Hello, everyone, this is Sophia. Today I’m going to be doing a tutorial on this little baby swaddled the feet will go down here and this is a nice little alternative to just a regular blanket. This is has a little hook so basically you’re going to be making three triangles this unwraps you stick your baby in here for their little feet to keep them more then you would just wrap over your blanket on one side there and then you could wrap the other one here. Please excuse my messy workspace here and then you have a little hat a little hoodie area here.
So then your baby is all swaddled a nice and warm. I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial and let’s get the party started hello everyone this is Sophia, to begin the baby Swanton or blanket. I know this is a little bit different. I used to make these for my kids when they were little and there’s just really easy to get them in there, so I’m going to be using this mid color and it is from the lion brand pound of love it’s the baby one. I guess it’s a four-ply oh yeah it’s a super soft 4 ply knitted worsted weight yarn and I’m particularly seeing an eye hook for this the eye hook is five point five millimeters or it’s also called a size 9 hook.
And to begin we’re just going to start with our loop stitch. Let me get here close to kick and to start you’re going to chain 55, so we make our loop stitch here, bring it out make sure it’s just easy enough for you to slide that to the gauge. Is not really critical as long as you. You know it might be a little bit off the measurements but it’s it’s so um forgiving so here you’re going to start by doing 55 chains to do your chain.
Remember, your yarn over meaning you wrap your hook around your yard and you pull through that’s your first chain and you’re going to do 55 chains so go ahead and begin doing your 55 chains and remember this one we can um you can use a double crochet a single crochet or if a half double crochet through up to you how thick you want to do it. If you do what single crochet it is quite continued quite a bit longer but so go ahead and start doing your 55 chains okay everyone I have finished my 55 chains if you’re going to. I’m going to be using a double crochet if you want to do a half double crochet.
Then you’re going to be beginning your um your stitches on the second chain from the hook since I’m going to do a double crochet. I’m going to begin on the fourth chain from the hook so one two three on my fourth chain here. I’m going to do my first double crochet and these first three stitches will count as a double crochet so to do your double crochet, remember your yarn over meaning you wrap your yarn around your hook.
You go into that fourth chain you’re going to pull out your yarn. There’s going to be three loops of yarn on your hook you’re going to pull through the first two that creates two more and then you pull out through the next two okay and this is going to give you a lot of practice doing. This okay so now you’re going to do that same thing in every chain.
All the way across so you yarn over go into your next chain and do your next double crochet and like I said. If you want to do this in half double crochet or single crochet that’s really up to you. So, I’m going to go ahead and go across all the way until I get to my last chain. So just repeat that all the way across and in whether you’re using the half double crochet a single crochet or your double crochet whichever stitch. You’re using and I’m using this double crochet. It is a little bit more open but remembers I live in San Diego so doesn’t get as cold here so go ahead and do every single stitch all the way across.
Okay, I’ve come to the end of my row and thus beginning the row. I’m sorry I forgot to tell you your first chain it should measure 15 inches okay from one side to the other so this is just one strip my foundation row here is 15 inches across and now to go up we’re just going to like this. We usually do just to go up to our next row since I’m doing a double crochet to go up to Row 2 I’m going to chain 3 so I’m going to yarn over 1 2 & 3 I’m going to turn my work over and I’m going to begin working in that very first chain right there.
So I’m going to wrap my yarn around my hook I’m going to go into that first little chain there and I’m going to do my first double crochet there okay and I’m going to do that same thing one chain one double crochet in every chain all the way across. And I’m going to keep doing rows into my piece until this piece measures about between 22 to 23 inches. So I’m going to have a rectangle when you finish your repeat this piece this is part one we have three pieces we’re going to do, so when we finish this piece it’s going to measure 15 inches wide by 23 inches high.
So that’s 15 inches the width which would be about 38 centimeters and then you want it about 59 centimeters in the height okay. So go ahead and do that I’m going to go here to the end and then, I’ll show you how we move up to the next row but basically we’re doing the same thing we’re just going to be moving from row to row so go ahead and do your second row and continue adding rows into your piece measures up at between 22 to 23 inches.
And get to the end of my row here so and like I said if you want to do it with a half double crochet you can it’ll be more closed off. So here’s my last chain here oops here grabbed that aren’t there and so then this is how it’s going to look. So then to go up you’re just going to do the same thing chain 3 1 2 3 once again you’re going to turn your work over and you’re going to start in that first space there so I’m just going to keep doing that until I get the needed rows to get my work to about 23 and is okay everyone I start I finished my first rectangle.
