Free Pattern: Quick & Easy Toddler Size Throw

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Quick & Easy Toddler Size Throw

Yarn:  Bulky Yarn, holding 4 strands together

Needles: US Size 50 (a.k.a. vampire stakes ;))

Directions:

CO 28 STS holding 4 strands together. Work in stockinette stitch  (*K1 row, P1 row*)until blanket measures 36” long. BO. Adding a fringe is optional.

Finished dimensions are approximately 2’x3’.

For the blanket pictured I used Lion Brand Jiffy Solids in Blue (“Slate” 151), Purple (“Grape” 138), Gray (“Dark Gray Heather” 159).  I’m normally not a fan of acrylic but for a blanket that’s going to suffer all kinds of toddler abuse, it’s nice to have something that can be put in the washer and dryer as often as needed.

Free Pattern: Simple Garter Brim Baby Hat

I just love the simplicity of this hat… I think it’s the yarn that really makes it work. A quick knit up, and a great gift.

Size: 0-3 months
Yarn: Any worsted/light worsted yarn. Solid colors show off the pattern better than multis. I used Berroco Vintage in color Lilac.
Needles: Size 7 DPNs
Gauge: 5sts per inch

Directions:

Cast on 64 sts with size 7 circular needles. Work approximately 1” in garter stitch. Then switch to stockinette stitch for 5”. Decrease for top as follows:

K8, K2TOG
K7, K2TOG
K6, K2TOG
K5, K2 TOG

Continuing down until you K2TOG all the way around. Break yarn leaving an 8” tail. Weave tail through remaining stitches, cinch up, and weave in ends. All done!

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Free Pattern: Felted Pan Handle Cover

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Ravelry is requiring I publish this off site, so here goes:

Felted Pan Handle Cover:

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn that will felt. I used Plymouth Galway Highland Heather
Needles: Size 8
Gauge: not relevant– I got 6sts/inch

This is a great way to use up scraps of yarn!

CO 40 stitches
Work 10 rows in garter stitch
BO

Fold the rectangle in half length-wise before seaming it up.

Note: Different yarns will felt differently… for example, the Galway Highland Heather felts very nicely and makes a good surface for needle felting. The Patons I tried leaves more texture showing and is fine left plain. YMMV