free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Free Knitting Pattern

I tend to lean more toward all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, as opposed to all things green – but there is no denying the St Patrick’s Day feel of a shamrock!

Knit up these adorable little shamrocks for your table, wall hangings, and of course, for your guests and hostesses!

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free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock

Worked in Stockinette Stitch with some increases and decreases, some seaming and an I-cord this may sound a bit complicated, but you could totally finish one in a weekend.

Whip out all the green yarn you have in your stash, some freckle bread and a pint of Guinness if you’re so inclined.  Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Beginner

Skills Used

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • M1R (make one right)
  • M1L (make one left)
  • K2tog ( knit two together)
  • Sl,K,PSSO (slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over)
  • Bind Off

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Materials

M1R = Use this as a right side increase that slants to the right: 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.  See photo below

M1R tutorial - how to increase by one stitch in knitting with the work slanting to th eright

M1L = Use this as a left side increase that slants to the left: Insert the left needle from the back into the side of the stitch 2 rows below the stitch on the right needle, pull it up and knit into the back of the stitch. See photo below:

M1L tutorial - how to increase by one stitch in knitting with the work slanting to the left

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)

Sl,K, PSSO = Slip the next stitch on the left hand needle as if to knit. Knit the next stitch on the left hand needles. Using your left needle, lift the previously slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit, and off the needle.  This creates a one stitch decrease that slants to the right.



free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Materials

Petals ( make 3)

Cast on 3 sts

1st row: purl

2nd row: k1, M1 R, knit across ( 4 sts)

3rd row: purl

4th row: k1, M1 R, knit to last st, M1 L, k1 (6 sts)

rows 5-24 repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts.

row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.

row 26 (Top Left side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

One top of the petal has been completed, and you’re ready to rejoin the yard to complete the other side of the petal

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side and purl across

row 26(Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across, (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Shamrock

Seam the petals together along the staight sides of the petals, stopping when the petal begins to curve.  Join the petals so that they look like a shamrock.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Seam the petals together by holding two petals right sides together and stitching them together, stopping when you get to the curve of the petal

Stem

Pick up three stitches at the base of the shamrock, with one double pointed needle.  Use the other double pointed needle to create a 3 to 4 inch I-Cord.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Pick up three stitches at the base to form the beginning of your i-cord, and work your stem.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

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Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Knit Dishcloth Pattern

A DIY project sure to impress and satisfy. These hand knit dishcloths are worked with a really easy seed stitch that gives your cloth a little more tooth and makes an ordinary project appear extraordinary.

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Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Knit Dishcloth

Dishcloths are great beginner projects because they work up quick, and provide something useful as the finished product – which in turn can be extremely satisfying to use or to gift.  This pattern offers up the basic seed stitch for a little variety, with a simple garter edge for stability. We also use 100% cotton making this a DIY you can be proud of.

Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Handknit Dishcloth Pattern

Materials

 



 

Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Directions

Cast on 32 stitches
Row 1: K3, *K1,P1; repeat from * 12 times, K3
Row 2: K3, *P1,K1; repeat from * 12 times, K3

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures approximately 8″ from cast on edge

Bind off, securing the last stitch.  Break yarn and weave in ends.

Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

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Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

Charming Knitted Heart Patterns for Valentine’s Day

It just wouldn’t feel right if Valentine’s Day cruised by and I didn’t do a collection of Heart Patterns.  So, I gathered nearly a dozen for you to chose from. No sense overdoing it, right?

Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

Knit Heart Patterns

Other than copious amounts of chocolate, handmade gifts for Valentine’s day is where it’s at. And if you’re a knitter, which you probably are, hand knit items are probably your go to for handmade gifts.  If you’re an aspiring knitter, have absolutely no fear, these are all newbie friendly, plus you can get our You CAN Knit E-course right here

Stand Alone Heart Patterns

Try these small projects that work up quickly where the heart itself is the finished item. You could always make multiples of these and then stitch them together for something fabulous.

Quick Hand Knit Hearts – by Nemcsok Farms

Knit Heart Washcloth – by Just Crafty Enough

Sweetheart Knit Valentine – by Flax and Twine

Beefed Up Heart Patterns

Once your creative juices start flowing, head over to these projects. These hearts have all been turned into three-dimensional works of art that are sure to please, and are still quick and easy projects.

Knit Heart Ornament – by Hands Occupied

Knitted Heart Bookmark – by Red Ted Art

Heart Hairband – by Peace but not Quiet

and our Knit Heart Throw Pillow

Embellished With Hearts Patterns

Where you want the heart to be the decoration or the theme of the project, these patterns will show you how to put a heart motif on anything from a scarf to a blanket to a pair of socks.

Double Heart Knitted Scarf – by the Knitting Space

Knit A Heart – by Craftpassion

Cotton Heart Blanket Squares – by Love Knitting

Heart Dance Knitted Socks -by the Knitting Space

 

Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

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Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Quick Cozy & Super Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern

If you recall how fabulous the Messy Bun Hat was, and still is mind you, you’ll have no trouble at all falling head over feet for this newest addition, the Ponytail Hat. Featuring a ribbed brim, and a really easy stockinette stitch rise, and of course that coveted spot for your ponytail or bun.

