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:
Chunky yarn (I used Stylecraft Special Chunky)
US M/9 mm crochet hook
6 stitch markers
6 wooden buttons about 4 cm (1 ½”)
Dimensions (when laid flat, including ribbing)
Newborn: 20″ x 38″ (50 x 96 cm)
0-3 months: 24″ x 42″ (61 x107 cm)
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 96 cm (38 “).
At the end of R46 for the 0-3 mo size your piece will measure around 107 m (42”).
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. The ribbing measures about 2″ (5 cm), on each side.
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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Wednesday 26th of April 2023
What is the finished size for both newborn and 0 -3 months? Thanks
Tuesday 9th of May 2023
Dimensions are now included in the pattern. I am so sorry I have left them out. Enjoy making this crochet sleeping bag!
Saturday 29th of October 2022
Hi, I am making this in size 0-3M but using a finer thread and smaller needle as it what I have on hand. I see that the final length should be 110cm but what is the final width so I can maybe add one cluster or two to adjust? Thanks
Tuesday 9th of May 2023
I have just added the dimensions for this pattern. I hope everything is fine now.
Friday 11th of March 2022
I've been loving making this pattern so far but I am stuck on the sc all the way around. On the two long sides of the piece, is it simply one sc per row? The edges of my piece are looking a little stretched when I do that. I tried doing three sc for every two rows, which doesn't make the edges of my piece look stretched; however, that is giving me more stitches to work with when doing the ribbing. Please help me understand what I am doing wrong! Thank you!
Friday 11th of March 2022
It really depends on how tight or loose you are crocheting, but, one sc per row is definitely not going to cut it. You will probably need 2-3 sc per row. See how comfortable it feels when you are making the sides. The sc shouldn't be too close or too far apart from each other. Relax and place your hook in the place that feels more natural. The only thing that you will have to check is that both long sides should have the same number of single crochet stitches.
Friday 11th of February 2022
Sorry,english is my 2nd language. What does "ch 2space" actually mean? I am stuck in 3rd row :D
Thursday 24th of February 2022
It's the space that is formed by the chain 2 in the previous row.
Saturday 19th of June 2021
Hi! Are we able to sell the finished product?
Monday 9th of August 2021
Yes, of course, you are welcome to sell the finished product of any of my patterns.