Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Knitting Patterns for Halloween. From Owl Stuffies to Toy Witches, from Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens - Mostly fun and not so much creepy Knitting Patterns for Halloween

Kinda Fun & Kinda Freaky Halloween Knitting Patterns

If you’re looking for some great DIY ideas for Halloween, check out these Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Halloween Knitting Patterns. From Owl Stuffies to Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens this collection is heavy on the fun and light on the freaky.

Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Knitting Patterns for Halloween. From Owl Stuffies to Toy Witches, from Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens - Mostly fun and not so much creepy Knitting Patterns for Halloween

Halloween Knitting Patterns

From the Top Right:

Knitted Eyeballs by Mary Jane Mucklestone on Ravelry – a good pattern to get a little bit of the gruesome that Halloween just needs to have  – but not nearly as disgusting as the bowls of grape eyeballs…

Little Black Owl by Just Crafty Enough- a super cute and super fun little stuffy – just perfect for Halloween decor, themed gifts and maybe even part of a costume.

Perpetual Pumpkin by Simply Notable – a really really nice and classy way to add a little knitted decor to your space.

Knitted Witch by Craftbits – another super cute creation for Halloween, and don’t you just love her nose?

Silly Spider Hat by Little Red Window – excellent as part of a costume, or a just because it’s Halloween kind of hat.

Voodoo Doll by Crazy Daisy – perfect office decor!  Also, a pretty funny gag gift if you’re into that sort of thing.

Witches Hat by Natural Suburbia – these are just precious.  Awesome table decorations for a party, or fun themed party favours.

Plush Cat by Gina Michelle – another nice stuffy, perfect for a themed gift, or a special little decor.

Witch Fingers – by Love Knitting – a potentially creepy but not too creepy addition to a Halloween display.

and Candy Corn Mittens – so fun and so awesome!

Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Knitting Patterns for Hallween. From Owl Stuffies to Toy Witches, from Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens - Mostly fun and not so much creepy Knitting Patterns for Halloween

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Kinda Fun and Kinda Freaky Knitting Patterns for Hallween. From Owl Stuffies to Toy Witches, from Eyeballs to Candy Corn Mittens - Mostly fun and not so much creepy Knitting Patterns for Halloween

Candy Corn Mittens knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Candy Corn Mittens Knitting Pattern

It may indeed be the season of all things pumpkin, but we better not overlook Candy Corn.  And since we all love candy corn and knitted mittens, you can’t go wrong with Candy Corn Mittens, right? So, bring the tradition of the super sweet confection we have come to love to a new level for your little ones, and dress them up in just the right combination of yellow, orange and white!

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 Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Candy Corn Mittens

While mittens might look complicated, they surely don’t have to be.  So, contrary to what you may have been led to believe, mittens do not have to be knitted on multiple needles.  In fact, it is quite a straight forward process to knit mittens on regular knitting needles and be just as successful.

These sweet little mittens have a ribbed cuff and are worked flat with a simple sewn seam to finish.  Perfect for anybody a little intimidated about working with double pointed needles.

Candy Corn Mittens Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Gauge: 16 sts x 21 rows = 4″

This pattern is sized for kids approximately ages 5 to 8.  You can adjust for the length of the thumb, and the length of the palm as you go if you wish.  However, this pattern has the size adjustments for toddlers ( ages 2-4) and big big kids (ages 9-14) available as a printable pdf in The Pattern Shop.  Also, the cuff is worked in a 2×2 rib, which gives it that ability to stretch and be a comfy cuff.

