Cape Sleeved Bed Jacket Sweater


Knitting Pattern

Size Medium

This is a reproduction of a vintage pattern for a lovely cape sleeved bed jacket knit with baby yarn.

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Christmas Doily


Free Crochet Pattern By KarensVariety.com

Size: Doily measures 16 1/2 inches diameter from point to point.
Materials: 2 balls of No. 48 Clark’s Cronita Hunter’s Green
1 ball each of White and No. 126 Spanish Red
No. 7 steel crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 tr  treble
 d tr  double treble
 tr tr  triple treble
 sl st  slip stitch
 cl  cluster
 sp  space
st(s) stitch(es)
rnd round

Starting at centre with Green, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st Rnd: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring. Join to first sc.

2nd Rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, (ch 1, sc in next sc) 15 times; ch 1. Join to first sc.

3rd Rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining and in each st around. Join to first sc (32 sc).

4th Rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, (in next sc make dc and tr; ch 3, in next sc make tr and dc shell over 2 sts made; sc in next 2 sc) 7 times, shell over next 2 sts, sc in next sc. Join as before (8 shells).

NOTE: On each rnd hereafter, repeat from * around and end as stated.

5th Rnd: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1, * sc in next sp, ch 9. End with ch 4, d tr in first sc to form last loop (8  loops).

6th Rnd: Ch 7, in loop just formed make (d tr, ch 2) twice and d tr; * ch 5, in next loop make (d tr, ch 2) 3 times and d tr. End with ch 5, join to 5th ch of ch-7.

7th Rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * (2 sc in next sp, sc in next d tr) 3 times; 5 sc in next sp, sc in next d tr. End with 5 sc in last sp. Join (120 sc).

8th Rnd: Ch 7, in next sc make tr and dc, * skip next sc, sc in next sc, skip next sc, shell over next 2 sc. End with dc in joining of last rnd, join to 4th ch of ch-7 (24 shells). Break off and fasten.

9th Rnd: Attach White to first shell-sp, ch 3, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, make 2 dc in same sp, thread over and draw through al loops on hook (cl made), *  ch 9, sc in next shell-sp, ch 9, 3 dc cl in next shell-sp. End with ch 9, join to tip of first cl.

10th Rnd: Ch 3, 2-dc cl in joining (starting cl over cl made); * ch 3, in next loop make sc, ch 5 and sc; ch 5, in next loop make sc, ch 5 and sc; ch 3, 3-dc cl in tip of next cl (cl over cl made). End with ch 3, join as on 9th rnd.

11th Rnd: Starting cl over cl, * ch 5, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 5) 3 times; cl over cl. end with ch 5, join as on 9th rnd.

12th Rnd: * Cl over cl as before, ch 3, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 3. Join.

13th Rnd: Repeat 11th rnd.

14th Rnd: Work as for 12th rnd, making ch-6 instead of ch-5.

15th Rnd: Work as for 11th rnd, making ch-6 instead of ch-5.

16th Rnd: * Cl over cl, ch 4, sc in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 4. Join.

17th Rnd: * Cl over cl, ch 7, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 7) 3 times. Join.

18th Rnd: * Cl over cl, ch 4, sc in next loop, (ch 8, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 4. Join.

19th Rnd: * Cl over cl, ch 7, skip next sp, sc in next loop, (in next sc make d tr, tr tr, ch 3, tr tr and d tr; sc in next loop) twice; ch 7, Join.

20th Rnd: * Cl over cl, ch 4, sc in next loop, (ch 9, sc in next ch-3 sp) twice; ch 9, sc in next loop, ch 4. Join.

21st Rnd: Cl over cl, * ch 7, skip next sp, sc in next loop, (ch 8, sc in next loop) twice, ch 7, in tip of next cl make 2-dc cl, ch 3, sl st, ch 3 and 2-dc cl. End with a 3-dc cl in same place as first cl was made. Do not join. Place a marker on right side. Ch 3, turn.

Work First Point in rows as follows:

1st Row: (Wrong side): Cl over cl, ch 3, sc in next loop, (ch 6, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 3, cl over cl. Ch 3, turn.

