Friday, 26 September 2008

Sleepy Puppy

 Free Puppy Dog Toy Knitting Pattern by Raynor Gellatly.

Hello all, I'm back again with another new pattern for you. Thank you to all the suggestions for new patterns made on my last post, you've all given me plenty on inspiration for what toys you guys are after. I'm busy working on patterns for my etsy shop at the moment but when I get some free time I'll try and get to work on your requests.

This little guy was a request of a fantastic lady called Faye who follows my patterns. She likes to knit toys for charity, so i was more than happy to oblige. He reminds me of Amineko (crochet cat), with his sleepy little eyes.
As usual he is knit on straight needles and seamed but if you know how to knit on DPN's then it I strongly suggest you do this as the arms and legs are quite fiddly.
So knit a snuggle buddy for the little ones in your life. I'd love to see more knit in different colours, and remember to share them on the knitted toy box flickr group.






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

Yarn colours
· Blue
· White
· black scraps

Yarn weight: Double knitting/ worsted weight

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

Finished measurements: approx 8" tall

Head
CO6 in blue
1. purl
2. Kfb (12sts)
3. Purl
4. *Kfb, k1* along (18st)
5. Purl
6. *Kfb, k2* along (24st)
7. Purl
8. *Kfb, k3* along (30st)
9-15. St-st 7 rows (start with purl)
16. *K2tog, k3* along (24st)
17. Purl
18. *K2tog, k2* along (18st)
19. Purl
20 *K2tog, k1* along (12st)
21. Purl
22. *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 embroider on the eyes and fill with stuffing. Close remaining opening and secure any loose yarn ends.

Muzzle
Co8 in white
1. Purl
2. *Kfb, k1* along (12sts)
3. Purl
4. *Kf, k1* along (18sts)
5. Purl
6. Knit
7. Purl
8. *K2tog, k1* along (12 sts)
9. Purl
10. *K2tog* along (6st)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure. At this stage you might want to embroider on a nose. Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed stopping half way to stuff and then continue until you reach the cast on stitches and stop. Use the remaining yarn tarn to sew the cast on stitches to the head.

BodyCO 10 in blue
1. Purl
2. Knit
3. Purl
4. *Kfb, k4* along(12sts)
5. Purl
6. *Kfb, k1* along (18st)
7. Purl
8. Knit
9. Purl
10 *Kfb, k2* along (24st)
11. Purl
12. *Kfb, k3* along (30sts)
13-19. St-st 7 rows (start with purl)
20. *K2tog, k3* along (24sts)
21. Purl
22. *K2tog, k2* along (18st)
23. Purl
24. *K2tog, k1* along (12st)
25. Purl
26. *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 fill with stuffing. Close remaining opening and secure any loose yarn ends.

Legs (make 2)
Co8 in blue
1-19. st-st 19 rows (start with purl)
Change to white20. *kfb* along (16st)
21-25. St-st 5 rows (start with purl)
26. *K2tog, k2* along (12sts)
27. Purl
28 *K2tog* along (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 and secure any loose yarn ends.

Arms (make 2)
CO6 in blue
1-11. st-st 11 rows (start with purl)
Change to white
12. *kfb* along (12st)
13-15. St-st 3 rows (start with purl)
16. *K2tog* along (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 and secure any loose yarn ends.

Ears
CO3 in blue
1.Knit
2. *Kfb* along (6sts)
3. Knit
4. *Kfb* along (12st)
5-13. Garter stitch 9 rows
14. BO
Fold the ears in half width-wise across the bind off stitches and whipstitch the row ends together.

Tail
Co8
1-5. St-st 5 rows (start with purl) For a longer tail change this to st-st for 11 rows
6. *K2tog* along (4st)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches and pull tightly and secure.Use tail to mattress stitch row ends closed.
Finishing
  • Attach the muzzle to the head by stitching the cast on stitches of the muzzle to the front part of the head, under the eyes.
  • Attach one ear to each side of the head with the BO stitches against the head.
  • Attach arms, legs and tail to the body.
Additional Info
  • You can use plastic pellets to fill the bottom of the hands, feet and body to add some weight to the dog, however its not recommended that you give a toy with plastic pellets to a baby or young child.
  • Add small magnets to the dogs hands and feet before seaming, so that it can 'cling'.

♥ Raynor Online Knitting Class
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