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! 😉