Skills Used

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Materials

 

K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)

P2tog = Purl two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and purl them both together. (K2tog)

Inc = Increase – Use whichever increase method you like best. I use M1R: Insert the right needle from the front into the side of the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle, lift it onto the left needle and knit it

Sl1, K1, psso = Slip one, Knit one, pass slipped stitch over – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next stitch on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and slip it off the left needle, onto the right needle. Knit the next stitch on the left needle. Pass the previously slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit right off the needle. (Sl1, K1, psso)

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Directions

Cuff:

With yellow yarn, Cast on 28 stitches

Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * across

Repeat row 1 for 2” (12 rows)

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: Purl

Change to orange yarn and work Row 17: K13 stitches, place marker, Inc 1 stitch in each of next two stitches, place marker, knit to end ( you will have 4 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 18: Purl

Row 19:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K2,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 6 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 20: Purl

Row 21:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K4,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 8 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 22: Purl

Row 23:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K6,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 10 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 24: Purl

Divide for Thumb:

Row 25: K 23 Turn

Row 26: CO 1, P10 Turn

Row 27: CO 1, K11 Turn

Continue working in stockinette stitch on thumb stitches only, until thumb measures 1 1/2”  from divided row, ending with a purl row.

K2tog across, cut yarn leaving a 6 “ tail, thread darning needle with tail, draw threaded needle through the remaining stitches on the needle, pull tight and secure.  Use this threaded needle to sew the seam of the thumb as well, with right sides facing. Secure and weave in loose end.

Palm:

You will have 13 stitches on each needle.  Rejoin the orange yarn and pick up one stitch at each edge of base of thumb, and knit across the stitches on the left needle (total of 28 stitches)

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

With right-hand needle, pick up a stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

With right hand needle, pick up the second stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image

Next Row: P13, P2tog, P13 (total of 27 stitches)

Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures  4” from top of the cuff  6”  from cast on edge), ending with a purl row.

Shape top:

Change to white yarn and work next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, and be sure to leave a long tail and sew up the seam with right sides facing. Weave in all ends.

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

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Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Back To School Knitting Patterns

While I hate to be the party pooper, I also want to help you get ready for what is just around the corner, and even though it hurts my heart, it is nearly time to go back to school.

But back to school isn’t all bad, and really, it is what you make it. So, I have scoured my collection of knitting patterns, for you and your students.  Without further ado, here are 15 Back to School Knitting Patterns to get you and your pupils ready.  Ready for a future so bright, you’ll need to wear shades.

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Back To School Knitting Patterns

From fun and fashionable accessories to stylish warm things, let’s get ready to rock this school year, in style and on point.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

These Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the perfect thing to whip up for your besties ( old and new!)

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with stunning results

This Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat nearly broke the internet last year, and since they’re so easy to make, you should totally work these up in all your favourite chunky yarns!

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles. Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

The Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf is perfect for the younger kids, but also super awesome for teens and grownups too.  The pattern is sized accordingly, and the yarn is delicious!

Also, you’ll love the Finger Knit Statement Necklace by Flax & Twine.  It’s totally cute, and another one you can whip up en masse for your crew.

The Pencil Scarf by Alice Humbracht on Ravelry is just perfect.  It takes back to school fashion to an entirely new level.

And did you know you could finger knit a hat?  I had no idea this Finger Knit Beanie Hat by Red Ted Art was going to be this awesome!  Check it out!

This Messenger Bag by Craft Passion is not for the faint of heart, but with some time, and some practice, and a bunch of patience, this will totally make your statement.

Cable Knit Headband by DIY in PDX is just too cute!

Because putting your name on stuff is STILL cool, a Monogram Knit Coffee Sleeve by the Country Chic Cottage is the ultimate accessory.

We’ve already talked about this Knit Pencil Case by Moms & Crafters and how completely amazing it is.  Not that I am biased…

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

And again, not to toot my own horn or anything, but this Super Long Rainbow Scarf by Nemcsok Farms is in fact pretty super duper.

My jaw dropped when I found this Finger Knit Braided Scarf by Fiber Flux, and I knew I had to include it.  Don’t you just LOVE it?

Oh, and these Gauntlets by Love Knitting are WAY better than any of the fingerless gloves I have found so far.

But don’t overlook these Fingerless Gloves by Gina Michelle.  A nice simple pattern that you can make it no time.

And of course, I would be remiss if I did not share this Knitted Crayon Bookmark by the Knitting Space, you’re welcome.

 

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Also, don’t think I didn’t want to include a wine cozy for the Moms <3

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Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Knitting Projects and Patterns

Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and  even a pencil case.  Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt?  Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?

