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Newborn baby hat and bootsies!

My aunt is having a baby and so I was wondering what I should knit and have decided on this. Cute, isn’t it?

I’ve been making lots of socks lately. I wonder why?

Free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!

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Free Knitting Pattern
Hat and Booties

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 10117AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

SIZE: 3-6 mos

CORRECTIONS: None

Hat and Booties

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

K1, p1 Rib (over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.
HAT
Cast on 62 sts. Work in Garter st (k every st on every row) for 5 rows.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures about 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Eyelet) Row: *K2, k2tog, yo; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k last 2 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Change to K1, p1 Rib and work until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Seam sides of Hat. Weave in ends.
Drawstring
Cast on 73 sts. Knit 1 row. Bind off. Weave Drawstring through Eyelet Row.

BOOTIES (make 2)
Foot

Cast on 32 sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: Bind off 6 sts, k to end of row – 26 sts rem.
Row 6: Bind off 6 sts, p to end of row – 20 sts rem.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Bind off.

FINISHING
Fold cast on edge of Bootie in half and seam for sole. Sew a continuous seam at front of Bootie as follows: seam ends of Rows 1-4 tog, then seam bound-off sts of Rows 5 and 6 for top of foot and first 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) of ribbed portion. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together yo = yarn over

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

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This patchwork afghan meets the requirements for donating to the Warm Up America Foundation! Isn’t that awesome?

(Not that you necessarily have to donate it.)

So kick back and relax with this nice project here.

Free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!

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Free Knitting Pattern
Morris Park Blanket

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 90209AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

SIZE: One Size
About 49 x 63 in. (124.5 x 160 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

AFGHAN

PATTERN STITCHES
Seed st (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across
Rep Row 1 for Seed St.

Moss st (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Rows 1 and 4:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Rows 2 and 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Irish Moss St.

SQUARE A (make 17)
With A, cast on 32 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

SQUARE B (make 16)
With B, cast on 33 sts.
Work in Seed St until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

SQUARE C (make 16)
With C, cast on 37 sts.
Work in Moss St until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Squares together following Assembly Diagram. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl st(s) = stitch(es)

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

For your summer vacation album!

Free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!

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Summer Vacation Photo Album Cover

Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (knit on RS, purl on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

ALBUM COVER
Flap

With A, cast on 27 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): K2 (for Garter st edge), p23, k2 (for Garter st edge).
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.
Next Row (RS): K2, p23 (for turning ridge), k2.
Front Cover
Next Row: K2, p23, k2.
Begin Stripe and Ridge Sequence
Row 1: With A, knit.
Rows 2-4: With A, k2, p23, k2.
Row 5: With B, knit.
Row 6: With B, k2, p23, k2.
Row 7: With C, knit.
Row 8: With C, k2, p23, k2.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 1-4.
Row 13: With C, knit.
Row 14: With C, k2, p23, k2.
Row 15: With B, knit.
Row 16: With B, k2, p23, k2.
Rep Rows 1-16 once more.
Spine
Next Row (RS): With A, knit.
Next Row (WS): With A, k2, p23, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.
Back Cover
Rep Rows 5-16 of Stripe Sequence.
Rep Rows 1-16 of Stripe Sequence.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Stripe Sequence.
Continue with A only.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): With A, knit (for turning ridge).
Flap
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): K2, p23, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.
Work in Garter st for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm).
Bind off.

FINISHING
Fold Flaps along turning ridges to WS of Cover. Sew ends of Flaps to Cover.
Label
With B, cast on 15 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.
Sew Label, centered, to Spine. Cut short lengths of C and glue to Label to spell out year. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

For teens, tweens and trendy adults everywhere: Ipod sock! (Or MP3 sock).ipodsocka

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This comes from Lion Brand Yarn!

iPod Sock

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: BK4K-0507001-K

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

SIZE: One Size
One size fits all iPods except iPod shuffle
Finished dimensions 5.5″ x 2.25″ [approximately 14 cm x 6 cm]
PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids

iPod Sock

Lion Brand® Microspun

GAUGE:

24 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in ribbing (see below) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

This sock is made in ribbing. Ribbing is made with a combination of knit stitches and purl stitches and produces a stretchy fabric.

