Saturday, March 16, 2013

Free Knit Baby Bunting Pattern



Size: Birth to 6 months


MATERIALS
Worsted Weight yarn, approximately:
Main Color: 10 ounces, (280 grams) 
Colors A and B: 1 ounce, (30 grams) each
Knitting needles size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed for gauge 
Markers 
Yarn Needle 
Crochet hook, size H (5mm)
14" Neckline Zipper

GAUGE: In Moss Stitch, 5 sts = 1", 7 rows = 1"

PATTERN STITCHES USED:
MOSS STITCH ‑ even number of sts, 4 rows 

Rows 1 and 2: (K1, P1) across. 

Rows 3 and 4: P1, K1) across.

CABLE PATTERN ‑ multiple of 6 sts, 4 rows 

Row 1 (Right side)K1, P1, K2, P1, K1. 

Row 2: P1, K1, P2, K1, P1. 

Row 3: K1, P1, skip next st, knit in back of next st, knit skipped st, slip both stitches from needle (Cable made), P1, K1. 

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

BACK
With MC, cast on 82 sts loosely.

Row 1 (Right side): Work Row 1 of Moss St on 18 sts; place marker (see Markers), work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St on 8 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St on 6 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St on 8 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St on 18 sts.

Row 2:  Work Row 2 of Moss St to marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern to marker; repeat from  across, ending by working Row 2 of Moss St. 

Row 3:  Work Row 3 of Moss St to marker, work Row 3 of Cable Pattern to marker; repeat from  across, ending by working Row 3 of Moss St. 

Row 4:  Work Row 4 of Moss St to marker, work Row 4 of Cable Pattern to marker: repeat from  across, ending by working Row 4 of Moss St. 

Continue to repeat Rows 1‑4 and AT THE SAME TIME decrease (see Decreasing, page 2) one st at each edge every 2½", 8 times: 66 sts. 

When Back measures 20" from cast on edge, mark each side for Armholes. Work even in established patterns until Back measures 24"; bind off loosely in patterns.

LEFT FRONT
With MC, cast on 41 sts loosely.

Row 1 (Right side): Work Row 1 of Moss St on 18 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, P8 (Embroidery Panel), place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, K3 (Border). 

Row 2: K3, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern, K8, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern, work Row 2 of Moss St.

Row 3: Work Row 3 of Moss St, work Row 3 of Cable Pattern, P8, work Row 3 of Cable Pattern, K3. 

Row 4: K3, work Row 4 of Cable Pattern, K8, work Row 4 of Cable Pattern, work Row 4 of Moss St.

Continue to repeat Rows 1‑4 and AT THE SAME TIME decrease one st at Moss St edge every 2½", 8 times: 33 sts. When Left Front measures 20" from cast on edge, mark Moss Stitch edge for Armhole. Work even in established patterns until Left Front measures 23", ending by working a right side row. 

Neck Shaping
Row 1 (Wrong side): Bind off 9 sts loosely, work across in established patterns: 24 sts. Decrease one st at Neck edge every other row, twice: 22 sts.

Bind off loosely in patterns.

RIGHT FRONT
With MC, cast on 41 sts loosely.

Row 1 (Right side)K3 (Border), place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, P8 (Embroidery Panel), place marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St. 

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Moss St, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern, K8, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern, K3. 

Row 3: K3, work Row 3 of Cable Pattern, P8, work Row 3 of Cable Pattern, work Row 3 of Moss St. 

Row 4: Work Row 4 of Moss St, work Row 4 of Cable Pattern, K8, work Row 4 of Cable Pattern, K3. 

Continue to repeat Rows 1‑4 and AT THE SAME TIME decrease one st at Moss St edge every 2½", 8 times: 33 sts.

When Right Front measures 20" from cast on edge, mark Moss Stitch edge for Armhole.

Work even in established patterns until Right Front measures 23", ending by working a wrong side row. 

Neck Shaping
Row 1 (Right side): Bind off 9 sts loosely, work across in established patterns: 24 sts. 

Decrease one st at Neck edge every other row, twice: 22 sts.

Bind off loosely in patterns.

SLEEVE (Make 2)
With MC, cast on 40 sts loosely. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rows. Work in Moss St until Sleeve measures 4" from cast on edge. Bind off loosely in pattern.

HOOD
With MC, cast on 30 sts loosely.

Row 1 (Right side): K4 (Border), place marker, work Row 1 of Moss St. 

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Moss St to marker, P1, K3. 

Row 3: K4, work Row 3 of Moss St. 

Row 4: Work Row 4 of Moss St to marker, P1, K3. 

Repeat Rows 1‑4 until Hood measures 14" from cast on edge. 

Bind off loosely in pattern.

FINISHING
Embroidery: See Photo for placement and detail. Beginning 1" up from bottom of Bunting, place a marker every 2" for placement of a flower motif group between markers in the Embroidery Panel of each Front: 11 flower motifs.

