FREE Rocket Knitting Pattern

free toy rocket knitting pattern

Enjoy this lovely little rocket pattern. It can be made with any odds and ends that you have left. Make a rocket and three thrusters using the instructions below.

Materials : Oddments of blue and yellow double knitting. Small amount of cardboard. A little toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles.

Yarn and needles can be substituted for similar alternatives if these items aren’t available.

Abbreviations : k = knit, p = purl, tog = together, sts = stitches, inc = increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch

Rocket – Make 1
With blue, cast on 8 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2, inc1) to end (32 sts)
Purl 3 rows
Sides of rocket, starting with a knit row, st
-st 9 rows
Change to yellow, st-st 4 rows
Change to blue, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
St-st 5 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
St-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (8 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight
Sew down the row ends of the rocket.
Add toy stuffing and seal up.

Thrusters – Make 3
With blue, cast on 4 sts
Purl 1 row
Inc1, knit to last st, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 18 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: k7, (k2tog) twice, k7 (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k6, (k2tog) twice, k6 (14 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k5, (k2tog) twice, k5 (12 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k4, (k2tog) twice, k4 (10 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k3, (k2tog) twice, k3 (8 sts)
Purl 1 row
Cast off

Fold the thrusters in half. Take a little cardboard and trace around the shape. Insert the card inside and sew the edges together. Attach the thrusters to the outside of the rocket at one third intervals and so the bottom of the rocket is slightly above the ground. (see pic)

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