Thursday, 3 October 2013

How To - Simple and Quick Newborn Baby Booties

Due to very popular demand I have finally written down my tutorial to my very simple newborn baby booties! hoorah!

You can watch my video tutorial at the bottom of this written pattern on how to make them as well as my video tutorial on how to make the matching newborn beanie.

These booties are very quick to work up and look great in 3 colours but you can of course just keep them plain in one colour. Have fun!

So what will you need, let's read on...


Simple and Quick Newborn Baby Booties!

You will need;

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in light blue, dark blue and white (or your chosen colours)
  • Yarn needle and scissors
DB = Dark Blue
LB = Light Blue
W = White


Step 1
Add a slip-stitch trim and some roses for a sweeter finish
Using DB and 3.5mm crochet hook, ch15, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 12 sts, 2sc in last st - (16)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, work 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 12 sts, 2sc in last st - (32 sts in total from steps 1 and 2) sl st in next st regardless of round.

Step 3
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 13 sts, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 13 sts, 3dc in last st - (40) sl st in top of ch2

Step 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch2 - (48)

Step 5
Ch1, in front loops only for this round crochet 1sc in ea front loop around, sl st in ch1 - (48)

Step 6
Ch1, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog six times, hdc2tog, 1sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in last st, join LB with sl st in ch1 - (38)

Step 7
Continuing in LB ch1, 1sc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog three times, hdc2tog, 1sc in last 13 sts, join W with sl st in ch1 - (33)

Step 8
Continuing in W ch1, 1sc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog twice, hdc2tog, 1sc in last 11 sts, sl st in ch1 - (29) Fasten off and tie in all tails.



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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

How To - Sarah and Duck Crochet Pattern

This is probably more well known to us Brits but there is no reason why all crocheters cannot enjoy these adorable characters from a well-known British children's TV show called Sarah and Duck. 

I decided to make these characters because the show is still fairly new and cuddly toy versions don't exist. With a 3 year old totally addicted to the sweet cartoon it only made sense to get my crochet designer hat on (it's crocheted of course) to put together a design for Sarah and Duck!

I think they came out fairly well so I thought I would share the pattern with you guys so here is the crochet pattern for everyone to enjoy making them!

I do not recommend selling the finished items though due to BBC/Karrot Entertainment copyright laws! You have been warned (^-^).


So let's begin...


Crochet Pattern - Sarah and Duck

You will need;
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in the following colours;
    • Turquoise Green (T)
    • Cream (C)
    • White (W)
    • Red (R)
    • Dark Yellow (DY)
    • Light Yellow (LY)
    • Dark Green (G)
    • Brown (Br)
    • Black (B)
    • Light Pink (LP)
    • Dark Pink (DP)
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Toy stuffing
Some of the yarn is doubled up but the pattern will state to use two strands instead of one. If the pattern doesn't say to use two strands, just use one as normal. If you prefer you can use a chunky/bulky yarn instead of doubling up the yarn when required.

Duck

Head

Step 1
Taking two strands of T and a 4mm crochet hook, ch7, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work in foundation chains:
http://youtu.be/FMdj4j8E9U0

Steps 3 - 5
1sc in ea st around - (12) Remember! Don't join rounds unless it says to do so.

Step 6
2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts - (14)

Steps 7 - 8
1sc in ea st around - (14) Fasten off and tie in tails.

Body (make twice)

Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, work 7 sc foundation sts - (7)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work single crochet foundation stitches:
http://youtu.be/ccuyqCnIO18

Step 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout unless stated), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 5 sts, 2hdc in last st - (8)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 7 sts - (9)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 7 sts, 2hdc in last st - (10)

Step 5
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 9 sts - (11)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 9 sts, 2hdc in last st - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in ea st along - (12)

Step 9
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 10 sts - (11)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 8 sts, hdc2tog - (10)

Step 11
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts - (8)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6)

Step 13
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 2 sts - (4)

Step 14
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice - (2) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails and repeat for other side.

