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Other Goodies :: Minis and Miscellany

Minis Bookmarks & Ribbons Toys & Doll-sized Clothng

Whimsies, ornaments, bookmarks, doll-sized clothes, toys, etc. Anything that fits in the fun "just because" category — after all, not everything we knit has to be a garment to be worn, right?


Beaded Stress Ball Beaded Stress Ball
Pattern #H18. Squish and roll this beaded ball around in your hands to provide relaxation and quick relief to stress, aching or stiff finger joints. Tiny pressure points of beads have a meditative quality. More ...
Bells On My Toes Mini Sock Ornament Bells On My Toes
Pattern #A93. A festive holiday miniature sock for you. Use for holiday tree trimming, as a sachet filled with herbal mixtures or potpourri, as a gift box decoration, etc. Simple beading techniques make this quick to knit. I bet you won't be able to make just one! More ...
Bitty Beady Christmas Tree Bitty Beady Christmas Tree
Pattern #H80. This tiny Christmas tree has bead "ornaments" that peek in and out of trellis lace branches. More ...
Fab Bead Egg Faberge-inspired beaded knit egg Fab Bead Egg
Pattern #H94. Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies. More ...
Lacyflakes Knitted Snowflakes Lacyflakes
Pattern #H22. Knitted lace snowflakes! This pattern includes 2 types of construction, each quite different from the other, plus variations for knitting snowflake medallions. More ...
Oak Leaf Oak Leaf
Pattern #A54. Lace knit in the shape of a leaf. Many possibilities for use as a small doily, tasseled bookmark, medallion embellishments, or just because it is fun to knit! More ...
Playing in the Leaves Playing in the Leaves
Pattern #H02. Here's a trio of knitted leaf designs to delight anyone and everyone. Shaped leaves to knit in lacy stitches include an Aspen Leaf, Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf. More ...
The Sock Jounral Holiday Mini Sock Ornament The Sock Journal Holiday Mini Sock Ornament

(bonus pattern included in The Sock Journal book as Hearth & Tree Christmas Stocking and Sock Ornament)

Book #TSC05. Deck the halls with boughs of holly and sockfuls of good cheer! The Hearth & Tree Christmas Stocking and Sock Ornament patterns are included along with eleven other monthly-themed sock knitting designs in the pattern book The Sock Journal.
The Sock Journal Holiday Ornament Winter Solstice Sock Ornament
Pattern #T312. This pattern includes instructions for a stocking to hold Santas' offerings along with this wee look-alike ornament for the tree to keep it company. More ...
Mini Sock Mini Sock
The pattern for Mini Sock is truly a sock, but on a miniature scale! Great for learning the basic techniques of sock making with just a small investment in time and materials. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00. A donation is appreciated. More ...
Mini Sweater Mini Sweater
This little sweater is knit from the top-down and is almost seamless. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00. Signing up for our newsletter if you are not already subscribed and/or a donation is appreciated. More ...

Bookmarks & Ribbons

Beaded Lace BookmarkBeaded Lace Bookmark Beaded Lace Bookmark
Pattern #A56. Beads accentuate the flowing lines of this lace pattern made into an elegant bookmark. More ...
Beaded Lace Cable Bookmarks Beaded Lace Cable Bookmarks
Pattern #A94. So delicate and - the beauty of lace combined with tiny beads! This pattern is a mini study in four variations of a helix cable design for you to explore and compare the effect of different beaded lace techniques. More ...
Helix Beaded BookmarksHelix Beaded Bookmarks Helix Beaded Bookmarks
Pattern #A57. A spiral illusion of beads within a lace mesh ground. Instructions include pointed and rectangular bookmark styles. More ...
Knitted Ribbons Knitted Ribbons
Pattern #A70. Make your gift one-of-a-kind. Easy to knit lace ribbons make fancy package ties to be enjoyed beyond opening the gift. Pattern includes two versions to choose from: "Picot Loops" and "Stairway to Heaven". More ...
Lace Bug Bookmark Lace Bug Bookmark
Pattern #B2. Got the lace bug? Here is a cute lace bookmark to make from a bit of hand knit lace edging and ribbon. More ...
Lace Cable Bookmark Lace Cable Bookmark
Pattern #A194. Lace Cable Bookmark is a pretty lace design to introduce knitting lace from charted instructions. Don't be scared, though. Even if you have not used charts in the past, there are written instructions to help ease your way into feeling comfortable using charts (if you want to). More ...
Lace Cross

Lace Cross

Pattern #A98. This ornate Lace Cross is knitted using an interesting seamless construction. It can be used as a bookmark, communion gift, or mounted and framed. Makes a friendship gift, too. Let someone know you care. More ...

Lorna's Light Bookmark Lorna's Light Necklace Purse and Bookmarks
Pattern #A58. Fine and fancy lace beadwork to be knit into either of two styles of bookmarks (also includes instructions for a necklace purse). More ...
Elegantly Simple Bookmark Elegantly Simple Bookmark

Free project instructions outline is available here.

Note: If you like this stitch pattern, be sure to get the instructions for it in either the Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket (donation appreciated) and/or the Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl (for-sale pattern).

Toys & Doll-sized Clothing

A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl
Pattern #H134. A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl is a small top-down Faroese-style shawl suitable for 18" dolls and teddy bears. Besides being a great way to have fun learning on a small shawl before putting the time into a larger shawl, this little shawl makes a delightful gift for a lucky doll or teddy bear lover! More ...
Dolly Faroese Shawl Dolly Faroese Shawl
Pattern #H34. This small doll-sized shawl is designed to learn and practice neck-down construction and basic techniques for making a Faroese shawl in the traditional style — except upside down! More ...
Pinwheel Flower Dolly's Top-Down Tri Shawl
Pattern #B10. Who can resist a dolly or teddy bear, especially one dressed in a lace shawl you've knitted? More ...
Knitted Bunny Knitted Bunny
Make a bunny out of a square piece of knitting. It's almost as clever as pulling a rabbit out of hat! Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00. A donation is appreciated. More ...
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Technique Teddy Bear family Technique Teddy Bear
Pattern #H51. Let Teddy help teach you knitting techniques used in shaping 3-dimensional forms. More ...
Mini Sweater Mini Sweater
This little sweater is knit from the top-down and is almost seamless. Downloadable pattern valued at $5.00. Signing up for our newsletter if you are not already subscribed and/or a donation is appreciated. More ...

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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