Baby Bunting and Cap
Baby Bunting and Cap
Baby Bunting and Cap - Free Pattern
Step 1: Getting Started
Wrap your precious bundle of joy up in a hand-made baby bunting! This traditional crochet pattern works up nice and easy and the results are timeless. Enjoy creating and using this for your little one. Or give one as a unique hand-made treasure for a baby shower gift. A baby bunting becomes a treasured keepsake and can be crocheted in many different color schemes.
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Materials: Red Heart 3-ply yarn in color of choice (6 - 2 ounce skeins.); Coats and Clark embroidery floss (6 strand), 1 skein each of Mid. Rose, Beauty Pink, Dk. Yellow and Grass Green (or similar colors); small floral pattern to embroider on bunting or free-hand embroider; 1 crochet hook No. 4; 2 yards of satin ribbon, 1/4 inch wide in color of choice; 1 lightweight zipper (18 inches long) color to match bunting.
Note: Embroidery is optional.
Gauge: 5 sts make 1"; 7 rows make 2 inches.
Step 2: Pattern Instructions
Bunting: Starting at bottom, make a chain 45 inches long (5 ch sts to 1").
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, * dc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch. Repeat from * across, until row measures 35 inches, ending with 2 dc. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in first 2 dc, * dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, run. Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 27 inches. Break off. Attach yarn to end of first row at lower edge, sc in same place, sc closely across side an top edges, making 3 sc at each corner at top edge. Turn. Now sl st in each sc across these edges. Break off.
Base: Starting at long side, make a chain 18 inches long. Work in pattern as for first row of bunting until row measures 14 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. Work in pattern until piece measures 3 1/4 inches. Break off. Fold side edges of bunting to meet at center front. Sew base neatly in place, easing in to fit. Sew zipper in place. Fold corners of bunting down and embroider flowers with Mid. Rose in lazy daisy stitch and Beauty Pink French knots. Make a yellow French knot at the center of each flower. Embroider leaves and stems in Green lazy daisy stitch. Note: Embroidery is optional.
Cap: (Front) Starting at back edge, make a chain 16 inches long.
1st row: Work in pattern as for first row of bunting until row measures 13 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. Work in pattern until piece measures 4 1/2 inches. Break off.
Step 3: Finishing Up
(Back of cap): Starting at lower edge, make a chain 7 inches long.
1st row: Work in pattern until row measures 4 1/4 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. Continue to work in pattern until piece measures 4 inches. Turn.
Next row: Sl st in first 3 sts (2 sts decreased), ch 3, dc in next sc, sc in next 2 dc, continue in pattern across to within last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn.
Following row: Skip first sc, dc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, continue in pattern across, ending with sc in last dc, sc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. Work in pattern for 2 more rows. Break off. Sew front piece to back piece.
Neck Piece: Attach yarn to lower right corner of cap, ch 13. Break off. Attach yarn to lower left corner, ch 14 and work as follow:
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 12 ch, sc closely across lower edge and in each ch on opposite corner. Ch 3, turn.
2nd row: (beading) Skip first 2 dc, * half dc in ext sc, ch 1, skip next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Make 3 sc in each sp across. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc in first 2 sc, * dc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Work in pattern until neck piece measures 3 inches. Now sc closely around all outer edges except bottom. Break off.
(Optional) Embroider across front of cap as for bunting. Cut four 3-inch pieces of ribbon. Fold each piece to form a loop. Insert ends into front of cap and sew in place as illustrated. Lace remaining ribbon through beading and tie in a bow.