Showing posts with label Baby Annabell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baby Annabell. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Baby Annabell Crochet Jacket and Blanket








I love crochet so here's a little jacket and blanket for Baby Annabell.  Its an easy design made from the top down in double crochet (all my terms are UK) with a simple shell pattern for the skirt.  

The matching blanket is made in shells.  I've done a pram blanket but can easily be made larger.

You will need approx 50g dk yarn for the jacket and 100g for the blanket, hooks size 3.5 and 4mm plus 3 small buttons


PDF pattern to download


Click here for the pattern, then click on download button at top right corner
 

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  Thank you to my tester on Ravelry,  but when transferring the pattern to my blog mistakes can slip by.  So, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks  




Friday, 8 March 2019

Baby Annabell Sleeping Bag






I wish there had been a knitting pattern for a sleeping bag when my children were babies (a long time ago now) and as I haven't got any babies to knit for what better than to make one for Annabell. 


 I tried a few different variations to try and reduce seaming etc, and came up with this one that is made in one piece from the hem with a front seam (easily knit in the round to the front opening)  The sleeves are knit first then added to the body to begin the yoke. 

My very helpful tester suggested that the sleeping bag could be altered for a 12” doll by making 3 fewer stitches on each side front and the back 6 fewer, and just 1 row of stocking stitch on the sleeves after increases are done. You would have to adjust the stitches of shaping of the yoke to match.  





Measurements:   14” 36cm, Baby Annabell doll
Actual measurements: 
Chest 14”, Sleeve seam 3” length from centre back to hem 12”
Materials: 100g double knitting yarn in main and 10g dk in contrast
(I used King Cole Cherish Whisper, and King Cole Cherish nickel for contrast), 
Needles size 3.25mm (US3) and 4mm (US 6) 4 small buttons
Tension: 22sts - 28 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using 4mm needles
  
 Sleeves make 2 – (knit these first)
Using 3.25 needles and contrast, cast on 24sts
Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to 4mm needles and main
Working in ss inc 1 stitch at each end of next and following 4th row to 30sts
Work 9 rows ss
Shape armholes
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 24sts on holder

Body

Worked in one piece to front opening
Using 4mm needles cast on 100sts
Continue in ss until work measures 8ins
(can be knit in the round to this point then change to rows)

Cast of 3sts at the beg of next 2 rows   94sts
Work a further 11 rows ss
Divide for armholes
Wrong side facing
P19, cast off 6sts, p44 (includes st on right hand needle) cast off 6sts, p19 do not fasten off yarn

Join sleeves
Work across right front:  K4, (k2tog) 3 times, k9, knit across 24sts of first sleeve, continue across back:  k14, (k2tog) 8 times, k14, knit across 24sts of second sleeve, continue across left front:  k9, (k2tog) 3 times, k4
116sts
Next row (wrong side):  knit across all sts

Shape yoke
Row 1:  k14, ssk, k2tog, k20, ssk, k2tog, k32, ssk, k2tog, k20, ssk, k2tog, k14           108sts
Row 2:  knit               
Row 3:  k13, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k30, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k13           100sts
Row 4:  purl               
Row 5:  k12, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog, k28, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog, k12           92sts
Row 6:  purl       
Row 7:  k11, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog, k26, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog, k11           84sts
Continue decreasing as set to 52sts
Next row:  p25, p2tog, p25    51sts
Change to 3.25mm needles and contrast, work 4rows k1, p1 rib.  Cast off (you can go straight to picking up sts for left band if you prefer)

 


Left front band

With right side facing, using 3.25mm needles, and contrast, pick up and knit 25sts along left front edge, starting at neck edge to first set off cast off sts.  Work 5 rows p1, k1 rib.  Cast off


Right front band

With right side facing, using 3.25 needles, and contrast, pick up and knit 25sts along right front edge starting at first set of cast off sts to neck edge.  Work 2 rows p1, k1 rib.
Buttonhole row:  rib2, (yf, k2tog, rib 4) 3 times, yf, k2tog, k3
Rib 2 rows.    Cast off

