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Vintage Dress & Diaper Cover


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Vintage Dress & Diaper Cover

An Original Pattern by Tanya Naser. Copyright © Tanya Naser 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Photography and Crochet by: As U Wish Embroidery & Crafts

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This pattern has been a real testimony to my love of crochet! It feels like I’ve been crocheting this same dress for YEARS! ūüôā¬†It’s all been worth it though because I couldn’t be happier with the fact that I can offer it in 5 (YES, FIVE!!) sizes.
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As always, a giant thanks go out to my dedicated testers. Love you girls!! Without your dedication, patience–extreme yarn stashes–, and love of crochet, I would be lost.

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You can find the Vintage Dress & Diaper Cover for sale in any of my online shops!

Craftsy:¬†http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/vintage-dress–diaper-cover/21296

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vintage-dress–diaper-cover

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103983476/vintage-dress-diaper-cover

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Pattern Info:

SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner +

BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:

  • Double crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Picot

PATTERN DESCRIPTION:

The Vintage Dress & Diaper Cover is the perfect set for making memories! The vintage look and adorable shell stitch-work makes an impact.

This is the ideal gift to whip up for showers, baptisms, bringing home baby from the hospital, photo shoots, charity, and much, much more.

All techniques and finished sizes are listed in US terminology.

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GAUGE:

4 hdc sts = 1″
2 hdc rows = 1″

SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • Preemie: (Will fit an infant approximately 4-6 pounds or roughly 2-3 kilos)
  • Small: 0-3 months (7-14 pounds or roughly 3-6 kilos)
  • Medium: 3-6 months (14-18 pounds or roughly 6-8 kilos)
  • Large-6-12 months (19-26 pounds or roughly 8-11 kilos)
  • Extra Large-12-18 months (24-30 pounds or roughly 10-14 kilos)

MATERIALS:

  • DK or Light worsted weight yarn in any color
  • Size G (4.00mm) crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

  • 9 matching buttons
  • Ribbon: Size 3/8″ or 3/16″
  • Tapestry needle

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Butterfly Baby Photo Prop: Pattern


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Baby Butterfly Photo Prop Pattern

An Original Pattern by Tanya Naser. Copyright © Tanya Naser 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Purple Butterfly Wings crocheted by Christy: http://www.facebook.com/christyscountrycreations

Photo taken by and used with permission from Clare Impressions Photography: http://www.facebook.com/ClareImpressionsPhotography

I’ve finally finished the long awaited butterfly and I owe a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful testers who patiently waded through all the frogs with me and ironed out all the wrinkles!

I’m really pleased with the way this one turned out. It started as a monster and now it’s simple enough for really anyone to tackle. I hope you have as much fun turning your kids into butterflies as I did!

Butterfly Baby Photo Prop: PDF PATTERN: $5.50.

Available as an instant download in any of my online shops.

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Also available on Craftsy is the Butterfly Baby COCOON ONLY. Perfect for those who are looking to whip up a gorgeous gift for a shower or new baby!

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Diamond Mermaid Cocoon


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Diamond Mermaid Cocoon Photo Prop

An Original Pattern by Tanya Naser. Copyright © Tanya Naser 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photos used with permission by A piece of Lisa photography

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This one has been a real labor of love and I could never have finished it without a whole team of dedicated testers cheering me on and pushing me through at every step of the way.

To each and every one of you, I send a heartfelt thank you–and a FREE copy of the completed pattern! I appreciate your time and effort more than you’ll ever know!

This will be a HUGE departure for me but a necessary one that’s been a long time coming. While free patterns will be a giant part of what I’m all about, certain patterns that I put my heart and soul into will be offered for sale.

Diamond Mermaid Cocoon Photo Prop: PDF PATTERN: $5.50.

Available as an instant download in any of my online shops.

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What’s included with your purchase:

You will receive a PDF file of a complete crochet pattern. Finished projects are ideal for use as a stunning prop for professional photographers or for parents who want to create their own precious memories.

This pattern would also be adorable for a Halloween costume.

The diamond pattern also has the added benefit of being UNISEX. Simply crochet using darker colors and leave off the top for an ultra cool merman!

What you will find within the pattern:
Included with your purchased PDF file are complete and thoroughly tested patterns for the mermaid tail, fin, and top.

Also included is a hand drawn symbol chart (which will make crocheting this prop a breeze) along with a thorough photo tutorial walking you through each step of the diamond stitch.

All techniques and finished sizes are listed in US terminology.

Sizes: This pattern is written for a newborn: size 0-3 months ONLY. You can easily adapt this pattern to fit a larger baby by sizing up recommended crochet hooks and adding several more rounds to make it longer.

Depending on what type of yarn you use, there could be several inches of stretch. Finished prop should measure approximately 17″ long and 14″ wide at the waist–tapering to 18″ at its widest point.

 

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Infant Barefoot Sandals


The latest trend in crochet baby footwear for hot summer temps is barefoot sandals–and I can see why! They are super simple to make (no soles make for WAY less work) and they are always ADORABLE!

Infant Barefoot Sandals

Materials Needed:

  • Size E or F hook
  • Sport or baby weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Note: You can make these larger by sizing up both your hook and your yarn weight.

