Monday, December 29, 2014

The Michelle Infinity Scarf- A free and Easy Knit Pattern

I have 5 little sisters. FIVE. True story. They all adore and revere me, by the way. ;)

One of these sisters is really into wearing scarves. But her collection was lacking a knitted infinity scarf. And being the fabulous, generous, loving, practically perfect sister that I am, I made her one! I chose a fairly basic and easy to memorize pattern because I needed to get it made in time for Christmas. The stitch is a little bit more interesting than a classic garter stitch, but just as simple and gives the scarf a nice texture!


Materials:
  • Everyday Soft Worsted Solids in Cream (I am obsessed with this yarn right now!)
  • Size 8 needles

Notes:
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

Pattern:

CO 22
Row 1: K2,  *yo, k2tog, k2* repeat from * to *
Repeat row one until piece measures 60 inches, or desired length. Then bind off, and seam up the two edges. 

When I finished it and put it on to see if it turned out alright...oh be still my beating heart! It was so pretty that I almost decided I would just keep it! The yarn I used was so soft and the coloring was just gorgeous! I wore it around a few times before I could bring myself to wrap it up for Christmas. I loved how it went with everything!


I really just wanted to keep it. But being the fabulous sister that I am, I gave it my little sister. You should have seen her face when she opened it! She loved it!

Oh, and to keep up with my free patterns, be sure to check out my Little Miss Stitcher Pinterest Board!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY Felt Angel Ornamnet

As I mentioned in my Free Scripture Stitchery Pattern, I have a little sister who recently passed away. The holidays are always hard when a loved one is no longer around, especially at first. Eating sugar and crafting are my two favorite forms of therapy, so I figured that rather than indulging in those delish chocolate oranges that are all over the grocery stores right now, I'd make a felt angel ornament in memory of my sister!


Materials:

Angel Ornament template
Small amounts of felt in sparkly white, light pink, brown and skin tones. (Feel free to change up colors for your own personal preferences though!)
DMC floss that coordinates
Needle
Ribbon, trim or thread for halo and hanging

Instructions:

Using the template, cut out all the felt pieces.


I opted to sew together the 2 angel wings first, making sure that the not sparkly sides were facing.


Next, I sewed the hair to the face circle. I stitched on a little face and attached the circle to the top of one side of the body. I then added the arms and then the heart. After that, I sewed the two body pieces together!


After that I hot glued the wings to the back of the angel's body. Then I hot glued the halo on, using trim I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I forgot to snap a picture of this part (my kids were going to be up from naps soon so I was in a hurry!) but I'll try to explain it as best as I can. More or less, I cut a piece of the beaded trim to the size I wanted and hot glued the two ends together, forming a circle. I turned that circle into an infinity shape, making the halo end much smaller than the loop for hanging. I carefully glued the halo end to the top of the angels head. It really was very simple!



When my toddler tried to grab this angel off the table where I had left it, I told him that it was an angel for his Aunt Nicole in heaven, so he needed to be soft with it. He declared that it needed to go to Grandma's house, so I ended up giving this angel to my mom. I'm going to have to make me another one now! 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Newborn Knit Pants Free Pattern

While I was pregnant, I wanted a little pair of newborn knit pants for my baby but couldn't find any patterns that I loved! So I made up my own pattern, using a pair of baby leggings that came with a newborn outfit as my guide. I was super nervous they wouldn't fit, but they worked just perfectly for my little miss! 



Materials:

Notes:
  • I used the German Twisted Cast On method. I chose this cast on for the nice stretch it offers!
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

Pants legs (Make 2):

CO 31
Row 1: K1 *p1, k1* repeat from * to * across
Row 2: K across
Rows 3-9: Repeat rows 1-2, ending on row 1
Rows 10-26: Beginning with a p row, stockinette stitch
Row 27: K2tog, k27, k2tog
Row 28-46: Beginning with a p row, stockinette stitch
Row 47: K2tog, k 25, k2tog
Row 48-54: Beginning with a p row, stockinette stitch
Rows 55-58: Repeat rows 1-2
Bind off

Sew the two pant legs together from the top to about 1/3 of the way down on both sides. Then sew up the legs. Sew in all loose ends and if desired, lightly block.

Be sure to check out my Little Miss Stitcher Pinterest Board for more free patterns! Happy stitching!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Free Scripture Stitchery Pattern

Earlier this year, I shared a post entitled "All Things Denote There is a God" about my youngest sister and a scripture that can be found in Alma 30:44. This post was part of a series of posts related to her struggle with cancer. Around that same time, I created a little stitchery pattern of that scripture. I didn't have a frame for it, so when I finished it I just tucked it away and forgot about it.

Since that time, my baby sister has passed away, returning to her loving Heavenly Father. Not too long after her funeral, I remembered this little project and pulled it out. I framed it, because the Lord has sent peace to my mind and whispered comfort to my grieving heart. Although my sister is now gone, I still believe that all things do denote there is a God. 

Materials:

Scripture Pattern
8x10 white piece of fabric
8x10 piece of shape flex (Read more about why I use shape flex in this post)
Tracing Pen
Needle
DMC floss: 3862, 335, 727, 703
Color Guide:

Words- 3862
Flower petals- 335
Flower centers- 727
Border- 703

I will always cherish this scripture! Happy stitching!
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