Knitted Ice Creams

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How to Knit an Ice Cream

What you will need…

Total time – 2 Hours (as shown)

Complete Size 11 cm Width, 19 cm height

3.25mm knitting needles (UK 10, US 3)

Double knitting yarn – Beige, brown and choice of ice cream colour!

Sewing up needle

Scissors

Toy filling/stuffing

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Cheers!

Before You Start…

Abbreviations

K = Knit   P = Purl   St = Stitch   Sts = Stitches

St-st = stocking stitch. Alternating a row of knit stitches (right side), with a row of purl stitches (wrong side).

K2tog = Decrease by knitting two stitches together, making one stitch from two.

Inc = Increase – by knitting into the front and the back of the same stitch, to make two stitches out of one.

Cast On – I use the thumb method

Cast off – K wise or P wise according to pattern. US – bind off

B&T tightly – Using sewing up needle, thread yarn through all remaining stitches

TOP TIP

Mix and match – choose your cone style, ice cream flavour (yarn colour), and optional toppings to make your favourite.

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How to Make it…

Made from one knitted cone piece in either traditional or waffle-cone style, and one knitted ice cream piece. These are stuffed and sewn together and finished off with a choice of extras including one knitted piece for a wafer, a single knitted piece to form a flake, or some added embroidered sprinkles.-z,,,? ?,,,,,,

Traditional Cone Piece

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Traditional Cone Piece

Make 1

Time – 1 hour 15 Minutes Each Piece

Piece Size 15 cm x 14 cm

Needles 3.25 mm

Yarn Beige

Begin at top of cone and cast on 38 sts.

Rows 1 – 11

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

Next row, begin shaping

K6, K2tog, K22, K2tog, K6 (36 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

K6, K2tog, K20, K2tog, K6 (34 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

Rows 12 – 19

K6, K2tog, K18, K2tog, K6 (32 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

K6, K2tog, K16, K2tog, K6 (30 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

Rows 20 – 27

K6, K2tog, K14, K2tog, K6 (28 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

K6, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K6 (26 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

Rows 28 – 33

K6, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K6 (24 sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 3 rows

K6, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K6 (22 sts)

P 1 row

Rows 34 – 37

K6, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K6 (20 sts)

P1 row

K6, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K6 (18 sts)

P 1 row

Rows 38 – 41

K5, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K5 (16 sts)

P1 row

K4, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K4 (14 sts)

P 1 row

Row 42 to end

(K2tog, K1) 4 times, K2tog (9 sts)

P 1 row

B&t tightly

Waffle Cone Piece

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Waffle Cone Piece

Make 1

Time – 1 Hour 45 Minutes Each

Piece Size 14 cm x 13 cm

Needles 3.25 mm

Yarn Beige

Begin at top and cast on 38 sts

Rows 1 – 11

P 1 row (this forms the wrong side)

Next row (K1, P1) to end

Next row (P1, K1) to end

(K1, P1) 4 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1, P1) 7 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1, P1) 4 times (34 sts)

Next row (P1, K1) to end

*Next row (K1, P1) to end

Next row (P1, K1) to end**

Repeat from *to ** twice more

Rows 12 – 19

(K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog (K1,P1) 7 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1,P1) 3 times (30sts)

Next row P1, K1 to end

*Next row K1, P1 to end

Next row P1, K1 to end**

Repeat from *to ** twice more

Rows 20 – 27

(K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog (K1,P1) 5 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1,P1) 3 times (26sts)

Next row P1, K1 to end

*Next row K1, P1 to end

Next row P1, K1 to end**

Repeat from *to ** twice more

Rows 28 – 33

(K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog (K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1,P1) 3 times (22sts)

Next row P1, K1 to end

*Next row K1, P1 to end

Next row P1, K1 to end**

Repeat from *to ** once more

Rows 34 – 39

(K1,P1) 2 times, K2tog, P2tog (K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1,P1) 2 times (18sts)

Next row P1, K1 to end

*Next row K1, P1 to end

Next row P1, K1 to end**

Repeat from *to ** once more

Rows 40 – 45

(K1,P1) 1 time, K2tog, P2tog (K1,P1) 3 times, K2tog, P2tog, (K1,P1) 1 time (14sts)

Next row P1, K1 to end

*Next row K1, P1 to end

Next row P1, K1 to end**

Repeat from *to ** once more

Row 46 to end

(K2tog, K1) 4 times, K2tog (9 sts)

P 1 row

B&t tightly

Ice Cream Piece

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Make 1

Time – 40 Minutes Each

Piece Size 16 cm x 8 cm

Needles 3.25 mm

Yarn As per Ice Cream Colour (e.g. Cream/Pink)

Begin at the bottom and cast on 24 sts

P 1 row

Next row (K2, Inc Kwise) to the end (32sts)

P 1 row

Next row K2 (Inc Kwise, K2) 10 times (42sts)

Beginning with a P row, st-st 11 rows

Next row K2, (K2tog, K2) 10 times (32sts)

P 1 row

Next row (K2, K2tog) to the end (24sts)

P 1 row

Next row (K1, K2tog) to the end (16sts)

P 1 row

Next row K2tog to the end (8sts)

B&t tightly

Chocolate Flake

Make 1

Time – 10 Minutes Each

Piece Size 5 cm x 3 cm

Needles 3.25 mm

Yarn Dark Brown

Cast on 10 sts

G-st 9 rows

Cast off Kwise

Wafer

Make 1

Time – 10 Minutes each Piece

Piece Size 3 cm x 5 cm

Yarn Beige

Needles 3.25 mm

Cast on 6 sts

K 1 row

Inc Kwise into every st (12 sts)

(K1, P1) to end for the next 4 rows

K 1 Row

Cast off Kwise

Piece it Together

Sewing-up time – 30 Minutes as shown

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Sewing up a Cone

Sewing Up

Cone Piece – With right side on the outside, begin at the base of the cone and oversew row ends, working towards the cast on edge. Leave the top end open, and leave a long length of yarn at this stage for later. Stuff lightly with toy filling.

Ice Cream Piece – With wrong side on the outside, begin at the top of the boule, pulling up tightly and working downwards to oversew row ends towards cast on edge. Stuff lightly with toy filling.

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Vanilla Waffle Cone

Place the ice cream boule on top of the cone and sew into position, keeping the cone edges slighty overlapping the ice cream boule.

Flake – From the cast on edge, roll up the flake towards the cast off edge. Now sew along this cast off edge, catching it into the flake body, to secure the flake in this rolled position. Sew over row ends at the tip of the flake for a neat finish, leaving the bottom end slightly looser. Sew this looser end into place at the edge of your ice cream boule, and fasten off loose ends.

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Knitted Chocolate Flake

Wafer – Place in the desired position at the side of the ice cream boule, and sew into place. Fasten off all loose ends.

Make it Different…

As well as coming up with your own designs, it may be helpful to have a look at the birthday cupcakes from last year. Use parts of these patterns to add some additions to your ice cream such as sauce (icing) and sprinkles.

These ice creams make great toys for children but as with a cupcake, if it can be kept away from little hands could make a great pin cushion. They may also look nice as a decorative piece for the kitchen sideboard.

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Can’t wait to play!

Behind the Scenes!

These patterns are all made up as I go along, learning from mistakes along the way. Every time I create a new pattern, I record it in the Updates part of this site (effectively my blog…)  There is a story behind each creation, and this can help give you some more ideas and encouragement. See the Update info….

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Vanilla Waffle Cone

All done?

Feel free to share your successes or any other tips or suggestions by contacting me. If it’s all gone swimmingly and you’re ready for your next challenge, have a look at what to try next! My next pattern!