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Pattern: Mini Knapsack

I made another pattern, you guys!  It’s a silly little one, and I kind of love it.

Say hello to the Mini Knapsack!img_3239This tiny backpack is totally functional (if you’re about a foot tall).  It has straps, a flap to keep the rain off your tiny books and a drawstring that keeps the whole thing closed.

img_3214 It’s about the right size for an American Girl Doll, or something a little smaller.img_3243It works up pretty quickly in fingering-weight yarn (I used KnitPicks’ Palette, since I had some in the right colors), a perfect gift for a favorite school-aged doll-enthusiast.

Want the pattern? Get it here: Mini Knapsack Pattern

WHAT!? MORE PATTERNS?

Yes, my friends, it’s true!  More Patterns!  Beautiful ones (if I say so myself)!  And, better than that, free ones!

These patterns are Ultimate.  The Ultimate Knit and Crochet Palette Blankets!

The whole idea was to make two blankets that:

  1. Looked similar, even though one is knit and one is crocheted.
  2. Use every single color of Palette yarn.
  3. Are awesome.

I think I’ve delivered (if I say so myself).

The Ultimate Crochet Palette Blanket is based on a blanket my Great-Grandmother Anna left to one of my various second-cousins, but this one has more colors.  I think she would approve.

55756220_11Cats like it.55756220_16It’s pretty close up.55757220_2And it’s pretty from far away.55757220_23The Ultimate Knit Palette Blanket is perfect for those early-morning strolls in the greenhouse.55757220_7It’s a fun experiment with an insane number of nupps and bobbles.55756220_3But it’s also is a fantastically beautiful finished product.55756220_22Of course, you don’t have to get the whole 150 colors of Palette Yarn to make a beautiful blanket.  You could split the collection with a few friends and have enough for everyone to knit up a blanket of their own.  Or, since the pattern is essentially for one square, you’ve got lots of room for creativity.  You could pick your favorite jewel tones, or just use shades of gray.  You could make an afghan with your school colors, or just use the colors you’ve got laying around in your stash.  Or, of course, you could make the pattern as it’s photographed- it is really pretty.

Get the Crochet pattern here!

And get the Knit Pattern here!

(And don’t forget to sign up for the giveaways!  Petite PatternsCalendar Tea Towel!)