Thursday, May 22, 2008

Crochet: Coral Baby Layette

UPDATE: Photo of Scarlett in her little layette...

I have finished my first project for my baby girl: this crocheted coral layette. I saw the pattern in a Moda Dea Babies and Kids Collection 1 pattern booklet I bought for a sweater I crocheted for Audrey and I thought it was cute. I used KnitPicks Cotlin yarn in Island Coral instead of the yarn specified.

I love the way the pattern shapes the sleeves. You construct the bodice with essentially a cap sleeve and then continue the sleeves separately after the bodice. This would be darling as a cap sleeved sweater for my toddler! I'm thinking I could likely size it up by using a heavier gauge yarn and hook. Maybe I'll try it sometime after I finish all my baby projects.

I found these darling rose shaped buttons at Joann in the perfect shade of coral. They look appropriately vintage.

I improvised on the hat by making it shorter, more of a cloche. Who knows how (or when) it will fit my baby girl--hard to guess about head circumference. I improvised on the booties too. I made the cuff shorter and think it looks cute rolled like they are in this photo. They seem like they may be the kind of booties that would stay on. We'll see when she gets here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I really love this jacket and the colour of it. I would like to try this.

Your baby girl is soooooooooooooo adorable. I also love the fabric of her gown she is wearing. What kind of fabric is that? Exactly what I was looking for for my little girl.

Have fun with knitting for you girls!

Diana (greetings from Germany)

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