Monday, July 25, 2016

Crochet Newborn/0-3 Diaper Cover

This is the pattern for my Newborn/0-3 diaper cover. I’ve tried several different patterns, and eventually just decided to make up my own. Hope you enjoy! :) Don't forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry library and your Ravelry projects!

This pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at Bluebabyboutique or DesignsbyBBB. Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share. :)



What you’ll need:
 *Size H hook
 *I love this yarn or any WW in color of your choice
 *Crochet needle for sewing in ends

Gauge: H hook, 9dc x 4rows = 2.5x2.5

Abbreviations:
*ch- chain                                      
*BB- back bump
*sc- single crochet 
*dc- double crochet
*dcdec- double crochet decrease 
*CSDC- chainless starting double crochet
*tr- treble crochet 

For the diaper cover
With an H hook and color of your choice 

Row 1: Ch 51 and turn, sc in BB of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (50)
Row 2: ch3 and turn, tr in each stitch across. (50)
Row 3: ch1 and turn, sc in each stitch across, tie off and weave in ends. (50)
Row 4: Skip 12 stitches from the right side and reattach yarn with a CSDC, dc in next 25 stitches. (26)
Row 5-7: ch2 and turn, dc across. (26)
Row 8: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stich, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (24) 
Row 9: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stitch, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (22)
Row 10: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stitch, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (20)
Row 11: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stitch, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (18)
Row 12: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stitch, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (16)
Row 13: ch2 and turn, dcdec in first stitch, dc across, dcdec in last 2 stitches. (14)
Row 14-17: ch2 and turn, dc across. (14)
Row 18: ch2 and turn, 2dc in first stitch, dc across, 2dc in last stitch. (16)
Row 19: ch2 and turn, 2dc in first stitch, dc across, 2dc in last stitch. (18)
Row 20: ch2 and turn, 2dc in first stitch, dc across, 2dc in last stitch. (20)
Row 21: ch2 and turn, 2dc in first stitch, dc across, 2dc in last stitch. (22)
Row 22: ch2 and turn, dc across. (22)
Row 23: Reattach white yarn and sc around the edge of the diaper cover placing 2sc in each corner. Tie off and weave in ends. Sew on buttons according to the picture.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cupcake Hat and Apron

I had so much fun making this little Crochet Cupcake Hat from Repeat Crafter Me’s Pattern. I did do several modifications though and added more sizes. I decided to use my hat pattern for the top of the hat and changed the bottom to make it easier... for me as least. :) I've also added this adorable apron pattern! UPDATE: This Big Head Doll pattern is no longer available. Please check out my Maddy Doll or Emily Doll patterns to use with this hat and apron pattern. :)


This pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at Bluebabyboutique or DesignsbyBBB. Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share. :)

What You'll need:
 * Size H and G hooks
 * I love this yarn in brown and pink
 * Crochet needle for sewing in ends

Gauge: with H hook, 6dc and 4 rows= 2”x 2”

Abbreviations:
 *MC- Magic Circle
 *ch- chain
 *slst- slip stitch
 *sc- single crochet
 *scdec- single crochet decrease
 *bpsc- back post single crochet
 *DC- double crochet
 *CSDC- chainless starting double crochet
 *FPDC- front post double crochet
 *BPDC- back post double crochet


Note: I’ve omitted the chains at the begging of the rounds to get rid of the seam. I’ve added the chainless starting double crochet instead. The CSDC of each round will act like your chain and will be hidden in your work and not crocheted into. Make sure you place your last dc in the same stitch you placed your CSDC, and slst to the 1st dc of the round. You’ll be skipping over the CSDC when you slst to join.  (See pics below)
Place your last dc in the same stitch as your CSDC
Slst to 1st dc to join


For the Hat
Size 0-3/3-6/6-9 (add 1 more row of white for 3-6 and 2 more rows of white for 6-9)

With White yarn and an H hook
Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (skip CSDC when you join) (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6-8: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50) Continue on to shell edge.
Round 9: At this point I followed the directions for Round 10 of RCM’s hat to make the shell edging, but I didn’t tie off.
*I had a hard time crocheting into the top of the previous round, and my pink yarn kept showing. So, I decided to ch2 and bpsc around the dcs in round 8 with white yarn. Then I tied off, attached pink to the first bpsc, and did a dc in each bpsc around.
Round 10: I followed Rounds 12-14 of RCM’s pattern.

