Sunday, November 2, 2008

Knitted Cat Bookmark - knitting pattern (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Beginner Knitters
knitted cat, knitted bookmark
Something cute and something useful for fans of reading - knitted cat bookmarks. A purrfect unique gift for the cat/book lover ;o) It worked up quite quickly (some hours) and quite easy to knit, using mostly stockinette stitches to create the item. It measures about 30 cm length (about 12 inches).
All pieces of the bookmark are knitted flat.
What you need to make:
MATERIALS:
Straight needles size 2 1/2 (3mm)
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted in brown and beige.
Black yarn to embroider for nose, mouth, eyes and claws and to make whiskers. Pink yarn to embroider soles.
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Tapestry needle
Stitch holder

This pattern is for personal and non-commercial use only. It is for US$ 5.00. It will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.

Cat Bookmark
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hare Finger Puppets - free knitting pattern


All kids love simple toys. The hare finger puppets are easy to knit, easy to carry around in your pocket toys. They are super useful to take with on long trips with your kids.
Hare Finger Puppets are made from very small amounts of yarn. They measure about 9 cm (3,5 inch).

PATTERN
The body is worked in the round. No ugly seams and you have only to make few other things to finish your knitting.
Body
Cast on 14 stitches. Distribute among 4 needles and join. Place marker.
Rnds 1- 20: K all sts
Break yarn. Thread it through sts left on knitting needles, pull to gather tightly, then fasten off.

Ears (make in one piece) Knit flat. Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: K1, M1, K1, M1, K1 (5 sts)
Row 2 :
Row 3: K1, M1, K3, M1, K1 (7 sts)
Rows 4 - 19: st st (16 rows)
Row 20: K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)
Row 21:
Row 22: K1, K2tog, K1 (3sts)
Row 23:
Cast off and block. Fold ear in half and than saw to top of head.

Tail: Using white thread sew hare’s tail. on opposite side of puppet body. (Satin stitch).

Nose, eyes and mouth: Satin stitch make a pink nose. Using black thread make mouth with one 1ong stitch coming down from bottom of nose and 2 long stitches at the bottom of the first, one on each side. Sew eyes. Distance between eyes is 1 stitch.

By purchasing our patterns:
1. You are granted permission by us to use the knitting instructions for your personal use, charity and knitting pleasure.
2. You agree to use the file and any print-outs of its contents for personal use only.
3. Re-selling or sharing of the file or its contents, either in whole or part, is not permitted.
4. You may not sell the finished toys made from the pattern.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tom the knitted Bear - knitting pattern on DPNs (knitted round) (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Knitters
knitted bear, knitted teddy bear
Tom Bear is made from quite small amounts of yarn. You can choose to make teddy in the seated position or standing up. Both are worked in the way.

He measures: sitting about 17 cm (6,7 inch), standing: 28 cm (11 inch). All pieces are knitted in round.
What you need to knit him:
MATERIALS:
Double pointed needles (DPNs) size 2 1/2 (3mm) and straight needles No 4 (3,5 mm)
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted in brown and gold, green and orange yarn for his sweater, 2 buttons.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.

The pattern is for personal and non-commercial use only. The pattern isn't free. It is for US$ 5.00. It will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.
Tom Teddy Bear
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pumpkin and hare’s pumpkin suit (for customers)


Yes, the hare is a pumpkin now! A pumpkin suit is always the hit of Fall season. Sure, hares look cute already, but they look even cuter when dressed up in adorable clothes :o). The clothes fit for a baby doll measures 20 cm (8 inch) high, in waist 18 cm (7 inch) too.
The pattern include pumpkin suit, green sweater and pumpkin. The hare pattern is available separately.
Attention: If you requested any our Hare pattern you get the suit pattern for free. Just mail us: in the request write your details, which you used when you requested any our hare pattern.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Faye Knitted Bear - knitting pattern (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Beginner Knitters
knitted bear, knitted teddy bear
knitted bear, knitted teddy bear
The pattern includes two ways of knit bear's ears - common look or fancy look. Choose your favorite look of them :o)) Faye bear measures: sitting about 12 cm (4,7 inch), standing: 18 cm (7 inch).All pieces of the toy are knitted flat.
What you need to make:
MATERIALS:
Straight needles (or cilcural) size 2 1/2 (3mm)
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted in brown and grey, any color yarn for his sweater.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.

The pattern includes 5 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the bear and her sweater. It will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.

