Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Merry Xmas and see you next year!!!



This will be my last post for 2012.  Thank you all for visiting my blog, hope you liked it.  This year has been a very interesting year for me, work has been challenging and stressful, but I feel I have learn and grown so much.  And the best thing of all in 2012 is we have bought a house together.  I feel so blessed and loved and wouldn't have ask for anything more.  

I'm off to Hong Kong tonight for 2.5 weeks and would like to wish everyone a very merry xmas and a happy new year.


killerbees

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hello Kitty plush toy pattern


This pattern is for the Hello Kitty that I have made for a wedding present for my best friend's wedding.  It is designed to match the Elmo plush toy she had given to her fiance. It stands 48cm tall so she's quite large.  A size 00 baby dress will fit perfectly on her.
 
As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design of the pattern to myself (Knitterbees).









 Materials:
1.       10 ply weight wool or acrylic. (I've used Moda Vera 10 ply white and red acrylic  yarn)
2.       3.75mm 60cm circular needles/ 3.75 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge.
3.       Small piece of acrylic/wool felt in white and red.
4.       white and yellow felt or buttons for eyes and nose
5.       Stitch marker
6.       Polyester stuffing
7.       Yarn needle
8.       Embroidery needles
9.       Black and yellow thread
10.     Stitch holders

Colours for Hello Kitty:
MC –white
CC1 - Red

Knitterbees stitch dictionary:
CC: contrasting color (CC1= contrasting color 1 etc.)
co: cast on
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
Kfb: knit front and back
MC: main color
p: purl
pm: place marker
sl: slip
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts & knit them together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row. (In the round however you must knit every round.)
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over

Head:
With the circular needle cast on 8 stitches (MC). Pm on the first st.  (knit from neck up).
Row 1 (MC): kfb 8 times. (16sts)
Row 2 (MC): (k1, kfb) 8 times (24sts)
Row 3 (MC): (k2, kfb) 8 times (32sts)
Row 4 (MC): k all sts
Row 5 (MC): (k3, kfb) 8 times (40sts)
Row 6 (MC): k all sts
Row 7 (MC): (k4, kfb) 8 times (48sts)
Row 8 (MC): k all sts
Row 9 (MC): (k5, kfb) 8 times (56sts)
Row 10 (MC): k all sts
Row 11 (MC): (k6, kfb) 8 times (64sts)
Row 12 (MC): k all sts
Row 13 (MC): (k7, kfb) 8 times (72sts)
Row 14 (MC): k all sts
Row 15 (MC): (k8, kfb) 8 times (80sts)
Row 16 (MC): k all sts.
Row 17 (MC): (k9, kfb) 8 times (88sts)
Row 18 (MC): k all sts.
Row 19 (MC): (k10, kfb) 8 times (96sts)
Row 20 (MC): k all sts.
Row 21 (MC): (k11, kfb) 8 times (104sts)
Row 22 (MC): k all sts.
Row 23 (MC): (k12, kfb) 8 times (112sts)
Row 24-36 (MC): k all sts. 12 rows
Row 37 (MC): (k12, k2tog) 8 times (104sts)
Row 38 (MC): k all sts.
Row 39 (MC): (k11, k2tog) 8 times (96sts)
Row 40 (MC): k all sts.
Row 41 (MC): (k10, k2tog) 8 times (88sts)
Row 42 (MC): k all sts.
Row 43 (MC): (k9, k2tog) 8 times (80sts)
Row 44 (MC): k all sts.
Row 45 (MC): (k8, k2tog) 8 times (72sts)
Row 46 (MC): k all sts.
Row 47 (MC): (k7, k2tog) 8 times (64sts)
Row 48 (MC): k all sts.
Row 49 (MC): (k6, k2tog) 8 times (56sts)
Row 50 (MC): k all sts.
Row 51 (MC): (k5, k2tog) 8 times (48sts)
Row 52 (MC): k all sts.
Row 53 (MC): (k4, k2tog) 8 times (40sts)
Row 54 (MC): k all sts.
Row 55 (MC): (k3, k2tog) 8 times (32sts)
Row 56 (MC): k all sts.
Row 57 (MC): (k2, k2tog) 8 times (24sts)
Row 58 (MC): k all sts.
Row 59 (MC): (k1, k2tog) 8 times (16sts)
Cut yarn and draw loosely through remaining sts.  Stuff head firmly then pull yarn tail tight to close.  Weave in ends.

Cut out eye and nose and sew to head using the photos as a guide.

Ears:
Pick up 48 stitches as indicated by Diagram 1, using MC. Divide stitches between 4 dpns. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Row 1-5 (MC): knit in the round. 5 rows.
Row 6 (MC): (k4, k2tog) 8 times (40sts)
Row 7-10 (MC): knit. 4 rows.
Row 11 (MC): (k3, k2tog) 8 times (32sts)
Row 12-14 (MC): knit. 3 rows.
Row 15 (MC): (k2, k2tog) 8 times (24sts)
Row 16-17 (MC): knit. 2 rows.
Row 18 (MC): (k1, k2tog) 8 times (16sts)
Row 19 (MC): knit. 4 rows.
Cut yarn and draw loosely through remaining sts.  Stuff head firmly then pull yarn tail tight to close.  Weave in ends.



