Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Crochet Frozen Elsa Apron...Elsa-Inspired Costume...

UPDATE:
November 13, 2016:





Apron Pattern 2T - 3T:

1.  Materials:  #4 Worsted Weight yarn.  I used "I Love This Yarn" in turquoise from Hobby Lobby; small amount of white yarn.  5mm hook.  Tapestry needle.  Tulle and elastic sequined strip in turquoise -- both from Hobby Lobby.  I used less than one roll of tulle (see pic below for the tulle I used) and a 10 1/2" sequined strip...

Special Note:  I used the Herringbone Half-double crochet (HHDC) stitch however if you're more comfortable with just using the half-double crochet (HDC) stitch then that's fine...

There's a great tutorial for the Herringbone Half-double crochet stitch at:  newstitchaday.com.

2.  Abbreviations:
Sc = single crochet
HDC = half-double crochet
HHDC = Herringbone Half-double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Ch = chain
HHDC2tog = Herringbone Half-double crochet 2 together
HHDC3tog = Herringbone Half-double crochet 3 together
SC2tog = single crochet 2 together
WS = wrong side
FLO = front loops only
BLO = back loops only

3.  Pattern:
(worked from bottom up)
--Row 1.  I worked 40 foundation half-double crochet stitches to start; or you can chain 41, and starting in 2nd chain from hook then across work HDC into each chain.  Ch 1.  Turn. (40)

--Row 2-28:  Work 1 HHDC into each stitch across.  Ch 1. Turn.  (40)

--Row 29:  Working on wrong side (WS) in front loops only (FLO), HHDC2tog in first two stitches and the last two stitches and 1 HHDC in remaining stitches.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (38)

--Row 30-34: these are decrease rows;  HHDC2tog in first two stitches and the last two stitches and 1 HHDC in remaining stitches.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (36; 34; 32; 30; 28)

--Row 35-44:  1 HHDC in each stitch across.  Ch 1. Turn.  (28)

--Row 45-47:  1 HHDC in each of the first 8 stitches, 1 single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 slip stitch in each of the next 2 stitches, 1 single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches and 1 HHDC in each of the last 8 stitches.  Ch 1. Turn.  (28)

--Row 48:  1 HHDC in first 6 stitches, HHDC2tog, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sl st in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, HHDC2tog and 1 HHDC in last 6 stitches. Ch 1.  Turn.  (22)

--Row 49:  1 HHDC in first 4 stitches, HHDC2tog, sc2tog 2 times, sl st in next 2 stitches, sc2tog 2 times, HHDC2tog and 1 HHDC in last 4 stitches.  Switch to white yarn.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (16)

--Row 50:  With white yarn, working in the back loops only (BLO), 1 HHDC in the first 6 stitches, 1 TC in the next 4 stitches, 1 HHDC in the last 6 stitches. Ch 1.  Turn.  (16)

--Row 51:  2 HHDC in the first stitch, 1 HHDC in the next 14 stitches and 2 HHDC in the last stitch. Ch 1.  Turn.  (18)

--Row 52:  repeat Row 51.  Ch 1.  Turn.

--Row 53:  1 HHDC in the first 2 stitches only.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2)

--Row 54-78:  1 HHDC in each stitch.  Ch 1. Turn.  (2)
***this is making the strap to go around the neck so adjust number of rows accordingly to fit around your child's neck comfortably***. At the end of Row 78, leave a tail long enough to attach the neck strap to the other side of the front top.  Weave ends.

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To make the side straps:
Row 1:  join the white yarn on the end stitch of Row 30.  Ch 1.  1 HHDC in the same stitch as the ch 1 stitch.  1 HHDC in the next 2 end stitches from Row 31 and 32.  Ch 1. Turn.  (3)

Row 2:  1 HHDC in each stitch across.  Ch 1. Turn.  (3)

Row 3-12:  repeat row 2.  (At the end of Row 12, do not ch 1.)

Row 13:  HHDC3tog.  Ch 50.  SC in 2nd chain from hook and remaining chains.  Sl st to join and fasten off.  Repeat on opposite side.

Tulle:
1.  I cut each tulle strip approx 19" long.  I used my crochet hook and inserted it into each stitch of the front loops of Row 29.  I held the mid-section of each tulle strip and pulled it through the stitch and made a knot.  I repeated across the apron.

Sequined Elastic Strip:
I used a 10 1/2" long strip.  I laid the bottom edge across Row 29, and used a pointed tapestry needle and matching craft thread to attach to the apron.

(If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email me...if you make this, please share your pics...I hope you enjoy this pattern!!!)

Please respect the time I spent in creating this free pattern design.  Do not re-post my pics or pattern, but kindly share a link to my blog.  You may make and sale your finished aprons...

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I'm so excited to have completed this crochet project.  My granddaughter, Arielle, just loves the Disney movie, Frozen, and, of course, Elsa.  Most days, I'm "Mamaw Anna" and she's Elsa and we have to stay in character...lol.

I think she is going to love wearing this Elsa-inspired apron to play in or to use as a costume.  I made this to fit a size 2T-3T.  This is my own, original design.  I will post the pattern in a day or so.

I hope y'all like this one.  I know I do...












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