The kids have lots of play food. Some of it is store bought and some of it is crocheted or sewn. The crocheted stuff is falling apart pretty fast so I wanted to make them some more knitted play food for Easter. I have made a few knitted food items and they seem to hold up better than the crocheted stuff.
I made this little garlic last night and while he didn't turn out quite the way I imagined, I was pretty happy with my first knitting pattern! I asked my husband if he thought it looked good and he said it was "as good as knit garlic was gonna get". Lol! If you do find any mistakes please leave a comment so I can fix them. Like I said, this is my first knitting pattern so I am sure there are bound to be a few mistakes!
You will need:
Worsted weight yarn in off white, or white.
5 double point size six knitting needles (this is knitted in the round. If you have never tried it before you should! It was much easier for me to learn than knitting itself was!)
A small amount of stuffing
Cast on 24. Divide 6 stitched on 4 of your dp needles.
Round 1-7, knit 4 pearl 2, repeat around
Round 8, knit 2 stitches together, knit 2, pearl 2, repeat around
Round 9, knit 3, p2, repeat around
Round 10, knit 2 stitches together, knit 2, repeat around
Round 11, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, repeat around
Round 12-20, knit around (this is going to be the stem)
Round 21, knit 2 stitches together repeat around (4 knit 2 together total)
Ok now this is where my lack of knitting knowledge comes in. I just slipped the needles out, cut the yarn, and pulled the yarn through the 4 stitches, tied and up and that was it! I am not a perfectionist. If you know of a better way to finish off this project, have at it ;)
Use a darning needle and the remainder of the yarn from the beginning of your project to tie up the bottom. I just weaved the yarn in and out around the bottom and cinched it. Make sure to knit it really well. With the yarn that is left, trim it to about an inch long and unravel the little threads. That way you get the "roots" like you see in my picture above. I also pulled another piece of yarn through the bottom, knotted it and undid it to make some more roots.
Hope my first knitting pattern wasn't too confusing! Remember you can email me any time with questions. Just check out my sidebar for contact info.
Don't forget to follow my blog or "like" me on Facebook so you can get up to date info on new patterns. I am working on another veggie pattern right now!