Mini guitar hero

When my friend Charli had a baby, I wanted to make her something suitable for her new little one. As she’s always been a keen singer and likes to play her acoustic guitar I thought I’d make a mini version so that she and her baby could play along together!

I couldn’t find a pattern so I just knitted two wide rectangles for the body and sewed them together in the shape of the body of the guitar. Then I made one long thin piece and folded it over to make the neck of the guitar, leaving a slightly longer bit at the front so I could sew it onto the body to look authentically like the fingerboard.

I appliqued on pieces of felt in the shape of the sound hole and the bit where the strings attach. For the pegs I knitted small squares, rolled them up and sewed them in place when I was making the neck. I made the strings by laying the purple wool in place and stitching it down with thin embroidery thread. I stuffed the whole lot with toy stuffing and included a rattle inside so little Samuel could really make music with his mummy!

Here he is chilling out after what appears to have been a particularly heavy session of rocking out!

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2 thoughts on “Mini guitar hero

    • Hi Rae,

      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner. I’m afraid there isn’t a pattern for the guitar as I made it up off the top of my head!

      You’ll see in the post that I tried to write as many details as I could remember about how I made it, so hopefully that will give you a good place to start. The main part of the guitar is just two rectangles of knitting which I placed right sides together and then sewed up using backstitch in the shape of the body of a guitar, leaving a little gap so I could turn it back the right way and stuff it.

      If you have any specific questions then do let me know and I’ll try to remember what I did!

      Thanks for reading,

      Jo

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