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Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket

You might have already known about my new found love for Corner-to-Corner Crochet from my previous blogs. Making any C2C blanket is easy and interesting especially when you have a grid-based graph or a pixel graph with you. There are over a thousand graphs available online in different variety from living to non-living. However, animals and cartoon characters are the most popular pixel arts available online. They are top choices when you are looking for patterns for children.

When I learned C2C, I quickly jumped at the opportunity of making a baby blanket. I liked the Dog graph from 1dogwoof and altered the colours to make Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket.

But I was craving for learning the art myself. The challenge arrived when a friend approached me for a similar theme as Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket, after checking out the homepage. Apparently, the couple needed it in 2-3 weeks, so I decided to make a monkey-panda themed blanket. 

Completely new at pixel drawing, I browsed few monkeys and pandas online to understand the intricacies of the pattern with respect to the facial features and body positioning. I must admit that the process is tedious and takes a lot of practice and hit and trails. You have to start with one figure at a time like I did with the monkey and then made one change at a time to understand the overall look of the pattern. 

I finally succeeded and I can proudly say this was my first attempt at pixel art! I hope you like what I have tried to bring out in these and try out for yourself.

 

Process:

Collect the colours that you plan to use for the blanket. Start C2C crocheting and then C2C decreasing crocheting to complete one graph. Repeat the similar process for all the graphs twice. Both the graphs are 25×25. Make 1 graph and measure its size. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 3 parts. For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1-2″ makes the blanket 36×36 or 37×37. 

Note: Make 1 graph and check out the measurement of that part. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 3 parts. For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1-2″ makes the blanket 36×36 or 37×37. 

For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1″ makes the blanket 37×37. 

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

Remember:

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black and white graph and mark the colours) and number all the rows and columns. Here, it is 25×25. The C2C stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with C2C Crochet Stitch Increasing ( focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally for 25 rows. 
  3. Start decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

Edging:-

After completing the 4 parts, join them using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket. 

R1: Ch 1, Single Crochet (SC) around each post. 3 SC at the corners. 

R2: Ch 2, Double Crochet on each SC. 3 DC at the corners or at the corner 3SC – 3DC on the middle 3 SC group.

R3: Ch 2, Half-Herringbone Double Crochet (HHDC) around each DC. 3 HHDC at the corner DC or 3 HHDC on the middle of the 3 DC group.

Monkey Grid Graph / Monkey Pixel Art:

Crochet C2C Monkey Grid Graph 25x25 / Corner-to-corner Monkey Pixel Graph 25x25

Panda Grid Graph / Panda Pixel Art:

Crochet C2C Panda Grid Graph 25x25 / Corner-to-corner Panda Pixel Graph 25x25

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

Final pointers to keep in mind when working on this project.

  1. Print colourful graph. If you have the black and white printer then print the graph and colour the blocks using colour pencils or mark G for green, Y for Yellow, Br for Brown, Sk for light brown or skin etc. so that you do not miss out the shape.
  2. Mark each row and column so that you know at which row you are while working.
  3. Also, count the number of blocks use 1 colour in that working row. Remember we work diagonally in C2C.
  4. Make one graph and measure the part. Based upon this measurement you can calculate the total size of your blanket. You can increase the size of the blanket by
    1. adding few rows of SC and DC around each part.
    2. adding an edge and increasing the edge using DC around.
  5. For e.g. here each part is 17″. In order to get 40″X40″ blanket, I have to add another 5″. I can add a row of SC and another row of DC in each part. Then after sewing them, I can add another one row of SC and DC and HHDC. You can mix and match the options to get your desired size.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 37″
  • Width: 37″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.
  • You can increase the total size of the blanket.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket

C2C Panda Work-In-Progress Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

C2C Crochet Panda Graph / Corner to Corner Crochet Panda - Knot My Designs

C2C Monkey Work-In-Progress Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

C2C Crochet Monkey Graph / Corner to Corner Crochet Monkey - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphic-animals can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn:
    1. Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – Expresso, Vardhman Maroon, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – TaupeJo-Ann Red Heart With Love – Daffodil – 1 ball each,
    2.  Jo-Ann Red Heart With Love – Lettuce – 2 balls.
    3. Vardhamaan White, Vardhamaan Black – 3 balls 
  • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
  • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
  • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  1. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  2. Needles
  3. Scissors
  4. Measuring Tape
  5. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

 

APPENDIX

Care Instructions Defined Icon for Hand Wash, Cold Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Have you ever wondered why babies or newborn toys are colourful and of various shapes? 

