Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crochet Baby Doll Carrier

After seeing my aunt carrying my baby cousin in a front carrier, my daughter has been asking for one for her babies. So tonight, I sat down and made a pattern for one. I think this one turned out awesome. It looks great, is comfortable for her to wear, and baby stays in it really well.

 This is my daughter sporting her new doll carrier. It has two straps coming off the top of the carrier. The straps cross in the back, go through a small loop on each side of the carrier and then tie a waist level.
 This is a side view. You can see the straps coming off the top and if you look close by the doll hand, you can see the loop the strap goes through.
The carrier is pouch style with two holes at the bottom for the doll legs. If your child's doll has larger legs you may have to make the leg holes larger.

Here's the pattern.

Hook: H/8-5.00MM

Ch 22, Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and across. (22 Dc)

Ch 2, turn, Dc across for 7 rows (8 rows in total)

Ch 2, turn, Dc in next 5, ch 5, sk 5 st and Dc in 6th st ch 5 and Dc in last 5 st

Ch 2, turn, Dc across for 10 rows

Fasten off.

Fold over at the row W/leg holes and (starting at the fold) Sc up side, across top, and down other side W/(sc, ch 1, sc) in both corners.

Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, ch 3, sk 3 st and sc in 4th st and around (w/(sc, ch 1, sc) in both corners) until last 5 st. Ch 3, Sc in last 2 st.

Ch 1, turn, sc to corner ch 1 sp. *Ch 77, Dc in 3rd ch from hook and down ch, sc in ch 1 sp* and across to the next corner.

Repeat from * to * and sc down last side.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

If your child is older you may need to lengthen the straps. To do this, simply add more chains to the ch 77 in the last row. 

I used 100% cotton yarn for this project. I thought this would be a good idea because kids are messy and I will be able to throw it in with the laundry without really having to worry about it. The yarn I used was Peaches and Cream brand from Wal-Mart. I thought I could get away with only using one ball. As it turns out, I needed slightly more than one ball so now I have some left over for washcloths or something.

I hope you had fun with this one. Please feel free to comment and if you re-post this, please link back to my page.

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