Knit Toy Pattern

I was inspired to make a knitted toy for my nephew Jonathan.  I wanted to make something that is soft, machine washable and has a unique look.  I decided to knit a monogramed toy.  Please feel fee to try this pattern, and share knitted toy(s) that you have created.

  1. Using Lion Brand Yarn’s extra soft wool blend, Cast on 30 stitches. I prefer using the magic loop method but feel free to use DPNs.
  2. Knit 3o rows.
  3. If you want to add a monogram look, start knitting the letter after the 3rd row.  Knit the last three rows after forming the letter.  The letter takes 14 rows.  Please visit the Yarn Tree to get the alphabet chart.  I used a different color to knit the letter using the chart found on page 9-11.
  4. Cut working yarn about 20″.
  5. Using the blunt eye needle pull yarn through all of the stitches and pull tightly.  Pull yarn to the other end of the ball.IMG_1246
  6. Fill the ball with fiberfill.  I prefer the Ultra Plush Polyfil because it’s very soft and machine washable.polyfil
  7. Using the blunt eye needle pull yarn through all of the stitches and pull tightly.knitted toy
  8. Weave ends.knittoy2

DPNs Double Pointed Needles

I just love DPNs (Double pointed needles).  They make the impossible, possible.  I knitted a pencil grip that was just too cute.  I enjoy drinking tea, especially from Teavana and the Chai Latte from Starbucks.  The Woolspun yarn from the Lion Brand Company  does a great job at keeping my tea warm a little longer.   Take a look at knitchetlene’s new knit cup cozy.

knit cup cozy

Knitting Seed Stitch-Cowl Pattern

When it comes to knitting we all have seen the curled up edge.  To solve this problem knit the seed stitch (the last two stitches of each edge).  Not only does it help solve the curling edge problem, it is also a beautiful stitch.  All you need to do is to alternate K1, P1.  Purl when you see a knit stitch and knit when you see a purl stitch.  I especially like the stitch when I am working on a knitted cowl.  Check out the seed stitch cowl pattern using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.  #knittingseedstitch #seedstitchknit #seedstitchscarf.

How to Crochet a Beanie?


There’s something unique in regards to a knitted beanie vs. a crochet beanie.  A knitted beanie has a textured look.  A crochet beanie usually has tiny holes.  I figured a way to crochet a beanie and get a similar look to a knitted beanie without the tiny holes, using the single crochet stitch.  The secret is a smaller needle.  You start out with the required needle, and then you proceed to a smaller needle one size smaller.  You might have to use a needle two sizes smaller based on the yarn.  I enjoyed crocheting this fitted beanie.  I also added a ribbed texture.  The yarn is Lion Brand’s Baby Alpaca.  It’s soft and also warm.  This yarn is part of their luxury line.  Crochet Ribbed Beanie pattern.  

Crochet Mittens Pattern

Knitchetlene’s new crochet mittens! I just love using the Woolspun yarn Lion Brand.  You can crochet these mittens in a variety of colors using this yarn.  Definitely a fashion statement!  Also added is the pom-pom. It gives it a unique look but you can also use them to tie the mittens together.  It’s a quick project that takes less than 2 hours to make. The mittens crochet pattern is available to download.

Reversible Crochet Scarf Pattern

I fell in love with this yarn.  It is Organic Wool from the Lion Brand Yarn company.  I designed this pattern to make the scarf extra warm.  This reversible pattern is perfect when it comes to adding an accessory to your coat.  You can also wear it as an infinity scarf.  Start this quick reversible crochet scarf pattern today.  You can crochet it for yourself and for a friend.  Also, a perfect holiday gift.

reversible crochetpattern

Fingerless Crochet Gloves Pattern

I just just love this crochet pattern.  I wanted a glove that keeps me warm and also able to have my fingers free.  These gloves are the softest gloves ever!  It’s really because of the yarn.  I have been designing with this yarn for a while now and I just love it.  The Woolspun yarn by  Lion Brand Yarn.  It is a quick crochet pattern.  If you want to crochet a unique gift, you have a variety of colors to choose from.  The pattern is now available: Fingerless Crochet Pattern.