Designs & Free Patterns

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Ida Neck Wrap
My great-great aunt Ida used to knit up something to this for me and my sisters when we were kids. She was on to something – a little wool around your neck makes a huge difference in how warm you feel throughout the day. Cute, quick knit in bulky yarn with size 13 needles. Can be knit up in an afternoon, and will be keeping your neck warm by evening!

Even though this is is a quick-knit, there are a few tricky techniques that are clearly explained in the video tutorial.

Materials Needed:
• 70 yards of bulky yarn; or 100 yards of worsted, held double stranded
• Size 13 needles
• Tapestry needle

Pattern + links to 3 instructional videos $6 via PayPal

Visit this post for a look at the instructional videos.

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Baby Shower Countdown eBook

How much time do you have to knit before the shower?

Baby Shower Countdown is a collection of baby knits, suitable for gift-giving, arranged by the amount of time you have to knit before the baby shower.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced knitter, you’ll find that these patterns are knitter-friendly and fun to make. Additionally, each pattern includes links to free instructional videos to guide you through the trickier parts. The only skills required for this collection are casting-on, knitting, purling, and binding-off.

Each pattern is designed using affordable, machine-washable yarns. Since baby knits require so little yardage, it’s likely that you already have enough yarn in your stash to knit many of the patterns.

These 10 patterns + links to 39 instructional videos are available three ways:

PDF collection (suitable for printing), $12.00 US

Amazon eBook digital download (suitable for devices that use Kindle; including iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry): $9.99 US Buy Now

Patterns + links to instructional videos are also available for individual purchase and download, listed below.

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Striped Cardi and Matching Beanie or Beret

Sizes: 3 mo, 6 mo, 12 mo
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport
Needles: Size US 6
Pattern + links to 8 instructional videos – $8.00 US

Preview Striped Cardi videos
Preview Beanie/Beret videos

Sleep Sack

Sizes: 0-3 mo, 6 mo
Yarn: Berroco Comfort DK
Needles: Size US 7
Pattern + links to 5 instructional videos – $8.00 US

Preview Sleep Sack videos

Cabled Baby Afghan

Size: 36″ x 36″
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky
Needles: Size US 9
Pattern + links to 3 instructional videos – $1.99 US

Preview Cabled Baby Afghan videos

Eyelet Baby Blanket

Size: 38″ x 38″
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
Needles: Size US 8
Pattern + links to 4 instructional videos – $1.99 US

Preview Eyelet Baby Blanket videos

Quick-Knit Hoodie

Sizes: 3 mo, 6 mo, 12 mo
Yarn: Berroco Comfort Chunky
Needles: Size US 10.5
Pattern + links to 4 instructional videos – $8.00 US

Preview Quick-Knit Hoodie videos

Baby Athletic Socks

Sizes: Infant/Child shoe sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull
Needles: Size US 2
Pattern + links to 6 instructional videos – $6.00 US

Preview Baby Athletic Socks videos

Tassel Hat and Matching Thumb-less Mitts

Sizes: Preemie, 0-6 mo, 6-18 mo
Yarn: Any worsted-weight yarn
Needles: Size US 7
Pattern + links to 6 instructional videos – $5.00 US

Preview Tassel Hat videos
Preview Thumb-less Mitts videos

Cotton Wash Mitts

Size: adult
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Needles: Size US 7
Pattern + links to 2 instructional videos – $4.00 US

Preview Cotton Wash Mitts videos

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Learn to Knit Your First Scarf
Get knitting! This pattern as a good first project for all beginning knitters. We learn slip knot, casting-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off, pattern reading, and how to alternate knits and purls in the same row. Pattern + links to seven instructional videos.

In this lesson, you will learn:
• slip knot
• casting-on
• the knit stitch
• the purl stitch
• binding off
• how to get started on your scarf/pattern reading

Materials Needed:
• one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted (widely available at craft stores)
• size 10.5 US needles (preferably wooden ones)
• a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends

Instructional videos are available for viewing here.

For a limited time…buy this pattern and get any other verypink pattern free! I suggest you buy this one for a friend, and use the free pattern as a little something for yourself.

Pattern + links to seven instructional videos (plus a free pattern) is $8.00 US via PayPal.

To choose your free pattern, take a look at my patterns on this page. Once I see your order come through for the scarf, I’ll email you to find out which one you want, then send it as an attachment. (I check email about a million times a day, so you won’t have to wait long unless you order overnight.)

