Thursday, April 20, 2017

Simple Granny Stitch Crochet Dress, Size 2-3 Years Old, Free Crochet Pattern


I'd like to share my free pattern for this simple crochet dress. It is very easy to make.

It can be made in solid color or in multiple bright colors. It can be decorated with bows or crochet flowers. 





This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. 

Size: 2-3 Years Old

Finished Measurements: 
chest - 26 inches
length - 21 inches 

Skill Level: Beginner






Materials: 

US Hook size E/4 (3.5 MM) 

Category 2, fine yarn, cotton and acrylic blend, about 630 yards

For the dress shown I used Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns (52% cotton, 48 % acrylic), two balls (317 yards each) 

Gauge: 
in first round, 9 dc and 2 ch-spaces between them = 2.5 inches; 
2 rounds = 1 inch in height


  



Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them or as many times as stated. 


Ch 88, join in ring with sl st, be careful not to twist the chain. 

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch* four times, {ch 3, dc in same st where previous dc was made (corner made), dc in next 2 ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch* five times} repeat the instructions within { } three times, ch 3, dc in same st where previous dc was made (last corner made), dc in next ch, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. 

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st ch-1 space, {ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in corner ch-3 space} repeat the instructions within { } four times, join with hdc to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (this brings hook and yarn in position for next round).

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in space formed with hdc, {ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in corner ch-3 space} repeat the instructions within { } four times, join with hdc to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (this brings hook and yarn in position for next round).

Rounds 4-6: Repeat Round 3.


Round 7: same as Round 3 to first corner, 3 dc in corner ch-3 space, ch 1, skip to next corner, 3 dc in corner ch-3 space, continue to next corner the same way as in Round 3, 3 dc in corner ch-3 space, ch 1, skip to next corner, 3 dc in corner ch-3 space, join with dc to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. 



Round 8: ch 3, 2 dc in space formed with hdc, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across to 1st underarm, 3 dc in underarm ch-1 (in ch, not ch-1 space), ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* across to the second underarm, 3 dc in underarm ch-1, join with hdc. 

Round 9: ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in space formed with hdc, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1* around; join with hdc. 

Round 10: ch 3, 2 dc in space formed with hdc, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1* around, join with hdc. 

Repeat Round 10 until the dress measures 21 inches (or your desired length). 

Fasten off. 

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

White Lace Spiders Baby Blanket, Baby Afghan, Baby Christening Shawl


I can't believe I haven't updated my blog for more than a month! 

Time goes by so quickly, and now that it's spring and the clock was switched to the day light savings, my children and I spend a lot of time outdoors. 

But I still manage to get some crochet done, here and there. 


My last complete project is this lace baby blanket, or christening shawl. 

I like this stitch. It looks so delicate in white. I think it will look even better made with a finer yarn. 





I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, and a size G (4.25 mm) hook. 

The finished blanket measures about 36 by 30 inches, but it can easily be adjusted to a bigger size. 



The pattern is available in my Etsy shop, and in my Craftsy shop, and on Ravelry.





Happy Spring! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bright Spring Doily for My Dresser



I continue working on clearing out my yarn stash and making things with leftover yarns. 

Here is a bright spring doily that I made with cotton yarn (Grace by Patons) and a size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook. I had small amounts of this yarn left in three colors, which I think go well together.  

I found the pattern (symbol chart) on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough yarn to make the last round. Even so, I like my spring doily.







I will keep my new doily on display on my bedroom dresser till summer. Then I will probably make something new. 




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Friday, February 24, 2017

Newborn Hats for Charity


I am working on reducing my stash and since I have a lot of leftover acrylic baby yarn (small amounts left from making bigger projects like blankets and baby dresses), I decided to make a bunch of newborn hats to donate.




I have made tons of baby hats before, but this is yet another new pattern.

I like the ribbed texture it has. It can be made in one color, or a multitude of colors. 


I've made half a dozen hats so far. But there is still so much yarn left. I will be making more!