Saturday, 29 March 2014

Bright Stripes Newborn Baby Hats



Modern mums like bright bold colours for their newborns, so I made these cute little newborn baby hats with bright bold stripes. They are very easy to knit.
 
Hope you like them.
 








Easy Bright Stripe Newborn Baby Hat

 

Size

Width:    5 ½ “ (14cm)   11” (28cm) all around 

Height:   5 ½ “ (14cm)

 

DK yarn in two colours which look good together

M = Main colour                   C = Contrast colour

4mm needles

 

Pattern:

 

Using M, cast on 64sts

 

Work 10 rows in 2 x 2 rib. Increase one stitch at end of rib      (65sts)

 

Add in C

(do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)


11th  Row:  Using C, knit across row

12th  Row:  Using C, purl across row

13th  Row:  Using C, knit across row

14th  Row:  Using C, purl across row

15th  Row:  Using M, knit across row

16th  Row:  Using M, purl across row

Repeat 11th – 16th rows once more

23rd  Row:   Using C, knit across row

24th  Row:   Using C, purl across row

25th  Row:   Using C, knit across row

26th  Row:   Using C, purl across row

Cut off C

27th  Row:  Knit

28th  Row:   Purl


Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                         57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  Purl
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       49sts
5th  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       41sts
7th  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       33sts
9th  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       25sts
11th  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       17sts
12th  Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                              9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-bright-stripes-baby-hats


 

 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Premature Baby Crochet Baby Jacket

There are loads of little crochet baby jackets available but I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for.
 
I wanted instructions for a sleeveless premature baby jacket - in DK weight yarn - and written in UK terminology.
 
After lots of looking …..it seemed easier in the end to write my own !
(although I must say that there are many similar patterns freely available).
Anyway this is my version.
 
Small & Large Premature Baby Crochet SleevelessTops





 
Preemie Crochet Baby Tops         UK Terminology               
Small Premature Baby Top
 

Using DK yarn and a 4mm hook, chain 41

Row 1:
tc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 3 ch, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 7 chains, (tc, ch, tc)  in next ch (corner), tc in next 11 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 7 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next chain (corner), tc in next 5 ch, turn
 
Row 2:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 5 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 6 tc, turn
 
Row 3:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 6 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 7 tc, turn
 
Row 4:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 7 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 8 tc, turn
 
Row 5:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 8 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 9 tc, turn
 
Row 6:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 9 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next  10 tc, turn
 
Row 7:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next tc,  * 2tc in next tc, tc in next 2 tc, repeat from * to end, turn
 
Row 8:             ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in each tc across row, turn
 
Repeat row 8 twice more
 
Row 11:           ch1, dc in each tc across row.  Fasten off
 
Neckties:         Chain 30, dc across neck edge, chain 30. Fasten off
 
To finish:
Weave in ends                        Tie bow at neck
 
 
Large Premature / Small Newborn Baby Top
 
 
Using DK yarn and a 4mm hook, chain 53

Row 1:
tc in 4th  ch from hook and in the next 5 ch, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 9 chains, (tc, ch, tc)  in next ch (corner), tc in next 15 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 9 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next chain (corner), tc in next 7 ch, turn
 
Row 2:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 7 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 8 tc, turn
 
Row 3:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 8 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 9 tc, turn
 
Row 4:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 10 tc, turn
 
Row 5:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 10 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, turn
 
Row 6:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 25 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 12 tc, turn
 
Row 7:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 12 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next 27 tc, tc in ch (center of corner),  skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next  13 tc, turn
 
Row 8:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next tc, * 2tc in next tc, tc in next 2 tc, repeat from * to end, turn
 
Row 9:             ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in each tc across row, turn
 
Repeat row 9 four times more
 
Row 14:           ch1, dc in each tc across row.  Fasten off
 
Neckties:         Chain 33, dc across neck edge, chain 33. Fasten off
To finish:         Weave in ends                        Tie bow at neck
 
Newborn Baby Top

 
 
Using DK yarn and a 4mm hook, chain 65

Row 1:
tc in 4th  ch from hook and in the next 7 ch, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 11 chains, (tc, ch, tc)  in next ch (corner), tc in next 19 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 11 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next chain (corner), tc in next 9 ch, turn
 
Row 2:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 10 tc, turn
 
Row 3:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 10 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, turn
 
Row 4:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 25 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 12 tc, turn
 
Row 5:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 12 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 27 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, turn
 
Row 6:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 29 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 14 tc, turn
 
