Saturday, November 27, 2010

Crochet Kimono Baby Jacket

While I was pregnant, I started on a beautiful crochet coat for my baby-to-be.

I just finished it.

That baby turns 1 year old in a couple weeks.

But I finished it. You can't tell me I never finish anything.

Good thing I had the foresight to make it in the biggest size, huh?

The stitch pattern used is called 'basketweave', and is a lot simpler than it looks.  Just a bunch of front and back post double crochets.  I also love the kimono front styling.  The yarn is a sport weight bamboo/modal blend, which makes for a buttery soft texture, even if it was a bit slippery on the hook.  Because of the density of the stitch pattern and the fine yarn, this is a very warm coat.  Where we are, there aren't many cold days, so I'm hoping that this stretches into next winter, after we move to a slightly chillier climate.

The applique for the original pattern called for a pink moose.  Yes, a pink moose.  No thank you.
Using some scrap denim trimmings and a cute button I had around (because I save stuff like that), I got out some web fusing and PRESTO!  Flower!

And PRESTO!  I need a new iron!

And finally, here's your lovely model:

Baby Alice, with room to grow!


  1. Cuuuuuuute!!! Can I get one in a size large? ;D Also, I save stuff like denim scraps, too. I'm a craft supply hoarder, especially when it comes to paper products and art projects to be.