Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dungarees for little boys!!!

Making things for babies and toddlers is always a pleasure.

applications 8

applications 8.

To fit child 18months-1 year.
Length: - 41cm from beg
Width:-25cm across beg of armhole shaping.

Size 4mm hook
Approximately 100grm Dk wool, I used Robin DK and extra yarn in another shade for the trims. It took exactly 100grm for the main shade so if you are making these in one colour you will need an extra ball of yarn.

Abbreviations:  (The pattern is written in UK terms)
Ch= chain
Dc= double crochet (sc US terms)
Hdtr= half double treble (hdc US terms

Front and back work two alike
First Leg

Ch 26,
Row 1:- hdtr in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across =24 hdtr
Continue until 6 rows have been worked 2 chain turn.
Row 7:- hdtr in first st, 2 hdtr in next stitch, hdtr to end (25 hdtr)
Work until 10th row has been completed. (8cm) fasten off.

Second Leg
Work as for first leg to 7th row, hdtr to last 2 sts, 2hdtr in next st, hdtr in last st. ( 25 hdtr)
Work until 10th row has been completed 2ch turn
Row 11:-Hdtr across all sts, ch1, then all sts on first leg (ensuring straight sides are on the outside and shaping on the inside) =51 hdtr
Work straight until 32 rows have been completed and work measures 25cm from beg
Row 33:- dec 1 st at each end of next row (49hdtr)
Dec at each end of next following 4th row twice (45hdtr)41 rows.
Cont until 43 Rows have been completed and work measures 34cm.

Row 44:-
Turn, ss into next 4 hdtr, work to last 4hdtr and leave unworked (37hdtr) 2ch turn
Row 45:-Dec 2 sts at beg and end of next row =33hdtr
Work one row
Row 47:-Dec 2 sts at beg and end of next row = 29hdtr
Work one row
Row 49:-Dec 1st at beg and end of next row = 27hdtr
Work one row
Row 51:-Dec 1st at beg and end of next row = 25hdtr
Work 3 rows
Armholes should measure 8cms.
Work 3 rows in dc using contrast colour making two button holes in 2nd row thus
Work 2dc, ch2, miss 2dc, dc to last 4 dc, ch 2, miss next 2dc, dc in last 2dc, 1ch turn
Dc to end fasten off.
Finished measurement= 41 cm from beg.

Chain 15
Hdtr in 3rd chain from hook hdtr in each chain to end (13hdtr)
Work 9 Rows hdtr and one Row dc to finish off, in contrasting shade if liked.

Straps make two.
7ch, hdtr in 2nd ch from hook, hdtr across (5hdtr) work 20 rows each strap should measure 15cm.
To Complete
Place pockets 14 rows up from the bottom and approx 6hdtr from the centre and sew into place.
Join leg and side seams.
With contrasting shade, front right side facing beg at armhole join, dc up first side of armhole, 3dc in corner, dc across top of dungarees 3dc in corner then around armhole, 3dc in corner dc across top back of dungarees, 3dc in corner, dc down armhole, ss into first dc and break yarn.
Sew straps onto back and add buttons.

You can embellish these little dungarees in any way you please or just leave them plain. There are all sorts of free beautiful crochet appliqué to be found.

Car appliqué

ch-chain stitch
sc-single crochet
sl st-slip stitch
st(s)- stitch(es)
trtr - triple treble crochet

First of all i will tell how to crochet triple treble crochet( i hope u will not have problems with another sts) : Yarn over hook 4 times, insert hook in st yarn over, draw loop through ,(yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook) 5 time till you have 1 loop on the hook.

CaR : Row 1: Ch 18

Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn
Row 3: ch3, dc in each ch across, ch1,turn

Row 4-5: repeat row 2-3

Row 6: ch10, trtr into 6th ch, trtr into 7th ch, ch9, sl st into 11th ch, finish row with sc, 
don't fasten off

Sc in each st around whole car

Wheel: ch 5, sl st, ch3, 9 dc, sl st.
Car is ready just sew wheels and make headlights . Enjoy your Car!!!