The decreasing is simple, and with the great big yarn and the big needles, this already easy pattern scores big points for instant gratification.

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Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Quick & Cozy Ponytail Hat

This version of the Messy Bun Hat, or the Mom Bun Hat, or Ponytail Hat, is quite possibly the simplest version out there.  It is worked flat and sewn with a seam, making it totally newbie friendly.

For those of you looking to make your own – but don’t yet have the skills or the confidence – try this course.  The You CAN Knit E-course takes the you through the hard parts, and will have you whipping up these babies in no time.

Knitters and crocheters alike are still being bombarded with requests from friends to make these hats…  so here’s another pattern I’ve gotten ready for you.

Quick & Cozy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Beginner / Easy

Skills Used

Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

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. (P2tog)


Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Directions

Cast on 39 stitches

Row 1-4: *K3, P3; repeat acrossKnit

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Repeat Rows 5 & 6 until piece measures 7 ” from cast on edge

Decrease:

Row 1: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * across

Row 2: *P3, P2tog; repeat from * across

Row 3: *K2, K2tog; repeat from * across

 

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Pattern & Instructions

Looking for a great Valentine gift? DIY this knit throw pillow in an adorable heart shape for your Valentine, as well as for every couch, and comfy chair in your home. I created this super easy hand knit heart pattern last year, and now I’ve used it to make these delightful little pillows.

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Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow

Using giant needles, and double stranded yarn ( two strands of yarn held together throughout) this knit throw pillow works up really fast.  The increases and decreases handle all of the shaping – and once you’re done, stuff it with your preferred pillow or toy stuffing material. I pretty much always use a polyester fiberfill, or cotton batting, because well, it’s washable. I like to wash things.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

Materials

M1R:

Use

M1L:

Sl1, K1, PSSO = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over – a decrease, used when you want to have your decreases slant to the left.  Using this decrease on the left side, and the K2tog decrease on the right side gives your project an even, or more finished look. Please note that you could also use the K2tog decrease in place of the Sl1, K1, PSSO decrease if you are more confident. (Sl1, K1, PSSO)



 

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Shell Instructions

Directions

Make 2

Cast on 3 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K1, M1R, Knit across ( 4 sts)

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: k1, M1R, Knit to last stitch, M1L, K1 (6 sts)

Rows 5-24: repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts.

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.

Row 26 (Top Left side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1 (12 sts)

Row 27: Purl

Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)

Row 29: Purl

Row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (9 sts)

Row 31: Purl

Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1 (7 sts)

Row 33: Purl

Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side ( where you left off before ) and purl across

Row 26(Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across, (12 sts)

Row 27: Purl

Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)

Row 29: Purl

Row 30: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across (9 sts)

Row 31: Purl

Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts)

Row 33: Purl

Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)

Bind off and secure last stitch.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Assembly Instructions

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Place hearts, right sides together, and stitch around the outside of the hearts, leaving a gap ( large enough to fit the stuffing in).  I started about halfway up the side, went around the top and came halfway down the other side.

Turn the shell right side out, and stuff the pillow – not too full, and finished sewing the remainder of the seam.  Weave in any ends.

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

DIY this knit throw pillow a gazillion times, and in every colour, and add them to every reading nook and child’s room you can find.  Also a great charity project, and stash buster.

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

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

Introducing a beginner friendly free knitting pattern for the hat that broke the internet.  This Messy Bun Hat features a rolled brim, plus a classic seed stitch rise, and an uber convenient spot for your bun or ponytail. Merry Christmas!

Also, don’t be alarmed by the term seed stitch, after all it’s all just knits and purls.  In a seed stitch pattern they are arranged in a certain way to give that unique texture, and a denser fabric.

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

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

So, I’m sure you are all aware of the messy bun hat that broke the internet.  It’s a lovely crochet hat that accommodates your beloved ‘mom bun’, or ‘messy ponytail’ hairstyle that is classic to the carefree Moms of today.

Knitters and crocheters alike are being bombarded with requests from friends to make them one.  Anyhow, the Facebook tags and the pattern requests happened here too?  Therefore, due to popular request, I’ve got a couple of  patterns all finished up, and this one is ready to be shared with you.

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

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

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. (P2tog)



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

Directions

Cast on 54 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: *K1, P1; repeat from * across

Row 8: *P1, K1; repeat from * across

Repeat rows 7 & 8 until piece measures 7″ from cast on edge

Begin Decrease ( right side row): *K7, K2tog; repeat from * across

Next Row: *P6, P2tog; repeat from * across

Next Row: *K5, K2tog; repeat from * across

Next Row: *P4, P2tog; repeat from * across

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

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

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And don’t go without checking out the Top Knits of 2016 it’d be such a shame to miss them!

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

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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