Eyes (make twice)

Step 1
Using W and a 3mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in  next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto head.

Eyes - Pupils

Take 2 short lengths of B and tie 3 knots into each length in the middle. Sew each end onto the white of the eye and tie on the back. Repeat for other eye and sew finished eyes onto the head either side.

Beak

Step 1
Using DY and a 3mm crochet hook, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (3)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 1sc in ea st along - (6 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Steps 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (6) Fasten off and sew onto head at the front.

Wing (make twice)

Step 1
Using C and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 6 sc foundation sts - (6)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 4 sts, 2hdc in last st - (7)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 6 sts - (8)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 5 sts, hdc2tog - (7)

Step 5
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, ss in next 2 sts - (6)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, sk2, ss in next st, 1sc in next st, hdc2tog - (3) Ch1 and fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto sides of body. Repeat for second wing and sew wings onto body pieces.

Now take your body pieces and place them together, one on top of each other with the beginning straight edges together and the pointy tails ends together, so they match.

Take your finished head and using C, sew each side of the head onto each side of the body pieces, at the front straight edge ends, starting at the back of the head and sewing round to the front of the duck and then along the other side, to the back of the head again. Tip* Do not sew by looping yarn over the joining edges, instead sew along body edge and then into head edge, then sew along head edge and back down to body edge. This hides the seam better.

Before continuing sewing, stuff your head at this point.

Now sew along the duck's back, joining each body side as you go, under his bottom and to the front of your duck, leaving a small hole for stuffing the body. Do not fasten off.

Feet (make twice)

Step 1
Using LY and a 3mm crochet hook, ch9, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in last st - (10)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in last st - (20 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (24)

Steps 4 - 5
1sc in ea st around - (24)

Step 6
1sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog five times, 1sc in next 6 sts - (19)

Step 7
1sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog three times, 1sc in next 5 sts - (16)

Step 8
1sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 2 sts - (12)

Steps 9 - 10
1sc in ea st around - (12) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto body.

Repeat for other foot and stuff your feet. Sew onto sides/bottom of body pieces either side, hiding your yarn ends on the inside of your duck.

Stuff your body and sew up remaining gap, hiding your yarn end on the inside of your body. You can watch my tutorial on how to do that if you like here: http://youtu.be/kpDYmA4XM3k


Sarah

Head

Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (6)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work a magic circle:
http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (12) Remember! Don't join rounds unless it says to do so.

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 6
*1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36)

Steps 7 - 12
1sc in ea st around - (36)

Step 13
*1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 14
*1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

|| PAUSE your work here and start on other parts.

Eyes (make twice)

Step 1
Using W and a 3mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (20)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (24) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto head.

Eyes - Pupils

Take 2 short lengths of B and tie 3 knots into each length in the middle. Sew each end onto the white of the eye and tie on the back. Repeat for other eye and sew finished eyes onto the head.

Blushys (make twice)

Step 1
Using LP and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6) Fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto head.

Mouth

Using B sew on a small mouth, hiding ends inside your head.

> CONTINUE your head, making sure to swap back to the 4mm crochet hook...

Step 15
*1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 16
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (12) 

Stuff your head at this point.

Do not fasten off but continue to make the body using the same doubled up yarn and hook.

Body (head continued)

Step 1
Continuing in doubled up C and 4mm crochet hook, crochet 2sc in ea st around - (24)

Steps 2 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36)

Steps 6 - 12
1sc in ea st around - (36)

Step 13
Join LP, 1sc in ea st around - (36) Fasten off LP and C and tie in all tails.

Body - Base


Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (12)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 6
*1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Legs (make twice)

Step 1
Using B and a 3mm crochet hook, ch7, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (8)


Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (16 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last st* repeat from * to * once more - (20)

Step 4
1sc in ea st around - (20)

Step 5
1sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 6 sts - (16)

Step 6
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 4 sts - (12)

Step 7
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 4 sts - (10)

Stuff the feet at this point.

