I'm always looking for new bags baskets and cradles to put teddy bears in. This is one of my recent finds and I love it!
The Baby Pod Photo Prop Crochet Pattern is a great pattern to make as a papoose/pod for a newborn baby. It is easy and quick to make and would be a great find for anyone wanting to make a quick and welcome present for a new mum.
As pattern designer Lorene says on the Ravelry pattern page: "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."
And after making this pattern, she's certainly convinced me. I'm certainly keeping it by for future makes for relatives.
However, as I was interested in making a sleeping bag which was suitable for a 10 inch long teddy bear, I had to alter the pattern just a little 🧸.
I tried the pattern two ways.
First, I used double-strand, double knit yarn with a 5mm hook to make the pattern, but ended up with a sleeping bag to fit a teddy bear which is 4.5 inches high.
Luckily, I have some fluffy teddy bears of this length and it fits one of them very well 😀.
Then, I went up to a 6mm crochet hook and (still using double-strand, double knit yarn) added a couple of stitches to the pattern and then followed the pattern as usual.
And this made a lovely sleeping bag with a fair bit of room for a 10 inch long teddy bear.
There are a small number of patterns that I use again and again. This is definitely going to be one of them.
These are the links to make either a papoose/pod for a baby or a sleeping bag for a toy:
This is the link to the Ravelry page to download a pdf pattern free of adverts and at a very reasonable price to cover Lorene's website costs:
Baby Pod Photo Prop by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet
Here is the link to Lorene Haythorn Eppolite's Ravelry designer page where you can find this and other patterns:
Lorene Haythorn Eppolite
And a link to the Cre8tion Crochet website where you can find lots of unique crochet patterns:
This is a link to the free version of the pattern on the Cre8tion Crochet website:
Baby Pod Photo Prop
And here is the link to my Ravelry project page for this pattern:
Baby Pod Photo Prop For A Toy
Hope that all helps.
Have fun making your own crochet baby pod (or teddy sleeping bag 🧸 ).