Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tiny Baby and Carrier Set Pattern

So I've spent some time recently making two of these little baby doll/blanket/carrier sets, and I thought someone might like the pattern.



To give credit where credit is due, there is at least a partial pattern on this site.  Unfortunately, the original language is Danish, and crochet patterns don't translate very well. I think she only has a pattern for the carrier. I tried to follow it as well as I could, but with Google Translate phrases such as "crochet 20 air masks" and "symmetry in hank wagons" I just kind of gave up and made my own pattern. Hopefully no one minds!


The carriers are lined with felt, and the dolls and blankets are removable.

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Sc2tog - single crochet two stitches together
St - stitch
Rnd - round
Rep - repeat

Yarn weight - worsted
Hook - E (3.50 mm)

You can join your rounds, or work in a spiral without joining - your choice.

Blanket

Ch 16

Row 1 - Hdc in 1st ch from hook, 14 hdc (15 st), ch 1
Row 2 - Ch 2, Dc in 2nd ch from hook and next 14 sts.
Rows 3-6 - Repeat rows 1 & 2.
Fasten off.

Baby

Head

Rnd 1 - 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2 - 2 sc in each sc (10)
Rnd 3 - 2 sc in 1st st, 4 sc, rep around (12)
Rnd 4-5 - Sc around
Rnd 6 - Sc2tog, 4 sc, rep around (10)

Stuff with fiberfill

Rnd 7 - Sc2tog around (5)

Finish stuffing and sew shut.

Body

Rnd 1 - In desired color, pick up 6 sc around where you finished off on the head.
Rnd 2 - 2 sc in first, 1 sc around (9)
Rnd 3 - 2 sc in first, 4 sc, 2 sc in next, 3 sc (11)
Rnd 4-11 - Sc around, changing colors if you would like to make stripes.
Rnd 12 - Sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc (9)

Stuff and sew shut.

Arms (2)

Rnd 1 - 4 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2 - 4 sc
Rnd 3 - 5 sc (Increase however you like - I join my rounds so I just make an extra stitch in the last (slip) stitch before joining.)
Rnd 4-5 - 5 sc

Stuff 

Rnd 6 - Sc 2tog, 3 sc. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing to body. 

Hat 

Rnd 1 - 6 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2 - 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Rnd 3 - 2 sc in 1st st, 5 sc, rep around
Rnd 4-6 - Sc around.

Sew hat to head and arms to body.

Carrier

Rnd 1 - Ch 15, dc in 2nd st from hook and next 11, 6 dc in next, dc in next 12, 4 dc in last. Sl st to first st.
Rnd 2 - Ch 1, 2 hdc in next, 12 dc, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 14 dc,, 2 hdc in next, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to first st.
Rnd 3 - Ch 1, sc around in back loops.
Rnd 4-6 - Sc around
Rnd 7 - 7 sc, ch 6, skip 3 sts, sc 18, ch 6, skip 3 sts, sc 11, sl st to first st, ch 1
Rnd 8 - Sc2tog, 5 sc, 10 sc over handle loop, 6 sc, sc2tog 3 times, 6 sc, 10 sc over handle loop, 7 sc, sc2tog 2 times. Sl st to first st and fasten off.

Cut out felt in a coordinating color and hot glue it to the inside bottom of the carrier (easiest if you flip it inside out to do so). I suppose you could sew it instead, if you like.


Tuck your tiny babies inside their carriers with their blankets, and enjoy!







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