Faye Bear
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hare Girl in booties, knitted rabbit - knitting pattern (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Knitters
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
Here is a knitted hare girl. She is a great toys for all ages. We hope you enjoy making her. The Hare Girl measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears. All pieces of the toy are knitted flat.
What you need to make:
MATERIALS:
Straight needles (or circular) size 2 (2.75mm)
Crochet hook, size 2.50 mm
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted : for hare’s body – brown, grey, yellow or other, any color yarn for clothes and booties.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.

The pattern includes 6 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the hare girl, her dress, pantalets and sack.

 It will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.

Hare Girl
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sailor Hare, knitted rabbit - knitting pattern (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Beginner Knitters
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
Here is a cute knitted Sailor Hare - a great friend for you, for your kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces or for your friends. He will be happy to keep you company. We hope you enjoy making him.
Sailor Hare measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears. All pieces of hare are knitted flat.
MATERIALS:
Straight needles (or circural) size 2 (2.75mm)
Leftovers in brown for hare’s body, blue, navy and white yarn for clothes. Black yarn to embroider for nose, mouth and eyes
2 buttons
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.
We use:
25 g of acrylic in brown (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in white (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in denim (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)
5 g of acrylic in blue (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)

The pattern includes 6 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the hare sailor, his sweater and overalls.
Copy of the pattern will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.

Sailor Hare
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Little Hare Boy, knitted rabbit (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Knitters
knitted bunny, knitted rabbit
knitted bunny, knitted rabbit, knitted toy
Have you any leftover yarn? Sure, you have! So you can start to knit the Little Hare Boy. He can become a good friend for you, for your kids or for your friends. He will be happy to keep you company. We hope you enjoy making him. Little Hare Boy measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears.
This pattern includes 6 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the hare boy, his sweater and overalls. All pieces of the toy are knitted flat.
What do you need to knit the hare?
MATERIALS:
Needles size 2 (2.75mm)
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted in brown for hare’s body, any color yarn for clothes.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.
We use:
25 g of acrylic in brown (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in white (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in denim (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)
Black yarn to embroider for nose, mouth and eyes
2 buttons
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

Copy of the pattern will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.

Hare Boy
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Flower Power Elephants - free knitting pattern


Here are two ways how to knit Flower Power Elephants - round and flat.


Here is a pattern for a funny knitted elephant. The pattern is for free. It would be great a “happy back to school day” surprise for your kid or just something to knit in between bigger projects :o).
The elephant toys are knitted in round on double pointed needles. They knit up quickly and is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn.

Round version

Body, head, trunk and tail (in one piece):
Cast on 8 stitches leaving a long end for an elephant tail. Distribute among 4 needles and join. Place marker.
Rnd 1: K
Rnd 2: (K1, M1) x 8 (16 sts)
Rnds 3 - 4: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 5: (K2, M1) x 8 (24 sts)
Rnds 6 – 7: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 8: (K3, M1) x 8 (32 sts)
Rnds 9 - 11: K (3 rounds)
Rnd 12: (K4, M1) x 8 (40 sts)
Rnds 13 – 32: K (20 rounds)
Rnd 33: (K3, K2tog) x 8 (32 sts)
Rnd 34-35-36: K
Rnd 37: (K2, k2tog) x 8 (24 sts)
Rnd 38 - 39: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 40: (K4, k2tog) x4 (20 sts)
Rnds 41- 43: K (3 rounds)
Rnd 44: (K3, k2tog) x 4 (16 sts)
Rnds 45 – 69: K (25 rounds)
Cast off loosely and cut yarn. Stuff with fiberfill , pull the body firmly, and then very lightly stuff the trunk. Then tie the trunk in 4 places (see photo).

From a cast on leaving long end make elephant tail - with a hook (5 chain stitches, break yarn). Sew the hole under the tail.

Ears (make two pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew ears to head. They are knitted with garter stitch, flat.
Rows 1-3: K (3 rows)
Row 4: Sl1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 sts)
Rows 5 – 7: K (3 rows)
Row 8: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K 2 (12 sts)
Row 9: K
Row 10: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 sts)
Row 11: K
Row 12: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2 (8 sts)
Row 13: K
Row 14: (K2tog) x 4 (4 sts)
Cast off. Cut yarn leaving a long end.

