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Make Crochet Pattern Baby Sleep Sack

sleep sack

Would you like to try new things with crochet? This top-down newborn drawstring sleep sack is the perfect, elegant baby shower gift. The drawstring for easy access at nighttime diaper changes is a nice little bonus!

This sleep sack uses a lightweight/DK/baby weight yarn. This yarn and hook choice gives this sleep sack a phenomenal drape and squish factor, and the texture using the Herringbone Half Double Crochet is to die for!

If you are unfamiliar with the herringbone half double crochet, it is very similar to the regular half double. And if you’re anything like me, you may find your work a bit slower going using this stitch. It is absolutely okay to substitute regular half double crochet if you prefer.

Materials:

 

Lightweight/DK/baby weight yarn approx. 550 yards

*Red Heart Fashion Soft in “cream” and “flax” pictured (now discontinued)

 

Crochet hook in size G/4mm

 

(9) ½“ or 3/8″ Buttons

*if you would like snap closure instead, 9 snaps

 

Gauge:

 

17 sts x 14 rows = 4” square

 

Pattern Notes:

 

Pattern written using US terms.

 

Place first st of each row in same as turning (turning chain does not count as a stitch).

 

Hhdc = Herringbone Half Double Crochet – tutorial

 

If you would like to use snaps for closure instead, simply omit the buttonholes by crocheting a regular hhdc in the ch-1, sk-1 space.

 

Get the ad-free, printable version of this pattern (and/or add to your favorites) on Ravelry here.

 

SLEEP SACK PATTERN:

Row 1: Ch-49, hdc in second ch from hook and each to end. (48)

 

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in first 3 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 5 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 15 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 5 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 14 sts, ch-1, sk-1, 2hhdc in last. (57)

 

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in first, hhdc in next, hhdc in ch-sp, hhdc in next 15 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 7 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 17 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 7 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (65)

 

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hhdc2tog, hhdc in next 2 sts. 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 9 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 19 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 9 sts, 3hhdc, hhdc in next 19 sts, 2hhdc in last. (73)

 

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in first, hhdc in next 21 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 11 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 21 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 11 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (81)

 

Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hhdc2tog, hhdc in next 2 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 13 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 23 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 13 sts, 3hhdc, hhdc in next 22 sts, ch-1, sk-1, 2hhdc in last. (89)

 

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in next, hhdc in next, hhdc in ch-sp, hhdc in next 23 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 15 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 25 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 15 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (97)

 

Row 8: Ch-1, turn, hhdc2tog, hhdc in next 2 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 17 sts, 3hhdc in next. hhdc in next 27 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 17 sts, 3hhdc, hhdc in next 27 sts, 2hhdc in last. (105)

 

Row 9: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in next, hhdc in next 29 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 19 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 29 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 19 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (113)

 

Row 10: Ch-1, turn, hhdc2tog, hhdc in next 2 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 21 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 31 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 21 sts, 3hhdc, hhdc in next 30 sts, ch-1, sk-1, 2hhdc in last. (121)

 

Row 11: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in next, hhdc in next, hhdc in ch-sp, hhdc in next 31 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 23 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 33 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 23 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (129)

 

Row 12: Ch-1, turn, hhdc2tog, hhdc in next 2 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 25 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 35 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 25 sts, 3hhdc, hhdc in next 35 sts, 2hhdc in last. (137)

 

Row 13: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in next, hhdc in next 37 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 27 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 37 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 27 sts, 3hhdc in next, hhdc in next 2 sts, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (145)

 

starting a sleep sack for newborns

 

Row 14: Ch-1, turn, 2hhdc in first, hhdc in next 4 sts, skip 29 sts, hhdc in next 41 sts, skip 29 sts, hhdc in next 37 sts, ch-1, sk-1, hhdc in next, hhdc2tog in last 2 sts. (87)

Row 15: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in first 2 sts, hhdc in ch-sp, hhdc in 84 sts. (87)

Rows 16 & 17: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in each st to end. (87)

Row 18: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in 84 sts, ch-1, sk-1, hhdc in last 2 sts. (87)

Rows 19 – 34: repeat rows 15 – 18 (87)

Row 35: repeat row 15

Row 36: Turn, sl st in first 6 sts (see photos), hhdc in 75 sts. Line up the last 6 sts with the first 6 sl sts and, going through both thicknesses, hhdc in last 6 sts. Join to top of first hhdc. (81)

Rows 37 – 73: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in each st around, join to top of first hhdc with sl st. (81)

Row 74: Ch-1, turn * hhdc in next 3 sts, ch-2, sk-2 sts * repeat round. Hhdc in last, join to top of first hhdc with sl st. (81)

Rows 75 – 76: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in each st around, join to top of first hhdc with sl st. (81)

Row 77: Ch-1, do not turn, change to accent color, crab stitch in each st around. Join and weave in ends. (81)

COLLAR EDGING:

Attach yarn at opening (looking at the outside)

Row 1: Ch-1, sc in each row end up, around collar, and to inside corner.

Row 2: Do not turn, change to accent color, crab stitch in each st around, all the way back to where you started. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Place  buttons (or snaps if not using buttonholes).

Sleeves:

 

Attach yarn at bottom of armhole opening…

 

Row 1: Ch-1, hhdc in each st around, join to top of first hhdc with sl st. (31)

 

Rows 2 – 15: Ch-1, turn, hhdc in each st around, join to top of first hhdc with sl st. (31)

 

Row 16: Ch-1, do not turn, change to accent color, crab stitch in each st around, join using Invisible Join. (31)

MAKE A DRAWSTRING:

Using your accent color, crochet an i-cord approximately 26″ in length. Feed it through the openings on the bottom of the sleep sack, and secure with a cord stopper. If you’re worried about safety, you could simply tie it like a shoelace instead.

If you like, you could omit the drawstring holes altogether and sew the sleep sack closed instead.

 

Ta-da! This is a beautiful, straight-forward pattern for a lovely little newborn sleep sack. The drawstring adds just that extra bit of elegance, don’t you think?

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