Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Ziggy pattern.

Well here it is the pattern for Ziggy .Please feel free to make it for yourself or to sell for charity.


Assorted colours of DK yarn, you can use up your end of balls here.
3mm needles (they give a firm and close knit)
Small piece of felt for eyes
2 buttons for eyes
yarn needle.

Instructions. (make 2)

I made stripes of varying widths on Ziggy's body. The graph pattern for mine is below, but play around with the stripes to get a look that suits you. I also knitted in some beads just for fun.

  • Cast on 30 stitches in your favourite method. (I use the thumb method)
  • Work in stocking stitch for 8 rows.
  • Cast on 7 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows. 44stitches
  • Work in stocking stitch for 36 rows.
  • Decrease 1 stitch at either end of next and following 2 alternate rows. 38 stitches.
  • Decrease 1 stitch at either end of next and the following 3 rows 30 stitches.
  • Purl 1 row
  • Knit 10, cast off 10, knit 10. You will now work on these 10 stitches to do first ear.
  • Purl
  • Work 6 rows in stocking stitch
  • Dec 1 stitch at either end of next 3 rows 4 stitches.
  • Purl
  • Cast off.
  • Rejoin yarn to second ear and complete to match first.
    To make up. The base is shaped to form a "paper bag bottom".With right sides together join the cast on edges at the base. Join side seams and across the top and ears leaving a small gap for turning right side out. Match the side seam to the base seam and sew the small edge closed This forms the paper bag bottom.
    Turn right side out and stuff firmly.
    Sew opening closed.
    Add eyes and any other detail you want.

Boing Pattern in next blog.


annemarie said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern. I am a novice knitter but am going to give this cutie a serious try!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much for Ziggy, looking forward to Boing...Who is Splat please and is there a patern for Splat?

Joan said...

awesome clare! you've got skills girl! mad props from the US to you! :) hee hee!
thanks for posting -- these are too cute not to try making! awesome all around!

best wishes,
joan x

Charlie P said...

YEY, Ziggy's pattern! He really is cute. Wish I had the time to knit one- maybe once the latest batch of birds have flown the nest. Talking of pigeons, those tank tope you made for 029 are fantastic! The NUFC one really was a stroke of genius ;)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Thanks for the pattern Clare! It looks great! And I agree with Charlie - much as I hate football that NUFC tank top was fantastic!

Lucy x

Penny said...

love Ziggy!!! what a cute little stripey thing!

Alyoops said...

So cute! Can I link to your two patterns in my blog?

adminnie said...

just wanted to let you know i featured ziggy on the daily chum . i don't have little ones any more, but i know a few coming soon, and this will be perfect!

Patricia said...

These are wonderful !!! My Grandaughter will love these for Christmas - thanks so much.