Ladybird

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Ladybird Pattern

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Knitting: Ladybird
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Toy

Item:

Animal

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting and Embroidery

Pattern Description:

I love knitting small insects, and always try to make them looks as realistic as possible, and not too cutesy. But I think my little ladybirds are cute in their own way. Did you know that a group of ladybirds are called a "loveliness"?

My pattern is knitted on two needles and flat. There are only two pieces, and just a little bit of embroidery to add the spots and line up the middle.

I have included a template for the legs, although these are optional, and I think she is equally nice with or without legs.

For some extra guidance on how to sew a french knot for the spots you can see a page on my blog http://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/french-knot.html

I hope you enjoy making some ladybirds!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ladybird is approx 3cm long

Materials:

  • needle US 1 - 2.25mm
  • 4ply wool - red and black
  • wadding
  • plastic acetate and black plastic from food packaging

About Designer

About Designer

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I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.

I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.

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