Easy and practical crochet baby sleeping bag. Perfect size for the stroller.
I always thought that having handmade items was a gift of love. Why not share this gift with the ones that are new to this life?
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I am talking about newborns of course and their need to feel the warmth and love those first few months of their lives that everything is new and strange.
Giving birth in January in freezing temperatures, I know what it feels like. You have a new tiny baby that seems so fragile. And the days pass, and you feel a little better every day.
But the cold stays strong because it is winter. And you just have to get out of the house for a while. Do, please do! Get dressed in warm clothes, dress your baby in warmer clothes and go outside for a walk.
Even a short walk, will do wonders for your repressed feelings and overwhelm.
This is were this crochet sleeping bag enters. It is the perfect size to keep a newborn nice and snuggle, and it has a hood to protect his little head.
I suggest adding a crochet hat for extra protection. It is a newborn we are talking about after all.
But enough chatting, let’s get into the details!
You are going to need:
Gauge: 2 clusters and 4 rows is 4 inches
A cluster is a number of stitches, in our case a sc and 4 dc. It is explained in parenthesis in R2.
Yardage: 6 skeins of Stylecraft Special Chunky or about 840 m (920 yds) of any chunky yarn.
1. The pattern is written in 2 sizes, newborn and 0-3 months, using Standard US terms.
2. The pattern is written in the newborn size with the 0-3 mo following in parenthesis.
3. You will hold 2 strands of yarn throughout the project.
If you are interested in the cute bunny teether you can see in the image below you can check out the “Bunny crochet teething ring pattern”, blog post which is also completely free!
Crochet baby sleeping bag pattern
R1: ch 25 (33), sc in second chain from hook and in all chains, ch 1, turn (24, 32)
R2: * (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in first st, sk next 3 st *, repeat from * to * across, sc in last st, turn
R3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as the ch 3, * (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch 2space *, repeat from * to * across, sc in last ch 2space
R4-42(46): repeat R3, do not cut yarn
At the end of R42 for the newborn size, your piece will measure around 1 m (38 “).
At the end of R46 for the 0-3 mo size your piece will measure around 110 m (43”).
R43(47): ch 3, tr, * dc, hdc, sc 2 * repeat from * to * until the end of row and do not cut yarn.
Single crochet evenly around and remember to place 3 single crochet stitches in every corner. Do not single crochet in the top of the even edging row. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew the hood inside out as shown in the image below. This piece is reversible so, just decide which one will be the good side of the fabric.
Place stitch markers on rows 2, 8 and 13 for the newborn size, and rows 2, 8 and 14 for the 0-3 mo size, on both sides.
Now you will start your ribbing by attaching the yarn on the top left corner.
R1: ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 chains, sl st in next 2 stitches of the single crochet row, ch 1 turn (5)
R2: sc in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (5)
R3: sc in blo in each st across, sl st in next 2 stitches of the single crochet row, ch 1 turn (5)
R4-end: repeat rows 2 and 3
When a sl st on the single crochet row hits a stitch with a stitch marker this is where you will create the buttonholes. Remove stitch markers as you go.
In such a row the pattern will be sc 2, ch 1, sk 1, sc 2, ch 1, turn.
Fold the piece right side up and place the stitch markers again exactly below the buttonholes and sew the buttons. Remove stitch markers.
That’s it! You are done! Let your baby enjoy his new crochet sleeping bag!
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