Multi Colored Carriage Cover

There is a veritable baby boom among friends and family…so I am trying to kick out as many different baby items as possible.

In early May, my sis in law had a sweet baby boy and I crocheted a sleep sack and cap for him.

In late May (while we were traveling), a young woman at my church had a darling baby girl.

I used our traveling time to crochet a darling Carriage Cover.  I got the pattern out of a Bucilla Yarn Pattern Book from 1950.  It turned out beautifully.

Materials: 6 balls of yarn (or one of those giant ones) Crochet Hook Size 3

 

Approximate Size is 26″ by 32″.  Ch 170.  Work pattern 28 times.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, *skip 2 sts, a shell of 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first sc, *1 sc in center dc of next shell, 1 shell of 5 dc in back loop of next sc; repeat from *, end 3 dc instead of 5 dc in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first dc, * 1 shell of 5 dc in back loop of next sc, 1 sc in center dc of next shell; repeat from *, end 1 sc in top of turning ch.

Border: Ch1, turn, 3 sc in first sc (corner), * 1 sc in each of next 5 dc, skip next sc; repeat from * working to corner; 3 sc in corner; continue sc on side; work other half to corner being careful to keep even edge and working each corner.

Round 2: Skip 1 sc, 10 dc in next sc (center sc at corner), * skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, having a shell of 10 dc in center st at each corner.  Fasten off.

Add your favorite edging.  I did a small Picot stitch (my very favorite). 😉

 

Carriage Cover June 2014 002 June 2014 003 June 2014 004

 

Crocheted Sleep Sack and Hat

Just perfect for a newborn!!!

This pattern comes courtesy of Everyday Blankets/ loops and threads/ snuggly wuggly baby sport at Michaels.  For more baby patterns go to Michaels Loops and threads .

 

Now, i must be honest.  I had some issues with this pattern.  It’s been a while, so I’ll try to remember what I changed and note it for you.

This is a cocoon sack and hat for baby up to 3 months.

You will need 2 balls of variegated baby yarn, 1 ball of solid variegated baby yarn and a G and a H hook.

Gauge is 14 sts and 11 rnds = 4″ with H hook

This is an Easy Pattern

Start with variegated

Chain 3 for base.

1st rnd: 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with sl st to first hdc .

2nd rnd: Ch 2.  2 hdc in same sp as last sl st.  2 hdc in each hdc aroun.  Join with sl st. 16 hdc

3rd rnd: ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.  2 hdc in next hdc.  Rep from * around, ending with 2 hdc in last sp between groups. Join. 28 hdc.

4th rnd: sl st in next hdc.  sl st in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.  ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st.  *2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.  2 hdc in next hdc.  Rep from * around. Join

5th rnd: ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) twice.  2 hdc in next hdc. rep from * around, ending with : (2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) twice. Join.

6th rnd: ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 3 times. 2 hdc in next hdc. rep from * around, ending with : (2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 3 times. Join

7th rnd: ch 2.2 hdc in same sp as last sl st *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 4 times. 2 hdc in next hdc. rep from * around, ending with : (2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 4 times. Join

8th rnd: ch 2.2 hdc in same sp as last sl st *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 5 times. 2 hdc in next hdc. rep from * around, ending with : (2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 5 times. Join

9th rnd: ch 2.2 hdc in same sp as last sl st *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 22 times. 2 hdc in next hdc. rep from * once more. 2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc. Join. 88 hdc.  Place marker.  *****Quite honestly as I looked at this, it just wasn’t big enough…so I continued with the pattern increase until it felt big enough to fit a baby into.  And then I switched to the Body Pat.*******

Body Pat:

1st rnd: sl st in next hdc.  sl st in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.  ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as sl st. *2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc. Rep from * around. Join.

2nd rnd: ch 2. 2hdc in same sp as last sl st. *2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc. Rep from * around.  Join.  Rep last 2 rnds for Body Pat until work from marked rnd measures 15″ .  *******Again, I think I went a little larger than 15″, but no more than 17“*******

Next rnd: ch2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join.

Next rnd: ch 2. 1 dcfp around post of same hdc as last sl st. (1 dcbp around post of next hdc. 1 dcfp around post of next hdc) 22 times.  Place marker for center front. (1 dcfp around post of next hdc. 1 dcbp around post of next hdc) 22 times. Join.

Next 2 rnds:ch 2. 1 dcfp around post of same hdc as last sl st. (1 dcbp around post of next hdc. 1 dcfp around post of next hdc) 22 times.  slip center front marker. (1 dcfp around post of next hdc. 1 dcbp around post of next hdc) 22 times. Join.

Fasten off.

Divide for collar: Beg working in rows as follows:

Next row: RS.  join yarn with sl st around post of dcfp at left side from center front marker. ch 2. 1dcfp around post of same dcfp as last sl st. *1dcbp around post of next dcbp. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp at center front. TURN.

Next row: ch 2. 1 dcbp around post of first st. *1dcfp around post of next st. 1 dcbp around post of next st. Rep from *  to end of row. Turn.

Next row: ch 2. 1 dcfp around post of first st. *1dcbp around post of next st. 1 dcfp around post of next st. Rep from *  to end of row. Turn.

Repeat last 2 rows until work from dividing row measures 3 1/2”. ending with a WS row.  Fasten off.

Small Picot around edge in solid color.

HAT:

Copy sack from beginning to 5th rnd .

6th rnd: as 4th rnd.

7th rnd: ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *(2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.) 4 times. 2hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around, ending with: (2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc) 5 times. Join

8th rnd: sl st in next hdc. sl st in next sp between groups of 2 hdc. ch 2. *2hdc in next sp between groups of 2 hdc.. Rep from * around. Join. rep last rnd until Hat from beg measures 4″.

Next rnd: ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each hdc around. join.

Change to smaller hook.

Next rnd: ch 2. 1 dcfp around post of same hdc as last sl st. *1 dcbp around post of next hdc. 1 dcfp around post of next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 dcbp around post of last hdc. Join.

Next rnd: ch 2 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp as last sl st. *1 dcbp around post of next dcbp. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. Rep from * to last dcbp. 1 dcbp around post of last hdc. Join.

Rep last rnd 4 times more.  Fasten off.

Picot to finish.

Sleep Sack and Cap Crochet

This was a gift for Papi’s newest little nephew and I am very pleased the way it came out.  Of course, when i bought the yarn I didn’t know Little A was a HE! 😉

Fingerless Gloves

I found a really cute pattern once for Fingerless Gloves – but when I tried to make it, it came out horrible!!!!  So I scrapped it and started again, making my own pattern.  This is what I came up with.  I liked them so much, i made two pairs – one with worsted weight Red Heart yarn, and one in some scrap mohair someone gave me.  It takes one skein (or less), and maybe an hour to make both gloves.  Enjoy!!!!

Fingerless Gloves Fire Engine Red

Crochet Hook Size K
1 skein worsted weight yarn

Small (fits girls 5 – 10):
Make 2
Chain 20
SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across.
Ch 1, turn. SC in each stitch across.
Repeat until piece measures 6 to 6 ½ in. from beginning.
Fasten off.

Sew sides of Cuff together leaving thumb opening.

Weave yarn in to wrong side of cuff.

Medium (fits girls 11 to small adult):
Make 2
Chain 25
SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across.
Ch 1, turn. SC in each stitch across.
Repeat until piece measures 7 to 7 ½ in. from beginning.
Fasten off.

Sew sides of Cuff together leaving thumb opening.

Fingerless Gloves Beige Mohair