Excitement for Michael!

Cool.

Sofia: What are you looking at?

Michael: Look at that huge crane over there? I bet they’re going to use it to lift something humongous!

Sofia: Okaaaaay…We’re going to decorate our Christmas tree in a few minutes! You better come now if you want to help.

Michael: Nah, I’m good. I don’t want to miss all the action across the street.

Sofia: Right.

Wow! Look at that!

Come on, you can do it…Take it slow…That’s it, turn it, turn…

Be careful! Don’t hit that guy! – And…it’s in! Perfecto!

In the meantime, while Michael enjoys the show and the girls are preoccupied with the tree, Baby Hannah is trying on her new crocheted dress.

Hannah wanted something pretty to wear over the holidays, so I have made her a dress and diaper set from size 10 crochet cotton. She probably needs booties, too, but that’s an idea for another day.

The dress and diaper both close with small snaps.

Here is the pattern if you have an AG Caring for Baby of your own, and want to make her a dress and diaper set like Hannah’s:

AG Caring for Baby Crocheted Dress and Diaper

Materials:

Size 10 crochet cotton

1.50 mm steel crochet hook (UK – 4 1/2; US – 8)

6 small snaps

Tension:

9 dc per 1”/2.5 cm

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

Ch – chain stitch

Sc – single crochet: insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook

Dc – double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, draw through two loops on hook, yarn over, draw through remaining two loops on hook

Dec – yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook

Rev sc – Work a sc in each stitch, but working backwards across row instead of forward, as would be usual.

Sc dec – draw up a thread in each of the next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Sc inc – work 2 sc in next stitch

AG Caring for Baby Crocheted Dress

Beginning at neck edge, chain 33 stitches.

Yoke:

  1. Sc in second chain from hook, 1 sc, inc in next stitch, *3 sc, inc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, 1 sc.
  2. Ch 1, *4 sc, inc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to end of row (48 sts).
  3. Ch 1, 5 sc, inc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to end of row (56 sts).
  4. Ch 1, 1 sc, inc in next st, *8 sc, inc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to end of row (63 sts).
  5. Ch 1, sc across row.
  6. Ch 1, sc across row.

Divide for bodice:

  1. 8 sc, ch 7, skip 14 sts, 16 sc, ch 7, skip 14 sts, 1 sc (49 sts).
  2. Ch 1, sc across row.
  3. Ch 1, sc across row.

Increase for skirt:

  1. Ch 1, 1 sc, *ch 2, sc in next stitch,* repeat from star to star to last 3 sts, ch 2, 3 sc.
  2. Ch 2, 3 dc, *ch 3, sc in next ch 2 loop,* repeat from star to star to end of row, dc in last sc of previous row.
  3. Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop,* repeat from star to star to last 3 sts, 3 sc.

Repeat rows 11 and 12, 3 times (6 rows).

19) Ch 1, 4 sc, work 4 sc in each ch 3 loop across row, end with 1 sc in last st of row.

20) Ch 1, (1 sc, 1 dc) in first stitch, *skip 1 stitch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next stitch,* repeat from star to star across row, ending with 1 sc in last st of row.

Repeat row 20, 7 times.

28) Ch 1, sc in each stitch across row.

29) Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc) in first stitch, *skip 2 sts, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next stitch,* repeat from star to star across row, ending with skip 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc) in last stitch.  Do not turn.

Ch 1, work a row of sc up right back to neck edge.  Turn, ch 1, sc back down row to hem edge.  End off.

Work one row of rev sc around neck edge and down right back.

Armholes Edgings (made the same):

Find centre stitch at underarm.  Attach yarn, 1 sc in centre stitch, dec, 1 sc in corner just before the 14 stitches of yoke, ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *skip 1 st, (sc, ch 3, dc) in next st,* repeat from star to star to end of the 14 yoke stitches, 1 sc in underarm st,  dec, join with a sl st to first sc of row.  End off.

Darn in all loose yarn ends.  Sew 4 small snaps to back opening to close dress.

AG Caring for Baby Crocheted Diaper

Beginning at front waist, chain 26 stitches.

1) 1 sc in second chain from hook, and in each ch across row.

Work 3 rows even in sc.

5) Sl st across first 4 stitches of row, ch 1, 1 sc in next stitch, dec, 11 sc, dec, 1 sc.  Leave the last 4 stitches of row unworked.  Turn.

6) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, 1 sc.

7) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, 1 sc.

8) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, 1 sc.

9) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 1 sc.

10) Ch 1, 7 sc.

11) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc.

12) Ch 1, 5 sc.

13) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 2 sc.

14) Ch 1, 1 sc, dec, 1 sc (3 sts).

Work 6 rows even in sc.

21) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 1 sc.

22) Ch 1, 4 sc.

23) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 2 sc.

24) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 3 sc.

25) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 1 sc.

26) Ch 1, 8 sc.

27) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 1 sc.

28) Ch 1, 10 sc.

29) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 1 sc.

30) Ch 1, 12 sc.

31) Ch 1, 12 sc.

32) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 1 sc.

33) Ch 1, 14 sc.

34) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 1 sc.

35) Ch 1, 16 sc.

36) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 12 sc, inc, 1 sc.

37) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, 14 sc, inc, 1 sc.

38) Ch 9, 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across row.

39) Ch 9, 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across row.

40) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, sc in each stitch across row to last 2 stitches, inc, 1 sc.

41) Ch 1, 1 sc, inc, sc in each stitch across row to last 2 stitches, inc, 1 sc.  Do not turn.

Diaper edging:

Ch 1, sc down side of back, working 3 sc in bottom corner, sc across leg opening, 3 sc in bottom corner of side front, sc up side front, working 3 sc in top corner, sc across waist edge of front, working 3 sc in next corner, sc down side of front, working 3 sc in bottom corner, sc across leg opening, 3 sc in bottom corner of side back, sc up side back, working 3 sc in next corner, sc across waist edge of back, ending with 3 sc in last corner.  Join with a sl st.  Work one row of rev sc around entire diaper.  End off.

Darn in all loose yarn ends.  Sew snaps to close diaper, overlapping back flaps to front of diaper.

Copyright 2022 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

11 thoughts on “Excitement for Michael!”

  1. Hello. Please can you tell me how tall these dolls are and chest/waist size. I want to see if it’ll fit a doll I have which someone purchased without any clothes on. Thanks.

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    • The Kruselings dolls are about 22 cm tall, with a chest of 9.8 cm and a waist of 9.5 cm. Th AG Caring for Baby doll is about 19.5 cm tall, with a chest of 12.7 cm and a waist of 11.4 cm. I hope those measurements will help? You can get more complete measurements of the Kruselings dolls by doing a search online for their measurements, also.

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  2. I think there is always something going on in front of your window!!!
    I also think I’m going to have to adopt a Baby Hannah if I want to make a cute crochet dress and diaper for Aunt Caroline’s baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial Cynthia. It will be necessary that I “put the double bites”, if I want to realize all my thoughts. I still haven’t finished the lace summer dress you gave us last April !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses to all the big family of the house.
    Edwige

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    • I must admit, I have so many windows in my apartment, and they all afford such a great view, that it is fun to look out and see what is going on!

      I really like my AG babies. They are cute and small, so it does not take long to make them something. With their baby bodies, they are not as finicky to create for as the Kruselings are, but I still like to make for all my dollies at times. Good luck with your crocheting!

      Je dois admettre que j’ai tellement de fenêtres dans mon appartement, et elles offrent toutes une si belle vue, que c’est amusant de regarder dehors et de voir ce qui se passe !

      J’aime vraiment mes bébés AG. Ils sont mignons et petits, il ne faut donc pas longtemps pour en faire quelque chose. Avec leurs corps de bébé, ils ne sont pas aussi pointilleux à créer que les Kruselings, mais j’aime toujours faire pour toutes mes poupées à la fois. Bonne chance avec votre crochet!

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  3. Très beau spectacle pour un garçon!!!! je comprends qu’il préfère ça aux décos de sapin hi!! quand à la robe de la jolie poupette elle est superbe..;bien vu d’avoir pensé aux couches…Bravo et merci pour le partage…Bonne journée…Bisous…Fanfan
    traduit avec Google : Very nice show for a boy!!!! I understand that he prefers that to tree decorations hi!! as for the pretty doll’s dress, it is superb..;good for having thought about diapers…Congratulations and thank you for sharing…Have a nice day…Kiss…Fanfan

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