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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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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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