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Baby’s First Belly Dance

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To celebrate my return to belly dancing after maternity leave, I’d like to share tiniest, most precious belly dance pattern with you.

Finished Size: Preemie (Newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months)

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Cascade Luna Paints
  • Aunt Lydia’s metallic crochet thread, size 10
  • Size H-8 (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Size D-3 (3.25mm) crochet hook

Gauge: 4 hdc = 1 inch (with Luna and H hook)

Special Stitch: Popcorn. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as dc), remove loop from hook, insert hook in top of first dc, pull removed loop of last dc through. Popcorn complete.

Tutu

With Luna and H hook, ch 45 (49, 53, 57, 61, 65).

Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch and ea ch across. 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64) hdc.

Row 2. Ch 24; turn. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and ea rem ch; tie made. Sl st in first hdc, *ch 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44), popcorn, ch 2, sl st in next 6 ch, sc in next ch, 2 hdc in ea rem ch, sl st in next 2 hdc, ch 18 (22, 26, 30, 34, 38), popcorn, ch 2, sl st in next 6 ch, sc in next ch, 2 hdc in ea rem ch, sl st in next 2 hdc; rep from * across, ending with a sl st in t-ch. Ch 24, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and ea rem ch; second tie made. Sl st in end of row.

Finish off.

Halter

With Luna and H hook, ch 3.

Rnd 1. 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of beg ch to form a ring. 8 hdc.

Rnd 2. Ch 2; do not turn. 3 hdc in flo of first hdc, hdc in flo of next hdc, *3 hdc in flo of next hdc; corner made. Hdc in flo of next hdc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 16 hdc.

Rnd 3. Ch 2; do not turn. 2 hdc in flo of first hdc, hdc in flo of next hdc, 2 hdc in flo of next hdc; increase made. Hdc in flo of ea hdc across to center hdc of next corner, *3 hdc in flo of center hdc of next corner, hdc in flo of ea hdc across to center hdc of next corner; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 24 hdc.

Rnd 4. Ch 2; do not turn. 2 hdc in flo of first hdc, hdc in flo of next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in flo of next hdc; increase made. Hdc in flo of ea hdc across to center hdc of next corner, *3 hdc in flo of center hdc of next corner, hdc in flo of ea hdc across to center hdc of next corner; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 32 hdc.  

Rnds 5-6 (5-8, 5-10, 5-12, 5-14, 5-16). Continue in the same pattern as rnds 3 & 4, working 2 additional hdc before first increase of each rnd, and working 3 hdc in center hdc of each of the 3 corners. 48 (64, 80, 96, 112, 128) hdc.

Rnd 7 (9, 11, 13, 15, 17). Ch 75. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and ea rem ch, sl st in same st as joining, sl st in ea hdc across to 2nd hdc of first increase, ch 75, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and ea rem ch; strap made. Sl st in ea of next hdc across to next corner, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, *sl st in next 2 hdc, ch 10, popcorn, ch 2, sl st in ea rem ch; rep from * to last corner. Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, sl st in ea rem hdc around. Join with sl st in first st. Finish off.

Assembly

Thread each strap through the ch-6 loop on the opposite side, crossing the straps in back. Pull straps until halter fits snugly against the body, then tie straps together in back.

Headband

Worked in the round, without joining or turning between rounds.

With thread and D hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. (Sl, ch 3, sl) in flo of ea sc around. 6 ch-3 sp.

Rnd 3. 2 sc in ea unused loop of rnd 1. 12 sc.

Rnd 4. *Ch 4, dtr3tog in flo of next sc, picot, ch 4, sl st in flo of next sc; petal made. Rep from * around. 6 petals.

Rnd 5. *Sc in next unused loop from rnd 3, 2 sc in next unused loop; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnd 6. *Ch 5, trtr4tog in flo of next sc, picot, ch 5, sl st in flo of next sc; petal made. Rep from * around. 9 petals.

Rnd 7. *Sc in next 2 unused loops from rnd 5, 2 sc in next unused loop; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 8. *Ch 6, dtrtr5tog in flo of next sc, picot, ch 6, sl st in flo of next sc; petal made. Rep from * around. Ch 75; first tie made. Finish off, leaving a 3-inch tail. 12 petals.

Join yarn with sl st between two petals on opposite side of first tie. Ch 75; second tie made. Finish off, leaving a 3-inch tail.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • dtr (double treble crochet; yarn-over 4 times before starting stitch)
  • dtrtr (double treble treble crochet; yarn-over 6 times before starting stitch)
  • ea (each)
  • flo (front loops only)
  • hdc (half-double crochet)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rem (remaining)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • st (stitch)
  • t-ch (turning chain)
  • tog (together)
  • tr (treble crochet; yarn-over 3 times before starting stitch)
  • trtr (treble treble crochet; yarn-over 5 times before starting stitch)
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