June 29, 2011

Free Pattern: Funky Hamster Hut!

Here is my latest free pattern!  This funky hamster hut can be used for play or as a funky little house for you favourite little rodent, enjoy!!!




What you will need:

Pair of size 3.50mm knitting needles
Approx. 100g of main colour yarn (something firm so it will stand up right)
Small amount of trim and tassel yarn (scraps will do)
Crochet hook

Gauge is not important.

House:
Cast on 58 sts
Row 1-6, k in garter stitch (knit every row)
Then bind off 4 sts at the beg of the next two rows...then 2 sts at the beg of the two foll rows.
Work even in garter st for the next 6 rows.
Cont. in garter st and cast on 2 sts at the beg of each of the next two rows, then 4 sts at the beg of two foll rows.
Work even in garter st for 8 more rows.

House Top:
Change to stockinette st and shape the top of the house,
Next row: (RS) {K2tog, k5}until end of row
Purl 1 row (and every wrong side rows)
Next row {K2tog, k4} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog, k3} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog, k2} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog, k1} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog} until end of row
Purl 1 row
Next row {K2tog, twice}
P2tog cut yarn and thread through rem sts pull tight.

To Finish:
Take your scrap yarn and crochet and edge all around the opening and bottom of your hut.  To add a tassel to the top cut several strands approx. 5 inches long and pull through the top of the hut add a knot and clip off to desired length.

Have fun with this and enjoy!!!










June 13, 2011

Funky Hamster Hut





You would think that I have plenty of time on my hands by the look of my newest design!  Most people who are super busy and barely find time to sleep don't design funky little critter huts, except me of course...oh I'm such a nerd! 

I thought this design was cute though, sort of funky with a kick of colour.  I do not have a hamster or any critter the size of a tennis ball that would fit in my hut but none the less I felt the need to create this lovely little home...maybe I'll post it on Etsy for someone just as quorky as me to purchase so they can design the interior of a rodents humple abode...we shall see...


Care for the design?  Let me know and maybe it will be my next FREE PATTERN!  It has been quite some time since I have posted one of those...happy knitting!!!