Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Knitted animals

Mum knitted these chicks with a creme egg inside to be sold at church to raise money for youth activities. This is the 3rd year she's done this so think its now a tradition. Here's the pattern for those of you that are interested.
Using DK yarn and size 3.75mm needles cast on 26 stitches.
Work 8 rows in garter stitch (each row knit)
Increase a stitch at the beginning of next 6 rows (32 sts) Cast off 10 st at beginning of following 2 rows (12 sts)
Work 8 rows garter st
Cut yarn leaving 12" -18", tread yarn through loops on needle and pull tight.
You can sew eyes and beak on now or when it is seamed up, (sew down head, across cast off sts and down to cast on sts).when it is seamed up place toy stuffing or a cotton wool ball in the head and insert egg in, you may need to work a couple of sts into cast on edge if the eggs are loose (depending on how tight you cast on)

This pony purse was crocheted from all my leftover aran acrylic for my niece, thers a bag of dolly mixtures in it. The pattern was from here She has loads of cute patterns.

This was bunny purse from the latest issue of Yarn Forward, this is for my nephew and also has dolly mixtures in its tum.
Della is now finished and is blocking so hope to have pictures soon.

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