Sunday, March 26, 2017

FREE PATTERN- Crochet baby doll carrier


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Materials needed.....
* H hook
* 1 skein I Love This Yarn (or any #4 medium weight)
* 1 skein contrast color yarn
* weaving needle
* button (about an inch is perfect)
Stitches used.....
*ch-chain
*sc-single crochet
*hdc-half double crochet
*sc2tog-single crochet 2 together
*sc3tog-single crochet 3 together

Waist Band
Ch 81.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch; turn. (80sc)
Row 2-3: ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: ch 1, sc in first 2sc, ch3, skip 3sc, sc in next 75sc; turn.




Row 5: ch1, sc in next 75sc, sc in next 3ch, sc in last 2sc; turn.


Row 6: ch1, sc in each sc across; turn. (80sc)
Row 7: ch1, sc in each sc across. Cut yarn leaving tail to weave.

Back Support
Count 25 stitches over on top of waist band. Attach yarn in 26th stitch.
Row 1: ch 1 in 26th stitch, sc in same stitch, sc in next 9sc, sc in next 10sc using back loop only, then sc in next 10sc using both loops; turn. (30sc) 
[[You will work the front support piece into the front loops skipped for the middle 10sc]]




Row 2-3: ch1, sc in both loops of next 30sc; turn.
Row 4: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc into next 2 stitches, sc in next 14sc; turn. (32sc)
Row 5: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (34sc)
Row 6: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (36sc)
Row 7: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (38sc)
Row 8: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14sc; turn. (40sc)




Row 9-22: ch1, sc in next 40sc; turn.
Row 23: ch1, (the first 4sts are worked in back loop only) sc2tog, sc in next 2sc, sc in both loops for next 32sc, sc in back loops for next 2sc, and sc2tog in back loops of last 2sts; turn. (38sc)
[you will use the front loops skipped on the first 4sts and last 4sts of row 23 to sew the shoulder straps in place]
Row 24: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 34sc, sc2tog; turn. (36sc)
Row 25: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 32sc, sc2tog; turn. (34sc)
Row 26: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 30sc, sc2tog; turn. (32sc)
Row 27: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 28sc, sc2tog; turn. (30sc)
Row 28: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 26sc, sc2tog; turn. (28sc)
Row 29: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 24sc, sc2tog; turn. (26sc)
Row 30: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 22sc, sc2tog; turn. (24sc)
Row 31: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 20sc, sc2tog; turn. (22sc)
Row 32: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 16sc, sc3tog; turn. (18sc)
Row 33: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 12sc, sc3tog; turn. (14sc)
Row 34: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 8sc, sc3tog; turn. (10sc)
Row 35: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 4sc sc3tog; turn. (6sc)
Row 36: ch1, *sc3tog* twice; cut tail and weave in ends.

Front Support
You will now go back to the front loops that you skipped while starting the back support.
Row 1: In first front loop on the right, attach yarn and ch1. Sc in each 10 front loops across; turn. (10sc)



Row 2: ch1, sc in next 10sc; turn.
Row 3: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (12sc)
Row 4: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (14sc)
Row 5: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 12sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (16sc)
Row 6: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (18sc)
Row 7: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 16sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (20sc)
Row 8: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 18sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (22sc)
Row 9: ch1, 2sc in next st ,sc in next 20sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (24sc)
Row 10: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 22sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (26sc)
Row 11: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 24sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (28sc)
Row 12: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 26sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (30sc)
Row 13-19: ch1, sc in next 30sc; turn. (30sc)
Row 20: ch1, sc in next 30sc; cut tail and weave in ends.



Now you will sew the front support to the back. I sewed rows 13-20 of front to rows 9-16 of back.



Shoulder Straps (Make 2)
Ch 51.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each 49ch across; turn. (50sc)
Row 2-3: ch1, sc in next 50sc; turn.
Attach the contrasting color and use for rest of strap.
Row 4: ch1, sc in next 50sc.
Now you will connect the strap to one side of the back support where the 4 front loops were skipped.
I used single crochets to sew on, picking up 4 stitches on the end of the strap.



After sewing on the strap to back support, you will work 50sc on the starting chain side of the strap.
Now you will sew the 2nd of the strap to the waist band on the opposite side of the carrier to make the straps cross each other. I used single crochets here as well to sew to the band. You can place the strap about 2" from the end of the waist band, or count the stitches. I attatched them by counting over 10sts from the end of the waist band and single crocheting into the 11th-14th sc. To end the strap, slip stitch into the first sc of the contrast color. Cut tail and weave in ends.





Now that all the pieces are made, I decided to add a border with the contrasting color over the whole carrier. If you start off at the bottom of a leg hole on the front support, you can work the bottom border over the whole thing in one try. Work around the side of the front support, down the side of the back support, all around the waist band (over the straps as well) and then back up the back support and down the last side of the front support.


To border the top of the carrier, I picked up a single crochet in the corner where the front and back support meet. I started across the top of the front support and then went around the top of the back support. To add a little extra detail, I crocheted shells across the top. Or you could just stick with sc around. To make the shell, I just skipped a little space (about the height of a double crochet) and put 5dc into the picked up stitch. Skip the same amount of space and slip stitch into the edge. Repeat around.



I wanted to add a little more to this carrier, so I made a simple bow for decoration.
Bow
Ch32. Form a ring by making a slip stitch in the first ch.
Row 1: ch1, 32 hdc into each ch; join with slip stitch into first hdc.
Row 2-6: ch1, 32hdc around; join with slip stitch into first hdc.
Leave a really long tail to wrap around the bow. I took the original tail at the chain to scrunch the tube together for the bow effect. Weave in that end. Then with the long tail, wrap around the middle until you feel like it looks complete :) Tie a knot at the back so it doesn't unravel, then sew the bow onto the carrier.




