Free Sweet Newborn Baby Ladybug Pattern

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The ladybug is probably the cutest insect on the planet (when they aren't a ladybug larvae), and we have a newborn crochet ladybug pattern that is so cute! I present you with this favorite free crochet ladybug pattern that makes a beautiful ladybug crochet photography prop. The ladybug uses amigurumi style ears is easy to make with simple crochet stitches and is a perfect little project for beginners.

A newborn baby photography session is a special moment for parents to capture their little one's first days. To make the photos even more special, a crochet outfit can be the perfect addition.

And if you are looking for more baby crochet outfit inspiration, check out the Crochet Unicorn Baby Outfit Pattern or the Cute Crochet Baby Boots Free Pattern. It's great to have adorable outfits for newborn baby photography shoots or for the best gift at a baby shower. And if it's around Halloween, this is a cute ladybug costume.

Ladybug Hat and Diaper Cover Set by Briana K Designs
Image by Simply Sweet Photography

Crochet Baby Ladybug Pattern Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
H Hook 5.0 mm and 6.0mm (J hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Small Black Button

Suggested Worsted Weight Yarn:

Red Heart Super Saver
100% Acrylic, 364 yds/7 oz

WeCrochet Brava Worsted
100% Premium Acrylic, 218 yards/100g

Choose Red & Black colors for a traditional baby ladybug style, or mix up the yarn colors to match your style.

Yardage:

70 - 90 yards (64 - 82 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

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

Gauge:

14 dc stitches x 7 dc rows = 4 x 4 inches
Not sure how to meet gauge? Read: What is Gauge and How To Fix It.

Crochet Skill Level:

Easy

Ladybug Costume Crochet Outfit Size:

Newborn (0-3 months)

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Crochet Baby Ladybug Costume Pattern Notes:

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 the total number of stitches.

Ladybug Hat and Diaper Cover Set by Briana K Designs
Image by Simply Sweet Photography

Crochet Stitches You Need To Know to Make the Ladybug Costume:

Magic Circle: Start by creating a loop with your yarn. The tail of the working yarn will be over the working end. Insert your hook into the loop from behind. Yarn over and pull through the loop. Work the stitches as instructed into the loop. https://brianakdesigns.com/magic-crochet-circle-ring/

Single Crochet (sc): insert hook into the next st, yarn over, pull through work (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops

Double Crochet (dc): yarn over, insert hook into the next st, yarn over, pull through work, {yarn over and pull through 2 loops} 2 times

Dress up your little one as a cute Newborn Ladybug with this Crochet Pattern. The hat and the bottom cover make such an excellent newborn photography prop.

Do you love baby ladybugs?

Have you ever wondered what it means when you find a baby ladybug in your house? Ladybugs are considered good luck, so finding one in your home could be seen as a sign of good fortune.

This is why it's special when we dress up our little one as a baby ladybug for their newborn photoshoot; it might just bring good luck.

I hope your little one experiences good luck and you enjoy stitching up this free crochet pattern on the blog.


Wonderful pattern- easy to follow and turned out beautifully! Exactly what I was looking for for my little one’s newborn pictures. I used to have that Anne Geddes ladybug baby doll when I was a little girl that I took everywhere. I knew I needed a picture like this now that I finally have my own child.

Hannah - (Etsy Buyer)


Newborn Ladybug Costume Free Crochet Pattern:

Crochet Ladybug Hat -Newborn (0-3 Months)

Use Black Yarn and a J Hook.

Round 1: MC, SC 6 in MC. Do No Join, use stitch marker to keep track of rounds (6)

Round 2: SC 2 in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat around (18)

Round 4: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 5: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 6: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36)

Round 7: Ch 3 (for the following rounds, your Ch 3 will count as your first DC), DC in same stitch, Ch 1, DC 2 in same stitch. *Skip 3 SC, DC 2, Ch 1, DC 2 in same stitch. Repeat * around and join with the beginning stitch.

Round 8: Slip stitch to the Ch 1 space. Working in the Ch 1 space, Ch 3, DC, Ch 1, DC 2. In the next Ch 1 space DC 2, Ch 1, DC 2. Continue in each Ch 1 space around

Round 9-13: Repeat round 8

Round 14: SC in each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ladybug Crochet Newborn Outfit Pattern

Amigurumi Ladybug Antennae (Make 2):

Use Black Yarn and H Hook

Leave a long tail for sewing onto hat.
Round 1: MC, SC 6 in MC. Do No Join, use stitch marker to keep track of rounds (6)

Round 2: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat around (9)

Round 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (12)

Round 4: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 5: SC2tog, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (9)
(If you would like to add a little stuffing or yarn scraps inside the antennae, do so now)

Round 6: SC2tog, SC in next stitch, repeat around (6)

Round 7-11: SC in each stitch around (6)
Using a sewing needle attach antennae to hat on rounds 5 & 6 on each side of hat.

Flower For The Lady Bug Hat:

Use Red Yarn and H Crochet Hook

Begin by creating a MC. The following will be worked inside the MC:
Ch 2, DC, Tr, DC, Ch 2, Sl St, repeat 4 more times. Pull MC closed, fasten it off and weave in the ends.


Attach the flower to the baby hat with a sewing needle. And then sew the black button in the center of the flower.

Crochet Ladybug Bottom Cover:

Use Red Yarn and H Hook

Round 1: MC, DC 12 in MC. Join and Ch 2 (12)

Round 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2 (24)

Round 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in the next stitch, and repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (36)

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

Round 5: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in the next 3 stitches, and repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (60)

Round 6: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in the next 4 stitches, and repeat around. Join and do not Ch (72)

Round 7: Skip 2 stitches, DC 5 in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches, SC, repeat around, join with first, fasten off and weave in ends (72)

Ladybug Hat and Diaper Cover Set by Briana K Designs

Ladybug Spots for the Bottom Cover:

Use Black Yarn and H Hook

Leave a tail for each spot to sew onto the bottom cover.
Small spot: MC, DC 9 in MC. Join and fasten off.

Medium spot (make 2): MC, DC 12 in MC. Join and fasten off.

Large spot (make 2) Round 1: MC, DC 12 in MC. Join and Ch 1. Round 2: SC 2 in each stitch
around, join and fasten off.

Using sewing needle, stitch spots on bottom cover.

Now you can enjoy the cuteness of you tiny ladybug. If you want more cuteness, also check out the Newborn Bunny Crochet Pattern or the Newborn Chef Crochet Outfit Pattern.

More Crochet Ladybug Costume Customer Images

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