Frill top newborn socks

To make newborn size I used a 5mm hook

Ch2 4hdc into second chain from hook

Round 1: 2 hdc in each hdc around (do not ch1 or join)
Round 2: 1 hdc in next hdc 2 in next hdc around
Round 3: 1 hdc in next 2 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 4:1 hdc in next 3 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Rounds 5-20hdc in each hdc around
Round 21: hdc in each hdc around
Round 22 3 hdc in each hdc around fasten off.

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Toddler crochet slipper booties

To make size for about an 18 month old I used a 5mm hook.

Ch2 and 6hdc in second ch from hook
Round 1: 2 hdc in each hdc around (do not ch1 or join)
Round 2: 1 hdc in next hdc 2 hdc in next around
Round 3: 1 hdc in next 2 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 4: 1 hdc in next 3 hdc 2 hdc in next hdc around
Round 5-11 : hdc in each hdc around
Round 12: hdc in first 21 hdc  ch1 turn(so you are creating an opening for the foot)
Row 13: hdc in each across the back of the booties (so 21 hdc) ch1 turn
Row 14- 22: hdc in each across ch1 turn, fasten off at the end of row 22

sew up the back of the bootie.

A the top of each bootie around the top edge do a round of sc, then a round of sc ch3 in each sc around fasten off

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Festive baby bonnet

A sort of festive looking baby bonnet in newborn size

white cream ch3 join to form a ring
12 hdc in ring
round 1 2hdc in each stitch around ch1
round 2 *2 hdc in  next  hdc, hdc in next* repeat from * to * around ch1
round 3 *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc* repeat from * to * around ch1
round 4 *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc* repeat from * to * around ch1
round 5 *2hdc in next hdc hdc in next 4 hdc* repeat from * to * around ch1
round 6 hdc in each hdc around ch1
fasten off
attach red into any hdc
round 7 3dc into next ndc ch1 *skip 1 hdc 3dc into next hdc* repeat from * to * around  fasten off
attach cream to the hdc row beneath the previous row (so that the red is a frill above the row)
round 8-1- hdc in each hdc chain around ch1
row 9 hdc in the next 43 hdc ch1 turn (this now makes the top of the bonnet so the neck is left open)
row 10- 20 hdc in each hdc across ch 1 turn fasten off.

making the ties
attach to one side of front of bonnet ch 30
row 1 hdc in each ch across fasten off

repeat on the other side

edging
attach red in any hdc and do a row of sc all the way around the edges of the bonnet and the ties fasten off.

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Hospital bag hat number one – done!

Well baby number five is on HER (yes thats 4 daughters and 1 son in our family now!) way at the end of February so baby crafting can start in earnest.

A very simple pattern but a really pretty little hat thanks to the wool i found cheap in aldi!.
Pattern used can be found HERE

My first baby item done woo!

I have loads of this wool left so expect more pink and dotty items soon..

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Recycled nighty to baby girl christmas stocking

Since I am trying to save money on christmas this year I have been trying to think what I can make out of materials I have lying around rather than run out and buy. Since last year the children decided it would be a good idea to wear the christmas stockings like socks (and rip holes in the bottom of two of them!) I need to replace two christmas stockings.

This stocking is made out of a nighty that was too small and is intended for Emily who will be 16 months old  at christmas.

The stocking shape i simply drew around one of the surviving stockings from last year (to ensure there were no “but hers is BIGGER than mine” arguments) and the pocket was just cut from the front of the nighty and sewn on. The edging around the top was just the edging around the neck of the nighty.

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Crochet Iphone case

Not one of the greatest but not a total disaster! you could probably get a much neater result with a smaller hook but this was very quick only taking around 45 minutes from start to finish (including chatting with a toddler!)

Using a 5mm hook. ch27
row 1 dc in second ch from hook and each ch across ch2
rows2 – 16 dc in second dc from hook and each dc across ch2 turn
fasten off

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