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  • How to Knit a Pumpkin

    Happy Knitting Everybody!

    Hope you all enjoy this pumpkin tutorial. Apologies the title in the video is a bit long, but hang in there πŸ™‚

    Have a nice day and stay safe out there!

  • DIY KNIT HAIR SCRUNCHIE

    Hi everyone, it has been awhile since my last post. Sometimes I forget that I have a website lol. I know I should pay more attention and be more active but it is what it is hey! 🀣

    I haven’t been active about crafts such as sewing, knitting and crocheting in the past couple of months. I banded myself from crafts stores. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ‘

    This week I couldn’t resist anymore when Lincraft had 40% off store wide. 😳 I straight to the yarn shopping and I went crazy lol. I had a lot of good time in Lincraft and a big smile πŸ˜€ when I walked out the door. I might do yarn haul after… I don’t know will see.

    Today is a another good day because I have a simple yet cute hair scrunchie pattern that I’ve seen them everywhere on the internet and I think they’re so simple and so cute! I don’t know why I didn’t already knitted one for myself. I’ve been enjoy knitting them and I hope you do too. So I’m going to share with you incase some of you haven’t knitted one before like me. It’s very easy to knit and beginner friendly in my opinion.

    I crocheted hair scrunchies before and I think I prefer a knit more than a crochet version. which version do you prefer? please share πŸ˜€

    Materials :

    • I used bamboo cotton yarn but of course you could use whatever yarn you like.
    • a pair 30cm knitting needles U.S.6 / 4.00 mm or you could use circular knitting needle.
    • Hairband
    • tapestry needle, scissors and tape mature ( optional )

    Let’s get started!

    Starting with long tail Cast on, Thump method Co.84 sts. you totally could do less or more sts.

    Row;1 K all across. turn.

    Row;2 Repeat row 1 until the work piece matured 2” or more depends on what type of yarn you are using. we are going to fold the work piece in half. my piece matured 1.5”. This’ll be how thick of a hair scrunchie.

    Cut the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the long edges of work piece together.

    Insert a hairband in-between the fold and sew the long edges of the work piece to the end. Sew the ends to close the hole. Adjudge the hairband till you liking and walaaaa! you just knitted yourself very cute and cool hair scrunchies…. let’s make some more and enjoy knitting.

  • Kimono Cardigan inspired

    I’d had an eye on this cardigan for quite some time. But I didn’t want to make it until I had the perfect yarn to crochet it.

    Recently I discovered the Kartopu yarn from Spotlight (local craft chain store) and straight away I thought yep! This is the yarn that I’ve been waiting for… lol

    It’s 100% cotton βœ”οΈ

    It’s soft βœ”οΈ

    It’s a variegated colour that I like βœ”οΈ

    It’s a bit pricy for 100gram? Don’t care because I wanted the right yarn for this βœ”οΈπŸ₯΄πŸ˜…



    So yeah, finally I got to make the cardigan that I like and I enjoy wearing this cardigan so much. It’s so lightweight and of course soft to the skin. 😁

    This is the YouTube that I made my cardigan from in case you want to make one for yourself. I used 4 mm crochet hook

    Enjoy and happy crochet.

    Thank you for visiting

    Tinypawsmum🌾

  • Cable + garter stitch knitted Headband

    Hi everyone!

    Where do I get started? humm!

    Lately I’ve been yarn shopping a little too often but hey! I love! yarn shopping πŸ›’ even though I don’t know what I’m going to make out of it. ( I feel a bit guilty but I do what my heart says ) LOL!!

    ” LIFE IS TOO SHORT… LET’S BUY MORE YARN ”

    Don’t you agree with me? 🀣



    I just discovered this yarn recently – Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca. I bought it from My local Lincraft store and at first I was going to knit a jumper/ cardigan with this yarn but first I thought I’d try some headbands.

