I have recently been attempting a bit of card making. Actually, I have an unfortunate knitting block going on and currently can’t decide what to knit whatsoever.
There is actually a mountain of wool in my craft room. Too much, in fact. And it is all so lovely that I can’t knit it.
Ridiculous! But that’s how it is right now.
Anyway, you know how it is when you have to do something creative even if it isn’t knitting. And card making looks so much fun, and quite easy.
Except that it isn’t easy at all. The extremely talented card making community simply make it look like it is.
I have either been adding too much detail, or too little. My cards are just not quite correct and I am definitely much better at knitting than I am at card making.
I went into my mountain of yarn tonight though and found a ball of luxury 4 ply merino wool in a pretty off white colour.
It is a thin wool which actually I don’t like knitting. I am much more of a chunky fan. The beautiful but fine yarn therefore needed to be used for a small project. Ta-da – a hand knit new baby card.
I do like how this little dress turned out and have written the knitting pattern for this cute card topper below.
Please read on to find out how to knit a cute little white dress new baby card decoration.
Baby Dress Card Topper Knitting Pattern
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You will only need a tiny amount of double knitting or 4 ply yarn to make this card topper.
You will also need a pair of 4mm knitting needles, a blank card, a way to write lettering on your card (I used a stamp from this Etsy shop which is based in Germany) and some glue (I used a hot glue gun).
You will also need some cocktail sticks and small beads to place at the end. The beads are however optional.
Cast on 18 stitches.
Garter stitch (knit every row) for 6 rows.
Stocking stitch (knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows) for 8 rows.
K3tog across row. You will be left with 6 stitches on your needle.
k 1 row.
work 4 rows of stocking stitch.
Now place 3 stitches on each of 2 cocktail sticks.
Add beads at the end if desired, using a tiny amount of glue to secure.
Cut the main yarn to a length of around 1 metre. Starting by wrapping around your finger, make it into a ball.
Cut the cast on yarn to around 2 inches long.
Attach to card
Before you attach your hand knit dress topper to your card, add your lettering. You could use a stamp, stencil or even handwriting to add your lettering. I quite like the alphabet stamps shown in the photo to the right and am going to buy some very soon. I think they are a great idea for card making as you could make wonderful personalised cards and gift tags with them.
I used a hot glue to attach the topper to the card. This was quite fiddly and it is really important to only use a very small amount of glue. Add it to the corners of the dress and then move the knitted fabric to shape it and hide the glue.
Do this very carefully and slowly and it will turn out great.
You can add a little appliqué to the dress like I did or just leave it plain. I think a plain dress would look incredibly minimal and stylish used on a brown card.
And that’s all you have to do to make a very pretty and unique card topper for a baby greetings card. Ideal for the birth of a new baby, or for a baby shower.
Please do let me know if you have a go at knitting this. I found it really fun and will definitely be making some more hand knit card toppers.
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This pattern is featured in the book More Bits and Pieces, 30 fast and easy knitting patterns which you can read for free if you have Kindle Unlimited. There is also a printable PDF available here on Etsy.