Pattern – Mohair shell wristlets

I recently made a pair of teeny tiny wristlets / fingerless mitts in newborn size to go with a shell stitch bonnet I wanted to make. I thought I’d share the pattern with you all.

Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Drops Kid Silk (Light Pink 03)

Guage: 14dc and 15 rows = 4 inches

– single crochet
slst – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
Rnd – round
sk – skip
fsc – foundation single crochet
ch – chain

Special Notes:

Beginning Ch 2 counts as first dc throughout.
You will need to know foundation single crochet for this pattern.
These are only to be used as photography props and babies should never be left alone with them.

Special Stitches:

3 dc
sk 1
1 sc
sk 1

Method (make 2):

Rnd 1:
FSC 15
Join to form a circle (15 stitches)

Rnd 2:
Ch 2
1 dc in same stitch
sk 1 sc
sc in next
sk 1 sc
shell x3
dc in same stitch as first dc (4 shells, 15 stitches)

Rnd 3:
ch 1
1 sc in same stitch
sk 1
shell x3
sk 1
3 dc in next stitch
sk 1
slst to join

Rnd 4:
Repeat rnd 2
Fasten off and weave in ends


Teething baby and a crochet crown

Little lady seems to have been teething for months now, poor little mite has just cut her 3rd tooth and we’re eagerly awaiting the 4th. Unfortunately that means we haven’t been getting very good sleep in our household. We’ve tried feeding her up to the point of almost exploding, we’ve tried giving a dream feed just before we go to bed. Nope, none of these tricks of the trade work for our little lady, not even giving her a small dose of nurofen before bed to help her out. So we’re all feeling very tired in this household.

Little Prince blue crochet Crown cotton

I did manage to make a lovely little crown suitable for a little prince yesterday however. I used this pattern from Ravelry. The yarn I used was DMC Natura cotton in Bleu Layette (No 5). I’m pleased with how it came out, however I might make my own pattern that uses SC as the first few rows instead of DC to give a more closed appearance. I do love the use of HDC and DC to create the shell pattern they’re the perfect height for a newborn. They’d need to be a little taller for an older child I think.

Strapless romper – dolls make great props

I’ve had a terrible cold for the past week which has moved to my chest and refuses to shift, this is what I get when the little lady goes to the childminders and mixes in the germ soup! She’s also been teething and cut her 3rd tooth with the 4th not far behind, so very little sleep has been had in our household.

I have however found time to work with some of the lovely mohair I’ve received in the post recently a mix of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Drops Kidsilk Unicolours. The Drops is a little fluffier than the Rowan, but they are both absolutely lovely to work with. I’m currently making a lilac bonnet to go with a pair of newborn wristlets I made this morning.

I took the little lady to buy some reins last week as she keeps running off in the supermarkets. Whilst we were in the baby shop I spotted a dolly that didn’t look too scary, my Mum has one nicknamed “Chuckie” after the horror film, and as it was on offer thought little lady might like a friend. Turns out the dolly, nicknamed Agnes or Aggie in our household, is the perfect size to model all the lovely things I’ve been making. Here she is modelling a newborn strapless romper in a delicate shell pattern. What do you think?

Newborn mohair lace strapless romper