Read on my friends, read on.

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Patterns for the Home

When your factory made dishcloths wear out, replace them with hand knit 100 % cotton ones, knit yourself ( and all of your friends!) fabulous pillow covers and a vase – and throw in a trivet or two!

DIY Handmade Trivets – by Nemcsok Farms

Knit Vase – by Flax and Twine

Knit Pillow Case – by What’s Next by Yukiko

Flower Garden Tea Cosy – by Just Jen Knits & Stitches

Handknit Dish Cloth – by Knit’s End

Colorful Knitted Fish Scrubbies – by the Knitting Space

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Patterns For Fun

Knit yourself and your classmates some water bottle cozies, and make I-cords in your favourite colours for a DIY pencil case! Knit lovely bluebirds for decoration and for playthings.  Also, fill up your gardens with lovely finger knit butterflies – they’re beautiful!

Waterbottle Cozy – by Moogly

Knit Pencil Case – by Moms and Crafters

Knit Bluebird – by Love Knitting with Sara Elizabeth Kellner

Finger Knit Butterfly – by Red Ted Art

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Yarny Up-Cycles

Knitting is by very nature an earth friendly craft.  Especially when you are replacing consumables with reusables, like the dryer sheets I mentioned above.  Up-cycling previously used materials into a knittable yarn is not only brilliant, it’s cost effective, eco-friendly and just freaking awesome.

Dryer Balls with Yarn – by Mama in a Stitch

Make T-Shirt Yarn – by Craftpassion

DIY Rag Rug – by Nemcsok Farms

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Love this hat pattern?  Then be sure to get a copy of our book ‘Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners’ and check out all of our patterns in our Etsy Shop

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Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets will never go out of style.  You’ll want to whip up a gazillion of these for party favors, school friends, teammates, and kindred spirits.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Friendship Bracelets

What could be sweeter than a handmade gift for your bestie?  Friendship bracelets have stood the test of time, and are going to be on trend for many years to come.  Plus this pattern I put together is so easy and works up so quick, you will be a bracelet factory this weekend.  Using a simple twist and super bulky yarn gives the bracelet the sturdiness to keep it’s shape, making it wearable. Also, just think of how happy all your friends will be!

Friendship Bracelets Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Materials

T2R =Twist 2 Stitches to the Right – Knit 2 stitches together, leaving the stitches on the needle. Insert the right-hand needle between the stitches just worked, and knit the first stitch again; slip both stitches off together.  Knit the first stitch again, and slip off the previously knitted stitches. (T2R)

 


Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Directions

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: T2R, repeat

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K1, T2R, K1

Repeat rows 1- 4 until you reach the desired length.  This will have only a little bit of stretch to it, so try to size it so that it fits snuggly past the widest part of your hand when you make a fist.

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

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20 Super Cute and Easy Knitting Easter Patterns for Spring and Easter Projects

20 Super Cute Knit Easter Patterns

Spring, spring, glorious spring. And with it comes Easter and all kinds of bunny stuff, including,  yep, you guessed it, a plethora of super cute knitting Easter patterns.

20 Super Cute and Easy Knitting Easter Patterns for Spring and Easter Projects

Pictured above from top left :

Nemcsok Farms – Hand Knit Easter Eggs

Gina Michele – Baby Bunny Rabbit Hat

Love Knitting – Sleepy Chick by Amanda Berry

My Poppet – Knit Hot Cross Buns

Red Ted Art – Finger Knit Bunnies

Food n Service – Knit Mini Easter Basket

Easter Patterns full of Bunny Cuteness

Some holidays just call for extra cuteness,  and Easter decidedly does not disappoint. And neither do these projects.

Stitch and Unwind – Rabbit Pot Cozies

Agus Yornet – Knit Bunny From a Square

Red Heart – Five Little Bunnies

Just Crafty Enough – Knit Chocolate Bunny

Knitting and So On – Easter Bunny Egg Cozy

Down Clover Laine – Cute Bunny Bib

20 Super Cute and Easy Knitting Easter Patterns for Spring and Easter Projects

Easter Patterns that are Perfectly Chicky

From toys to pot holders, behold the utter adorableness.  Oh, I threw in some duckies for good measure!