Terms Used:

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sts = stitches
  • sk = skip

Ch 8. Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring. This will be the loop that goes around the toe.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), dc twice into ring. This forms the base of the triangle.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, dc in each stitch across.

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn, dc in next dc, dc twice in next, dc in each of last two sts.

Row 4: Ch 2 and turn, dc in first dc, ch 2, sk next dc and sc in next dc.

Row 5: Ch 2, sk next dc,  dc in last two dc of row.

Edging: Ch 1, sc down side of triangle towards ring. 10 sc into the ring. Cont. to sc up the other side of triangle. Once you reach end of this side, ch approximately 30 and finish off (Mine measured 4 inches long when I was done), leaving a 4 inch tail.

Join yarn with a sl st into the other end of the triangle. Ch approximately 30 stitches. Finish off, leaving a 4 inch tail.

You should now have two tails. In order to make the heel, thread your tapestry needle with one tail and crisscross it to the opposite side (see photo below for reference), Attach the tail to the opposite side of the triangle. Tie with a knot and weave in. Complete for the other side.

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All that’s left is the decoration, You can stick anything on top–flowers are my personal favorites but you can do pom poms, ribbon, jewels for that bling factor!!

If you create a pair, don’t forget to share your pics on our Facebook Group!

Granny Square Hat


I was recently asked to create one of my Springtime Ruffle Brim Hats in an infant size. I had plans to tackle that pattern anyway so I got to work experimenting and quickly realized that the best way to scale it down was to start with your basic granny square.

To begin your granny you will want 4 groups of 3 dc and 4 chain 1 spaces. Your hat will begin to form by placing strategic increases in later rounds (I promise it’s simpler than it sounds).

So let’s begin!

Springtime Ruffle Brim Hat: (Size 6-12 Months)

Materials Needed:

  • Size I (5.50mm) hook (If you crochet very tightly, use a J hook)
  • Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply yarn in two or three complimentary colors.

Completed hat circumference measures approximately 15.5 inches and will stretch an approximate 17 inches. 

Stitches used:

  • ch=chain
  • sc=single crochet
  • dc=double crochet
  • sl st=slip stitch

Note: The term SPACE (sp) is used throughout this pattern and refers to the area between each group of 3 dc.

Using your main color, ch 3.

Round 1: In third ch from hook (2 skipped chains count as 1st dc) work 2 dc, ch 1; (3 dc, ch 1) 3 times in same ch. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 3.

When you have completed this round you should have 4 groups of 3 dc and 4 ch 1 spaces. 

Round 2: Sl st in each dc to the next ch 1 sp. (Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch 1 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, rep from * around 3 times.  Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2.

When  you have completed this round you should have 8 groups of 3 dc and 4 ch 1 spaces. Your work should also look like a traditional granny square!

Round 3: Sl st in each dc to the next ch 1 sp. (Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * around 3 times ending with a (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc). Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2.

When you have completed this round you should have 12 groups of 3 dc and 4 ch 1 spaces. Your work should now have a slight bulge to each of the sides as the hat begins to take its shape.

Round 4: Sl st in each dc to the next sp. (Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, 3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp, rep from * around 3 times ending with a 3 dc in next space. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2.

When ¬†you have completed this round you should have 16 groups of 3 dc and 4 ch 1 spaces. Your work should still be looking VERY granny like (and by now you are probably wondering if I’m pulling your leg)–but I promise, it will turn into a hat very soon!

Round 5: For this round we will only have 2 increases–strategically spaced on either side of our granny to turn it from square to hat!¬†Sl st in each dc to the next sp.¬†(Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in sp, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp, 3 dc in the next sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next sp, (3 dc in the next space) seven times,¬†(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next sp,¬†(3 dc in the next space) four times. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2.

When  you have completed this round you should have 18 groups of 3 dc and 2 ch 1 spaces. Your work should still be round. 

Rounds 6-8: Sl st in each dc to the next sp. (Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in sp, *3 dc in next sp, rep from * around. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2.

When you have completed these rounds the top of your hat should be obvious! 

 

Round 9: Change color to your accent by joining with a sl st and chaining 1. Sc in each st around. There should be a total of 54 sc’s when you get back to your beginning ch 1. Do not join. Instead you will work in a continuous round for the next several rounds.

Rounds 10-13: Sc in each sc around.

When you have completed these rounds the main body of your hat is finished! The next section will be for the ruffle.

 

Round 14: Change color to your main by joining with a sl st and chaining 2. Dc in same sp as join, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2. (82 dc)

Round 15: Ch 2, dc in the same sp as join, *1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2. (108 dc)

Round 16: Change color to your accent by joining with a sl st and chaining 1. 1 sc in the same sp as join, *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, rep from * around. Join with a sl st at the top of the ch 2. (133 sc)

Finish off and weave in all tails.

And that’s how you turn a traditional granny square into an adorable hat! You can play with colors or yarns and have an¬†infinite¬†amount of looks for this sweet hat. Leave the ruffle brim off and put a flower on it for an entirely different take!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did and if you’d like to share your finished project, why not post a pic in our facebook group!

 

Keep an eye out for an update with a larger size: 18-24 months!!