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Butterfly – draft

This pattern is untested. Any errors please let me know.

Yarns: dazzle 8ply – scraps for colour of body

Scraps of hand dyed sock yarn – wings

Needles: 3mm double pointed needles

Abbreviations : K – Knit p- purl kfb – knit front and back into stitch. k2tog – knit two stitches together. w&t – wrap and turn ( with yarn in back, insert the right needle tip purlwise into the next stitch, and slip it to the right needle. Bring the yarn to the front, slip the wrapped stitch back to the left needle. Turn the work and work the next row.) SR – short row

Body

Cast on 4 sts join in the round. ( I work as i-cord)

Rnd 1 knit

Rnd 2 (k1, kfb) repeat (6sts) ( I now seperate onto three needles)

Rnds 3 and 4 knit

Rnd 5 (k1, kfb) repeat twice more (9sts)

Rnds 6 – 8 knit

Rnd 9 (k2, kfb) repeat twice more (12 stitches)

Knit until body is 8 cm

Stuff butterfly body

Next rnd (k2tog) around (6sts)

Break yarn and thread yarn through stitches to close head.

Shape head by sewing a gathering row, 2 cms from head end.

Wings – worked with short rows in one piece

Cast on 30sts. And Knit one row

Wedges

Row 1 k14, w&t

(Short row 1) knit to end

( SR 2) K 10 W&t

(SR 3 )knit to end

(SR 4) k 6 w&t

(SR 5) knit to end)

Row 2 knit to end- across all w&t

Row 3 k14, w&t

( Short row 1) knit to end

(SR 2) K 10 W&t

(SR 3) knit to end

(SR 4) k 6 w&t

(SR 5) knit to end)

Row 4 knit to end- across all w&t

Repeat Above 3 rows 4 more times, 5 short row wedges are now worked on each side.

Cast off 

Assembly – Sew wings onto the body of the butterfly. Embroider eyes and use a stand of yarn with a knot tied to create antenna

schematic

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Buzz – draft

Yarn: Dazzle 8 ply yellow, black and white

Needles: 3mm double pointed needles

Body

With black yarn Cast on 4 sts join in the round ( I worked as Icord)

Knit 2 rounds

Round 3 (k1, Kfb) around (6sts) – (i now worked with all 4 DPNS)

Round 4 knit

Round 5 change to yellow yarn Knit 

Round 6 (kfb) around (12sts)

Round 7 knit

Round  8 change to black yarn knit

Round 9 knit

Round 10 (k1, kfb) around (18sts)

Round 11 – 13 change to yellow, knit

Round 14 – 16 change to black, knit

Round 17 – 19 change to yellow,  knit

Round 20 -29 change to black knit

antenna

Stuff bee

Round 30 (k2tog) around (9sts)

Round 31 knit

Break yarn and thread through stitches, finish stuffing bee and gather to close.

Shape body by gathering around at the start of the head in black yarn.

Wings – make 2

Cast on 5  sts leaving a tail to sew wing to body

Knit 4 rows

Row 5 p2tog k1, k2tog

Cast off

Eyes are embroidered on

Antenna are added by sewing a length of yarn through head and knotting the end.

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NAC Gnomes – draft

Yarn: Dazzle 8 ply colours for boots pants, belt, shirt, skin and beard

Needles: 3 mm double pointed needles

BODY – Starting at boots

gnome

Cast on 20sts in colour for boots join in the round. Leave a long tail

Knit 5 rounds in boot colour. 

Change to pants colour, knit 6 rounds, place a marker between stitches 10 and 11

Increase rounds

Rnd 1  k1, kfb, knit to two stitches before marker, kfb, k1, slip marker, k1, kfb, knit to two stitches before end of row, kfb, k1

Knit 3 rounds

Repeat above 4 rounds once more.

Work increase round 1 once more (32sts)

Knit one round

Stitch marker can now be removed 

Change to belt colour, knit 3 rounds

Change to shirt colour knit 14 rounds

Decrease in shirt colour

Decrease round 1: (k6, k2tog) around (28sts)

Knit two rounds

Decrease round 2: (k5, k2tog) around (24sts)

Knit one round

Change to face colour, leaving a long end of shirt colour, 30cm.

Knit 9 rounds in face colour

Change to hat colour

Knit one round

Purl next round for brim of hat.

Knit 2 rounds

Dec Rnd one: (k2, k2tog) around (18sts)

Knit 4 rounds

Dec Rnd two: (k1, k2tog) around (12sts)

Knit 4 rounds

Dec round three: (k2tog) around (6sts)

Knit 3 rounds

Dec round four (k2tog) around (3 sts)

Break yarn and thread yarn back through live stitches gather and secure.

Beard

keeping fairies under control is a very important job

Cast on 9 work in rows

Knit two rows

Decrease row – p2tog knit to last 2 sts, k2tog (7sts)

Knit two rows

Repeat last 3 rows twice more, 3 sts remain

Knit 1 row

Stuff hat and head

To finish K3tog and secure end.

Assembly

Gather neck and secure

Stuff body and legs

Sew feet closed

Stitch legs

Stitch arms

Stitch belt buckle 

Sew beard to face.

Embroider eyes

Schematic

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Little Bunny Foofoo

Yarn: scraps of 8 ply Dazzle in body colour , eyes, nose and tail colour.

Needles: 3.00mm double pointed needles

Tension: firm

Abbreviations: K – knit p – purl k2tog – knit two together. Kfb – knit front and back

Body

Cast on 20 sts join in the round

Rnd 1 knit

Rnd 2 (k1,kfb) around (30sts)

Knit until piece measures 7 cms from cast on.

Decrease for head

Next row ( k3, k2tog) around ( 24sts)

Knit until piece measures (10 cms)

Decrease for ears 

Next round (K2, k2tog) (18sts)

Knit until piece is 15cm

Next round (k1,k2tog) around (12sts)

Next round (k2tog) around (6sts

Rearrange stitches onto 2 needles and graft/ Kitchener stitch

schematic

Assembly 

Stuff ears lightly

Stitch centre divide for ears

Stuff head

Gather head

Stuff body

Gather base

Add pompom 

Stitch face.

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Here kitty, kitty…

Here Kitty, Kitty

Yarn 8 ply Dazzle Acrylic small amount for body and contrast yarn for eyes and nose.

Needles 3.25mm double pointed needles

Pattern

Cast on 20sts leaving a long tail (30cm) and join in the round

Knit in stocking stitch until work measures 7cms

Arrange the stitches onto two needles, 10 st on each and Kitchener stitch (graft) the stitches together.

Assembly 

Using yarn tail sew across each corner to make ears.

Stuff head and using tail of yarn or scrap yarn sew around where the neck will be and pull tight, 2.5cm from top.

Stuff body. Sew around cast on edge and pull to gather opening. Stitch firmly closed. Use the rest of the cast on tail to crochet a tail.

With yarn tail, work 6 or 7 chains, turn and slip stitch along securing to the body of the cat with a slip stitch and finish yarn.

Face is embroidered on with contrasting yarn.

Schematic