Just Crafty Enough – Knit Peep

The Creations of Crazy Daisy – Chick and Nest Pattern

Purl Soho – Knit Chick-in-a-Egg

The Home Makery – Knit Easter Ducks

Fuzzy Mitten – Knit Spring Chick

Garn Studio – Easter Chicks Pot Holder

20 Super Cute and Easy Knitting Easter Patterns for Spring and Easter Projects

Easter Pattern Egg-y Things

I’m not gonna lie – I totally prefer the ooey gooey filled chocolate variety of eggs at Easter, but these are entirely too sweet to not be included.

Yarn Miracle – Eggheads Hat

Little Cotton Rabbits – Knit Easter Egg Decoration

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Love this hat pattern?  Then be sure to get a copy of our book ‘Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners’ and check out all of our patterns in our Etsy Shop

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Top Knitting Patterns of 2016 from the Messy Mom Bun Hat, to the Faux Cable Infinity Scarf to the Yoga Socks to the Snuggle Sack . You Need this list.

Top Knitting Patterns of 2016

2016 may have been a lot of things to a lot of people – and one thing we can say with certainty, is that is was decidedly not boring.  Even the knitting got super exciting.  Right?

Top Knitting Patterns of 2016 from the Messy Mom Bun Hat, to the Faux Cable Infinity Scarf to the Yoga Socks to the Snuggle Sack . You Need this list.

Top Knits of 2016

From our tops to our toes – and everything in between – we got really creative with our knitting this year, and it’s time to celebrate all that was great in 2016, and I would be remiss if I didn’t start with the knitting patterns, so here you have, the Top Knitting Patterns of 2016

Knits’ End – Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

Crafts by Amanda – Knit Infinity Scarf

DIY in PDX – Cable Knit Headband

Little Red Window – Rainbow Skies Knit Hat

Gina Michele – DIY Paneled Tank Knit Pattern

Mama in a Stitch – Aspen Mountain Knit Bag

Knitting and So-on – Papagena Scarf

Sustain My Craft Habit – Simple Sunrise Knitted Shrug

What’s Next? by Yukiko – Large Chunky Knit Pillow Case

Eat Me Blog – Knit Oversized Sweater

Leelee Knits – Soft and Cozy Leg Warmers

Violet LeBeaux – Long Cable Knit Cardigan

Knitted Patterns – Knitted Yoga Socks

Yarnplaza – Daisy Stitch Summer Top

Purl Soho – Whits Knits Snuggle Sack and Matching Hat

Top Knitting Patterns of 2016 from the Messy Mom Bun Hat, to the Faux Cable Infinity Scarf to the Yoga Socks to the Snuggle Sack . You Need this list.


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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Gingerbread Man = one part cute, one part sweet, one part kind, and three parts fun!

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man

This sweet invention is going be just as popular as your Elf on the Shelf – minus the tattling.  Whether he ends up on the tree as a decoration, in the playroom with the other toys, or hanging from the chandelier, this Hand Knit Gingerbread Man is going to be a welcome addition to your home this holiday season.

About the Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

I have made this pattern beginner friendly by designing the entire project to be worked flat – that means that you need not get intimidated by those double pointed needles.  Becasue a gingerbread man has so many parts ( who knew, right?) the pattern may seem a bit longer than my usual ones.  Hang in there, and just follow along.  It will all turn out.  And this is a stash buster project!

