Sunday, 29 November 2015

Knit Poncho for a Baby Doll

 
 

 





Poncho for a Baby Doll

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

Cast on 65sts

Knit 2 rows

Row 3:                   S1, * yrn, k2tog, repeat from * to end

Row 4 and every alternate (wrong side) row:       S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 5:                   Kfb,  k30, kfb, kfb, k30, kfb, k1

Row 7:                   Kfb,  k32, kfb, kfb, k32, kfb, k1

Row 9:                   Kfb,  k34, kfb, kfb, k34, kfb, k1


Continue working and increasing in this manner until work measures 4½” from the cast on edge  (use stitch markers if this helps you)

 

It is easy to adjust the length here (work more rows if required)

Knit 9 rows, continuing to increase as before on every right side row

Cast off knitwise loosely (if you find this difficult – use a larger needle)

Sew up the back seam

Darn away ends

 

Make a crochet chain drawstring (or use a ribbon if you prefer)

Thread it through the eyelet holes at the neckline, and tie in a bow
 
 

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Poncho for her Baby Doll too!


If you have decided to crochet my toddler poncho - why not made a little version - for her baby doll too ? !

What could be cuter? This fits my 'Annabelle' doll perfectly.




These instructions use UK terminology ~

CH = chain          TR = treble crochet         SS = slip stitch


 
Baby Doll Poncho
 
I used 36g of DK (8ply) yarn and 4mm hook
 
CH 56 and join with  a SS  (make sure the chain is not twisted)
Round 1:                TR (treble crochet) in every chain stitch
Round 2:  CH 3 and work a TR into the next 2 stitches,  * CH 1 skip a stitch, and work a TR into the next 3 stitches,   Repeat from * 12 times more, CH1,  SS to join.   (You should have 14 clusters of TR's and 14 spaces)
Round 3:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 4 times (you will have 6 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 5  times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  CH1, and SS to join (you will now have 6 clusters, a point, 6 clusters and a point)
Round 4:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 4 times (you will have 6 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next chain space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 6  times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  jump to the next space and work 3TR, CH1, and SS to join
Continue  -  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, work 3TR into every space, and  work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into each point  -  and end each round with CH1, and SS to join - for 9 more rounds  (or until the length you require)
Darn away ends
Add a crochet chain drawstring cord to the base of the first round, and tie in a bow
You could add a crochet shell edging  - or fringes – if you like
 
                                                                                
 
 
 
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Easy Crochet Poncho




Easy Toddler Crochet Poncho

 
I would like to point out that this is not my design -
this traditional way of crocheting a poncho has been around for a very long time!
I remember my Mum showing me how to make these over 40 years ago! 


These instructions use UK terminology ~

CH = chain          TR = treble crochet         SS = slip stitch


 
Toddler Poncho
 
I used 86g of DK (8ply) yarn and 4mm hook

CH 72 and join with a SS  (make sure the chain is not twisted)

Round 1:                TR (treble crochet) in every chain stitch

Round 2:  CH 3 and work a TR into the next 2 stitches,  * CH 1 skip a stitch, and work a TR into the next 3 stitches,   Repeat from * 16 times more, CH1,  SS to join.   (You should have 18 clusters of TR's and 18 spaces)

Round 3:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 6 times (you will have 8 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 6 times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  CH1, and SS to join (you will now have 8 clusters, a point, 8 clusters and a point)

Round 4:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 6 times (you will have 8 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 8  times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  jump to the next space and work 3TR, CH1, and SS to join

Continue  -  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, work 3TR into every space, and  work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into each point  - and end each round with CH1, and SS to join - for 18 more rounds (or until the length you require)

Darn away ends

Add a crochet chain drawstring cord to the base of the first round, and tie in a bow

You could add a crochet shell edging  - or fringes – if you like

 
 
 
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Monday, 23 November 2015

Jack & Jill ~ Premature Baby Hats

You love my little Jack & Jill Premature Baby Cardigan Jacket  - so here are the matching hats. Hope you like them too.
 
Small, Medium & Large Preemie sizes.
 



 
 DK (8ply) yarn         Small Preemie ~    4 - 6 g            Medium Preemie ~ 8 - 10g            Large Preemie ~ 12 - 14g
 
‘Jack & Jill’  Unisex Baby Beanie Hat
 
Gauge / Tension   22sts = 4” (10cm)
 
 
Small Premature Baby    7″ circumference, 3 ½“ high


 
 
Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 37sts
 
Border ~
 
1st Row:  S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row once more
 
Pattern ~
 
3rd Row:            S1, knit to end of row
 
4th Row:            S1, *p3, k1, repeat from * to end
 
Repeat the last two rows until work measures 2”, ending after a knit row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                 (36sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, knit to end of row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Shape Top ~
 
Next Row:         *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (29sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Next Row:         *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (22sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1    
 
Next Row:         *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (15sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Next Row:         *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                     (8sts)                                       
 
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.
 
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
 
Sew up side seam and weave in ends.
 
 
 
Medium Premature Baby    9″ circumference, 4 ½“ high
 
 
 
 
 
 
Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 45sts
 
Border ~
 
1st Row:  S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row 3 times more
 
Pattern ~
 
5th Row:            S1, knit to end of row
 
6th Row:            S1, *p3, k1, repeat from * to end
 
Repeat the last two rows until work measures 3“, ending after a knit row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, kfb                            (46sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, knit to end of row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
 
Shape Top ~
 
Next Row:         *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (37sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Next Row:         *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (28sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1    
 
Next Row:         *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (19sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1    
 
Next Row:        *K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                     (10sts)                                     
                                               
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.
 
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
 
Sew up side seam and weave in ends.
 
 
 
Large Premature / Small Newborn    11″ circumference, 5 ½ “ high
 
Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 57sts
 
Border ~
 
1st Row:  S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row 3 times more
 
Pattern ~
 
5th Row:            S1, knit to end of row
 
6th Row:            S1, *p3, k1, repeat from * to end
 
Repeat the last two rows until work measures 4“, ending after a knit row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                 (56sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, knit to end of row
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Shape Top ~
 
Next Row:         *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (45sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1    
 
Next Row:         *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (34sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1    
 
Next Row:         *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (23sts)
 
Next Row:         S1, knit to end of row
 
Next Row:         * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                    (12sts)                                                                                     

Next Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1                                        
                                               
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.
 
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
 
Sew up side seam and weave in ends.
 
 

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Charlie Baby Blanket




 
Charlie Baby Blanket
 

 

Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn

4mm needles

 

Tension ~

22sts = 4” (10cm)

 

 
Charlie Premature Baby Blanket

 

Measurements ~

Width:        17 " (43cm)

Length:      adjustable ......... I made mine 20" (51cm)

 

Pattern Instructions ~


Cast on 92 stitches

 
Start with a garter stitch border - knit 10 rows

 
11th Row:       S1, knit across row

 
12th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
13th Row:       S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 
14th Row:       S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 
15th Row:       S1, knit across row

 
16th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
Repeat the last 6 rows until blanket measures  

Finish with a garter stitch border – knit 11 rows

Cast off knit wise

Darn away ends


If you would like to make this baby blanket smaller or bigger ~

then reduce or add in multiples of four stitches ...
 

........ for a Newborn Baby Blanket of 24 ½ “

 

cast on 132sts

 

........ for a Baby Blanket of 30 “

 

cast on 164sts
 
 


You will find instructions for my matching baby jacket at ~


 http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/charlie-baby-cardigan-jacket.html




 
You will find instructions for my matching hat at ~ 
 
 
 
 
And the matching mittens at ~ 
 
 


 
 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’