Small Bunny Pattern

March 14, 2008

Otto's Easter bunny

7″ tall knit bunny toy, perfect for Easter baskets!
Small Bunny Pattern now available for free!

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Chunky Toddler Mitts

January 28, 2008

Chunky Toddler Mitts

Size: 2-3 years (hand is 5” long)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky – less than 60 yards (shown in “oatmeal”)
Tools: US size 10.5 and 10 (or 9) double-pointed needles, US size K crochet hook
Gauge: 3.5 sts x 5 rows = 1” square on size 10.5 needles

Cast on 20 sts on size 10 needles (use size 9 if you like a tighter cuff), join into round and work 2×2 rib (*k2, p2* around) for 8 rounds (do more if you‘d like a longer cuff).
Switch to size 10.5 needles and knit 6 rounds in stockinette stitch.
On next round: k16, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1 (23 sts).
On next round: k16, slip last 7 sts to a spare needle or stitch holder for thumb, cast on two sts above thumb.
Rearrange sts so there are 6 sts on each needle, round beginning is between the two cast on sts.
Knit 15 rounds on 18 sts, so hand is 4.5” long from ribbing.
Rearrange sts so there are 9 sts on first needle, 4 on second needle, and 5 on third.
Next round: k2tog, k5, ssk, k2tog, k5, ssk (14 sts).
Knit one round.
Next round: k2tog, k3, ssk, k2tog, k3, ssk (10 sts).
Close using kitchener stitch or three needle bind off on inside.
Pick up and knit 2 sts over thumb opening and k 7 sts from holder to complete round (9 sts).
Knit 4 rounds.
Next round: *k1, k2tog* around (6 sts).
Knit one round.
Next round: *k2tog* around (3 sts).
Cut yarn, draw through live sts and pull tight to close.

Using crochet hook, chain st until you have a string long enough to thread through the sleeves of child’s coat (measure child wrist to wrist with arms outstretched), and attach to the cuff of each mitten.

Popdolls

January 28, 2008

I made these two dolls for some friends who had to undergo surgery recently. They’re little sympathetic healers, bringing love and “get well soon” energy to the recipients.

Popdoll for Oliver
The first one I made for Oliver, a 3 month old baby who had to undergo heart surgery.

Popdoll for Elias
The second one I made for Elias, who had surgery to remove thyroid cancer.

Each doll is about 10″ tall, made of muslin, with yarn hair and a felt appliqued heart, a bandage around the affected area, and a handknit sweater. Elias’s doll also got a scarf, because I figured after throat surgery he could use it.