Archive for the ‘Free Patterns Knitting’

Pattern: Nautical Crop Top Knit

Aug 13

Knitted Nautical Top by OMG! Heart

Perfect for summer at the seaside! At the beach, on the boat, or biking! This summery medium weight top is great for mornings or casual evenings out. It’s also super simple. Just make 2 big rectangles, join them together, and voila! The entire project also uses the classic Stockinette Stitch. EZ PZ.

Yarn
3 Balls Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease, Seaspray (830-123), Medium Weight, 50% Cotton 50% Acrylic, 207 Yards, $7.69
2 Balls Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease, Almond (830-099), Medium Weight, 50% Cotton 50% Acrylic, 207 Yards, $7.69

Knitted Nautical Top by OMG! HeartNeedles
US 9 Knitting Needles Circular (5.5mm)

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

Measurements/Sizing
Finished Dimensions (Approx.):
Width 22 Inches
Height 20 Inches
One Size Fits All

Stitches
Stockinette Stitch:
Knit all odd rows (or Right Side rows)
Purl all even rows (or Wrong Side rows)

Pattern
Cast on 85 sts. (Alice Cast-On)
Rows 1 – 14: 14 Rows Blue
Rows 15 – 16:   2 Rows White
Rows 17 – 26: 10 Rows Blue
Rows 27 – 30:   4 Rows White
Rows 31 – 38:   8 Rows Blue
Rows 39 – 44:   6 Rows White
Rows 45 – 54: 10 Rows Blue
Rows 55 – 58:   4 Rows White
Rows 59 – 66:   8 Rows Blue
Rows 67 – 68:   2 Rows White
Rows 69 – 82: 14 Rows Blue
Rows 83 – 90:   8 Rows White
Rows 91 – 96:   6 Rows Blue
Rows 97 – 98:   2 Rows White
Rows 99 – 108: 10 Rows Blue
108 Rows Total
Bind off.

Make one more panel following the above pattern for a total of 2 panels.

Assembly
- Weave in ends.
- Turn upside down so First Row is at the top (neckline) and face Wrong Sides together.
- Whipstitch together sides and top sides leaving middle and armholes un-stitched.
- For Top/Neck: Whipstitch about 7 inches in on each side leaving a 7.5 inch wide neck opening.
- For Sides/Armholes: Whipstitch about 10 inches up on each side leaving a 10 inch high armhole opening. (Basically up to the top edge of the 4th white stripe from the bottom)
Crochet edges of armholes to keep from rolling inwards if desired.

Knitted Nautical Top by OMG! Heart Knitted Nautical Top by OMG! Heart Knitted Nautical Top by OMG! Heart

Notes
- Knits up quick! Dedicated knitters can knit this up in about a week or so! My least favorite part is weaving in ends…
- I actually made the front panel larger than the back panel to give the neckline some slouchiness. About 95 stitches wide for front and 75 stitches wide for the back panel. Two equal panels is easiest to work with though.
- I did not use a full 5 balls. I used just over 2 balls of the blue and just over 1 ball of the white.
- Change to a new color on the Right Side of work (or in this case a Knit Row) only.
- I made these stripes using good old-fashioned eyeballing! However, you can also get irregular stripes by using this handy Random Stripe Generator found here, http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php.
- Create a size that fits you by using the stitches per inch I got while working up my project as a gauge. Or knit up your own 6in x 6in swatch for a more accurate gauge. Just make sure to increase the number of balls you buy accordingly.

Stitches per Inch on US 9 Needles:
4″ x 4″ = 14 stitches x 20 rows
28″ x 28″ = 100 stitches x 144 rows

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Creative Bug: Online Knitting School

May 07

CreativeBug

I just discovered CreativeBug.com. It’s basically a website dedicated to online videos for Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, and other crafts. From short how-to videos and projects to full craft classes and workshops. But it’s also kind of an online school for knitting and crochet. I love the idea!

What makes Creative Bug unique is that a project is taught entirely through video. Also, you will recognize many famous knitters and crocheters in these videos. Many of whom you may be a fan of already ! They are taught by expert instructors many of whom are well-known designers and crafters with decades of experience. And all in a very easy to follow and enjoyable way.

Each class, workshop, or project features a series of step-by-step videos. The first one I checked out was Norah Gaughan’s Knit Cabled Hat. Loved the way the project was broken up into different smaller videos for each step. The videos looked wonderful and I really enjoyed hearing about Norah’s love of cables too.

It sure beats you-tubing for random how-to videos!

How It Works
CreativeBug.com is not free. However, the monthly subscription is $4.95 and can be cancelled at any time. This subscription gives you unlimited access to videos each month. That’s not bad! Even if I signed up for a month just to take one class, it is well worth it! Also, a very affordable way to take classes for people who’d like to try out Knitting for the first time or people on a budget! There is a free section too that includes classes like How To Thread A Serger and other basic fun stuff.

Check it out! There is a 2-week trial available for new members too.

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Adventures in Nerd Knitting

Apr 28

SSSSSS
Stuffed Totoro by Lucy Ravenscar

Check out these awesome knits (and crochet) I found while trolling the interwebs for stuff! If you’re a Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Super Mario, or Lord of the Rings fan type of knitter, then here’s some great ideas for your next project. Many include full patterns and for free! Browse and Enjoy!