So it just looks like one long little skinny piece like this remember you wanted to measure about 14 inches wide by between 22 to 23 inches in the height. This is our first piece. I know it just looks kind of funny but we’re gonna this is the first piece it’s going to be part 2 wrap the body and the feet in so you’re going to do this is your first piece and we need two more little pieces. One big piece and one small piece, so now for our next part for the part that goes in the body the middle part of our part swaddler.
We’re going to do the very same thing we did here except that we’re going to make a hundred and fifty chains so you’re going to wrap to your a loop stitch here and you’re going to do a hundred and fifty excuse me 155 chains so you’re just going to yarn over going to 155 chains when you get to the end then I want you to do the same thing we did like with this piece you’re going to double crochet on the fourth hook on the fourth chain from the hook.
And I’m going to do a double crochet all the way across in every chain and you’re going to repeat that until your piece measures about 14 inches in height and this the width should be about 34 to 36 inch. Okay, I’ll finish my 155 chains if you want to make it wider you can add more chains so here we’re going to do the same thing we did before on the fourth chain from the hook one two three four. I’m going to start doing my double crochets do 1 double crochet in every chain all the way across and then when I get to the end I’m going to go ahead and chain 3 then turn around and start doing my rows.
Ok, everyone, I have finished my second strip so this was um you see here it’s 14 inches in height and then it’s 36 inches wide so here’s my second part here’s my first part that I did and now from our final part before we put it together we’re going to do the same make a little rectangle this time. However, I want you to only chain 35 okay so you’re going to start doing 35 and then you’re going to do 13 rows a double crochet so go ahead and do your 35 chains yarning over and then we’re going to do over 13 rows just the same way.
We’ve been doing our rows now this is will be the final piece that we need for the puzzle and then we’re going to put our little baby’s blanket swaller together, I hope you enjoy this project so go ahead and do your 35 rows excuse me 35 chains and then you’re going to do your 13 rows so here I’m working on my little this is going to be the little hoodie part so as you can see I’m just doing the same thing. I did here I’ve done before a double crochet in every chain all the way across when I get to the end.
I’m going to chain three moves up to my next row and continue working until I have 13 of these rows and this will be the hoodie part. I finished my last row, I’m so sorry you’re supposed to do 45 chains across and 15 rows up and I put that on the corrections but hopefully you get that here and so what I’m going to do here now this is my right side, of course, I’m going to fold this down here and I’m just going to what you’re going to be doing now is that you can just either crochet this shut with a single crochet or you could do it with um a slip stitch whichever way you want.
But we’re going to close this off the top in here and I’m just going to go into every chain across and I’m going to close this off this is a top it’s going to be the top of the hood the little hoodie so here you’re just going to be going through both chains here and this will be the first part that we’re going to Oops, I lost the stitch they’re here the yarn there, you see if I could turn this a little bit better, so you can see that so I’m just going to go ahead and finish closing this off all the way across.
I’m going through both layers and just doing a single crochet go to both layers here and then you do your single crochet when you get to the end then we’re going to fasten off and you’re so inured okay I finished up closing off this so now you can see that it is shaped like a little hoodie and then this I’m going to sew in my tails before I give this away as a gift turn it over so now this is the right side.
The outside now what you’re going to do with all of your pieces, this here I’m going to fold it. If you want to count exactly every stitch you can. I’m going to get a stitch marker and on every piece here this is the middle section I’m going to put in my just a stitch marker there to tell me where the middle is okay and you can either sew your pieces together you could attach them with a single um single crochet or a slip stitch, but you’re going to go ahead and put a marker in every middle stitch on this one. This is my long piece for the feet remember that it was like 23.
I mean uh fourteen inches by like I don’t remember it was 36 I don’t remember but anyway here this once again this is my right side no it’s at my right side up sorry, this is my right side here, So now, I want to put I’m going to fold this off to you’re going to fold it the same thing and you’re gonna put your marker there in the middle. We’re doing this for all of our pieces so that’s my long one and this is the one my piece set is very wide remember was like 36 inches across that’s what that was okay sorry guys and this is the right side here.
So I’m going to fold it in the middle and it doesn’t have to be exactly perfect because we’re just attaching these together. So now that we have our pieces here we can put them together it’s probably easier to start with your smaller pieces, so I am going to first get my very white piece here and let me see here this loop sorry guys, I put the marker on the wrong edge. It’s a good thing, I checked here so I need to put it on the right side okay this is my right side. This is the wrong side okay so now here my little this is the right side of my hat.