Because as a child grows, he/she learns to observe and categorize the objects around in form of shapes and colours. This helps to develop the brain and build that motor skills. The kid learns to differentiate size, shapes and patterns around. Colours help to identify objects like yellow fruit in the shape of half circle is a banana. 

I have always dreamt of making a geometric-shaped colourful blanket for children to serve as a multi-purpose item. It can not only be used as a swaddling cover or stroller blanket or normal baby blanket but also can be laid on carpet or bed and they can play with the colours and shapes. 

I was successful to implement when a friend asked me for a custom baby blanket to gift.

After getting a hold on Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet stitch, I tried a few pixel grid graphs on my own. I liked the work of other fellow crocheters but I wanted to make a pattern all by myself from the scratch. The basic way to learn is to simply form geometric shapes to get the idea of blocks and shapes. 

This struck me with the idea of making the geometric-shaped squares for the baby blanket. I tried all basic geometric shapes and polygons. I changed the colours of the squares based on the availability of yarns and voila! here is the charming baby blanket. 

Process:

We can find a square, circle, rectangles, triangle, right angle triangle, ovals, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, parallelogram, diamond, septagon, rhombus of different colours in this Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket.

Collect the colours that you plan to use for the blanket. Start C2C crocheting and then C2C crocheting in descending pattern to complete one graph. Repeat the similar process for all the graphs as these are the 15×15 grid. Make 1 graph and measure its size. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. For this blanket, each piece is 10″ and no border makes the blanket 40″ X 40″.

Note: Make 1 graph and check out the measurement of that part. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. You can add a row of SC if you want to have the uniformity all around. 

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black n white graph and mark the colours) and mark the total rows and columns. It is 15X15. The C2C corner stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with ¹C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally till the count 15.
  3. Start ²decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

Edging:-

After completing the 16 square pieces, join them using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket. 

I haven’t provided any edging as the size is already 40″ X 40″ and the invisible stitch flows pretty well.

C2C Geometric Shaped Coloured Graphs:

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

 

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

Final pointers to keep in mind when working on this project.

  1. Print colourful graph. If you have the black and white printer then print the graph and colour the blocks using colour pencils or mark G for green, Y for Yellow, Br for Brown, R for Red etc. so that you do not miss out the shape.
  2. Mark each row and column so that you know at which row you are while working.
  3. Also, count the number of blocks use 1 colour in that working row. Remember we work diagonally in C2C.
  4. Make one graph and measure the part. Based upon this measurement you can calculate the total size of your blanket. You can increase the size of the blanket by
    1. adding few rows of SC and DC around each part.
    2. adding an edge and increasing the edge using DC around.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 37″
  • Width: 37″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.
  • You can increase the total size of the blanket

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan -In Progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Paralellogram Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphs can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn:
    1. Other leftover yarn balls – 1 each.
    2.  Jo-Ann Big Twist Classic – Gray – 2 balls.
    3. Vardhamaan red, green, pink, maroon – left over balls.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.
  • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
  • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
  • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions Defined Icon for Hand Wash, Cold Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater

It was an exhilarating experience! My first trial in the making of the sweater, a maiden attempt towards stitching. I felt all the emotions of thrill, fear, anxiety, to the happiness of triumph and pride of achievement.

A naive in stitching and cutting, I do not know the fundamentals of it. I can run a sewing machine for mending stitches, that’s all. This was an interesting experience. The final sweater was much closer to my expectation, but, it turned out to be slightly bigger in size for younger nephew, especially at the sleeves. However, I have nothing to worry, kids grow very quickly. So most likely within a year’s time, it will fit him. Having said that, it was indeed a learning for me. I picked up some understanding about fitting and stitching.

