Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My First Design! Lil' Kiwi for a Lil' Kiwi

Ok, so I suck at keeping up with this blog thing ... but I'm trying to figure out how to upload my first pattern as a ravelry download, and first I have to host it somewhere else I guess.  So, I'm gonna try my best to do that here :).




Lil' Kiwi for a Lil' Kiwi

This lil’ kiwi bird was made for the birth of a lil’ Kiwi.  My friend’s sister in New Zealand is expecting the birth of her first child, and I wanted to make something special for the kid.  However, she opted to not determine the sex of the baby (which is totally frustrating when looking / making gifts)!   I was then inspired to make that lil’ Kiwi something unique to his/her homeland – a lil’ kiwi bird.  I couldn’t find any patterns online, so I figured I would make one of my own.  Enjoy!

 

MATERIALS

Lion’s Brand Cotton Ease, Stone, 1 skein

Lion Brand Cotton Ease, Sand, 1 skein

US G-6 Hook

Tapestry Needle

Polyester Fiber Fill

Black Beads for Eyes

 

GAUGE

Not important for this project

 

BODY

Row 1:  magic ring 6 sc OR chain 2 sts, slip stitch into 1st st, 6sc in 1st st – 6 sts

Row 2:  {2 sc in each st} 6x– 12 sts

Row 3:  {2 sc in next st, sc in next 1 st) 6x – 18 sts

Rows 4-10:  sc in each st

Attach black beads as eyes (tightly and securely)

Row 11:  sc 3, 2 sc in next st (PM, 5 sts), {2 sc in next st, sc in next 1 st} 5x (PM, 15 sts), 2 sc in next st, sc 3 (5 sts) – 25 sts

Rows 12-13:  sc in each st

Row 14:  sc 4, 2 sc in next st (6 sts), {2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st} 5x (20 sts), 2 sc in next st, sc 4 (6 sts) – 32 sts

Rows 15-16:  sc in each st

Row 17:  sc 5, 2 sc in next st (7 sts), {2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st} 5x (25 sts), 2 sc in next st, sc 5 (7 sts) – 39 sts

Rows 18-19: sc in each st

Row 20:  sc 6, 2 sc in next st (8 sts), {2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st} 5x (30 sts), 2 sc in next st,, sc 6 (8 sts) – 46 sts

Rows 21-25: sc in each st

Row 26:  {sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts} 4x, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog  – 40 sts

Row 27:  {sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts} 5x – 35 sts

Row 28:  {sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts} 5x – 30 sts

Row 29:  {sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts} 5x – 25 sts

Row 30:  {sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts} 5x – 20 sts

Row 31:  {sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts} 5x – 15 sts

Stuff piece

Row 32:  {sc2tog, sc in next st} 6x – 10 sts

Row 33: {sc2tog} 6x – 5 sts

Fasten off

 


BEAk

Row 1:  magic ring 4 sc – 4 sts

Row 2: {2 sc in next st, sc in next 1 st) 6x – 18 sts

Sc around until beak is a desired length (~3-4 in long)

Fasten off

 

FEET

Row 1:  magic ring 6 sc – 6 sts

Row 2:  {2 sc in each st} 6x– 12 sts

Rows 3-6:  sc in each st

Fasten off


FINISHING

Stuff feet and attach to body as in photo (attached to the front, flat side of the body (without the increases).   Attach beak to body as in photo.  If you did not already, attach black beads as eyes (tightly and securely) as in photo.  Weave in ends



1 comment:

mamabanana said...

what a lovely little kiwi, delicate and cute. well done with your first pattern!!! I am muna from Pakistan and am just trying to make my own first patterns, this has given me a lot of encouragement.