Oct 6, 2012

Knitting Pattern for Jiggle

         

Jiggle
by Stana D.S.

Finished Toy size: approximately 8” (20cm) tall

Yarn: You will need less than a ball of yarn in sport to medium worsted weight. Also you will need small amount of red yarn for mouth and black embroidery yarn for embroidering the eyes.

Recommended Needles size: Double pointed needles US #3/3.25mm (set of 5)

Notions:
Yarn needle, crochet hook, scissors, stitch marker, polyester fiberfill (1 small bag), stitch holders,two safety eyes,small piece of red felt for heart.

Abbreviations: KFB = Knit in front and back of the same st, this creates 2sts from 1st.
SSK= slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together, this decrease 2sts to 1st.
Gauge: will vary with the yarn used.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Body:
With the main color yarn and one double pointed needles cast on 15sts.
Row 1: Knit 15, then turn the work upside down, with second and third needle pick up and knit 15sts along the cast on edge. Place a stitch marker on the first st., and continue working in the round. (30sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 13, KFB; repeat from * around (34sts total)
Row 3: *KFB, Knit 15, KFB; repeat from * around (38sts total)
Row 4: *KFB, Knit 17, KFB; repeat from * around (42sts total)
Row 5: *KFB, Knit 19, KFB; repeat from * around (46sts total)
Row 6: *KFB, Knit 21, KFB; repeat from * around (50sts total)
Row 7: Purl around (50sts total)
Row 8 - 56: Knit around 49 rows (50sts total). Stuff the body with fiberfill. At this point transfer the last 9sts in the row onto a stitch holder.
Row 57: Knit first 9sts, and transfer them onto the stitch holder. Knit and cast off the next 7sts from the front and 7sts from the back of your work, using the method of 3 needles bind off. Divide the remaining 18sts onto 3 or 4 needle and continue in the round with these 18sts.
Row 58 - 67: Knit around 10 rows (18sts total). Insert the safety eye at this point if using them.
Row 68: SSK all around (9sts total)
Row 69: Knit around (9sts total). Finish stuffing the top of Jiggle's head. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
Transfer the 18sts from the stitch holders onto DPN and reattach the yarn, leaving long enough tail. Repeat the Rows 58 -  69 for the second top part of Jiggle's body.  With the long tail from the reattached yarn sew up and secure the openings on the top of Jiggle's body.

Lips: With two double pointed needles, cast on 4sts in red yarn.
Row 1: Knit 4, then turn the work upside down, with second needle pick up and knit 4 sts along the cast on edge.
Row 2: Knit around, 4 sts per needle, (8sts total)
Row 3: *KFB, knit 2, KFB, repeat from * around, (12sts total)
Row 4: Knit and cast off from both double pointed needles at the same time. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Sew the lips on the face of Jiggle using the picture as a guide.  

Finishing: If not using the safety eyes, embroider the eyes, using the picture as a guide. Also you can cut out the heart shape from the red felt and sew it onto the Jiggle's chest.

Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D. S. The pattern is for personal use only. The finished items may not be sold for profit, except for charity purposes. Please acknowledge the author.
Thank you.



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