To finish

Sew centre front seam to opening, Overlap front bands and sew into place at centre front.
Sew front and backs together at hem
Sew sleeve and underarms seams
Sew on 4 buttons to match buttonholes.
Sew in all ends

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Baby Annabell Festive Dress






While browsing online for ideas, I came across a lovely red and white fairisle knitted baby dress for sale.  As there aren't any babies in my family to knit for, (don't they grow up so fast) I made this for Annabell.  Then I found some bright yellow yarn in my stash so along with cream and a touch of green knitted up the second dress.  Now, as I may have mentioned before, I love knitting socks, especially tiny little socks like these which complete the outfit.

Iv'e given instructions for single point needles, but the dress can easily be adapted to knit in the round.  I knit the yellow dress and socks on 4mm circular needles which worked well

The sleeves are made first, then the dress in one piece to armhole shaping, the pieces are then joined to knit the yoke.  There is a small back opening for ease of fit.

There are two patterns for the socks;  one on spnds and the other dpns.  I found the pattern easier to write this way and avoids confusion.  

The socks are quite short but can easily be lengthened by adding a few more rows or a rib.  

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me via the contact form.   Thanks


To fit:  14”/36cm Baby Annabell doll
Actual measurements:
Dress:            Chest 14”, sleeve seam 3”, length from shoulder to hem 8”
You will need: 
Dress and socks:  50g red and 10g white dk yarn, 4mm and 3.25 needles, 1 small button
Tension (Gauge):  24sts x 28 rows using 4mm needles in stocking stitch over 10cm 
Abbreviations    
k: knit, p: purl, st(s): stitch(es),  tog: together, garter stitch: every row knit, yf: yarn forward, yb: yarn back, ssk: slip next 2 sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle into the front loops of both stitches then knit them together (or use s1,k1,psso) inc: increase by knit into first loop then knit into back loop of same stitch (kfb), m1: pick up loop between sts and knit into back of it.

If knitting in the round reverse stitches on alternate rows.  There is a separate pattern for socks knit in the round. 



Dress

Sleeves
Using 3.25mm needles, and red, cast on 26sts and knit 6 rows garter stitch
Change to 4mm needles and stocking stitch, follow rows 1 to 4 of chart
Fasten off white
Work 14 rows stocking stitch inc 1 stitch at each end of next and following 5th row    30sts
Cast off 3sts at beginingof next 2 rows
Fasten off yarn and leave 24sts on holder

Front and back
Rows start at centre back
Using 3.25mm needles and red, cast on 120sts and knit 6 rows garter stitch
Change to 4mm needles and stocking stitch, work 2 rows
Follow rows 1 to 15 of chart
Fasten off white
Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 5”
Change to 3.25 needles
Decrease row:    k4, (k2tog) 26 times, k8, (k2tog) 26 times, k4   68sts
knit 6 rows garter stitch
Change to 4mm needles
Divide for armholes
(wrong side facing)  p14, cast off 6sts, p28, cast off 6sts, p14
Join sleeves (right side facing)
Row 1:   K14, knit across 24sts of first sleeve, k28, knit across 24sts of second sleeve, k14   104sts
Row 2:   purl
Shaping
Row 3:   k11, (K2tog, ssk, k22) 3 times, K2tog, ssk, k11                   96sts
Row 4:   p11, (k2, p22) 3 times,, k2, p11
Row 5:   k10, (K2tog, ssk, k20) 3 times, K2tog, ssk, k10                   88sts
Row 6:   p10, (k2, p20) 3 times,, k2, p10
Continue decreasing as set to 72sts ending on a wrong side row

Divide for back opening.  If knitting in the round change to rows here
Row 11: cast on 3sts, k10, (k2tog, skk, k14) 3 times, K2tog, skk, k7     67sts
Row 12: k3, p4, (k2, p14) 3 times, k2, p9, k1
Row 13: change to 3.25 needles:  k5(k2tog, k3) 11 times, k2tog, k5     55 sts
Row 14: buttonhole k2tog, yf, knit to end
Work 2 rows garter stitch,   fasten off red and join white
Knit one row, cast off.