    I think a headband is a simple accessory that you can just throw on and go, if you pick the right style for you… you know what I mean? πŸ˜„

    I’ve been watching YouTube and learnt a lot  on how to make headbands and I am thankful for those talented people who share the love!πŸ’–

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    So today I’m sharing an easy to knit headband that I made myself. Hope you like it and give it a try. Let me know what you think.

    Let’s grab our materials

    You’ll need

    – A pair of US 10 6.00mm knitting needles or circular ( you can use whatever size of needles you prefer)

    – Yarn – as mentioned earlier, I used “Touch of alpaca” by Lionbrandyarn 90% acrylic 10% alpaca

    – A cable needle if you are not comfortable with making cable without a cable needle.

    – Stitch holder or waste yarn.

    – A tapestry needle and scissors.

    Oh before we start I just want to let you all know that I’m planning to make a video tutorial to go with this. wish me luck!

    In the meantime please just bear with me with the written pattern that I’m about to show you. I’ll try my best to explain. If you have any questions Or spot any issues please don’t hesitate to drop me a comment. Enjoy! 😊

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    ” Let’s make some awesome headbands

    Cast on 18 stitches.

    Knit garter stitch ( knit every row ) until the piece measures 15cm from the cast on edge.

    Next steps : After you have knitted garter stitches for total 41 rows.

    Row: 42 knit 9 stitches then increase 2 stitches M1R and M1L between 9th and 10th stitches. Continue knitting the remaining stitches. ( Total 20 sts on the needle. )

    Row: 43 knit 10 stitches then increase 1 stitch M1R. Slip last 10 stitches onto a stitch holder or a piece of waste yarn. We’ll come back and work them later.

    Turn your work and we will be working on these 11 stitches.

    You simply continue to follow the cable pattern below

    Cable pattern

    Row :1, 5 knit all

    Row :2, 4,6,8 Purl all

    Row :3 knit 1, C6F, knit 4

    Row :7 knit 4, C6B, knit 1

    Repeats Row 1- 8 ( 3 more times )

    Knit 1 row so the working yarn is on the left hand side.

    Next row ( wrong side ) knit till last 2 sts, K2tog. Slip 10 stitches onto a stitch holder or some waste yarn. Cut the yarn.

    Next step Slip 10 stitches from the first stitch holder and pick up 1 more stitch ( you should have 11 stitches on the knitting needle now )

    Join the yarn and knit through the back loop of the first stitch that you picked up then knit normally the rest of the remaining stitches.

    Repeat the cable pattern same another side.

    Knit all stitches 1 more row.

    Next row ( wrong side) K2tog, knit the remaining stitches. You should have 10 stitches on the knitting needle.

    Knit till the last 2 stitches then K2tog.

    Slip 10 stitches from second stitch holder from outside towards the centre where the working yarn is. K2tog from the another knitting needle that you slipped last 10 stitches on. Continue knitting the remaining stitches. At this point you should have the same number of stitches that you started with ( 18 sts on the needle)



    Continue knitting garter stitch ( knit every rows) 15 cm.

    Blind off. Sew the cast on edge and blind off edge together to form the circle. Weave all the ends. Yeah!!!!!!!!

    Taadaaaaa! You did it ^…………………………………< Enjoy! your new headband πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

    Thank you very much for visiting…πŸ˜ƒ till next time 🐾🐾🐾

    HAPPY KNITTING!

  • Cute bunny headband

    Hi everyone



    Materials:

    4.5mm knitting needles

    4 ply acrylic or yarn of yours choice

    Tapestry needle

    Scissors

    Abbreviation

    K : knit

    P: Purl

    Yo : yarn over

    K2tog : knit 2 stitches together


    Let’s begin!!!

    Cast on 4 stitches

    Increase

    Row 1. Slip 1 Purlwise , yo, k2, yo, p1 last stitch.

    Row 2. Slip 1 purlwise, knit the yarn over stitch through the back loop then knit as normal until the last stitch, purl last stitch.

    Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have 20 stitches on the needle.

    Continue knitting ( garter stitch ) without increasing for 7 row. DON’T FORGET to slip1 stitch purlwise at the first stitch and purl last stitch.

    Next we are going to work on the part as shown on the picture

    ***Split 20 stitches into 2 needles. 10 stitches on each needle.

    Take cable needle holding on your right hand with your main knitting needle. Slip 1 stitch purlwise into your main knitting needle.

    Next Slip 1 stitch into your cable needle.

    Continue alternate 1 stitch on your main needle and 1 stitch on the cable needle until you have 10 stitches on the main needle and 10 stitches on the cable needle.

    Next work on the main needle.

    Knit 10 rows ( garter stitch ) DON’T FORGET to slip1 stitch purlwise at the beginning and purl at the last stitch every row.

    Leaves 10 stitches on the stitch holder. Cut the yarn from the main needle leave a little bit of yarn to hide it later on.

    Slip 10 last stitch on the main needle.

    Join the yarn and only knit 1st stitch of this row instead for slip1 then purl last stitch. Continue working as the same way you did the first needle.

    At this point you should have 10 stitches on 2 needles.

    Next step we going to combine 2 needles into 1.

    Take the second main needle. Slip 1 stitch from main knitting needle and slip1 from cable needle. Keep Alternate until end. You should have 20 stitches on 1 needle. ***

    Continue working on garter stitch until reaching the desired length. ( 36 cm )

    Next step after you reach you desired length.

    Repeat ** to **

    Then continue with pattern working garter stitch 7 rows.

    Next step..Decrease

    Row 1. Slip 1 purlwise, K2tog, knit to the last 3 stitches. K2tog, purl last stitch.

    Row 2. Slip 1 purlwise. Knit to the last stitch. Purl last stitch.

    Repeat row 1 and 2 until you have 4 stitches left on the needle. K2tog, put the right stitch needle back to the left needle and K2tog, ( no turn ) put the right stitch needle back to left needle. You should have last 2 stitches left then K2tog and sew the end.

    Congratulation!

    …You have made yourself a headband… πŸ‘

    Hope you all had fun knitting a headband as much as I did πŸ™‚

    Thank you for visiting my blog

    Have a wonderful day/night

    Take care…

    Tinypaysmum


  • How to knit Poppies for Anzac Day or Remberance Days

    On the 25th April every year in Australia we celebrate Anzac Day to remember all those fallen.



    Tomorrow my family and I are planing to attend the Dawn Service ceremony.
    We couldn’t find poppies to buy, so I decided to make my own.

    Here is my first knitting video tutorial. I’m still learning how to get the right angle for my camera.I had some difficulty seeing what I was doing. Hopefully with a bit more practice I’ll get more comfortable recording while knitting.



    Materials

    Yarn : 100%  Acrylic ( yarn of your choice ) Red and Black colour.

    Needles : Pair of 4mm knitting needles or circular knitting needles  ( small or big flowers depends on sizes of needles and yarn you use ).

    Tapestry needle

    Scissors βœ‚οΈ


    LET’S BEGIN!

    With Red colour Cast on. 36 sts.

    Row 1.  ( Right side ) knit to the end.

    Row 2.  ( Wrong side ) purl to the end.

    Row 3.  ( Right side ) Knit to the end.

    Row 4.  ( Wrong side ) Purl to the end.

    Row 5 : K5, twist the right knitting needle back to front, K9,twist the right knitting needle back to front, K9, twist the right knitting needle back to fron, tK9,twist the right knitting needle back to front,  K4. β€œ try not to knit too tight on this row”. ( 36 sts. )

    Row 6 : Change the yarn colour to black. *P2tog. Rep from * to the end. ( 18 sts. )

    Row 7 : *K2tog. Rep from* to the end. ( 9 sts. )

    Row 8 : *P2tog to the last 1 sts, P last 1 sts. ( 5 sts. )

    Cut the yarn and leave a long tail. Slip the remaining sts knitwise with the tapestry needle and weave all the ends. Don’t forget to sew the petals flower together.