Legs (make four pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew the leg to body. Distribute among 4 needles and join.
Rnd 1 - 5: K (5 rounds)
Cut yarn leaving a long end. Thread it through sts left on knitting needles, pull to gather tightly, then fasten off. Weave in ends (not the CO tail – use that for sewing arm onto body). Stuff with fiberfill and sew to the body.

FINISHING
Sew legs to the body using yarn end left when casting on.
Sew ears on head, making sure both sides of CO edge are held flat against each other.
Embroider the eyes and flowers on Elephant’s body.

Bow
Cast on 6 sts and knit garter stitch (all stitches K) 13 rows. In every row don’t knit the first stitch, slip it only - than the edge of it looks neat. Cast off. Add the bow to elephant's head.

Flat version

Body, head, trunk and tail (in one piece):
Cast on 9 stitches, leaving a long end for elephant tail.
Row 1: P.
Row 2: (K1, M1) x 8. K1 (17 sts)
Row 3 – 5: st st (3 rows)
Row 6: (K2, M1) x 8, K1 (25 sts)
Rows 7 – 9: st st (3 rows)
Row 10: (K3, M1) x 8, K1 (33 sts)
Rows 11 – 13: st st (3 rows)
Row 14: (K4, M1) x 8, K1 (41 sts)
Rows 15 – 29: st st (15 rows)
Row 30: (K3, K2tog) x 8, K1 (33 sts)
Rows 31 – 33: st st (3 rows)
Row 34: (K2, K2tog) x 8, K1 (25 sts)
Rows 35 – 37: st st (3 rows)
Row 38: (K3, K2tog) x 5 (20 sts)
Rows 39 – 41: st st (3 rows)
Row 42: (K3, K2tog) x 4 (16 sts)
Rows 43 – 67: st st (25 rows).

Cast off loosely and cut off yarn. Sew up body, stuffing as you sew. Body stuff firmly, and trunk - lightly. Then tie the trunk in 4 places (see photo).

Using crochet hook make a tail from cast on leaving long end (5 chain stitches. Cut yarn.

Ears (make two pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew ears to head.
Rows 1 – 3: K
Row 4: Sl 1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 sts)
Rows 5 – 7: K (3 rows)
Row 8: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2 (12 sts)
Row 9: K
Row 10: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 sts)
Row 11: K
Row 12: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2 (8 sts)
Row 13: K
Row 14: (K2tog) x 4 (4 sts)
Cast off. Cut yarn leaving a long end.

Legs (make four pieces)
Cast on 13 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew the leg to body.
Start from P row: 5 rows st st.
Cut yarn. Thread it through sts left on knitting needles, pull to gather tightly, then fasten off. Join row ends of the leg, leaving the top edge open. Stuff with fiberfill and sew to the body.

Embroider the eyes and flowers on Elephant’s body.

FINISHING
Sew ears on head, making sure both sides of cast on edge are held flat against each other.

Bow
Cast on 6 sts and knit garter stitch (all stitches K) 13 rows. In every row don’t knit the first stitch, slip it only - than the edge of it looks neat. Cast off.



By using our free patterns:
1. You are granted permission by us to use the knitting instructions for your personal use, charity and knitting pleasure.
2. You agree to use the file and any print-outs of its contents for personal use only.
3. Re-selling or sharing of the file or its contents, either in whole or part, is not permitted.
4. You may not sell the finished toys made from the pattern.

Anna was kind enough to translate the pattern into German. Thank you very much, Anna!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

ORDER INFO and Terms of Use

Please read this information before ordering.
Our patterns are written in English.
We are from Poland, that is why sometimes the front page of PayPal website is in Polish.  But if you log in to your PayPal account (even though the front page has a different language) it should be English.

Terms of Use our patterns.
By purchasing our patterns:
1. You are granted permission by us to use the knitting instructions for your personal use, charity and knitting pleasure.
2. You agree to use the file and any print-outs of its contents for personal use only.
3. Re-selling or sharing of the file or its contents, either in whole or part, is not permitted.
4. You must not email the pattern to anyone else. That is a violation of copyright.
5. You must not give as a gift our patterns away if you have not our permission for it. If you wish to give any our pattern as a gift you have to write us e-mail address gifted person. Then we send the gift directly to her (him).
6. Feel free to sell your toys made from our patterns.


