Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern now available!

I love putting dresses on my daughter, no matter what time of year. I mean, have you seen some of the knitted dresses available now?? So cute. And, what better way to keep those little legs warm when it gets a little chilly outside than with a pair of these:Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

 

I wanted my daughter to have a pair of legwarmers that she can wear while jumping in a pile of leaves, or while dressed up to pick out her own pumpkin. So, I designed a PDF pattern for these little leg warmers, which fit perfectly inside of boots, or over tights for an extra cozy, layered look. They feature an all-over leaf lace design and are created from a fingering weight Peruvian Highland Wool, so they are lightweight yet warm.

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

Due to the amount of stretch, these leg warmers can fit most sizes 12 months up to 5T. Once knitted, these leggings are a perfect three-season accessory. Pattern includes: comprehensive charts, detailed written instructions, suggestions, and color photos.

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This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: yo, s2kp (description included in pattern), and knitting in the round. No prior experience needed of making Leg warmers since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Patterns can be purchase here on Etsy, or here on Ravelry. Will be available on our website soon.

Thanks for looking!

Rhonda Potteet

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

 

 

 

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Thread Bears® giveaway!

What rhymes with FREE?? That’s right: THREE!

The first three followers who comment on this blog post will get their choice of any pattern available on our website! {pattern will be emailed in PDF format}

Simply comment with your favorite fiber or Thread Bears® Pattern to be entered to win!

To see what patterns we have available: www.primiteds.com/patterns.html 

Be sure to follow us to get updated on our soon-coming giveaways that may include some home décor items and cozy wearables!

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

The Felted Hare and the Felted Bear

During the last few years, pattern designing has been on hold due to the number of artist bears and dolls I created and sold. Of those many, many characters I’ve sold, many of them were finished using a process known as fulling.

“What is fulling,” you say?

Well, you see these little gems below? Those furry friends look soft and fuzzy, unlike traditional crochet or knitting, because they were fulled.

Felted Bears on Ball Trio Thread Bears®

We’ve talked a little bit about fulling (also known as felting) on our blog here a while back, so we’ll give a refresher course. We said: “The technique widely known as “felting,” is a process of basically making wool thicker, softer, fluffier, more durable, and more solidified. Since [2011], we have experimented with MANY ways to full our products. Unlike needle felting or wet felting, fulled crocheted/knitted bears aren’t a commonly offered product. Now, from our experience, there is no exact science that makes each product turn out a certain way. Take into consideration that many variables contribute to different outcomes. Felting/fulling has these basic variables: moisture, temperature, and agitation. Though it may seem simple enough, a certain brand of soap or slightly-off water temperature will give you different results, and many types of wool felt up differently.”

Now that you are up to pace… I wanted to share my experiences in fulling/felting with anyone interested, so I put them into a couple of NEW PATTERNS! “The Felted Hare” and “The Felted Bear” PDF patterns for crochet are now available! The instructions for the bear also include how to create and pose the bear on the ball! You can purchase them by going to our website, or by clicking any of the images below to purchase from Etsy. I’ve been working the last few weeks on a variety of these adorable, easy-to-make little characters to show how versatile they are.

Felted Hare Thread Bears®

The Felted Hare PDF Crochet Pattern Thread Bears®

The Felted Bear PDF crochet pattern Thread Bears®

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy creating these unique items, using  this interesting process! I love the results!

Hugs, Sue

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Claire the Hare.”

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

“Claire the Hare” Knitting Pattern is now available as a PDF Pattern! This little bunny was so much fun to design and create. It’s the perfect size for my daughter to tote around, and it makes the perfect little shelf accessory when not in use.

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

This vintage-style knitted rabbit doll measures 16″ from head to toe. I love her pigeon-toed stance, and her long, lanky body. Her face is detailed just enough to have the perfect bunny-faced pucker. I think I enjoyed creating her little overall dress the most. It has tiny crisscross straps in the back and a teeny tiny pocket right at her hip.

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

The biggest bonus of this pattern: it is knitted completely in the round. NO SEAMS! Makes for a quick and easy knit. I created this pattern using Knit Picks’ “Wool of the Andes Sport” yarn because of it’s beautiful heathered coloring. I love how rustic it is.

Be sure to check back for updates on different knitted outfit patterns for “Claire,” and even a fella friend! You can substitute any yarn for this pattern, but just keep in mind that you will have to use yarn with the same exact gauge for any new outfit designs in the future, so make a note of any alternative yarn you use!

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

If you would like to purchase this pattern, follow this link to my Etsy shop. It’ll be available there until our new website update is complete! We’ll keep you posted!

Again, here is the listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189763054/claire-the-hare-knit-pdf-pattern-instant

Thanks for looking! Rhonda

 

Wooly, wooly.

A few weeks ago we shared some teaser photos of a few fiber projects we’ve been working on. In what miniscule amount of free time we’ve had in-between helping care for new grandbabies, and renovating/landscaping our homes, we have made some progress on our handmade projects. We are so excited to show off the final products for some of our new patterns! We have been daydreaming of new designs for Thread Bears®, and it is so satisfying to hold the final products in our hands!

These new patterns will be for knitted items, and even felted friends! I have offered felted bears and rabbits for a few years now, and I am so excited to share my techniques with you!

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New Patterns for Thread Bears®Some of these patterns will be made available tomorrow, while the others are getting a once-over. I hope you enjoy making these items as much as we have had designing them.

Hugs, Sue

 

First Knitting Pattern!

It’s a new year, which means fresh opportunities, fresh new ideas! One new idea for this year: create more knitting patterns. So, I did!

Now available: The Budding Foliage Fingerless Gloves Pattern, in PDF format for knitting. These mittens feature a lovely bobble and leaf motif on the top of the gloves, with just a leaf motif underneath. Eyelet detail at thumb gussets. These make perfect three-season mittens. You may purchase the pattern here on Etsy, or here on Ravelry.

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More knitting patterns available soon!