Free Patterns

These patterns are free for your personal use and for charity. As always, you may use these patterns to make items for sale, but please do not make copies of these patterns and sell or distribute.  You may link back to my site but please do not add these patterns to your own pages.

Autumn Leaves jacket

This design appeared in the fall 2009 issue of Petite Purls Magazine.

The colors of the yarn inspired this sweater; the soft, fall colors reminded me of walking through the woods with the leaves swirling down. I wanted it to be a jacket that could be worn during the changing of the seasons so I knit it at a tighter gauge than usual. I am a big advocate of personalizing things that I make, and I wanted to give others a chance to make this design their own. I left the sweater plain for the most part, so that the detail could be added later, with embroidery, as the knitter desires.

Shown in 24 months
Chest: 17.25, 20.5, 21.75, 22.75, 24, 26 in
Length: 8.5, 9.75, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5 in

Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Super Fine Alpaca; 215 yds/198 m per 3.5 ounce/100 gram hank;

#6279 Potting Soil Mix [MC]; 2 skeins #6281 Redwood Mix [CC1]; 25 yards #6280 Mahogany Mix [CC2]; 25 yards #6253 Dijon [CC3]; 25 yards #6275 Pea Soup Mix [CC4]; 25 yards

Recommended needle sizes

US #4/3.5mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4)
US #5/3.75mm 24 inch circular needle and dpns (set of 4)

Stitch markers
4-6 .5inch buttons

23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles before washing and blocking
21 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles after washing and blocking
Note: Ultra Alpaca relaxes after washing and blocking. Pattern calculations are based on the post-washing gauge.

Dawn's Diamond Vest


At last! The new improved pattern with more sizes included is available here.

This is an easy and quick vest to knit, and suitable for beginners as it only involves garter and stockinette stitches. It was made of a self striping yarn with beautiful color changes but may be made with any worsted weight yarn. It would also look great in color block.

Size: 12/18 months
Finished chest: 21”

Materials: Jojoland Rhythm 3 skeins (110 yards/50g)
size 8 needles or size to give you gauge
Three ½” buttons
Gauge: 4.5 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch

Drawstring Pants

This free pattern is for the drawstring pants. I made this pattern to go with the sweater which is from the Bernat Baby Bloomers booklet and the hat which is a free pattern from Bernat.

Sizes: 12 month

Materials: MC: Bernat Softee Baby Jacquards 1 skein
CC: Bernat Softee Baby 1 skein Pretty Pink
Size US5 needles, straight and 16” circular; US4 DPN’s set of 2
Gauge: 22sts and 32 rows = 4 inches

Pattern was corrected and uploaded 5/24/11

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