KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ORIANNA'S BEREVEMENT GOWN





FITS 1-3 POUND ANGEL BABY

MATERIALS NEEDED:
BABY YARN
RIBBON

HOOK SIZE: H

STITCHES USED:
CH-CHAIN
SL ST- SLIP STITCH
YO-YARN OVER
SC-SINGLE CROCHET
HDC-HALF DOUBLE CROCHET
DC-DOUBLE CROCHET
V-STITCH ( DC,CH1,DC IN SAME STITCH)

NO GAUGE IS NEEDED BECAUSE THIS PATTERN IS VERY FORGIVING. I LEAVE ALL MY GOWNS OPEN IN THE BACK SO THE ANGEL BABIES CAN BE DRESSED EASILY. IF YOU FIND ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE LET ME KNOW BECAUSE THIS PATTERN HAS NOT BEEN TESTED, AND I'M REALLY NOT THAT GREAT AT WRITING PATTERNS.

ROW 1: CH 32. DC IN 3RD CH FROM HOOK. DC IN NEXT 3 CH'S. (DC, CH1, DC) IN NEXT CH. (V-STITCH MADE) *DC IN NEXT 6 CH'S, V-STITCH IN NEXT CH.* REPEAT FROM *TO* 2 MORE TIMES. DC IN LAST 4 CH. CH 2 TURN.

ROWS 2-6: *HDC IN EACH DC AND WORK V-STITCH IN EACH CH 1 SPACE.* REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES, HDC IN REMAINING DC. CH2 TURN

THIS NEXT ROW FORMS THE SLEEVES.

ROW7: HDC IN EACH ST TO CH1 SP. (*YO INSERT HOOK IN CH1 SP AND IN NEXT CH1 SP. YO PULL OUT OF BOTH CH1 SPACES YO AND PULL OFF ALL 3 LOOPS.*) HDC IN EACH ST TO NEXT CH1 SP. REPEAT FROM *TO*. HDC IN REMAINING STS. CH2 TURN.

ROW 8: DC IN IN SAME SP AS CH2. WORK 2 DC IN EACH ST AROUND. CH2 TURN.

ROW 9 -25 : DC IN EACH DC ACROSS CH2 TURN.

ROW 26- DC IN EACH DC ACROSS. CH1 TURN.

RUFFLE

ROW 27: SC IN TURNING CH1 SPACE . *CH3 SKIP NEXT ST SC IN NEXT ST. * REPEAT FROM *TO* ACROSS.CH1 TURN

ROW28-31:SC IN SAME SP AS CH1. *CH3 SC IN CH3 SP.*REPEAT FROM *TO* ACROSS. ENDING WITH SC IN LAST SC. DON'T TURN.

CH1 SC IN CORNER WORK SC EVENLY UP EDGE OF GOWN. WHEN YOU GET TO THE NECK SC IN THE CORNER DC. CH3 *SC IN BETWEEN NEXT DC CH3* REPEAT ACROSS. WORK SC EVENLY DOWN THE OTHER SIDE. FINISH OFF AND WEAVE IN ALL ENDS.

SLEEVES: ROW 1: ATTACH YARN AT BOTTOM OF SLEEVE. CH3 , DC IN EACH HDC AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST TO THE TOP OF THE CH2. CH1

ROW 2: SC IN TURNING CH 1 * CH3 SC IN DC.* REPEAT AROUND FROM * TO *. SL ST TO BEGINNING SC FINISH OFF WEAVE IN ENDS.

REPEAT ROWS 1-2 ON NEXT SLEEVE

WEAVE RIBBON AROUND 1ST ROW OF DC AROUND NECK AND LEAVE ENOUGH IN BACK TO TIE. THIS WILL ALSO HELP TIGHTEN UP THE NECK IF NEEDED.



WEAVE A PIECE OF RIBBON AROUND 1ST ROW OF RUFFLE ON EACH SLEEVE TIE INTO A BOW. THIS MAKES THE SLEEVE FIT BETTER.

I LIKE TO TIE TWO PIECES OF RIBBON (AND MAKE A BOW) ON EACH SIDE OF THE BOTTOM ROW OF DC. I ALSO LIKE TO PUT A BOW ON TOP OF RUFFLE.




6 comments:

  1. My goodness, Kathy, that little gown is beautiful. I'm assuming you've probably made many of these? About how long do they take? I'm not sure I could tackle something quite that fancy right now, but I'll refer back to your email to see what else might be needed. You do beautiful work, by the way! - Keri

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  2. THANK YOU KERI AND DON'T WORRY IT'S NOT HARD. I CAN MAKE A SET IN A DAY.

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  3. What a precious, beautiful gown. Thank you for sharing, and for the comfort you surely bring to so many grieving parents.

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  4. Thank you for this pattern.

    In 2010 my daughter gave birth to boy/girl twins at 28 weeks. My granddaughter Braelynn passed away the next day. She was dressed in a donated gown which was sewn. I can not tell you how beautiful she looked and how much it meant to us to have her dressed so beautifully. She looked like the angel she was when we walked into the room.

    I do not have time to sew but I crochet preemie hats and casket blankets on my train commute to work. I also belong to the online Yahoo group, All Crafts fro Charity, which is how I found your site.

    Maryann in IL

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  5. Thank you very much for this beautiful gown i have just finished my first one but have to get the ribbon tomorrow as i haven't got any small enough, will post a picture then, I am in a group that do these for the hospitals so i thank you again for supplying these for free so we can make them for these special babies xxx

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  6. Very, very sweet. Thanks for sharing this with your fellow volunteers!

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KATHY