The theme? Alice in Wonderland, featuring Little Lovely as Alice, of course.
And as also can be expected, the party resulted in several new crochet designs that we'd like to share with you.
Here we have Little Lovely's aunt in her Cheshire Cat Costume.
We covered our croquet mallets in Flamingo Covers so we could play croquet just like Alice.
Of course the Mad Hatter made an appearance.
And The Animator's Wife went as the Queen of Hearts.
All of these patterns are available in our Ravelry Store.
As for Little Lovely's costume, her Goodest Aunt made her Alice dress, but The Animator's Wife wanted to crochet a pinafore to wear over it to protect it from the birthday cake. That pattern we wanted to share for free for you below. Enjoy!
|Alice Pinafore Bib|
Skill Level: Easy
Size J-10 (6.0mm) crochet hook
5/8-inch ribbon (optional)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to circle the numbers corresponding to your size before beginning this project. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Skip next ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch, *skip next ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) shells.
Row 2 (2 & 3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7). Sl st up to 3rd dc in 1st shell, *sc in 3rd dc of shell, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across. Finish off.
Join yarn with sl st in unused loop of beg ch of Bib.
Row 1. Ch 1, sc in same loop as joining, *skip next unused loop, 5 dc in next unused loop; rep from * across. 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) shells.
Row 2. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc.
Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across.
Rows 4-9 (4-11, 4-13, 4-15, 4-17, 4-19). Rep rows 2 & 3.
Row 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20). Ch 3; turn. 6 dc in 1st sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 7 dc in last sc. Continuing up end of rows, work 4 more shells up side of apron, ending in end of beg ch. Finish off. Join yarn with sl st in opposite end of beg ch. Work 4 shells evenly down end of rows; join with sl st in base of row 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20). Finish off.
Join yarn with sl st in upper right corner of Bib. Ch 24 (30, 36, 42, 48, 54). Finish off. Rep in upper left corner of Bib. If desired, use ribbon to tie the apron to the waist.
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch