Nov 4, 2012

Knitting Pattern for Stripy

Stripy
by Stana D.S.

Finished Toy size: approximately 7.5” (19 cm) tall

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

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).

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.
I-cord = the sts are knitted from one needle to second needle, do not turn the needle with sts around, just push the sts to the beginning of the needle and knit again. This technique makes tube.

Gauge: will vary with the yarn used.


INSTRUCTIONS:
Body: With the yarn and four double pointed needles cast on 60sts. (15sts. per needle)
Place a stitch marker on the first st, and begin working in the round. The stripes are 4rows each.
Row 1 - 20: Knit around (60sts. total)
Row 21: *SSK, Knit 13; repeat from * around, 14sts per needle (56sts total)
Row 22: *SSK, Knit 12; repeat from * around, 13sts per needle (52sts total)
Row 23: *SSK, Knit 11; repeat from * around, 12sts per needle (48sts total)
Row 24: *SSK, Knit 10; repeat from * around, 11sts per needle (44sts total)
Row 25: *SSK, Knit 9; repeat from * around, 10sts per needle (40sts total)
Row 26: *SSK, Knit 8; repeat from * around, 9sts per needle (36sts total)
Row 27: *SSK, Knit 7; repeat from * around, 8sts per needle (32sts total)
Row 28: *SSK, Knit 6; repeat from * around, 7sts per needle (28sts total)
Row 29: *SSK, Knit 5; repeat from * around, 6sts per needle (24sts total)
Row 30: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (20sts total)
Row 31: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (16sts total)
Row 32 - 56: (Knit 25rows) Knit around, 4sts per needle (16sts total). Stuff the neck/head with fiberfill.
Row 57: SSK all around, 2 sts per needle (8sts total)
Row 58: Knit around (8sts total). Finish stuffing the neck/head. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needle, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.

Bottom: Attach the yarn to the rim with cast on sts. With a crochet hook, or DPN pick up 60sts on the inside part of the bottom edge. Divide the sts evenly onto 3DPN (20sts per needle) and begin working in the round. Begin to stuff the body with fiberfill.
Row 1: *SSK, Knit 8; repeat from * around, 18sts per needle (54sts total)
Row 2: *SSK, Knit 7; repeat from * around, 16sts per needle (48sts total)
Row 3: *SSK, Knit 6; repeat from * around, 14sts per needle (42sts total)
Row 4: *SSK, Knit 5; repeat from * around, 12sts per needle (36sts total)
Row 5: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around, 10sts per needle (30sts total)
Row 6: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 8sts per needle (24sts total)
Row 7: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 6sts per needle (18sts total)
Row 8: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 9: SSK all around (6sts total). Finish stuffing the body with fiberfill. 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.

Finishing:
Eye balls (make 2):
With the yarn and three DPN cast on 9sts (3sts per needle). Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (9sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 3: * KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (15sts total)
Row 4: Knit around (15sts total). Change the yarn to the white yarn.
Row 5 - 6: Knit around (15sts total)
Row 7: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 8: Knit around (12sts total). Thread the tail from the cast on sts on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, stitch to secure. Begin to stuff the eye ball with fiberfill.
Row 9: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 3sts per needle (9sts total)
Row 10: Knit around (9sts total). Finish stuffing the eye ball. 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.  Sew the eye ball on Stripy's head using the picture as a guide. Repeat for the second eye ball.

Lips: With the red yarn and DPN cast on 4sts.
I-cord 4rows. Continue knitting in the rounds.
Row 5: SSK around (8sts total)
Row 6: Knit around (8sts total)
Row 7: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around (12sts total)
Row 8: Knit around (12sts total)
Row 9: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around (18sts total)
Row 9: Knit around (18sts total)
Row 10: Knit and cast off all sts. Cut of the yarn and leave long enough tail. Sew the cast off sts to create the pucker up lips all around Stripy's lips, weave in the end. Thread the tail from cast on sts on a needle and sew the lips onto Stripy's body using the picture as a guide.

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.

2 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, can't wait to make one.

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  2. thank you and enjoy the knitting.
    stana

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