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Materials

Skills Used

·        Cast on
·        Knit
·        Purl
·        M1R ( see the video below)
·        M1L ( see the video below)
·        K2tog
·        Bind Off

M1R

M1R ( Make one right) is an invisible increase that slants to the right.  When adding shape to your projects, for example when you want to add width to your project equally on both sides, you would use this along with the M1L increase.  Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and this can be important depending on what it is you are making, and of course, your preference.  I created a video tutorial for this stitch, and you can see it here:

 

M1L

M1L ( Make one left) is an invisible increase that slants to, yep you guessed it, the left.  You would use this along with the M1L increase.  Again, Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and you can see it here:

 

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Neck & Body

Cast on 18 stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K3 ( 26 sts)
Row 3 : Purl
Row 4: K3, M1R, K1, M1L, K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K7, M1R, K1, M1L, K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K4 (34 sts)
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K9, M1R, K1, M1L, K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K5 (42 sts)
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K11, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K6 (50 sts)
Row 9: Purl

Divide for Arms

Row 10 : K7, Slip next 11 stitches onto stitch holder, K14, Slip next 11 stitches onto another stitch holder, K7 (28 sts)
Row 11: Purl across the remaining 28 stitches now on your needle, being careful to pull the yarn tight where you have made rhe openings for the arms
Row 12 : K6, M1R, K1, M1L,  K14, M1R,  K1, M1L,  K6 ( 32 sts )
Row 13 : Purl
Row 14:  Knit
Row 15 : Purl
Row 16 : Knit
Row 17 : Purl
Row 18 : Knit
Row 19 : Purl

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

The arm stitches are on separate stitch holders, and the 16 leg stitches for the first leg have just been knitted, and the work is turned.

Divide for Legs

Row 20 : Knit the first 16 stitches on the needle, and turn your work. You will be leaving the other 16 stitches on the needle and coming back to them later
*Row 21 : Working only on the 16 stitches you just knit  ( one leg ) Purl across
Row 22 : Knit
Row 23 : Purl
Row 24 : Knit
Row 25 : Purl
Row 26 : Knit
Row 27 : Purl
Row 28 : Knit
Row 29 : Purl
Row 30 : Knit
Row 31 : Purl
Row 32 : Knit
Row 33 : Purl
Row 34 : K2tog ( 8 times ) ( 8 sts )
Row 35 : Purl
Row 36 : K2tog ( 4 times ) ( 4 sts)

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

One leg has been completed, and seam has been sewn – I have the one leg turn inside out in this image, but I would totally sew the seam with the fabric right side out. It won’t make a huge difference in the finished product, and it may just feel easier.

Cut yarn, leaving about 8 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 4 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up one leg seam.*

Rejoin yarn to the 16 stitches you set aside for the other leg, and work from * to * for the other leg.

Arms

**Slip 11 stitches from one of the stitch holders, and rejoin yarn, and work as follows
Row 1 : Knit
Row 2 : Purl
Row 3 : Knit
Row 4 : Purl
Row 5 : Knit
Row 6 : Purl
Row 7 : Knit
Row 8 : Purl
Row 9 : Knit
Row 10 : Purl
Row 11 : K2tog (5 times), K1 ( 6 sts )
Row 12 : Purl
Row 13 : K2tog (3 times) ( 3 sts )

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

One arm has been completed, and the stitches from the last stitch holder have been slipped onto a knitting needle, the yarn is joined again, and the arm is ready to be worked

Cut yarn, leaving about 8 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 3 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up one leg seam.**

Repeat from ** to ** for the other arm.

Head

Pick up 18 stitches along the cast on edge from the neck ( where you started ) I’ve got a handy little video on Instagram for it – just click over to have a look, and come back when you’re ready.

Row 1 : Purl
Row 2 : K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K4 (22 sts)
Row 3 : Purl
Row 4 : K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K10, M1R, K1, M1L, K5 (26 sts)
Row 5 : Purl
Row 6 : K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K12, M1R, K1, M1L, K6 (30 sts)
Row 7 : Purl
Row 8 : Knit
Row 9 : Purl
Row 10 : Knit
Row 11 : Purl
Row 12 : K4, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K4 (26 sts)
Row 13 : Purl
Row 14 : K3, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K3 (22 sts)
Row 15 : Purl
Row 16 : K2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (18 sts)
Row 17 : Purl
Row 18 : K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (14 sts)
Row 19 : P2tog across (7 sts)
Row 20 : K2tog, K3, K2tog ( 5 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving about 12 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 5 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up seam, stuffing the gingerbread man as you go.

