Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Newborn Hanging Nest

My SIL Celeste made a request that we figure out how to make these hanging hammocks and "potato sacs" that are SO DARLING in newborn shoots. Seriously, if you haven't seen them before google newborn hammock photo shoot or something cause they are the cutest!


Anyway, so while we were in Boise with them, Celeste and I made up a pattern. The hammock didn't work out so well (I'm going to try again when I have more time) but the potato sac turned out good I thought. But to us it looked more like one of those round hanging bird's nests, so that what it's called.

Here's the pattern I wrote out. It's my first pattern ever so if it doesn't make sense I'm sorry. Let me know what to fix so I can get better.



I'm extrememly sad we didn't have an actual newborn to try this out on cause I'm not positive on the sizing but it's easy to make bigger if needs be.

And it's really more fun to do photo shoots with a real baby instead of your two-year-old's baby doll.



So I thought it turned out fun and I want to do more designs with different stitches. And maybe embellish it with a ribbon or flower or something cute like that.

8 comments:

Natchel said...

Oh my word. How to you figure these things out Chels?? I am super good at following an already existing pattern but could never for the life of me make one up!!

Lisa Hathaway said...

I knew you could do it! That's really cute!

coryshay said...

Okay, I already want to rent yours for a newborn photo shoot... say around August 2nd-ish?

Tyson and Chelsea said...

Perfect!!!

annette said...

I have instructions on some newborn booties and I can't figure out how to do it! Please next time you are here, can you look at it with me and see if you can help me with whose?

Tyson and Chelsea said...

absolutely!

Marisa said...

I'm having trouble once the pattern starts working in rows. It says to repeat row seven but I end up being one chain space short to complete the row. Same for row 10 (to repeat row 9). I end up with one less chain space every row. I would appreciate some gentle guidance. :)

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martina said...

hola me llamo marta y me gustaria intentar hacer el saquito para un bebe pero no me lo puedo descargar el patron, seria tan amable de decirme como hacerlo o mandarme el enlace. gracias