    TAADAA!!

    I would love to hear feedback from you all πŸ™‚

    Thank you for visiting hope to see you again!!

    Happy knitting

    XO..

    Tinypawsmum


  • Knitting a jumper(sweater). Designing as I go. (Top-Down)

    Hello everyone πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ and good morning Sunday😊

    Today my family and I were going to go to the beach. But the weather is rainy, windy and overcast. So we changed our mind and spending the day relaxing at home. So I have time to post something about my jumper.

    Sometime last week I went to Spotlight (craft store). I guess it might be similar to Micheal or Joann stores in America. I wouldn’t have a clue because I’ve never been there, only heard about it. Anyway, I went to Spotlight last week..  lol yeah I know! I have an addiction / obsession problem with Spotlight. πŸ˜€ But only the craft sections especially the yarn aisle; “Life’s to short let’s buy more yarn”, why not? hahaha



    I had seen this yarn (Fishermen’s Wool by Lion Brand) in their store on several previous visits, but it was expensive. But last week; it was on Sale!! So I bought a few skeins even though I had no clue what I was going to use it for. We’ve all been there, right? πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ So I decided to use it to make a jumper (think in other countries it’s called a sweater).

    First I viewed a couple of tutorials for raglan pattern ideas, working from the top down as I wanted to do something simple. I found one that I kinda liked, so I started following the pattern. But once I got to the arm holes, I started to improvise and create my own creation.


    As I started this project I realised this yarn is not as soft as I thought it would be. But I continued anyway to practice my knitting abilities and work on my own design skills.

    My son was modelling for me… so it’s not quite his size. But actually I like the off-shoulder look.

    I’ve finished the body section and have now started the sleeves.

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    I decided to do three quarters of my sleeves and do simple lace stitch pattern. I quite like how it turn out! Now is time to block my jumper.

    Here is my jumper before I block it. As you can see it’s a bit out of shape.

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    This is my first time blocking a knitted jumper. I knitted a jumper for my son before but I never dared to block it because I thought I was going to wash the garment after anyway. I didn’t realise that blocking a project after it’s finished is so important!

    Now I’m so glad that I blocked my jumper! Doesn’t it look so much better now 😊

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    I had so much fun knitting and learnt a lot making this jumper. Hopefully I’ll be casting on my next jumper soon and I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can wear my jumper. 😁

    Have a great day and happy knitting ➰

    XO..

    Tinypawsmum


  • First time knitting socks using AddiCrasyTrio

    I followed the YouTube tutorial called Toe up socks by Craft House Magic. I followed almost every step except on the top of my sock I decided to put a cable and make my socks shorter.

    My thoughts about the trio needles.. well I think they’re great because 3 DPN are less complicated than 5 DPN. Why? Because 3 DPN are more flexible so they can bend and move around more easily if they are in your way. You have to try it yourself to know exactly what I mean.



    But if you have one sock syndrome lol.. then stick to the magic loop two at time is much better. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your knitting  πŸΎ

    Yarn : 100% cotton

    Needles : AddiCrasyTrio size 3 mm/us 2

    🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾Have a great day 🐾🐾🐾🐾

  • Cute Crochet Crop TopΒ 

    Another crop top fresh off the hook. Love how it turned out πŸ’›

    I found patterns from YouTube.

    Crochet hook 2.5 mm

    Yarn 8ply 100% cotton



    Happy crochet

    Have a great day πŸ™‚

    XO..

    Tinypawsmum

  • Crochet Crop Top

    My first crochet crop top that I crocheted.

    Crochet hook 2.5 mm

    Yarn 8ply 100% cotton

    Pattern from youtube



    Happy crochet

    Have a great day πŸ™‚

    XO..

    Tinypawsmun

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