Friday, 15 December 2017

Diy Doll Clothes Hangers

I have been busy making some doll clothes hangers. It is expensive for me to buy them online here so diy it is! 

Craft stick hangers


I saw various images online which used craft sticks with hot glue. I decided to use some white vinylic craft glue instead, it is slower drying but gives a good result. 

 For each hanger you need:
3 craft sticks. (I used some  6.7"-17cms long (tongue depressor size).
1 cup hook ( I used a 1" size. The screw part was almost 1/2" long) 
white craft glue.


Diy doll clothes hangers






Homemade hangers


Something to cut the sticks with. Sharp scissors will do, I used a small saw.
Sandpaper.
Acrylic paint.

Mark the center of the stick. Cut away a small amount the size of the screw. 



Doll clothes hangers


Glue the two pieces to one stick. Place the cupscrew in the middle and glue. Put the top stick in place and leave to dry. I used pegs to hold the "sandwich" together. 

Diy hangers

Diy hangers



Doll clothes hangers


When it is dry lightly sandpaper the hanger and then paint. I used two coats of paint. Add a decoration if liked. 

Craft stick hanger

homemade hangers


Doll hanger




Craft stick hangers


18" doll hangers


Doll hangers

Doll hangers


I am busy now making a clothes caddy to hold the clothes and accessories. You can see it in the photo. It still needs finishing and painting but already works! 

More about that next time!


Clothes caddy

storage

Doll hangers

What do you think of these? Like them? 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Kirsten's Hap Shawl



Free doll shawl knitting  pattern.


Free knitting pattern


Doll knitting pattern


Aran or worsted weight yarn. About 30g.
3.5mm needles.
Gauge is not really important.

Abbreviations: 


Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Yo: yarn over



Co 126sts + 2 edge sts.
Knit 2 rows.
1: Knit.
2: K1, purl to last stitch, k1.
3: K1,*k2togx3; (yo, k1)x6; k2togx3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
4: Knit.
Repeat rows 1-4for a total of 4 times.
Start shaping:
1: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts, k3. (103sts)
2-4: Knit.
5: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts, k3.(83sts)
6-8: Knit.
9: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts, k3. (67sts)
10-12: Knit.
13: *K2tog, k3; repeat from * to last 2sts; k2tog (53sts)
14: Knit.
15: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts; k3. (43sts)
16: Knit.
17: K3, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3sts, k3. (35sts)
18: Knit.
19: K1, (K2tog) x17.(18sts)
20: Knit.
21: K1, (k2tog)x8 k1.(10sts)
22: Knit.
23: K2togx5.(5sts)
24: Knit.
25: K2tog, k1, k2tog.(3sts)
26: K3tog. Bo.
Weave in yarn ends.


18 inch doll pattern


18 inch doll



Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Olive Picking Hat

Olive harvest time. 

Olive harvest

My DH requested another hat. Driving the "monster" which shakes the Olive trees can be cold work at times. 

Harvesting olives


The olives are changing from green to black. Beautiful.

Ripening olives


Olive tree

I decided to add the very simple knitting "pattern" on here so I remember it.
My Mil asked me to show her it so she can make one for my Bil. (Mil has started knitting again.)

Olive Picking Hat.
I used Fingering weight yarn used double. Size 4mm (US 6) needles.
Cast on 96sts. 
Knit K2, p2 rib for 70 rows. 

Start decreases:
1: K2, p2 tog; repeat to end of row. (72sts) 
2: K1, p2; repeat to end of row. 
3: K2tog, p1; repeat to end of row. (48sts) 
4: K1, p1,across.
5: K2tog across. 24sts 
6: P2tog across. 12sts. 
Thread yarn through remaining sts, (I do that twice), sew seam.


Very quick and easy, made in an afternoon.

Hat pattern

 Wood is being stashed for winter fires. 

Wood for winter


My Black Cat as usual is busy controlling everything is being done correctly!



All is well down in the Olive Groves!


Sunday, 22 October 2017

October Original. Free pattern.

October Original for 18 inch Doll:

A knitting pattern for a reversible cable scarf or cowl with matching hat and fingerless mittens.
 I hate seeing the wrong side of cable scarves so made this one which looks the same on both sides!

Reversible scarf free pattern



Notions:
30g (300m) light fingering weight yarn.
25 wpi.





Needles: US 1.5 /2.5mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
cable needle.
Darning needle.


Difficulty:


Gauge: 9 sts x 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Sl 1: Slip 1 stitch. (knitwise or purlwise as specified in pattern).
Yo: yarn over
cn: cable needle.


Hat.
Cast on 110 sts.
Rib:
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end. You can lengthen this if you want a fold over border.
Start pattern set up.
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: (P1, k1,)x2, *(k1, p1)x6, (p1, k1,)x3; repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; (p1, k1,)x2.
3: As row 1.
4: As row 2.
5: As row 1.
6: (P1, k1,)x2, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1)x3;
repeat from * for a total of 5 times, Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.

Start pattern:
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: (P1, k1,)x2, *(k1, p1)x6, (p1, k1,)x3; repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; (p1, k1,)x2.
3-10: As rows 1-2.
11: As row 1.
12: (P1, k1,)x2, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1)x3;
repeat from * for a total of 5 times, Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.
Repeat rows 1-12 for a total of 4 times, (or to desired length.)
Shape top:
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: P2tog, p1, k1,*(k1, p1)x6, k2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; p1, k1, k2tog. (98sts).
3: *K2tog, p1, *(k1, p1)x6, k2tog, p2tog; repeat from * to last 15sts, (k1, p1)x6; k2tog, p1. (86 sts)
4: K2 tog; repeat to endof row. (43sts).
5: K2tog; repeat to last st, k1. (22sts).
Break yarn. thread yarn through sts, pull to close and sew seam neatly. (I pass the yarn through twice.)

