Thursday, 13 May 2010

Crochet Baby Waistcoat



I have made this little waistcoat from oddments using the same pattern as yesterday's little jacket King Cole 3151. I know that it is a bit hard to see but the fleck is a different colour to yesterday's jacket and the lilac for the edging is a slightly brighter colour. I made the waistcoat a slightly larger size as the cardigan did turn out quite small. It is a very easy pattern to make and I think that the stitch used is lovely.

I started another crocheted baby cardigan last night from a different pattern but when I looked at it this morning it would have fitted the baby when she was about 2 yrs old. As it was crocheted all in one I didn't notice that fact until this morning when I folded it across to measure the size and it would have been a 22" chest.That was a waste of an evening's crocheting.

I unravelled it all and started a different smaller pattern. It is still coming out larger but I am going to continue with this one even though it will be approx 20" chest. I think that the wool I am using must be a thick double knit and so is crocheting up larger than it should be. At least babies do grow into things and so it won't be wasted even though it won't fit the baby at the moment. I have quite a bit of this pink wool so I will have to try a smaller size than I am aiming for and hope for the best with the next garment that I make. I do find though that there is quite a discrepancy between patterns as far as sizing is concerned. Some baby patterns are really long in the body, some long in the sleeves and yet others have short sleeves and body length. The month sizes vary greatly also so I tend to use the chest measurement sizing rather than the age.

My friend Sylvia has kindly printed out the crocheted version of the Baby Surprise Jacket that I bought last week so I can use the multi wool that I bought this week and start that pattern soon. I am going to have to buy a printer soon as I have found so many lovely free patterns on Ravelry to use for my baby clothes and ladies shawls that I will have writers cramp soon if I can't print things out. Getting a lap top would be one solution so that I could leave them as PDF's but I think it will be far cheaper to buy a new printer for my existing PC. If I win the Lottery this weekend then I will buy both of course. Ha Ha. I did win last week but as it was only £10 I didn't cash it.I will use the money to pay for my next lottery tickets.

6 comments:

Allysa said...

I love how you even get buttons on your items so quickly...I have several items that are completed except the buttons...

June said...

All the baby clothes are so pretty. You are an inspiration to us crocheters Jan.

Beverooni said...

I am speechless. Totally.

glor said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. Adding you to my site.

Enid said...

Gosh, Jan, you have been very busy this week!! Gorgeous garments, and lovely colour combinations.
Do you know if that King Cole pattern is available for sale.
Hope you have a good weekend
xx

Zu said...

Aww that is so cute! I find baby pattern sizes are difficult to get right as well. I made a jacket for a 9 mth old once but it ended up being big enough for a 2 yr old. hehe :-)