Crochetkari: First Crochet Baby wear

Friday 21 March 2014

First Crochet Baby wear

Crochet Iris Toddler Top

Hi friends,
Today I am so pleased with myself and I am dying to share this project with you. Which is the lovely, very cute Crochet Iris Toddler Top that I have successfully managed to complete. And I am thrilled with the result.

So Ta-Dah...

Iris Toddler Top

Isn't it super duper cute!! I have no idea yet as to how it will look on a toddler as there is no "toddler model" anywhere close to me. But doesn't matter, I am still very very happy with it.

Are you thinking that I seem to be dizzy with excitement? Well, I have a right to be as this is my first successfully completed wearable item with shaping and measurements.

Do you remember THIS dress! Well, eventually it became a baby blanket...phew!!

Granny square frock

Doesn't that skirt look ridiculously huge!! Poor baby would have toppled over with the sheer weight of the dress...LOL.

And then there was THIS cardigan set...

crochet cardigan set freepatterns

The bonnet turned out quite nice but I am having some problem with the front of the cardigan even after working on it twice. Anyway it is in my WIPs basket...maybe some day I will feel the love for it again.  :)

So now on to my masterpiece (hehe)... You can find the pattern for this cute Iris Toddler Top at My Hobby is (I like the name of the site) :) The designer Kinga has also released a new version of the pattern for 3 - 5 years, so take your pick.

The body of the top has two different shell patterns

Iris top detail

Iris top shell detail

The yoke has two tiny buttonholes and I used two pearls as buttons.

Crochet Iris top buttonholes

Iris Toddler top pearls

And the other side of the top...

Crochet toddler top

I am mighty pleased with it!! I think it looks very very cute. What do you say?

Now if only I could find a toddler to model it. Or maybe I could just wait for my grandchild...which means only a short wait of 5 - 6 years!  Oh no!!!!!!!

Crochet Iris Toddler top

So, what are you working on right now, do tell me. I am working on this stitch pattern which seems to be the current rage on the internet, wherever you turn....Facebook, Pinterest, crochet forums, ....this keeps popping up. It does not really require a pattern and I am hoping to have something nice to show you soon.

crochet interlocking pattern


  1. It's adorable Sangeetha - lovely crochet work. That's a very interesting stitch pattern (in your last picture) - I bet it would make a nice, Summery afghan. Have a great day today. :)

    1. Thank you, dear Debi. Your comments are always encouraging. For the new stitch I am thinking of a stole, a little narrower than a shawl as the stitch is a bit fiddly and I might give up the afghan before completion. :)

  2. Too cute!! Love the way your stitches look and that is such a lovely colour. Waiting to see it on a real model :) BTW, I'm a crochet beginner and I blog at Do drop by sometime :)
    Cheers :)

  3. That is a lovely top Sangeetha, so pretty you have made such a good job of it. I know what you mean about not having a little one to model finished creations. I love making little girly things and most of them go to charity so I'm hoping that they will fit some little person. Have a great weekend. :)

  4. What a pretty little toddler top. So cute and very neat. As usual I have several projects at the moment. A granny stripe blanket, a knitted Aran jumper, several patchwork quilts and a summer dress inspired by the Briitish Sewing Bee. Have a lovely weekend. Xx

  5. All beautiful creations for babies...
    Have a nice weekend !

  6. Sangs !!! I am simply in love with this toddler dress..It is soooooo adorable !!! What a lovely colour u have chosen ! I feel like making one..but i have a nephew and not a neice ! Heheh !

  7. Congrats on completing your first wearable items. It's very pretty and so neatly done.

  8. Right, Sangeetha, this top turned out great! Such a lovely color and I silver buttons match it so well!
    I made only 2 baby wear so far, but more to come of course :)
    The new pattern seems interesting, could be great for a net cardigan or a scarf.

  9. Congrats on first ever baby project !! You did a great job !! It looks very beautiful and I love that baby pink color :)
    The new stitch looks interesting !! Especially , with the color combination that you are using its looking bright.


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