And there you have it! A crochet baby doll carrier :)


46 comments:

  1. Oh, love this! My daughter has been asking me for a carrier for her stuffed animals for a while now. This just fits the bill! I'm off to rummage in my stash and make one. Thank you so much!

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  2. Have you thought about adding different sizes? I am a larger woman, and the reason I wanted this pattern is to carry my little Yorke Dog, when we go on trips.

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    1. I haven't made it in any other sizes yet, but I imagine if you add more length to the waist strap and shoulder straps it would work to make into any size :)

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  5. Looking for a pdf download! Could I get one please

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    1. I haven't turned it into a PDF yet, but that's a great idea! Thank you and I will try to do that soon for my free patterns I have posted on my blog

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  6. Hello.
    Would it be okay that I translate your recipe into Danish and the Danish version is on my facebook page with my crochet wrap.? Or send you the translation and so I'm just linking to your blog?
    There are many who want the recipe in Danish.
    Sincerely, Patricia

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    1. That would definitely be okay with me if you translated it :)

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    2. Patricia har du oversat opskriften til dansk???

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  7. Très joli porte-poupée, bravo. Dommage que le tuto ne soit pas en Français

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  8. Have you ever done a video on this ? I'm still learning to read patterns. Tammy Loopgoop57@yahoo.com

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    1. I haven't :( I'm not really sure how people make videos and crochet at the same time lol but it's something I should try to find out!

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  9. I love this! Wish there was a video tutorial for it I have the hardest time following written instructions like that in my head, but if it's shown to me step-by-step I can do it.

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  10. My daughter and her friend saw this and are asking 'grandmother' to make one for each child. *smile* Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!

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  12. Hi! I'm in the process of making this pattern and I cannot figure out where to connect the straps. It says connect where the 4 loops were skipped and I can't find where in the pattern that is. Please help!!

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    1. When making the back support, on row 23, you work in the back loop only on the first 4 and last 4 stitches of the row. You sew the straps into the front loops that you skipped over. Hope that helps :)

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    2. Thank you so much! That makes sense. I guess it's just because it just says sc in next 2, sc2tog I didn't put 2 and 2 together that that was the 4 back loops.

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  13. Absolutely loved this. Made a,few adjustments after the first one...a,smaller buttonhole and made buttonholes in row 20 to attach the straps. Turned out darling. Thank you!!

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    1. That's genius! I am definitely going to do that with mine as well!

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    3. I added a picture to ravelry maybe uou can see it there

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  14. Thanks for the pattern. I love it. I just have two comments about the instructions that I found confusing. The first was:

    Row 1: ch 1 in 26th stitch, sc in same stitch, sc in next 9sc, (in back loop only) sc in next 10sc, (in both loops) sc in next 10sc; turn. (30sc).
    I would make it clearer that the middle 10 stitches are to be crocheted in the back loop only. You could say "in the next 10 stitches, crochet in the back loop only.

    The same is true for the next one:
    Row 23: ch1, (in back loop only) sc2tog, sc in next 2sc, (working in both loops) sc in next 32sc, (in back loop only), sc in next 2sc, sc2tog; turn. (38sc).
    Say something like, Then in the next 32sc, work in both loops and in the final stitches work in the back loop only.

    It was confusing to me to figure out which stitches were for the back loops. You did have a comma between statements, so it should be easy to figure out. However, I think providing a little more clarity would help those of us new to reading patterns.
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks for the input! I tried to reword it so it hopefully makes more sense. I struggle sometimes trying to write out my patterns into something readable for everyone else, when I write them in my short-hand terms for myself to use :)

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  15. I'm extremely excited to make this for my granddaughters Birthday
    Im working on this now and the pattern is easy to read very happy about this pattern....

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  16. I'm going to make one for my granddaughter as well--she'll be so thrilled! Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern. I am in the process of doing it for my granddaughter. I am a bit confused about the straps. It says after sewing on strap to back support you will work 50 sc on the starting chain side of the strap. Do you do 50 sc to other strap. Thankyou.

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    1. When you finish the 3 rows of the first color...
      Side 1: turn work and 50 sc across strap
      Side 2: sc both short side of strap AND back support together picking up in the front loops skipped over
      Side 3: 50 sc down starting chain side (you are working in the round now around the strap)
      Side 4: sc around last short side and join to first sc of round with a slip stitch.
      I hope this makes sense. I tried to attach a picture to my comment but it won't let me.

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  18. I must be too tired. Thanks. Will try again tomorrow

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  19. What age group with this work for, I have two grand daughters, almost 5 and 7.... would this size work for them both..... this is so cute, I love it

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    1. I would add length to the straps so it wouldn't end up sitting so high on them. Probably increase the starting chain from 51sts to 61-66 to add a few more inches :)

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  23. Hi can you tell me how old is the little girl in the photo
    I'm trying to figure out if i need to do extra stiches in the back
    My granddaughter is going to love this she's 5
    Thanks for an amazing pattern

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    1. My daughter was 4 at the time when I took the picture. She is 5 now and I would probably add on some more length to the straps. If you add about 5-6 chains to the strap it should add about an inch or so.

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  24. This is the very first pattern I've tried besides a blanket and I am just shocked I was able to figure it out lol! I'm very much a beginner but am so excited how this turned out! My daughter's is going to LOVE it for her baby doll! Thank you :)

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    1. That's awesome! I like to try to add pictures to my patterns so it makes more sense. I'm glad you were successful in making one!

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  26. How many sc per inch? I crochet really tightly so it's good to know that my straps are somewhere close to the right length

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