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Newborn Circus Baby Outfit Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Circus Ringmaster by Briana K Designs

Crochet your very own Newborn Circus Baby Outfit with this crochet pattern. This circus theme is cute for Halloween or a newborn photography session. It can also be used as The Greatest Showman theme. Keep reading this post for the free crochet pattern, or for an ad-free downloadable pattern visit Etsy or Ravelry.

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Why create crochet baby outfits?

Other than the obvious cuteness, there are many reasons to crochet a baby outfit. Here are just a few:

  • A crochet outfit can match the room decor.
  • You can customize colors to fit a palette.
  • Want the best gift at a baby shower? No one will have anything like your crochet gift.
  • A baby crochet outfit is great for photography sessions.
  • Preserve a memory and pass the outfit on to a friend or the next generation.

Love this outfit? Check out these cute baby crochet outfits:

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Free Elephant Baby Crochet Pattern
Newborn Penguin Crochet Outfit
Steampunk Newborn Outfit

Newborn Circus Baby Outfit Supplies:

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Mosaic Crochet Hook Set
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Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

¾ inch Gold Buttons (2 of them)
Sewing Needle
Feather for Hat
Batting to Stuff Whip
1 ¼ yards Gold Trim or Ribbon
Scissors

Crochet Circus Ringmaster by Briana K Designs

Yarn:

Yarn: (any medium weight yarn will do)
Red Heart With Love Black
Red Heart With Love Holly Berry

Yardage:

130 yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle (some call it Magic Ring)
Ch- Chain
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
HDC2tog- Half Double Crochet 2 Together
DC2tog- Double Crochet 2 Together
SC2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together

Gauge:

 14 dc stitches x 7 dc rows = 4 x 4 inches

Skill Level:

Easy

Size:

Newborn

Crochet Circus Ringmaster by Briana K Designs

Newborn Circus Baby OutfitNotes:

The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
When joining rounds, join to the first DC and start the next round in the same stitch. The number in ( ) indicates total number of stitches.

Newborn Circus Baby Outfit Written Pattern

Top Hat:

Using Black Yarn


Round1: MC, HDC 8 in MC. Join and Ch2 (8)

Round 2: HDC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2 (16)

Round 3: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (24)

Round 4: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (32)

Round 5: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 3 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (40)

Round 6: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 4 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 7: Work in Back Loops Only for this round. HDC in each stitch stitch around, Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 8-10: HDC in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 11: HDC2tog, HDC in next 10, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 12: HDC in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 13: HDC2tog, HDC in next 9, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (40)

Round 14: HDC2tog, HDC in next 8, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (36)

Round 15: HDC in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2 (36)

Round 16: Work in Front Loops Only for this round. HDC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (54)

Round 17: HDC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 1 (72)

Round 18: SC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off, weave in ends. (72)

Red Band Around Top Hat:

Ch 46 and join (be careful to not let your chain twist)

Round 1: HDC in each chain around. Join and Ch 2 (46)

Round 2: HDC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off, weave in ends. (46)

Slip the band over the top of the hat and let it sit on top of the brim. Tack in place if desired. Sew on or glue gold trim or ribbon.

Newborn Vest:

Ch 50

Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and across. Turn and Ch 2 (48)

Row 2: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 46, HDC 2 in last stitch. Turn and Ch 2 (50)

Row 3: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 48, HDC 2 in last stitch. Turn and Ch 2 (52)

Row 4: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 50, HDC 2 in last stitch. Turn and Ch 2 (54)

Row 5: HDC 2 in first stitch, HDC in next 52, HDC 2 in last stitch. Turn and Ch 2 (56)

Row 6-8: HDC in each stitch across. Turn and Ch 2 (56)

Now we will begin working the right front panel of the vest.

Row 9: HDC2tog, HDC in next 9 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (10)

Row 10: HDC2tog, HDC in next 8 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (9)

Row 11: HDC2tog, HDC in next 7 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (8)

Row 12: HDC2tog, HDC in next 6 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (7)

Row 13: HDC2tog, HDC in next 5 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (6)

Row 14: HDC2tog, HDC in next 4 stitches. Turn and Ch 2 (5)

Row 15-18: HDC across. Turn and Ch 2 (5)

Row 19: HDC across. Leave a long tail for sewing onto back panel, fasten off.

Now we will work the left panel of the vest and start back on Row 9.
Row 9: Attach yarn 11 stitches in from the left side, Ch 2 and HDC in same stitch. HDC in next 8 stitches, HDC2tog. Turn and Ch 2 (10)

Row 10-19: Repeat rows 10-19 from right side of vest.

Now we will work the back panel of the vest and start back on Row 9:
Row 9: Attach yarn in the 8th stitch from the right panel. Ch 2 and HDC2tog, HDC 16, HDC2tog. Turn and Ch 2 (18)

Row 10-15: HDC in each stitch across. Turn and Ch 2 (18)
Row 16: HDC in each stitch across. Fasten off and weave in ends (18)

Now we will attach the right and left vest panels to the back.
Fold the left and right sides in. Using a sewing needle stitch each side panel to the outside 5 stitches of the back panel. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach yarn to right arm hole and single crochet around. Join and fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat for left arm hole and for the outside edge of the jacket.

Use gold ribbon or trim and stitch or glue around the outside perimeter of the jacket.

DIAPER COVER

Use Red Yarn

Ch 47

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2 (46)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (46)

Row 3: SC in each stitch across. Fasten off, weave in ends, and turn. (46)

Row 4: Join Black yarn in the 12th stitch and Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in next 23, turn and Ch 2 (24)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (24)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (24)

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 20, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (22)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (22)

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (20)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 16, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (18)

Row 13: SC2tog, SC in next 14, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (16)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 12, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 15: SC2tog, SC in next 10, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (12)

Row 16: DC in each stich across, turn and Ch 1 (12)

Row 17: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (12)

Row 18-23: Repeat tows 16 and 17 three more times (12)

Row 24: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 10, DC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 25: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (14)

Row 26: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 12, DC 2 in last stitch (16)

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. Attach gold buttons to front of diaper cover.

BOW TIE:

Ch 35, Join and Ch 2

Round 1: HDC in each stitch around, join and Ch 2 (35)

Round 2-4: Repeat round 1 (35)

Round 5: HDC in each stitch around, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to wrap around the center of the bow. Fasten off and weave in ends. (My example below is in blue yarn)

For newborn, place bow under chin for photos. You can add string to tie bow around neck for older children, however I do not recommend doing so unless there is adult supervision while wearing as it is a choking hazard.

RINGMASTER WHIP:

Using Black Yarn

Round1: MC,HDC 8 in MC. Join and Ch1 (8)

Round 2: Working in Back Loops Only for this round. SC in first, HDC in next 7, do not join and continue to next round. (8)

Round 3-19: HDC in each stitch around (If you don’t want to count your rounds just continue until your whip handle is 6-7 inches long.)

Round 20: SC2tog, repeat 3 more times. Join and fasten off, close up opening and weave in ends.

Cut 3 strands of yarn 70 inches long.

Cut one strand 5 inches long.

Loop the 3 long strands around the top of the whip.

Fold strands in half and braid together.

Use the 5 inch strand of yarn to tie of end of braid.

Cut strand on end to an even length.


Now your baby is ready to train those lions!

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This pattern was originally published in March 2014, update on the blog in April 2022

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