I made these outfits for Teddies for tombola prizes, they don’t take long and are ideal for stocking fillers for children.
Waist Coat/Body Warmer. To fit 18″ Teddy
Double knitting wool and/or equivalent fluffy wool – 50g. 3.5mm crochet hook 3.25mm knitting needles
Cast on 78 stitches, work 7 rows K1 P1 rib, and 20 rows stocking stitch (approx 10cm), K17 sts, cast off 5 sts, K34 sts, cast off 5 sts, K17 sts. Fronts x 2. (reverse workings for side 2) Side 1 K18 rows in stocking stitch on these 17 sts, cast off 5 sts at neck edge (the long edge), K 4 rows st. st., cast off. Back. K 17 rows st.st. ending with a purl row, K 12 sts, cast off 10 sts, K 12 sts Work 5 rows st.st. on these 12 sts, cast off. Join wool to other 12 sts, st.st.5 rows, cast off. Work second front.
Sew shoulder edges together and with crochet hook work 2 to 3 rows of double crochet round fronts and neck edges making button holes in required side, then work 1 row double crochet round armhole edges.
Double knitting wool – 100g. 3.25 and 4mm knitting needles
Cast on 37 sts using 3.25 needles, K 1 row, (this is the wrong side of the work) Change to 4mm needles and st.st. 30 rows, cast off 1 st at beginning of next 2 rows (35sts), st.st 20 rows. Continuing in st.st. work 15 sts, turn, Slip 1 st and work to end, turn, work 8 sts, turn, slip 1 work to end. These 4 rows are the shaping for the waist. Change back to 3.25mm needles, work 4 rows K1 P1 rib, cast off in rib. Work second leg but reverse shaping by working an extra row before starting to shape.
Fold leg in half right sides facing and sew up seam to cast off stitch. Repeat with second leg. Turn 1 leg right side out and push down into other leg, right sides facing and rib band to top. Sew up seam from one rib band to the other matching crotch seam in centre.
I hope you can all understand these patterns and I haven’t made too many errors – it is my first time attempting to do this!!! Hope you have a go and enjoy. Send me an email of what you do or if you have any queries at all to email@example.com.
It is that time again when my K&N group make goodie bags for the school choir who come to sing carols at our party. Here is what I made.
Last, but not least, I finished my holiday blanket 2019 to go to Project Linus UK. Hurrah!
See you all just before Christmas. Lots of love