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!

· 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

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)
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

(make 2)
CO6 in brown
2.*kfb* along(12sts)
4.*kfb, k1* along (18sts)
6.*kfb, k2* along (24sts)
8.*kfb, k3* along (30sts)
10.*kfb, k4* along (36sts)

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.

Step 2.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.

Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.

Step 4.
Sew together the areas indicated by the red dotted lines.

Step 5.
With the black dotted edges folded inwards, pin together the top edge of the white coloums and sew together.

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

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.

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

CookieStep 1.
Sew together the row ends of the biscuit top

To achieve an invisible seam with garter stitch sew together using the following method:

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:

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


Minttusuklaa H said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern! It´s super cute, I´m gonna knit it when the summer begins. ^_^ I love all of your pattern!


Anonymous said...

This might be an iditotic question, but are your critters all knit on DPN or stright needles? I love your patterns and so grateful you are sharing them with us. And I can't wait to try them! Just curious which needles I need to use. :D

Unknown said...

hey Punky, all my patterns are knit on straight needles as i'm hopeless with dpn's and can't use them to save myself. however the pattern can be easily adapted to dpn's if you hate all the seaming.
The milk and cookie pattern has to be knit on straight needles as it takes it shape by folding and seaming at the end.
hope that helps.
Raynor x

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I thought so but wanted to check. I am anti-DPN so I can thrilled there are patterns for those of us who shy away from them. LOL :)

Emma's Land of Cupcakes said...

wow! the milk is such a good idea!
I cant wait to give it a go, thanks for adding the pattern!

Unknown said...

this is so adorable! im going to try it when i get better..have not long started you see! x

Tamara said...

SO cute! I linked to you on my blog this morning:

Thanks for sharing your patterns!