Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas from Me ---> ASE's Little Lamb Knitting Pattern is Now FREE!

This pattern was a paid pattern, but as my Christmas gift to all of my knitting followers, I am now offering it to you for free. Merry Christmas friends!

ASE's Little Lamb Knitting Pattern
©Anita Elmore aka ASE Knits 'n' Crochets
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
aseknc@gmail.com
You may not sell or claim this pattern as your own.
You may, however, sell any items you make using this pattern, all that I ask is that you give me credit as the designer with the info above.
Thank you for respecting my copyright.

Please enjoy!

Materials
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used White & Light Brown, but you may use any colors that you'd like your Little Lamb to be!)
  • US 5 (3.75mm) Circular or Double Point Needles
  • Black safety eyes OR small amount of black thread/yarn for embriodering eyes
  • Poly-fil or toy stuffing of your choice
  • OPTIONAL:  a rubber ball (from a quarter vending machine) to put in body for counter weight will assist your Little Lamb in standing up on its own.
  • OPTIONAL:  Stitch Markers are also optional, but may be very helpful in keeping track of the beginnig of rounds.
Notes
  • When casting on each piece, be sure to leave long tails for sewing pieces together.
  • Different yarn weights may be substituted, however please adjust your needle size to be 2  or 3 sizes smaller than recommended for that yarn so that you end up with a denser/stiffer fabric more suitable for a stuffing.
  • For each piece, after you cast on required amount of stitches, divide evenly among your needles, join & continue by knitting in the round.
  • If you use a long-tail cast-on:  Remember long-tail cast on always counts as cast on and first knit row/round.
  • Be creative!  This is your lamb.  Feel free to mix up colors, place the face at a different angle or direction, place the eyes further apart, closer together, lower on the head or even higher to give your little guy personality!
  • Pics to aid you in assembling are at the bottom of this post following the pattern. This gives you the option of printing the rest of the pattern without them to help you save ink!
  • When stuffing knit items, the goal is to stuff the piece(s) as much as possible without over-stretching the stitches. You don't want the stitches of the knit fabric to separate causing noticeable stretch lines.
Terms and Abbreviations
  • CO = Cast On
  • x = Times (ex:  6x = 6 times)
  • sts = Stitches
  • K = Knit
  • KFB = Knit in front & back of stitch
  • K2tog = Knit two together
  • BO = Bind Off
Finished Size*
Length:  9 inches
Width:  4 inches
Height:  5 inches
*sizes approximate & when recommended needles & yarn are used

Body
With White
CO 6
Divide between needles, join & begin knitting in round.
Round 1:  Knit
Round 2:  (KFB)6x (12)
Round 3:  (K1, KFB)6x (18)
Round 4:  (K2, KFB)6x (24)
Round 5:  (K3, KFB)6x (30)
Round 6:  (K4, KFB)6x (36)
Round 7:  (K5, KFB)6x (42)
Round 8:  (K6, KFB)6x (48)
Round 9:  (K7, KFB)6x (54)
Round 10:  (K8, KFB)6x (60)
Rounds 11-41:  Knit
Round 42:  (K8, K2tog)6x (54)
Round 43:  (K7, K2tog)6x (48)
Round 44:  (K6, K2tog)6x (42)
Round 45:  (K5, K2tog)6x (36)
*Start stuffing body.  If using bouncy-ball as counterweight, stuff until you reach the point where you started the decreases then position ball in center of stuffing right over beginning decreases (about round 42-43), continue stuffing as you complete body. 
Round 46:  (K4, K2tog)6x (30)
Round 47:  (K3, K2tog)6x (24)
Round 48:  (K2, K2tog)6x (18)
Round 49:  (K1, K2tog)6x (12)
Round 50:  (K2tog)6x (6)
Cut yarn and, using yarn needle, thread tail through remaining sts & cinch closed.  If using ball for counter balance, be sure to mark this end & make sure you sew tail to this end.

