large sewing/darning needle
KFB: Knit into front and back of stitch — to make 2 stitches where there was 1. (Also known as increase)
K2Tog: Knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
P2Tog: Purl 2 stitches together (decrease)
BO: Bind/cast off
These little homes are made by knitting 2 house shapes then sewing them together. Here's how to make a house shape:
In roof colour (yellow - or your choice!) cast on 2 stitches. Leave a long tail (for sewing houses together or for hanging tag).
Row 1: KFB (increase). Knit to last stitch, KFB (increase).
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat these 2 rows until there are 12 stitches (10 rows total).
Row 11: In house colour (turquoise - or your choice!) knit all 12 stitches.
Row 12: (Continuing in house colour until the end.) Purl all 12 stitches.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: Purl.
Row 19: Knit.
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21 : BO 12. Bind/cast off all 12 stitches (in a knit BO).
Repeat to make the second house.
SEWING THE HOUSES:
Sew windows and door on one house (optional).
Sew a C (for Yes on Prop C!) on the other house (optional).
Sew these two houses together along perimeter (right sides facing out) all the way around.
For a plump home: Before you complete sewing the houses together, stuff home with filling then sew the gap closed.
The long threads can be used to hang the home (from a tree or fence or bulletin board!) and attach the Yes on Prop C tag.