2nd Row: Cl over cl, ch 5, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 5) 3 times; cl over cl. Ch 3, turn.

3rd Row: Cl over cl, ch 4, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 4) twice; cl over cl. Ch 3, turn.

4th Row: Cl over cl, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 7, skip next loop, sc in next loop, ch 3, cl over cl. Ch 3, turn.

5th Row: Cl over cl, ch 3, skip next sp, sc in next loop, ch 3, cl over cl. Ch 3, turn.

6th Row: (Cl over cl) twice. Break off and fasten. First point completed.

Next and All Remaining Points: With right side facing, skip next cl on 21st rnd, attach thread to tip of following cl. Ch 3, turn. Starting with first row, work same as First Point (12 points). Starch lightly and press.

LEAVES: (Make 12 sets of 2 Leaves)

First Leaf: Starting at centre with Green, ch 12.

1st Row: (Right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook (tip) and in next 9 ch; in last ch make sc, ch 3 and sc; working along opposite side of starting chain, sc in next 8 ch. Ch 3, turn.

2nd Row: Working through both loops, sc in next 9 sc; in next sp make sc, ch 3 and sc; sc in next 8 sc. Ch 3, turn.

3rd Row: Picking up back loops only, sc in next 9 sc; in next sp make sc, ch 3 and sc; sc in next 8 sc. Ch 3, turn.

Next 9 Rows: Repeat 3rd and 2nd rows alternately. Ch 3 at end of 12th row, sl st in sc just made. Break off and fasten. Make second leaf in same way. Do not break off.

Joining: With wrong sides together and working through both thicknesses, sl st in next 8 sc and in next sp. Break off and fasten. Press.

BERRY CLUSTER: (make 12) With Red, ch. 4.

Centre Berry: In 4th ch from hook work as follows: Holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, make 7 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 tightly to fasten (cl made); make 3 more ch, sl st in same place as cl was made.

Outer Berries: Working around Centre Berry and making berries that consist of sl st, ch 2, 5-tr cl, ch 2 and sl st; make a berry in same place as Centre Berry was made, 2 berries between starting chain and first tr of Centre Berry, 1 berry in fastening chain at top of Centre Berry and 2 berries between last tr and ch-3 of Centre Berry. Break off and fasten, leaving an end for sewing. Sew leaves and berries in place as shown.

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Baby Bib


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No. 3 crochet hook
String weight thread
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sl st  slip stitch
 sk  skip
 lps  loops
 sd  single crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 dc  double crochet
 p  picot
 dc cluster  double crochet cluster (hold last lp of each dc on hook, thread over and pull through all lps at once)

Crochet a sturdy bib for baby with crochet ties or purchased ribbon.
Make several in different colours and attach appliques.

Ch very loosely 58, sc in second st from hook and on to end of ch (57 sc).
Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each sc, ch 3, turn.
Repeat this dc row until work measures about 5 or 6 inches.

Begin sloping at neck, working on one side only:
(at end, break thread and repeat for opposite side).

Turn, sl st to second dc, ch 3, dc across for 23 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st.

Turn, sl st in 3 sts, 1 sc, 1 hdc, dc to within 3 sts from end of row, dc, keeping last 2 lps on hook, dc in next st, working off together as a cluster, ch 3, turn.

14 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, turn, sl st in hdc, sc, hdc, 11 dc to end of row, turn.
Ch 3, 12 dc. Ch 3, turn, 11 dc. Ch 3, turn, 11 dc; ch 4, turn. 1 dc in third ch from hook, 9 more dc, work 10th and 11th dc off together as a cluster, turn.

Sl st in next st, ch 3, 9 dc, ch 3, turn, dc across, working 6th and 7th dc off together; turn, sl st in second dc, ch 1, 3 dc across, work 5th and 6th dc off together.

Tie:

Ch 50 loosely to begin tie, turn and work back in sc; sc around inside neck of bib to make firm.

Picot Edging:

Ch 6, sc in 5th st from hook for a p (a p-lp made), ch 2, sk 2 dc, sc in next, ch 6, a p-lp, ch 2, sk 2 dc, sc in dc.