And I must admit, it is pretty impressive for the first attempt. What say?

Process:

I loved the Yarnspirations blog. It contains a lot of patterns with detailed instructions available for free. I was looking for a sweater for a 2-year-old toddler. Since this is my 1st attempt in crocheting a sweater (any size), I loved the instructions and the pictorial measurement. I simply fell in love with this hoodie sweater pattern. It is so darn cute that I wish I had one for myself. The yarn is completely different than the yarn listed on the pattern page. Thus, I focused entirely on the size chart rather than the written pattern. My nephew is 1-year-old but I chose to make it bigger by 1 size so that it fits well. It’s better to make a bigger size than work on exact size, which will be unfit in a couple of months. I made the modifications accordingly. It was quite a challenging task since I had very limited knowledge of making a sweater. The yarn thickness was different than the recommended yarn in the pattern. Thus, I used a different crochet hook. I have listed the modifications I did in case you are in my position.

  1. Initial chain count for the back is 56 to get 11.5″. I raised the length by .5″ more, so instead of 13.5″ it is 14″.
  2. Sleeves are 9″.
  3. The front is also increased by 0.5″ while the length is similar to the back with 14″. The initial chain count is around 44.
  4. The Shoulder width turned out more as 4″. I could reduce it to 3 and left more opening for the neck.
  5. I followed the hood instructions with 4 rows to create the open collar and then sewed all the parts.

 Caution Section:-

  1. Measurement is very important for making any outfit. This one turned out to be for the older nephew than the younger one.
  2. The yarn and crochet size selection can alter based on your availability and preference. Thus check out the complete sizing pictures from the link.
  3. It’s better to make a bigger size than work on exact size which will be unfit in a couple of months.
  4. Initial chain count and 3-4 rows of the pattern will give you the sizing clarity. This might require unwinding a couple of times till you get the desired size.
  5. After creating the Back, make sure you are always measuring the front 2 halves again n again. Especially, when you make the holes for buttons. I miscalculated, thus there is 1″ of an increased size in the front. I have tried to handle the situation while sewing up. Had I measured front along with the back, I would have saved this extra wool and also have gotten the perfect fit.
  6. Sleeves turn out a bit bigger than the body base. Thus after completing the back and the front then only proceed with sleeves.
  7. Since I felt hoodie will enclose the opening of the neck, I didn’t proceed. It is my first attempt at stitching and making of the sweater. I have made a lot of mistakes in the process.
  8. It is best if you use the same yarn ball to avoid imperfection in design.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Body Length: 14″
  • Body Width: 12″
  • Sleeve length: 9″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Hood can be added along with pom-pom to bring out the extra zest.
  • You can also add pockets.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Creamy Cute Toddler Sweater Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kid’s style.
  • Make matching or contrasting colours beanies and booties to complete a set.
  • You can also have gloves of mittens matching beanies and booties.
  • You can create pockets too for adding another oomph factor.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Oswal Cream Yarn – 4 balls.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Buttons: 4
  7. Sewing Thread and needle
  8. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet C2C Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket

An urgent demand to complete led me to try out ChiWei’s C2C Dog Zodiacs. I tried creating a sketch on pixel art app but it was consuming too much of my time.

I always love browsing patterns and designs of other crocheters and knitters. This helps me to put my thoughts into a paper. I wanted to make something cute and neutral colours for a baby. Be it a girl or a boy, the non-blue and non-pink selection can be served as the most appropriate gift.

ChiWei’s zodiacs are animal graphics that can be easily turned into separate cute blankets or bags for the babies and toddlers. The colour range is bright yet soothing to the eyes. Thus, I decided to follow it religiously. But, this is not me. I never try out the pattern the same way it is. I always amend the rules. So, after one section, I changed the colour selection.

Process:

The vision of this Woof Woof blanket was 4 dog square graph in a blanket. 2 dogs (same colour selection) placed diagonally.

The pattern uses Corner-to-Corner (C2C) stitch.

The pattern contains 3 parts:

  1. Light brown, blue eye patch Dog – Blue Patch Dog
  2. Dark brown, orange eye patch Dog – Orange Patch Dog
  3. Edging.

