Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More hats

I have another box of goodies ready to go to CHOPS.  I did hear from a Mother that her baby is at CHOPS and she loves all the little garments.  It is very rewarding to hear this. 

Please, if you repost my patterns, please give me credit for them as I am making my own patterns.  Thank you. 
Have a good one......Nan.

Friday, May 11, 2012


CHOPS - Children's Hospital of Philly.  I received a beautiful letter yesterday thanking me for all the items I donated in March.  Hats, blankets, demise gowns and cuddle sacs.  They named me "Operation Grandma Nancy."  There is actually a use for the cuddle sacs.  Some ladies questioned me about their use.  So I guess go ahead and make them.  They are using the fleece blankets to put next to the babies skin as they wrap them up in their big blankets.  So if you had any doubts about donating things call them first, and then get busy.  It really is rewarding!

Have a good one..... Nan....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pink Ruffled Gown

Pink Ruffled Gown

Lions Brand Baby Soft Yarn - White and pink, size g hook.

Shell: 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space;  Fpdc: Front Post DC.

Row 1:With white yarn ch 39.  1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (Counts as 1 hdc)  1 hdc in next 4 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, (creates corner) 1 hdc in next 5 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc in next 11 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in next 5 ch, 3 hdc in next ch,  1 hdc in next 6 ch.  Ch 3 turn. Counts as 1 hdc.

Row 2:  Skip 1 hdc, *1 hdc in each hdc, working in back stitch only,  3 hdc in 2nd hdc of corner st* around.  End with ch 3, turn.

Row 3 to row 7:  Repeat row 2.

Row 8: 1 hdc in each st to corner, 1 hdc in first two st, ch 3 and skip to next corner.  1 hdc in second st, forms armhole, 1 hdc in each hdc across front to 2nd corner st.  1 hdc in 2nd st, ch 3, 1 hdc in 2nd st of corner.  1 hdc in remaining stitches.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 9: 1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next, *1 dc in next 3, 2 dc in next st* Repeat across working in ch 3 at armholes.  Ch 3 turn.

Row 10:  Skip 1st st, 1 dc in next st, skip 2 st, shell in next st, * skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, skip next st, shell in next st* across. Ending with skip 2 st, 1 dc in last 3 st.  Ch 3 turn.

Row 11:  Skip 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 st, *shell in ch 1 space of previous shell, 1 fpdc in next dc* across.  End with 1 dc in last 2 dc.  Ch 3 turn.

Row 12 to 26:  Repeat row 11, keeping post st on the right side of pattern.  End off.

Pink trim on bodice:  With right side facing you and garment upside down, attach pink to first hdc front loop on row 4.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *ch 3, 1 sc in next st* across row working in front loop. End off.

Attach pink to front loops of row 8.  Repeat * to * of trim above to underarm, end off.  Attach to underarm on front, work across front, end off.  Join at underarm and work across to back opening.  Cut yarn. 

Sleeves:  Attack white in underarm.  Ch 3, Work 21 dc in armhole opening.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3.

Row 2 to 4: 1 dc in each dc around.  Join, ch 3.

Trim:  Attach pink yarn on bottom of garment.  Ch 1, sc in same st. 1 sc in each st to ch 1 space.  1sc, ch1, 1 sc in ch 1 space.  Repeat to corner.  1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in each corner.  Work up the back, around neckline, and down other side working sc evenly around.  End off. 

Weave all ends in, cutting all tails.  For all ties:  Ch 150 in pink, end off.  Weave in row 1 and 9 evenly.  Weave in ends in chain.

Any problems with my patterns, or if you need help, please let me know.  I do try to make the patterns easy to use and read so you can make them up quickly for the babies.  A lot of the patterns are interchangeable pattern wise.  So sit back and enjoy the pattern.

Have a good one.....Nan

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Working on another Gown pattern as we speak.  Stay tuned!  Will be posted in the next day or two.

Have a good one......Nan