To finish
Sew sleeve seam,   Sew back seam to beginning of opening, stitch back flap to underside, sew on button to match buttonhole
Fasten off all ends

Socks

Left sock   knit from toe up
Rows begin at inner leg
Using 4mm needles and red cast on 14sts
Row 1:  k1, m1, k5, m1, k2 m1, k5, m1, k1
Row 2:  purl
Row 3:  k1, m1, k7, m1, k2 m1, k7, m1, k1    (22sts)
Beg with purl row work 9 rows ss*


Instructions for wrap and turn to shape the heel
Knit row   yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back onto left hand needle turn
Purl row   yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back onto left hand needle turn

This will be abbreviated to wrt in the pattern
When wrapping stitches pull the wrapped st firmly to avoid a hole

Shape heel      right side facing
Row 1:  K8, wrt
Row 2:  p5, wrt
Row 3:  k4, wrt
Row 4:  p3 wrt
Row 5:  k4, wrt
Row 6:  p5, wrt
Row 7:  k6, wrt
Row 8:  purl to end
Work 7 rows stocking stitch inc 1 stitch at each end of next and following 4th row   (26sts)
Wrong side facing - Join in white and work first 2 rows of chart fasten off red
Using white purl one row
Cast off

Right sock
As left sock to *
Shape heel      right side facing
Row 1:   Knit to last 3sts, wrt
Row 2:   p5, wrt
Continue as left sock

Sew toe and side seams.  Fasten of ends
For plain socks omit chart rows and work 3 rows k1, p1 rib


Socks in the round  (both the same)  knit from toe up
Rounds begin at centre back
Using 4mm needles and red cast on 14sts, join into round
Round 1:  k1, m1, k5, m1, k2 m1, k5, m1, k1
Round 2:  knit
Round 3:  k1, m1, k7, m1, k2 m1, k7, m1, k1    (22sts)
Rounds 4 to 9:  knit
Shape heel      
Round 1:   K3, yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back onto left hand needle, turn (wrt)
Round 2:   p6, yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back onto left hand needle turn  (wrt)
Round 3:  k5, wrt
Round 4:  p4, wrt
Round 5:  k5, wrt
Round 6:  p6, wrt
Round 8:  k3   (this should be at the beg of round)
Work 1 round
Next round: k3, m1, k to last 3sts, m1, k3
Work 3 rounds
Next round: k4, m1, k to last 4sts, m1, k4
Work 1 round
Join in white and work first 2 rounds of chart, fasten off white
Work 1 round.   Cast off
Sew toe seam and fasten off all ends

For plain socks omit chart rows and work 3 rounds k1, p1 rib.

Chart














PDF pattern to download




Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Annabell garter stitch jacket











I was looking through the baby clothes at Marks and Spencer for ideas when I came across a lovely garter stitch jacket.  This is my version.  The jacket is knit in garter stitch throughout, with the back and sides knit in one piece then sleeves joined to knit the yoke.  If you want a longer jacket just follow the colour pattern by knitting a few more rows in blue then the same in the striped pattern.   There's a downloadable PDF pattern at the end of this post if you want a printed version

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me so I can amend the pattern.  Thanks




Actual measurements: 
Jacket:  Chest 14”, Length centre back 6.5”, Sleeve seam 3”
Materials: 50g dk blue 50g dk white
Needles size 3.25, 3.75 and 4mm, 4 small buttons
Tension: 22sts - 28 rows to 10cm (4in) in garter stitch using no 8 needles
Abbreviations:  inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, re: repeat. Yf: yarn forward, ssk: slip next 2 sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle into the front part of both stitches then knit them together (or use s1k1psso), m1: slip loop between sts onto left hand needle and knit into back