Cowl or Scarf.
Cast on 20 sts.
Start pattern setup.
1: Sl 1 knitwise, p1,*k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, *(k1, p1)x6; (p1, k1)x2.
3: As row 1.
4: As row 2.
5: As row 1.
6: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.

Start pattern:
1: Sl 1 knitwise, p1,*k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, *(k1, p1)x6; (p1, k1)x2.
3-10: As rows 1-2.
11: As row 1.
12: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.
Repeat rows 1-12 for a total of 9 times for cowl, 22 times for scarf, (or to desired length.)
End of scarf or cowl:
1-6: As rows 1-2.Bind off in pattern.
For cowl sew short ends together.
Weave in ends.

Fingerless mitts.
Right mitt.
Co 28sts.
1-4: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Start pattern:
1: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
2: (P1, k1)x5; (k1, p1)x4; (p1, k1)x5.
3-4: As 1-2.
5: (K1, p1,)x2, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1,)x11.
6: (P1, k1)x5; place 4 sts on cn, k1, p1, k1, p1, replace sts from cn, k1, p1, k1, p1; (p1, k1)x5.
7-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.
Sew seam.

Left mitt.
Co 28sts.
1-4: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Start pattern:
1: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
2: (P1, k1)x5; (k1, p1)x4; (p1, k1)x5.
3-4: As 1-2.
5: (K1, p1,)x11, yo, ssk, (k1, p1,)x2.
6: (P1, k1)x5; place 4 sts on cn, k1, p1, k1, p1, replace sts from cn, k1, p1, k1, p1; (p1, k1)x5.
7-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.

Sew seams.

Reversible cable doll scarf pattern



Patricia Renwick © Copyright October 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights.

 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Liesbeth

Liesbeth
Fits 18 inch dolls.


Free knitting pattern

Notions:
70 g sport weight yarn.







Needles: US 2.5 /3 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.
4 small buttons.

Difficulty:


Gauge: 7 sts x 8 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch

This can be used as a cardi if the opening is
used at the front or as a sweater-tunic if at back. Optional pockets can be sewn on if wanted or omitted to allow the possibility to use either way.


Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Yo: yarn over
kfb: Knit into front and then back of stitch.
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over. (Double decrease)

Cast on 60 sts.
1-6: K1, p1, repeat to end.
Purl one row increasing in last st(61sts).
Start pattern.
1: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
2: Purl.
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 5sts, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: Purl.
5-40: As rows 1-4. (10 pattern repeats. You can lengthen or shorten here by adding more or fewer repeats).

Divide for arms.
1: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x2, k1; bo 4 sts, 1st on needle,
(K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x4,k2, bo 4sts,
1st on needle from bo, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Continue working on backs and front separately.
2: P13.
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
4: P13.
5: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x2, k1.
6: P13.
7: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
8: P13.
9-23: As rows 5-8.

24: Bo 6sts, purl.
25: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P7.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P7.

Back:
2: P13.
3: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: P13.
5: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo)x2, k1.
6: P13.
7: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
8: P13.
9-24: As rows 5-8
25: Bo 6sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P7.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P7.
Bo.

Front.
2: P27.
3: (K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo,)x4, k3.
4: P27.
5: K2, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1,)x4, k1.
6: P27.
7: (K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo,)x4, k3.
8: P27.
9-20: As rows 5-8.
Divide for neck:
21: K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, Bo 11, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Continue working on sides of neck separately.
22: P8.
23: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
24: P8.
25: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
26: P8.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
28: P6, p2tog.
Bind off.
Other side of neck:
22: P8.
23: K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
24: P8.
25: K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P8.
27: K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P2 tog, p6.
Bind off.

Back button band:
With right side facing pick up and knit 42 sts along back.
1-3: K1, p1; repeat to end.
4: K1, p1, *ssk, yo, (k1, p1)x5; repeat from * for a total of 3 times, ssk, yo, k1, p1.
5-6: K1, p1; repeat to end.
Bind off in rib.
Other side:
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end.
Bind off in rib.

Sleeves.
Cast on 26sts.
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.

Purl one row increasing in last st (27 sts).
Start pattern.
1: K1, *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k2.
2: Purl.
3: K3, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to end of row.
4: Purl.
5-8: As rows 1-4.
9: Kfb, *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, kfb.
10: P29.
11: K4, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
12: Purl.
13: K2,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
14-16: As rows 10-12.
17: K2,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
18-20: As rows 10-12
21: Kfb, k1,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, kfb.
22: P31.
23: K5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
24: Purl.
25: K3,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
26: Purl.
27: K5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
28: Purl.
Adjust sleeve length here if you like.
Start sleeve cap shaping.
1: Bind off 3 sts, (1st is on needle) (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1,)x4, k3.
2: Bo3sts, purl to end. (25sts)
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 5sts, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: Purl.
5: Ssk, k2, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog,)x2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog.
6: P23.
7: Ssk, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog.
8: P21.
9: Ssk, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog,)x2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog.
10: P19.
11: Ssk, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, k2tog.
12: P2tog, p13, p2tog.
13: Ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (13sts).
14: P2tog, p9, p2tog.
15: Ssk, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog. (9sts).
16: P9.
Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

Neck.
With right side facing pick up and knit 54 sts.
1-3: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.

Optional pockets.
Co 14 sts.
1: Knit.
2: Purl.
3-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, to end of row,
Bind off in rib.
Make the other in the same way.
Sew in place on front or if you want to use it as a cardi on the “backs!”.

Weave in all yarn ends. Sew on buttons.


Patricia Renwick © Copyright September 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights.