Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pink Plum Jacket

Here is the 2nd toddler jacket I've made this week, this one is to give to a little girl whose 1st birthday is today. This is the same pattern as the other toddler jacket I made this week, which was for a little boy who also has his 1st birthday today! These babies are in my mother's group, I hope their mummies like them! Here's a link to this project on Ravelry, which has a link to the free pattern.
Pink Plum Jacket and Hat
These jackets are based on the idea of using two folded hexagons joined together at the back. But to fit a toddler, the hexagon shape has to be altered, with some sides shorter, while others are longer with added rows. Otherwise the sleeves would be too wide and the middle too small. For this 'Pink Plum' jacket, I used a contrasting purple to scallop the edge which has turned out rather nicely, if I do say so myself!
Pink Plum Jacket
For the purple flower I followed my free crochet flower pattern, I'm chuffed this flower suited it so well. Sometimes I feel very surprised when my crochet stuff actually works out! I made a cute hat to match, I'll share the pattern for it tomorrow. For this I used classic wool from the Bendigo Woollen Mill and a 5mm hook.

I'm thinking I could make this set in other colours and give them fun names like Citrus Splice (yellow & orange), Festive Season (red & green), Blue Skies (sky & blue), Strawberry Cream (red & white), Jaffa (brown & orange) and Honey Bee (black & yellow). Maybe someone would like me to make them one, or I could even see if I could sell them. Maybe one day I could open an Etsy shop, but I don't know if I'm good enough for that!
Pink Plum Jacket detail
Today I am linking up with my favourite blog party, Pink Saturday hosted by How Sweet the Sound. I'm happy to share my pink creation with you today, I hope you like it!


  1. This is just fabulous. Love the colors & pattern.

    Have a lovely PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

    ~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

  2. You have no worry. Any mother should be very pleased with these little baby jackets.

  3. So pretty! Come link with me with my Color Connection meme.

    Broken Leg with a bit of pink. Have a great weekend.

  4. Happy Pink Saturday
    Any child would look so adorable wearing this.

  5. This is adorable! I am so looking forward to being a grandma so I can knit and crochet for my grandchildren.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. I've added a link to this project on Ravelry for those who have been searching for the jacket pattern


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