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Friday, July 25, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Large Teddy Bear


Large Loom Knitted Teddy Bear

Supplies
36 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
polyfil
2 eyes
2 skeins of yarn

Terms:
CO- Cast On
EW- E-Wrap
P-Purl
ID-Internal Decrease
D-Decrease
DSCOF- Draw String Cast Off
COF- Cast Off
(DEW-Double E-Wrap will give instructions on this if you want to stuff your animal firmer)

Note this is put together and generally loom knitted in the same manner as the 24 peg loom teddy. Please feel free to refer to it as a guide when making this one. Only difference is, is you are working with more peg.

Head: Flat: 36 pegs
EW CO 36 pegs
Row 1-11: EW36
Row 12: EW8 (Start Ear: EW7 2rows, EW5 2rows, EW3 3rows, EW5 2rows, EW7 2 rows) EW6, (work other ear just like 1st ear) EW8
Row 13-20: EW36
Row 21: ID from 36 to 18 pegs
Row 22-29: EW18
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and close up back of head. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 36 pegs
EW CO 36 pegs
Row 1-20: EW 36
Row 21: P15 (Tail: EW6 2rows, EW4 2 rows, EW2 3rows, EW4 2 rows, EW6 2rows) P15
Row 22-28: EW 36
Row 29: D by every other peg and knock the bottom loop over the top.
DSCOF
Close up bottom, tail, and stuff. Sew head on lining back of head up with tail.

Arms: Flat: 20 pegs
EW CO 20 pegs
Row 1-14: EW 20
DSCOF
Sew up side, stuff, and make 2.  Sew at very top of body lined up with ears.

Legs: Flat: 24 pegs
EW CO 24 pegs
Row 1-8: EW 24 pegs
Row 9: D1 EW1, EW20, D1 EW1 (22)
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW18, D1 EW1 (20)
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW16, D1 EW1 (18)
Row 12-22: EW18
COF
Sew up bottom and front, stuff, and make 2. Sew on purled line, lining the outer edge of the leg with the arms.
If you want to do the double e-wrap here is the trick. Follow the instructions after you have EW 2 rows (this is your cast on) EW 3rd row as your 1st starting row. Continue following the pattern as written keeping 2 loops on the pegs after each row. On the Internal Decrease row you will need to knock all loops down to 1 loop then decrease, then do a straight row of EW to get you back to 2 loops on each peg, at this point EW all pegs again to get your 1st row after the ID. On any decrease like on the legs on the ends. Just knock the loops down to one on the decreased peg, move the peg, and when you EW knock 2 loops over rather than 1 on that decreased peg to keep to 2 loops on each peg after a row.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment below or on my facebook page.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Loom Knit a Mini Dog




Loom Knit Mini Dog

Supplies:
12 peg loom
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
scrap yarn (I do double strand my yarn for this project)
polyfil
2 eyes

Terms:
EW- E-Wrap
K-Knit
P-Purl
D-Decrease
CO- Cast On
DSCO- Draw String Cast On
COF- Cast Off
DSCOF- Draw String Cast Off
ID- Internal Decrease

Head: Flat: 12 pegs
DSCO or EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1-5: K12
Row 6: K3 (Start Ear: K3 peg 21 rows) Repeat ear on next 3 pegs, K3
Row 7-9: K12
Row 10: ID from 12 to 6 pegs
Row 11-16: K6
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ear, and back of head. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 12 pegs
DSCO or EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1-10: K12
Row 11: P12
Row 12-14: K12
DSCOF
Close up bottom and stuff. Sew head on body.

Fron Legs: Flat: 10 Pegs
DSCO or EW CO 10 pegs
Row 1-3: K10
Row 4: D1, K1, K6, D1, K1 (8 pegs)
Row 5-11: K8
COF
Sew up bottom and front, stuff, make 2. Sew right under snout at the top of the body. Make sure the space between the legs lines up with the snout.

