Chunky yarn for the boat, I used size 8mm needles for this chunky yarn
2 double pointed 4mm needles to knit th i-cord for the mast
Handspun green yarn for the sail
Wool needle for sewing up
Pipe cleaner to keep the mast straight
Boat Pattern: (Knit 2)
Cast on 10 stitches in chunky yarn
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Increase into the first stitch, knit across the row and increase into the last stitch. (12 stitches)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Increase into the first stitch, knit across the row and increase into the last stitch. (14 stitches)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Increase into the first stitch, knit across the row and increase into the last stitch. (16 stitches)
Sew the two knitted boat pieces right sides together on the sides and underneath.
Turn inside out so that the right sides are on the outside. There’s your boat:)
Turn inside out again and pick up 4 stitches in the middle of the boat with your double pointed needle and attach the yarn for the mast.
Knit an i-cord for about 4.5 to 5 inches for the mast.
Push a pipe cleaner into the top of the mast, if it is difficult, push a long, thick wool needle down at the same time to guide the pipe cleaner in. Trim the pipe cleaner once it has reached the base of the boat. Cast off the i-cord and sew the top closed.
I knitted the sail in green handspun yarn with size 4mm needles.
Cast on 12 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (11 stitches)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (10 stitches)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (9 stitches)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (8 stitches)
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (7 stitches)
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (6 stitches)
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (5 stitches)
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (4 stitches)
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: Knit row, knit 2 stitches together at the end of the row. (3 stitches)
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together. (2 stitches)
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: Knit 2 stitches together.
Sew the sail onto the mast as seen in the photo, sew in all the ends and you are finished:) Just think how many colours you can knit these little boats in, oh my, the possibilities are endless:)
Please note this pattern is copywritten, it is for personal use only, thank you.
Have a wonderful day:)
That’s so cute 🙂 I’m trying to work out a way to waterproof it so that it can go sailing on the lake now 😉
Lovely and simple too, thanks for the tutorial – will have to add this to the “to do” list x
I’ve seen a boat pattern in a book but more complex so would take me longer to get around to 😉
i love it!!
thanks for sharing :))
My 2 1/2 year old son is going to love this! Thank you so for sharing this! 🙂
This is adorable Linda!
Uma graça esse veleiro. Parabéns pelo blog e pelos trabalhos. Quando puder venha visitar o meu
How I love this! And how creative. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!
Oh! This is sweet. You’ve got me wanting to get out my knitting needles once more.
I am so loving this…perfect for my Summer Nature/Seasonal table. Another Awesome creation. Thanks for sharing.
With All That I Am
Carrie “Forrest-Dweller” Duvall
The Handmade Homemaker
I’m always amazed at what you come up with! I love the boat…
Yet another gorgeous idea!
Thank you, this will have to go on my To Do (sooner rather than later) List ღ
What a sweet boat this is.
Oh, I totally love this little boat!
Just adorable! I love your patterns. As soon as the TdF is over I hope to finally knit my Alpaca. I just don’t have enough hours in the day…now, off to work. Have a wonderful weekend.
The sailboat is very sweet! Your photograph is perfect.
It’s cute … without the sail or mast, it looked like a wee elf shoe!
Just to sweet Number One Creative Mama!
Cunning. And what I love about these small projects is the learning I do, making them.
Such an adorable little boat. Thank you for sharing it. I’ll bet some little person I know would love one. Off to look through the remnants.
I love it ! Thanks for the pattern 🙂
the sailors in my life are going to get some of these. i am really glad i have found you. i certainly am enjoying your blog.
Dear Linda, I hope you will like it… http://waldorfbyme.blogspot.com/2012/04/pleteni-brod.html
Best regards from Croatia,
My 1 year old Great Grandson will love this. Thank you New Zealand
Linda, It is wonderful to have one of your knitting creations picked for a book. Thank you for the pattern of the sailboat; your photo tutorials are always so good. You are so creative and keep us in mind to tell us when the book comes out! Still reading your blog and enjoying all that you and your family do. Delightful! Miss you.
Chat soon. xx
This was a knitting pattern in a book I just read. It is really cute stocking stuffer Iwould like to make for my grandson but I have a question… What is an I-cord? I see it is for mast but is it done in round? Would appreciate assistance! Thanks Nana
I’m so glad you like the pattern 🙂
Here is a tutorial on how to knit an i-cord , once you get going it’s really easy.
Thank you for sharing the pattern of the sweet little sail boat; am currently sitting snuggled under a blanket, knitting the little sail boat. I have knitted a number of your patterns and always enjoy the projects, thank you for your clear instructions too .
Another lovely pattern
warm regards, Lisa
Thanks so much Lisa 🙂