Castle by Claire Garland
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October 2006
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
approx 12 in wide by 10 in tall, including turrets

It had to be pink with roses around the castle gate. Listen to her desires and follow the basic pattern to create a totally dream-inspiring toy and bedtime comforter.

Yarn Requirements

  • Castle--2 50g balls of Rowan Handknit Cotton in main color (pink), and one ball in 2nd color (brown)
  • Turret roofs--1 50g ball of Jaeger Baby Merino 4-Ply in mauve (used double)
  • Battlement--1 50 g ball of Rowan Handknit Cotton in light grey
  • Picot edging and turret trim-small amount of Rowan Handknit Cotton in off-white/ecru
  • Door, window, and drawbridge--small amount of Rowan 4-Ply soft in dark brown (used double)

Additional Materials

  • Scraps of wool fingering weight yarn or stranded cotton or pearl embroidery thread in turquoise, light mauve, mid rose pink, sage green, red, pale rose pink, white and yellow
  • Scrap of wool tapestry yarn in light apple green
  • Scrap of lightweight gold metallic yarn
  • 8in x 10in piece of light brown or light grey felt
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • US F/5 (4mm) crochet hook