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Fabric Inserts for Tervis Tumblers  - Word document       


Doll Pattern - instructions


These dolls are used at Anne Arundel Medical Center to demonstrate to a child an upcoming medical procedure the child will undergo.

The dolls are generally made with plain muslin, in flesh colors such as brown, beige, or blush.  The color should light enough that permanent fabric markers will show on the fabric.  The child gets to keep the doll and may color it.




Sunshine Hearts for Members

  A 6.5 inch square of muslin with a heart that is appliquéd or pieced (maker's choice) and sent to the Member in need of a little "sunshine". 

  The heart is any type of heart - be creative!


Block of the Month for 2010-2011     Layout Ideas
Beads of Courage Bag      instructions    (updated 21 SEPT 2013)
Knit Preemie Caps           instructions
Baby Hat and Mittens     instructions 
Each fall our guild receives about 100 Teddy Bears (and sometimes puppy dogs) from the Salvation Army.  Our Guild members make child-sized quilts and clothing for the bears just in time to return the bears to the Salvation Army to give to needy children during the holiday season.   These patterns have been donated by members to help with this community service project.








Sewn Bear Clothing Pattern (submitted by Hilke Reid)

This pattern can be made into a dress, an overall or a pants and top. There are 2 pages to print out.   Your printer may not print the pattern out the exact size it was scanned in. This is a common problem on the web. Note that the pattern measurements are given in inches too. If your print out isn't right, redraw the pattern based on these measurements:
The top and bottom are 9 1/2" wide at the notches.
The top is 8 1/8" from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the pattern.
The pants are 6 1/4" along the outside edge and have an inseam of 3 1/2".

Top Pattern             Bottom Pattern


Knitted Bear Patterns  (submitted by Sally Douglass)

Ear Warmer with ear holes

Use 4 double pointed size 8 needles (or a very short circular needle) to form a circle.
Cast on 60 sts. on # 8 needles. Create a circle. (Be sure to mark your starting point when you form the circle, so you know where the row begins.)
Work 4 rows of K1 P1 ribbing.
Row 5 rib 14 sts, bind off 8 sts continue in ribbing for 17 sts bind off 8 sts rib 13 sts to end of row.
Row6 Rib 14 sts, cast on 8 sts over bound off ones in prior row, rib 17 sts, cast on 8 sts over bound off ones, rib 13 sts.
Work 4 more rows. Bind off all stitches.


Stocking Cap with ear holes

Materials: #8 needles, knitting worsted weight yarn
Gauge: 5 stitches and 5 1/2 rows = 1 inch in stockinet stitch.
This will make a cap 14" in circumference. If you need to adjust this size, see instructions at the end of the pattern.

Cast on 70 sts. Work 1" of K2 P2 ribbing.
On next row, k16, cast off 10 sts., K 19 sts., cast off 10 sts., K 15 sts.
Next row: purl casting on 10 sts over those cast off in the last row
Next row: knit, beginning at edge decreases as follows - K2, sl1, K1, psso, Knit to 4 sts. from the end of row, K2 tog., K2.
Next row: purl all sts.
Continue in stockinet st., decreasing every K row until about 2 or 4 sts. remain (If you forget a decrease along the way, just approximate.)

Cut yarn, leaving enough to sew back seam. Make a small pom-pom and attach to end of cap. (Best to avoid a jingle bell because it could be swallowed.)

Do your own thing to decorate the caps. Add stripes or knit in a design in the venter front or whatever!

If the bears come in a different size, (smaller or larger) You need to adjust the number of stitches you cast on and the placement of the ear holes. Just keep the same proportions.
For example: for a 12" circumference, Cast on 60 sts. and work 4 rows of ribbing.
Knit 14, and bind off 8.
Knit 17 and bind off 8.
Knit 13. Finish, decreasing as in the previous instructions.



Materials: scrap yarn, kitting worsted weight and # 6 and #8 needles, and #6 sock needles (4 double pointed needles) for neck ribbing.
With # 6 needles and knitting worsted weight yarn, cast on 32 stitches. Knit 4 rows of k1, p1 ribbing.
Change to #8 needles and work 20 rows of stockinet stitch. On the next row, k 8 sts., bind off 16 sts., k 8 sts.
On return row, attach a length of yarn to work the sts of the second shoulder you come to.
Knit a total of 7 rows in stockinet for each shoulder. On 8th row, cast on 16 sts. for back of neck. Knit 22 rows in stockinet. Change to #6 needles and work 4 rows of k1, p1.

Sleeves: Work with #8 needles, pick up stitches for sleeve on edges of sweater, starting and ending on row 9 above the ribbing. Work 4 rows in stockinet, decreasing 1 st. as you near the end of third needle. Work 4 rows of k1,p1, ribbing. Bind off in ribbing. Sew seams and finish off loose threads.

Neck ribbing: With #6 needles, pick up and knit every stitch around the neck. If you have an uneven number of stitches, dec 1 st. as you near the end of the third needle. Work 4 rows of k1,p1, ribbing. Bind off in ribbing. Sew seams and finish off loose threads.

Add lib these directions to suit yourself. Use contrasting scraps of yarn to knit in designs. Cross stitch books or knitting books are a good resource for this. A few designs are included. (Without knowing exactly how much yarn the designs take, you could probably get 2 from a 3 1/2 oz skein.) 

Remember that bears vary in size from year to year and so you may have to adjust this pattern to account for whatever the current size may be.

Design ideas for sweater