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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Introducing the Kuddly Kover!

I did it!  I designed my own blanket pattern for Kozy Kovers for Kids!  I like the way it turned out too.

I used 2 pounds of Lion Brand Pound of Love for this, but any worsted weight yarn would do.  I have at least enough yarn left over to make another blanket, so if you wanted to, you could just double your strands of one pound and you'd be fine.

 I tried to give this a little texture around the eyelet openings.  I hope you can see it in this picture, when the blanket was just begun. I think the eyelets are just the right size for young fingers to grasp onto this blanket.  This one will go to a foster child or a child in crisis and I hope that it will bring some comfort during a traumatic time.


Here is another photo of the blanket as well.  The finished blanket is 40 x 34.  It can easily be adapted to be larger or smaller just by knitting more or fewer repeats of the body pattern.  



This pattern is free, of course, for all to enjoy.  I hope that some of you will make it to donate to a child in need.  I also ask that you stop by our Facebook page and 'like' us.  Follow along with us as we make a difference.

Now, for the pattern:

If you have any trouble printing this, there is a PDF available .

Kuddly Kover 

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Size 15 circular knitting needles

Worsted weight yarn – I used 2 Lion Brand Pounds of Love and I have enough left for at least one more blanket

Stitch Explanations:
           
P2tog:            purl 2 stitches together
yo:                        yarn over


Cast On:

Holding 2 strands of yarn together as one, cast on 5 stitches, place marker, cast on 65 stitches, place marker, cast on 5 stitches.  There will be a total of 75 stitches.  First 5 stitches and last 5 stitches make the garter stitch border.  


Knit Border:

            Row 1:              Knit every stitch
            Repeat Row 1 five more times for a total of 6 rows.



Knit Body of Blanket:
            Row 1:              Knit every stitch
            Row 2:              K5, purl to last 5 stitches, K5
            Row 3:              Knit every stitch
            Row 4:            K5, purl to last 5 stitches, K5
            Row 5:              Knit every stitch
  Row 6:            K5, purl to last 5 stitches, K5
            Row 7:              Knit every stitch
  Row 8:              Knit every stitch
  Row 9:            K5, * P2tog, yo *; repeat from * to * until the last 5 stitches, K5
  Row 10:              Knit every stitch
  Repeat Rows 1 – 10 until the piece measures approximately 36 inches in length. 
  Then repeat Rows 1 – 6 one more time.

Knit Garter Stitch Border:
  Row 1:              Knit every stitch
            Repeat Row 1 five more times for a total of 6 rows.

Finish:
            Bind off all stitches and weave in yarn ends.


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 Happy Knitting Everyone!




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