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rabbit baby romper knitting pattern

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Bunny Romper

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BLOCK 3 for “12 blocks of Xmas” knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth pattern knit and purl washcloth pattern

Block 3: Window drops?

Hello there!! How are you? It’s time for block 3 for 12 blocks of Xmas blanket!!

I saw a lot more blocks for the blanket since I last posted. In other words, a lot more people joined our KAL! There was also much more participation in the form of messages, consultations and suggestions. I always try to answer all messages quickly, and find a way to add your ideas and improvements to the project. In particular, you may have noticed that a new file option was added to block 2, specially prepared for novice knitters. The objective is to avoid confusion when they have to follow the instructions of the block pattern, and at the same time remember to make the edge stitches that were previously indicated. I integrated both instructions into a file with the name “Row-by-row“. I think it will be easier for beginners to follow.

Consequently, you will always see two PDF files for each pattern from now on: download the one that is most useful and comfortable for you. If any!

Why there’s a question mark in the title?

I found it hard to find a title for this block. If you can think of one, please comment! The only one that occurs to me is “Window drops” because it reminds me of the traces left by raindrops when falling on the window, but… I don’t know, it does not convince me. What do you think? Meanwhile, I leave the name with a question mark 🙂

Be careful when knitting this block. It looks very simple, but do not be fooled. It is necessary to pay attention when knitting it and it has a slightly different edge of the previous two: in addition to the 3 garter sts also has 1 stocking st added to each side.

Have a beautiful day, and I leave below the block 3, with the download links that I mentioned for those who prefer them.

Happy knitting!

Cecilia

PS: Have you noticed? Block 3 for “12 blocks of Xmas” blanket has no “idems” or parentheses x2!! 😛

You just find this MKAL?

Don’t worry, you can start now! Look for more info in the following page: “12 Blocks for Xmas” A new free knitting project to make a blanket in blocks.

You’re also welcome to join our Ravelry group.

 

BLOCK 3 Pattern

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BLOCK 2: ROOF TILES

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth

Happy Monday!!

Did you have a good weekend? I did, beautiful. In addition to knitting and planning some new things, I played a lot with my son, mostly to volleyball and soccer. My waist did not thank me very much, but we had a lot of fun 😊 I also dedicated myself to work on the design for my new logo. I still have to finish it, but for now it seems to be on track. And I saw many # 1 blocks out there, both in Ravelry and Instagram! It is exciting that so many people have joined my “12 blocks for Xmas” project, I feel overflowing with gratitude.

I received several questions about how I plan to joining of the blocks when they are all finished. So, I bring the query to this post where there are probably more people reading. I have planned two ways: simple sewing and crochet union. If someone has more ideas, they can share them in the comments below. You might already realized that I read them all! 😉 I will try to summarize here the ones I received regarding construction and/or sewing of the blanket, in case you decide to adopt some:

  • Don’t close the blocks and make 3 needle bind off two by two. Less sewing at the end.
  • Knit the blanket in strips, instead of blocks. That is, instead of closing the stitches of block 1, leave them waiting on the needle to continue with block 2 there. I recommend in this case to add an odd number of k rows (1, 3, 5… your choice!) between blocks to replace the binding off and casting off rows lost.
  • Make the blanket in one piece, without seams. In this case, you would have to wait for the blocks 1, 2 and 3 to be published, and make them at the same time.

As more ideas come up, I will also share them here to you reach you all.

I leave below the pattern for Block 2, and the download link for those who prefer it.

Happy knitting!

Cecilia

BLOCK 2: ROOF TILES

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HOW TO: SLIP THE FIRST STITCH

When knitting something flat in any of my patterns, I always advise to slip the first stitch without knitting it. I was recently asked how to do it. What a good question from someone who’s just starting to knit!!! So here I am, taking photos and writing a post 😀 

The idea behind my advise is to create a sturdier and more goodlooking border. See below the comparison:

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Some people slip the first st knitwise, others do it purlwise, others vary between doing it purlwise or knitwise depending on how that stitch was worked on the first row… We could discuss each opinion later, but I will point out here how I do it when knitting in garter stitch.  

