Friday, February 21, 2014

Striped Kimono




Hello wonderful people!

Firstly, so very sorry that today's post is a bit late! Its been one of them weeks, trying to get all my software reinstalled and everything set up the way I like it! Happy to say it is all done and Ill be back to our regular program!

Today's pattern is for a little kimono styled gown or top depending on the length you want. It is designed to fit a premature baby of  20 weeks gestation but the closest doll I have at the moment is 18 weeks, which is why it looks a bit big on the doll. Hopefully in a few weeks time Ill have a 20 week doll as well. I hand stitch them so it'll be a time thing :)


Anyway here we go!

Striped Kimono

11.5cm wide, 15 cm long from neckline to hem.
20 Weeks gestation


Dk weight yarn in main and contrasting colours
4mm hook
2 small buttons (optional)
ch3 does not count in stitch count

R1: Ch34, dc in the 3rd chain from hook and the next 4 chains, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next chain, dc in the next 5 chains, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next chain, dc in the next 9 chains, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next chain, dc in the next 5 chains, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next chain, dc in the last 4 chains. (36 dc’s counting ch3)

R2: Ch3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the ch2 gap, dc in the next 7 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 11 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 7 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the last 6 stitches. (44 dc’s)

Change to contrasting colour

R3: Ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 9 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 13 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 9 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next ch2 gap, dc in the last 6 stitches. (52 dc’s)

Change to main colour

R4: Ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, dc in the ch2 gap, ch2, skip the next lot of stitches and dc into the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 15 stitches, dc in the ch2 gap, ch2, skip the next lot of stitches and dc into the next ch2 gap, dc in the next 7 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch. (35)

R5: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in each stitch and chain across (40)

Change to contrasting colour

R6: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across until the last stitch, 2dc in the last stitch (41)

Change to main colour

R7: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in each remaining stitch across

R8: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across until the last stitch, 2dc in the last stitch

Change to contrasting colour

R9: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across

Change to main colour

R10-14: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across

End off. Attach either buttons or ties


4 comments:

  1. Hello, I have just started crocheting clothes for my local Maternity Dept in memory of my son who died 28 years ago. Could you let me know where you get your gestational dolls from please?
    Thanks very much
    Lea

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  2. How many rows would you suggest for just a top instead of a gown please? I love all your patterns and use them to make items for Cuddles for Preemies and Angels in the UK xx

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  3. I love your blog and have made many of your patterns for my local SCBU, so firstly - THANK YOU. You say in this post that you hand make your dolls to show your patterns, do you have a pattern that you could share for them, or can you direct me to where I can find a pattern?

    TIA

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