Blue Patch Dog:-

The colour keeps changing as the pattern demanded. I made few changes on the yarn colours as per the specified square graph.

The base colour is yellow. The dog is beige colour. Ears, tail and paws are brown fur-yarn. The blue yarn for an eye patch. Dark Maroon for the nose. Red colour for the dog.

Crochet C2C Blue Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Blue Patch Dog Graph Ear Up - Knot My Designs

C2C Blue Patch Dog with one ear up

 

Crochet C2C Blue Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Blue Patch Dog Graph Ear Down - Knot My Designs

C2C Blue Patch Dog graph with both ears down

Orange Patch Dog:-

The Chocolate brown dog square graph on white base requires the same graph, replacing

  • the yellow base with white base
  • skin colour dog to dark brown colour throughout
  • Ears and tail is also dark brown colour
  • blue blotch to orange patch with the additional white spot.
  • Dog collar is red yarn
  • Beige yarn for nose and Off grey for paws.
Crochet C2C Orange Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Orange Patch Dog Graph Ear Up - Knot My Designs

C2C Orange Patch Dog with one ear up

 

Crochet C2C Orange Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Orange Patch Dog Graph Ear Down - Knot My Designs

C2C Orange Patch Dog with both ears down

Edging:-

There are 2 types of edging.

Dog Edging is an edging after each dog square graph.

After completing the Dog square graph,

1. Single Crochet (SC) around. [For DC, make 2 SC stitch to maintain the same size. 3 SC in the 4 corners to give a perfectly square corner.] 

2. 2 rows of DC. DC in every SC. 3 DC on the middle SC of (3 SC corner) on the previous row.

Blanket Edging is the edging of the whole blanket.

Sew all the 4 Dog square graphs to form the blanket using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket.

  1. 2 rows of SC using yellow colour yarn. SC in every DC, 3 SC on the middle DC of (3 DC corner) on the previous row.
  2. 2 rows of SC using white colour yarn. SC in every SC, 3 SC in the middle SC of (3 SC corner) on the previous row.
  3. Work on 1 row of Reverse Single Crochet (RSC) or Crab Stitch around using white yarn.

Pattern:-

The blog provides a colourful graph indicating the detailed version of the colours each square should present.

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black n white graph and mark the colours) and mark the total rows and columns. It is 23X23. The C2C corner stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally till the count 23.
  3. Start decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focussing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

  • In case you are trying out C2C crochet stitch for the first time, work on a scarf or a blanket with the change of colours. Either you can opt for square block and stitch together, or you can change the colours after 2-3 rows diagonally.
  • The complete dog pattern consumed 16″. Thus I added 2″ individual edging also 2″ complete edging to get the complete blanket of 40×40. Thus the yarn thickness and crochet hook used will change the dimensions of the pattern.
  • You might use multiple balls of the same colour in the pattern, or cut the yarn, leave 2-3 inch yarn for tight sew.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 40″
  • Width: 40″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphic animals can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

 

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhamaan White, Vardhamaan Black, Jo-Ann Big Twist – Royal Blue, Jo-Ann Big Twist – Pumpkin, Jo-Ann Bernat Pipsqueak – Chocolate, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – Expresso, Vardhman Maroon, Vardhmaan Red, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – TaupeJo-Ann Big Twist Rainbow Classic – Yellow 1 ball each.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

 

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

 

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Toddler’s Furloop Beanie

The best part in the fashion world is the creation of embellishments that define an attire. For babies, there is pom-pom, fur, embroidery, appliques, laces, which are added to create additional attractions. Babies are cute and the presence of pom-pom and fur makes them cuter. However, you use and style the clothing item, it is always a plus point to add a pom-pom or fur in your product for maximum sales.

Whenever I get an order for a toddler or a child, I always plan to add these embellishments to fit in the cuteness quotient. Because, adorable, lovely and sweet looks top over attractiveness and this colourful Crochet toddler furloop beanie will just do the job.

Process:

The beanie is very simple to create. Stitches required are Double Crochet Stitch (DC) and Single Crochet Stitch (SC).

