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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Square Doll Blanket and 3 Pillows

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Blanket and Pillows Knitting Patterns

Using the patterns on this page, you can make a complete matching bed set for your doll.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increases - make 1 (m1)
- cast-on with a crochet hook for a circle OR Emily Ocker's Circular Beginning technique (see instructions with pictures at http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/03/majoring_in_lace_part_iv.html; scroll down)

Blanket finished size: 17" (43 cm) square.

Materials: Red Heart (affiliate link) Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Light Yellow, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (A)
Red Heart (affiliate link) Classic Multi 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Monet 167 yds (153 m) /85 g - 1 skein (B)

Needles: double pointed (dpn) and circular needles US # 7 (4.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 16 sts x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) in stockinette st.

Notions:
yarn needle, crochet hook, 4 stitch markers, polyester stuffing for pillows

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
MC - main color
CC - contrast color
m1 - make 1 increase - make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
sc - single crochet st
pm - place marker
sm - sli[ marker
st, sts - stitch, stitches


Pattern Notes:

Stockinette in rounds: all rounds knit

Reversed Stockinette in rounds: all rounds purl

Garter stitch in rows: all rows knit

Stockinette stitch in rows:
Row 1 (RS) - knit
Row 2 (WS) - purl
Repeat 2 rows.


Short Overview of the Pattern:

The square blanket is worked from the center to the outer edge in rounds, with the increases at 4 corners; 8 sts are added in every odd round. The beginning of the round is at one of the corners. The blanket is first worked on 5 dpn, and then, when it is big enough, on circular needles. The blanket is worked in a combination of stockinette st in one color and in reverse stockinette st in another color. To make the blanket larger, just continue working as established until it is the size you like.

Blanket

Use Emily Ocker's Circular Beginning technique (see instructions with pictures at http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/03/majoring_in_lace_part_iv.html; scroll down)

With yarn B, make a circle/loop of yarn. Insert the hook in the loop, yarn over and pull it through the loop. Yarn over again and pull it through the stitch on the hook. You made the first sc and the 1st cast-on st. Repeat the procedure to cast on 12 sts. Transfer every 3 sts to a dpn (4 dpns). Pull the hanging tail of the yarn to close the loop. Now you are ready to work the 1st round of the blanket.

Round 1: ((k1, m1) 2 times, plm, k1) 4 times. 20 sts.

Round 2: (k4, slm, k1) 4 times.

Round 3: (k1, m1, k3, m1, slm, k1) 4 times. 28 sts.

Round 4: (k6, slm, k1) 4 times.

Round 5: (k1, m1, k5, m1, slm, k1) 4 times. 36 sts.

Round 6: (k8, slm, k1) 4 times.

With yarn A

Round 7: (k1, m1, knit to marker, m1, slm, k1) 4 times. 44 sts.

Round 8: (purl to marker, slm, p1) 4 times.

Round 9: (p1, m1, purl to marker, m1, slm, p1) 4 times. 52 sts.

Round 10: (purl to marker, slm, p1) 4 times.

Rounds 11-12: repeat rounds 9-10. 60 sts.

With yarn B

Round 13: (k1, m1, knit to marker, m1, slm, k1) 4 times. 68 sts.

Round 14: (knit to marker, slm, k1) 4 times.

Rounds 15-20: repeat rounds 13-14 three times. 92 sts.

Rounds 21-48: repeat rounds 7-20 two more times. 204 sts.

With yarn A

Round 49: (k1, m1, knit to marker, m1, slm, k1) 4 times. 212 sts.

Round 50: (purl to marker, slm, p1) 4 times.

Round 51: (p1, m1, purl to marker, m1, slm, p1) 4 times. 220 sts.

Round 52: (purl to marker, slm, p1) 4 times.

Rounds 53-56: repeat rounds 51-52 twice. 236 sts.

Bind off.


Square Pillow

Size: 6" (15 cm) square.

The square pillow is worked from the center to the outer edge in rounds, with the increases at 4 corners, 8 sts are added in every odd round. The beginning of the round is at one of the corners. The pillow is worked on 5 dpn. The pillow is worked in the combination of stockinette st in one color and in reverse stockinette st in another color. The front and the back of the pillow is worked as one piece, without seams.

Use Emily Ocker's Circular Beginning (see instructions with pictures at http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/03/majoring_in_lace_part_iv.html; scroll down)

With yarn B, make a circle of yarn. Pass the hook through the loop, grab the yarn and pull it through the loop. Grab the yarn again and pull it through the stitch on the hook. You made the first sc and the 1st cast-on st. Repeat the procedure to cast on 12 sts. Transfer every 3 sts to a dpn (4 dpns). Pull the hanging tail of the yarn to close the loop. Now you are ready to work the 1st round of the pillow.

Round 1: ((k1, m1) 2 times, k1) 4 times. 20 sts.

Round 2: knit.

Round 3: (k1, m1, k3, m1, k1) 4 times. 28 sts.

Round 4: knit.

Round 5: (k1, m1, k5, m1, k1) 4 times. 36 sts.

Round 6: knit.

Round 7: (k1, m1, k7, m1, k1) 4 times. 44 sts.

Round 8: knit.

Round 9: (k1, m1, k9, m1, k1) 4 times. 52 sts.

Round 10: knit.

Round 11: (k1, m1, k11, m1, k1) 4 times. 60 sts.

Round 12: knit.

Round 13: (k1, m1, k13, m1, k1) 4 times. 68 sts.

Round 14: purl.

Round 15: (p1, m1, p15, m1, p1) 4 times. 76 sts.

Round 16: purl.

Round 17: (ssk, k15, k2tog) 4 times. 68 sts.

Round 18: knit.

Round 19: (ssk, k13, k2tog) 4 times. 60 sts.

Round 20: knit.

Round 21: (ssk, k11, k2tog) 4 times. 52 sts.

Round 22: knit.

Round 23: (ssk, k9, k2tog) 4 times. 44 sts.

Round 24: knit.

Round 25: (ssk, k7, k2tog) 4 times. 36 sts.

Round 26: knit.

Round 27: (ssk, k5, k2tog) 4 times. 28 sts.

Round 28: knit.

Round 29: (ssk, k3, k2tog) 4 times. 20 sts.

Round 30: knit.

Round 31: (ssk, k1, k2tog) 4 times. 12 sts.

Round 32: knit.

Cut yarn, leaving a 20" (50 cm) tail, pull through all the remaining sts, staff the pillow and secure.


Rectangular Pillow

Finished size: 8.5" (21 cm) long and 3” (8 cm) wide.

The pillow is worked as a tube on 5 dpn. Then the pillow is stuffed and the ends are sewn closed.

Cast on 28 sts, distribute them evenly on 4 dpn (7 per needle), join into a circle and continue to work in rounds in stockinette stitch (all rounds knit).

Cast on and rounds 1-4 work with yarn A.

Rounds 5-42 work with yarn B

Rounds 43-46 work with yarn A. Bind off.

Finishing:

Lay the tube flat and sew one of the short sides close. Through the opening on the other short side stuff the pillow. Sew the open side closed.


Bolster Pillow

Size: 6" (15 cm) long and 3” (8 cm) wide.

The pillow is worked flat. Then it is sewn into the shape. Odd rows are RS, even rows are WS

With yarn A cast on 20 sts.

Rows 1-4: knit.

Rows 5-34: stockinette st.

Rows 35-38: knit. Bind off.


Finishing

Fold the working piece lengthwise, align the long edges and sew them together. Stuff the pillow. Needle a piece of yarn B and gather the ends of the pillow below the yellow stripes. Pull and secure the ends.

Have fun!


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