Thursday, April 5, 2012
Well a friend of mine saw my crochet on facebook and got me in touch with a photographer she knows! yay! Well, said photographer needs a cocoon with a matching hat. We haven't talked color yet but I had this skein of Bernat Premium in taupe and I just love the color so I decided to try and make my own cocoon. I was envisioning a really textured looking sack with triple crochet and I managed to make it work :)Then I made the green and pink on in Caron Simply Soft and added a flower to the hat. I am probably going to try this with some thicker yarn and a smaller hook also and I will let you know how it turns out! Here is the pattern for my newborn cocoon with matching hat.
Here is a tutorial for the Magic Ring
What You'll Need
Row 1- magic ring,ch 4, 16 tc into magic circle,ss to top of beginning ch (16 tc)
Row 2- ch 4,2 tc in each tc around, ss to top of beg ch (32 tc)
Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first st, 1 tc in next st, repeat around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)
Rows 4 -17- ch 4, tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)
Row 18- ch 4, tc in first st, ch 1, tc in 2nd st fom hook, *ch 1, tc in 2nd st from hook, repeat from * around, ss to top of beginning ch (25 tc)
Weave in the ends and you're done!
You can fold over the top edge for smaller babies or keep the edge up.
Row 1- Make a magic ring,ch 4, 12 tc into magic circle, pull tight, ss to top of beginning ch (12 tc)
Row 2- ch 4, 2tc into each tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (24 tc)
Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first stitch, tc in nex 3 st, repeat around (30 tc)
Row 4-6-ch 4, tc around, ss into top of beginning ch
Row 5- ch 1, sc around, ss to beginning ch
Weave in the ends
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I just finished the most adorable diaper cover set! My babe thinks there are too many ruffles going on, but I am most definatly in love! These pictures aren't the best and they don't show the true colors but I had to share! I will update this post with a photo in the sunlight, where the colors show correctly.
The hat reminds me of those russian roller hats with the fur... what do you think? I will post the pattern for this hat soon!! It is extremely simple :) Have a great day!
Matching ruffled diaper cover made from this basic pattern from The Bradens