Ability Level: Intermediate
This pattern was originally published as the Buttercup Miniatures Advent Calendar 2014. This year the Advent calendar is suitable for BOTH miniature and human sized knitting.
The original Advent calendar consisted of 24 squares, which can be worked on various size needles and with different thickness of yarn to suit you. This is designed to use up scraps of yarn, so no yardages are given, as only a few yards/metres will be required for each square.
There are various ways to use the designs, for example they can be stitched together to form a miniature afghan/throw, made into tree decorations (either one sided with a plain back, or made into cubes), a human sized cushion, etc. This also gives you the option, should you wish, to make a larger item to duplicate a pattern for a square you like in another colour or work plain colour square.
NOTE: Full written instructions are given in addition to the charts. Each square has its own page, so you can print off one square at a time if required.
1:24th scale - size 22 UK/0.70 mm/US size 6/0 knitting needles and No 80 crochet cotton or No 70 Tatting thread in various colours.
1:12th scale - Size 19 UK/1.00 mm/US size 5/0 knitting needles and 1-ply yarn in various colours. 25 metres/28 yards 1-ply yarn for edging.
2 mm/UK 14/US 0 knitting needles and 2-ply/Lace yarn in various colours
3 mm/UK 11/US 2½ knitting needles and 4-ply/Fingering yarn in various colours
4 mm/UK 8/US 6 knitting needles and DK/8-ply yarn in various colours
Approximate finished sizes of each square:
1:24th scale - Each finished square measures approximately ½-inch/1.25 cm. (Finished size for 1:12th scale bedcover – 5-inches/12.5 cm by 7-inches/17.5 cm)
1:12th scale - Each finished square measures approximately 1-inch/2.5 cm.
Using 2 mm knitting needles - Each finished square measures approximately 2-inches/5 cm.
Using 3 mm knitting needles - Each finished square measures approximately 3-inches/7.5 cm.
Using 4 mm knitting needles - Each finished square measures approximately 4-inches/10 cm.
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