Pirate Costume Including Sword (for age 5-6)

Pirate Costume Including Sword (for age 5-6)

Age 5-6 Pirate Costume Including Sword

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this costume;

  • Hayfield Bonus Chunky– 100g balls in the following colours;
    • Red (2 balls)
    • White (2 balls)
    • Black (1 ball)
    • Aldi DK silver yarn, 50g (holding 2 strands together)
  • 6mm & 6.5mm knitting needles
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing (small amount)
  • Cardboard (for inside the sword)
  • Keyrings to attach accessories (i.e telescope, map holder)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease)
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • s-sl st – surface slip stitch
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • K 2 tog, – knit 2 together
  • P 2 tog – purl 2 together

 

  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for the sword, just work as tightly as possible.
  • The gauge for the knitted items is 13 stitches and 20 rows or stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl)
  • The silver section of the sword is made holding two strands of yarn together
  • The finished jumper is 60cm round and 40cm long, designed for a child age 5-6.

 

  1. Pattern

Jumper Back  – work in red using 6mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 44 44
2 (K 2, p 2) x12 44
3-7 Rep row 2 44
Change to white & 6.5mm needles
8 K 44 44
9 P 44 44
10-13 Rep rows 8 & 9 two more times 44
Change to red
14-19 Repeat rows 8-13 in red 44
20-67 Repeat row 8-19 changing colour every 6 rows 44
You should now have 12 stripes in total
68 Cast of 10 stitches, thread next 24 stitches on to the 6mm needles, cast off remaining 10 stitches 24
Change to red
69 (K 2, p 2) x 6 24
70-72 Rep row 56 24
73 Cast off 24 stitches 0

 

Jumper front – work in red in 6mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 44 44
2 (K 2, p 2) x12 44
3-7 Rep row 2 44
Change to white & 6.5mm needles
8 K 44 44
9 P 44 44
10-11 Rep rows 8-9 44
12 Rep row 8 44
13-49 From this point on follow the graph to get pattern 44
50-73 Rep rows 50-66 of front of jumper 44
Pirate Chart

Pirate Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jumper sleeves – work in red in 6mm needles, make 2

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 30 30
2 (K 2, p 2) x 7, k 2 30
3 (p 2, k 2) x 7, P 2 30
4-7 Rep rows 2-3 30
Switch to white
8 K 30 30
9 P 30 30
10-13 Rep tows 8 & 9 30
Switch to red
14-19 Rep rows 8-9 30
20-61 Rep rows 8-19 30
62 Cast off 30

 

To assemble jumper;

  1. Hold back and front of jumper right sides together and sew the shoulder seems together, these are the 10 stitches cast off in row 68 of the back and front in white.
  2. Sew sides of jumper together, leaving the top 4 stripes of the jumper open
  3. Sew the top rib band together in red, these are made in rows 69-73 of the back and front.
  4. Sew the sleeves into the holes left in step 2 so the right sides are facing each other.
  5. Sew in all the ends from the stripes and graph.

 

Hat  – work in red using 6mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 100 100
2 (k 2, p 2) to end 100
3 K 2 tog, (k2, p2 to last 2 stitches), K 2 tog 98
4 P 2 tog, p 1, (k 2, p 2 to last 3 stitches), p 1, P 2 tog 96
5 K 2 tog, (p 2, k 2 to last 2 stitches) k 2 tog 94
6 P 2 tog, p1 (k2, p2 to last 3 stitches), p 1, p 2 tog 92
7 K 2 tog, (p 2, k 2, to last 2 stitches) k 2 tog 90
Change to white and 6.5mm needles
8 Cast off 10 stitches, k 70, cast off 10 stitches 70
9 P 70 70
10 K 70 70
11 P 70 70
12 K 70 70
13 P 70 70
Change to red
14-19 Rep rows 8-13 70
Change to white
20-25 Rep rows 8-13 70
Change to red
26-29 Rep rows 8-11 70
30 K2 tog all the way across 35
31 P 2 tog, all the way across, p 1 18

 

To assemble the hat;

 

  1. Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread end to a needle and weave through all the stitches on the needle, pull to close the top of the hat
  2. Fold the hat in half with the right sides facing each other and making sure the tails created in row 8 (cast of sections) are facing inwards, sew the edges of the hat together.
  3. Sew in all ends and turn the hat in the right way
  4. Tie the tails together to create the bandana look

 

Belt  – work in black using 6.5mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 180 180
2 K 180 180
3 P 180 180
4 K 180 180
5 P 180 180
6 K 180 180
7 P 180 180
8 K 180 180
9 P 180 180
10 Cast off 180 0

 

To assemble to belt;

  1. Fold the belt in half lengthwise and skipping the 1st 10 stitches, sew shut, leaving around 20 stitches left unworked at the end.
  2. Repeat step 1 with the opposite side of the belt.
  3. To secure the belt thread the ends left unsewn through the hole created at the fold and tie.
  4. To create sword hold, knit a rectangle as follows 10 stitches wide and 8 rows long of alternating K & P then sew the smaller ends to the belt, leave the longer ends open to put the sword through.
  5. If you require the belt to hold accessories, like a map holder or telescope, add a couple of yarn loops to the belt sewing them shut and add key rings on the end.

 

Sword  – work in black using 4mm crochet hook

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4-12 In b/l only sc around 18
Stuff handle
Switch to silver (holding 2 strands)
13-46 Sc around 18
Cut a piece of thick cardboard to fit inside the sword and insert it at this point inside the silver section
47 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
48 (sc dec) x 6 6
Cast off and sew shut

 

Sword decoration – in silver

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Surface single crochet around the last black row before you change to silver 18
2 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 24
3 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 30
4 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 36
5 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 42
6 6 sc, turn 6
7-26 Sc across, turn 6
27 Surface single crochet to the top of the black section to complete the handle.

 

  1. To finish off the sword, s-sl st down the middle of both sides of the blade.
  2. Sew in all ends.
  3. The sword should fit inside the holder created on the belt.

 

 

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