Hello, my lovely crocheters and happy Monday to all of you!

Have you ever been sucked into Pinterest vortex and could not stop liking and repinning a ton of cute baby photos, babies dressed like cute animals, fisherman, cowboy or even Batman? You have to admit, I know you did! 🙂

I was searching over the internet for the past few days to find some interesting ideas to create a pattern for baby photography, shorter baby props. I came across to so many great ideas and the competition for the winning idea in my head was very tough. I chose the idea for the first pattern and wrote down the rest into my personal notebook where you can find the pieces of Croby Patterns future. Believe me, this notebook is priceless. 🙂

Here is my first pattern for baby props. It’s a pattern for crochet baby hat and diaper cover – Cute Fox. If you would like to add a pair of booties to these cute baby outfit, you should definitely try the Green Zebra or the Blue Whale  FREE pattern for crochet baby booties that you can find here on my blog.

Because I am always happy to hear what you would like to see on my blog, please send me an email with your idea on crobypatterns@gmail.com.  You have to understand, that I cannot promise I can please all of your requests, but some of them I definitely can.

Please do not post pictures with your propositions on my Facebook page. The content, not related to Croby Patterns will be deleted. With all these said let’s start with the pattern.

Enjoy the pattern and have a wonderful day!

With love, Doroteja

Crochet Baby Hat and Diaper Cover – Cute Fox 

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

The pattern is written in one size only! It’s for the size 0 – 3 months. If you would like to create the final item that is size or two bigger then original one, try using a bigger hook and thicker yarn. Good luck! 🙂

MATERIALS:

  • Crochet hook: 4 mm (G/6) and 3.25 mm (D/3 )
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • 4 buttons
  • Yarn: DK weight, 100% Cotton yarn in orange, white and black color, 150 g (5.29).

Gauge: 17 sts and 11 rows in hdc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm).

  • STITCHES:
    Ch – Chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc2tog – join two single crochet together
  • (H)Dc2tog – join two (half) double crochet together
  • Dc4tog – join next 4 stitches with dc4tog stitch
  • MC – main color – white yarn
  • CC – contrast color – orange yarn
  • Tr – treble crochet
  • Dtr – double treble crochet
  • BLO – back loops only
  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches

All my patterns are written in standard American terms!

Do not count the chain or ss stitch as a stitch at the beginning/end of the round.

BABY HAT – CUTE FOX

HAT

The hat is made from the bottom of the hat (part around the ears, forehead and back of the head) to the top.

Start with MC (white yarn).

Ch 50. Make sure you do not twist the chain! Join the chain with the ss into the first chain.

You will be working in rounds. Turn at the end of the each round.

Round 1 – 5 (MC): Start with the white yarn. Ch 1. Hdc 50. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 50 sts.

Round 6 (CC): Change the yarn color to orange. Ch 1. Hdc 50. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 50 sts.

Round 7 (CC): Ch 1. Hdc into next 21. Work in BLO! Hdc into next 8. You’ve created a base for the nose bridge.  Now work in both loops again. Hdc 21. Join the round with the ss.

= 50 sts.

Round 8 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 8 sts, join next two sts with hdc2tog) 5 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 45 sts.

Round 9 (CC): Ch1. Hdc into next 45 sts. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 45 sts.

Round 10 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 7 sts, join next two sts with hdc2tog) 5 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 40 sts.

Round 11 (CC): Ch1. Hdc into next 40 sts. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 40 sts.

Round 12 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 6 sts, join next two sts with hdc2tog) 5 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 35 sts.

Round 13 (CC):  Repeat (hdc into next 5 sts, join next two sts with hdc2tog) 5 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 30 sts.

Round 14 (CC): Ch1. Hdc into next 30 sts. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 30sts.

Round 15 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into the first one, join next two sts with hdc2tog) 10 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 20 sts.

Round 16 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat hdc2tog 10 times. Join the round with ss into the first stitch of the round.

= 10 sts.

Cut the yarn, leave longer tail for sewing. Using the tail and the yarn needle join all 10 sts together.

Fasten off.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

EARS

One ear consists of two parts – part 1, which is the front part (white part) and part 2, which is a back part (orange part).

Part 1 (MC):

This part is made of one round only. Use 3.25 mm (D/3) hook.

Round 1(MC): Ch 3. Work all the sts into the 3th st from the hook. 3 dc. 3 tr. 3dtr. 3 tr. 4dc. Join the round with the ss into the first st of the round.

= 16 sts.

You will need two of them, for each ear one.

Part 2 (CC):

This part is made of one round. Use 4 mm (G/6) hook.

Round 1 (CC): Ch 3. Work all the sts into the 3th st from the hook. 3 dc. 3 tr. 3dtr. 3 tr. 4dc. Join the round with the ss into the first st of the round.

= 16 sts.

You will need two of them, for each ear one.

