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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't Eat the Daisies Newborn Diaper Cover and Shell Beanie

Being snowed in for a week,  I had a lot of extra time to reduce some of my yarn stash. I have a lot of partial skeins and since baby items do not use a lot of yarn, I started to work on a baby hat. Out of a half a skein of of I love this Yarn in Periwinkle, I was able to make a hat, a diaper cover and cute slippers to complete the set. I love this color and it pares well with white. I added the Ladybug buttons as an afterthought. The results are adorable. If you like this pattern please leave a comment and join this Blog,  to keep  updated on any new releases.



The hat is worked with a simple large shell and V-stitch pattern. The diaper cover and slippers are half double crochets. They are all easy to make projects and work up very fast. 


Beanie Pattern

Size - Newborn 14 inch diameter and 5 1/2 inches deep. 

Supplies: Worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby's I love this yarn in Periwinkle and White). Small amount of yellow for center of flowers.
Size J - 5.50 mm Crochet hook

My stitch gauge for a 4 inch square is as follows: 14 hdc and 10 rows

Special stitch pattern: Beginning Large Shell: Chain 3, 2 dc, into same stitch. 
                                 Large Shell - 5 double crochet into same stitch
                                 Beginning V-stitch: Chain 4 (1 dc + ch 1 space) 1 dc in first stitch
                                 V - stitch - 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in same stitch

Chain 3 counts as 1st dc in each round.
With Main color (Periwinkle)
Rd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Slip stitch to top of 1st sc. (6 sc)
Rd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across. Slip stitch to top of 1st sc.  (12 sc)
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as chain, 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat till end of rd. (18 sc)
Rd 4: Chain 3, 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next st. 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat for end of round. Slip stitch to top of chain 3. (27 dc)
Rd 5: Slip stitch into space between first 2 dc. work Beginning V-Stitch (ch 4, 1 dc). Skip next dc. Work 2 dc in space of single dc of previous rd. Skip next dc. Work V-stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into space between next 2 dc of previous rd. Skip next dc, 2 dc into single dc of previous rd. continue working V-stitch and 2 dc for end of rd. Slip stitch to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.  (9 V-stitches, 18 dc)
Rd 6: Slip stitch into ch space of first V-stitch, Work Beginning Large Shell (ch 3, 2 dc) into ch 1 space. Sc in space between next 2 dc group. *Work Large Shell (5 dc) into next chain 1 space, sc into next space between 2 dc group*. Repeat from *-*. 2 dc in space of  Beginning shell. Slip stitch to top of ch 3. (9 Shells, 9 sc)
Rd 7: Ch 1, sc in same stitch. ch 1, *Work V-stitch on top of next sc, ch 1, sc in center of Large Shell (3rd dc), ch 1 *, repeat from *-* till end of rd. Slip stitch to top of 1st sc. (9 V-stitches, 9 sc, 18 ch 1 spaces)
Rd 8: Work Beginning Shell, sc in center of next V-stitch, shell, sc in center of next V-stitch till end of rd. 2 dc in same space as Beginning Shell. Slip stitch to top of beginning chain 3. (9 Shells, 9 sc)
Rd 9 - 12 repeat rounds 7-8 2 times. 
Rd 13: change to CC (white). Ch 1, sc into same stitch and in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of 1st sc. (54 sc)
Rd 14: repeat rd. 13, break yarn. (attach Large Loop Flower)

I am still working out additional sizing. I did one more hat using Vanna's Baby (slightly finer yarn, you might need to reduce size of hook slightly). I added 2 additional stitches to rd. 3 (20 sc) to get one additional shell repeat and 2 added 2 rows. This increased my dimensions to 16 1/2 inch diameter and 7 inches deep. This should fit size 18 - 24 months. Size can also be reduced, by eliminating all if the chain spaces between the sc and V- stitches.  Often a change in hook size will change the dimensions, to fit a slightly smaller or larger head. 

