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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Designing a Stuffed Animal Pattern From Beginning to End Loom Knitting




13 Questions to Get You Started



How to make your own stuffed animal patterns

Questions to ask when creating a stuffed animal pattern
1: What are you making?

2: How much detail is in what you are making?

3: Can you reduce a certain amount of detail without losing its distinct visual as to what it is?

4: What size stuffed animal do you want to make?

5: What loom will you require?

6: What color yarn will you need?

7: What kind of yarn thickness will you need?

8: What kind of stitches will you use?

9: Will you need a yarn to create a special effect?

10: What are your basic shapes in your animal you are creating?

11: What techniques might need to use to create the shape?

12: Will you make your head vertically or horizontally?

13: How many color changes will you need to do and will this effect your way of going about making the animal?

After answering all these questions it is time to start working up a 1st draft.
Options to help you do a first draft is to find a pattern that is close to what you are making, or using several patterns that have features of what you want for size.
Write it out and then go about making your draft. (Note: You may want to try a mini size, and double or triple everything later for the original, this way you don't have to waste supplies. I like to start with a 12 peg loom and make adjustments to enlarge later.)
After you make your draft, start making notes of adjustment on your 1st written out pattern.
Make another animal and see if you get what you want. Do this process until you are satisfied with the results you have. 





Draft Work Up


Draft Purple Alien 15 Pegs

Terms
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CC: Chang Color Yarn
LB: Light Blue
Pu: Purple
N: Navy
L: Lavender

Head: Circular: DSCO 15: Light Blue
Row 1: K
Row 2: K7 CCPu K8
Row 3: K8 CCLB K7
Row 4: P7 CCPu P8
Row 5-6: K
Row 7: Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K1, N K2, Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K4
Row 8: Pu K4, LB K3, Pu K1, N K2 3rows, Pu K1, LB K3, Pu K1
Row 9: Pu K1, LB K2, Pu K2, N K2, Pu K2, LB K2, Pu K4
Row 10-13: K
DSCOF

Ears: Flat: DSCO 6: Purple
Row 1: K
Row 2: K3 CC L K3
Row 3: K3 CCPu K3
Row 3-7: Repeat rows 2 and 3
DSCOF
Sew up ear, flip your colors on the second ear. Sew base edges together in purple. Sew on head at purled line and sew up.

Body: Circular: DSCO 15: Purple
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P9, Tail K3 2row K2 K1 K2 K3 2rows BOLB, P3
Row 5: K
Row 6: CCLB K6, CCPu K9
Row 7: Pu K9, LB K6
Row 8-13: Repeat rows 6 and 7
COF
Close up bottom, stuff, sew on head, start sewing head lining light blue with stomach.

Arms: Flat: DSCO 10: Purple
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: CCN (Claw: K1 3rows BOLB) Claw in next peg, CCPu K4, CCN Claw, CCPu K1, CCN Claw, Claw
Row 4-5: CCPu K
Row 6: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1
Row 7-12: K
COF
Sew up arm, reverse row 3 to make other arm. Sew on arms at top of body lined just to the outside edges of the light blue on the stomach

Legs: Flat: DSCO 10: Purple
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4-5: K
Row 6: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1
Row 7-9: K
COF
Make 2 and sew up, sew on purled line on the outside edge of the light blue. 

Double your pattern 
See video as to how to do it.


Actual Size and Pattern



Purple Alien 29 Pegs

Terms
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CC: Chang Color Yarn
LB: Light Blue
Pu: Purple
N: Navy
L: Lavender

Head: Circular: DSCO 29: Light Blue
Row 1: EW
Row 2: EW14 CCPu EW15
Row 3: EW15 CCLB EW14
Row4-5: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 6: P14 CCPu P15
Row 7-9: EW
Row 10: EW28 CCLB EW1
Row 11: LB EW3, Pu EW2, N EW4, Pu EW2, LB EW4, Pu EW13
Row 12: Pu EW13, LB EW4, Pu EW2, N EW4, Pu EW2, LB EW4
Row 13: LB EW4, Pu EW2, N EW4 5rows, Pu EW2, LB EW4, Pu EW13
Row 14: Pu EW13, LB EW3, Pu EW3, N EW4, Pu EW3, LB EW3
Row 15: LB EW2, Pu EW4, N EW4, Pu EW4, LB EW2, Pu EW13
Row 16-23: EW
DSCOF

Ears: Flat: DSCO 12: Purple
Row 1: EW
Row 2: EW6 CC L EW6
Row 3: EW6 CCPu EW6
Row 4-20: Repeat rows 2 and 3
DSCOF
Sew up ear. Flip your colors on the 2nd ear (see video for help) . Sew base edges together in purple. Sew on head at purled line and sew up.

