Monday 19 November 2018

New Handmade Crochet Hanging Cradles

Because at this time of the year, I make mainly bags and baskets for teddies for Christmas markets, for Teddy in a Bag, I am always looking for a new style of bag to carry a small teddy.

I have some lovely little bears in soft plush material which are ideal for a child to play with.
They are sitting teddies, so I needed to find a crochet pattern for a carrier they could sit in.

After much searching, I found a pattern on Ravelry for a Newborn Hanging Nest by crochet designer Chelsea Hathaway. It's just right for what I needed. Thank you Chelsea!
It's a free crochet pattern you can find and download it here.

I had to tweak the pattern a little as this is a pattern for a newborn cradle after all!
But, by using DK yarn rather than chunky, and adding a few stitches to make the cradle smaller but wider, it fits the little teddies a treat!

I am so happy with the design that I have made several crochet hanging cradles for teddies and they are well-loved at markets and fayres.
So I have added 2 of them to the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store.

One is in turquoise mix and you can find it here:
Crochet Cradle Toy with A Small Soft Teddy Inside

And one is in lilac mix yarn and you can find this one here:
Small Soft Teddy sitting in its own crochet swinging cradle toy

So, this has been a double post really :)

It's for a free crochet pattern and it's to promote my lovely little hanging cradle baskets with teddies too.

So that can't be bad 😀

Thanks for reading

~ Silvi

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