Friday, 15 May 2009

Sugar Bunny

 Free Bunny Rabbit Toy Knitting Pattern by Raynor Gellatly.

This pattern has been in my free project pipeline for a long time. The original is a very popular crochet rabbit from the Lions Brand website known as Best Bunny, I think this finished toy is adorable and so sweet hence why I've re-named it as the Sugar Bunny.
This toy was a huge hit with my one year old, she swiped it as soon as I had finished it off. however my two year old also wanted to give it hugs so it looks like i'll have to be knitting up more already. At least it has the official child seal of approval!
As always I love seeing the variety of toys people come up from my patterns so I'd love to see these adorable little bunnies knit in a whole array of colours, and remember to show off you work on the knitted toy box group.

This pattern is now available in Spanish thank to the wonderful Hatsuka for taking time to translate. Click here for Spanish translation.



Materials
· Set of 3.25mm needles (UK size 10, US size 3)
· Yarn needle
· Toy stuffing

Yarn colours · Cream
· Pink

Yarn weight: Double knitting/ worsted weight

Gauge: not important but make it tight so stuffing doesn’t show through

Finished measurements: approx 6" tall

Click here for my abbrevation list

HEAD
CO6 in cream
1. purl
2. *Kfb* along (12sts)
3. Purl
4. *Kfb, k1* along (18st)
5. Purl
6. *Kfb, k2* along (24st)
7. Purl
8. *Kfb, k3* along (30st)
9-13. St-st 5 rows (start with purl)
14. *K2tog, k3* along (24st)
15. Purl
16. *K2tog, k2* along (18st)
17. Purl
18. *K2tog, k1* along (12st)
19. Purl
20. *K2tog* along (6st)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed stopping halfway to add eyes and embroider on a nose and fill with stuffing. Close remaining opening and secure any loose yarn ends.


BODY
CO 6 sts in cream
1. purl
2. *kfb* along (12sts)
3. purl
4. *k1, kfb* along (18sts)
5. purl
6. *k2, kfb* along (24sts)
7. purl
8. *k3, kfb* along (30sts)
9-13. St-St 5 rows (start with purl)
14. *K2tog, k3* along (24sts)
15. Purl
16. Knit
17. Purl
18. *K2tog, k2* along (18sts)
19. Purl
20. Knit
21. Purl
22. *K2tog, k1* along (12sts)
23. Purl
24. BO

BO remaining stitches leaving a long tail. Use tail to mattress stitch the body closed stopping halfway to fill with stuffing. Continue to mattress stitch until you reach the cast on stitches. Draw the yarn through the cast off stitches, pull tightly and secure. Weave in any leftover yarn ends.

EARS (make 2) Cast on 4 in pink
1. purl
2. knit
3. purl
4. *Kfb, k1* along (6st)
5. purl
6. knit
7. purl
8. *Kfb, k2* along (8st)
9. purl
10. knit
11. purl
12. *Kfb, k3* along (10st)
13. purl
14. knit
15. purl
16. *Kfb, k4* along (12st)
17. purl
18. knit
19. purl
20. *Kfb, k5* along (14st)
21-29. (begin with purl) St-st 9 rows
30. BO (leaving a long yarn tail about 13")

Fold the ear in half width-wise so the row ends meet. use the long yarn tail to whipstich together all the row ends and then leave the long yarn tail to sew the BO stitches to the head.

LEGS (make 2)
CO 6 sts in cream
1-5. st-st for 5 rows (start with purl)
6. *kfb* along (12sts)
7. Purl
8. Knit
Change to pink 9. Purl
10. Knit
11. Purl
12. k2tog along (6sts)

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail to mattress stitch the row end together. Stop halfway and lightly fill with stuffing. Continue up to the cast on stitches, then leave a long tail to sew onto body.

ARMS (make 2)
Cast on 6 in cream
1-7. st-st 7 rows

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail to mattress stitch the row end together. Stop halfway and lightly fill with stuffing. Continue up to the cast on stitches, then draw through all the cast on stitches to give a drawstring effect, pull tightly and secure and leave a long tail to sew onto body.

TAIL
CO 6 sts in cream
1. purl
2. *kfb* along (12sts)
3. Purl
4. Knit
5. Purl
6. k2tog around (6sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed stopping halfway to fill with stuffing. Close remaining opening leaving a long tail to sew onto body.
♥ Raynor

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Saturday, 2 May 2009

Milk & Cookies

 Free Milk & Cookie Toy Knitting Pattern by Raynor Gellatly.

Ok apologies first off since it has been forever since I posted a pattern on this blog, I've had loads that I want to make into free patterns but being a bit of a procrastinator I never get around to it.
Anyway this is one of my original patterns that I no longer have for sale and it's just sitting away looking lonely as there is nobody to make these little guys. And oh do you want to make these because the only two words to describe them are SUPA KAWAII!!

The little heart in the picture was created using the mochi mochi land free heart pattern which you can find by clicking here. Whilst your there have a look at Anna's other patterns both for free and for sale because she is an amazingly talented designer, I love the randomness of her work.

The milk also reminds me of milky the little carton from the Blur 'coffee and tv' music video, so if you know anyone who is a milky fan then knit one up for them.
My usual copyright blurb still stands for these little fellows, i.e go forth and multiply them, even sell them but show the love and don't sell the pattern.

So here's the pattern go and grab your needles and knit up the greatest love story ever told!