Body: Circular: DSCO 29: Purple
Row 1-6: EW
Row 7: P18, Tail EW5 4row EW4 EW3 EW4 EW5 4rows BOLB, P6
Row 8-9: EW
Row 10: CCLB EW12, CCPu EW17
Row 11: Pu EW17, LB EW12
Row 12-23: Repeat rows 6 and 7
COF
Close up bottom, stuff, sew on head, start sewing head lining light blue with stomach.

Arms: Flat: DSCO 20: Purple
Row 1-4: EW
Row 5: CCN (Claw: EW2 5rows BOLB) CCPu EW1, CCN Claw in next peg, CCPu EW7, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPU EW1, CCN Claw
(Other arm) CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw, CCPu EW7, CCN Claw, CCPu EW1, CCN Claw
Row 6-9: CCPu EW
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW16, D1 EW1
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW14, D1 EW1
Row 12-23: EW
COF
Sew up arm, reverse row 3 to make other arm. Sew on arms at top of body lined just to the outside edges of the light blue on the stomach

Legs: Flat: DSCO 20: Purple
Row 1-4: EW
Row 5: P
Row 6-9: EW
Row 10: D1 EW1, EW16, D1 EW1
Row 11: D1 EW1, EW14, D1 EW1
Row 12-17: EW
COF
Make 2 and sew up, sew on purled line on the outside edge of the light blue.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

How To Loom Knit a Mini Cow




Mini Cow

Items:
12 peg loom
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
polyfil
tan yarn Super Bulk in all yarns.
black and white yarn (scrap yarn)
2 rhinestones for eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
COF: Cast Off
CC: Change Color
T: Tan Yarn
B: Black yarn
W: White yarn

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: Tan:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: K
Row 5: K2 (Ear: K2, I1, K2, I1, K3, K4 2rows, K3, K2, K3, K4 2rows, D1 K1, D1 K1, K2 2rows, BOLB)K3, WT, K2, WT, K3, K4( Repeat other ear) K2
Row 6-8: K
Row 9-10: K3, CCW K2, CCT K2, CCW K2, CCT K3
Row 11: D1K1, D1K1, K4, D1K1, D1K1 (8)
Row 12: K
Row 13-14: CCW K
Row 15: CCB K2, K1 3times, K2, K1 3times, K2
Row 16: K
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and back of head. Stuff.

Body: 12 pegs: Circular: Tan:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5-15: K
Row 16: K2, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K3, K4, K5, K6, K9 (work flat)
Row 17-21: K
COF
Sew up neck, stuff and close up back end. Sew on head lining back of head up with center back of body.

Legs: 10 pegs: Flat: Tan:
DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4-12: K
COF
Sew up leg, stuff, make 4. Sew on front legs starting at front base of body, follow the line back and sew on back legs starting from the purled line and sew forwards. Hot glue on eyes at base of snout.

Tail: 10 pegs: Flat: Black:
DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-4: P
Row 5: CCT D1K1, K6, D1K1 (8)
Row 6-15: K
COF
Sew on tail back center on purled line.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mini Duck



Mini Duck
Items:
12 peg loom
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
polyfil
yellow and orange yarn (scrap yarn)
2 rhinestones for eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
COF: Cast Off
CC: Change Color

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: Yellow:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-8: K
Row 9: CCO D1K1, D1K1, K4, D1K1, D1K1 (8)
Row 10-13: K
COF
Sew up beak flat seam should be on bottom center of beak. Close up back of head. Stuff.