Take part 1 and part 2. Place part 1 on the top of the part 2. Make sure the nicer sides are on the outer side of the ear. The part with dtr sts is the top of the ear. Take the needle and the black yarn and make few stitches on the top or the ear joining part 1 and part 2 together as you can see on the picture below. Repeat the process for the second ear. Take the orange yarn and the yarn needle and attach the ears on the hat. Make sure when attaching them, join both parts of the ear (part 1 and part 2) together.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

NOSE BRIDGE

Find round 5 and the part where you worked just in back loops. You have 8 front unworked loops in this round. Place the hook into the first front loop and start creating a fox nose.

You will be working in rows and with CC (orange yarn). Turn after each row.

Row 1 (CC): Ch 1 into the first stitch and hdc into the next one. These two sts count as a hdc2tog stitch. Hdc into next 4 sts. Join next two sts with hdc2tog.

= 6 sts.

Row 2 (CC): Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc2tog. Work hdc into next 2. Join last two sts with hdc2tog.

= 4 sts.

Row 3 (CC): Ch 1. Join all 4 sts in this row with dc4tog stitch.

= 1 st.

Fasten off.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

Take the black yarn and 4 mm (G/6) hook. Now, we will create a nose tip. This part is made of one row only. Please, leave a long tail for sewing.

Row 1 (black yarn): Ch 3. Work all next sts into the 3th chain from the hook. The chain at the beginning counts as a st! Dc into the same chain 4 more times.

Take the tail you left for sewing and the yarn needle. Level the nose and the nose tip with the hat. Now sew the nose tip on the nose and the hat at the same time.

Fasten off.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

EYES

You will need 2 buttons, for each eye one. Using the black yarn and the yarn needle sew the buttons on the hat. As seen on the picture.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

DIAPER COVER – CUTE FOX

MAIN PART

You will be working in rows. Use CC yarn.

Do not count the chain or ss stitch as a stitch at the beginning/end of the round. Turn at the end of each row.

Chain 57. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Row 1: Hdc into next 56 sts.

= 56 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc into next 2. Skip 2 sts. Ch 2. Hdc into next 48 sts. Ch 2. Skip next 2.  Hdc into the last two sts. Turn.

= 56 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc 56. = 56 sts.

Fasten off.

Row 4: Now skip 11 sts from your last st. Place the hook into the 12th st. Ch 1 and sc into the same st. Hdc into next 30. Sc into the last one. Turn.

= 32 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 28. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 30 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 26. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 28 sts.

Row 7: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 24. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 26 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 22. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 24 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 20. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 22 sts.

Row 10: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 18. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 20 sts.

Row 11: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 16. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 18 sts.

Row 12: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 14. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 16 sts.

Row 13: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 12. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 14 sts.

Row 14: Ch 1. Join first two sts with hdc 2tog. Hdc into next 10. Join last two sts of the row with hdc2tog. Turn.

= 12 sts.

Row 15 – 18: Ch 1. Hdc into next 12 sts. Turn.

= 12 sts.

Row 19: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc into the same st. Hdc into next 10. Work 2 hdc into the last st.

= 14 sts.

Row 20: Ch 1. Hdc into the next 14 sts.

= 14 sts.

Row 21: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc into the same st. Hdc into next 12. Work 2 hdc into the last st.

= 16 sts.

Row 22: Ch 1. Hdc into the next 16 sts.

= 16 sts.

Row 23: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc into the same st. Hdc into next 14. Work 2 hdc into the last st.

= 18 sts.

Row 24 – 25: Ch 1. Hdc into next 18 sts. Turn.

At the end of the round 24 fasten off.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

BUTTONS

Attach the buttons on the front side of the diaper cover as seen on the picture.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

 

FOX’S TAIL

You will be working in rounds. Do not count the chain or ss stitch as a stitch at the beginning/end of the round. Turn at the end of each round.

Start using MC (white yarn).

Chain 2. Start working in 2nd chain from the hook.

Round 1 (MC): Work 6 hdc sts into the 2nd chain from the hook. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 6 sts.

Round 2 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into the first st, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 9 sts.

Round 3 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 2 sts, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 12 sts.

Round 4 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 3 sts, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 15 sts.

Round 5 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 4 sts, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 18 sts.

Round 6 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 5 sts, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 21 sts.

Round 7 (MC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 6 sts, work 2 hdc into the next one) 3 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 24 sts.

Change the yarn!

Round 8 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next one) 4 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 28 sts.

Round 9 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next one) 4 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 32 sts.

Round 10 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 7 sts, 2 hdc into the next one) 4 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 36 sts.

Round 11 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (hdc into next 8 sts, 2 hdc into the next one) 4 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 40 sts.

Round 12 – 16 (CC): Ch 1. Hdc 40. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 40 sts.

Round 17 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 6) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 35 sts.

Round 18 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 5) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 30 sts.

Round 19 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 4) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 25 sts.

Round 20 – 23 (CC): Ch 1. Hdc 25. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 25 sts.

Round 24 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 3) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 20 sts.

Round 25 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 2) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 15 sts.

Round 26 (CC): Ch 1. Repeat (join first two sts with hdc2tog, hdc into next 1) 5 times. Join the round with the ss. Turn.

= 10 sts.

Cut the yarn and leave longer tail for sewing.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

 

JOINING

Now join the diaper cover and the tail part. Attach (sew) the tail on the diaper cover using the yarn needle as seen on the picture.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Cute Fox

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