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Lone Star Baby Crib Blanket
Tunisian crochet is an awesome technique that my family has used for generations, but I have found that there is little known about it with fiber people nowadays. In my family, we have always called it “the afghan stitch”. It works up like a cross between knitting and crochet. Tunisian crochet hooks are long (10” or more), and stitches are held on the hook much like a knitting needle. To compare it further to knitting, it is sort of like picking up and binding-off stitches every row.

I am in love with the fabric that is created with Tunisian Crochet. It is a plain fabric that can be compared to Stockinette Stitch in its simplicity, but it is flat and does not curl like Stockinette. Also, the stitches are perfect little squares with holes at the four corners, which nicely accommodate cross stitch designs.

This pattern makes a proportionally-accurate Texas State Flag, which just happens to be proportionally-accurate for a crib blanket as well. The size can be modified by changing the yarn or hook size for a bigger or smaller blanket.

An instructional video on Tunisian Crochet can be found here.

Details –
Size: 60” x 40”
Yarn: 3 hanks each Cascade 220 (or any worsted-weight yarn) in:
• White
• Ruby
• Stratosphere
Hook: Tunisian crochet hook in size 10/J, or size to obtain gauge
Additional Tools: row counter (optional), tapestry needle

Pattern is $4.00 via PayPal.

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Learn to Knit a Christmas Stocking
Hand knit Christmas Stockings are perfectly awesome on their own…but when you think about it, they’re just big socks, right? When you learn the techniques of making a stocking, you’re also learning what you need to know to follow any cuff-down sock pattern! That’s why I’m offering this as a video lesson.

In this lesson, you will learn:
• working in-the-round on circular and double-pointed needles
• changing yarn colors
• sock basics, like working a heel flap, turning the heel, gusset decreases
• duplicate stitch embroidery on your finished stocking

Materials Needed:
• About 200 yards of worsted weight yarn (the samples are knit with Wool-Ease in green and cream or red and cream)
• Size 7 US needles 16” circular needles, size 7 US double-pointed needles
• 3 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn for embroidery (optional)
• Gauge – 4.5 stitches/1 inch

Instructional videos are available for viewing here.

Pattern + links to seven instructional videos $8.00 via PayPal.

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Learn to Knit Fair Isle – Baby or Adult Cap
Learn the tricks of working fair isle colorwork in this quick-knit cap; including using circular needles, chart reading, keeping good tension, and using double-pointed needles. Pattern includes links to three instructional videos to get you through the tricky parts.

Sizes: Baby size – about 14” around (stretches to about 16”), Adult size – about 18” around (stretches to about 22”)

Materials Needed:
• Yarn: Two colors of worsted-weight yarn, Cascade 220 or Cascade 220 Superwash are perfect. Less than 60 grams of main color for either size hat, and less than 15 of contrasting color.
• Needles: Size 7 US 16” circular needles and size 7 US double-pointed needles
• Additional Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle
• Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch

Instructional videos are available for viewing here.

Pattern + links to three instructional videos is $6.00 via PayPal.

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Amirah Fingerless Gloves/Learn to Knit Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless GLOVES, not mittens – don’t be fooled! Fingerless gloves are a much better fit. They lovingly wrap and cuddle each finger, so that there is no unfortunate gaping around the hand.

There are some tricky bits to gloves, so I’ve made this pattern available two ways – either as a pattern with instructional videos, or as a pattern only.

Materials Needed:
• Yarn: 200 yards worsted-weight wool, in colors of your choosing for stripes (In the photo above, I used Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed in Gold, Rust, and Wedgewood Blue.)
• Needles: Size 7 US double-pointed needles
• Additional Materials: scrap yarn, tapestry needle

A preview of the instructional videos is available here.

The pattern + links to five instructional videos is $8.00 via PayPal.

The pattern alone is $3.00 via PayPal.

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Galway Bay Aran Shawl/Learn to Knit an Aran Shawl
Intimated by the twists and turns of traditional Irish Fisherman knitting? This shawl is a good place to start learning how to manage a cable needle and read the charts.

Size: about 10.5” wide, 56” long (or desired length)
Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch

This pattern is available two ways – either as a pattern with instructional videos, or as a pattern only.

Materials Needed:
• Yarn: 400 grams worsted-weight wool (about 600 yards)
• Needles: Size 7 US circulars or straights
• Additional Materials: row counter (or more than one), cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle

A preview of the instructional videos is available here.

