Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick Crochet Newborn Baby Beanie

Cat's Beanie-Babe #1

To fit: newborn
Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours

Stitches used:
Sl st= slip stitch
Ch= chain
Hdc= half double crochet  
yo, insert hook into top two loops of stitch,
yo, pull through stitch (3 lps on hook),
yo,  pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Bl= back loop
Fphdc= front post half double crochet
Bphdc= back post half double crochet
Measurements: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height 5 inches

Row 5 end increases
Row 5 end increases
Length of hat with out ribbed edge

Length of hat with ribbed edge

Special Notes: I like the wrong side of the hdc to show on the out side, but if you prefer to show the right side on the out side, on row 16, work that row into the front loop of the st, this helps for better folding of the ribbed edge

 Wrong side out

Right side out
The beanie begins at the top of the head and worked down to the ribbed edging, the beanie is worked in one piece using the hdc st, which makes a nice closed stitch.
Begin.
Beginning ch 1 of every rnd is not counted as a st.

Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1 ch 1, work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join in the 1st hdc (you will do this on every round until a ch 2 begins)

Row 2 ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around to end, sl st to join (24 hdc)

Row 3 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (32 hdc)

Row 4 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (40 hdc)

Row 5 ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (48 hdc)

Stop increasing
Row 6 to 15 ch 1, work 1 hdc into each hdc around to end, sl st to join

IF YOU WANT YOUR BEANIE LONGER DO MORE ROWS HERE, WORK TO 5.5 INCHES FOR A NEW BORN, THEN FOLLOW THE REST OF THE PATTERN

Row 16 ch 1, work 1 hdc in the back loop of each hdc around to end, (48 hdc),sl st to join by going around the back of the sc (see image)

Making the ribbed edge:

Row 17 ch 2 (the ch 2 is now a new st),* work 1 fphdc around the post of the next hdc, work 1 bphdc around the post of the next hdc,* repeat from *to* to end of the round,  sl st into top of ch 2 to join

Row 18 , 19 and 20, ch 2, *work 1 fphdc around the post of the next fphdc, work 1 bphdc around the post of the next bphdc,* repeat from *to* to end of round, sl st to join, at the end of row 20, finish off yarn leaving a small tail to weave in 
The beanie-babe is designed as a smart grow. 
It will grow with your baby by adjusting the ribbed edge.

Hide loose ends, fold up ribbed edge, add pompom if you choose,or my new beary easy bear applique, link here


Good luck with your baby beanie, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

Ribbed Look Bay Beanie

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Diaper Cover



Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Diaper Cover
 new born to 3 months

Matching one piece wonder sweater cardigan, size 0 to 3  months here

Matching one piece sweater cardigan size 3 to 6 months here


Matching one piece wonder bootie pattern here

My dear sweet grand daughter is wearing the one piece diaper cover, matching one piece sweater and booties here, she is 2 weeks old and her name is Cindy.

Introduction:  The one piece diaper cover is worked side ways and in one piece beginning at right hand side (front) which includes the waist, the body of the pants and the leg hole, after 10 pattern repeats the leg cuff ends and the crutch part begins for 3 rows, then the left hand front and back begin for 21 pattern rows, then onto the rear crutch, which is made slightly larger than the front using a trbl st in one row of the 3 pattern rows, the pattern then continues on to the right hand rear side for 11 more pattern rows. 

 Made in this direction


Turned side ways



Now fold in half



Finished


You will have 10 sc for the waist, 20 dc for the body and 8 sc for the leg openings
The pattern is quite repetitive so you will get the hang of it in no time.

To fit: newborn to 3 months
Measurements: leg opening stretched 6 inches around, waist 16 inches around, length 8 inches, width around the widest bottom part, 24 inches stretched.
Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 100 gm’s US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner
Tension: medium
You may need some thin elastic for the waist, or choose to make the optional button up flap

Stitches used:
Ch= chain
Sc= single crochet
Dc= double crochet
BL= back loop
Trbl= treble

Special Instructions:
Unless working into a chain, every stitch in this pattern is worked into the back loop of every stitch
The chain 3 to turn is the first dc of that row worked
The chain 4 to turn is the first trbl of that row worked

To begin ch 39
Remember to work in the back loop of every st unless it is a ch st.

Right hand Front (10 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 9 ch, 1 dc in next 20 ch, 1 sc in next 8 ch, ch 1 and turn (10 sc, 20 dc, 8 sc= 38 st’s)

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 5 to 10, repeat rows 3 and 4, 3 more times (6 more pattern rows)
Do not break off yarn

Front Crutch part (3 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 2 work 1 dc in next 19 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 19 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 9 and turn
Do not break off yarn

Left Hand Front and Left Hand Rear (21 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 7 ch, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 6 to 21, repeat rows 4 and 5, 8 more times (16 more pattern rows)


Rear Crutch (3 rows)

Row 1 Row 1 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, ch 4 and turn

Row 2 work 1 trbl in next 19 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 19 trbl, work 1 dc in top of ch 4, ch 9 and turn
Do not break off yarn

Right Hand Rear (11 rows)

Row 1 Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 7 ch, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 6 to 11, repeat rows 4 and 5, 3 more times (6 more pattern rows)
Working a ch 3 and turn for the button up flap on row 11

 Making the button up flap

Do not break off yarn if you choose to make the button up flap, which is my preferred option

If you choose not to make the button up flap, break off yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, pick the side you want to show on the out side then fold that in wards, sew the pants up down the leg side, then sew up the crutch, add elastic if needed.

Button Up Flap (still working in the back loop of each st)

The ch 3 is the first st of this row and every other row
Row 1 work 1 dc in next 9 sc, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3,9 dc)

Row 2 skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3, 7 dc)

Row 3 skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3 5 dc)

Row 4 work 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3, 5 dc)

Row 5 work 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, finish off


Making up, sew around left leg and onto the crutch area where you may need to do a little manipulating to keep this area as even as possible (back being a little larger than the front), sew along other side of the leg. Sew down the right side of the pants beginning at the first dc under the waist line (leave waist open for the tightening or loosening of the flap) and down to the leg part, place button/buttons to a position of your choice for the fastening of the waist flap


This is how I sketched the pattern out

This is the one piece diaper in a longer length, the pattern was adjusted by Carina Norell, she made the diaper legs longer very clever!
cats one piece wonder #freecrochetpattern

Please watch BobWilson123 video tutorial for how to make the diaper cover and while you are there click the like button to show your support for this amazing teacher!

Good luck with your one piece diaper cover, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan 3 to 6 months



Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan 3 to 6 months

Below, 2 tone, free pattern here for one piece sweater 0 to 3 months
 Below, size 3 to 6 months
sleeve length, shoulder to cuff, 9 inches, body from collar to bottom edge 11 inches, approx.

This one piece sweater was made by Mary hall, so pretty!

Free matching one piece diaper pattern here
Free pattern, matching one piece wonder bootie here

Introduction:  This one piece sweater/cardigan is worked in one piece beginning at the right front side, then a sleeve, then the back, then another sleeve, then the left front which is made slightly wider than the right, this is for the over flap to button the sweater/cardigan. Then the sides and sleeves are joined, followed by a collar which brings it all in. The sweater/cardigan is reversible if you refer to button up on the opposite side.
The sleeve cuffs are included in the making of the sleeve.
The pattern is quite repetitive so you will get the hang of it in no time, it may be easier to count the dc rows of each panel, right front has 10 panels, sleeves have 19 panels, back has 21 panels, left front has 15 panels.

 This is what it will look like before sewing it up

To fit: 3 to 6 months (0 to 3 months one piece sweater,
pattern)
Hook size: 4.00mm
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 gm’s
US crochet terms used

Stitches used:
Ch= chain
Sc= single crochet
Trbl= treble crochet
Dc= double crochet
BL= back loop

Special Instructions:
Unless working into a chain, every stitch in this pattern is worked into the back loop of every stitch
The chain 3 to turn is the first dc of every row worked
When working into the chain 3 go into the second chain and not the top of the chain 3, this gives a nice firm bottom edging

To begin ch 48
Remember to work in the back loop of every st unless it is a ch st.

Right Front
Row 1. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 10 ch, 1 dc in each ch to end (11 sc, 36 dc = 47 st’s) ch 3 and turn (ch 3 is the 1st st of the next row and through out pattern)

Row 2. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 5 to 8. Repeat rows 3 & 4 twice DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN

Right Sleeve: This is where the trbl is made

Row 1. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 trbl  in next 9 dc, ch 22, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 1 dc in next 16 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc, (5 sc (cuff), 25 dc, 11 sc, = 41 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6 DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN


Back
Row 1. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 trbl in next 9 dc, ch 29, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 25 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc ( 36 dc and 11 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 6. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6, DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN


Left sleeve (is a repeat of right sleeve)
Row 1. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 trbl  in next 9 dc, ch 22, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 1 dc in next 16 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc, (5 sc (cuff), 25 dc, 11 sc, = 41 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6 DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN


Left Front
Row 1. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 trbl in next 9 dc, ch 29, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 25 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc ( 36 dc and 11 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 6 to 11. repeat rows 4 and 5, do not ch 3, now you can break off the yarn.



Putting the one piece together:
Turn your sweater/cardigan inside out, line up the back and side from the bottom, you can sc them together or a simple whip st, I did mine the sc way, make sure each st is matched up and secure them together all the way up to the cuff, repeat for the other side.


The collar: By this stage you will notice that the collar is too wide, so we have to pick up and crochet st’s around the collar.

Row 1.Begin in the top corner of the right front, join yarn with a sl st and make 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in the next space, skip 1 space 1 sc in next all the way around, you will have approx 45 sc, ch 1 and turn ( no need for perfection here a st or 2 out will be fine)
Row 2. *1 sc in next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc together (decrease made), 1 sc in next 2 sc, * repeat from *to* to end, finish off

I had curling of my collar and was concerned it would not come out.

 No curling after the second row of collar :)


You may like to make the collar a row or 2 longer, you can do this with out decreasing.

