Monday, December 26, 2011


Who needs patterns?  If I have a pattern to begin a project, I can adjust it to make it into my own.  It is easy and fun.  I have started with a yolk and made my own design for the body.  I had a pattern for the new "Cuddle Sacks" for infants.  I readjusted it and now have one for a preemie.  Check out the picture!  Isn't it cute? 

                                     Cuddle Sack

Fpdc = front post dc.
Beginning cluster - Ch 3, holding back last loop, 2 dc in same st, yo, thru 3 loops on hook.
Cluster - cl - Holding back last loop, 3 dc in same st, yo, thru 4 loops left on hook, ch 1.

Row 1: Chain 6. Join with a sl st to first ch, chain 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to ch 3. (12 dc)

Row 2: Sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in same st , 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to join. (24 dc)

Row 3: Sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in same st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in nent st* end with sl st to join.  (36 dc)

Row 4: Sl st to next dc, ch 3, *Fpdc in next st, dc in next st* adding extra dc every 5th dc. ending with dc in turning chain from previous row. (42 stitches)

Row 5:  Sl st to next dc, ch 3.  *Fpdc in each fpdc and dc in each dc.*

Row 6 to 15:  Sl st to next dc, ch 3, Beg cl in same st, *ch 1, skip next st, cl in next st.* End with dc in last st. ( 21 cl plus 2 dc)

Row 16: Ch 2, 2 dc in every ch 1 space to last dc.  Dc in last st.  Ch 2 turn.

Row 17 and 18:  Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in each dc across, skipping last st. Trim front with sc along front opening.  End off.  Turn last three rows over to make a collar.  Add ribbon to Row 13.  Be sure to hide and clip all yarn ends. 

Give it a try it is easy and works up fast.  Have a good one.  Nan...