The pattern + links to five instructional videos is $8.00 via PayPal.

The pattern alone is $3.00 via PayPal.

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Learn to Knit Magic Loop Socks
Magic loop knitting is a way of knitting socks (or any tiny tube) with a long circular needle instead of double-pointed needles.

In this pattern you will see links to seven instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

This pattern is for a worsted-weight anklet sock. We’re using heavier yarn and bigger needles than most knitted socks, so that you can quickly learn and work through the elements of Magic Loop sock knitting. The techniques you learn here will set you up for working with all kinds of other sock patterns.

Size: Ladies, average width, any size

Materials Needed:
• 1 hank Cascade 220
• Size 5 US circular needle, at least 24” long (32” or 40” is even better)
• Two stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

The instructional videos are available for viewing here.

Videos + pattern are $8.00 via PayPal

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Yoga or Pedicure Socks
Flip-flop socks, dance socks, salon socks – whatever you want to call them. With or without a heel, short or long, here’s your pattern.

These socks are made from worsted-weight yarn for a quick knit.

New to sock knitting? In this pattern you will see links to instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

Materials Needed:
• 1 hank Cascade 220 (stripes are optional)
• Set of size 6 US double-pointed needles (DPNs)
• Tapestry needle

Size: Ladies, average width, any size

Pattern is $3.00 via PayPal

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Learn to Knit a Raglan Sweater – Toddler Tunic
In this pattern you will see links to five instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts of knitting a raglan sweater.

This pattern includes 4 sizes – 6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, and 24 mo.

To get a look at the videos, visit Learn to Knit a Raglan Sweater – Toddler Tunic.

Finished sweater measurements (includes ease):
chest: 19 (20, 21, 22)”,
shoulder to bottom hem: 10.5 (11, 11.5, 12)”
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch

Materials Needed:
• 2 hanks of Cascade 220
• Size 8 US needles – 24” or 16” circulars
• Set of size 8 US double-pointed needles (DPNs)
• 4 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn

Videos + pattern are $8.00 via PayPal

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Learn to Knit Toe-Up Socks
In this pattern you will see links to four instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

This pattern is for a worsted-weight anklet sock. We’re using heavier yarn and bigger needles than most knitted socks, so that you can quickly learn and work through the elements of toe-up sock knitting. The techniques you learn here will set you up for working with all kinds of other sock patterns.

To get a look at the videos, visit Learn to Knit Toe-Up Socks.

Size: Ladies, average width, any size

Materials Needed:
• 1 hank Cascade 220
• Set of size 5 US double-pointed needles (DPNs)
• Tapestry needle
• Size G or H crochet hook
• Scrap yarn
• A clip-type stitch marker (a short length of scrap yarn will do)

Videos + pattern are $8.00 via PayPal

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Learn to Knit Socks
In this pattern you will see links to six instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

This pattern is for a worsted-weight anklet sock. We’re using heavier yarn and bigger needles than most knitted socks, so that you can quickly learn and work through the elements of sock knitting. The techniques you learn here will set you up for working with all kinds of other sock patterns.

To get a look at the videos, visit Learn to Knit Socks.

Size: Ladies, average width, any size

Materials Needed:
• 1 hank Cascade 220
• Set of size 5 US double-pointed needles (DPNs)
• Tapestry needle

Videos + pattern are $8.00 via PayPal

Here are some reviews from this sock knitting lesson, copied from youtube:

I have just learned knitting this past spring. I love to wear what I call “scuffies”. I just love your six part sock pattern tutorial using worsted weight yarn, I bought the pattern! I? am ready to make me a few of these for winter :) Thank you so much for the video tutorial using the worsted weight yarn, I thought it had to be sock yarn only. I can’t wait to get started on these soon!
– KM

I love your videos. They are so easy to follow! Thank you :)
– C

I love your videos!!! you? are amazing!! thank you so much!! :) you made knitting socks really easy
– OM

Thank You so much! Thumbs up!
– RM

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This video saved my socks. You are such a great teacher.
– L

Great video! You show it so? well and professionally.
– H

YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!
– U

I enjoy all of your videos. Look forward to see? more of your lessons.
– L

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Santa Baby
Ready for Santa! A wooly Christmas jumper for your favorite little girls. This design features a pleated skirt, a peter-pan collar, a tidy turned-hem skirt, and icord edging. Just in time for the holidays, you’ll find it is a surprisingly quick knit on size 9 needles. Sizes range from 3 months to Child Size 2 (chest measurements from 16” to 21”).

