Crochet Jacket and Shoes For Baby E

I was away for work last week at a trade show. I don’t really like being away from home as it parts me from my wonderful family and my woolly projects, so as I packed I included some pink and lavender 4 ply, a couple of hooks and a pair of scissors.

In the evening after dinner I left my colleagues at the bar and disappeared up to my room for some happy hooking time……………..

………………. aaaaah that feels better!

What am I making?

Well, if you have been to The Grange Range before you will remember the post before the foal was Pink Crocheted Dress and Beanie Hat For Happy Little Baby E

I am making the jacket for the same little laughing lady to go with the dress, and when I get home I am going to try to make some shoes to cover those cute little toes now the weather seems to be getting cooler.

But for now back to the jacket. It is constructed much like the dress.

First you make a flower.

Make the flower into a square.

Join the squares together.

And then there were three, this is the sleeve you see. Continue making and joining the squares as many as instructed for the size you are making.

Then start working up from the squares to create the body of the garment, again this is the sleeve is shown here.

Here are the finished sleeves.

And the finished body, all worked in one piece.

And here is the finished jacket, the pretty picot edging really finishes it off nicely don’t you think?

I got about half of this done while I was away and finished it once I was back home.

It looks really flat and lifeless here but I am sure it will come to life when a certain little lady adds her smiley face.

Then determined as I was to make some suitable footwear I spent all of Sunday making and pulling apart shoes! I got so fed up, I tried so many different patterns and just could not achieve the look and finish I wanted.

Frustrated and about to give up? No way, not me, I was determined not to be beaten by this.

In the end I made up my own version and this is how they turned out.

I am really pleased with them and am hoping to make these sweet little shoes my first tutorial. Although I must say I am really nervous about doing it in case no one can understand it, “just be brave and have a go” is what my lovely hubby says.

Watch this space!

2 thoughts on “Crochet Jacket and Shoes For Baby E

  1. Poppy September 13, 2012 / 21:12

    The shoes are a triumph! I like the cosy ankle style :0) looking forward to the tutorial – please go for it… And, as a bit of a beginner in crochet (I tend to knit instead), i was really surprised to see how making the cardy can be broken down into quite simple steps. Maybe I need to be braver and try something like that… xx


    • thegrangerange September 13, 2012 / 22:14

      Thank you for the encouragement to do the tutorial, I have started work on it and now really appreciate how much time it takes. It makes me even more grateful to all the blogs and tutorials I have used in the past. You should definitely try crochet it is quite straightforward once you grasp the basics, I would recommend starting with granny squares.


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