Repeat this picot edging down sides working the sc into every other row; across the bottom work in every 4th dc.

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Northern Lights Motif


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No 10 crochet thread
No. 6 steel crochet hook
Size: Motif measures 4 inches square
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 rnd  round
 sl st  slip stitch
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 tr  treble crochet
 lp  loop

This is a lacy motif to crochet to make placemats, table runner, coasters, or a bedspread. The beauty of wood will show through the lacey design, or you can lay it over a coloured cloth.

Start at centre, with ch 10, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring, sl st in top of ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (for a dc, ch 1), * dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with sl st in third st of first ch 4 made.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next sp, sc in same sp, * ch 5, sc in next sp, repeat from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sp. This brings thread in position to start next rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 4, holding last lp of each tr on hook, make a tr in each of the next 2 lps, thread over and draw through all lps on hook at once (this forms a joined tr cluster), * ch 5, make a joined tr cluster working tr in same lp with last tr and in each of next 2 lps. Repeat from * around, having last tr in same lp with starting ch 4, ch 5, sl st in tip of first cluster.

Rnd 5: Sc in same place with sl st, * ch 8, sc in tip of next cluster. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 4, tr in first sc. This brings thread in position to start next rnd.

Rnd 6: Sc over tr just made, * ch 5, tr over next sc into cluster below, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 5, tr over next sc, ch 5, (tr, ch 7, tr) in next lp, ch 5, tr over next sc, ch 5, sc in next lp. Repeat from * around, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

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Sewing Information Basic Hand Stitches


by KarensVariety.com

 

Back Stitch
Make one running stitch, then take a back stitch to the beginning of the first stitch, thus overlapping each running stitch. Resembles machine stitching and is used to strengthen a seam made by hand.
Basting
Basting is quite important in successful sewing. This is used to hold fabric temporarily in place, until permanently stitched. There are four types of basting; hand basting, machine basting, pin basting and basting edges with an iron.
Hand basting is made by making longer running stitches. A glazed or waxed thread that will not snarl is best, since usually a long length is used.
Machine basting is quite popular. Simply lengthen the stitch and loosen tension. It holds ruffles and gathers in place and helps to keep bias edges from stretching.
Pin basting is used more on long, straight seams. Place pins at right angles to the seam edge with the heads of pins to the right, thus making it easy to remove the pins when stitching. Be careful not to pull or stretch fabric as you work.
Binding
Use either bias tape or regular twill or rayon tape. Bias tape is good for rounded pieces of fabric. Twill or rayon tape is good for binding straight pieces of fabric. Crease the piece of tape in the middle and put the edge of the piece of fabric that s to be bound between the folds of the tape. Sew on the rape, being sure to catch both sides of it, with a running stitch.
Blanket Stitch
Put your needle in 1/4 inch from the edge of the fabric, put the thread under the point of the needle and pull through.
Blanket Stitch Long and Short
Put your needle in 1/4 inch from the edge of the fabric for the long stitch and 1/8 inch away for the short stitch, put the thread under the point of the needle and pull through.
Catch Stitch
This is used for a flat finish next to fabric, such as seam binding on a hem. Hold open hem edge away from you, work from left to right, Take a stitch in the hem, then a tiny stitch to the right just beyond edge of hem with the point of needle to the left. This makes diagonal lined that cross each other.
Chain Stitch
Insert the needle in and out of the fabric (as in the running stitch). Bring the thread under the tip of the needle while still in the fabric, then pull the needle through.
Hemming
The open side of hem is held toward you, work from right to left, catch a very small stitch in the garment and a slightly deeper stitch in hem as shown. You want to achieve as nearly as possible an invisible stitch on the right side. These stitches may be close together for greater strength or spaced further apart.
Pressing seams with an iron is used mostly to hold straight edges such as pocket seams, yokes, or hems. Simply turn under desired amount and press.
Outline Stitch
This stitch is similar to the back stitch but it is slanted. Make one slanted backstitch in front of another letting each one overlap the one before it just a little bit, until the design is filled.
Overcasting
This is the sewing over and over of edges to prevent raveling and fraying. Work from right to left and make stitches about 1/8 inch deep and 1/4 inch apart.
Running Stitch
To make this stitch, push point of needle in and out of fabric until you have several stitches on the needle. Hold fabric taut with left hand, pull the needle through. Practice until you make fine even stitches.
Shirring
Cut a strong thread long enough to run the entire length of the fabric. Sew a fairly large running stitch in a straight line across. About 1/4 inch below this row make another row of running stitches. Take the loose pieces of thread at the ends of the two rows of sewing and pull them very carefully and slowly. When you have gathered the fabric to the desired width, tie the loose threads several times. Even out the folds.
Slip Stitch
A kind of hemming stitch. The stitches on both right and wrong sides should be practically invisible. Take a small stitch in the garment, run the point of the needle in fold of hem about a quarter inch, pull out needle, take another small stitch in fabric and continue as before. Hems are sometimes slip stitched and linings are fastened to inside of coats in this manner.