Base:-

Starting with a magic circle, Ch 2, make 12 DC, join to the 1st DC. Increase evenly by 12 on every row until the diameter of the hat measures 6″. Continue the same count till the total height of the beanie reaches 6-6.5″.

Join white yarn and create one more round of DC. Create another 2 rounds of SC using previous minted blue colour and white colour in sequence.

Edging:-

Join Brown fur yarn and work on 2 rows of SC.

Caution Section:-

  • The selection of the yarns is important. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the design.
  • Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different techniques ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  • In case, you are unable to get the required chosen coloured yarn of same thickness, you can change the crochet hook and your technique as you go around, to get the seamless look. For me, I chose one crochet hook and changed my technique for different yarns.
  • It will be easy if the basics of the hat’s height are defined. For e.g. if the total height of the hat is 9″ and white stripe is about .5″ thick then the placement of the white stripe should be after 7.5″-8″ approx, leaving 0.25″-0.5″ for the chocolate fur edging. 
  • Since the number of rows alters due to different yarn sizes and crochet hooks, it is best to total up the number of rows required to make 1″. Based on this calculation, the position of the white band can be set.
  • The positioning of the stripes and edging size along with the knowledge of the gauge will reduce the rework.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 9″
  • Circumference: 16″-18″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pom-pom.
    • I made the pom-pom loop bigger than the regular one to give a different unique fuzzy look. I made it by hand. I didn’t trim the top of pom-pom too short.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give cuteness to the hat.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Toddler’s Furloop Beanie

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Furloop Beanie Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with the winter jacket.
  • Go for the contrast colour of the jacket of choice. You might suit the colour with cowls or gloves.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Caron Simply Soft – Mint BlueJo-Ann Bernat Pipsqueak – BrownJo-Ann Red Heart – White
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet hook: 6mm
  3. Scissors
  4. Needle
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Baby Football Cocoon

A baby; an infant; a little one; a newborn; is coming to this beautiful planet. You start thinking of names, checking out the kid’s section in the mall, setting up a plan for decorating the kid’s room, begin searching for parenting tips in the bookstores, and even start observing other parents. Your whole life is about to change; the priorities; the schedule; the life everything is going to change. You are going to have a whole new experience and indeed lots and lots of beautiful moments.

To capture one such moment, I planned to present a special handmade gift to my younger nephew. A baby football cocoon. I have already mentioned about the Toddler’s Football Earflap hat. Since I was planning to make a duo crochet gift for the brothers, I chose America football theme. This is my first attempt to make a cocoon for a baby and I am happy that it came out alright.

At present, the beanie is part of the cocoon’s body. We can also remove the body and use the head of the cocoon as separate beanie!

Process:

The cocoon can be divided into 2 parts:

  1. Beanie
  2. Cocoon body

Beanie:-

The beanie process is simple. It’s basic Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC) with white and chocolate yarn changed as required.

Starting from a magic circle and 8 Half Double Crochet (HDC), extend every row (up to row 6) by 8 counts till you get 48 HDC.

With White colour yarn, extend 1 more row (i.e. row 7) by 8 counts to get 56 HDC. Continue 56 HDC for 3 more rows.

Change back to chocolate yarn, continue 56 DC to reach the height of the hat to 7.5″.

Cocoon Body:-

The pattern is taken from Celeste’s Here In the Waiting Place – Crochet Football Cocoon Hat. I have increased the chain stitches and no. of rows to make a slightly bigger.

Caution Section:-

  • Calculation of the position of the white band is important.
  • It will be easy if the basics hat excluding ear flaps are defined. For e.g. if the total height of the earflap hat is 8″ where 2″ is assigned for ear flaps, then the basic hat should be 6″ in height.
  • Since the number of rows alters due to different yarn sizes and crochet hooks, it is best to total up the number of rows required to make 1″. Based on this calculation, the position of the white band can be set.
  • Similarly, follow the same caution for cocoon. The positioning of the white band and the football seam along with the knowledge of the gauge will reduce the rework.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the football beanie: 7.5″
  • Circumference of the football beanie: 16″-18″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