Knit two stitches. Bring the yarn from the back of your work between the needles to the front. Now purl two stitches. Bring the yarn to the back of your work between the needles. Knit two stitches. Continue to knit two stitches, purl two stitches until you reach the end of the row.
On the subsequent row, knit into the wrong side (WS) of the purl stitches and purl into the wrong side (WS) of the knit stitches. Remember to have the working yarn in BACK when you knit and in FRONT when you purl
Turn and repeat rows 1 and 2 as many times as the pattern instructs.
SOCKCast on 40 sts

All Rows: *Knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from * 9 more times (until the end of the row is reached). Turn. Repeat until piece measures 5.5 inches [approximately 14 cm]. Bind off all stitches.

FINISHING:

Cut yarn, leaving a tail of approximately 18 inches. Thread it into the large-eyed, blunt needle.

Working on the right side, sew the sides and bottom together as shown to form a sock. Tie off end of yarn firmly on the inside of the sock and trim.

Sew the two edges together. When you join a knitted or crocheted piece, you do so on the right side so you can see how the finished seam will look

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

CORRECTIONS: None

For mothers without “Nana” the dog from Peter Pan. Bunny Bath Mitts

A nice alternative!

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Free Knitting Pattern
Bunny Bath Mitt

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: 70032A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy +

SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm).

CORRECTIONS: None

Bunny Bath Mitt

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton

GAUGE:

18 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) using larger needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

MITT
With smaller needles, cast on 44 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). Change to larger needles and continue to work in Garter st until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Shape First Half of Mitt
Next Row:
K16, sl rem 28 sts to a stitch holder; turn.
Working on 16 sts only, work even in Garter st for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Shape Front Head
Row 1:
Inc 1 st at each end of row – 18 sts.
Rows 2-4: Knit.
Row 5: Inc 1 st at each end of row – 20 sts.
Work even until piece measures 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: Decrease 1 st each end of row – 18 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Shape Ears
Row 1:
K8, sl rem 10 sts to stitch holder; turn. Working on 8 sts only, work even in Garter st for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Row 2: Inc 1 st at each end of row – 10 sts.
Rows 3-5: Knit.
Rows 4-11: K2tog, k to end of row – 2 sts.
Row 12: K2tog – 1 st. Fasten off.
Sl 10 sts from holder back to larger needle. Rejoin yarn, bind off 2 sts and knit to end. Rep Rows 2-12 for second ear.
Sl first 12 sts from st holder to a second holder for thumb. Rejoin yarn and work next 16 sts on larger needles same as Front Head.
Shape Thumb
Sl thumb sts to larger needle. Rejoin yarn and work in Garter st for 2 in. (5 cm).
Next Row: K2tog across row – 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end, thread end through rem sts, pull tight and secure. With same end, sew thumb seam. FINISHING
Sew on buttons for eyes and mouth. Lap button for nose slightly over mouth and sew on. With rust, embroider straight st whisker lines. Sew seam. Weave in ends PomPom
Following package instructions, make a small pompom. Trim ends. Sew fasten pompom to tip of thumb. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

A nifty little thing called…caf cozy

The half caf cozy

This cozy is an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard drink thingys.

Remember to buy the yarn from lion brand yarn!

Half Caf Cozy

Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

To change color, fasten off old color then join new color with a slip stitch in same stitch.

STRIPE SEQUENCE
With A work 1 round, with B work 1 round, with C work 1 round, with D work 1 round, with E work 1 round, with F work 1 round, with G work 1 round, with H work 1 round, with C work 1 round, with B work 1 round, with D work 1 round.

COZY
With first color of Stripe Sequence, chain 22. Being careful not to twist, join with a slip stitch in beginning chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Single crochet in each chain around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 21 stitches.
Rounds 2 and 3: Single crochet in each single crochet around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch.
Round 4: Single crochet in each of next 6 stitches, work 2 single crochet in next stitch, repeat from * around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 24 stitches.
Rounds 5 – 7: Repeat Round 2.
Round 8: Single crochet in each of next 7 stitches, work 2 single crochet in next stitch, repeat from * around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 27 stitches.
Rounds 9 – 11: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Enjoy!

…from the ever-diligent butterfly…