Monster Puppet Socks
this pattern was given to me so I am taking a chance that I am not breaching any copyright here. The pattern is to be used only for charity - the finished items given freely to children.
Preferred Patterns for 25cm squares
Here are 3 basic patterns that knit up into a 25cm(10”) square.
4 rows of 7 (28) squares make a good size knee rug.
2 rows of 2 squares will make a baby rug or a cat rug and 3 x 3 a dog rug.
Materials: Either 1 strand of 8 ply or 1 strand of 5 ply and 1 strand of 3 ply or 2 strands of 4 ply
AVERAGE KNITTERS use 4mm needles LOOSE knitters use 3.75mm needles TIGHT knitters use 4.5mm needles
Stipes can be added also patterns, however, if adding a pattern you must have a garter stitch border
of at least 4 stitches around the square. Slipping the 1st stitch of each row creates a neat edge
which helps when sewing up Please be sure to do this step, thanks.
# SQUARE 1 Cast on 50 stitches
1st Row Knit
2nd Row Slip 1, knit to end Repeat 2nd Row until 104 rows have been worked from the beginning.
Cast Off. If you want to make a strip of 4 or 7 squares do not cast off instead change
colours and knit another 104 rows, change colours again and continue.
## SQUARE 2 (DIAGONAL) Inc. = knit into front and back of stitch to increase
Cast On 1 st. 1st Row Inc. (2sts)
2nd Row Slip 1, Inc. (3sts)
3rd Row Slip 1, Inc. knit to end (4sts) Repeat 3rd Row increasing 1 st each row until 79 stitches
are on your needle
Begin Decrease 1st Row Slip 1, k2tog(knit 2 together), knit to end (78sts)
Repeat this row until 3 sts remain, Slip 1, k2tog K2tog and fasten off.
### SQUARE 3 (MITRE) Cast on 100 stitches.
1st Row K48, K2tog, twice, K48.
2nd Row and alternative rows, Knit
3rd Row K47, K2tog, twice, K47.
5th Row K46, K2tog, twice, K46.
Continue decreasing 2 stitches in the centre of each alternate row until 2
stitches remain, K2 together (fasten off).
If you want to make a strip of 4 or 7 squares dont fasten off the last stitch.
Leave it on the needle and pick up another 49 stitches along the edge (wrong side) of the square
just worked, cast on another 50 stitches = 100 stitches in all
Then work the 2nd square the same as the first etc.
The Gift of Giving Pattern variations
Crochet beanies/chemo caps
After crocheting the crown of your beanie i.e. when you finish the increasing try one of the following........
Instead of putting your hook through both loops as you crochet around try just using the back loop only -- this creates a nice rib effect and is slightly more stretchy than ordinary crochet.
Another effect is to alternate between back and front loops as you crochet around -- this gives you a thick textured pattern.
Bev's Beanie Pattern
Vary the garter stitch band by changing it to either 1 x 1 or 2 x 2 rib and cutting the number of rows down by half.
Any ply yarn and needles to suit. (You may wish to slip the first stitch of each row for a more even edge) Cast on 1 stitch Increase 1 (knit into front and back of stitch) (2sts) Next and every row until length required for square: K1, Increase 1, K to end Knit 1 row without increase Next and every row until 1 stitch remains: K1, K2together, K to end Bind off last stitch. You should now have a neat square! TIP: Count the number of stitches on your 'row without increase' when making squares for a rug. It saves measuring and ensures they are all the same size.
Square Pattern for St Johns Needles & Thread programme
Knit 53 rows. Cast off. Note: To keep sides of square even, slip
1st stitch of each row.
Quickie simple knitting patterns -great for rugs
Here are some quick knitting patterns that can be used in baby jackets, hats and rugs.
Multiple of 4 sts + 3
Row 1: [k2,p2] to last 3 sts k2,p1
Every row is the same. Great easy pattern for scarves!
Super Quick Triangular Shawl
12ply Ribbed Cap on Circular Needles
12ply yarn 100gms
5mm circular needle and 5mm dpns
Cast on 92 sts
Row 1: K2, P2 to end - begin knitting in rounds
Round 1: place marker being sure not to twist work K2, P2 around.
Continue working in rounds K2,P2 rib until work measures 18cm/7 ending at the marker.
Begin Decrease: change to dpns when necessary
Round 1: K2tog, P2 around 69sts
Round 2: Knit the knits and purl the purls around
Round 3: K1, P2tog around 46sts
Round 4: Knit around
Round 5: K2tog around 23sts
Round 6: Knit around
Round 7: K2tog around, knit final stitch 12sts remaining
Cut 6 yarn tail, tightly thread through remaining 12 sts and bind off weave in ends.
You may knit this pattern in 8ply using 4mm needles casting on 100 sts to begin. When decreasing repeat rounds 5 and 6 until approx 12 sts remain - finish off.