Saturday, January 31, 2015

Brianna Romper



Good morning everyone and welcome to 2015!

Wow this month has been insane crazy! On January 7th we welcomed a new addition to the family with the safe arrival of our boy Jackson. He is super sweet and smooshy and adorable and I could sit forever gazing into his deep eyes. Fair to say I am very much in love, as are daddy and the girls. We've had a bit of a rough ride with an extended hospital stay and I've been quite ill. Throw in the girls going back to school next week and woah busy times!

 


I am however pleased to be able to get January's pattern up, even if it is on the last day of the month. PHEW Made it!
I havn't second tested this one, so if there are any mistakes apologies in advance and I'll sort them if they come up.

This little romper is super sweet and a joy to make. It will fit a bub of 24 weeks gestation. I havn't tried it in DK weight yet, but I suspect of you used it, it would be closer to perhaps 30 weeks. Made with 4ply, it is very light and has beautiful drape. I used Dianella by Panda which is a 100% bamboo yarn, Oh have I told you how much I LOVE bamboo yarn? MMMMM!

I know a lot of you have requested more specific instructions on some patterns (particularly more images and stitch count) so I will go back through them all when I have some time and update.
For those of you who don't Follow me on Facebook this year I won't be adding one pattern a week. With a new babba it is unrealistic to put that much pressure on myself, so I am hoping one prem and one non prem pattern a month, but we will see how we roll. As always, have a gentle day <3




You will need:

4ply/fingering weight yarn in a main and contrasting colour. I used Dianella by Panda for the pink.
3mm hook
sewing needle
2 buttons

With pink yarn

1: ch36, in the 2nd chain from hook dc, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (52)

2: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across (52)

3: ch3, turn, *dc in the first 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (69)

4: ch3, turn, dc across

Change to white yarn

5: ch1, turn, sc in the first 10 stitches, skip 12 stitches, ch3, sc in the next 25 stitches, ch3, skip 12 stitches, sc in the last 10 stitches. (51, including chains)

Change to pink yarn

6-7: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch and chain across

Change to white yarn

8: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Change to pink yarn

9-12: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across

13: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across, join to the 1st dc.

14-15: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch around, join.

16: ch3, turn, dc in the first 25 stitches, skip the rest and join to the 1st dc. One leg created. (25)

17-20: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

21: ch3, *dc in the first 2 stitches, dc2tg*, repeat around, join. (19)

22-23: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

Change to white yarn

24: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

25: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

Finish off.


Second leg:

26: Join pink yarn to the 1st unused stitch on round 16, ch3, dc in the same stitch, and in the next 24 stitches, join.

Repeat from 17-25 to complete the second leg.


Sleeves

1: Join white yarn to the first unused stitch of round 4, ch1, and sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches (12)

2: ch1, turn, (sc, ch4, sc) in each of the 12 stitches across. End off.


Repeat for the second sleeve.


Flower for front of romper

With white yarn

1: ch2, hdc 7 times in the first chain, join.

2: ch1, (sc, ch4, sc) in each of the 7 stitches around, join. Sew a button in the middle of the flower, then attach the flower to the front of the romper.


Attach 2 buttons to the back of the romper for closing.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Deer Antlers - Free pattern




Good morning everyone!
Today's pattern comes with a little festive cheer. Last week my youngest, Miss M walked out from her room with... Well...  Like this!


Yes, she sticky taped antlers on her head. While I admire her creativity, sticky tape on ones head isn't ideal, especially when you have hair stuck in it. So in comes mamma with a promise to make some antlers, that don't involve taking your eyebrows off when you remove them! Could these have been a little neater? Sure! But you know what, we're not fussed about being super neat. Miss M LOVES her antlers and has proudly worn them every day since, I guess we'll call that a win hey! I hope your little ones enjoy these as much as mine do!



You will need
Worsted Weight yarn in 2 different browns (DK works just as well). (Use the lighter of the 2 for the ears)
4.5mm hook
Headband
Sewing needle

Main Antler Piece - Make 2
1: ch2, sc into 1st chain 6 times, place marker
2-14: sc in each stitch around (6)
15: 2sc in each front loop around (12) Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Smaller Piece - Make 2
1: ch2, sc in the first chain 5 times, place marker
2-5: sc in each stitch around (5)
6: hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch
7: ch1, turn, repeat row 6. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing to main antler. Attach to the antler pointing inwards.

Band Cover
1: ch2, sc in the first chain 6 times
2+ sc in each stitch around continually until the tube is 3 inches shorter then your headband. End off and slide over your headband. You should have 1.5 inches left on each end uncovered so it can tuck behind the ears easily. Weave in all ends.

Sew antlers onto the headband.

Ears - Make 2
1: ch2, sc 6 times into the 1st chain, join. (6)
2: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next*, repeat around (9)
3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around (12)
4-5: ch2, hdc around, join.
End off leaving a long tail. Pinch the bottom of the ear in half and sew together before sewing onto the headband.