Diaper Cover 

Size - Newborn - 3 months. 
Worsted weight (4 medium) ( I used Hobby Lobby's I love this Yarn in Periwinkle and white for trim.) Small amount for yellow (center of flower). 
Size J - 5.50 mm crochet hook
Button 

Special Stitches: 2 hdc together. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yo pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop through (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook. 
Rd 1: With Main Color, Chain 49, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch around. (48 sc) turn.
Rd 2: Ch 3, dc in each stitch around (48 dc) turn
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around (48 sc) turn
Rd 4: Slip stitch into next 12 stitches, ch 2, hdc same stitch and in next 23 stitches (leaving rest unworked). (24 hdc), turn
Rd 5, Hdc in each stitch across (24 hdc)
Rd 6, 7, 8  Repeat rd 5
Rd 9: Chain 2, hdc together next 2 stitches, hdc next 20, hdc together last 2 (22 hdc)
Rd 10: Ch 2 hdc in each stitch (22 hdc), turn
Rd 11: Ch 2, hdc next 2 st together, hdc next 18, hdc together last 2 stitches. (20 hdc), turn
Rd 12: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. (20 hdc), turn.
Rd 13: Ch 2, hdc first 2 together, hdc in next 16 stitches, hdc last 2 together. (18 hdc), turn
Rd 14: Ch 2, hdc first 2 together, hdc in next 14 stitches, hdc together last 2 stitches (16 hdc), turn.
Rd 15: Ch 2, hdc first 2 together, hdc in next 12 stitches, hdc together last 2 stitches (14 hdc), turn
Rd 16- 23: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around (14 hdc)
Rd 24: Change to CC, chain 1 sc around diaper cover putting 2 sc in corners of bottom edge and waistband. Slip stitch to top of 1st sc. Do not turn.
Rd 25: Chain 1, sc in each stitch around. Break yarn, weave in ends. 
Rd 26: repeat rd 25
Attach small flower.

                                            

Baby Slippers

Size: Newborn
Worsted Weight (4 medium). MC (I use Hobby Lobby's I love this yarn)
Size G hook - 4 mm

Special stitches: 2 hdc tog. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch,yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop through (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.


Crochet In the Front or Back Loops of a Stitch, Stitch Anatomy
Stitching in Back Loop only

                                                     
This is worked in the round, do not turn.

Rd 1: With CC (white) chain 10, hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in next 6 chains, 6 hdc into last chain. Working on opposite side of chain, 7 hdc evenly into loops, 5 hdc into last stitch, slip stitch to beginning hdc. (25 hdc)
Rd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 7 stitches, work 2 sc into next 5 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in each of the next 5 stitches, slip stitch to top of 1st sc. (34 sc)
Rd 3: Ch 1, sc into next 7 stitches, (2 sc in next, 1 sc in next) repeat 5 times, sc in next 7 stitches, (2 sc in next, 1 sc in next) 5 times. (44 sc)
Rd 4: Change to MC. Ch 2, in front loops only  hdc in each stitch across, slip stitch to top of ch 2. (44 hdc)
Rd 5: Ch 2, hdc in each of the next 7 stitches, hdc together 7 times (total of 14 st), hdc in next 23 st, slip stitch to top of ch 2. (37 hdc)
Rd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc together 6 times (total of 12 st), hdc in next 20 st, slip stitch to top of ch 2. (31 hdc)
Rd 7: Change to CC, ch 1, sc in each stitch across. (31 sc). Fasten off, weave in ends. Attach a small flower to top of each slipper.   


Large 6 Petal Flower

With Yellow, ch 4, slip stitch to first chain.
Rd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into ring. (12 dc)
Rd 2: Change to MC (white). Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next stitch*, repeat from *-*. Slip stitch to first sc. *(6 ch 3 spaces)
Rd 3: Slip stitch in first chain space, ch 1 (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in each chain space around. Slip stitch to first sc. (6 petals made)
Rd 4: Ch 2, Working behind petals,sc around post of next petal (insert hook from back around post). ch 8, slip stitch into sc at the beginning of ch just made, *ch 2, sc around post of next pedal, ch 8, slip stitch into sc at the beginning of chain*. *-* Repeat around all petals, slip stitch into first sc. (6 ch 2 and 6 ch 8 loops)
Rd 5: Slip stitch into first ch 8 space, sc, hdc, 6 dc, ch 1, 6 dc, hdc, sc in first chain 8 space (large petal made). To anchor and close the petal, slip stitch into sc of the previous rd, ( first sc below beginning of ch 8 space.(Sorry, was going to have picture but camera is out of batteries). Slip stitch into next chain 8 space and repeat as for previous petal. Repeat 4 more times. Slip stitch into first sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach flower. (6 large petals)


Small 5 Petal Flower

Make 3, (2 for slippers and 1 for diaper cover)
Rd 1: With yellow, ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip stitch to top.
Rd 2: With MC (white), ch 1, * (1 sc, 2 hdc) in next stitch, (1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) in next stitch* (first small petal made). Repeat from *-* for remainder of rd. Slip stitch to beg. chain 1. Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach flower. (5 small petals)

This pattern has not been tested. If you find any errors please let me know, so I can make any corrections necessary.

