Wednesday, October 1, 2008

First Patterns!!

I've finally put a few patterns together. They are all specially designed for the smaller head. We're not even talking Gnomes here, but Pixies, Fairies and Innocent Smoothie bottles. Here's my latest collection from the Big Knit Range.

I used a 3mm hook to make these. When doing amigurumi, you tend to use a hook the next size down than recommended on the wool, so I probably did it with these patterns as well. A lot of my yarn comes from charity shops, and if the label is missing, I cant say what it is, what size needle/hook that I should have used. So, I would say hooks 3-4mm should be ok, depending on the yarn you use.


First, we have Cowgirl. With her trusted steed by her side, shes pretty in a pink (and red) chenille, this baby is hot to trot:Work the base in continuous rounds for the 1st 10 rows.

Ch 2

Row 1: 6sc into the 1st ch (6)
Row 2: 2sc into each st (12)
Row 3: *(2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (12)
Row 4: *(2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (24)
Row 5-9: sc in each (24)
Row 10: change to red: sc into each (24)
Row 11: change to pink: sc in each (24)
Row 12: *(2sc into the next st, 1 sc)* repeat from *, slst to the top of the 1st sc
Row 13 *(2sc into the next st, 2 sc)* repeat from *, slst to the top of the 1st sc
Row 14: *(2sc into the next st, 1 sc)* repeat from *, slst to the top of the 1st sc
Cast off and sew in the ends






Next, we have Cloche, again in chenille, these gals show their true colours. Smooth and Innocent.

Work in continuous rounds for the base of the Hat
Ch 2

Row 1: 6sc into the 1st ch (6)
Row 2: 2sc into each st (12)
Row 3: *2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (12)
Row 4: *2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (24)
Row 5-10: sc into each (24)
Row 11: *2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (35)
Row 12: *2sc into next st, 2 sc), repeat from * (47)
slst into the top of the first sc. Cast off

Band

Work 30 ch, cast off leaving a long length for sewing onto the hat

Flower

Ch 2
Row 1: 6sc into the first ch
Row 2: 5 ch, (sc into the next st, 3ch), repeat * 5 times (24)
Cast off, leaving a long thread for sewing onto the hat



Last but not least, these boyo's are the street range. Heavy in cotton, wool and the little lady pink.

Work in continuous rounds for the base of the hat
Ch 2

Row 1: 6sc into the 1st ch (6)
Row 2: 2sc into each st (12)
Row 3: *2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (12)
Row 4: *2sc into next st, 1 sc), repeat from * (24)
Row 5-10: sc into each (24)
To work the Brim
Row 11: 5 sc, 2sc into the next st, 3 sc, 2sc into the next st, 3 sc, slst into the next 2sts
Row12: 1ch turn, skip 1st, slst into the next 2 st, 3 sc, 2sc into the next st, 4sc, 2 sc into the next st, 3 sc, slst into the next 2 st.
Cast off.
To neaten off the brim re-join the wool at the back of the cap and do 1sc in each st all the way around. Slst to the 1st st and cast off. Sew in the ends


These are my first ever patterns, and there's bound to be a few tweaks needed. Please leave a comment or email me if you find any problems with them. They were all made on a 3mm hook using up scrap yarn, so feel free to experiment with wool and hook sizes. These were made and designed for the Innocent Smoothie Big Knit campaign. Feel free to use or distribute them if you are taking part in the Big Knit, just please acknowledge or link back to me.

5 comments:

Susanne Iles said...

Hooray! Thank you for sharing the patterns! I love trying our new things. :)

Turtle said...

so cute! if only i could crochet!

Suzanne said...

They look great! Thanks for posting them.

I'm just wondering, what size hook did you use for these?

Stitchlily said...

Sorry, I used a 3mm hook. You could prob use a 3.5 and it'll be fine.

Suzanne said...

Thanks! :)

Going to give them a try tonight. :D