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We send copy of requested pattern after we get payment. A requested pattern will be sent to you via e-mail within 24 hours of purchase, but most times within a few hours of purchase. If you don't receive a pattern after 24 hours after payment, please mail us! Tell us about the problem. Sometimes e-mail servers don't work good or our emails, because of attachments, are removed to spam-box.
Please also give allowances for any time differences as we are based in Europe.

Returns: Be careful when you buy patterns. We are offering digital products (PDF files), there is no returns or refunds on purchases. If for some reason you cannot get patterns you requested to download, we will gladly help you in any way to make your purchase complete.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Help with knitting


ABBREVIATIONS
beg - begin[ning]
st - stitch 
CO - cast on
cont - continue[ing]
dpn - double pointed needles[s]
g - grams
K - knit
K2tog - knit two together
m - meter[s]
M1 - Make 1 stitch: make a twisted loop onto the right needle and then knit into it on the next row.
mm - millimeters
P - purl
P2tog - purl two together
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rnd[s] - round[s]
SSK - slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
Sl - slip st 
st st - stockinette stitch 
tog - together
YO - yarn over
(..) - repeat directions between ( ) as many times as indicated

Gauge in DK/Light Worsted (8 ply) (300m/100 g)


YARN TYPES
While many people speak English all over the world, we tend to have different names for the same thing and this is certainly true of yarn types.


Australia/UK
US
Approximate Tensions
2 ply
lace weight
3 ply, 4 ply, 5 ply,
jumper weight
fingering
32 - 26 sts to 4 inches
(10cm)
8 ply, dk, double knit
sport weight -double
knit
22 - 24 sts to 4 inches
10 ply, aran weight
worsted weight
20 sts to 4 inches
12 ply
worsted weight
16 - 18 sts to 4 inches
14 ply
bulky
14 sts to 4 inches

Help with knitting

JOINING TOY PIECES TOGETHER
To sew seams of the toy use a mattress stitch. It is very good choice for sewing almost invisible vertical seams on stockinette stitch.


Pattern says to sew on buttons but no mention of making button holes! 
Clothes for toys are tiny projects and you add small buttons only so there you need not to knit button holes. That is why make buttonholes on loose knits by simply slipping the button through the stitch.


Friday, January 4, 2008

FAQ - knitting

Pattern says to sew on buttons but no mention of making button holes! 
Clothes for toys are tiny projects and you add small buttons only so there you need not to knit button holes. That is why make buttonholes on loose knits by simply slipping the button through the stitch.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the payment methods?
We accept PayPal payment only but you don’t need to have an account to pay via PayPal, you can choose to use a credit or debit card instead. You will given this option when you are redirected to the PayPal page after you have proceeded through checkout.

I would really like your pattern but, when I click through to buy it PayPal, is not in English so I am not sure what to do. Please could you help me?
We are from Poland, that is why sometimes the front page of PayPal website is in Polish.  But if you log in to your PayPal account (even though the front page has a different language) it should be English.

I don’t have a PayPal account. Can I pay for my order by another method?
You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay using PayPal. Simply click the BUY NOW button under pattern you want, and PayPal will walk you through the steps for payment - even if you don't have a PayPal account. You can pay using many different methods including all major credit cards.

What do I do if I lost my pattern which I bought?
If you lost any pattern which you bought at our shop, email us and write details you used when you requested pattern. We will check the transaction and will resend your pattern.

I purchased patterns, but didn't get them!
If you don't receive a pattern after 24 hours after payment, please mail us. Sometimes e-mail servers don't work good or our emails, because of attachments, are removed to spam-box. But please also give allowances for any time differences as we are based in Europe.

What is your refund/return policy?
We are offering digital products (PDF files), there is no returns or refunds on purchases. If for some reason you cannot get patterns you requested to download, we will gladly help you in any way to make your purchase complete.

May I sell my finished toys knitted follow your patterns? 
Feel free to sell your toys made from our patterns which you bought. But you may not sell toys knitted follow our free patterns.

I want to knit for charity. May I use your patterns for this purpose?
Of course, you may.

I want to buy a bunch of patterns. Any bonus?
Yes, we do offer bonus for multiple requests. When you buy 4 patterns or more, you get one more pattern for free (the one whose price at or shop is $5 USD).

I would rather buy a printed version of a pattern than a PDF. Where can I get one?
We are sorry but printed copies of our patterns are not available.

May I share patterns with my friends?
You may use our pattern and any print-outs of its contents for your personal use only. You may not share of pattern your friends. You may make copies of your pattern for yourself only.