Body: 12 pegs: Circular: Yellow:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: K3, WT, K6, WT, K5, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K4
Row 5-8: K
Row 9: Repeat row 4
Row 10: K6 (start working flat) K12
Row 11: D1K1, K8, D1K1 (10)
Row 12-14: K
COF
Sew up tail by pressing flat and sewing a seam. Stuff, then sew on head lining back up with tail end. Glue on your eyes on the outter edge base of the beak. Your done!!!

Mini Donkey




Mini Donkey

Items:
12 peg loom
cord loom 8pegs 1side 5pegs other
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
polyfil
grey, black, and white yarn (scrap yarn)
2 rhinestones for eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
COF: Cast Off
CC: Change Color
G: Grey yarn
B: Black yarn
W: White yarn

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: Grey:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: K
Row 5: K4 (Ear: K2, I1, K2, I1, K3, K4 4rows, CCB K4, K3, K2 2rows, CCW K2, K3, K4 5rows, D1K1, D1K1, K2 2rows)CCG (Repeat Ear in next 2 pegs.)CCG K4
Row 6-9: K
Row 10: D1K1, K8, D1K1 (10)
Row 11-12: CCW K
Row 13: K2, K1 3times, K2, K1 3times, K2
Row 14: K
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and back of head. Stuff.

Body: 12 pegs: Circular: Grey
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5-11: K
Row 12: K2, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K3, K4, k5, K6, K9 (start working flat)
Row 13: K
Row 14: D1K1, K8, D1K1 (10)
Row 15: D1K1, K6, D1K1 (8)
Row 16-18: K
COF
Sew up neck and back end, stuff. Sew on head lining back up with back of body.

Legs: 8 pegs: Circular: Black
Row 1:K
Row 2:P
Row 3:K
Row 4-12: CCG K
COF
Close up bottom and stuff. Make 4. Sew on legs lining front legs up with front base of body, follow line back and sew on legs starting at the purled line and sew forwards. Glue on eyes at the base of the snout.

Tail: 5 pegs: Circular: Black:
DSCO 5 pegs
Row 1-4: P
Row 5-12: CCG K
COF
Sew on tail.

Mane: 12 pegs: Flat: Black
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1: K
Row 2: K1, P1 6times
Row 3: P1, K1 6times
COF
Sew on starting between the ears and down the spine.

Your done!!!
For a larger donkey double everything for a 24 peg loom.

Mini Alpaca


The larger alpaca video is a great guide for making the mini, you simply are knitting instead if EWrapping. I have changed the legs up but nothing that can't easily be figured out.

Mini Aplaca

Items:
12 peg loom
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
polyfil
Bernat Tizzy Yarn for textured yarn and what every you would like for smooth yarn (scrap yarn)
2 rhinestones for eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
COF: Cast Off
CY: Change yarn
T: Textured
S: Smooth

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: Textured Yarn
DSCO 12
Row 1-5: K
Row 6: K3 (Ear: CY S K2, I1, K2, I1, K3, K4 3rows, K3, K2 3rows, K3, K4 3rows, D1 K1, D1 K1, BOLB, CY T K2) K2 (Repeat other ear) K3
Row 7: K
Row 8: K8, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K2, K3, K4, K5, K9
Row 9: K
Row 10: CC S K
Row 11: ID from 12 to 8 pegs
Row 12-13: K
Row 14: K2, K1 3times, K1 3times, K2
Row 15: K6
DSCOF
Sew up snout, close back of head, and stuff. If you didn't do the BOLB sew your ears up. Note when stuffing I would suggest barely stuffing the snout, or even using some of your scrap yarn to stuff the snout. This will give you a more distinct difference in your head and snout area.

Body: 12 pegs: Circular: Textured:
DSCO 12
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5: K5, (Tail: K2, I1, K2, I1, K3, K4 4rows, K3, K2 3rows, K3, K4 4rows, D1 K1, D1 K1, K2 2rows BOLB) K5
Row 6-13: K
Row 14: K6 (start working flat) K9, WT, K6, WT, K5, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K9
Row 15: D1 K1, K4, D1 K1 (10)
Row 16-24: K
COF
Sew up neck, stuff, then close back end. Sew on head lining up back of head with tail. Sew up tail if you didn't do the BOLB.

