CO: Cast On
DPN: Double Pointed Needles
Kfb: Knit front and then back
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as 1 together
Bo: Bind Off
Finished Size: approx 11.5cm tall (9cm without the carrot green) x 3.5cm diameter at largest area (Please note that this size is made with the needles & yarn specified below, different yarns and needles size will produce different results)
Needles: US 0 – 2.0 mm
Body — Creative Basics Hobby Knit Yarn (dye lot #2060)
Carrot Green — Lincraft Superwash 8ply in 3005 (dye lot #774749)
Scraps of dark brown thread for eyes and mouth & scarps of pink yarn for cheek
These days I am bursting with surges of inspiration (well I guess it’s a good thing!), only problem is I cannot keep up with it (I can’t seem to knit fast enough before the next idea pops up to my head). But, for now … Here I present Sweet Carrot, the new family addition of Free Cute Knit. The knitting pattern is purposely done so it has natural ribbing effects throughout the whole carrot body, which creates this texture similar to real life carrot! I really love cute things (I think that’s pretty obvious seeing the website name and all :P), so I sew embroidery for the face. However, If you like realistic knit, feel free to go without the face embroidery instead.
I use Kfb increases when knitting the carrot, but since I use smaller needles for the recommended yarn, no holes are shown in the finished product :). I am in the process of knitting and creating a friend for my Sweet Carrot — I just hate to see her alone … I don’t want to reveal too much yet, but let me say that I will be modifying the pattern to use M1 instead of Kfb so you can see the different effects it will produce. Also, getting back to face embroidery, I use dark brown thread for the eyes and mouth instead of black to give it more subtle and sweet look to the carrot.
Last but not least, I include a short video below of how I secured the carrot greens together, hopefully it will help someone when making it.
Free Sweet Carrot Knitting Patterns:
Begin from the bottom of the body, CO 6 sts. Divide evenly to 3 DPN (2 sts each).
Round 1: Join, *Kfb* 6 times (total 12 sts) Place a stitch marker after the first Kfb.
Round 2: K
Round 3: *K1, Kfb* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 4-7: K
Round 8: P9, K9
Round 9: *K2, Kfb* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 10-15: K
Round 16: K12, P12
Round 17: *K3, Kfb* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 18-23: K
Round 24: P15, K15
Round 25: *K4, Kfb* repeat until end of round (36 sts total)
Round 32: K18, P18
Round 33-39: K
Round 40: P18, K18
Round 41: K
Round 42: *K4, K2tog* repeat until end of round (30 sts total)
Round 43: K
Round 44: *K3, K2tog* repeat until end of round (24 sts total)
Round 45: K
Round 46: *K2, K2tog* repeat until end of round (18 sts total)
Round 47: K
Round 48:*K1, K2tog* repeat until end of round (12 sts total)
Cut yarn and thread through the remaining loop with tapestry needle, do not close the hole yet. Start with face embroidery, then stuffed the body with fiber fill or other stuffing materials. When finished, pull the yarn tight and secure.
Sew the carrot greens to the top of the head, placing the long one in the middle (refer to the below video if you need any help :).
Feel free to link to this pattern by linking directly to this page. Pattern is not to be copied or reproduced without permission from the author. Items made from my pattern may be sold (as long as you credit me as the designer and always link it back to this blog “FREE Cute Knit.com” ), however this does not apply to business or corporation. Please contact me prior selling them at large scale. © Dina Wirawan
Remember, if you do make the carrot, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry
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