Back Legs: Flat: 12 Pegs
DSCO or EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: K12
Row 5: COF2, K10
Row 6: COF2, K8
Row 7: D1, K1, K4, D1, K1
Row 8-10: K6
Row 11: D1, K1, K2, D1, K1
COF
Sew up leaving half the bottom open, stuff, the finish sewing up. Make two. Sew on the sides of the body lined up with ears.

Tail: Flat: 3 pegs
DSCO or EW CO 3 pegs
Row 1-10: K3
COF or DSCOF
Sew on center back of boy on purled row.

Hot glue or sew on your eyes at the base of snout lined up with the inner ears.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Clean Your Knitted Stuffed Animals

         


                After a child has given much love to your creations they can get quite dirty, and we all are scared to throw it in the wash cause it might ruin the loved treasure. It is okay, here is the answers to how to clean them and get them out of the wash still looking good. What if you messed up washing and have a animal that has lint all over it? It is also okay I will go through how to help clean up your stuffed animal if that is the case.

1. Put your stuffed animal in a smooth cotton pillow case and tie off the end of the pillow case.
2. Run through with cold water and detergent through a wash cycle.
3. Pull out of pillow case after wash cycle and let air dry.
4. Tuck your ends that may have come out in the wash with a crochet hook, reshape, and it is ready for the child to love all over again.

Note: DO NOT USE A FLANNEL PILLOW CASE!!! DO NOT JUST THROW IN THE WASH WITHOUT PILLOW CASE!!! This will give you messed up stringy yarn and lint all over the animal.

If this happens you can fix it though. You need scissors, and a fabric shaver. I use a Singer fabric shaver.

1. Pull all the lint off with your hands that easily comes off.
2. Using your scissors cut your stringy bits of yarn off making sure not to cut the looped part itself. This is a very surface process.
3. Take your fabric shave and lightly brush on the edges of your animal to get the leftover lint and stringy bits off.

You should have an animal that looks right again, and ready for a child to love.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Loom Knitting Horse, or My Little Pony



 helpful videos for techniques
This one to show double e-wrap, and tail and hair technique
This shows basic technique, as well as internal decrease.
Options for adding eyes, and how to make them.

Loom Knitting Horse, or My Little Pony

Supplies:
24 and 12 peg loom
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn (strands doubled)
Eyes

Terms:
DEW: Double E-Wrap (this is a technique to assist in making the knit tighter for firmer stuffing, you EW your pegs 3 times to start, then toss bottom loop over top 2 loops keeping 2 loops on the peg) Please check out my Eeyore video to view this technique.
EW: E-Wrap
ID- Internal Decrease
CO: Cast On
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat: 24 Peg
DSCO 18 pegs
Row 1-3: DEW18
Row 4: DEW4 (Ear: DEW4 pegs 4 rows, DEW2 pegs 3rows, DEW4 pegs 4rows) DEW2, Repeat ear section, DEW4
Row 5-10: DEW18
Row 11: EW18 (note throw both bottom loops over top loop to leave 1 loop on the peg, this is to prep for the ID.)
Row 12: ID from 18 to 9 pegs
Row 13-17: DEW9
Row 18: EW9 (repeating the same thing  as row 11 to prepare for COF)
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and close back of head. Stuff

Neck: Circular: 12 Peg
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: DEW12
Row 5: EW12 (Toss bottom 2 loops over top to leave 1 loop remaining.)
COF
Tighten cast on, sew head on from your cast of side. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 12 Peg
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-9: DEW12
Row 10: EW12 (Toss Bottom 2 loops over top loop leaving 1 loop)
DSCOF
Close up one end, then before closing up other end stuff then close it up. Start by sewing the bottom of the neck to the closed hole of the body and work your way around. You should create a nice angle for the neck and head sitting on the body. 

Legs: Flat: 12 Peg
DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-12: DEW10
Row 13: EW10 ( again toss bottom 2 loops over top to to leave 1 loop for cast off)
COF
Close up bottom and stuff. Make 4. Sew on all for legs 1 right in front of the other on the belly leaving 1 column space between the left legs and right legs on the belly.

