A beginner-friendly crochet set – my Vintage Crochet Baby Set – is a free pattern here on the blog! Read through my inspiration, design process, and lots of info on the perfect yarn I chose. Or scroll on down for the free pattern.
The Inspiration + Design
I’ve always loved vintage silhouettes and making a baby set with a classic bonnet & bloomers is just my style! I wanted to make a couple of basic, classic pieces that are just the right thing for sweet new babies.
The bonnet is extremely simple in construction and works up very quickly in the round and then in turned rows.
The bloomers are also simple in the shape but with a textured waistband and secure drawstring. This allows for the fit to be adjustable when dressing and undressing the baby.
The perfect crochet baby set – beginners included!
A simple pattern with video tutorials to help out the beginner crocheter make this crochet baby set with ease. Full videos are embedded in the written pattern below so just scroll on down for those!
I chose very simple stitches in order to keep this crochet baby set easy and beginner friendly. I believe an advanced beginner could easily tackle this project!
Vintage style with a classic craft
My favorite style of crochet pattern is a classic, vintage style that nods to the history of the craft. Crochet is something that has been around for generations and I love designs that acknowledge that history in a timeless and classic way. That’s why this crochet baby set is so timeless and elegant.
New baby gift giving is easy with this set
If you’re in need of the perfect baby shower gift, this crochet baby set would be a lovely gift along with a book of nursery rhymes!
It can even be worked up last minute! It took me less than two hours to make both the bonnet and the bloomers so as long as you have some weight 4 worsted yarn on hand (preferably of the baby variety), this crochet baby set can be done and ready to gift in an afternoon.
Super soft baby yarn
For this crochet baby set I chose to use Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn from Michaels. This yarn has a suede-like feel and is so super soft – the name really doesn’t lie! There are some gorgeous muted pastel tones in this yarn line that are absolutely perfect for our vintage style crochet baby set. They look almost worn in and aged in the most delicate way even when they’re fresh off the hook.
I used the colorways blossom and sage for my samples but all the colors of this yarn that I saw at Michaels would make a gorgeous vintage crochet baby set. Here are the ones that I saw at my local Michaels – you could even choose a color to match the nursery of the new baby!
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I’ve always loved vintage silhouettes and making a baby set with a classic bonnet & bloomers is just my style! I love how quickly these heirloom pieces come together.
–Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn
(weight 4 / medium, 3.5oz/100g, 218yds/199m)
Colorways used: Blossom, Sage
Bonnet: 45 yds
Bloomers: 60 yds
14 sts x 9 rows = 4” in dc
-This pattern is written in newborn – 3 month baby size.
-Ch 2 at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
Vintage Crochet Baby Set
Make a magic ring
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 dc in ring, sl st to join <10>
Rnd 2: Ch 2, inc around, sl st to join <20>
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *inc, dc; rep from * around, sl st to join <30>
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *inc, dc 2; rep from * around, sl st to join <40>
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc around, sl st to join <40>
Begin working in turned rows
Rows 6-10: Ch 2, Dc in next 38 stitches, turn <38>
Row 11 (WS): Ch 1, Sc across, turn <38>
Row 12 (RS): Ch 36, sl st in back bump of each ch stitch, sl st across bonnet to end of row, ch 36, sl st in back bump of each ch st, sl st once more in final stitch of the bonnet row, finish off, weave ends.
Abbreviations (US terms):
bpdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease
fpdc – front post double crochet
inc – increase
rs – right side
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
<> – stitch count
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