Hey Dearies! I know this is a day late, but here is it! So, this idea was also based on my daughter and her love of baby dolls, this project is a sleeping bag or pouch to put her babies in.
This again is another C2C design, which is also great practice if you are wanting to get better at the stitch!
Another note I wanted to add that I did not add a pillow to attach to it, but here is my pattern from last week if you want to add a pillow to this project. Here is the link for that pillow:
Let’s talk about what you will need!
- Medium Size Yarn
- I am using a Red Heart Yarn Pink.
- 4.5mm hook
- If you want to make the pouch bigger or small, all you have to do is adjust your hook.
- This size is more like a small/medium size for a baby doll
Now, if you aren’t familiar with the ‘C2C’ stitch, here is a wonderful video that Heart Hook Home has, that not only helped me understand how to do the stitch but also shows how to increase and decrease. Here is the video:
This pattern is great for learning and getting familiar with the ‘c2c stitch before moving on to bigger and more complicated projects.
The sleeping bag size is 25×41 squares, you can, of course, add or decrease squares to fit a small or large size baby doll.
Row 1: Double crochet into the 3 chains from the hook and in the next 2 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 5. Repeat from row one. (This is how we increase.) Then flip your ‘square’, like you are going connect it. Slip stitch in the chain three, from the last square. Chain 2. Make 3 double crochets in that same space.
Repeat until you have 25 squares across. Once you do, after making your last square, slip stitch on the top of the square. (This is how you decrease). Chain 2 and make 3 double crochets in that chain 3 space.
Keep going until the other side has reached 41 squares and on that finally square, slip stitch on the top of the square. Chain 2 and make 3 double crochets in the chain 3 space. As you continue to go back and forth, you’ll notice the rows start to get smaller.
Chain 1 and single crochet about the piece and fasten off.
In the next part, you can either hand sew together or single crochet the two sides together.
Fold your project, the long way, or the ‘hotdog fold’. Taking your crochet hook (or needle) crochet or sew one of the longer sides. Once you reach the shorter side, fasten off. Then repeat on the other side.
Then you are done! Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
There it is! A very simple sleeping bag for the baby dolls! Remember, you can always add a pillow as well! I just didn’t have time to do so.
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