I do not remember when and for who I decided to make this aqua colored hand crocheted baby outfit. And the next question is: why didn’t I bother to finish this? I found this one in my
large container of unfinished projects, luckily not eaten by moths yet. Newsflash: “I finished it!”
I just had to sew it together and purchase some light purple buttons and a ribbon. That was it.
I always enjoy making baby things. Why? Well, for starters you are done in a flash (not this time though) and basically everything looks adorable on babies, right? You can make a jacket with sleeves that are way too long, or buttons that don’t match. Still everybody would love it. The yarn I used for this outfit is Aarlan Arwetta Baby, 100% merino wool, and a treat to work with. Here is a picture:
The pattern for this baby outfit is actually from the seventies and in Dutch. Clothing crochet patterns from the seventies and earlier sometimes asked you to make a paper layout like this.
As you can see, this is the body of the jacket:
And this is the sleeve:
Did you ever make a paper layout like this? I think, if you are crafty you can make a paper layout from an existing baby jacket? Just a thought.
The pattern stitch are two rows of single crochet and one row puff stitch. This pattern stitch is repeated throughout the jacket, hat and booties.
Here is the finished heirloom crocheted baby outfit:
Usually these outfits will end up with the right baby. Wait and see. I have a few more baby and children items I like to show you in the next month or so, and I am finishing up a denim blue granny square blanket. I cannot see the bottom yet of my plastic container, but there is more space. Yippee! O, and do you know I am also painting a large display cabinet? I am on the roll folks, let’s take advantage of this.
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