Sunday, July 11, 2010

Newborn Cocoon







A pregnant friend of mine saw a picture of a baby cocoon and asked if I could make her one, so here is my interpretation. I didn't have a baby to test it on so I'm not 100% sure about the size, but if the average newborn is 20 inches long it should be okay.

Newborn Cocoon

Yarn: 1 skein Lion Brand Homespun (I used "Barley")(Or you could use any similar chunky weight boucle)
Hook: K
Dimensions: Circumference = 26 in, length 15 in

Instructions:
Ch 4
rd 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with slst in top of ch 4 (12dc)

rd 2: ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in each st around , join(24dc)

rd 3: ch 3, 1 dc in same st as joining, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from* until end, join (36dc)

rd 4: ch 3, 1 dc in same st as joining, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from* until end, join (48dc)

rd 5: ch 3, 1 dc in same st as joining, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from* until end, join (60dc)

rds 6-21: ch 3, dc in each dc around, join.

rd 22: work 1 round reverse sc, finish.

Hide any ends.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hexagon Baby Blanket






My mother always says that baby blankets should not have holes in them (lacy). So here is a hole-less baby blanket that I hope will make her proud!


Hexagon Baby Blanket

Hook: H

Yarn used: Red Heart Baby Econo (#4) 1 skein each Light Pink and Carousel Print

Size: 32 in

Ch 4, join with first ch to form a ring

Rnd 1: ch 1, 11 sc into ring, sl st into first ch to join

Rnd 2: ch 3, *3 dc into next sc, 1 dc in next sc* (rep four more times), 3 dc in next sc , join to top of ch 3

Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc* (rep four more times), 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, join to top of ch 3

Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc* (rep four more times), 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, join to top ch 3

Rnd 5 +: continue increasing in this manner until reaching the desired size. The easiest way to do this is to dc in each dc and make a 3 dc cluster in the center stitch of every 3 dc cluster.

Final edging round: ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc around with 3 sc in center st of each 3 dc cluster, join and break off yarn. Hide any ends.

In my example, I did 31 total rounds (30 dc rounds and 1 sc edging round).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Basic Baby Hat

Basic Baby Hat







1.5 ounces of any worsted weight yarn (#4)
Hook size: H
Sized to fit 14 inch circumference (about newborn size)

Instructions:
Ch 3
rd 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join with slst in top of ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout)(12dc)

rd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around , join(24dc)

rd 3: ch 2, 1 dc in same st as joining, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from* until end, join (36dc)

rd 4: ch 2, 1 dc in same st as joining, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from* until end, join (48dc)

rd 5-10: ch2, dc in each st around, join

rd 11: ch 1, turn, sc in each st, back loops only, join

rd 12-13: sc in each st around, join, finish off.