Monday, November 9, 2015

Onesie Lace

I have two baby showers -- for three babies -- this week, and thought I'd try something new and crafty.  It might just be my FAVORITE new go-to gift for baby showers!
I had the idea to do a little lace ribbon on the top of a onesie, but I wasn't quite sure how to finish off the ends so they wouldn't fray. Since I don't know how to make my own lace, I didn't really think of that until I saw this link on Pinterest -- and then the wheels started turning! Even though it says "tutorial" it was really just pictures of this cute little ribbon flower. Well, since I can generally figure things out, I decided to give it a try -- and after a little trial & error, about an hour later I had the perfect pattern for this cute little lacy ribbon that I could sew right onto a onesie.
Since I didn't come up with this idea myself, and since it said "tutorial" right on the page, I thought I'd help everyone out (and help myself remember too!) by posting my instructions for this cute little onesie lace.

Use 10-wt. crochet thread and a size 7 (1.5 mm) hook
SING= single crochet (wrap 0 times before pulling a loop through)
DBL= double crochet (wrap 1 time before pulling a loop through)
TREB= treble crochet (wrap 2 times before pulling a loop through)
Foundation row: 0-3 mo. ch. 44 (3-6 mo. ch 48); turn.

Row 1: TREB in 7th ch from hook. *TREB 3 away from last TREB, ch 3, TREB in same hole* around.

Row 2: *TREB 2X in ch3 from prev row, ch 3, TREB 2X in same opening* to beginning.
            (first treb = ch3)

Row 3: *DBL-TREB 4X-DBL in ch3 from prev row, SING in small opening* to beginning,
(first DBL = ch2; end on DBL-TREB 4X-DBL)

Finish off and weave in ends. Sew onto onesie, hiding ends under flaps, using 50-wt. Aurifil thread (I matched my thread to the onesie color -- just plain white).


  1. This is genius! You are so talented!

    1. Aw, thanks Tiffany! It's something that's been popping around in my head for a while -- I just finally did something about it. :)

  2. Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial… in case I'm ever ambitious enough to try it. :)

    1. Thank you! It's really easy -- I did one onesie in less than it takes to watch an episode of Bones -- and I even watch the screen sometimes. :)


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