- As with all my patterns, as a gift to you, included in your instant downloadable .pdf pattern is a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern
- Step by step written instructions on A4 .PDF format
- Some assisting photos are also included
Materials you need at home:
- DMC Merino Essentiel 4 in Shade #876 Toffee, #880 Cream and #854 Dark Brown (1 ball of each, except you use very little of the dark brown)
- Single Knitting needles size: 5 mm (US: 4) Yarn needle
- Toy stuffing, preferably the synthetic ball type
Children will have hours of fun playing with these hot cross buns. Knitted in DK yarn on smaller needles to keep the weave tighter so that no stuffing can seen nor pulled out by small fingers. Also great to make for gift and fair products to sell. Knitted flat with 3.5mm (US #5) knitting needles to give a tight weave
The bun is made in two pieces, the bottom, and top half. The raisins are embroidered after being completed with French knots (you could use beads but are not as realistic). The cross is worked simultaneously as the top of the bun piece is worked.
Best of all no need to weave in the yarn tails as it all can be used as part of the stuffing!
What you need:
YARN: The original was worked in DK yarn, DMC Merino Essentiel 4 in Shade #876 Toffee, #880 Cream and #854 Dark Brown (1 ball of each, except you use very little of the dark brown)
Knitting needles size: 5 mm (US: 4)
Toy stuffing, preferably the synthetic ball type
TENSION/GAUGE: Tension is not essential as it is a toy, however, the label of yarn indicates 22sts and 28 rows in stst over 10x10 cm (4x4ins) using 4mm (US 6) single pointed needles.
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 7cm (3 ins) across, when stuffed
As with all my patterns, as a gift to you, included in your instant downloadable .pdf pattern is a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern
TBeeCosy and ByHookandBy Needle
I love love love creating my own designs with yarn, combining various techniques to achieve "the look". Like mixing knitting and crochet. (Always use only single-pointed knitting needles) I want everyone to be able to create my designs, so I love the challenge of making designs that look complicated yet the average person can make them, i.e. keeping them simple as possible, yet looks difficult :)
Sometimes I start to make one thing, but as I go along my mind wanders into something else or I start with one color and just let myself go until I have completed something that never entered my mind in the first place! For my Fairy Mushroom Tea Cosy I first made the Cream Tea Cosy with the intent to make a white vanilla or white chocolate cake, only to find the next moment I had a sudden urge to make a mushroom tea cosy using just single pointed needles and to keep it as simple as possible, so that virtually anyone can do....
With all my patterns I have designed a special matching envelope which comes with the instant downloadable .pdf pattern/s when you purchase any of my patterns - with my love from the other side of the world, from me to you xxxx
This year I decided to separate my tea cosies, keeping them under the shop name TBeeCosy and the rest under the name of ByHookOrByNeedle. There is no separate shop, just the instructions logo will have one or the other