To View Hair technique also view Eeyore video for what I am doing for the tail and mane, for visual help.
Tail: Flat: 24 Peg
EW CO 18 pegs
Row 1: EW18
Row 2: EW2 23rows 9times
Pull cast on loops back onto the pegs
Row 3: EW18
DSCOF
Sew on tail at back end area. Trick pull on your loops to make them longer.

Mane: Flat: 12 Peg
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1: EW12
Row 2: EW2 17rows 6times
Pull cast on loops back onto the pegs
Row 3: EW12
COF
Sew on mane starting and inch infront of the ears and on down the spine area.

For eyes you can add my crocheted eyes and instead of glueing plain black pony beads take your color buttons with black pony beads and glue them to the fatter end. Crochet black around your edge if desired to create the My Little Pony eyes. For Horse use whatever you like.

Loom Knitting Mini Elephant





Loom Knitting Mini Elephant

Supplies:
12 Peg Loom
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook
Scrap Yarn
Polyfil
I Double up on my yarn to allow firmer stuffing.
And eyes

Terms:
EW- E-Wrap
K- Knit
P- Purl
CO- Cast On
DSCO- Draw String Cast On
D- Decrease
COF- Cast Off
DSCOF- Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat: 12 pegs
EW CO or DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-5: K12
Row 6: K2 (Ear: K3 pegs 11 rows) K2, repeat ear section for next 3 pegs, K2 (note for larger ears, K1 (Ear: K4 pegs 15 rows) K2, repeat ear section for next 4 pegs, K1.)
Row 7-9: K12
Row 10: D1 K1, D1 K1, K4, D1 K1, D1 K1 (8 loops)
Row 11-12: K8
Row 13: D1 K1, K4, D1 K1 (6 loops)
Row 14-16: K6
Row 17: D1 K1, K2, D1 K1 (4 loops)
Row 18-19: K4
Row 20: D1 K1, D1 K1 (2 loops)
Row 21-22: K2
Row 23: D1 K1 (1 loop)
Cut end pull tail through. Sew up trunk, ears, and close up back of head. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 12 Pegs
EW CO or DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-10: K12
Row 11: P12
Row 12-14: K12
DSCOF
Close up bottom, tighten cast on or draw string to a point that you can stuff your body.

Legs: Flat: 10 Pegs
EW CO or DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-4: K10
Row 5: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1 (8 loops)
Row 6-11: K8
COF
Tighten cast on, or drawstring cast on to a point to make flat and rows close together. Sew up bottom and front. Stuff. Make 4

Assembly
Sew on head first. Head will help you get alignment to sew on legs to body. Following the line of the ears sew you upper legs at the top of the body lined up with your ears. Sewing on the bottom legs line the outer edge of you bottom legs with the upper legs. Sew bottom legs along the purled row. Hot glue or sew on eyes and your done.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Kaftan or Poncho



Kaftan or Poncho

Supplies:
60 peg loom
4 skeins of 4ply yarn
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
4feet of ribbon

Terms:
EW-E-Wrap
CO- Cast On
D- Decrease
YO- Yarn Over
P-Purl
COF-Cast Off

60 Peg Loom: Flat: 1 strand of yarn
EW CO 60 pegs
Row 1: EW60
Row 2: K1, P1 all the way around (Note you can EW instead if you like)
Row 3: P1, K1 all the way around
Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 12: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,D1,YO1, EW1 (Repeat D1, YO1, EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs)P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 13: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1, EW50, K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 14: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1, EW50, P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 15: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,D1,YO1,EW1(Repeat D1,YO1,EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs) K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 16: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,EW50,P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 17: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,EW50,K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Repeat rows 12-17  9 more times.
Then Repeat Rows 2-3 5 times.
COF
Make four, sew long ends together completely, then fat ribbed short ends half way up both ends. You should have a hole for the head. If adding the ribbon, count 7 holes down weave in and out 8 times in front and back.
Your done. Not you can choose to EW everything rather than Knit. Also if you want you cand leave off peg 60 and do everything the same you will just have the K1,P1,K1,P1,K1 the same on both ends.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to Loom Knit Eeyore



This is the tutorial to make the eyes for Eeyore.

