Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby Born, Crocheted 3 Piece Outfit

Number 1 grand daughter Lily wanted a hat and some clothes for her baby Born doll. So whilst making them I wrote the pattern down to share with all of my readers.
I have made a simple 3 piece out fit here.
Hat, vest and a pleated look skirt.
I have used a cheap 8 ply yarn with the purple out fit and also some cheap yarn for the yellow and blue out fit, but I held 2 strands of baby yarn together, 1 being 4 ply and the other 5 ply. The different ply's used made very little difference to the actual pattern steps.
I used a 5.00 mm hook.
I have no guage here, but I will say that I am neither a tight crocheter or a loose crocheter, So I am a medium type crocheter.
The terms I am using are US terms.
You will just need left over yarn for this project.



Baby Born doll measures 17 inches long

Some simple embellishments can bring your project to life.




















Beginning with the vest pattern.

Vest Pattern, begins at neck edge
Ch 33
1 Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc in next 3 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 5 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in next 5 ch, work 3 dc in next ch (corner made), work 1 dc in last 5 ch, ch 2 to turn (note ch 2 is first st in next row)


2 Work 1 dc in next 5 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next 5 dc and 1 dc in top of ch 2 turning ch, ch 2 and turn

Shape arm holes
3 Work 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 5, skip next 9 dc, 1 dc in 10th dc and in next 12 dc, ch 5, skip next 9 dc, 1 dc in 10th dc, work 1 dc in next 7 dc (includes top of ch 2 turning ch), ch 2 and turn

4 Work 1 dc in each dc and sc across to end (includes ch 2 turning ch) ch 2 and turn

5 Work 1 dc in each dc across, do not ch 2 or turn

Edging

6 Work 2 hdc in same place as the dc just made, work 1 hdc in each row end of vest front edge, work 3 hdc in corner of edge and neck space, work 1 hdc in each ch space across neck edge , work 3 hdc in corner of neck and edge space, work 1 hdc in each row end of vest front edge, finish with 3 hdc in corner space, fasten off and tie in all loose ends.

For a different look, the vest can be worked in BLO on every row
Picture of vest closed



















Picture of vest open














Skirt Pattern














Skirt is worked in the direction of the width,

rows 2 through to row 26 are worked in the back loop of the st.

Ch 14

1 Work 1 sc in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in next 4 ch, work 1 dc in remaining 8 ch, ch 3 and turn (turning ch 3 is the first st of the next row)

For the remainder of the pattern all st’s are worked in the BLO
2 Work 1 dc in next 7 dc, work 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 to turn ( ch 1 is only a turning ch)


3 Work 1 sc in next 5 sc, work 1 dc in next 8 dc (includes ch top of turning ch), ch 3 and turn


Rows 4 to 26, repeat rows 2 and 3, do not ch 3, finish off leaving a tail for sewing skirt edging together.

Hat elastic can be sewn around the waist for stretch.

Hat Pattern



















Notes: Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch through out hat pattern, you will sl st to join around the post of this ch 2 through out hat pattern.

Beginning at crown
1 Ch 4, work 8 dc in 4 ch from hook, sl st to join at beginning ch3, (8 dc)
2 Ch 2, Work 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to join (16 dc)
3 Ch 2, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc* repeat to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
4 Ch 2 * work 1 dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc* * repeat to end, sl st to join (32 dc)
5 Ch 2 * work 1 dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc* repeat 2 more times, work 1 dc in next 8 dc, work 2 dc in last dc sl st to join (36 dc)
6 Ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc around, sl st to join
7 repeat row 6
Hat Picot edging
8 *ch 5, sl st to next st*, repeat to end finish off. Sew in all loose ends.


Below is the vest worked in the BLO .
I used 2 strands of 5 ply with this one.

















Below is the skirt made with a strand of 4 and 5 ply held together.
I have left an opening split in this one.















Here is the hat using the 4 and 5 ply yarn



















Here you can see the lemon and blue 3 piece suit together






































Link to my baby doll bathing suit pattern.
























Feel free to use this pattern, but please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. Feel free to link to this pattern. I'd love to see a finished copy.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

im starting one now

laughing purple goldfish said...

cute! my daughter hasn't realised yet that I could make dolls clothes... so I'm keeping quiet about that for the moment... but might start making some up for Christmas time

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Does she have the baby born doll? I just know you could use this pattern and dress it up very nice. The embellishments really set a plain pattern off don't you think Purple?

Anonymous said...

I used both the vest pattern and the bathing suit pattern to dress teddy bears. I put a velco closure on the vest and added a decorative button on top for "boy" bears. I changed the bathing suit pattern by adding more stitches in the rear and adding a hole for the bear tail ( 3 spaces.) I also changed it to a sunsuit. I didn't stich the sides, added more side stitches for overlap and added a button. The bears were adorable. Thank you.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Anonymous, that sounds great! Would love love to see a picture some how :)

SheilaSB said...

Has anyone tried modifying the skirt pattern to make shorts for a boy doll or preemie boy baby? This outfit is simply adorable!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

SheilaSB, what a good idea, it may happen one day :)

Anonymous said...

is there a way to make the vest larger so it will fit an actual newborn?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

I suppose you could try thicker yarn and a larger hook, but I'm sure the whole pattern would have to be modified, cheers :)

baby crochet patterns said...

Lovely outfits, I think the dolls are cute too. Heather

Anonymous said...

You are such a gem for sharing these patterns, I have home based daycare and we are in desperate need of new dolls clothes,we cant afford to buy clothes so I am off to create fab clothes for the children's dolls.. Thanks so much.x