With Color A and using yarn needle, work Lazy Daisy (Fig. 3) leaves, and long straight sts for stems. With double strand of Color B, work 6 French Knots (Fig. 4)for flowers. 

With double strand of Color B, work a French Knot into center between each Cable on Back, Left and Right Fronts. With Color A, weave yarn loosely over and under bars of knit stitch bordering each side of Cable panel on Back, Left and Right Fronts, and knit stitch Border on Hood. 

Seams: Weave center back seam of Hood (Fig. 1). Matching patterns, weave shoulder seams and Hood to Neck edge. Weave Sleeve seams between markers, then underarm and side in one continuous seam. Weave Fronts together starting at bottom edge, leaving a 14" opening for zipper. Weave Back to Front at cast on edges. 

Front Edging: With right side facing and using a crochet hook, join Color A at lower Right Front edge. Sc (Fig. 5) evenly up Right Front, around Hood, and down Left Front; join with a slip st (Fig. 6) to first sc: finish off. 

Sleeve Edging: With right side facing and using a crochet hook, join Color A at seam. Work 22 sc evenly around ribbing; join with a slip st to first sc; finish off. Repeat for second Sleeve. 

With MC, make tassel and attach to Hood (Figs. 2a and 2b). Baste a 14" neckline zipper into front opening: stitch into place, remove basting thread.

MITT (Make 2)
With MC, cast on 22 sts loosely.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 rows. 

Row 1 (Right side)Purl across. 

Row 2: Knit across. 

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until Mitt measures 3½" from cast on edge, ending by working apurl row. 

Shaping
Row 1: K1, (K2 tog, K1) across: 15 sts.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: (K2 tog, K1) across: 10 sts.

Cut yarn leaving a 10" end. Using yarn needle, tightly draw yarn through 10 sts on needle, do not cut yarn. 

Embroider flower motif on center of each mitt (see Bunting Embroidery), then weave seam. 

With right side facing and using a crochet hook, join Color A at seam and sc evenlyaround cuff; join with a slip st to first sc; ch 5, sc into edge of Sleeve ribbing, sc in each ch; join with slip st to first sc; finish off.


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
ABBREVIATIONS
ch(s)     chain (s)
K          knit
MC       Main Color
mm      millimeters
P          purl
Rnd(s)  Round(s)
sc        single crochet(s)
st(s)     stitch (es)
tog      together
work even — work without increasing or decreasing in established pattern. 
 — work instructions following  as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time. 
( ) or [ ] — work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks.
GAUGE
Correct gauge is essential for proper size of garments. Needle size given in instructions is merely a guide and should never be used without first making a sample swatch approximately 4" square in the stitch, yarn, and needles specified. Measure it, counting your stitches and rows carefully; if you have more stitches per inch than specified, try again with larger size needles; if fewer, try again with a smaller size. Keep trying until you find the size that will give you the specified gauge. DO NOT HESITATE TO CHANGE NEEDLE SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE.

MARKERS
Place markers as instructed. You may use purchased markers or tie a length of contrasting yarn around the needle. When you reach a marker on each row, slip it from the left needle to the right needle; remove it when no longer needed. Markers are sometimes needed to mark the beginning of Armholes; loop a short piece of yarn around the first and last stitch of the row indicated. 

DECREASING
Knit 2 stitches together (K2 tog).

WEAVING SEAM
With pieces right sides together, catch one strand from each edge, being careful to match rows (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1

TASSEL INSTRUCTIONS
Wind a double strand of yarn around a 3" strip of cardboard approximately 20 times. Cut a separate 6" strand of yarn, insert under all strands at top of cardboard, pull up tightly and knot securely. Leave ends for attaching tassel to worked piece. Cut yarn at opposite end of cardboard (Fig. 2a); remove cardboard. Cut 2nd 6" strand and wrap it tightly around tassel twice, ½" below top (Fig. 2b); knot securely. Trim ends evenly.
Fig. 2a  


Fig. 2b


LAZY DAISY STITCH
Bring needle up at 1, make a loop and go down at 1 again, come up at 2. keeping yarn below needle’s point (Fig. 3). Pull needle through, go down at 3 to anchor loop, completing stitch.
Fig. 3


FRENCH KNOTS

Bring needle up at 1. Wrap yarn around needle once and insert needle at 2, holding end of yarn with non‑stitching fingers (Fig. 4). Tighten knot, then pull needle through holding yarn until it must be released.
Fig. 4


FINISHING
Good finishing techniques make a big difference in the quality of any piece. Make a habit of taking care of loose ends as you work. To keep loose ends from showing, always weave them back through several stitches or work over them. When ends are secure, cut close to work.

SINGLE CROCHET
Insert hook in stitch indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through both loops on hook (Fig. 5) (single crochet made, abbreviated sc).
Fig. 5



SLIP STITCH
To work a slip stitch, insert hook in stitch indicated, YO and draw through st and through loop on hook (Fig. 6) (slip stitch made, abbreviated slip st).
Fig. 6

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