Another set I made using the pattern. This time I opted for butterflies.


This Pattern is my original design and not to be posted or reproduced on any website, or printed version. You may use your finished project for any purpose. If you wish to share this pattern, please only provide a link back to the pattern.

Added the PDF Version, hope this makes it easier to save this pattern to your computer.

35 comments:

  1. This set is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoyed making it, hope others do as well.

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing....This is so cute!

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    3. Hi, under the hat, row 3, what is 2 c in next st? thanks.

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  2. So cute! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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  3. I added this pattern to the directory at www.crochetatplay.com

    we have over 23,000 free patterns available, if you have any others you would like added you can do so right fom our submit page.
    I hope this link brings you lots of traffic

    Megan

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me. This pattern is already in their directory. I am listed as one of their designers. Appreciate your thoughtfulness and help.

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  4. I soooooo love this set, its so cute!!!!!

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  5. I wanted to crochet something for a friend's newborn - due in July - but we live in Georgia where it will be way too hot to wear any of the usual baby crochet. This will be perfect! Thanks for making the pattern available for free.

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  6. Are you sure that is periwinkle? I love the color but the periwinkle I found was purple. Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. this is The Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn, and the label calls it Periwinkle. I like this color but the stores are running low on this yarn.

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  7. Perfect, cute and useful, love it!

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  8. Absolutely adorably cute. Thank you so much.

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  9. I love this set! Will be making this!

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  10. need help on the diaper cover instructions:
    it states
    Rd 5,6,7: Repeat round 5, turn

    but Rd 5 isn't given? do you mean 4?

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  11. Do u have the pattern for the butterflies? My daughter has a ton of butterfly stuff for my new granddaughter & I would love to make her this set! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

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    1. I can post the links I used. The bigger one for the beanie I believe was this one. I used worsted weight yarn instead of thread http://mylittlecitygirl.com/2010/01/papillon-crocheted-pin-free-pattern/
      The smaller ones I believe I omitted the last row. Again I used worsted weight http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-grace
      Sorry it took me a few days to get back with you. Did't get any E-mail notifications.

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    2. Thank u soooo much!!! And the same here, usually I get an email notification for comments that I post & didn't lol.... TY!!!!

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  12. I just worked up a bootie and I think it is too large to be considered newborn. I am using the proper size hook and yarn. Do you have dimensions on the foot of the slipper? Thanks

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  13. I would love to make this but the pattern is fuzzy and hard for me to read. I wonder if there is something I can do to make it easier for me to read?

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  14. I love this! I will make it soon. Do you have the pattern for the small butterflies?

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  15. Omg, this is such an Adorable set. I just made the daisies one in hot pink. Is there a link or something I'm missing for the butterflies? Thanks for sharing! Was very easy to make!

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  16. I love this, it's so adorable! How do I open that PDF file? I've tried but can't seem to print it or open it. TIA

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  17. This is adorable! I made the cover, no problem, but I can't get the stitch count to come out right on the slippers! I am not even sure what I am doing wrong. :(

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  18. This is beautiful!!! I featured it in a round up at MNE Crafts!!
    http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/06/photography-props-round-up-18-free.html

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  19. Which side is the right side for the booties?
    Thanks

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  20. I found you from crochetatplay and I love your pattern for those cute slippers. I am wondering if you have the pattern for that butterfly it is more what i want.

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    1. whoops i just found the link thanks i should really learn to read first comment later..

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  21. Help! I need help with the beanie Rd 8 After I sc in the center of the next V-stitch where do I start the shell stitch

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  22. This is beyond adorable! Thanks so much for putting this up here. I think I will be making a lot of these.

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  23. This is just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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