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Free Cupcake Kids Apron Crochet Pattern

    Free Cupcake Kids Apron Crochet Pattern
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    Kids apron description

    The cupcake kids apron should fit most children aged between 3 and 8. It’s been tried and tested on children between these age groups and fits nicely on them all. The dimensions of the apron are 39cm wide by 50cm high. The children’s apron has cupcake detail on the waist and the bottom trim. Like a traditional apron it just pops on over the head and has straps at the back to tie up.

    How to crochet a kids apron

    The Cupcake kids apron crochet pattern is intermediate skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches as well as increases and decreases and it incorporates the cupcake stitch. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the front and back posts as well as being able to work into the raw edges for the border. To make the children’s apron I used 5 colours of aran (weight 4) yarn and a 5mm crochet hook. Don’t forget it’s important to remember to do your gauge swatch before starting if you want your apron to fit your child.

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    Hook sizes

    5mm crochet hook

    Yarn

    I used stylecraft special aran

    A – Fondant 66yds

    B – Lavender 13yds

    C – Pale Rose 11yds

    D – Aspen 15yds

    E – Duck egg 175yds

    Total – 280 yards

    Terminology

    USA

    Click here for U.K. translation

    Abbreviations

    ch – Chain

    sp – Space

    st/sts – Stitch/stitches

    sl st – Slip stitch

    sc – Single crochet

    dc – Double crochet

    flo – Front loop only

    2sc/2dc – Increase (2 stitches in one space)

    dc5tog – Decrease (double crochet 5 together)

    Gauge / tension

    Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

    2” x 2” = 4 rows of 7 dc

    Pattern notes

    I do not count chains in my stitch count.

    Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

    Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc increase in next stitch. eg. (sc x2, inc) would mean sc in first stitch, single crochet in second stitch, then increase in next stitch.

    Supplies

    You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

    – Crochet hooks 

    – Tapestry needle

    – Aran yarn

    – Stitch markers (optional)

    – scissors

    – Tape measure

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    Cupcake kids apron – free crochet pattern

    Cupcakes (bottom row)


    Round 1

    Use colour A (fondant) for border

    • ch x 52

    • sc x 51 start in 2nd ch from the hook

    (51 sts)

    Row 2

    Use colour B (lavender) for cupcake case

    • ch 2 & turn to start

    • dc x 1 in first st then ch 1 & skip 2 sts

    • (2dc, dc, 2dc, ch 1 & skip 3) 7 times

    • (2dc, dc, 2dc, ch 1 & skip 2) 1 time

    • dc x 1 in last stitch

    (42 sts)

    Row 3

    Use colour C (pale rose) for cake

    • ch 1 & turn to start

    • flo sc x 1 in first st

    • sc x 1 in ch sp

    • (flo sc x 5 in sts, sc x 1 in ch sp) 8 times

    • flo sc x 1 in last stitch

    (50 sts)

    Row 4

    Use colour D (aspen) for icing

    • ch 2 & turn to start

    • dc x 1 in first st then ch 3 & skip 1 st

    • (dc5tog then ch x 5 and skip 1 st) 7 times

    • dc5tog then ch x 3 and skip 1 st

    • dc x 1 in last stitch

    (10 sts)

    Row 5

    Use colour A (fondant) for border

    • ch 1 & turn to start

    • sc x 5 in first ch space

    • sc x 6 in the next 7 ch spaces

    • sc x 4 in the last ch space

    (51 sts)

    Row 6

    • ch 1 & turn to start

    • sc x 51

    (51 sts)

    Apron skirt


    Rows 7 – 25

    Use colour E (duck egg) for apron

    • ch 2 & turn to start & between rows

    • dc x 51

    (19 rows of 51 sts)

    Row 26

    Use colour A (fondant) for border

    • ch 1 & turn to work in raw edge

    • 2sc x19 at side of rows 7-25 (skirt)

    • sc x 2 at side of rows 5-6 (border)

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 4 (icing)

    • sc x 1 at side of row 3 (cake)

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 2 (cupcake case)

    (45 sts)

    Row 27

    • ch 1 & turn to work in row 1 ch’s

    • sc, ch, sc all in first ch to make a corner

    • sc x 49 in all row 1 ch spaces

    • sc, ch, sc all in last ch to make a corner

    (53 sts)

    Row 28

    • ch 1 & turn to work in raw edge

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 2 (cupcake case)

    • sc x 1 at side of row 3 (cake)

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 4 (icing)

    • sc x 2 at side of rows 5-6 (border)

    • 2sc x19 at side of rows 7-25 (skirt)

    (45 sts)

    Waist & straps


    Row 29

    • ch x 51 to start 1st strap

    • sc x 50 in ch spaces (start in 2nd ch from the hook)

    • sc x 51 across row 25

    • ch x 51 to start 2nd strap

    • sc x 50 in ch spaces (start in 2nd ch from the hook)

    • sl st back into skirt

    (151 sts)

    Row 30

    • ch 1

    • sc x 51 across skirt

    • sl st into strap

    (51 sts)

    Row 31 – 34

    • Repeat rows 2-5 to make more cupcakes

    (4 rows)

    Row 35

    • ch 1 & turn to raw edge of cupcake

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 33 (icing)

    • sc x 1 at side of row 32 (cake)

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 31 (cupcake case)

    • sl st into strap

    • Fasten off

    (5 sts)

    Row 36

    • Reattach yarn to the strap on the opposite side and repeat previous row in reverse.

    • ch 1 to start

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 31 (cupcake case)

    • sc x 1 at side of row 32 (cake)

    • 2sc x 1 at side of row 33 (icing)

    • sl st back into skirt & fasten off

    (5 sts)

    Row 37

    • Reattach yarn to the strap on the opposite side and repeat previous row in reverse.

    • ch x 10 to continue

    • sl st into 10th space on the strap

    • ch 1 & turn

    • sc x 10 in ch spaces

    • sl st back into waist band

    (10 sts)

    Row 38

    • ch 1 & start

    • sc x 51 across waist band (row 34)

    • sl st into border

    (51 sts)

    Row 39

    • Repeat row 37 to complete the other strap

    • Fasten off

    (1 row)

    Apron chest


    Row 40

    Use colour E (duck egg) for apron chest

    • Skip the first 13 stitches & attach yarn into 14th stitch of row 38 (waist band)

    • ch 2 to start

    • dc x 25

    (25 sts)

    Rows 41 – 49

    • ch 2 & turn to start & between rows

    • dc x 25

    (9 rows of 25 sts)

    Row 50

    Use colour A (fondant) for border

    • ch 1 & turn

    • sc x 25 across previous row 49

    (25 sts)

    Row 51

    • ch 1 & turn to raw edge

    • 2sc x 10 at side of rows 40 – 49 (chest)

    • sl st into waist band (row 38)

    • Fasten off

    (20 sts)

    Row 52

    • Reattach yarn into waistband (row 38) on opposite side

    • ch 1 ready to work to raw edge

    • 2sc x 10 at side of rows 40 – 49 (chest)

    • sl st into chest boarder (row 50)

    (20 sts)

    Neck strap


    Row 53

    • ch 40 to continue

    • sl st into last st of row 40 on opposite side

    • ch 1 & turn

    • sc x 40 in all ch’s

    • sl st back into row 50

    • Fasten off & weave in all ends

    (40 sts)