 10th round, and working over s c of 11th round, work 1 double loop st in each s c (double loop st: insert hook in st, winding yarn clock wise, wind yarn twice around index finger, insert hook from left to right through loops on finger, pick up both loops and pull through st, drop loops from finger, yo and pull through all loops on hook). Cut yarn.

BACK FACING

Attach Pink in any 5 and work 1 s c in each of the next 52 sl leaving 8 sts free for handle, ch 1, turn

2nd ROW: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn

EARRINGS

With Pink, ch 2, 8 s c in 15 st of ch, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.

Next Two Rounds: 1 s c in each s c cut yarn, leaving a length. Fill slightly with cotton and draw sts tog at top. At tach yarn at top and ch 6, fasten to cover cut yarn.

BANGS (FRINGE)

Wind Pink 25 times over a 1 inch ruler. Stitch across top, slip off ruler and stitch in place to front as illustrated.

FINISHING

Finish face as illustrated in felt. Lace a length of yarn through last row of back facing, place cover on mirror, draw tog and tie. Tie strands of yarn in bow as illustrated.

SUGGESTED YARN

Patons Merino Extrafine DK 100% Virgin Wool 4.00mm crochet hook. Shown in Pale Pink.




Marilyn Dress Boudoir Doll

Marilyn Dress for 8 inch Boudoir Doll Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is easy and delightful. Have your own bedroom doll in seasonal colours–for spring
Musk Pink, Lemon Chiffon or Alice Blue. A charming style may also be made in silky rayon crochet yarn.

Materials

For the vintage Pompadour Yarn you will find 3ply baby wool answers well.
3 yards of satin ribbon are required for the simple woven trim to the skirt.
The bone crochet hook matches closely a modern size 3.25mm or US D3/UK10

Marilyn is Free at The Old Yarn website

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Quondong Yarn Basket

Quondong Cat or Yarn Basket Free Knitting Pattern

A basket to hold your yarn balls or kitten… this design is named after the Australian native peach Quondong. The outside stitch pattern has the appearance of hand weaving; inside shows as a type of moss tweed. Project used hand spun chunky wool in English Garden hues, and after felting measured 30cm/11¾” in diameter.

Designed by Dianthe Bells

MATERIALS

2 x 100g skeins Hawthorne Cottage hand spun chunky wool in English Garden (Green, White, Olive, Mauve, Pink, Lemon) Approximately 50m per skein for basket

1 x 50g ball Nundle 8ply pure wool in Dusky Rose for base

10.00m (80cm long) circular needles

5mm (80cm long) circular needles

4mm (80cm long) circular needles

5mm set of double points

6mm crochet hook

Markers for beginning of rounds

UK/AU terms used

SUGGESTED YARN

Mandala Thick and Quick

… unexpected color combinations that crafters have come to expect from the Mandala name, with subtle color changes and a superior hand. 100% acrylic. Shown in Labyrinth

PATTERN

With English Garden and 10mm needles cast on 92 sts (join and work in the round, placing marker). Complete 16 rounds of Nubbly Purl Tweed pattern stitch:

NUBBLY PURL TWEED

Round 1: K1, P1.

Round 2: Yarn in front, slip 1 purlwise, p1.

Round 3: P1, K1.

Round 4: P1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front.

Change to 6mm needles and work 12 rounds of pattern. Change to 4mm needles and work 8 rounds of patterns. Using a 6mm crochet hook work a slip stitch crochet cast off. Weave in ends, sewing tail down with needle and matching thread to secure.

Using set of 4mm double points and Dusky Rose, pick up 92 sts around crochet cast off (base). (Wrong side facing and inserting needle through lower loop only of crochet chain). Mark beginning of rounds with yarn loop or ring marker.

Round 1: K2tog, knit to 45th st, k2tog, knit to end (90sts). Round 2: *K8, k2tog* to end.

Round 3: Knit all alternate rounds. Round 4: *K7, k2tog* to end. Round 6: *K6, k2tog* to end. Round 8: *K5, k2tog* to end. Round 10: *K4, k2tog* to end. Round 12: *K3, k2tog* to end. Round 14: *K2, k2tog* to end. Round 16: Cast off remaining 9 sts.

Weave in ends securely. Felt basket. Dry in sunshine over a large, similar shaped bowl.

“The overland explorers Charles Sturt and John Stuart would probably have died of scurvy in central Australia, had they not eaten the wild fruits including the Quondong on their travels. Early settlers used the fruit of the Desert Quondong in jams, pies and jellies. They also dried the fruit like the Aborigines to keep them for future use. Explorer E.J. Eyre said that the fruit makes excellent puddings or preserves, for which purpose it is now extensively used by Europeans. More recently the Quondong is often used in wild food restaurants and sold as jams and pies. The Aborigines often ate the nutritious oily kernels of the Quondong. Some trees produce sweet almond flavoured kernels while others produce a distasteful kernel. The distaste in some kernels is a result of a pungent aromatic oil, methyl benzoate.

“The seeds of the Quondong, both Desert and Bitter, are round, pale and knobbly. The Early settlers used these for making necklace beads, stud buttons and Chinese checker marbles. Today, they are only rarely used for these purposes, by locals and art and craft shops. Occasionally small operators use the wood as craft wood.” (Original source unknown).

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Gracelet Bracelet Red Royal Pomegranate with Crystal Seeds by Marina

 



 

Pomegranate Fruit

Pomegranate Knitting Pattern

Designed by Dianthe Bells (Australia)

Pattern for knitted pomegranate using 8ply felting wool. Instructions written in Australian/British English with US equivalents. Project worked in the round on set of double point needles. Average knitting and crochet skills required for this plump fruit, one of the seven species in the land of milk and honey.