Earflaps
I did 8 sc instead of 10, so it would be the same as following Row 3-9 of RCM’s pattern. Then I ch18 for the tails of the earflaps for 0-3 size, and added braids like RCM's pattern for the bigger sizes.

Cherry
I used a G hook and followed her instructions with an added round of scdec to close it off better. I also lightly stuffed the cherry.

For the Hat

Size 9-12/Toddler/ Child (add 1 more row of white for toddler and 2 more rows of white for child size)
With White yarn and an H hook

Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (skip CSDC when you join) (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60)
Round 7-10: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60) Continue on to shell edge.
Round 11: At this point I followed the directions for Round 10 of RCM’s hat to make the shell edging, but I didn’t tie off.
*I had a hard time crocheting into the top of the previous round, and my pink yarn kept showing. So, I decided to ch2 and bpsc around the dcs in round 10 with white yarn. Then I tied off, attached pink to the first bpsc, and did a dc in each bpsc around.
Round 12: I followed Rounds 12-14 of RCM’s pattern.


Earflap 1
Row 1: ch1, hdc in same stitch and next 11 stitches (12)
Row 2: ch1 and turn, hdc across (12)
Row 3: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 8 stitches, hdcdec (10)
Row 4: ch1 and turn, hdc across (10)
Row 5: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 6 stitches, hdcdec (8)
Row 6: ch1 and turn, hdc across (8) 
Row 7: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 4 stitches, hdcdec (6) 
Row 8: ch1 and turn, hdc across (6) 
Row 9: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 2 stitches, hdcdec (4)
Row 10: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdcdec (2)
Row 11: ch1 and turn, hdcdec (1) tie off leaving a long tail for one of your braid pieces 

Earflap 2
Turn hat facing forward, and reattach yarn 19 stitches from the other side. (Make sure you're looking at your hat upside down when you reattach so your stitches will be facing the right way) Repeat Rows 1-11 of Earflap I. Attach hot pink yarn and sc around both earflaps and the front and back of the hat, tie off and weave in ends.

Braids
Cut 21 pieces of pink yarn about 3ft in length. (you should already have 1 of pink on each side of your hat) divide the pieces out into two sections, fold one section over and attach to earflap. Braid and tie a knot at the bottom. Repeat for other side.  
Cherry
I used a G hook and followed her instructions with an added round of scdec to close it off better. I also lightly stuffed the cherry.






For the Apron (My own Pattern)
With a G hook and color of your choice (I used Lilly sugar and cream cotton yarn)

Row 1: Ch9 and turn.
Row 2: sc in each ch across. Ch1 and turn.
Row 3: 2sc in the first stitch, sc in each stitch across placing 2sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn.
Row 4: sc in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.
Row 5: 2sc in the first stitch, sc in each stitch across placing 2sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn.
Row 6: sc in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.
Row 7: 2sc in the first stitch, sc in each stitch across placing 2sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn.
Row 8-11: sc in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.
Row 12: Ch3 place 3 dc in same stitch, skip one stitch, sc in next stitch, skip one stitch, 4dc in next stitch, skip one stitch, sc in next stitch, continue across ending with 4dc in last stitch. Tie off and weave in ends.

Top Straps
Attach yarn to each top corner and ch15 on either side. Tie off and weave in ends.

Middle Straps
Attach yarn to the seventh row of either side and ch20. Tie off and weave in ends.

Crisscross Teddy Bear Hat

Hey guys I'm so excited to share my newest Free pattern for my Crisscross Teddy Bear Hat! 

My hubs and I are expecting our 4th, and just found out it's a girl! Coming from a family of 5 girls and 1 boy and my hubs with 4 girls and 2 boys, a 3rd girl with our 1 boy wasn't very surprising :P I showed my hubs a ton of possible first hat pics, and he thought a teddy bear one would be the cutest :) So naturally I had to design one for her!

I originally found a similar picture on Pinterest that linked to Etsy, but there was no pattern, and the item was no longer available. So here we are with My Crisscross Teddy Bear Hat :)

This is also the perfect hat for the Big Head Baby Doll craze that's going around! I know those heads have been coming out in all different sizes depending on yarn, hook, and tension used, so I've added a helpful sizing adjustment hint on the Ravelry description to make it in any size!

Hope you all enjoy! :)

Hat pattern:

Big Head Doll pattern no longer available. Please check out my FREE Maddy Doll pattern! :)