Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Miffy and her balloon plush toy pattern

My latest creation, my favorite bunny in the world...Miffy.  She is dedicated to my pet rabbit Nosy.

As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design of the pattern to myself (Knitterbees).


Note: balloon to be put up soon, trying to find a black stick at the moment...


Materials:
1.       8 ply weight wool or acrylic. 
2.       3.25mm  40cm  circular needles/ 3.25 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge. 
3.       3.75mm  straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 
4.       Buttons for eyes
5.       Stitch marker
6.       Stitch holder
7.       Yarn needle
8.       polyester stuffing

Gauge: 2 inch = 13 stitches, 19 rows

Colours for Miffy:
MC   - White
CC1   - Orange
CC2   - Yellow

Knitterbees stitch dictionary:
CC: contrasting color (CC1= contrasting color 1 etc.)
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit front and back
MC: main color
p: purl
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts & knit them together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row. (In the round however you must knit every round.)
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over



Let's Begin Knitting !!!!!!

Head:
With the circular needle cast on 24 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1: knit  
Row 2: (k2,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  32st
Row 3: knit  
Row 4: (k3,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  40st
Row 5-6: knit  
Row 7: (k4,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  48st
Row 8-9: knit  
Row 10: (k5,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  56st
Row 11-12: knit  
Row 13: (k6,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 64st
Row 14-21: knit  
Row 22: (k6,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 56st
Row 23-24: knit  
Row 25: (k5,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 48st
Row 26-27: knit  
Row 28: (k4,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 40st
Row 29: knit  
Row 30: (k3,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 32st
Begin dividing for ears
Using MC, knit the first 8 sts, CO4 sts as the inside edge of the first ear.  Place the next 16 stitches on a stitch holder.  Knit the last 8 sts.  Join to knit in the round.  Stuff the head before beginning knitting.  Pm.
Row 32-50: knit
Row 51: (k3,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 52: (k2,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.  Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 53: (k1,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 54: (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Use tweezers to stuff stuffing but don’t stuff too firmly. Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of ear and weave in end.

Reattached MC from stitch holder and knit 16.  Pickup and knit 4 sts from cast on edge of inside ear.  Pm, join to knit in the round.  Follow the same directions as for the first ear.

Body:
With the circular needle cast on 24 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1: (k2,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  32st
Row 2-3: knit  
Row 4: (k3,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  40st
Row 5-6: knit  
Row 7: (k4,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  48st
Row 8-10: knit  
Row 11: (k5,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  56st
Row 12-14: knit  
Row 15: (k6,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 64st
Row 16-19: knit  
Row 20: (k7,kfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 72st
Row 21: knit  
Row 22: (k7,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 64st
Row 23: knit  
Row 24: (k6,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 56st
Row 25: knit  
Row 26: (k5,k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round. 48st
Row 27: knit  

Begin dividing for legs
Using MC, knit the first 12 sts, CO8 sts as the inside edge of the first leg.  Place the next 24 stitches on a stitch holder.  Knit the last 12 sts.  Join to knit in the round.  Stuff the body before beginning knitting.  Pm.
Row 31-44: knit
Row 45: (k2tog, k2) Repeat to the end of the round. Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 46: (k2tog, k1) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Use tweezers to stuff stuffing firmly. Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of leg and weave in end.

Reattached MC from stitch holder and knit 24.  Pickup and knit 8 sts from cast on edge of inside leg.  Pm, join to knit in the round.  Follow the same direction as for the first leg.

Arms:
With the circular needle cast on 5 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1: (kfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  10st
Row 2: (kfb, k1) Repeat to the end of the round.  15st
Row 3-8: knit  
Row 9: (kfb, k14) Repeat to the end of the round.  18st
Row 10-21: knit .  Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 22: (k2tog, k1) Repeat to the end of the round.  12st
Row 23: (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.  6st
Use tweezers to stuff stuffing firmly. Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of hand and weave in end,

Follow the same directions for the first arm for the second arm.


 Dress:
With the 3.75mm straight needle cast on 24 stitches (CC1). 
Row 1: (kfb, k2) Repeat to the end of the round.  32st
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit  
Row 4: (p3,pfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  40st
Row 5: k7, k6 in waste yarn, put back to left needle and reknit the 6 yarn, k14, k6 in waste yarn, put back to left needle and reknit the 6 yarn, k7
Row 6: purl
Row 7: knit  
Row 8: (p4,pfb) Repeat to the end of the round.  48st
Row 9: knit  
Row 10: purl 
Row 11: (kfb, k5) Repeat to the end of the round.  56st
Row 12: purl
Row 13: knit  
Row 14: (p6,pfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 64st
Row 15: knit  
Row 16: purl
Row 17: (kfb, k7) Repeat to the end of the round. 72st
Row 18: purl
Row 19: knit  
Row 20: (p8,pfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 64st
Row 21: knit  
Row 22: purl
Row 23: knit
Row 24: purl
Row 25: knit  
Row 26: purl
Row 27: knit  
Row 28: knit  
Row 29: knit  
bindoff
 k6 in waste yarn, put back to left needle and reknit the 6 yarn, k14, k6 in waste yarn, put back to left needle and reknit the 6 yarn

Sleeves:
With the 3.75mm straight needle pick up the top 6 stitches with one dpn and bottom 6 stitches with one dpn of the wasted yarn.  Pick up the 2 stitches between the top and bottom stitch of each side with a dpn each.  Remove the waste yarn and join to knit the round
Row 1-6: purl
Row 7: (p4,pfb) twice, p3, pfb
Row 8-12: purl
Row 13-14: knit
Bind off
Follow the same directions for the first sleeve for the second sleeve.

 pick up 6 top and bottom stitches of the waste yarn and 1 stitches between the gap.

 remove waste yarn to create the hole for sleeve.
 
Balloon:
With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (CC2).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
Row 1: (kfb) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 2: knit  and all even numbered rounds: knit
Row 3: (kfb, k1) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 5: (kfb, k2) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 7: (kfb, k3) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 9: (kfb, k4) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 11: (kfb, k5) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 13: (kfb, k6) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 15: (kfb, k7) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 16-22: knit  
Row 23: (k2tog, k7) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 24-25: knit  
Row 26: (k2tog, k6) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 27-29: knit  
Row 30: (k2tog, k5) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 31-32: knit  
Row 33: (k2tog, k4) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 34-35: knit  
Row 36: (k2tog, k3) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 37-39-: knit.  Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
 Row 40: (k2tog, k2) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 41-42: knit  
Row 43: (k2tog, k1) Repeat to the end of the round. 
Row 44: (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.  
Use tweezers to stuff stuffing firmly. Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of balloon and weave in end.



And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post pictures to my Ravelry account if you make this little guys!! 


Killerbees


30 comments:

  1. Thanks for a very cute pattern, AND for being so generous!!

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  2. Love love love. My 10-yr-old son and I watched Miffy all the time when he was small. Lovely, warm memory. Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for this very cute pattern.
    I am from belgium and we name it nijntje.
    i am gonna make it and will show . you a picture
    Sorry for my spelling,my english is not so good.

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  4. This is awesome, Miffy is the cutest bunny ever!

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  5. Miffy is adorable! I am knitting a bunny hat for a baby girl for Easter and might have to knit a Miffy to go along with it!!!!

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  6. Adorable! I hope to be able to knit this for my daughter for Easter. I'll post it on Ravelry if I do. Thanks!

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  7. Thank you for this pattern. I had trouble with the following two rows:

    Arm Row 9 as written would yield 16, not 18 stitches
    Dress Row 20 is written as an increase row, but the stitch total yields a decrease row

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern for free.....my daughter, who is now 33 simply loved Miffy and her friends when she was a child, now she has 4 girls all of whom love Miffy too!!! guess what grandma will be doing for the next week or so?????

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  9. thank you all for all the lovely comments. Hope you guys will enjoy knitting it.

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  10. Ah! Miffy is wonderful, and so are you!! Thank you for sharing this delightful pattern.

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  11. I don't understand this bit (it's mentioned at more places, but this is from the head): "CO4 sts as the inside edge of the first ear." "Stuff the head before beginning knitting. Pm."

    CO and pm don't seem to be explained. Could you help me with this? Like anonymous 8 march, English is my second language. I can speak it quite well, but knittingpatterns can be quite confusing :P

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    1. hi aerofemme, co means to cast on. so CO4 will mean cast on 4 sts. hope this helps.

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  12. Oops, my bad, pm is explained :)

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  13. Hi! Love the pattern, am trying it right now for a little person I know...Quick qn - when you begin the body, do you cast on the 24 stitches by picking them up from the cast off edge of the head? It doesn't say anywhere how to attach the body to the head - just wondering! Also, I cast off 4 at the ears instead of casting on (wasn't sure about CO4!) so now I see where I went wrong! Thanks for posting!

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    1. hi sorry for the late reply.
      the body and the head is knitted separately and sew to attach. Hope this help! please ask if you're hving other problem.
      thanks
      knitterbees

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  14. I just love this Miffy! Thank you for sharing her!

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  15. I also love this pattern. I am fairly new to knitting and was wondering how I knit 24 stitches in the round when they no way near meet. What am I missing in the instructions? Thanks for sharing this adorable pattern.Cheers Mary

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  16. thank you very much for the description of the miraculous крольчонка. we love it very much, the most favourite personage. turned out wonderfully!
    ella, Russia

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  17. Thank you so much for a lovely pattern

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  18. My Miffy turned out sooooo cute. I gave her to my God-daughter. I did have to knit the arms on straight needles and sew together.But she definitely worked out very well.

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  19. Hello! I love your Miffy pattern and knitted one for a friend's daughter! She loves her! I wanted to seek your permission to put Miffy in an auction to help a family whose daughter was born with cancer. All proceeds go to the family and I would make no profit, but the item would technically be sold. I will most certainly give credit to you for the pattern, but wanted to be sure this was okay! Thank you!

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    1. How nice of you to make this for your friend's daughter. Of cos you can make this for the auction. Hope she'll recover from the cancer. :)

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  20. Hi! I'm pretty late to the Miffy game, but I'm determined to make one for my niece-to-be.
    I'm a bit confused at the bit where you start dividing for the ears. After knitting the last 8 stitches, which bits are you joining to knit in the round? I've got 8 stitches ahead of me, and then the new 4 that I've CO. Can I email you a picture? I think I've totally messed up!

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  21. Hi... The Miffy rabbit with balloon is so cute!! May I know if you do knit and sell the final product?? I'm sorry because I don't know how to knit, and I am looking for one to give as a gift to my friend who will be returning to her country next month... Look forward to your reply soon... Thank you!!

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  22. I am so glad to have chanced on your blog- my deceased oldest was always known as Miffy for Mwyffanwy what a delighful interpretation of Dick Bruna's classic!

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  23. THis is absolutely precious! Can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing!

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