Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Knitted Cozy Barrettes - Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm finally getting around to posting some free tutorials / patterns for those of you who are crafty inclined or would like to be. Actually, I truly believe all people are crafty, they just need to find what suits their fancy and go for it.

So here's free knitting pattern number one - Knitted Cozy Barrettes (or clips if you prefer). They're super simple, take no time, need barely any materials and are fun to wear. Plus they're great little gifts for girls of any age...

What you'll need:
- 3 colors of baby or sport weight yarn (scraps are great)
- size 2 knitting needles
- barrettes of your choice
- hot glue gun

How to:
* Pattern is knit is stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl)
- Cast on 6 stitches in color 1
- Knit 6 rows
- Switch to color number 2 and knit 4 rows
- Switch back to color 1 and knit 6 more rows
- Cast off
- Using color 3, tie a piece of yarn around the middle of your knitted rectangle. Knot it on the back and ta-da - it's a bow.
- Glue bow to the barrette using the glue gun
- You're done, hope you love them!


1 comment:

Meg Simmons Newton said...

Your barrette model looks like a porcelain doll - so so cute! (I agree with your "everyone is crafty" comment - if you include things like computer programming as craft :) - or house-framing, or cooking - ?)