Baby Pod Photo Prop

by Lorene on December 5, 2013

Bundle that Beauty and Cuddle that Cutie!

This quick and easy to make baby pod is great for boys or girls.  It is super soft and durable and can be used over many times.  It is a perfect prop for photographers and also makes a great gift for an expectant or new mommy and daddy.  This design features Wool Ease Thick and Quick by Lion Brand and works up very quickly.

Newborn Photo Prop.  FREE crochet pattern for baby pod with matching hat. #cre8tioncrochet

 

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To customize the baby pod more or to make it for a girl you can add any of these lovely flowers found in The Flower Repository.

Materials:
Lion Brand Thick and quick wool ease in your choice of color- less than two skeins
10.00mm (N) hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

mc/r- magic circle/ring (watch this video tutorial)

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

sc- single crochet
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

dc- double crochet
yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops

dc2tog-
yarn over, insert hook into 1st st, yarn over and pull through st, (three loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull through, (four loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through last two loops on hook

Gauge
2 rounds = 4 ¼”

Notes:
Made with my seamless method, if you are not familiar with the method I recommend watching this video

baby pod green with flower

 

Pattern Instructions:

1.     Mc/r. Ch3. 11dc. Sl St into the top of the Ch3 to join round. <12>

2.     Ch2. Skip first st. 2dc in every st around. Last 2dc will be placed in the st
previously left empty. Sl St into the top of the first dc to join round. <24>

3.     Ch2. Skip first st. *1dc in next st. 2dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Last
2dc will be placed in the st previously left empty. Sl St into the top of the first dc to join round. <36>

4-7.   Ch2. Skip first st. 1dc in every st around. Last dc will be placed in the st previously left empty.  Sl St into the top of the first dc to join round. <36>

8.  Ch2. Skip first st. *1dc in each of the next 5sts. 2dc in the next st. Repeat from * around.  Last 2dc will be placed in the st previously left empty.  Sl st into the top of the first dc to join round. <42>

9-13.  Ch2.  Skip first st.  1dc in every st around.  Last dc will be placed in the st previously left empty.  Sl st into the top of the first dc to join round.  <42>

14.     Ch2. Skip first st. *dc2tog. 1dc in each of the next 5sts. Repeat from * around. Last dc will  be placed in the st previously left empty. Sl St into the top of the first dc to join round. <36>

15.     (end of working in the round, you will be working in rows to complete) Ch1. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 20sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl St into the next st.

16.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st (skipping the sl st just completed, in this row and every subsequent row). 1dc in each of the next 19sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

17.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 18sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

18.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 17sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

19.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 16sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

20.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 15sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

21.    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 14sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

22-    Ch1 and turn. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 13sts. 1hdc in the next st. Sl st into the next st.

23.    Ch1 and turn. sc2tog 2x. 1hdc in each of the next 2sts. 1dc in each of the next3sts. 1hdc in each of the next 2sts. sc2tog 2x. Sl st into the next st.

24.    Ch1 and turn. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. 1hdc in each of the next 2sts. 1dc in each of the next 3sts. 1hdc in each of the next 2sts. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. Sl st into the next st.

25.    Ch1 and turn. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 4sts.  1hdc in the next st. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. Sl st in the next st.

26.    Ch1 and turn. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. 1hdc in the next st. 1dc in each of the next 3sts. 1hdc in the next st. 1sc in each of the next 2sts. Sl st in the next st.

27.    Sl st all the way around the entire opening, fasten off and weave in ends

 

Matching hat

1-      Mc/r. Ch3. 11dc. Sl St into the top of the Ch3 to join round. <12>

2-      Ch2. Skip first st. 2dc in every st around. Last 2dc will be placed in the st previously left empty.  Sl St into to the top of the first dc to join round. <24>

3-5-  Ch2. Skip first st. 1dc in every st around. Last dc will be placed in the st previously left empty. Sl St into to the top of the first dc to join round. <24>

6-      1sc in every st around. Sl St into the top of the first sc to join round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Darlene Thorp January 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Thank you for sharing such a darling pattern. Would you mind sharing it’s finished dimensions?

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Lorene January 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I don’t have it anymore. I’m sorry but it is approximately 11-12″ wide and 18″ or so tall. I will ask a friend of mine to measure the one’s she has made.

Hm’ I guessed pretty good I guess she said, “Laid flat and unstretched, 19 from head to toe. and 10 1/2 side to side.”

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Charlene February 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Umm… Rows 8-13??? Do you mean to increase on row 8 and then maintain the same for the remainder?

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Lorene February 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

yes, oops thanks for pointing that out… correcting now

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Charlene February 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

Thanks… I am just beginning and must have ribbited like 10 times thinking I did something wrong… Then I just figured it out. LOL… Thanks for the pattern it is super cute

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Kimberly February 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Love this pattern so far, but a little disappointed now! On row 16 and ran out of yarn!! Thank you for the pattern!

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Lorene February 23, 2014 at 7:31 pm

This should say less than two skeins… I’m so sorry!

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Kimberly February 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I am having trouble making row 19 and 20 the same. Am I doing something wrong? How can I make 16 dc, 1hdc, and 1 slip st two rows at a time?

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Lorene February 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

the line was duplicated by accident I made the corrections, thank you for letting me know.

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Dana July 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

When you say less than two skeins of the Wool Ease Thick & Quick….what type did you use a solid? I am asking because there are three different measurements for the different ‘types’ of Thick & Quick on Lion Brand’s website. I don’t have any stores close to me that stock this brand and will either have to order online or substitute a different yarn :(

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Dana July 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Also what the yarn is made out of? Four different listings for that from Lion Brand…

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Lorene July 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Super Bulky #6, it is Lion Brand Thick and Quick Wool Ease

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Dana July 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

Yes, I know it is a super bulky. I guess I am wondering more about yardage and yarn make up. Wool Ease has 3 different listings for this one yarn type:
Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

Solids, Heathers, Twists: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly
I may not be able to get the exact yarn and may have to substitute so I need yardage and what the yarn you used consisted of to get the correct drape with this project….Am I explaining what I need or just making this more confusing? lol

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Lorene July 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

solids is what I used and got my skein size need from.

Lorene July 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

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