 Legs: 10pegs: Flat: Smooth:
DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4-5: K
Row 6-15: CY T K
COF
Close up bottom of leg and stuff. Make 4. Find the base of the 2 columns that were not wrapped and turned at the base of the body. Start sew the leg at the base back, follow that line and sew the back leg on starting from the purled line on the back end. Repeat on both sides. If you have questions here check the video. Sew or glue your eyes on following the ears down to the base of the snout and sew your eyes on there. Your done!!!
(Note: if you want to do a darker alapaca I could suggest using 2 strands of textured yarn rather than one, reason being is with darker colors the filling will show through. )

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mini Goat






This pattern is based on a solid colored goat, but example of size and shape in pictures above.
Also use larger goat video as a guide to help with trouble areas in creating this smaller version.

Mini Goat

Items:
12 peg loom
cord loom with 8 pegs
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
2 skeins of yarn (White )
scrap yarn of Tan yarn
polyfil
2 eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
COF: Cast Off
CC: Change Color
W: White
T: Tan
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: White:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: K
Row 5: K2, (Ear: K2 9rows BOLB) (Horn: CC G K2 9rows BOLB) (Horn 2: K2 9rows BOLB) (Ear 2: CC W K2 9rows BOLB) K2
Row 6-8: K
Row 9: D1 K1, D1 K1, D1 K1, K2, D1 K1, D1 K1, D1 K1 (8)
Row 10-13: K
DSCOF
Sew up snout, and close off that back of the head, and stuff.

Body: 12 Pegs: Circular: White:
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P5 (Tail: K2 9rows BOLB) P5
Row 5-10: K
Row 11: K2, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K2, K3, K4, K5, K9
Row 12: Start working flat K12
Row 13: D1 K1, K8, D1 K1 (10)
Row 14: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1 (8)
Row 15-17: K
COF
Sew up neck, stuff through back end, close up back. Sew on head lining up back of head with tail.

Legs: 8 pegs: Circular: Tan:
DSCO 8 pegs
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4-10: CC W
COF
Make 4. Close up bottom, and stuff. Sew on the legs same way you do the large size goat. Follow large goat video for helpful tips. Sew or glue on eyes and your done!!!

Mini Horse




 Use the big horse video as a guide to help with the mini horse.

Mini Horse

Items:
12 peg loom
cord loom with 8 pegs
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
polyfil
black and brown worsted yarn (can be scrap yarn)
2 eyes

Terms:
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off
CC: Change Color
BL: Black
B: Brown

Head: 12 pegs: Flat: Brown:
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1: K
Row 2: K11, WT, K10, WT, K9, WT, K8, WT, K7, WT, K6, WT, K6, K1, (Ear: K2 4rows, K1 2rows, K2 3rows) (Ear 2: K2 3rows, K1 2rows, K3 4rows) K2, K8, K9, K10, K11, K12
Row 3: K
Row 4: D1 K1, D1 K1, D1 K1, K2, D1 K1, D1 K1, D1 K1 (8)
Row 5-6: K
Row 7: K3, K1 3times, K1 3times, K3
Row 8: K
COF
Sew up snout and ears, tight cast on to smooth edge and stuff head.

Body: 12 Pegs: Circular: Brown
Row 1-3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5-10: K
Row 11: K8, WT, K4, WT, K3, WT, K2, WT, K2, K3, K4, K5, K9
Row 12: K
Row 13: Repeat Row 11
Row 14: K6 start working flat, K12
Row 15: D1 K1, K8, D1 K1 (10)
Row 16: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1 (8)
Row 17-19: K
COF
Sew up neck leaving a hole at the top of the neck. Stuff through the back end and close up back end. Sew head on lining up back of the head with center back of the body.

Legs: 8 pegs: Circular: Black:
DSCO 8
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4-13: CC B K
COF
Close up end. Stuff. Make 2

Back Legs: 8 pegs: Circular: Black:
DSCO 8
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4-7: CC B K
Row 8: K2, WT, K2, WT, K3, K4, K9
Row 9-13: K
COF
Close up end. Stuff. Make 2

Sew front legs on at the wrap and turn area, then follow the line back and sew your back legs on start from the purled line. See picture for help, or look the the large horse video for assistance. Now sew or hot glue your eyes on and your done!!!