Pomegranate

8ply (double knit) wool in red (soft, lightly twisted, felting wool)

Length of cotton for holding yarn, of similar thickness

4.00mm needles (UK 8/US 6)

4.00mm crochet hook

1 gold ring 1cm in diameter

Marker for rounds

1cm and 2cm wool felt circles in red; cotton thread to match

Pure wool filling

Make a slip knot and place on crochet hook. Crochet 14 double crochet/US sc into gold ring and join to 1st dc with a slip stitch. Place loop on needle. With 1 knitting needle knit up another 3 chains (4 on 1st needle). Knit up 5 on next needle and 5 on third needle. Place marker for beginning of rounds.

Work in rounds (firm up yarn at start of each round). Increase by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

Round 1: Knit 14.

Round 2: *K1, increase 1* (21 sts).

Round 3: Knit.

Round 4: *K2, increase 1* (28 sts).

Round 5: Knit.

Round 6: *K3, increase 1* (35 sts).

Round 7: Knit.

Round 8: *K4, increase 1* (42 sts).

Round 9: Knit.

Round 10: *K5, increase 1* (49 sts).

Round 11: Knit.

Round 12: *K6, increase 1* (56 sts).

Round 13: Knit.

Round 14: *K7, increase 1* (63 sts).

Round 15: Knit.

Knit 9 rounds.

Decreasing section for top of pomegranate:

Round 1: *K5, K2tog* (54 sts).

Round 2:  Knit.

Round 3: Knit.

Round 4: Knit.

Round 5: *K4, K2tog* (45 sts).

Round 6: Knit.

Round 7: *K3, K2tog* (36 sts).

Round 8: Knit.

Thread stitches onto cotton holding yarn. Do not cut working wool. Darn in starting end around inside of gold ring. Wash by hand in a few drops of organic liquid, felting lightly. Rinse three times, roll up in clean tea-towel and squeeze. Shape around a large orange. Dry in sunlight. When dry, sew the 1cm circle of red felt on inside (over small hole of gold ring) with tiny stitches. Stuff firmly. Carefully remove cotton holding yarn, placing stitches evenly on three needles again.

Knit 3 rounds. Shape blossom end:

Round 1: *K4, K2tog* (30 sts).

Round 2: Knit.

Round 3: *K3, K2tog* (24 sts).

Round 4: Knit.

Round 5: Knit.

Round 6:  *K2, K2tog* (18 sts).

Round 7: Knit.

Round 8: *K1, K2tog* (12 sts).

Round 9: Knit.

Add more filling, shaping fruit with fingers.

Round 10: Knit.

Round 11: Knit.

Round 12: Knit.

With crochet hook, work off 12 double crochet/US sc from the needles. Join to first stitch with a slip stitch. Work tightly. *Chain 4, slip stitch in next chain, slip stitch in next chain.* Repeat around, pulling last stitch through loop and weaving inside. Add final amount of filling. Sew 2cm felt circle in top hole to secure filling.

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Bejewelled Ring Spell Bell

A golden ring begins your secret and heralds riches. When entering the spell, pass finger through ring as though wearing it and ring bell with a sprightly movement, using only that particular finger. The tinkle will waft through the eyelets in the top of the bell. If you have a precious ring that fits your Jupiter finger, (pointing finger, right hand) this will enlarge your command.




 

Magickal Crochet Bell with a Catalyst

 

Designed by Dianthe Bells

Published by Dianthe Bells (Australia)

 

MATERIALS:

¼ ball 8ply/DK Morris Estate 100% Australian Wool in Crocus or

Pure silk knitting yarn

Silk thread in crocus for sewing side seams

Metallic Gold embroidery thread for attaching ring and jingle bell

3.50mm crochet hook

Wool needle

Gold or jewelled ring worn by you (must be genuine)

Jingle Bell on ring or fae bells

NOTES: Australian English terms used. UK treble/US double crochet

PATTERN:

Make two bell halves.

Row 1: Chain 6.

Row 2: 1 treble in 4th chain from hook. Chain two. 2 treble in last two chains. (2tr, 2ch, 2tr across row). Chain 3 for turning chain.

Row 3: 2 treble, 2 chains, 2 treble all into middle loop (of 2 chains) of previous row. Chain 3 for turning chain.

Row 4: 11 treble evenly across row (11 tr in all).

Rows 5 through to 10: Work 11 treble across row.

Row 11: Increase 1 treble at each end of row by working two trebles into one (13 tr in all).

FINISHING:

Seam sides together by small overcast stitch. Weave in all yarn ends. Wash in pure soap or soap nuts, rinsing three times. Stand a large, clean egg in egg cup. Dry bell over shape, pinching out lower edge to a gentle flute.

Turn bell inside out. Sew the jingle bell or fae bells to top centre. Turn right side out. Using gold embroidery thread, sew jewelled ring to top of bell.

Write a money spell, form into a scroll to fit under the bell. If a fresh Bay leaf is available, wrap this around the spell. Tie with royal blue silk. Place on altar or dressing table. When entering the spell, pass finger through ring as though wearing it and ring bell with a spritely movement, using only that particular finger. The tinkle will waft through the eyelets in the top of the bell. If you have a golden ring that fits your Jupiter finger, (pointing finger, right hand) this will enlarge your command.

It is worthwhile securing your own Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis—the noble, crowning laurel) supply. Small trees can be grown in large terracotta pots. Their enticing fragrance is the pleasure of Jupiter. Used in Ancient Greece for oracle divination by inhaling bay odours or chewing leaves and in Phyllomancy (leaf divination). The essence, when stroked across the forehead, imparts a lifting mind to those who dwell on Jupiter’s plane.

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