Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Snuggly

I just finished making this outfit for my son to give as a gift to friends who had a baby a few weeks back. This is one of the prettiest baby outfits I have ever made. I am huge fan of ShiFio's Patterns.....I have about 5 of them now. They arent hard but they are SO pretty...and they arent expensive, either.....they come as PDF's.

This is a Snuggly....essentially its a wearable blanket. Again, I used Emily as my model. This is a 0-3 mos. size, but it has room for growth. Emily is actually more of a preemie sized doll at 18". I did change one thing in the pattern. You are supposed to sew the bottom closed but I chose to leave it open so the baby could wear it dont have to gather the bottom. Its a very loose garment on purpose, especially the hood. Its just meant to cover the head so if the baby turns its head, it wont smother. The neck is also made loose. But the garment is a good weight....perfect for its purpose. I used 1 1/2 skeins of pink Patons Beehive Baby Sport yarn, one skein of white and an I called for a G but I wasnt getting the gauge with that. I did well buying the trims....the lace was on sale for 50 cents a yard....and it took 6 yds. The buttons were 99 cents for 5.... I needed ten. The little roses were also 99 cents a pkg.
If you like making baby clothes, like I do, check out the patterns. I really enjoyed making this, and I will be making more from patterns from the same designer. You can sell the items you make from her patterns, too, which is nice of her.

Crochet, Away!!


Unique2wh0 said...

Girl!! You have been so busy :) I love love love this it is just beautiful and can see why you love the designers patterns. Of course your work is so pretty too! I am gonn head over and check out her patterns...wonder if they have one for 3-6mths.

Sandytoo said...

Thanks, De'Anna. :) I dont think she has anything larger than 3 mos. but if you use worsted yarn instead of sport and a larger hook, you can probably upsize them pretty easily.


Ria said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! Makes me wish I had a baby to knit/crochet for ( not mine mind you just one around to craft for)

Jelibe said...

That is super cute! Nice work Sandy!!

Kathy said...

Came to you from a Rav thread. WOw. THis is no ordinary crochet blog. I'm bookmarking you. I faved you in my Rav friends. I am huckmom on rav. if you wish.

I asked a sockyarn question.

LOVELY baby outfit. Beyond lovely

Unique2wh0 said...

Sandy I had to come back and look at your snuggly is so pretty. Makes me smile :) I am think'n I need me an Emily doll and then I can make her these kinda of clothes LOL Why not?? hehe

Sandytoo said...

De'Anna, I am glad the snuggly makes you too.

My dream would be to get a reborn doll. Some people think they are creepy, but I dont think so. Having one would be perfect because they are a true newborn size and weight...and they are all vinly so you can model anything on them. Emily has a stuffed body and arms, so I can only put long sleeved things on her. But a reborn would set me back at least $500. Emily was only $150. :) But I love dolls anyway...I have a porcelain doll collection, too.

naida said...

wow, that is beautiful sandy!

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