Huge bow toddler head band

This big bow headband used up the leftovers of a ball of wool and although perhaps not the most practical of headwear (!) beth loved it. I admit the photo isnt the best – my children are not the type to pose nicely for photos sadly! in the end i distracted her with Peppa pig and snapped her on the couch…


 

using 4mm hook

ch140

row 1 dc, ch1 miss next ch dc in next (repeat to end)
row 2-6 slip stitch in first ch1 space, ch2, dc ch1 in each ch1 space across to the last leaving the last ch1 space unworked
fasten off and sew end together so the cross to form the bottom of the bow.

bow:
ch12
row 1 dc in first ch ch1 skip next ch, dc in next (repeat across) ch2 turn
row 215 dc ch1 in eac h chain space across ch2 turn
fasten off

centre of bow

ch4

row 1-6 dc in each across then join  into a ring

fasten off

thread the bow through the centre ring then attach into the headband!

 

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Summer frill skirt

I made this little skirt to use up some scraps of DK wool i had. I made it pretty short as it is summer (or meant to be if it ever stops raining!) and you dont really want a long woolen skirt in the summer!. You could easily make it a little longer by just adding more round to the skirt part. I made this one to fit Rosie who is 3 months.

using a 4mm hook Ch 78 and join to form a ring ch1.

Rounds 1 and 2, hdc in each stitch around, ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch.
Rounds 3 – 7,*hdc, ch1 hdc* in each hdc around ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch. Change colours as desired.
Round 8 hdc in each ch sp and hdc around ch1 and slip stitch to starting ch.
Round 9 *dc, ch1, dc* in each hdc around ch1 attach to start ch. ch1
Round 10 dc in each dc and ch sp around do not ch1 or on join from now on nust work in one continous round.
Round 11 – desired length dc in each dc around (i changed colour for the last round to give the edging)

fasten off.

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Rosemary’s Rosie Top Newborn Summer Dress

 

 

 

This dress is a little pinafore style dress, Rosie will be wearing it with a long sleeved top and tights (since its February) but it would actually make a perfect little dress for a summer born baby. Rosie is around 6.5 pounds in this photo so as you can see the size is suitable for a small newborn or premature baby. To make it bigger it would be a simple case of increasing the starting chains and making the skirt longer as there are no complex parts to increase.
using 5mm hook

Top Front
Ch34

Row 1 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 2 -3 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 4 sc in firs 6 sc, change to green and sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, chang to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 5 sc in first 4 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 6 -13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn.

fasten off

Top Back

ch 34
sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 1 sc in each ch across ch1 turn
Row 2-13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Do not fasten off

Straps
Row 1
slip stitch ito first 5 sc, ch1 sc in next 4sc ch1 turn
Row 2 – 23 sc in each sc across (4sc) ch1 turn

fasten off

on the other side, skip the first 5 sc and attach wool.

Row 1 -23

sc in each sc across ch1 turn

fasten off.

join the front and back together

Top edging

in pink sc around the edges of the neck and arm straps.

Skirt
(working in round around the bottom of the top)

Round 1 in pink attach wool to bottom of the top section. Ch2 dc in next ch, *ch1 skip next ch dc in next ch*. repeat from * to * around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 2 in cream 2dc in each ch1 space around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 3 – 7 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc around join to starting ch ch2
Round 7 – 18 (or as long as you want the skirt) dc in each dc around , join to starting ch, ch2

fasten off.

Attach buttons on the top.

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Newborn frilly flower dress

newbor crochet dress

Well our new little girl Rosemary Jayne made her entrance to the world on valetines day wieghing 6 pounds 1. She is gorgeous and of course the prefect model for her mummys crochet ideas!

Here is a little dress made for her it is to fit a newborn but you could make it longer simply by adding extra rows to the skirt.

 

With 5mm hook

Top – Make 2

ch31
row 1-8 dc i each  across ch2
row  9 – sc in first 5dc, ch2 dc in next 5dc ch2 turn
row 10-14 dc in each dc (5dcs)ch2 turn
fasten off

move to the other side for second arm hole

row 1 skip first 5dc, dc in next 5 dc ch2 turn
row 2-5 dc in each dc across (5dcs) ch2 turn

fasten off.

sew sides on top and tops of arms to complete the top part of the dress

Skirt

Attach wook to ay part of the bottom starting chain (now working in rounds for the skirt)

Round 1 Ch2 2dc i each ch around slip stitch to start
Round 2 ch2 dc in next dc *ch1, skip ext dc, dc in next dc* repeat from * to * around join to starting chain ch2.
Round 3 2dc in each ch1 space around, join to starting chain ch2
Round 4 – 14 (or more for a longer dress) repeat rounds 2 and 3
Round 15. Ch2 sc,hdc,dc,trc,dc.hdc.sc in each ch1 space around. fasten off.

Edging

hdc in around edges of neck and arms

Flower

ch3 8dc in ring

*sc,hdc,dc,trc,dc.hdc,sc in next dc skip dc* repeat from * to * around.

Flower centre

Ch3 8dc in ring, fasten off.

 

 

 

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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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Stocking filler – toddlers flower scarf

flower scarf This scarf is made pretty quick to make.

Flower pattern is as follows!

ch 8 and join into a ring.

round 1 : 20sc in a ring ch1

round 2:sc in next sc, *ch3 sk 2 sc sc in next sc* join to starting ch, ch1

round (sc, hdc, dc,dc,hdc,sc) in each ch3 group to join the flowers together i just used the dc to join to the petals of the flower while completing the stitch but you could use your preffered joining method. continue around join.

Once the scarf is the desired length you are finished it really a very simple but very pretty stocking fillers for a little girl. I made this for Bethan who will be nearly 3 at christmas so its quite short and the flowers aresmall so they dont overwhelm her neck! but you could vary the size of the flower using a bigger or smaller hook and by adding more flowers to increase the length of the scarf.

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