  • Height of the football cocoon: 22″
  • The circumference of the football cocoon: 22″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter of the beanie to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour.  Link to make the pompom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to add more cuteness.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Baby Football Cocoon

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • As the baby grows, you can just use the beanie.
  • You can add straps to the cocoon to make it market bag for future use.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Red Heart Soft – WhiteRed Heart Soft – Chocolate
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Toddler’s Panda Hat

My love and attraction towards panda grew after the release of Kung-Fu Panda. The journey of a slacker panda Po to become a Kung-Fu skilled Dragon Warrior and fight against the treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung to save China. How he learns under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu, and support of the legendary Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper, and Monkey.

So when the customer asked me to make a cute hat for his nephew, Panda or I should say Kung-Fu Panda became my top choice. I loved the idea of making a panda hat for a toddler.

Process:

I was planning to make a white bear ear flap beanie but I ended up making a panda.  The hat contains 2 parts: base of the hat and parts to make a panda i.e. ears, eyes, nose, and mouth.

Base of the Hat:-

The base could be series of Double Crochet Stitch (DC) to create a basic beanie or series of Half Double Crochet (HDC). I opted for HDC as they provide more thickness since my yarn was fine quality.

After creating a basic beanie its time to create face parts of the panda.

Parts of the Panda Face:-

I followed the pattern from Sarah’s – Repeat Crafter Me Blog for getting the initial shape information.

Ears:

Sarah has used HDC starting from 8 HDC to 24 HDC.  But I tried to give a 5/8 pie look. pizza_15piece - 5/8 pie chart

Instead of going round and round for all rows, in the 3rd row, I skipped the last 2 HDC stitches. Turned and created one more row of HDC with an increment of 8 evenly. I made 2 of these. Since I used a smaller hook for the ears. I didn’t make 4 and join to provide sturdiness.

Eyes:

I followed the same steps as defined in the pattern but instead of 7 chains, I went for 9 ch to give bigger eyes.

Nose:

I followed the same steps as defined in the pattern.

Mouth:

I sewed black yarn differently to as other panda images.

Caution Section:-

  1. The selection of the yarns is important. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the design.
  2. Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different technique ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  3. Since the number of rows alters due to different yarn sizes and crochet hooks, it is best to total up the number of rows required to make 1″. Based on this calculation, you can make the beanie with correct measurements for your target audience.
  4. The positioning of the extras (ear, eyes, nose) and edging size along with the knowledge of the gauge will reduce the rework. For e.g. while working on ears and eyes, make one ear or one eye in a smaller size (i.e. reduce the number of initial counts or number of rows). Lay the beanie flat and place one ear and one eye and mark the positions using stitch markers. Mark the other eye position too by calculating the difference between each eye and the sides.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 8.5″
  • Circumference: 16″-18″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. Link to make the pompom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give a more feminine touch.

But I do not think any other additionals are required more. You can give white button eyes on the eye patches to give open eyes panda.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Toddler’s Panda Hat

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Toddler's Panda Hat Free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Go for complete panda look. Panda hat and white and black outfit.
  • White sweater or black sweater with panda hat.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhama Wool – Black, White
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5mm
  3. Needle
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Inkwell Baby Blanket for Stroller

A baby always brings happiness in the family. Parents start dreaming about a whole new world. In this busy life where we are burdened with liabilities, responsibilities and job pressure, the presence of baby helps you to mould yourself completely into a different timeframe; you act like a child, you become one. You start recalling the good old fun-loving and mischievous yet innocent days of your life. In this not only the baby is very well entertained, but also your mind is refreshed.

When my friend started discussing the ideal list of items that could be gifted to her friend who just became a mum, I suggested a baby blanket for home or outside on a stroller as an everyday use item. I chose this black-white-grey mixed yarn to make a unisex blanket for the baby.

Process:

The procedure is simple. 81 chains and Single crochet in each row till the size of the blanket is 39″x39″. Ideal size for stroller blanket is 37″x37″. It can vary based on the thickness of the wool too. It required 3 balls of yarn to get 39″ size of the blanket.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

39″ x 39″ is ideal for home or outside or stroller.