Legs (make 4)
With Tan
CO 24
Divide between needles, join & begin knitting in round.
Rounds 1-9:  Knit
Round 10:  Purl
Round 11:  Knit
Round 12:  (K2, K2tog)6x
Round 13:  (K1, K2tog)6x
Round 14:  (K2tog)6x
Cut yarn and, using yarn needle, thread tail through remaining sts & cinch closed.  Stuff & sew to body.

Tail
With White
CO 8
Divide between needles, join & begin knitting in round.
Rounds 1-9:  Knit
Cut yarn and, using yarn needle, thread tail through sts, cinch closed & sew to body (no stuffing needed).

Face/Head
With Tan
CO 6
Divide between needles, join & begin knitting in round.
Round 1:  Knit
Round 2:  (KFB)6x (12)
Round 3:  (K1, KFB)6x (18)
Round 4:  (K2, KFB)6x (24)
Round 5:  (K3, KFB)4x, K7, KFB (29)
Round 6:  (K4, KFB)4x, K8, KFB (34)
Round 7:  (K5, KFB)4x, K9, KFB (39)
Round 8:  (K6, KFB)4x, K10, KFB (44)
Round 9:  Knit
Round 10:  (K7, KFB)4x, K11, KFB (49)
Round 11:  Knit
Round 12:  (K8, KFB)4x, K12, KFB (54)
Rounds 13-20:  Knit
Round 21:  (K8, K2tog)4x, K12, K2tog (49)
Round 22:  Knit
*Start stuffing.  If using safety eyes, place them at about Round 18 & about  5 or 6 stitches apart.  Continue stuffing as you complete the head. 

Begin Top "Fleece" Section of Head
With White Yarn
Round 23:  (K7, K2tog)4x, K11, K2tog (44)
Round 24:  Knit
Round 25:  (K6, K2tog)4x, K10, K2tog (39)
Round 26:  Knit
Round 27:  (K5, K2tog)4x, K9, K2tog (34)
Round 28:  (K4, K2tog)4x, K8, K2tog (29)
Round 29:  (K3, K2tog)4x, K7, K2tog (24)
Round 30:  (K2, K2tog)6x (18)
Round 31:  (K1, K2tog)6x (12)
Round 32:  (K2tog)6x (6)
Cut yarn and, using yarn needle, thread tail through remaining sts, cinch closed & sew to body.

Ears (make 2)
With Tan
CO 8
Divide between needles, join & begin knitting in round.
Rounds 1-9:  Knit
Cut yarn and, using yarn needle, thread tail through sts, cinch closed & sew to head (no stuffing needed).
**I felt that these three attaching points were enough, as I really stitch it quite well, however, feel free to stitch it at more points as you see fit.


♥♥♥
If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
Proverbs 17:13 NIV

 

14 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm going to have to make it!!!
    Love the Christmas background too!!

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  2. Thank you Velma! I'd love to see it when you're done. :o) ♥

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  3. Thank you Clara! LoL...I was a knitter first and learned to crochet because I would see all of these wonderful crochet patterns and I'd find myself thinking, "Man! I wish I could crochet!" So I set out to learn and now I can do both! :o)

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  4. Thank you, Vickie! Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family!!! :)

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  5. LoL...you're most welcome Beatriz.♥

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  6. The cheerful giver ... such a sweet thing to do Anita. Wish I knew more about knitting but I know those that do will be so very happy!

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  7. Thanks Glor! I posted a crochet version too! :o)
    ♥♥♥

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  8. This is darling! I will have to make it just for myself. Thank you for the free pattern.

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  9. Thank you for your sweet comment. You're most welcome for the pattern! I do hope you enjoy it and I would LOVE to see how yours turns out if/when you make one. :o) ♥

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  10. oMG awesome!! I need to go look at the crochet version.. i so want to make one!!

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  11. Thank you so much Court! I would love to see it if you make one! :o) ♥

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing this sweet little morsel SMILE Helen

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    1. You are most welcome Helen! I'm glad that you like it. :)
      Thank you for stopping by and showing your appreciation! ♥Anita

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