Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cabled Pacifier Leash

Cabled Pacifier Clip

My husband is fond of saying “If it sits around long enough, she’ll knit something for it.” 
 He MAY have a point.
7/8 inch Suspender Clip
Fingering weight yarn (I used leftover sock yarn)
US 1 ½ or 2.5mm DPNs or Magic Loop
US B or 2.5mm Crochet hook
Cable Needle
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)

-Skills Needed:  (Check YouTube for refreshers)
Knit / Purl
Single Crochet
Picking Up Stitches
Basic Cable Crosses
SSK / K2tog
3 Stitch Icord
Center Pull Ball (not necessary, but handy)

Cast On
Create a slip knot and put it on the crochet hook. Put hook through the “eye” of the clip and pull up a loop. Wrap yarn and pull through both loops. Repeat around eye.

Fill the clip with single crochet. The number of stitches aren’t important. 

Locate the rough center of crocheted stitches. Count back six stitches to the right. Pick up and knit 12 stitches. Turn work and purl back.

The picture shows 10 sts, but 12 is the correct number.

Kf/b in all 12 sts (24 sts) Divide stitches as follows: Knit the first six stitches onto an extra needle or stitch holder, Knit 12 stitches (this will be the “front.) Use a new dpn or the other side of the Magic Loop to knit the next six stitches and the held six stiches this will be the “back” 

Leash Body
This is knit in the round like a thin tube. The work is knit on the front side, and then repeated for the back side (Like a sock.) You can use DPNs, but I found them too fiddly with the cables.

Basic Braided Cable
R1- K1, P2, C2F, K2, P2, K1
R2- K1, P2, K6, P2, K1
R3-K1, P2, K2, C2B, P2, K1
R4-K1, P2, K6, P2, K1

C2F-Slip 2sts to a cable needle and hold in front, K2, Knit the 2 cable sts.

C2B-Slip 2sts to a cable needle and hold in back, K2, Knit the 2 cable sts.

Work to desired length.

Row 1-SSK, knit to two sts, K2tog
Row 2-Knit all sts

Repeat these two rows till you have four sts on needle

I-cord Ties
Divide the stitches into two groups of four. Decrease to 3 stitches (k1, k2tog, k1)
Knit i-cord to desired length. (3-4 inches)

Tip: Make a center pull ball with your yarn. Knit both i-cords at the same time by making the second tie with the outside end.

Finishing Off
Slip first stitch, K2tog, Pass Slipped stitch over. Cut yarn and pass it through loop. Weave in ends. Repeat for second i-cord. 

Sew up the bottom of the tube (by the clip) with the tail.

Tie on the paci...and plug it in.

Baby Carolyn - 11wks

Another cute pattern is the Hugs and Kisses Braid

Enjoy! And let me know if you need clairification on anything.

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