Measurements: Chest: 16 (18, 19, 20, 21)”
Shoulder to bottom hem: 15 (17, 19, 21.5, 23.5)”

Materials Needed:
• 2 hanks of Cascade 220 in Ruby 9404, 1 hank of Cascade 220 in White 8505
• Size 9 US 24” circular needle (a shorter cord or dpns may be necessary for the smaller sizes, or you can use the magic loop method with the longer cord)
• Additional 24” circular needle, size 6, 7, or 8 (for provisional cast-on)
• Size 7 US circulars or straights (dpns are fine, too – it’s just for a few collar stitches)
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle
• Cable needle
• Row counter
• Three small buttons
• Hook and eye clasp

Pattern is $5.50, via PayPal

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Felicia Baby Sundress
Sized for 6-12 months, and knit with Babyboo bamboo-blend yarn. This pattern includes two versions – for either a knit or a fabric skirt.

Size: 6 to 12 months
Gauge: 5.5 sts and 6.5 rows/inch

Materials Needed:
• (Knit version)Yarn: Babyboo yarn: 3 skeins white, 1 skein pink, 1 skein green
• (Fabric Skirt Version) Yarn: Babyboo yarn: 1 skein pink, 1 skein white, ¼ yard of 45” wide fabric
• Needles: size 5 US 16” circulars, size F crochet hook
• Also: stitch markers, scrap yarn to hold stitches, tapestry needle

Pattern is $4.00, via PayPal

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renee

The Renee Baby Blanket
A lovely combination of lace, warmth, and wash-ability. This pattern uses 400 grams (8 skeins) of Dale of Norway Baby Ull, or 1440 yards of a substitute yarn with 6 stitches to the inch.

Materials Needed:
• 8 skeins (400 grams) Dale of Norway Baby Ull (180 yards/165 meters per skein)
• Size US 3/3.25 mm needles (or size to obtain gauge)
• Stitch markers
• Row counter
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Crochet hook, size E, F, or G, to attach fringe

Pattern is $5.00, via PayPal

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Felted Easter Basket
Includes instructions for both a gingham and striped version.

Felted Measurements: approx 12” x 6”, 4.5” high

Materials Needed:
Yarn for Striped Version:
• 2 hanks of Cascade 220 in main color (MC), Lilac 8912
• 1 hank of Cascade 220 in first contrasting color (CC1), Soft Pink 4192
• 1 hank of Cascade 220 in second contrasting color (CC2), Tutu 9477
Yarn for Gingham Version:
• 2 hanks of Cascade 220 in main color (MC), Hot Pink
• 1 hank of Cascade 220 in first contrasting color (CC1), Cotton Candy
• 1 hank of Cascade 220 in second contrasting color (CC2), Natural
Additional Materials:
• Size 11 US, 24” circular needles
• Size 11 US double-pointed needles
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle

Pattern is $3.00, via PayPal

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ike small Ike’s Collegiate Sweater
Specially designed to fit the unique curves of a Basenji.

Free Ravelry download

IMG_8757 Pac-Man Ghost Trick-or-Treat Bag
Pac-Man ghosts don’t usually bring about ideas of scary spooks and Halloween, which is exactly why I chose one for a trick-or-treat bag.

Free Ravelry download

2 Bubbles Down the Drain
Toe-up lace socks.

Free Ravelry download

mjsocks Socks for Mary Janes
To fit girls’ shoe sizes 2-6, knit with Baby Ull.

Free Ravelry download

bhs Baby Hand Socks

“Socks”, because babies don’t need thumbs in their mittens.

Free Ravelry download

2small Method Air Snowboarding Cap
Adult size.

Free Ravelry download

fiona Fiona Baby Sundress
Sizes 3-6 months and 12-24 months.

Free Ravelry download

lace and spit Lace and Spit Scarf

Use spit-splicing to create a colorful lace scarf, with limited ends to weave in.

Free Raverly download

letterman Letterman-Style Baby Cardi
The post and tutorial for this pattern is here.
Size 12 months-ish.

Free Ravelry download

mimi Mimi Hooded Scarf
The post about this pattern is here.

Free Ravelry download