Let me see if I could get this better here for you guy, so this is the piece that’s 36 inches wide I folded it in half this is my middle section. This is the right side of my hat, this is the right side and this is the wrong side okay so now what. I’m going to do this. I’m going to put the two right sides, you’ll know this is your wrong side here together and this is the middle so you’re going to attach the middle together and now if you want you can sew it across from here to here and this is going to be one stitch in every stitch.
So it’s very easy you can start either from the middle and work out or if you want to you can go ahead and just match up all your seams there’s one two three all the way across and then you’re going to you can crochet with a single crochet across. I’m going to attach my hood to my big rectangle, this is the right sides right sides facing together this is going to be the inside part. So let me get my yarn and let me show you how you can do that like. I said if you want to sew it. You can sew it.
I’m not crazy about sewing stuff when I don’t have to so I’m going to match up all my seams here let me see if I could get it closer here so you could see what I’m doing I’m going to match up all my seams here so here’s one my chains I mean my post so I want to make sure that. I’m even there because I want to be sure that it’s and if it’s a little bit off or one off you’re. Okay now I’m going to stick in my hook here with the chain that it corresponds to there now I’m going to pull out my yarn and then let me pull this a little bit more hair if like I said if you want to do it with um just sewing it.
You can I think it’s kind of easier just to do it this way nowhere. I’m just going to chain one going to go back into that same stitch there and I’m going to single crochet across go to my next chain here and then I go into the next chain behind I’m going to be barring my tail as I go long go into the next chain here the next chain behind and then you should take in the little hood and then of course you’re gonna have to sew in these tails I’m sorry we can eliminate all sewing in puff it tails so this is a really wide piece here okay and oh my marker just fell off okay that’s not good let me put it back on making sure.
I’m not stretching it because I want to make sure. I’m in the right place here so here’s like my middle area. I hate when that happens so here then is my middle stitch marker. I hope you could see it. now I’m going to get my other piece here okay and this is um making sure that we’re putting the right Pete the right pieces facing each other so they’re facing each other this way and then I’m going to do the same thing here guys. I’m going to bring in my middle stitch there and now I’m going to attach just the same way.
I did the hood from here to the end and like I said if you want to you can sew it it’s totally up to you so what you’re going to be left with is this kind of crazy little configuration of it looks kind of like a long-arm angel or something you know this is going to be the part that wraps around your child so go ahead and we’re going to attach this. I’m going to attach my bottom edge here then we’ll come back.
I’ll show you how we’re going to fold this over to make the area where we stick our baby in okay so go ahead in the same way that you attach your hood here matching go back and make sure that you line up all your stitching. I’m going to stitch this I’m going to crochet with a single crochet all the way across here the bottom and then I’m going to come back and then we’re going to work on how to attach pull this over and get this going okay everyone as you can see.
I have finished sewing my pieces together so it just kind of looks kind of weird just like a big sorry about the messy room here so now that we have this plaid here we’re going to fold part of it up not all the way okay but you just want to fold up to maybe just having a few rows like this open on the top okay now you’re going to sew your pieces your side pieces here up about almost all the way just leave like on one side if you want you’re going to sew the bottoms here okay this I am probably going to sew because it’s easier to sew the sides here the edges so I’m going to sew here.
So I could close the bottom part where the feet go if you want this a little bit longer you could put it longer it’s up to you remember you’re going to sell this up here and maybe to a little point only on one side and then on the other side we’re just going to leave this sew it up for a part here and then you can put a button or just leave it like that so that you can open it and put the baby’s feet in there you don’t even have to do that you can sew it up all the way on both sides if you want it’s totally up to you that’s going to be our next step.
I’m going to sew this up and just make sure that you have the same you know like your row is going straight okay because you don’t want this to be lopsided once you do that then this is like the baby would go in here and then you would wrap over and wrap over and your babies would be then swaddled this way okay and then the head would be here so this is how you do this and it is pretty warm so and it’s big enough for your babies you couldn’t lay him down and lay him or her down.
They’ll be able to stay nice and more and if they get too hot you could open it and just keep their little feet warm duh it also works great when you’re changing them in a place you can lay this down as you’re changing pad as well so I’m going to go ahead and so these up here on the sides and let me show you how I’m doing that ok everyone. I have folded my piece over here about this is about 15 inches from here to the top so it gives you a few inches here on the sides for the feet let me see here.