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the size of the blanket for a different purpose.
  • You can add a plush toy in the corner for the fun.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for a different colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember when the yarn contains multiple colours then it is best to go for a simple pattern. A combination of exquisite pattern and multiple colours do not age well. We draw attention to one feature that brings out the beauty, not the beast to get an exquisite piece. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Inkwell Baby Blanket for Stroller

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour for your kid’s room, stroller.
  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your sofa or cushions.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The whole blanket can be made with one single colour yarn to soothe the interior.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Bernat Baby – Inkwell
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 11 mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Minion Theme Earflap Hat Free Pattern for toddler - Knot My Designs

Minion Theme

Though the Minions in Despicable Me or Minions are servants of favourite or looking for a leader (Scarlet Overkill), they are the cutest animated creations I have ever seen.

I do not deny my favouritism, likeliness, or craziness for Minions. Gru, Scarlet Overkill, Margo, Edith, and Agnes are interesting characters but it is these tiny minions that took the world by their cute stupid brainless actions. There are many different charactered minions too.

I wanted to make a minion theme based for my nephew. Kevin, the minion, is my final selection for the earflap hat. I made an earflap hat of a toddler age for my nephew.

For myself (since I’m such a huge fan myself), I chose Kohl container.

Process:

Minion Earflap Hat:-

Repeat Crafter Me By Sarah had this easy-to-follow pattern. There are some issues with the link now. I’m not able to provide the correct link. Well. the pattern is a basic earflap pattern. For edging and string, I used the blue yarn, sew black yarn to form lips and strings of hair, created an eye using black, brown, white and grey yarn in rounds.

The pattern contains 5 parts:

  1. Body
  2. Earflap
  3. Edging
  4. Eyes
  5. Final stitch

Body:-

(Please note: I make slightly tight stitches. Thus my total number of counts may increase than compared to others.)

R1:(Base colour) Magic Circle, Ch 2, 8 HDC, join with Slip Stitch (ST SL) in the 1st HDC. Total: 8 HDC.

R2: Ch 2, 2HDC in every HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 16 HDC.

R3: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 24 HDC.

R4: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 2 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 32 HDC.

R5: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 3 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 40 HDC.

R6: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 4 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 48 HDC.

R7: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 5 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 56 HDC.

Please check the diameter of the crown. If it ranges from 5.75″ to 6″, stop there and continue with the formation of the football design.

R8: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 6 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

R10- R14: (Using black yarn) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

R14-R18: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

EarFlap:-

R1: Ch 1, 8 HDC in next HDC. Turn. Total: 8 HDC.

R2: Ch 1, HDC2Together(HDC2Tog), 4 HDC, (HDC2Tog). Turn. Total: 6HDC.

R3: Ch 1, HDC in every HDC. Turn. Total 6 HDC.

R4: Ch 1, HDC2Together(HDC2Tog), 2 HDC, (HDC2Tog). Turn. Total: 4HDC.

R5: Ch 1, HDC in every HDC. Turn. Total 4 HDC.

For other Earflap, skip 24 HDC, make another earflap.

To make the earflaps (i.e. 8 HDC decrease down to 4 HDC), we need to calculate the placement of the ear-flaps. 

Gap between 2 earflaps = {Total count(multiples of 8) - 16( 2 earflaps base size)}/2.

For e.g.: (64-16)/2 = 24 count gap between 2 earflaps of 8 HDC.

Edging:-

Single Crochet (SC) around to make a fine edge using Blue Colour yarn.

Eyes:-

You can 2 or 1 based on the specific minion that you choose. I chose Kevin so I made one eye.

R1: (Using Black yarn) Starting with a Magic Circle, Ch1, SC 6; join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 6 SC.

R2: Ch 1, 2 SC in every SC; Join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 12 SC.

R3: (Changing to White Yarn) Ch 1, *SC in SC, 2 SC in next SC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 18 SC.

R4: Ch 1, *SC in 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 24 SC.

R5: Ch 1, *SC in 3 SC, 2 SC in next SC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 30 SC.

