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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Fiber Art Friday - Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn

MATERIALS
Bulk Weight Yarn In barn colors One for sides and One for roof
Felted wool to make Barn Doors ( used black and white)
Cotton Floss To apply barn doors
Size 8 needles
Darning needle
Styrofoam Florist Block
Tape

SIDES (Make 2)
Cast on 34 stitches
Working in  K2, P2 pattern do 16 rows
Cast off

ENDS (Make 2)
Cast on 22 stitches
Working in K2, P2 pattern do 16 rows
Cast off the first and last stitch of each row for  the next 8 rows
Cast off

ROOF
Cast on 22 stitches
Working in K1, P2 pattern do 40 rows
Cast Off

BOTTOM
Cast on 32 stitches
Knitting every row for 38 rows

Sew the sides, ends and roof together

Cut foam into the shape of the barn this makes a big mess.  Cover with tape so the foam wont work its way through the yarn. Slip knitted barn over taped foam then sew the bottom on.

Cut out two rectangles of black felt 3 x 2
Cut out two white rectangles the same size as the black but cut out four triangles to make the classic barn trim. (see photo)
Sew these together using blanket stitch then attach to each end of barn

5 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that barn! Too cute. I may have to make one in our barn colors for my husband.

Evi said...

Hi Carrie, thanks so much for stopping by my little strand in the web and leaving a comment. It's always nice to hear from the lovely peeps that come and visit!
I'm a bit short on time atm but intend to pop back and have a look around here - you have a lovely array of handmades.
I've always wanted to make a penny rug and your's is so pretty and looks so easy, although I'm sure it took you a while to finish!

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

I love your barn! Now you'll have to knit farm animals to go with it. As they say, "One thing leads to another."

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is really charming. It looks cute out there on the "plains."

Voie de Vie said...

Very witty in the grass. :)