Row 7:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 14 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 31 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, turn
 
Row 8:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 15 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next 33 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next  16 tc, turn
 
Row 9:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next tc, * 2tc in next tc, tc in next 2 tc, repeat from * to end, turn
 
Row 10:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in each tc across row, turn
 
Repeat row 10 eight times more
 
Row 19:  
ch1, dc in each tc across row.  Fasten off
 
Neckties:
Chain 35, dc across neck edge, chain 35. Fasten off
 
To finish:
Weave in ends                        Tie bow at neck
 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/premature-baby-crochet-sleeveless-baby-jacket



 

 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Marianna's All-in-One Sleeveless Tops for young girls

My All-in-One Baby Top pattern design has been so popular ~
and you all seem to love it and want it in bigger sizes too.
 
 So here are the next 2 sizes ~
Age 1-3   &   Age 4-6
 
All-in-One Sleeveless Top for a 1-3 year old girl

All-in-One Sleeveless Top for a 4-6 year old girl

 
 
 
 
All-in-One  Sleeveless Top        Age 1-3

To fit chest:  20” – 22”  (55 – 58cm)
 
Length:   14” (36cm)
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm )        Around 100g 
 
Needles  – 4mm throughout
 
Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards               
 
Cast on 88sts
 
Rows 1, 2, 3, 4            Knit
Row 5                          Knit to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1
Rows 6, 7                    Knit
Row 8                          K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 9                          Knit
Row 10                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 11                        K8, *(yfwd, k2, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts,k3                    110sts
Row 12,13, 14             As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 15                        K8, *(yfwd, k4, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                   132sts
Rows 16, 17, 18          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 19                        K8, *(yfwd, k6, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1  

Rows 20, 21, 22          As rows 8, 9, 10                                                                         154sts

Row 23                        K8, *(yfwd, k8, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                   176sts
Rows 24, 25, 26          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 27                        K8, *(yfwd, k10, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 198sts
Rows 28, 29, 30          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 31                        Knit
Row 32                        Knit
Row 33                        Knit to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1
Rows 34, 35, 36, 37, 38          Knit
Row 39                        K34, cast off 33sts, k63, cast off 33sts, k33
Row 40                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5 (34sts for front, 64sts for back, 34sts for front)        132sts
Row 41                        K6,  *(k4, m1) rep from * to last 10sts, k10                               161sts
Row 42                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                                           
Row 43                        Knit
Row 44                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 13” (33cm) in length
Knit 7 rows
Cast off loosely
Darn away ends                     
Sew on buttons
 
 
All-in-One  Sleeveless Top        Age 4-6

To fit chest:  24” – 26”  (61 – 66cm)
 
Length:   16” (41cm)
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm )         Around 135g 
 
Needles  – 4mm throughout
 
Requires 3 small buttons


Worked from the neck downwards                           
 
Cast on 95sts
 
Rows 1, 2, 3, 4            Knit
Row 5                          Knit to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1
Rows 6, 7                    Knit
Row 8                          K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 9                          Knit
Row 10                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 11                        K8, *(yfwd, k2, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts,k3                  119sts
Row 12,13, 14             As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 15                        K8, *(yfwd, k4, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 143sts
Rows 16, 17, 18          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 19                        K8, *(yfwd, k6, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 167sts
Rows 20                      K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 21                        Knit to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1
Row 22:                       K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 23                        K8, *(yfwd, k8, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 191sts
Rows 24, 25, 26          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 27                        K8, *(yfwd, k10, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                215sts
Rows 28, 29, 30          As rows 8, 9, 10
Row 31                        K8, *(yfwd, k12, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                239sts
Rows 32, 33, 34          As rows 8, 9, 10
Rows 35 – 40              Knit
Row 41                        Knit to last 3sts, yrn, k2tog, k1
Row 42                        Knit
Row 43                        K41, cast off 39sts, k78, cast off 39sts, k40                         
Row 44                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5 (41sts for front, 79sts for back, 41sts for front)        161sts
Row 45                        K6,  *(k4, m1) rep from * to last 9sts, k9                                  198sts
Row 46                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                                           
Row 47                        Knit
Row 48                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 15” (38cm) in length
Knit 7 rows
Cast off loosely
 
Darn away ends                     
Sew on buttons
 
 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girls-all-in-one-sleeveless-top



The original newborn baby size and 3month size instructions are at ~
 
 
and the 9 - 12 months baby size instructions are at ~