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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
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Garden Fairies

DRAFT ONLY This pattern hasn’t been tested by anyone but me. So any errors please let me know. I am currently working on a video Knit-a-long for those who are better with video instructions. Thanks to Deb and the Knit Nighters who did a quick read through this morning before I put it up here.

I have been hiding these fairies around the Courtyard. As I sat out the front of the shop knitting yesterday , I had the joy of watching little people find the fairies in the garden. Share the joy. Their joy was contagious, adults too smile when they find the fairies hidden.

Our joy may only be a tear to put out the flames of anger, but a flood of joy can make the world a better place for all.

Materials

Schematic

Yarn: 8 ply dazzle acrylic small scraps in colours suitable for dress, skin, wings and eyes

Needles: 3.25mm Set of 4 double pointed needles.

Abbreviations

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together

K2togtbl – Knit 2 together through back loop ( slip the first as if to knit and replace it back onto the left needle, then knit the two stitches together through the back loops)

legs folded icord

Legs – make 1 with skin colour

Cast on 4 sts and work icord for 20cms. 

Sew in ends and tie a knot on each end to make feet.

Icord is folded in half to make two legs.

Body

With dress colour:

Cast on 32 sts (leave a long tail 30cms used to sew dress up.)

Join in the round

Rnd 1 purl

Rnd 2 and 3 knit

Place a stitch marker between sts 16 and 17

Rnd 4 k1, 2togtbl, knit to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1 slip marker, k1, k2togtbl, knit to 3 sts before end of round, k2tog, k1. (28sts)

Rnd 5 and 6 knit

Repeat rnds 4-6 twice more,( 20sts)

Work 12 rounds in knit or until the body is desired length.

Change to skin colour, leaving a long tail of the dress colour, 30cms.

Work 7 rounds in knit for face

Change colour to hat colour

Hat

Rnd 1 purl

Rnd 2 and 3 knit

Rnd 4 (k2, k2tog) around (15st)

Rnd 5 knit

Rnd 6 (k1, k2tog) around (10sts)

Rnd 7 knit

Rnd 8 (k2tog) around (5sts)

Rnd 9 k2tog, k3, (4sts)

Work icord for 12 rounds or until desired length.

Break yarn leaving at least 15cm and thread yarn through stitches, gather to close. Secure end.

Tie the icord into a knot. (use the yarn tail to help tie the top knot)

wings worked sideways

Wings

Cast on 30sts

Knit 2 rows

Row 3 p2tog knit to last 2 sts, k2tog (28sts)

Repeat row 3 until 8 sts remain

Knit one row

Increase row kfb, knit to last st kfb (10sts)

Repeat increase row until 30sts are on the needle

Knit 2 rows

Bind off

Assembly

Stuff head and hat and using long tail left from dress colour, gather up neck.

Line up base of body, matching front and back side decreases. Fold icord in half to make two legs. Stuff body and sew up base of body catching in the  folded icord.  Place stitches between cast on and purl row

Arms – using dress colour work running stitches to define arms. Start with a 3 back stitches to secure the yarn at where the hand will be. Sew up the body through all layers, along a line of stitches.

Eyes – embroider with 3 back stitches. Worked over one knit stitch each, one row below hat. Eyes have 2 knit stitches between them.

Wings

Gather wings down the center row. Wings are placed so the knitting is sideways. Gather along the center sideways to define the shape of the wings.

Sew the wings securely to the back of the fairy.

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