Baby Knitting Pattern | Cosy Toes Warmer

This great free baby knitting pattern is the perfect way to celebrate the latest addition to the Royal Family. Designed by Laura Long, and taken from The Knitter’s Bible: Baby Knits, this cosy toes warmer is so adorable and there’s plenty of time to make it for the winter!

The beauty about hand knitting something, especially a gift for a new born baby, is that it never gets thrown away. A handmade gift is cherished forever and passed down and enjoyed for years to come… even if it eventually ends up being used to dress up a toy! The joy about knitting for babies is that due to the size of the garments, they are usually quick to knit, giving you more time on your hands to enjoy your little one.

Knitting should be fun and enable you to let your creativity flow. By experimenting with different yarns and colours, you can really see what knitting has to offer, so whether you fancy knitting something for a loved one, or even for the future Monarch, knitting something for a baby to love will make you the envy of all your friends!

DSC_9663Cosy Toes Warmer

This soft and fluffy cosy toes is designed to keep baby warm and snug during both the day and the night. It is knitted in a soft, fluffy yarn and has a pink seed stitch border which adds colour and interest to the garment. It is buttoned down the front to make it easy to get on and off and it is closed in at the bottom so that your baby’s feet are contained. This means that your baby cannot kick it off in their sleep as they would a blanket, guaranteeing a peaceful winter night. The ears sewn to the hood give it a delightfully cute appearance, which you will not be able to resist.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit size in months: 3–6
Actual chest measurement: 12½in (32cm)
Bottom to top of shoulders – 18½in (47cm)
Bottom to top of hood – 27½in (70cm)

MATERIALS
Yarn A 5 x 1oz (25g) balls of light-weight (DK) 100% polyester bouclé yarn (92yd/85m per ball) in cream
Yarn B 1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of fine (4ply) wool/polyamide mix yarn (224yd/205m per ball) in pink
1 pair of size 10 (6mm) and size 10½ (7.5mm) knitting needles for sleeve cuffs and ears
10 buttons

GAUGE
12 sts and 18 rows to 4in (10cm) in st st using size 10½ (7.5mm) needles

The cosy toes is knitted mainly in stockinette stitch but the buttonhole borders and border around the hood are knitted in seed stitch. There is a simple rib pattern for the cuffs of the sleeves. When you knit the thick and thin yarns together, make sure you pull the fine yarn tight to form neat edges to the side of the border.

Knit your cosy toes warmer…

Back
Using size 10½ (7.5mm) needles and A, cast on 40 sts.
Work in st st for 13¾in (35cm) or required length.

Raglan armholes:
Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Decrease 1 st each end of every 4th row until 28 sts remain.
Transfer stitches to holder.

Left front
Using size 7.5mm needles and A, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 K20, using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 Using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only p20.
Row 3 K20, using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 4 Using A and B yarn tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only p20.
Repeat these rows for 13¾in (35cm) or required length, ending with a purl row.

Raglan armholes (cont with moss stitch border throughout shaping):
Row 1 Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 Knit.
Rows 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 5 Knit.
Row 7 K2tog, k to end of row.
Repeat rows 4 to 7 until 17 sts remain.
Purl 1 row.
Transfer stitches to holder.

Right front
Using size 10½ (7.5mm) needles and A, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1 Using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only k20.
Row 2 P20, using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.

Start buttonholes:
Row 3 Using A and B tog k1, p1, yfd, p2tog, k1, using A only k20.
Row 4 P20, using A and B tog k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 13¾in (35cm) ending with a knit row, adding buttonholes (row 3) every 10 rows.

Raglan armholes (cont with moss stitch border throughout shaping):
Row 1 Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row.
Complete as for left front, reversing shaping and continuing with buttonholes every 10 rows until 17 sts remain.
Purl 1 row.
Transfer stitches to holder.

 

Sleeves (make 2)DSC_9665
Using size 10½ (7.5mm) and A and B together, cast on 24 sts.
Row 1 (K1, p1), rep to end of row.
Row 2 (K1, p1), rep to end of row.
Repeat row 1 and 2 twice more.
Change to size 10½ (7.5mm) needles.
Row 7 Using A only, Knit.
Row 8 Purl.
Row 9 Inc 1 st at beg and end of row.
Continue in st st increasing each end of every 4th row to 40 sts.
Purl 1 row.

Raglan shaping:
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
K2tog each end of every other row to 12 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Transfer stitches to holder.

To finish…
With RS facing, put saved stitches onto a circular needle for flexibility as follows: 17 sts from left side, 12 sts from left sleeve, 22 sts from back, 12 sts from right sleeve, 17 sts from right side.
Sew the raglan sleeve to the front and back armholes and then down the arm seams and the side seams. (This is best done by having right sides together and carefully backstitching the pieces together.)

Starting from the knit side (and making sure you continue to work buttonholes every 10 rows):
Row 1 Using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only, k11, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k20, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k11, using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1. Cont adding B to the border.
Row 2 Using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only, p66, using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.

Neck shaping:
Row 3 Using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only, k9, skpo, k2tog, k7, skpo, k2tog, k2, skpo, k2, skpo, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, skpo, k2tog, k7, skpo, k2tog, k9, using DK and 4 ply yarn tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 4 Using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, using A only, p54, using A and B tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 5 Bind off 5 sts, using A and B tog p1, k1, using A only k52, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 6 Bind off 5 sts purlwise, using A and B tog p1, k1, using A only p48, k1, p1, k1.
Cont adding B to the border.
Row 7 K1, p1, k1, k48, k1, p1, k1.
Work in st st for 8in (20cm).
Next row K1, p1, k1, k18, (k3tog) 4 times, k18, k1, p1, k1.
Next row Purl.
Bind off.

Ears (make 2)
Using 6mm needles and A and B tog, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 K1, kfb, kfb, k2. 7 sts.
Row 2 and every alt row Purl.
Row 3 K2, kfb, kfb, k3. 9 sts.
Row 5 K3, kfb, kfb, k4. 11 sts.
Row 7 K4, kfb, kfb, k5. 13 sts.
Row 9 K5, kfb, kfb, k6. 15 sts.
Row 11 Knit.
Row 12 Purl.
Bind off.

To finish…
Sew in ends. With right sides facing sew up top of hood using back stitch. Sew buttons on to border. Sew ears onto hood positioning them either side of the seam.

 

Knitting patternsNew_CoverArtworkThis Cosy Toes Warmer project is excerpted from The Knitter’s Bible: Baby Knits by Laura Long. Pick up your copy now for more great baby knitting patterns, including clothes, accessories, toys and gifts for all year round.

Other Topics You May Enjoy ...

Categories

Blog, Free Knitting Patterns, Knitting

2 thoughts on “Baby Knitting Pattern | Cosy Toes Warmer

Comment