Teal and Purple Baby Blanket

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I made this quite some time ago for my sweet little niece. This pattern is from Vickie Howell (her Sheepish yarn is no longer carried in-store) using her Sheepish yarn. I ended up using a very soft acrylic since a … Continue reading

Baby Heart Dress with Matching Diaper Cover

I saw this pattern while on pinterest, and I knew I had to make my own version of it! It took me several months to get it finished. And I finally got it done in August 2014, and I am just now getting around to writing about it!

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I used Vickie Howell’s cottonish yarn in Grey T-Shirt and Cotton Gin, size E crochet hook, x3 1/2″ matching buttons, and crocheted this in the 12 months size.

So here are my notes about this pattern:

  1. Working with dk cotton yarn and a small hook works up a little slower than I’d like, not a con, just a note.
  2. The beret needed another row or two of dc to fit my child’s head properly.
  3. I had to block it like crazy (and after each wash) to get the dress to lay flat and not pull since it is mainly crocheted in the round. I don’t know about you, but no matter how I join in the round (and I’ve tried several methods), my work on this project pulled to the right something fierce (I crochet left-handed).

Then… I made a matching diaper cover. Yay! I based it on Elizabeth Alan’s princess diaper cover. I changed it up a bit since the pattern is just sewing together two of the same sides. Ahm, I don’t know any 12-month size baby who whose front side is the same shape as their back side. Not to mention those chunky thighs. So, I made adjustments. And yes, I used the 1/8″ elastic, as suggested in the pattern for the larger sizes.

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Here is a photo of my little monkey modeling the dress (this is before she was walking, and she wouldn’t keep the hat on for long enough to take the photo):

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Newborn Baby Boy Crochet Hat & Booties Set

Newborn Baby Boy Crochet Hat

2016 Updated Hat

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Update 2016 Apr:

Note: This is for the newborn size hat, and I used the recommended size H crochet hook.

Follow the instructions from this pattern through round 11, which will leave you with 40 sts on the last round.

Rounds 12-13) sc camel st*, join with ss to 1st sc.

*Not familiar with the camel st? Please see this video or give it a google search.*

Fasten off after Round 13.

Brim (switch to size G or a smaller hook size than what you used for the hat):

Join yarn to 12th sc from prev round. NOTE: join yarn in the hump behind the 12th sc as in the camel st.

Row 1) This is crocheted as the camel st (crocheting in the hump on the back side of each st from the previous round). ch 1, sc in same st, sc, *hdc, 2hdc* repeated 3 times, 2 hdc, *2hdc, hdc* repeated 3 times, sc 2, turn, 24 sts total.

Row 2) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn, 22 sts total.

Row 3) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, 20 sts total. Fasten off.

Switch to accent color (if desired).

Join yarn with H hook to 1st sc (back hump as in camel st) from Rnd 13.

Round 14) ch 1, sc camel st in same st as join, sc camel st all the way around, join with ss to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Optional: Sew buttons to brim.

Original Post:

I love making crocheted gifts for others.  I made this hat and bootie set in newborn size for a friend of mine due next month.  The bootie pattern is from the designer Elizabeth Alan here at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-boy-shoes-little-mister-loafers ($5.95).

The beanie pattern is from this website: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-pattern-vertical-stripes-beanie.html .  This pattern is available for free, however I added a brim to the hat based on this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-newsboy-beanie-little-sport-newsboy-hat .

These were crocheted in Martha Stewart’s wool blend yarn.  I purchased the buttons from Jo-Ann’s.

Hopefully the size works out and that these items get some use!

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