Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Knit bib and crocheted baby toy

These are really simple patterns that I just made up as I went along. Anyone could likely just look at these and make them without even reading further :)



Cabled Bib (knit)

Size 9 needles
Worsted weight cotton yarn
Tapestry needle

Cast on 30

P1, K4, P1 - K2, P2 across - P1, K4, P1 (front)

K1, P4, K1 - P2, K2 across - K1, P4, K1 (back)

Continue with the P1, K4 cable, P1 on either side of the K2, P2 ribbing for 5 rows (ending with a back side row)

Cross the 2 by 2 cable every other knit row, stockinette after 5 rows of ribbing

Continue until bib is square, end with K2, P2 ribbing for 5 rows

Cast off 24 stitches, continue right side cable - P1, K4, P1

Continue until neck strap is 1" less than desired length, knit button hole (2 stitches)

Finish two more rows, cast off, weave in ends


To make button: http://www.ehow.com/how_4862520_make-yarn-buttons.html

I used plastic from some packaging and cut it to my desired diameter instead of buying rings. Stitch it on, and voila!



Ring Toy (crochet)

Size F hook
Worsted weight cotton yarn
Tapestry needle

Ch 6

Join together to form circle

Sc in front loops only until piece is approximately 6" long (or until yarn pattern repeats evenly)

Fasten off, stitch together to form circle with tapestry needle, weave in ends

3 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are still posting. You have some wonderful ideas. Hope you had a nice holiday. Baby girl sure is getting big!

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  2. oh! I got it. At first I was thinking, "ch 6?, crochet until about 6 inches? How can that work? It's not making sense!" =0D I'm such a dork. I now see the chain 6 grows into the 6 inch length. oh man, I kill myself. You's can see how my brain was off on that one. LOL

    I really like this toy, never saw such a neat crochet idea! It makes me think of my wood carving days. We used to carve an interlocking chain, that looked just like the above pic, from a chunk of pine board. Thank You So Much for sharing and for bringing back fond memories! Pam

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  3. the knit pattern for the bib makes little sense, can you clean that up?

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