Materials
· Set of 3.25mm needles (UK size 10, US size 3)
· Yarn needle
· Toy Stuffing
· Scissors
· 5mm Toy safety eyes (optional)

Yarn colours
· Blue
· White
· Brown
· Scraps of black and pink yarn/thread if embroidering the eyes and mouth and cheeks

Yarn weight: Double knitting (DK)

Gauge: not important but make it tight so stuffing doesn’t show through

Finished measurements: Milk is approx. 6” tall, 3” wide
Cookie is approx 2” wide, 1” tall

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MILK
PhotobucketCast on 20 st in white
1. Purl
2-27. St-st for 26 rows
28. Purl
Change to blue yarn
29. Purl
Keep your work facing on the right side (do not turn)
Cast on 60 sts in blue (80sts)
30. *k19, p1* three times, k20
31. P20, *k1, p19* three times
32 -37. Repeat rows 30 and 31 three more times (8 rows in total)
Change to white yarn
38-39. Repeat rows 30 and 31
40-44. For the next 5 rows follow the pattern below (you may need to click on the picture to see the full chart)
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White square: use white yarn
Blue square: use blue yarn
Red square: on an odd row indicates a purl, on an even row indicates a knit

45-66. Repeat rows 30 and 31 for 22 rows
67. Knit across

For the following rows the stitches in black indicate where the white yarn should be used and the stitches in blue indicate where the blue yarn should be used.

68. P1, k17, p2, k19, p1, p1, k17, p2, k20
69. P20, k2, p16, k1, p1, k1, p19, k2, p16, k1, p1
70. K1, p1, k16, p2, k19, p1, k1, p1, k16, p2, k20
71. P20, k1, p1, k1, p14, k1, p2, k1, p19, k1, p1, k1,p14, k1, p2
72. K3, p1, k12, p1, k2, p1, k19, p1, k3, p1, k12, p1, k2, p1, k20
73. P20, k1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p3, k1, p19, k1, p2, k1, p12, k1, p3
74. K4, p1, k10, p1, k3, p1, k19, p1, K4, p1, k10, p1, k3, p1, k20
75. P20, k1, p4, k1, p8, k1, p5, k1, p19, k1, p4, k1, p8, k1, p5
76. K5, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k19, p1, K5, p1, k8, p1, k4, p1, k20
77. P20, k1, p5, k1, p6, k1, p6, k1, p19, k1, p5, k1, p6, k1, p6
78. K7, p1, k4, p1, k6, p1, k19, p1, K7, p1, k4, p1, k6, p1, k20
79. P20, k1, p6, k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p19, k1, p6, k1, p4, k1, p7
80. K8, p1, k2, p1, k7, p1, k19, p1, K8, p1, k2, p1, k7, p1, k20
81. P20, k1, p8, k2, p9, k1, p19, k1, p8, k2, p9
82. BO 60 st, p20 (20 sts)
Continue with all blue yarn
83-87. st-st 5 rows
88. Purl
89-93. st-st 5 rows
94. BO remaining stitches


COOKIE
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Biscuit
(make 2)
CO6 in brown
1.knit
2.*kfb* along(12sts)
3.knit
4.*kfb, k1* along (18sts)
5.knit
6.*kfb, k2* along (24sts)
7.knit
8.*kfb, k3* along (30sts)
9.knit
10.*kfb, k4* along (36sts)
11.knit
12.BO

Filling
Cast on 33 with white
1-3. Garter stitch 3 rows
4. BO

Seaming Schematics
MilkThe black dotted lines in the diagram represent areas which should be folded. The following steps should be carried out with the right side facing towards you. Use whip stitch for all the steps apart from step 7 where mattress stitch is used.

Step 1.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.
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Step 2.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.
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Step3.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.
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Step 4.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.
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Step 5.
With the black dotted edges folded inwards, pin together the top edge of the white coloums and sew together.
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Step 6.
Now take the extended blue flap and fold over the middle, then sew down both vertical edges. Then sew the horizontal edge against the diagonal edge as indicated by the red dotted lines
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The top of the toy should now be looking like a folded milk carton top.
At this point you may like to add the facial features.

Step 7.
Sew together the two row ends indicated by the red dotted lines using mattress stitch for invisible seaming.
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At this stage you may like to stuff the toy with polyester toy stuffing for a squishy effect or foam wadding so the finished toy has more structure.

Step 8.
Sew the remaining white edges to the bottom edges of the blue rows as indicated by the red dotted lines
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CookieStep 1.
Sew together the row ends of the biscuit top
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To achieve an invisible seam with garter stitch sew together using the following method:
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Join the bottom loop of one row and join it to the top loop of the corresponding row. Follow the diagram for direction. Unlike the diagram the seam must be pulled together as it is worked.

Once the biscuit pieces have been seamed into circles, then attached facial features to one of the biscuit pieces.

Step 2.
Take the filling row and sew together the row ends to make a hoop.

Step 3.
Take the hoop and pin the cast on edge to the wrong side of the bottom biscuit piece. Sew the edges to the biscuit piece.

Step 4.
Take a small amount of polyester toy filling and place it in the little cup of the bottom biscuit and filling piece. A bird’s eye view of cookie should look like this:
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Step 5.
Take the top biscuit piece with the face, top side up and pin it to the bind off edge of the filling hoop.
Sew the edges of the filling to the biscuit piece.

Other Information
• If you wish the toy to be for a child under 3 years old or for a pet, I strongly recommend that you embroider on any features to reduce any choking hazard.
• If you fill the whole milk with saftey stuffing the toy is very squishy and won't keep its shape for too long unless its only used for display, if you prefer it to have more ridity then filling it with blocks of foam may be better.
• For a variation on the milk try knitting it in pink for strawberry milk, yellow for banana milk or brown for chocolate milk.
♥ Raynor