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Old 07-18-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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I need a pattern for a lady bug
Help! I need a 2ish and 3ish inch ladybug to embelish a baby blanket. Sort of like a knitted flower ... only a ladybug.

I have searched the net and I tried making my own pattern. The net search only gave me a ladybug PJ bag ... and my trying to knit a circle with a head was a DISASTER! I am still at the "knititng place" where I am learning to follow a pattern (thank you Amy for videos) WHAT WAS I THINKING!

Does anyone have a ladybug pattern ... or can you tell me how to knit a circle with a half circle on the top ... from there I think I can make it (her) look like a ladybug
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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I'm sure I have one at home--there are several ladybuggy things in one of the kids books I have. I'll look when I get home.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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Here's a sweater with ladybugs on it....

http://customsweaters.com/ckladybugforladies.htm
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:12 AM   #4
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The blanket is already knitted I need to attach the lady bugs to the blanket. I should be able to adjust this pattern to make it smaller, but for the life of me, can't figure out how! Probably because I don't completely understand the pattern I am still at the step by step stage of following patterns, and this one is very general.

http://www.craftown.com/knitpat4.htm
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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Why dontcha just use your yarn needle & stitch them on...kinda like counted-cross stitch but following the knit stitches?
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #6
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Debbie,

I don't have a pattern for ya, but have you seen this book?


I believe there is at least a ladybug bobble pattern in there, so you may be able to adapt that some how. Also, they have the cutest patterns!! I have checked this book out so many times from the library drooling over everything, but the patterns are beyond my comprehension right now.

Good luck!

ps hippodamia is the genus name for lady bug! I love em!
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:49 AM   #7
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Kelly, It is a "loopy" blanket ... mostly for decor and not snuggling baby. It is made with cotton yarn on big needles using grandma's dishcloth pattern. I will post a picture this evening. My timer is about to ring and I am grounded from knitting and the computer for three hours due to the pile of dishes in the sink, tons of laundry and the fact that we moved several weeks ago and there are STILL boxes sitting around Imagine, a 53 year old grandma having to ground herself...sheesh! I usually use the timer method, 30 min good stuff, 30 minutes chores ... but today calls for drastic measures.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:51 AM   #8
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Ladybug, I will check my library website for the book as soon as I am ungrounded. Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:34 PM   #9
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I found this one, but it is crochet
http://www.soxie.com/lbcoaster.html
Good Luck!
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I'm getting that you want to knit a seperate lady bug and sew it on the blanket? Maybe you can print out some knitter's graph paper. If you have a picture that you like, put the picture under the graph paper and tape it to a window (during the day, of course). Trace the pic on the graph paper and you have a pattern.

Worth a shot. My patterns that I have are all pics knitted on something else.
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