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

Add embellishments as desired.

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

More Cookie Fun

Cocoa & Cookies DIY Gift with Free Printable Envelopes – by Sunny Day Family

Macarons Coloring Page for Adults – by Moms & Crafters

Ornament Cookies – by Craftulate

Cookies & Bookies – by Growing Book by Book

Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Cream – by Playground Parkbench

Poinsettia Spritz Cookies – by Arts & Crackers

Stained Glass Window Cookies – by Life is A Cabernet

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles. Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern

Part of what makes this knitted scarf so awesome is the yarn itself.  I used a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen, Patons Melody yarn in Pinky Girl is a show stopper.

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles.  Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf

Looking to create more handmade items as gifts for your family and friends? Perhaps you’d like to find wonderful meaningful, yet doable, ways to donate to charities?  Maybe you’d just like to be able to make incredible stuff for yourself?  In any case, knowing how to knit, and having a few great patterns in your repertoire, is a sure fire way to accomplish those goals.

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles.  Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

I’ve created this fun and easy scarf that is perfect for kids and adults alike.  This pattern calls for a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen is a show stopper, and I mean red carpet quality show stopping.  The pattern is simply alternating between a knit and a purl row, so it works up pretty quick also.

About the Quick and Cozy Scarf

Notes

Rated: Easy

The gauge for this project is 9 sts ( stitches ) x 13 rows = 4”x 4”.  Basically this means this project works up pretty fast.

Materials

Skills Used

·        Cast on
·        Knit
·        Purl
·        Bind Off

Of course, you should check out this great tutorial on casting on, knitting and purling here in this How To Knit Series, where there are videos and everything to help you through.

Quick and Cozy Scarf Knitting Pattern

Directions

Knit Stitch Collage for the Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles.  Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

The Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch Collage for the Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles.  Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

The Purl Stitch

Directions are given for child’s size, however, the directions for adult’s size are given in parentheses.

CO 18 stitches (22 stitches adult)

Row 1: Knit across

Row 2: Purl across

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures 30” (60”) ending with a purl row

Bind off

Cut yarn and secure the last stitch,  weave in ends.

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles.  Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

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homemade gifts for christmas to knit

Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Knitters are gifters by nature, and with the holidays right around the corner, we just can’t help ourselves.  What can I say, Knitters gonna knit.  No worries though, I found 16 Homemade Christmas Gifts Patterns to Knit.  Happy Holidays!

16 quick and easy knitting projects for Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Here are some of the merriest gifts you can knit this season.  Quick, quality projects that are sure to warm the hearts of everyone on your list

Gifts To Knit for Her

homemade gifts for christmas to knit

We all know these patterns aren’t strictly for her, but I know a lot of women and little girls in my life who would love these, and there’s still time to make them!

Finger Knit Infinity Scarves – by Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Yoga Socks – by Twisted Fibers Design

Herringbone Clutch – by Hands Occupied

Knitted Bows – by Lines Across

Heart Headband – by Peace but not Quiet

Gifts To Knit for Him

Again, don’t get bogged down with the ‘him’ part – these patterns could totally do double duty as gifts for girls too.

Neck Tie in Seed Stitch – by Kristen McDonnell on Ravelry

Bonny Watch Cap – By Brittney-Jean Bailey on Ravelry

homemade gifts for christmas to knit

Gifts To Knit for Home

I need all of these items in my life, and in my house – and maybe after knitting for everyone else….

Star Pillow – by Craft Passion

2×2 Ribbed Throw – by Love Knitting

Dishcloths – by Staci Perri on Ravelry

Gifts To Knit for Anyone

homemade gifts for christmas to knit

And these are just perfect for anybody, anytime.  Who needs a reason or a season?

Rainbow Twist Neck Warmers – by Nemcsok Farms

Knitted Santa Hat – by a Knitting Blog

Knitted Bunny – by Gina Michele

Stacking I-Cord Bowls – by Moms and Crafters

Cuffs – by Design Improvised

and don’t forget our Knitted Coffee Cup Cozy

homemade gifts for christmas to knit

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