Now if you haven’t already, get out that needle and sew in loose ends, add buttons to right front, as many that suits you.
Now you can be a little fancy and add some nice picot edging around the sleeves or collar, add a flower or even make it in a two tone color.
More idea's for the one piece

Size difference between 0 to 3 months one piece and 3 to 6 months


Maria

Please visit this page for a larger size, 18 month old.

 QUOTE:
It’s taken me a wee while to complete this version of Cat’s One Piece Wonder baby cardigan in a larger size for my 18 month old daughter.
Basically, I took the measurements off the baby one I made earlier, then increased the number of stitches to match up roughly with one of her current cardigans. Here’s my daughter modelling her new cardigan:


Clares Fantastic Video Tutorial for 0 to 3 months size

Good luck with your one piece sweater/cardigan, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder Bootie Pattern



Cat’s One Piece Baby Bootie
To fit newborn

Width of sole approx 3 inches, height with cuff up, from top to sole, approx 3.5 inches

one piece bootie pattern
Suzanne Ivie Willis made all of these for charity, I'm so chuffed to see the picture, thank you so much for sharing. 
one piece baby bootie

My dear sweet grand daughter is wearing the one piece diaper cover, matching one piece sweater and booties here, she is 2 weeks old and her name is Cindy.
Designed to match Cat's One Piece Wonder Sweater 0 to 3 months here

3 to 6 months one piece free sweater pattern here

Free pattern, matching one piece diaper cover

Love this set from Rachelle, she has teamed the one piece bootie, with my baby rails free crochet baby hat pattern

Experience: beginner +
To fit new born
Hook size: 3 mm
Yarn 8 ply approx 20 gm
US terms used
Time to make, approx 2 hours
Medium tension
Stitches used:
Ch
Sc
Back loop sc
Front post dc
Back post dc

Introduction:
Bootie is worked in one piece, beginning at the top of the cuff, down 1 side of the leg, heel and foot part, then the other side of the leg part and up to the other top of the cuff. 
The cuff has a simple ribbed look by using the bpdc and fpdc st.

Special notes:
The turning ch 3 is the first st of each and every row
Do not break off yarn until the final row, leaving your self a long length of yarn to sew up booties

To begin ch 11
First side
Row 1. work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (9 st’s,) ch 3 and turn (the turning ch 3 is the first st of each and every row)

*( ribbing)* Row 2. work 1 bpdc around the post of the next dc, *work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc, work 1 bpdc around the post of the next dc*,  rep from *to* to last dc, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, (9 st’s) ch 3 and turn
Row 3. work 1 dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, (9 st’s), ch 3 and turn

Rows 4. and 5. (repeat row 3), at the end of row 5 ch 7, (instead of the ch 3)

Foot part
Row 6. work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc in next 5 ch, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 8 dc, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3,  ch 3 and turn ( 1 sc, 14 dc, 15 st’s total)
Row 7. work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 13 dc. Work 1 sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 8. work 1 sc in the back loop of the next sc, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 13 dc, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, ch 1 and turn

Middle of Sole:
Row 9. work 1 sc in the back loop of each st across, ch 1 and turn (15 sc)

Foot Part:

Row 10. work 1 sc in the back loop of the next sc, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 14 sc, ch 3 and turn ( 1 sc, 14 dc, 15 st’s total)
Row 11. work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 13 dc. Work 1 sc in the back loop of the last sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 12. work 1 sc in the back loop of the next sc, work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 13 dc, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 and turn

Opposite Side:

Row 13. work 1 dc in the back loop of the next 8 dc, ch 3 and turn ( 9 st’s)
Row 14. work 1 dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 and turn
Row 15. work 1 dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 and turn
Row 16. work 1 dc in the back loop of each dc across, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, ch 3 and turn

*ribbing* 
Row 17. work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc, *work 1 bpdc around the post of the next dc, work 1 fpdc around the post of the next dc, * repeat from *to* 2 times more, work 1 dc in the top of the ch 3, break off yarn leaving your self enough yarn to sew around the entire bootie


To sew up one piece bootie, it is best not to crochet the bootie closed, a simple whip st makes a finer finish for the inside of the bootie, gentle on the baby's feet.
Sew one piece bootie up all in one go, pick the side you like the best to show on the out side, then make the fold so that is on the in side of the bootie. Sew down the side of the leg, across the top of the foot around the toe part, run the yarn neatly through the middle of the sole (row 9 in pattern), then continue to sew up the other leg side, secure yarn and finish off.
Turn the one piece bootie right side out, turn the little cuff over and there you have it.
You can finish off with some ribbon or a length of chain threaded through through the row above the foot piece or any where of your liking.

 I thought you may like some insight in how I planned this one piece bootie, firstly I did a simple sketch of what I had in mind, I did make a bootie off the  top sketch but is was like one of those Christmas stockings you make, so I had to refine it with a bit of shape and I made the bootie off the second sketch after I refined that a little more too.
Good luck with your bootie, I’d love to hear your feed back.

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If you liked these, you may also like the free pattern for the
 The Amazing Top Down, No Sew, 8 Row, Bootie Pattern


Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this one piece bootie pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

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