I first picked up a crochet hook in March of 2011. My friend had just had a beautiful baby girl named Megyn, and had named me the godmother. I was looking for something to fill my time as a ...
I first picked up a crochet hook in March of 2011. My friend had just had a beautiful baby girl named Megyn, and had named me the godmother. I was looking for something to fill my time as a stay-at-home-wife, and realized that not only could I find something constructive to do with my time, I could make my goddaughter beautiful things at the same time. My mother bought me my first hook, and my first skein of yarn, showed me the simple chain stitch-and after that I taught myself how to become a master-hooker. My first ever creation was a baby blanket for Megyn, and everything else just took off from there. I started making hats, headbands, and booties, and I was "hooked" lol! In the year since I started I have made a small business for myself selling my items and now, my patterns. I realized that I could not only sell my finished items, I could sell the patterns I made up to make those items!View all patterns by designer (35) »
When I saw a little baby dressed up in a tuxedo shirt, it got me to thinking...Why not have a little tuxedo outfit that I could make for my photographer? She absolutely loved the idea, so I went to work. What are the MOST recognizable things about a tuxedo? Well the bow tie of course, closely followed by the cufflinks and the cummerbund right?
This pattern includes how to make a Bow Tie that will fit ANY age, cuffs and cufflinks that will fit newborn/0-3, 3-6, and 6-12, and a diaper cover for 0-3 months to act as the "cummerbund." My photographer was SO happy with this set, she did a roll call for models-for no profit-just so she could use it! And now I am happy to share the pattern with you :)
First the Bow Tie-instructions for the bow, and the tie that goes around the neck. The length is fully customizable, so you can make it any length for any size! It is a simple tie-on, which makes it safe for baby, but please-do not leave him unsupervised while wearing it! Then, the cufflinks. Very simple and will fit wrists up to a year old-possibly even larger, which means it can be used for all baby pictures, and not just for newborns! And finally, the diaper cover, done in 0-3 months which helps when new babies have to be diapered-but you don't want them showing for the pictures.
The set is written in American terms, and you will need to know how to create a magic circle, slip stitch, whip stitch, chain, half double crochet, and half double crochet decrease. You will need an I crochet hook, Black, and either white yarn, or 2 buttons.