Knit Tote [FREE knit pattern]

Through inspiration from Mama in a Stitch, I created this adorable knit tote that I use to carry my current knit projects in. This project uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (my favorite go-to yarn), in natural colors that I love.

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Oatmeal & Taupe

 Supplies needed:

  • Needles – US size 13 (9mm), with 16″ cable
  • Yarn – Super Bulky (Featured: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Taupe & Oatmeal)
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Notes: This project is worked in the round starting from the bottom working up. You will be creating a seed stitch, stockinette stitch and a simple mesh stitch using knits, purls, yarn overs and knitting two together.

Pattern:Bottom section:
Starting with Taupe.

  • CO 63 stitches, place stitch marker and join in the round.
  • Round 1: *k1, p1* repeat
  • Round 2: *p1, k1* repeat
  • Repeat rounds 1 & 2, creating a seed stitch until work reaches about 2.5 inches.

Main section:
Switch yarn to Oatmeal.

  • Round 1: knit repeatedly, creating stockinette stitch.
  • Continue knitting until there’s approximately 6 inches of stockinette stitch.

So far, your project should be about 8.5 inches in length.

Top section:

Switch yarn to Taupe.

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  • Round 1: knit repeatedly
  • Round 2: *k1, p1* repeat
  • Round 3: *k1,p1* repeat
  • Repeat rounds 2 & 3, creating a seed stitch until there is 1 inch of Taupe.

Switch yarn to Oatmeal.

  • Round 1: knit repeatedly
  • Round 2: k1, *yo, k2tog* repeat
  • Round 3: knit repeatedly
  • Round 4: k2, *yo, k2tog* repeat
  • Repeat rounds 1-4 twice, creating a mesh lace stitch. There should be just about 2 inches of mesh lace pattern.

Switch yarn to Taupe.

  • Round 1: knit repeatedly
  • Round 2: *k1, p1* repeat
  • Round 3: *k1,p1* repeat
  • Repeat rounds 2 & 3, creating a seed stitch until there is 1 inch of Taupe.

Switch to Oatmeal.

  • Round 1: knit repeatedly
  • Round 2: Cast-off 54 stitches, leaving 9 stitches.

With the remaining 9 stitches,  now work in rows to create handle.

  • Row 1: *k1, p1*
  • Row 2: *k1, p1*
  • Repeat rows 1 & 2 creating a seed stitch until handle is approximately 22 inches in length.
  • Cast-off remaining stitches, cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail.

The total bag length should be approximately 13.5 inches total.

Finishing touches:

  • With the tapestry needle, sew handle to the opposite side of the bag.
  • Secure tails from switching yarn previously.
  • With leftover Taupe, sew together the bottom of the bag.

Beginner Throw Blanket [FREE knit pattern]

If you can knit and purl you can make this throw blanket. It’s perfect for beginner knitters, or impatient ones like myself. This pattern only took me a few hours to complete, I think it’s going to be my go to last minute gift idea from now on! haha

For this entire project you will be knitting with 2 skeins of yarn simultaneously, using 6 skeins total. Gauge does not matter with this project, every blanket will vary in color texture and tightness depending on the person and yarn you choose to use.

Supplies needed:

  • Needles – US size 70 (35mm) (I used these!)
  • 6 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA
  • Scissors

Bottom section:

While working with 2 skeins of your main colored yarn…

  • CO 40 stitches
  • Row 1: knit across
  • Row 2: purl across
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 creating a stockinette stitch until end of first 2 skeins.

Middle section:

While working with your accent color and main color, knit first couple of stitches. Then tie your previous yarn ends to the new ones you will be working with. Continue stockinette stitch until the end of skeins.

Top section: 

Using the last two skeins of yarn, continue stockinette stitch until it’s the same length as the bottom section, or until you run out of yarn. This project showed me that they’re not always exact in yard length. Then cast off the way you normally would.

Tasseling: 

The tassels are just extra pieces of yarn I had that were too small to really be put to use elsewhere. They are random in length and color, depending on which one I grabbed. Each tassel has 2 or 3 strings in it. Next time I make this project I’ll probably skip this step.

Comment if you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share with me! I’d love to hear from you. 😊

All featured photos from this post are taken in a hotel, not my home.

I would not recommend making this for anyone under 4, as this blanket is very net like.

Quick Chunky Hat [FREE Knit pattern]

Well, hello. Today I’m going to share with everybody my favorite quick chunky hat pattern. This pattern is repetitive and easy to follow along to, perfect for beginner knitters and/or someone who might need to make a quick last minute gift.

For both of the featured hats I used just over 1 skein of Lion Brand Yarn, Hometown USA. The next time I make it, I think I’m going to add a stripe or two with leftover yarn that I have kicking around from previous projects.

The pom pom is a faux animal poof that I got from Amazon. They’re so soft, plush and cute; I just love them. Attached to the bottom of the poof is a small elastic band for easy, sturdy attachment.

Now, let’s get down to business.

Supplies needed:

  • Needles – US size 13 (9mm), with 16″ cable
  • Yarn – Super Bulky (Featured: Dallas Grey & Norfolk Merlot)
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Faux Fur Fluffy pom pom (I got them here!)

Pattern:
Bottom section:

  • CO 48 stitches, place stitch marker and join in the round.
  • k2, p2* – repeat, creating a rib stitch

Continue rib pattern until project is approximately 10″ in length.

Decreasing top together:

  1. k2, p2, k2, p2tog*
  2. k1, p2, k2, p2*
  3. k2, p2tog, k2, p1*
  4. k1, p2*
  5. k1, k2tog* – drop stitch marker
* repeat until end of row

Cut yarn, leaving a 10″ tail. Using a tapestry needle, thread tail through the remaining stitches, pull together tightly and tie to secure. DO NOT TRIM TAIL YET, use remaining tail to secure poofy pom pom. Sew in tail from end of your cast on.

 

And there you have it! You now have an adorable knit hat. 👏🏻👏🏻