Kittyboo Crochet

October 22, 2007

Baby Sweater – Free Pattern

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,free patterns — by Rebecca @ 11:56 am
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This is my first attempt at writing up a pattern so please excuse any mistakes! The pictures below show what the finished article should look like. I wasn’t sure how to describe some things – such as how to shape the neckline, but hopefully its understandable. If you experience difficulties, please post a comment and I’ll try to help. Anyhow, here goes….

Frilled Baby Sweater

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK (50g) x 3
Hook Size: 4.00mm
Size: To fit a baby of approximately 3 – 6 months old.

Please note:
I use British crochet terms. For American terms, substitute tr with dc and dc with sc.

Stitch Guide:
Tr2tog Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and draw through a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch yo and pull through a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Back
Chain 47.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd chain from hook, 1tr into each chain until end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn
Rows 3 – 33: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.

Front

Chain 47.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd chain from hook, 1tr into each chain until end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn
Rows 3 – 26: Repeat Row 2.

Shape Neck.
Row 27: 2 ch. 1 tr into next 16 tr, tr2tog, 1 tr into next tr. Turn.
Row 28: 2 ch, tr2tog, 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn.
Row 29: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr until last 3 stitches, tr2tog, 1 tr into next tr. Turn.
Row 30: Repeat Row 28.
Row 31: Repeat Row 29.
Row 32: Repeat Row 28.
Row 33: Repeat Row 29.
Fasten Off.

Rejoin yarn at opposite edge of front. Turn. Repeat Rows 27 – 33 but do not fasten off.
Sorry – not sure if I’ve explained this very well but you’re basically making a mirror image of the first half of the neckline.

Make Buttonholes
1 ch, 1 dc into each tr until end. Turn.
Next Row: [3 ch, ss into 1st of 3 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc] repeat until last but one stitch. 1 dc into last dc.
Fasten Off.

Sleeves (make two the same)

Chain 28.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr into each ch to end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr to end. Turn.
Rows 3 – 14: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr until last but 1 stitch. 2 tr into last tr. Turn.
Rows 15 – 19: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr to end.
Fasten Off.

Make-up

Place front and back together and join at shoulder on side without buttons. Fold Sleeves in half lengthways and place folds level with shoulders. Attach on either side and sew up seams. Sew up side seams. Sew on buttons to correspond with gaps in buttonhole edging.

Sleeve and Bottom Edging
You can do this before or after making up but I found it easier to do afterwards.

Work 4 dc into each tr stitch gap. Slip stitch into first dc.

Neckline Edging
Starting from buttonhole edging, work 4 dc into each tr stitch gap or stitch (I just worked in the stitches wherever there was space) all the way around the neckline, but not joining when you get back to shoulder with buttons on.
Weave in ends.

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Baby’s New Top

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Baby’s New Top

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modelled by a grumpy baby!

Baby Sweater – detail of ruffles

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Baby Sweater – detail of ruffles

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Detail of bottom ruffles

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Detail of bottom ruffles

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Baby Sweater

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Baby Sweater

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Lacy Spiral Scarf

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Pattern Reviews,Yarn Reviews — by Rebecca @ 8:54 am
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Lacy Spiral Scarf

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I gave this as a gift to my sister-in-law. I will definately use both the pattern and yarn again although I think I would make the scarf a little longer next time and perhaps add an extra row.

The modifications I made:

I added a row of double crochet in at the very beginning and as a last row to make the scarf coils slightly looser.

Lacy Spiral Scarf

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Lacy Spiral Scarf

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Pattern: Spiral Scarf from ‘First Crochet’ by Lesley Stanfield
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere

This was a very easy pattern to follow and the end results look far more complicated than it actually was to make. The yarn has a lovely silky soft feel to it and is nice to wear next to the skin – not scratchy at all.

October 21, 2007

Fat Bottomed Bag

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,Pattern Reviews — by Rebecca @ 10:19 am
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Fat Bottomed Bag

Pattern: FBB from Happy Hooker Book
Yarn: Cascade 220

Comments: This was my first attempt at making the FBB from the Happy Hooker book. I made it as a gift for my sister-in-law. It was a really easy pattern to follow – I think it was only the second thing I ever crocheted and I managed! The yarn was nice to work with too. I finished off by sewing on a beaded flower than had fallen off some garment or other years ago. I’d saved it as I thought it was too pretty to bin and I’m glad I kept it now!

The first post

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Hello. Welcome to my first blog entry. I’ve set this blog up in order to showcase my craft work, provide reviews of patterns, yarns and craft books and to make available my own free patterns.

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