As you know I get so busy I forget to post new things. I tend to finish one project and jump right into the next with out remembering to share some pictures and best of all the links to those project /patterns…
First project I finished was simple crochet baby bandana’s something super quick to have in my house stash for the unexpected baby gift my mom tends to call me about that she needs me to whip up something in 24 hours so she can give it the next day for the baby shower?…(why do people who don’t crochet always assume we can crochet a baby blanket in 24 hours?)
The second/third project was a gift for a friends little girl crochet easter basket and crochet puffy bunnies to go with them upon completing them I ended up making a second one for a co-workers little girl who is the same age 3…
The fourth/fifth projects ended up being crochet apron style halter tops for the little girl’s I mentioned above I tested out 2 different sizes as I was not to sure how much bigger a 5/6 size was to a 3/4 size was going to be..These tops took less then 1 skein of yarn and just over a 66 inches or 5.5 feet of ribbon for the strap….
The sixth and seventh projects were for one of the kid’s above mom a quick gifts too I made adult halter top and one sun top for spring /summer…I was not to sure of her size M or L so I added extra rows and a made them both a little longer estimating she maybe 34-36 size…
A friend’s little girl will be in needs of some stylish winter outfits…
This is what I came up with…
Pattern for Poncho & Pixie Hat & Hipster Purse
I wanted/needed to make my niece a little girls shrug but I had no pattern so I grabbed the one I used for toddler and decided to modify it…Upped it to a size 10-12 matching it to a Girls shirt of the same size to make sure it would work and then added a button to make sure it will stay on her better 🙂
I just finished this baby newborn vest pattern….Love it see many more being made in the future to give to as gifts next time I will try the color change as well….Pattern
I had to increase the hook size by one from H to I to get the right size…and a 2 rows of single crochet around the whole vest skipping the the pattern instructions on the button hole options…..
Chest measurement is 16 inches–>9 tall and 9 wide
Here are the last 4 times made…..Well it has been interesting making preemie clothes it is very hard to visualize for me something so small. I have been working hard to give the parents a few ready to wear clothes.My DD also helped w/ making a baby blanket as well as a 2 sets of baby booties in different sizes… I will be giving them today to my co-worker so he can get them ready to ship to the grand baby…
Run Down of what was crocheted up..
Star Stitch Blanket- green and white
Preemie Cocoon Sack- purple
1 dress cocoon sleeper sack- hot pink
Preemie Long bubble dress-white
4 Preemie Bubble Dress-various colors
Preemie 2 pair of baby slippers-white and purple
Preemie Long Shell Stitch Dress- white and pink
1 Newborn Angel Baby Set w/ bloomers
1 Newborn Angel Baby Set w/ bloomers & granny style hat
1 preemie bonnet in purple
I am thinking a need some preemie bloomers and a preemie hats :O) all this can be done today…wish me luck…Only had time for the bloomers :O) but I will make the baby hats and he can mail them out later :O)
I decided to make a few of the Newborn Angel wing dress sets to give my co-worker for the preemie I was making baby clothes for since I know the baby will grow fast :O) so Bloomers and a Spring Baby hat …
My DD is also helping me to whip a few things and this is the first thing she finished Star Stitch Blanket… she took the concept of a star stitch pattern and winged it she does this alot :O) So proud of she is now learning to knit just because as well :O)
On my adventure in preemie clothes I decided that I needed to make a sleep sack aka cocoon for the parents. These little sacks can keep baby warm plus you’re not having to try and keep baby wrapped just slide baby in and tada! Perfect every time plus babies love to be swaddled and this is pretty close to that as well. The next part of the challenge was finding a good pattern and getting the right measurements so after lots of searching I found this helpful chart from Bev’s Country Cottage
Preemie 4-5 LBS NECK TO FEET: 14.25 inches
The sleep sack I made was 12 inches length & 6.5 inches wide as the sack yarn stretch-ability. I will be making one in newborn size as well for baby to grow into which will measure 15.5″ Length & 9.5 inch” across middle.
I used this pattern basic pattern concept from Cosy Newborn Cocoon from Laura Tegg and I modified just by changing the hook size to a G and yet again I change the stitch from half dc to single to keep baby warmer as well as I worked in the round vs doing joining’s after each row as I prefer no seam line…Thanks for sharing your nice pattern Laura…
Measurements 12 inches long
Measurements 6.5 inches wide