 

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Elephant Stuffed Toy


Free Sewing Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Felt or other material which does not unravel.
Beads or craft eyes.
Cotton batting.
Crochet cotton or sewing thread.
Sewing needle.

Make this elephant toy as big or as small as you want simply by enlarging or reducing the pattern sheet before you print. Try different colour schemes; gray elephant with black stitching, red saddle and eyes.

Cut two of each piece, body, ears and saddle. You may either sew together and turn inside out or if using felt, sew with overcast stitches in contrasting colour. Stuff with cotton batting before final stitching. Sew ears to each side of head where indicated and sew saddle on each side. Sew eyes on each side of head.

Make in different colours, embroider a child’s name on the saddle and and you have a toy for a loot bag or stocking stuffer.

Try adding to the elephant to make a circus elephant. Stitch a ribbon around the head and insert feathers, dangling jewels (an old earring). Add fringe to the saddle. Be creative and you will have a decorative item rather than a toy.

When putting on eyes or other decorations, remember not to give to a young child as a toy, as they can choke on small parts.

 

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Flower Charts Filet Crochet Cross Stitch Embroidery


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A rose, a five-petal flower and tulips to filet crochet, cross stitch or embroider. Use them to decorate linens such as towels, curtains, sheets and pillow cases, or embellish your clothing with edging, on pockets, aprons or dresses.

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Lacy Edging


Free Knitting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No. 13 or 14 knitting needles
Size 30 crochet thread
– choose larger sizes if you wish for a heavier edging
Abbreviations:
 k  knit
 p  purl
 st(s)  stitch(es)
 O  yarn over
 tog  together
 eyelet  k 2 tog, O twice, k 2 tog
 edge  k 4, O, k 2 tog

A lacey scalloped edging to knit with centre reminiscent of flower petals for use on towels, sheets and pillowcases, clothing or afghans. Use fine cotton thread and needles to create a delicate edging or use larger needles and heavier yarn to edge afghans, blankets or towels.

Row 1: K 4, O, k 2 tog, k 6, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 2: O, k 11, (edge of O, k 2 tog, k 2)

Row 3: Edge, k 7, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 4: O, k 12, (O, k 2 tog, k 2)

Row 5: Edge, k 2, eyelet, k 2, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 6: O, k 7, p 1, k 5, (O, k 2 tog, k 2)

Row 7: Edge, eyelet twice, k 1, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 8: O, k 6, p 1, k 3, p 1, k 3, edge

Row 9: Edge, k 3, slip the next 2 sts on an extra needle, wind thread around these 2 sts 12 times, then slip the sts back on original needle and k them, k 5, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 10: O, k 2 tog, k 13, edge

Row 11: Edge, eyelet twice, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 12: O, k 2 tog, k 4, p 1, k 3, p 1, k 3, edge

Row 13: Edge, k 2, eyelet, k 1, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 14: O, k 2 tog, k 5, p 1,  k 5, edge

Row 15: Edge, k 6, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1

Row 16: O, k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 7, edge

Row 17: 15 sts on needle – same as Row 1.

Continue these rows for desired length.

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