I crocheted the Circle of Friends 8 inch square and just loved the pattern. I decided to use this pretty purple square for the center of my preemie baby blanket. I’m participating again this year in the NICU Christmas baby blanket drive that Kathryn heads up each year. If you are interested, you can join us on Crochetville or through Facebook now.
After crocheting the 8 inch square in purple Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn, I added a round using a light-colored lilac yarn by working double crochet (DC) stitches around the square. In the corner, I worked 2DC, Ch-2, 2DC in each corner space around. I worked one additional round in the purple yarn before finishing the basic portion of the blanket in the light lilac yarn. I ran short of yarn so I added the edging using a Red Heart pale plum yarn by crocheting my scalloped edging that I first used on my scalloped baby hats.
The scalloped edging was added by attaching the pale plum yarn, then working single crochet (SC) in each stitch and […]
I love crocheting! I don’t know if you all know that but it’s true. I get caught up at times or as DH says obsessed with crocheting. I crochet with recycled plastic bags, vcr video and cassette tapes, and I crochet with t-shirts cut into yarn and I crochet with yarn. I’ll crochet with just about any material I can get my hands on. Anyway with that being said, I’ll share some of my latest crocheting.
I present my cotton candy baby set. The material looks like spun cotton candy as I used a strand of pink worst weight yarn along with a white fingering yarn held together when I crocheted these items. I followed my cuffed baby booties crochet pattern to make the booties. The hat is just a basic beanie and I added my scalloped crocheted edging to the hat to finish it off.
I just love these booties and the crochet pattern is free.[…]
I just finished up this crocheted baby pinafore and booties for a shower gift. I used a H (5 mm) crochet hook and Lt Country Peach Caron yarn to crochet both projects. Here is the link to the baby pinafore pattern which is called Angel Wings. I found the pinafore takes about 4+ ounces of yarn to complete.
I made a few changes to the pattern and worked it in the round after row 8. At the end of row 8, I joined with a slip stitch […]
I think I’m addicted to crocheting baby booties. Here is the latest size I created. These pink creamy toddler booties are crocheted using one strand of pink worst weight yarn and white fingering Orlon held together. The two strands together create what I call a pink creamy look so I named the booties from this appearance. I crocheted these booties using my baby sock booties pattern.
With the two strands of yarn, they will fit a toddler about 1 year old or so. The finished size is 4-1/2 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have. […]
Here are my crocheted baby booties that feature a cuffed top. I did a variation of the original slipper sock pattern by Sharon Klinsky that can be found on several different crochet sites.
There is a wonderful picture tutorial of the original pattern over at Coffee n’Crafts blog site that I found very useful to understand the pattern. Just use a single strand of worst weight yarn for baby booties that will fit a baby up to 6 months old. For a preemie sized newborn, I used a smaller crochet hook and some sport-fingering yarn. If you are wondering, the creme-colored preemie socks shown below have a different stitch look because I turned the toe portion inside out before adding the ribbed heel. By reversing the toe portion, it results in a horizontal stitch look rather than a circular pattern.
Cuffed Baby Sock Booties
Crocheted Baby Cuffed Sock Booties
Crochet hook: “H” (5 mm) hook
Yarn: 1 oz Worst Weight Yarn
Newborn to 6 months old – 3-1/2” long by 2” wide (standing)
Preemie – Newborn size using sport yarn and a G hook is 2-1/2” long by 1-1/2” wide
Preemie Size Cuffed Baby Booties
Ch 2, work 5 Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Don’t join as the toe section is worked in rounds without joining. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.[…]
One of my goals this year was to learn the crocodile stitch. I watched several you-tube videos on the stitch and while there are a few different variations, the stitch is generally crocheted the same. Some people work a chain stitch between scales and others end the rows a little differently.
Here is a quick and simple little crocheted baby bib pattern I came up with using the crocodile stitch. If you are learning this stitch for the first time, you may find this instructional post and video helpful as you learn the stitch. The crocodile stitch is easy once you get the hang of working the base rows and scale rows. I hope you enjoy crocheting the baby bib pattern and working the crocodile stitch.
Crocodile Baby Bib Pattern
I (5.5 mm) hook and H (5 mm) hook for edging
1-3/4 oz / 80 yards of Cotton Yarn (Sugar’n Cream Pinky Stripes used)
Baby bib measures 7 inches wide x 7 inches long with 9 inch ties.
With I hook, Ch 18 loosely. Dc in 3rd chain from hook.
*Ch 2, Skip 2 Ch, 2 Dc* repeat until the end of the chain. (6 2-Dc sets) […]
Here are one Easter craft projects that I have been working on. It is a blanket buddy that I crocheted for my newest granddaughter’s first Easter. I crocheted it using this blanket buddy pattern but with some changes which I detail below.
I used a H (5 mm) hook and crocheted with double strands of off-white Caron yarn. I did 20 rows on the blanket before I began the decrease portion. I know many people have said the blanket pattern as written was small so I wanted to make mine bigger. My finished blanket is 17 inches wide by 18 inches long not including the bunny head.
I used black yarn to do the face. I worked on the face for quite some time and while I’m not completely happy with it, I’m finally calling it good. At least as good as I could get it.
One other important thing to note when working this pattern is that […]
This crocheted newborn baby sweater vest is a variation of my Ana sweater that I created. The Ana sweater vest pattern is for a toddler’s size 2-3 but several people have asked for a smaller size which I am happy to share in this post today.
I crocheted a matching hat using Barb’s seamless baby hat pattern. I just added a few rows of single crochet stitches around the edge to match my trim on the baby sweater vest to complete the set.
This baby vest was crocheted using a sport weight yarn that I obtained from a free yarn swap so I’m not exactly sure what it is. It’s a soft yarn with a darker blue ribbon thread that runs through it. I used a pink contrasting yarn to finish off the project. For the newborn sweater, I used a bow tie at the front rather than a button closure but you can switch up the patterns and use either style for your sweater.
I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern below — Enjoy!
Newborn Sweater Vest Pattern
Finished Newborn baby vest measures: 9” wide by 9-1/2” long
Hook: Metal “G” (4.25 mm) US sized crochet hook
4 ozs – Sport weight yarn and a small amount for contrasting yarn for trim
Row 1 (Back piece)
Ch 36 […]