Friday, April 20, 2012

Baby Tutu

Hey there ya'll!  I'm back with another ORIGINAL pattern!  I've looked everywhere for a cute crochet tutu pattern and I haven't found a damn thing.  So, I made my own.  My little lady is turning one in July and I wanted to make her a birthday tutu and birthday crown to wear for her party.  I really hope ya'll can understand the pattern.  I took a ton of pictures along the way so that I could easily explain how I did it.  So I won't keep you waiting any longer!  HERE IT IS IN ALL IT'S CUTENESS!

What you need: Worsted weight yarn, H hook, J hook, Yarn needle

With H hook.  Ch 7.
Row 1- sc into 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.  (6 sc)  ch2.  turn.
Row 2- in BLO sc in each sc across. (6 sc)  ch2.  turn.
- Repeat row 2 until strip measures circumference of baby's waist minus 2.5 inches.  do not fasten off.  ch1 and work a sc border around entire strip, working 3 sc into each corner.
Put  right sides together and sl st ends together to form a ring.  Fasten off.

Turn ring inside out so that right sides are facing.

With J hook.  Join with sl st to last st made.  *ch 3.  dc in each sc around.  join with sl st to top of ch 3.  repeat from * 5 times.  fasten off.  (you should have 5 rows of dc)

With J hook. 
Rnd 1: join with sl st around post of ch3. 

Ch3.  dc around post of each dc around.  join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 2:  ch3.  2 dc in each dc around.  join with sl st to top of ch3.
Rnd 3:  ch3. 2 dc in each dc around.  join with sl st to top of ch3.  Fasten off.  (you should have 3 rows of dc.  it should look ruffled)

repeat rounds 1 - 3 on the next 3 rows of base.
leave 5th row unworked.  (You could continue the ruffles to the 5th row, I just chose not to.  It seemed to give it more structure.)

weave in all ends and put it on your little lady and take LOTS of pictures  :)

NOTE:  Please do not claim my patterns or my pictures as your own.  I don't mind if you share this but please post a link back to my site.  Feel free to sell any finished item you make using my pattern but, PLEASE DO NOT SELL THE PATTERN ITSELF!  Thank you.


Big Bow Baby Beanie and Diaper Cover

Hey there ya'll!  So listen to this,  I wrote out the pattern for this (stitch by stictch) and I was so excited to be able to post it on here for ya'll to use!  But my little girl is just learning to pull up on furniture to stand and wouldn't you know it, I left the paper on the coffee table... walked away for three seconds and I come back to find that she has COMPLETELY destroyed the paper!  Learned my lesson on that one!  Well anyways,  so no OBVIOUSLY I don't have the formally written pattern anymore... but I can kind of walk you through how I did it  :) ... maybe

So here goes:

I used worsted weight acrylic yarn to make it.

oh, for the diaper cover I used this pattern.

For the hat, I created a basic newborn hat and alternated colors on the non increasing rows. 
Then for the bow I created a medium sized rectangle and then wrapped yarn around the middle to create the puckered effect.   Then I just made a large pom pom.   Then I assembled it the way you see here.  GOOD LUCK!  I do plan to sit down and recreate the pattern for ya'll but until then hopefully this will work okay!


Crochet Sheep

My 2-year old likes sheep and I had some Red Heart Yarn that had just been sitting in my yarn stash for ever so I set out to find something to make for him with it.  I found this and thought I would give it a try.  The only thing I didn't really like about it was the "closed eyes" so I put little safety eyes on it so my 7 month old couldn't pull them off and choke on them.  I also wasn't too crazy about the fluffy yarn for the white color because I didn't want my 7 month old to get little fluff particles in her mouth when she decided she wanted to taste the sheep.  So I just used regular worsted weight yarn for the whole thing.  Considering this is my first amigurumi EVER, I think it looks FABULOUS!

Here it is!

My 2 year old loves it.  I asked him "what are you going to name him?"    his reply?  "GUMMUS!

So everyone... meet Gummus!  : )


Crochet Newborn Diaper Cover Set

I have a friend who is having a little girl in april and I figured what better thing for a newborn than a coordinating diaper cover and headband set!? So i looked around on etsy and found this. But they don't sell their patterns, only the finished product. So I came up with my own pattern.

I crocheted this with I Love This Cotton in Sage and White. (of course you can do it any colors you choose!) The diaper cover has an adjustable button front closure. The set is made to fit a newborn but it can be modified easily to fit older babies. (Though I will only provide the pattern for newborn size in this tutorial.)

Okay so here is the pattern! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

- what you will need:
about 1/2 skein of worsted weight cotton yarn in main color of your choosing.
about 1/3 skein of worsted weight cotton yarn in accent color of your choosing.
size g crochet hook.
yarn needle.
medium sized button same color as accent color (or any color you choose)
thread for sewing on your button.

Diaper Cover:
I used this pattern to work up this quick and easy diaper cover.

Rnd 1 - magic ring. ch 3. 9 dc in ring, join with slst to top of beg ch3. (10 dc)
Rnd 2 - ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around. join with slst to top of beg ch3. (20 dc)
Rnd 3 - ch 3. *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc* repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last dc. join with slst to top of beg ch3. (30 dc)
Rnd 4 - ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat from * around ending with 2 dc in last dc. join with slst to top of beg ch3. (40 dc)
Rnd 5 through 10,11, or12 - ch 3. dc in each dc around. join with slst in top of beg ch3. (40 dc)
Finish off and weave in the ends.

Headband: this i just kind of made up as i did it but it turned out nicely.
note: ch 2 at beg of row counts as dc. ch 1 counts as sc.
ch 40.
Row 1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. ch 2. turn.
Row 2 - dc in each sc across. ch 1. turn.
Row 3 - sc in each dc across. do not finish off. ch1. sc around entire peice. finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. sew the two ends together to form a circle. make sure you do not twist it. you will sew the rose onto the "seam"

Rose Accent:
Loin Brand Yarn has a really nice rose pattern which you can find here.

To finish the set just simply sew a rose onto each item and weave in ends.
Happy Hooking = )