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It’s My Birthday!

I cannot believe that I am turning 30 today. Holy heck! It’s also been a REALLY LONG time since my last pattern post. But not to fear, I come bearing gifts! I quit my job recently, and have found that I have loads of free time now. I can actually knit and crochet now! Crazy huh? So here’s a little something that I’ve hooked up the last couple days.

Side note: Please please please share your FOs with me! I love to see them!

Piggybib Little Piggy Bib

 By Little Yarner

Download Little Piggy Bib PDF

 When my kid was a little baby, I always called him my little piggy. It seemed like all    he did was eat eat eat! Now that he’s three, he still eats all day and never seems to  gain any weight. Typical kid, I suppose. I hope you enjoy my piggy bib pattern. When  your little one grows up, you can also use it as a table pad for those hot dishes!

 

Materials:piggybutton

Vanna’s Choice in Soft Pink and Raspberry

Red Heart in Black

Size I (5.5mm) hook

Button

Tapestry Needle

Stitch marker

 

Instructions

Head

With light pink and using magic loop, draw up 8 sc and join. Place marker to mark beginning of round.

From this point on, you will be working in a spiral.

2 sc in each sc around.

(sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

(sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around.

Do not fasten off. Now you will be going right into the ear.

 

Ears (make 2)

*8 Sc across, ch1, turn

Continue * for 6 rows.

Scdec, 4sc, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec, 2sc, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec, scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across, ch1, turn.

Scdec

 

Now you will be doing slip stitches to the other side. Stop when you are 20sts from the first ear.

 

Work second ear in same way. At this point, break the yarn and reloop it at the base of the second ear. Continue to do slip stitches until you reach the tip of the first ear. Fasten off.

 

Inner Ear (make 2)

With Raspberry, Ch 5

Sc in 2nd loop from hook.

*Sc across, ch1, turn.

Continue * for 3 rows.

2 scdec, ch1, turn.

Sc across.

Scdec

Fasten off with long tail to attach to outer ear.

 

Muzzle

With Raspberry, Ch 6

2 sc in 2nd loop from hook.

Sc to last loop

2 sc in last loop.

Continue around (you’re making an oval).

Sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next 2 sc.

Sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc.

Sc in next 4sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc.

Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc. Join.

Fasten off.

 

Nostrils (make 2)

With Light Pink, make a magic ring.

Draw up 6sc in the ring and join.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Eyes (make 2)

With black, make a magic ring.

Draw up 8sc in the ring and join.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Attach inner ears to outer ears.

Sew the nostrils to the muzzle, and attach to head. The top of the muzzle should touch the center of your circle.

Sew the eyes on.

With black yarn, make a mouth using back-stitch with your tapestry needle.

 

Straps (make 2)

With Raspberry, Ch 6

Dc in 4th loop from hook.

*Dc across, ch3, turn.

Repeat * row until you have 18.

Fasten off.

Draw up a loop in corner with Light Pink yarn.

Sc around the edges, making sure to put 2sc in the corners.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew the straps to the ears.

 

Attach your button.

Oink like a piggy!!

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Oh Mickey you’re so fine!

Finishing up the newest bib! Guess who it is? (As if the title didn’t give it away)

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Yea baby! I just need to decide if i want to do i-cord or buttons for the closure.

I’m still working on the pattern. It’ll be in newborn and toddler sizes, so stay tuned!

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ETSY!!

I just opened my etsy shop!! Visit, send me love, send me ideas, send me criticism. Thanks guys for being so supportive!!

etsy.com/shop/LittleYarnerknits

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3 new bibs!

I’ve been trying to design some easy-peasy knit/crochet bibs. I successfully made three! 

The first one is a girl’s bib. I used an hour-glass cable and picot edging to finish it off. I crocheted a daisy flower to add. This process was interesting…I made 5 different flowers, trying to decide which one I liked best. I ended up loving the daisy more. I’ll probably make a couple more bibs for the other flowers…that’s my next project 🙂 

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This second one I finished up today. It’s a car bib. I started knitting up the background with a simple diagonal stitch, and the ends started to curl. I wasn’t too worried because I knew that I would be putting a border on it. It took me a whole day to finally decide on what border I thought was “boyish” enough. I finally decided to go with a simple applied i-cord. 

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My last bib is not quite done yet…but I can’t seem to figure out what it needs. I’m just not as happy with it as I am with the others. Does it need a baseball diamond, or perhaps a bat? Do I need to add a border, or is it fine the way it is? I’m still stewing on it. 

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Oh….and….THAT’S MY SON!!! See how big he is now?! It’s ridiculous how fast they grow. He’s such a ham. 

So now that you’ve seen the bibs, what am I going to do with them you might ask. Well it’s been hard times lately (I lost my job), and mama needs to have some income until I nail another teaching job. So I’m thinking of setting up my etsy shop to sell patterns/hand-mades. I have a lot of time on my hands (even though I have a toddler) and can make things pretty fast. I have a ton of ideas for baseball team bibs. I’ve already sketched them out too. 

Hey! If you have any requests, please feel free to send me a message! Take care 🙂 

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