Looking for a quick, fun and seasonal applique to dress up a hat, scarf, pocket, pillow or bag?
Meet Frosty, my new plush pal applique! Enjoy this free knitting pattern. Get ready, set and knit one!
Berroco Plush yarn (white)
4 dpns size 4 (this smaller sized needle creates a denser fabric)
Small amounts of orange and black cotton
1 pr. of small black buttons
Finished size variable -- sample shown is a 3.5" circumference.
Cast on 1 stitch
Row 1: Knit, Purl, Knit into stitch (3 stitches)
Row 2,4, : Purl
Row 3, 5, : Knit forward and back into each stitch (12 stitches)
Row 6 -- divide 12 stitches onto 3 dpns (4 per needle) being careful not to twist your stitches. Join in the round placing a stitch marker to note the start and knit all stitches.
Row 7 & 9: K f& b
K 8 & 10: Knit around
Row 11: (Knit forward & back, knit 1) repeat to end
Row 12 (and all following even rows) knit around.
Row 13: (Knit forward and back, knit 2) repeat to end
Row 15: (Knit forward and back, knit 3) repeat to end
Row 17: (Knit forward and back, knit 4) repeat to end.
Continue on in this manner until your circle is the size you want for Frosty's head. Loosely Cast off knit wise.
Using a small amount of orange yarn, cast on 5 stitches leaving a 1 inch tail. Knit in garter stitch 3 rows.
Next row, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together (3 stitches remain)
Knit 2 rows garter stitch
Next row, knit two, pass first stitch over second. Knit two together (one stitch remaining) thread yarn through remaining stitch and pull tight leaving a 1 inch tail.
Position carrot on face and pin. Then use yarn tails to tack point in place and slip stitch around body of the carrot.
Using a strand of dark black cotton, stitch on a smile -- be sure to tack both ends of smile firmly in place.
Finally position the buttons for eyes -- use a single strand of your black yarn or black thread to stitch the buttons in place.
Your applique can now be slip-stitched onto a pocket, hat, scarf, bag etc. Anywhere that needs a little of Frosty's magical touch!
Be sure to let me know what you do with your Frosty!