The jacket is knit in garter stitch (every row knit) throughout
  
Sleeves
Using 3.75m needles and blue cast on 29sts
knit 8 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Knit 8 rows, increasing 1 stitch at each end of first row   31sts
Join white
Knit 2 rows white
Knit 2 rows blue
Repeat last 4 rows 4 times   (20 striped rows in total)
Fasten off blue and continue with white 
Shape Armholes
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 25sts on a holder

Back and fronts  - knit in one piece
Using no 3.75 needles and blue cast on 87sts
knit 4 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Knit 16 rows
For a longer jacket knit 4 more rows here and 4 more rows of stripes
Join in white
Starting with white, work 16 rows of striped pattern as given for sleeves
Buttonhole row:  k1, k2tog, yf, k7, yf, k2tog, knit to end
Work 4 rows following striped pattern
Fasten off blue and continue with white

Shape Armholes (wrong side facing)
k21, cast off 6sts, k33, cast off 6sts, k21
Join in sleeves and shape raglan
Row 1    k21, knit across 25sts of first sleeve, k33, knit across 25sts of second sleeve, k21   125 sts
Row 2    and every alternate row: knit
Row 3    k19, k2tog, ssk, k21, k2tog, ssk, k29, k2tog, ssk, k21, k2tog, ssk, k19     117sts   
Row 5    k18, k2tog, ssk, k19, k2tog, ssk, k27, k2tog, ssk, k19, k2tog, ssk, k18     109sts
Row 7    (buttonhole) k1, k2tog, yf k7,yf, k2tog, k5, k2tog, ssk, k17, k2tog, ssk, k25, (k2tog, ssk, k17) 2 times   101sts
Row 9    k16, k2tog, ssk, k15, k2tog, ssk, k23, k2tog, ssk, k15, k2tog, ssk, k16     93sts
Row 10   knit
Row 11   cast off 10sts, k5, k2tog, ssk, k13, k2tog, ssk, k21, k2tog, ssk, k13, k2tog, ssk, k15    
Row 12   cast off 10sts, knit to end   65sts
Row 13   k2tog, k2, k2tog, ssk, k11, k2tog, ssk, k19, k2tog, ssk, k11, k2tog, ssk, k2, k2tog     55sts
Row 14   knit
Row 15   k2tog, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k17, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k2tog      45sts
Row 16   knit
Row 17   k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k15, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k2tog       37sts
Row 18   k3, (k2tog, k4) 5 times, k2tog, k2    31sts 
Fasten off yarn and leave 31sts on holder

Hood
Using 4mm needles and right side facing re-join white yarn at right front neck edge, miss 8 cast off sts, knit into each of next 2 cast off stitches, then pick up and knit 5sts up right front, knit across 31sts on holder as follows:  k10, inc in next 11sts, k10, pick up and knit 5sts down left front, knit into each of next 2 cast off stitches     (56sts) 
Next row : knit
Shape sides
Row 1:   k7 *yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back on to left hand needle turn**  (from * to ** will be referred to as wrt - wrap and turn)
Row 2:   knit
Row 3:   k10, wrt
Row 4    knit
Row 5:   knit across all stitches
Row 6 to 10:   repeat rows 1 to 5
Knit 34 rows
Shape top
K26, k2tog, ssk, k26
Next row    knit
Continue decreasing as set in last 2 rows to 48sts
Cast off using 3 needle cast off
Or cast off and sew top seam

Ears
Using 3.25 needles and white cast on 13sts
Row 1:   knit
Row 2:   K6, m1, k1, m1, k6      15sts
Row 3:   knit
Row 4:   K6, m1, k3, m1, k6      17sts
Row 5    knit
Row 6:   k6, m1, k5, m1, k6      19sts
Row 7:   knit
Row 8:   K6, m1, k7, m1, k6      21sts
Cast off.  Leave a strand of yarn for sewing

To finish
Sew sleeve seam, sew on 4 small buttons to match buttonholes
Fold ears and sew up cast on edge.  Fold sides into centre to make an ear shape and slip stitch in place along bottom edge.  Sew ears onto hood as shown in photo.
Fasten off all ends