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December 7, 2012 § 3 Comments

Crochet Collar 2

Before I start with the patterns for boys I want to share a pattern for this crocheted collar I made for my daughter. I’m still putting the finishing touches on it but I should be up within the next few days.

Crochet Collar 2

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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:

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Crochet Collar

June 4, 2012 § 6 Comments

My daughter wearing one of the MANY crochet collars I’ve made using this free pattern.

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.

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Vintage Baby Flower Bonnet

March 22, 2012 § 19 Comments

free crochet pattern

I adapted this pattern from one I found in a vintage book. I considered selling it on ETSY but I’ve been crocheting for 2 years now and everything I’ve learnt I’ve done so through free tutorials and patterns. So I thought I’d give something back. Excuse the colours in some of these photographs, I used 35mm Lomo film.

free crochet pattern

Hook size: 2mm

Age: Approx 6-12 months (my models a bit older but she has a tiny head)

Yarn: 4ply

ABBREVIATIONS

SC: Single crochet

DC: Double crochet

HDC: Half double crochet

St(s): Stitch(s)

Ch: Chain

Sl st: Slip stitich

SIDE PANEL (make 2)

9ch. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a circle.

R1: 2ch to count as first SC. Work 15 SC into circle. Join with a sl st to 2nd of first 2ch.

R2: 7ch to count as first DC and 4ch sp. *Miss 1 SC, 1 DC into next SC, 4ch*  repeat  6 more times. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 7ch.

(8 DC and 8 sp)

R3: Work (1SC, 7DC, 1SC) in each 4ch loop to end. Join with a sl st to first SC.

R4: *6ch, keeping 6ch at back of work make 1SC between petals* Repeat 7 more times. Work last SC into first ch.

R5: Work (1SC, 9DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.

R6: Same as R4

R7: Word (1SC, 13DC, 1SC) into each 6ch loop to end.

Cast of.

Join yarn for leaves to center of one petal.

R8: 1SC into same place as join. *(7ch, work 1 DC into second ch from hook and  next 5ch, 1SC into same place as last SC) twice, 7ch, 1DC into center of next petal* repeat 7 more times. Join with a sl st to first SC.

Cast of.

Join year for main body of bonnet to top of first leaf of a group of 2.

R9: 1SC into same place as join. *6ch, 1SC into top of next leaf, 4ch, 1SC into to of next leaf* repeat to end. Join with a sl st to first SC. (96sts)

R10: 3ch (counts as first DC). Work 1DC in each SC to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (112 sts)

R11: 3ch (counts as first DC).  Work 1 DC into next 6DC, 2DC in next DC.  *1 DC into next 7DC, 2DC in next DC* Repeat to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd of first 3ch. (126 sts)

Cast off.

CENTER PANEL

20ch

R1: 1DC into 3rd ch from hook. 1DC into each ch to end.

R2: 3ch (counts as first DC). 1 DC into each DC to end. Turn.

R3 – R34: Repeat R2.

Cast off.

Join center panel to side panels along 5 petal groups, leaving other 3 groups free.

EDGING

Attach yarn to edge of bonnet. 3ch  sl st into 3rd ch from hook. Sl st into next 3 stitches. Repeat all the way around the edge of bonnet. Join with a sl st. Cast off.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

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Toddler Fingerless Gloves

March 18, 2012 § 46 Comments

free crochet pattern

OK, so this is my first ever pattern. Usually I just wing it and hope for the best but this time I actually wrote it down. I made these fingerless gloves for my daughter who is 20 months but they could fit a 2 year old. Please let me know if you find any errors. And PLEASE do not sell this design as your own.

free crochet pattern

Hook Size: 3mm

Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply

Age: Approx 24 months

ABBREVIATIONS

SC: Single crochet

DC: Double crochet

HDC: Half double crochet

St(s): Stitch(s)

Ch: Chain

YO: Yarn over

Sl st: Slip stitich

Cluster: *YO insert hook in st , YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops only* repeat 3 more times in same st. YO and pull through all 5 loops on hook. 1 cluster formed

FRONT PANEL (make 2):

Ch 4. Join to beginning of chain with a sl st to form a ring.

R1: Ch 1. 12 SC  in the ring. join with a sl st (12 Sts).

R2: Ch 1. 1 SC in each SC, join with a sl st (12 Sts).

R3: Ch3. *YO insert hook in same st , YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops only* repeat 2 more times, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Ch 3.*cluster in next st. Ch3 * repeat to last st on round. Join with sl st. (12 clusters formed).

R4:  Ch 1. *2 SC in 3 ch space. 1 SC in top of cluster* repeat 11 times. Join with sl st.

R5:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 DC + 1 Ch). *1 DC , 1 Ch in same st* 3 times. *Skip next St. 1 HDC in next st. 1 SC in next 4 sts. 1 HDC in next st. Ch 1. Skip next St. 1 DC  + 1 Ch 4 times in next stitch * repeat 2 more times. Skip next st. 1HDC in next st. 1 SC in next 4 sts. 1 HDC in next st. Ch 1. Skip next st. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch.

R6: Sl st acrocss next 2 sts to the middle 1 Ch space of previous row. Ch 2. *1 SC. 1 Ch * 3 times in same 1ch space. Ch 1 more. Skip next two sts. I SC in next 1 Ch space and in next 6 sts. 1 SC in next 1 Ch space. Ch 2. Skip 2 sts. In the middle 1 Ch space of previous row: 1SC and 1Ch 4 times. Ch 1 more. Skip next 2 sts. 1 SC in next 1Ch space and in next 6 sts. 1 SC in next 1 Ch space. Ch 2.* repeat 2 more times. Join with a sl st.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

BACK PANEL (make 2):

Ch 17

R1: SC in second ch from hook.  1 SC in each st to end of row. Ch1. Turn. (16 sts).

R2 – R7: 1 SC in each st to end of row. Ch 1. Turn.

R:8: Ch 7. Skip next 6 Sts. SC in each st to end of row. Ch. Turn.

R 9 – R17: 1 SC in each st to end of row. Ch 1. Turn.

R18: 1 SC in each st to end of row.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

SHAPE THUMB:

Attach yarn to any st on thumb hole.

R1 – R2:  Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end.  Join with sl st.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

Stitch the sides of the front and back panel together. Make sure thumb hole is on the opposite side with the second glove.

TOP:

Attach yarn to any st on top of glove

R1 – R3: Ch 1. SC in each st to end of row. Join with sl st.

R4: SC in each st to end or row.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

BOTTOM (make 2):

Ch 11.

R1: SC in second chain from hook. SC in each st to end of row.

R2 – 30: Ch 1. Turn. SC in BACK LOOP ONLY in each st to end of row. (10 sts).

You can add a few more rows to make this bit bigger if you wish (my daughter has skinny wrists)

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

Sew bottom to top half of glove.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

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