R6: (Changing to Grey Yarn) Ch 1, *SC in 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning SC with an SL ST. Total 36 SC.

Final Stitch:-

Sew the Eye on the black band. Stitch and form the smiley lip.

Cut 4 pieces of 12″ blue colour yarn Using 2 yarn together make a chain of 12+. Attach the same blue colour yarn tassels.

Knot few small strands of black yarn on the top (small section) of the hat at random places to form hair of the minions.

Minion Pencil/Kohl Pouch:-

I made Kohl case for myself using PetalsToPicots – Pencil Case from Petals To Picots. It is was a great DIY craft for me. It could be used as pencil-case too.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

EarFlap Hat

  • Height of the earflap head: 6″
  • Height of the flap: 2″
  • Circumference of the earflap: 18″-20″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Kohl Pouch

  • Length of the pouch: 6″
  • Circumference: 3″

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give a more feminine touch.

But I do not think we need to go for any other additional anymore. The Minion Ear-flap Hat is an accessory by itself.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Minion Earflap Hat

Crochet Minion Theme Earflap Hat Pattern for toddler - Knot My Designs

Crochet Minion Theme Earflap Hat Pattern for toddler - Knot My Designs

Minion Pencil/Kohl Pouch

Crochet Minion Theme Pencil Pouch/ Kohl Pouch Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Go for the complete Minion look. Minion with a yellow and blue outfit.
  • Blue sweater or white sweater with a Minion beanie.
  • Use as your favourite Minion costume for Halloween.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Lion Brand – Honey BeeJo-Ann Red Heart – WhiteJo-Ann Red Heart – BlackJo-Ann Red Heart – Light GreyJo-Ann Red Heart – Royal Blue
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Small black shirt button
  6. Black Thread
  7. Sewing Needles
  8. Measuring Tape
  9. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, please give the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Baby Beanie-Booties Set Free Pattern for Baby or Toddler - Knot My Designs

Baby Beanie-Booties Set

This was my gift to my nephew on his first birthday; a set of Baby Beanie and Baby Booties. I just love the colour combination – Blue and Chocolate. It is so calm and peaceful.

Process:

It was difficult to set up on one pattern. I followed 2 different blogs to make this set. To give my style, I used a chocolate fur wool for the edges of both; the Beanie and Booties. Both of this wool is specifically for babies.

Baby Beanie:-

I opted for SmoothFoxLover – Kool Kids Hat. Donna’s pattern is a combination of Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) and Double Crochet (DC). This pattern can be used to make hats for an adult too by the increasing the count. It gives a certain textured look that can be worn as casual winter hats.  Pom-Pom adds cute look for kids.

Baby Booties:-

I liked the RepeatCrafterMe – Cuffed Baby Booties. Sarah has interesting patterns and designs in her blogs. This pattern looked cute. I continued with blue colour yarn to make the complete booties and added a fur edge that could be folded to give a small boot look or could be worn as long boots.

Non-Slippery Soles: to add/paste or glue a layer of non-slippery silicone gel/rubber coating spray. Even though the floor has carpet, the baby yarn is too soft. The base of the booties will make the kid slip or fall. I used clear silicone gel to give invisible coating look at the base of the booties.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the baby hat: 7″
  • Circumference of the baby hat: 14″-16″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

  • Size of the baby booties sole length: 5″

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can add fur yarn, Crab stitch for edging.
  • You can add small pom-poms to the outer side of booties edge.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give more cuteness to those little feet.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Baby Beanie-Booties Set

Crochet Pom-Pom Fur Base Baby Beanie-Booties Set Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Pom-Pom Fur Base Baby Beanie-Booties Set Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Pom-Pom Fur Base Baby Beanie-Booties Set Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with the winter jacket.
  • Go for the contrast colour of your jacket. You might suit the colour with your cowl or gloves.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Bernat – Baby BlueJo-Ann Bernat Pipsqueak – Brown
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Non-Slippery Silicone sealant: clear sealant gel
  6. Measuring Tape
  7. Pom-pom: Jo-Ann Clover pompom maker
  8. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined: Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold Care Instructions Defined for Gentle Tumble Dry Icon Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, please give the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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