Golden Snitch
Golden Snitch
by Just Crafty Enough

Space Invader Socks
Space Invader Socks
by Aija Goto

Knit Bow Tie
Bow Tie
by Man With A Jaw Harp

(more…)

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Patterns: From Interweave

Aug 28

Mittens CStitch Bag Pillow Cover Kid Dress Frog Prince Broomstick Shawl Filet Crochet Lace Bracelet Chinese Top Crochet Sweater Cable Scarf Star Sweater Flower Shawl Chanson Bolero Tunisian Wrap Shrug Stripe Tee Baby Dress Petal Hat Frilly Hat Mens Beanie Country Rug Linen Belt Washcloth Crochet Mittens

Here are some free patterns to gear up for the Fall Season from Interweave. For both Knit and Crochet. Some projects even feature both Knit and Crochet in the same pattern. Interweave publishes Knitting Daily and Crochet Me! Above are Crochet patterns. Below are Knit patterns.

Kids Vest Bag Bangles Scarf Sweater Dolly Fair Isle Sweater Skirt Vest

All downloads are available in handy e-book format. You must provide an email to download. They also publish free sewing patterns! Interweave also has some lovely free guides like Beginning Knitting or Beginning Crochet; Advanced Knitting Techniques and Advanced Crochet Stitches that can be downloaded as e-books just like the above patterns.

Sailor Top
Crochet Sweater

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Patterns: By Blue Sky Alpacas

Aug 13

Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern Blue Sky Alpaca Pattern

Finally Blue Sky Alpacas released some free patterns. And look how lovely! Most look like Intermediate Level. All patterns in this post by Blue Sky Alpaca Yarns. And are free!

Aunt Aggie’s Trivet, Suri Hat, Java Cloche
Hot Water Bottle Cozy, Savannah Bow, Sporty Mittens
ZigZag Mittens and Hat. Shadow Capelet, Icehouse Hat

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Pattern: Heirloom Baby Patterns

Jul 17

Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs

Are these patterns gorgeous or what?! I was looking for scarf patterns and got sidetracked. These were too cute to pass up. Love DROPS Design. They’re Scandinavian so the patterns are sometimes hard (for me) to decipher. But if you’re confident in your Knit or Crochet skills and/or are Intermediate to Advanced it should be fine! DROPS Yarn is also hard to find in the U.S. but NordicMart.com carries them online! Read on for more adorable patterns. Patterns are free and some are for Knit and some are for Crochet.

(more…)

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Pattern: 11 Baby Blankets

Jul 11

Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs

Are these blankie patterns especially gorgeous or what?! Some are classic modern, some nostalgic, some fancy. All lovely designs whatever your preference. Love DROPS. All are free and in either Knit or Crochet depending on the pattern. All patterns in this post by DROPS Design. Read on for more lovely patterns.

(more…)

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Pattern: 9 Heirloom Baby Toys

Jul 02

Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs Drops Designs

Love, Love, LOVE all these patterns by Garn Studio AS! . They are my favorite Knit or Crochet designers around hands down. Free or paid! Sometimes the patterns are a bit hard to follow (Scandinavian) and their yarns aren’t carried anywhere in the U.S. … However, if you’re an Intermediate/Advanced Knitter or Crocheter you’ll be able to make sense of these patterns. You can also find their yarns online through NordicMart.com. There are no brick and mortar stores in the U.S. that carry Drops (except for one in California!). Read on for more patterns.

(more…)

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Free Patterns: Summertime Knits

Jun 17

Debbie Bliss Pattern LOOK at this Awesome Knit Tie !!!! ======>

This tie can take your guy (or smartly dressed gal) from Summer right into Fall!

The Lace Collar is gorg and the little Reversible Bag looks perfect for slipping your Mac Air and some files and folders in before tucking into your actual bag. The cable pattern on the White Scarf or Snood is gorg too. And White Top, oo lala.

Today’s Summertime Knits are from Debbie Bliss Yarns. They gave their website a facelift, look niiice. I raided their free patterns for some inspiration. There weren’t many, and not all are for Summer, but they are great small, summer projects.

Debbie Bliss Pattern Debbie Bliss Pattern Debbie Bliss Pattern Debbie Bliss Pattern Debbie Bliss Pattern Debbie Bliss Pattern

Patterns on This Page:
Moss Stitch Tie by Debbie Bliss
Egg Cozy by Debbie Bliss
Reversible Bag by Debbie Bliss
Lace Collar by Debbie Bliss
Hat by Debbie Bliss
White Scarf by Debbie Bliss
Cutaway Top by Debbie Bliss

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Pattern: Ski Hat with Giant Pompom 2.0

Nov 25

Ski Hat with Pompom Ski Hat with Pompom

I upgraded my Ski Hat with Giant Pompom pattern by adding a basic ribbed brim. Oh, what a difference! The simple 1×1 Rib gives it some extra length and style for a more finished look. I now love the way it has just the right amount of sag to the top!

Ski Hat with Giant PompomOriginal Ski Hat with Giant Pompom

Pattern:
The full pattern is in my previous post here. Follow the entire pattern from beginning to end. After you’ve completed the pattern, continue by following these additional instructions:

Pick up the stitches on the back loops (the ones facing the inside of hat) of your last completed row. Pick up 1 additional stitch. You should have 82 stitches on your needle (half the number of stitches in the original pattern plus 1).

Rounds 1-36: K1, P1 until end of round.

Bind off loosely to allow for stretch in the ribbing. Fold up and wear! :)

Done!

  • Tumblr
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us