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BLOCK 1: TRIANGLES

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth pattern knit and purl washcloth pattern

UPDATE April 2019

The entire pattern is below.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $1 HERE or in my Etsy Shop HEREUse code OHLALANA in my Etsy Shop to get a 50% off discount (because is $2 there). The PDF file includes:

  • gauge/tension info and materials
  • written instructions
  • charted instructions
  • row-by-row CONTROL TABLE: specially prepared for novice knitters, with integrated instructions for the block pattern AND edge stitches, to avoid confusion. You can use the table cells to check each row as you finish it, and there is a column for every repeat of the pattern you need to make according to the instructions. A great resource to print and check your progress as you knit.

Good day to you all!!

The time has come to start our “12 Blocks for Xmas”, yay!!! 😀

If you missed the presentation for the Mystery KAL, you can find it here: Introduction.

I know some of you are a bit anxious (and so am I!) so, with no further ado, here’s the first block:

BLOCK 1: TRIANGLES

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth pattern knit and purl washcloth pattern

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12 BLOCKS for XMAS: A FREE BLANKET OF BLOCKS

free knitting blanket KAL

UPDATE 2019

I recently published the revised version of my BEGINNER SAMPLER BLANKET (the one made during my “12 Blocks for Xmas” KAL. All block patterns will remain free in my blog, but you can buy the entire PDF with some additional features in my Etsy Shop (enter coupon code 12BLOCKS for a 50% off price), and here in my blog too.


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Zig Zag Seed / Moss Blanket FREE PATTERN

My ZIG ZAG SEED / MOSS BLANKET is an easy knitting pattern suitable for beginners. It will guide you to produce a blanket with a very interesting texture with only KNITS and PURLS!!

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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

TECHNIQUES USED: knit, purl 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (I wrote instrctions in 2 sizes):

  • Stroller / Baby size: 30.75” (78 cm) x 35.5” (90 cm)
  • Crib / Throw size: 45” (114 cm) x 60” (152 cm)

Of course, you can modify these measures very easily by adding more repeats of the Zig Zag Seed / Moss Stitch Pattern. Leave me a message in the comments box if you need help.

To make the crib size you need to work back and forth in a circular needle with a long cable (to accommodate all the stitches). If you don’t know how to do this, you can look my article about it here: How to Knit Back and Forth in a circular needle.

At the end of this post, you can find a link to download the printer-friendly version with the basic instructions.

I hope you like it!

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DIAGONAL Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

This is an oldie but goodie 🙂

Several years ago, we stopped buying comercial sponges at home with the aim of reducing the amount of plastic we consume and take care of the planet (I’m preparing an article about it). So, as you can imagine, this pattern is my most used one to make sponge sized dishcloths!

As I did with my BAMBOO Dishcloth, I’ll leave the pattern written here, but also included two download links at the end of the post:

  • detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • printer-friendly version: with the basic instructions so you can print it out saving paper and ink.

I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you do!

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BAMBOO Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

Hi there!

It was time to share another FREE PATTERN, don’t you think?

In this  Dishcloth / Washcloth / Kitchen Towel / Dishtowel I use Bamboo stitch to combine an extra absorbent power with an open texture that allows it to air dry quickly. Besides, is very easy to make 🙂

I’ll leave the pattern written here, but also included two download links at the end of the post:

  • detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • printer-friendly version: with the basic instructions so you can print it out saving paper and ink.

I hope you enjoy it!!

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TRAFUL Easy Vest

My TRAFUL Easy Vest is worked flat in a breeze 🙂 Both fronts are knitted from bottom up and then joined in the same needle to knit the back from shoulders down to the bottom edge. It has only two seams, one at each side.

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PATTERN DETAILS

  • Size included: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2 years
  • Skill Level: Advenced beginner / Easy
  • Basic materials: US 11 (8 mm) needles, Super Bulky / Super Chunky yarn, large buttons
  • Techniques used: garter stitch, ssk, k2tog, yo. Includes detailed explanations and photos about techniques, construction and sewing.
  • US and Metric sizing and dimensions
  • email support

TWO FILES INCLUDED

  • Detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • Printer- friendly version: with basic instructions so you can print it saving paper and ink.

You can find the pattern for the TRAFUL Easy Vest in my Etsy Shop and my Ravelry Store.

 

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Happy Knitting!

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