Thursday, January 19, 2017
Good afternoon lovelies!
Wow it's been a busy few weeks. We just got back from our first family vacation in 2 years! Woah! So much fun though, but not a lot of time for crochet, so I'm sorry we missed a week there.
Today's pattern is something that's been on my todo list for a long time, and has been requested a few times over the years. Short overalls! Oh my word, these are just all sorts of adorable! They would be great as everyday wear, but also fantastic as a photography prop!
The doll I use wears a cloth diaper too, so you know it'll fit over babies butt!
It's simple enough to make, but it does use the best part of a ball of Red Heart Super Saver, so make sure you have enough on hand. They have ribbing around the back of the waist and the legs to help with fit.
Sized To Fit:
You Will Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Blue Tones
1: Ch17, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and each across. -15dc 2cm wide. 11cm long
Count the starting chain as a stitch from here
2-4: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 15dc, 6cm wide, 11cm long
5: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across, ch40, careful not to twist, join to the top of the ch3. - 55 stitches
6: Ch3, dc in the first 15 stitches, dc in the next 40 chains, join to the top of the ch3. 55dc
7: Ch3, dc in the first 15 stitches, *fpdc around the next stitch, bpdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.
8: Repeat round 7.
9-16: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of the ch3. - 55dc, 23.5cm from row 1-16. 15.5cm from row 6-16. 24cm across at the widest point.
17: Ch3, dc in the next 10 stitches, skip the next skip the next 29 stitches, dc in the last 15 stitches, join to the top of the ch3. First leg started. - 26dc
18: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of the ch3. - 26dc
19: Ch3, *fpdc around the next stitch, bpdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.
20: Ch1, *fpsc around the next stitch, bpsc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch1. End off, First leg complete. -26 stitches, 6cm from rounds 17-20, leg is 10cm wide.
21: With the front facing up, rejoin your yarn (with a long tail to sew closed gap) to the second unworked stitch (see photo below) and chain 3, dc in the next 25 stitches, join to the top of the ch3. - 26dc
22-24: Repeat rounds 18-20 to complete the second leg. Sew the gap closed.
To make the straps:
1: Mark off the centre 9 stitches at the back of the overalls (see photo below) and join your yarn to the first one (to the right) Ch3, dc into the next 8 stitches. - 9 dc (counting the starting chain)
2-5: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 9dc
6: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 3 stitches. Leave the rest unworked. - 4dc
7-17: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 4dc
End off at the end of row 17 and rejoin the yarn to the outermost unworked stitch of row 6.
Repeat rows 6-17 for the second strap.
End off, weave in all tails.
Where you place the buttons comes down to your own personal preference. The dc spaces are large enough to work as button holes. I prefer to place my buttons on the strap and have it sitting behind the bib, but you may like to sew your buttons onto the bib and have the strap on the front. Either way is fine.
To finish off your overalls and add some neatness to the edges, join your yarn to any stitch on the top of the bib, and ch1, sc around the entire bib, the side of the overalls, evenly around both straps, across the second side of the overalls and back to where you started on the bib.Weave in all tails and you're done!
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Good morning beautiful people.
Well, here it is, the first pattern for 2017! I'm hoping for big things this year here on the blog, so lets see if we can pull them off! This year will be a mixed bag, as far as the blog goes. Preemie items like usual, but I want to throw in some more variety. Newborn items, props, DIY's, more dolls clothing, more recipe reviews, more of everything, and why not! I love to share these kinds of things with you all, and Im sure this year, like the last, will be full of fantastic posts and projects!! Preemie pattern wise, I want to try an focus on the smaller sizes, that often gets overlooked.
Today's pattern was designed after reading a post at Project Robby asking for cocoon patterns. Now I know I have a couple, and they get used so very much, but there could always be more. This is the first, and I'll have a new one every month this year. Lots of sizes and styles for wee babies. I'm not sure if you guys remember, but 2 years ago I made a hat for the hat drive using the flower pattern, and I said then I wanted to rework it into a cocoon, and Im so glad I did, it worked so well! You could use matching flower colours, different shades like I have here, or 2 completely different colours. I'm sure all options would work well.
Sized To Fit:
16/17 Weeks Gestation
You Will Need:
DK/8ply yarn in a main colour (white) and a small amount of green and pinks for the flowers.
2 buttons for closing. (you could also use ribbon, or lengths of chained yarn for ties)
Special Stitches: DC3TG CLUSTER: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two, (3 loops left on hook), yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two, (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops.
1: Into a magic ring, ch2, dc 9 times, join to the first dc. - 9dc 3cm across
2: Ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the first dc. -18dc 5.5cm across
3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat from * to * around, join to the first dc. -27dc 7.5cm
4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 2 stitchs, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat from * to * around, join to the first dc. - 36dc 10cm across
5: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitchs, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 3 stitchs, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat from * to * around, join to the first dc. - 45dc 12cm across
6. ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in each stitch around, do not join. - 45dc
Change to green yarn
7: Ch3, turn, skip 2 stitches, *(dc, ch1, dc) in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch.
Change to pink yarn
8: Ch5 (counts as first dc and ch2), turn, *DC3TG cluster in the next ch1 space, ch2*, repeat across, dc into the ch3 from the previous round.
Change to white yarn
9: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch and chain across, the last stitch will be in the 3rd chain from the previous row. - 45hdc
10: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 45dc
11-14: Repeat rows 7 to 10
15: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across.
16: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across, 2sc in the last stitch, then sc evenly down the side of the opening, until you reach the bottom, sc once in the space between both sides and then sc evenly back up the other side of the opening, joining to the first sc. End off and weave in all tails. Completed size 13.5cm across the top, 18cm in length.
Attach buttons. I used the spaces in the dc's for "buttonholes" you could always use the gaps in the green or pink also.