Knitted Beads for a Pram Chain


I am now 37 weeks pregnant and I am scrambling to finish projects before my due date! This pram chain might need a few more beads (or maybe a rattle element?) but it’s almost there! The pattern for the beads is super simple, but I will post it here anyway, in case you need a simple pattern for round shapes. They are filled with foam, to make them light and squishy. The owls I knit from pictures, since I knew I wanted different sizes and characteristics. You can find a similar pattern here

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Knitted Beads

ABBREVIATIONS
using: 3 mm circular needles, working in magic loop

k: knit
st(s): stitch(es)
CO: cast on
kfb: knit front and back
k2tog: knit 2 together

Start
CO 10 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1

K

Round 2
kfb in each st (20 sts)

Round 3

K

Round 4
(K1, kfb) repeat the parenthesis 10 times (30 sts)

Round 5

K

Round 6
(k2, kfb) repeat the parenthesis 10 times (40 sts)

Round 7 – 8
K

Round 9
(k2, k2tog) repeat the parenthesis 10 times (30 sts)

Round 10
K

Round 11
(k1, k2tog) repeat the parenthesis 10 times (20 sts)

Round 12
K

Round 13
(k2tog) repeat the parenthesis 10 times ( 10 sts)

Round 14
K

End
Cast off all sts. Cut the yarn and sow in the end (do not close the hole)