Steps 8 - 22
1sc in ea st around - (10) Fasten off on last round. Stuff legs at this point and use remaining yarn to sew legs onto body base. Repeat for other leg.

Arms (make twice)

Step 1
Using C and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (5)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (10)

Steps 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (10)

Step 5
*sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (5)

Stuff hands only at this point, do not stuff arms. 

Steps 6 - 20
1sc in ea st around - (5) 

Now sew arms onto main body at the side but at the very top by the neckline. Stuff your body and sew body base onto main body.

Hair

Taking a few strands of B, long enough to reach either side of the head, tie them together in the middle and sew into place on the top centre of the head so they now hang down either side in place. You will not see the hair on the top of the head because of the hat so don't worry about it looking a bit bald! You just need to emphasise the hair under the hat by the neck.

Hat 

Step 1
Using G and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 8sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (8)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (16)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (32)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (40)

Steps 6 - 14
1sc in ea st around - (40) Fasten off and tie in all tails. 

Using the beginning tail end piece of yarn, sew up outside of the hat and form a small loop, sew back down and fix into place. This creates a small loop for her hat like on a beret. Use remaining yarn to sew hat into place, making sure to style the hair as you go so it pops out from under the hat at the sides. Also make sure to position the hat slightly to the back of the head rather than on the top directly.

Coat - Back

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 22 sc foundation sts - (22)

Step 2
Ch1 (again don't count as st here or throughout), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 7
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 8
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog twice - (18)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog twice - (14)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog twice - (10)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Coat - Right Front Side

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 12 sc foundation sts - (12)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)




Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat steps 3 and 4 - (12)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog twice - (9)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog - (6)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog three times - (3)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc3tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Coat - Left Front Side

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 12 sc foundation sts - (12)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)




Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat steps 3 and 4 - (12)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - (9)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog three times - (3)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc3tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Sew your coat pieces together, making sure seams are on the inside.

Coat - Sleeves (make twice)


Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6 sc foundation sts, sl st in 1st st to form a loop - (6)

Step 2
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards now), 1hdc in next st and in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (6)

Steps 3 - 4
Repeat step 2, but join LP with sl st to join round on last round - (6)

Steps 5 - 6
Repeat step 2, but join DP with sl st to join round on last round - (6)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat step 2, on last round fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing - (6)

Pull sleeves over arms, this can be difficult but do persevere! Put on Sarah's coat and sew the arms onto the main coat, sewing her into her coat.

Hood

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Step 2
Ch2, 1hdc in same st as chs, 2hdc in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (12)

Step 3
Ch2, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (18)

Step 4
Ch2, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, join LP with sl st to join round - (24)

Step 5
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (30)

Step 6
Ch2, 1hdc in next st and in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (30)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat step 6, fasten off on last round leaving enough yarn to sew hood onto main coat.

Sew hood to main coat. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Zip

Step 1
Using R and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 3 sc foundation sts - (3)

Step 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here and onwards), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (3)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in last st - (2)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off using remaining yarn to sew onto coat.

Sew on zip to main coat.

Using B sew some sts up the front seam of your main coat for a zip effect.

Shoes (make twice)

Step 1
Taking two strands of Br and a 4mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16)

Step 4
1sc in ea st around - (16)

Step 5
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in last 4 sts - (12)

Step 6
1sc in next 5 sts, ch2, sk5, 1sc in last 2 sts - (9) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Fit your shoe onto Sarah's foot, it is tight but this keeps the shoe on securely. Repeat for other shoe.

And now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more crochet pattern fun then please pop by my website here: http://www.happyberry.co.uk or join me on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/happyberrycrochet  or even come say hi on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet. I'd love to see you!

Read more on Sarah and Duck here: http://www.sarahandduck.com/



© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.