My first real crochet pattern

Just before summer holiday I worked on my very first real crochet pattern. Pretty much out of nowhere I decided the world needed a very easy design for a baby kimono. My own kids are almost grown up now and there are no babies around in my life at the moment, but I still like to make baby clothes.

Design-wise I love simplicity and I also love practical clothes. I wanted to recreate the kimono from the 70s that my mother used to dress me in. It's so easy to put this on, no pulling sweaters over baby's head!

Any color combination is possible, with pretty much any kind of yarn. I have used a cotton-merino blend which is soft and comfortable, but also washable and not too fragile.

The pattern is only suitable for newborns at the moment. I haven't had a chance yet to convert it into other sizes. That's a whole other chapter of designing!

I always thought designing was not my thing, and it did take me at least 8 kimono's before I was satisfied, but I think I am hooked now! Literally (hahaha)! Next up is writing up a newborn baby bonnet in the same style. If you are interested, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook where I make announcements about new releases and coupon codes.

The crochet baby kimono is available for purchase via Etsy. After payment you will be able to download a 6-page pdf with photos, notes and a detailed description.

I would love to see your version of the baby kimono, please don't forget to mention #goedidhandwerk or @goed.id.handwerk when you share a pic on social media.


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