I folded it over about eight inches on the sides here and then the long piece here is 15 inches remember I folded it down and then the back here, of course, is where we had attached it. I’m putting these little stitch marks, okay so you should have like eight inches from here to there I folded it and this is about 14 15 inches and I just put these stitch markers to hold my place if you want you could use safety pins or put a little piece of what do you call it yarn but you just want to make sure that you’re at the same you know your pieces straight so it’s not lopsided now
I just got a tapestry needle and my matching yarn and then you can just um sell it whichever way you prefer. I’m going to start here from here and work down here work down and then once I do that then I can go and do a running stitch just up maybe half way if you want to do it all the way up you can but then you know just got to put your baby’s feet in there sometimes I like to just sew up one side and then the other side. I just like to leave it that way so it’s easier to get your feet in so go ahead and start sewing your sides.
I’m going to start here matching my pieces here to make sure that it’s all even and I’m going to do it all the way to the bottom I’m just going to do of slips like just a looping stitch if you want to do another way you can this is not too critical just make sure you get to go through both sides and if you want you could actually crochet an edge here if you prefer so I’m going to go ahead and stitch this together and then I’m going to come back and show you how you can stitch up here if you want or you could leave the slapping down
Okay now I’m going to sell the sides here but I’m not going to go all the way up I’m just going to maybe leave two inches maybe I’m on sown and then on both sides then I’m going to pull up my yarn from inside there attach it with these here and these are going to have to sew in the tails so that they don’t make a mess for you okay and sometimes if you use a tail a little longer it’s easier to sew in you can also try to sew them in here but what I’m going to do is I’m just going to be grabbing the back of my layer here.
I’m just going to do a whip stitch it’s just basically going like this and holding on maybe one or two stitches in every see how the double crochet there I’m just going to be doing that there and I’m going to stop before I get all the way to the top. I’m probably going to leave like two maybe four rows unworked and I’m going to do that on both sides and if you want to you can do one two three four so this is going to be my last stitch here if you want to you can do some pump pumps and put it on the top of the little corner of the hoody just going to tie this off here.
And then I’m going to sew in my tail this one it kind of got in there okay so let me trim that off and if remember if you want to do um a little bit of what you call it fray check you can do that so I’m just pulling in my tail to their swine it in and then I’m going to trim it here so now won’t come on so that site is done. I only left a little bit up here open I want to do my other side here and like I said remember I just used a whip stitch, if you want to go on like a quilting stitch going up and down you can it’s basically just trying it close.
I’m going to leave these Sawa one two three four so this is going to be my last stitch there okay so go ahead and sew both of your sides and then you’re going to be pretty much done if you want to do a trim around the edge of the flaps and the hood it’s up to you-you can do shells or peacock stitch whatever you like if you want to leave it plain like this that is fine also and so here, I’m just going to finish this side.
I will be done and this is why I like to use a make sure you use a matching yarn because you want to make sure that it doesn’t show so on the other side it won’t show either it’s all the same match and don’t stretch this just lay this down even softly I know it might be kind of sometimes it seems a little boring just doing rectangles but you couldn’t do a lot of neat things with these rectangles and this is just another way sometimes you want to wrap your baby up and if you’re in a black colder climate
Then like I said you can use a thicker yarn or you can just use a regular like heavier weight or a wool yarn this is here in San Diego and I think the coldest we usually get is my gosh not even it’s really rare we get to 30
And that’s like freeze alert okay so that is this is going to be my last stitch right here because I want that top little part flapping open on this tie off my yarn here and I’m going to sew in my tails so that it could be hidden there now I’m going to go back up just sew it up hide it there and trim yarn okay so now all I have to do is sew in my tails here and in my hood I made a little pom-pom if you have a pom-pom maker you can do that I’m going to put it here on the tip of the little hat the little hoodie.
I’m going to put in my little doll so you could see what it would look like okay okay as you can see then you would just put in your baby the feet there so you can tuck them in then you would just swaddle the baby I guess whichever way you like to do it you will flip one over and if you put their arms I don’t know how people do their arms but and then the other one and we move this needle.
Here, I don’t want anybody to get hurt we’ll go over this way here is a little hat little hoodie so of course this is my baby she’s probably like the size of maybe a one-year-old I don’t know I her at Walmart and she was on sale for like $11 and she fits really well so this is how it would be done I hope you enjoyed this tutorial look at that it’s pretty large so you could have your baby even when they’re like a toddler size even and you’re all bundled there it’s a nice little alternative to a regular blanket I hope you enjoyed it.