How to loom knit Eeyore

24 Peg Loom
Looming Hook
Crochet Hook
Crafters Needle
Light Blue, Light Pink, and Light Yellow Yarn
Scrap Black and White Yarn
Polyfil

Terms:
EW: E-Wrap
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CO: Cast On
CC: Change Color
DEW: Double E-Wrap

Head: Flat: 24 pegs
Light Yellow DEW CO 24 Pegs
Row 1-6 : DEW24 (Last row toss loops to leave 1 loop on each peg)
Row 7-12: CC Blue, DEW24 (Last row toss loops to leave 1 loop on each peg)
Row 13: D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1 (Bring loops together and tighten loops) EW8, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1 (Bring loops together and tightn loops.) 16Pegs total
Row 14-22: DEW16
Row 23: EW2, (Toss second loop over on next 4 pegs, CC Pink, Start Ear: DEW4 3rows, I1 DEW4 I1, EW1 Don't toss, DEW4, EW1 Don't toss, DEW6 10 rows, DEW4 3rows. Toss second loop over on last row. CC Blue, DEW4 3rows, I1 DEW4 I1, EW1 Don't toss DEW4 EW1Don't toss, EW1 Don't toss DEW4 EW1 Don't toss, DEW6 10rows, Toss end loops down to 1 loop, D1 DEW2 D1 DEW2, DEW4 6rows End Ear) Note on increased pegs make sure not to toss previous loops over or you connect the face with your ears. DEW4, (Repeat 2nd ear just like 1st ear.) DEW2
Row 24-29: DEW16 Last row toss bottom loops down to 1 loop on each peg
Row 30: D every other peg toss bottom loop over, DSCOF
Sew up ears, snout, back of head, stuff.

Legs: Flat: 24 pegs
DEW CO 18 Pegs
Row1-6: DEW18 (Last row toss end pegs down to 1 loop)
Row 7: D1, DEW15, D1, DEW1 (Toss end pegs down to 1 loop) 16pegs
Row 8: D1, DEW13, D1, DEW1 (14pegs)
Row 9-18: DEW14 (Last row toss all pegs down to 1 loop on each peg)
COF14
Make 4, sew up bottom and front, stuff

Body: CIrcular: Blue Yarn
DEW CO 24 Pegs
Row 1-8: DEW24
Row 9: Flat DEW12 WT13
Row 10: DEW11 WT12
Row 11: DEW10 WT11
Row 12: DEW9 WT10
Row 13: DEW8 WT9
Row 14: DEW7 WT8
Row 15: DEW6 WT7
Row 16: DEW5 WT6
Row 17: DEW7 (note when starting this section on the WT pegs toss 2 loops over the top 2 loops)
Row 18: DEW8
Row 19: DEW9
Row20: DEW10
Row 21: DEW11
Row 22: DEW12
Row 23: DEW13
Row 24-31: DEW24 (last row toss down to one loop one each peg)
Row 32: P24
Row 33-36: DEW24 (last row toss down to 1 loop on each peg)
D every other peg, toss bottom loop over, DSCOF
Close up bottom and stuff.

Tail: Flat: Blue Yarn
EW CO 6 pegs
Row 1-15: EW6
DSCOF
Sew up tail

Hair: Flat: Black Yarn
EW CO 24 pegs
Row 1: EW24
Row 2: EW2  15row (Repeat 12x) Pull original cast on back onto pegs
Row 3: EW24
COF
Tail hair
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1: EW12
Row 2: EW2 15rows (repeat 6x) Pull original cast on back onto pegs
Row 3: EW12
COF

Assembly:
Line back of head up with back of body, and front of head with front of boy, sew on. Line tail up with center back sew on. Line top leg up with curved line sew on the top side near head, repeat on both sides. Sew bottom legs lining the outer edge up with the top legs, and sew onto the purled line, repeat on both sides. Tie hair ends together, add short length hair to end of tail sew on, the sew the long length hair onto the top cent of the head down the body. Add your eyes leaving two columns between them and sewn at the decrease point. Embroider eyebrows and smile. Your done.