Pick up stitches for ears on top of head using the photos as a guide.



Diagram 1

Bow:
With the circular needle cast on 16 stitches (CC1). Pm on the first sts.
Row 1 (CC1): (kfb, k2, kfb) 4 times. (24sts)
Row 2 (CC1): (kfb, k4, kfb) 4 times. (32sts)
Row 3 (CC1): (kfb, k6, kfb) 4 times. (40sts)
Row 4-7 (CC1): k all sts
Row 8 (CC1): (k2tog, k16, k2tog) 2 times. (36sts)
Row 9 (CC1): (k2tog, k14, k2tog) 2 times. (32sts)
Row 10 (CC1): (k2tog, k12, k2tog) 2 times. (28sts)
Row 11 (CC1): (k2tog, k10, k2tog) 2 times. (24sts)
Row 12 (CC1): (k2tog, k8, k2tog) 2 times. (20sts)
Row 13 (CC1): (k2tog, k6, k2tog) 2 times. (16sts)
Row 14 (CC1): (k2tog, k4, k2tog) 2 times. (12sts)
Row 15-18 (CC1): k all sts
Row 19 (CC1): (kfb, k4, kfb) 2 times. (16sts)
Row 20 (CC1): (kfb, k6, kfb) 2 times. (20sts)
Row 21 (CC1): (kfb, k8, kfb) 2 times. (24sts)
Row 22 (CC1): (kfb, k10, kfb) 2 times. (28sts)
Row 23 (CC1): (kfb, k12, kfb) 2 times. (32sts)
Row 24 (CC1): (kfb, k14, kfb) 2 times. (36sts)
Row 25 (CC1): (kfb, k16, kfb) 2 times. (40sts)
Row 26-29 (CC1): k all sts
Row 30 (CC1): (k2tog, k6, k2tog) 4 times. (32sts)
Row 31 (CC1): (k2tog, k4, k2tog) 4 times. (24sts)
Row 32 (CC1): (kfb, k2, kfb) 4 times. (16sts)
Bind off using kitchener stitches.

Bow tie:
With the straight needle cast on 6 stitches (CC1).
Row 1-28 (CC1): k all sts

Legs:
(make 2) Directions the same for both sizes.
With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (CC1). Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Row 1 (CC1): kfb 6 times (12sts)
Row 2 (CC1): (k1, kfb) 6 times (18sts)
Row 3 (CC1): (k2, kfb) 6 times (24sts)
Row 4 (CC1): (k3, kfb) 6 times (30sts)
Row 5 (CC1): (k4, kfb) 6 times (36sts)
Row 6 (CC1): (k5, kfb) 6 times (42sts)
Row 7-11 (CC1): k all sts
Change yarn to MC.
Row 12-14 (MC): k all sts
Row 15 (MC): (k5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)
Row 16-28 (MC): k all sts
Row 29 (MC): ssk, k32, k2tog (34sts)
Row 30-40 (MC): k all sts
Row 41 (MC): kfb, k to last st, kfb (36sts)
Row 42 (MC): k all sts
Row 43 (MC): kfb, k30, kfb (38sts)
Row 16 (MC): k all sts, backward loop cast on 2. (40sts)
Break yarn. Move stitches to your stitch holders. Make a second leg, repeat above instructions. Divide the stitches on to your circular needle with 19 sts on one needle and 21 sts on the other with the cast on facing.
Reattach MC and begin knitting from here.

Body:
Row 1-22 (MC): k all sts.
Row 23 (MC): (k8, k2tog) 8 times (72sts)
Row 24-29 (MC): k all sts
Row 30 (MC): (k7, k2tog) 8 times (64sts)
Row 31-36 (MC): k all sts
Row 37 (MC): (k6, k2tog) 8 times (56sts)
Row 38-42 (MC): k all sts
Row 43(MC): (k5, k2tog) 8 times (48sts)
Row 44-48 (MC): k all sts
Row 49 (MC): (k4, k2tog) 8 times (40sts)
Row 50-53 (MC): k all sts
Bind off remaining 37 stitches.

Arms: (knit from top of arm down)
(make 2) Directions the same for both sizes.
With the circular needle cast on 8 stitches (MC). Join to work in the round, Place a stitch marker on the first st.
Row 1 (MC): kfb 8 times. (16sts)
Row 2 (MC): (k1, kfb) 8 times (24sts)
Row 3-40 (MC): k all sts
Row 41 (MC): k2, (k1, kfb) 4 times, k to marker. (28sts)
Row 42-48 (MC): k all sts
Row 49 (MC): k2tog. Repeat to marker. (14sts) Insert stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 50 (MC): (ssk, k3, k2tog) 2 times. (10sts)
Divide stitches between 2 dpns and bind off using kitchener stitch.

Assembly:
Stuff the body firmly to the shape you desire. Using the photo as a guide, place the head on the top of the body. Seam around edge of the neck. Line up the arms against the side of the body and sew in place.




perfect pair….

Killerbees