Samira – Apricot Baby Bonnet – Free pattern

July 6, 2012 § 43 Comments

I made this bonnet for a very good friend of mine who’s little girl was born 2 days ago on the 4th of July. I couldn’t find a pattern that was quite right so I made one up.

NEWBORN:

Hook: 3.5mm

Yarn: DK / 8 ply

6 MONTHS:

Hook: 4.5mm

Yarn: Worsted / 10 ply

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch: chain

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

Beginning puff stitch: ch2. *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches* Repeat once more. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Puff stitch: *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches* Repeat twice more. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

R1: 12 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.

R2: Beginning puff st (see above). ch 2.  *puff st in next sc. ch 2* repeat 10 times. Join with a sl st to 2nd ch at beginning (12 puff sts formed)

R3: ch 1. 1 sc in top of each cluster. 2 sc in each 2 ch space. Join with a sl st to beginning ch.

R4: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch ) dc in same space. *skip next 2 sc. dc, ch2, dc in same sc* repeat all the way around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of begging ch.

R5: ch 3. 4 dc in each 2 ch space. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch.

R6: Ch 3. Dc in each of the next 36 sts. Leave remaining 11 sts. TURN.

R7: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch) dc into same st. *skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next dc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end.  TURN

R8: ch 3, 2 dc in 2ch space. *skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc (middle of shell from previous row). Skip next 2dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space* repeat until you get to the last 2 ch space. 3 dc in last 2 ch space. TURN

R9: ch 4, dc in same space. *skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end. TURN.

*If you wish, repeat previous two rows for a deeper bonnet – so that the edge comes further towards the forehead.

R10: ch 3, 2 dc in 2 ch space. *skip 2 dc. Sc in next dc. Skip 2 dc. 5 dc in next 2 ch space* repeat until you get to last 2 ch space. 3 dc in last 2 ch space.  Ch 50 (or desired length) for ties. TURN.

R11: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining chs. sc evenly across bottom of bonnet. Ch 50 when you get to the opposite corner. TURN.

R12: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining chs. Sc in each sc made in R10 across the bottom of the bonnet.

Cast off. Weave in ends.


Newborn size with 2 extra rows:

If you have photos you’d wish to share of anything you’ve created using one or more of my patterns I’d LOVE to see them!

Email me: crochetlatte[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au
or upload to the Crochetlatte Flickr group

About these ads

Top Ten Toys

May 16, 2012 § 9 Comments

Top ten free crocheted toy patterns for babies and kiddies.

I’ve decided to do a top ten series, there soooo many kind, talented designers out there offering their patterns for free. The web is a veritable treasure trove such things, there’s no need to go out and spend lots of money on fancy books (although they’re good too) everything is right there waiting to be discovered.

I’ll start with toys. I have made some of these myself and a few are on my to-do list. I love making handmade toys for kiddies, in my experience they are always the ones they treasure the most.

I just love this guy, how could you not. This Valentine Teddy was designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau, her blog All About Ami is just divine and definitely worth a visit. She is one clever lady – she also designed the Spring Bunny below.

From left to right

Baby Snow Dragon by Marjorie Jones – What a perfect present for a little boy (or little girl of course). I just adore those big black dragon eyes.

Kids Crown by Alli Hyer – Technically more of an accessory than a toy but I had to include it. I made this one for Amelie and a matching one for her teddy bear, it was so quick and easy that I’ve made some more since to give to other little princesses.

Spring Bunny by Stephanie Jessica Lau – I LOVE these bunnies, I’ve seen them around a lot but each crochet artist gives them a new personality and adds something a bit different  – so I never get tired of seeing them.

Baby Ball by Hobby Blogo – The classic, trusty old baby ball, every baby should have one. I adore the colours they’ve used for this one. NOTE: You may need google translate for this blog.

Crochet Toadstool by Annaboo’s House – What a cute toadstool! I can just imagine miniature forest creatures having a miniature tea party underneath. I especially like the climbing vine and the little door.

Amigurumi Doughnut by Lion Brand Yarn – You’ll need to sign up for a free subscription for this one but it’s worth it, they have lots of great crochet patterns.

Fruits and Vegetables Basket by Michele Wilcox – To balance out the naughtiness with the crocheted doughnuts. It’s important to have a balanced diet after all.

LOOP Baby Toy by Amy Herbst – These toys are a must for little ones. Plus they are really quick and easy to make!

And last but not least:

Princess Poppy  by  Janette Williams – Isn’t she cute? I’m in the process of making this one for Amelie for her second birthday. I can’t wait to give it to her, I know she will just love it to bits.

Simple Shell Stitch Pixie Bonnet

April 30, 2012 § 36 Comments

 Age: 0 – 3 months

Hook: 3.5mm

Yarn: Worsted / 10 ply (for the chunky look)

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch: Chain

St: Stitch

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Ch 50

R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch **, repeat * to ** to end of row. Turn.
R2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st as ch-3 just made, * skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc (the center st of the 5-dc shell), skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc **, repeat * to ** to end of row, ending the last repeat with 3 dc in last sc, skip turning chain. Turn.
R3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, * skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc **, repeat from * to ** to end of row, ending last repeat with 1 sc in top of the ch-3 turning chain.
R4 – 12: Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively. Cast off and weave in ends

To finish bonnet simply fold in half along foundation chain and stitch together. This seam will be at the back of the bonnet.

TIES (make 2): Ch 40 and attach to corner of bonnet. I used a larger hook and 2 strands of yarn together for this.

Free pattern for booties can be found here.

If you have photos you’d wish to share of anything you’ve created using one or more of my patterns I’d LOVE to see them!

Email me: crochetlatte[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au
or upload to the Crochetlatte Flickr group

Granny Square Bonnet

April 13, 2012 § 4 Comments

As my daughter becomes more and more mobile it has become near impossible to get a good photo of her. I tell her to sit on her chair and stay still for 10 seconds while mummy takes a photo for her blog.  But telling Amelie to sit still is like telling the earth to stop turning or the grass to stop being green, the word ‘still’ is incomprehensible to her. I simply get a look of confusion and a photo of a blurry arm exiting the frame. But I’ve done OK considering.

I found the pattern for this little bonnet here. This was just a test run, I plan to make more in different granny -square-ish colors. Normally I wouldn’t choose this particular color but a found a stash of it at my local op-shop and it was so soft and lovely I couldn’t resist (and at 50cents a ball I couldn’t really go wrong). I only wish the labels had still been attached the yarn is so silky soft I wouldn’t mind getting more.

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with baby at crochetlatte.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 304 other followers