Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Purple baby sling....

I finished this a while ago and was going to wait till I made a motif or had a baby to model in it before showing it, but the motif I had in mind did not quite work out AND my friend and I decided to use a dolly model instead. She is a bit small but it gives you the basic idea. Of course with a real baby inside the sling will look bigger!



The sling is for my sister who is due with her first baby in 3 weeks. Her partner will be carrying the baby in the sling too, so its a bit longer than it should be on me. If it does not fit him properly, I will adjust it when the baby is born. I am flying down to Melbourne with my boys in a week and a half to hopefully be with my little sis for the birth. We are praying he does not come early!


Oh how I miss my baby wearing days! Sometimes! LOL I am so loving the crocheted slings though as I never had one like this, and I loved carrying little peanut around in the one I made for her! They are so cozy and comfy! And NO, I don't see any more babies in our future.  Looking forward to some grandkids one day though!

Happy crafting everyone! Hugs and smoochies xoxoxoxox


UPDATE 5/4/14: The pattern that this sling was based on comes from the Eco Living book and is called Mothers Love Sling. I improvised this one to omit the ring and make it to fit snug on the recipient.   If you would like to purchase the book it is available at Shop Red Heart for $4.99.

This is a picture of my original sling made from the pattern in the book....we found it a little big for the newborn, hence the reason I adapted it the next time.....


11 comments:

  1. Karisma, that sling is just divine and what a gorgeous colour! I'm sure your sister will love it!:-)

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  2. I absolutely love my baby sling. My daughter is 13months and it's so much easier and lighter than my Moby Wrap. I also love babywearing because it keeps my hands free, so I can multi task. If I could, I would sit all day holding a baby, but that's just not possible. I absolutely could not grocery shop without wearing our daughter :)The sling is so cute and beautiful...Thank you.

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  3. Thanks Baby! Slings sure have come along way since I started wearing my first baby 23 years ago. There is so much to choose from these days. Thanks for the link too. I love the green slings on there. Will bookmark it for my friends. Hugs xoxox

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  4. I would love this pattern. Could you give it to me or tell me where I can find it??

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    1. Hi there, This is actually a modified version of the sling out of a booklet I had a few years back. I made the one in the booklet first and we found it was way too big for the baby. The next one was made to fit my sister. I honestly could not remember what I did with it at the time, its been a while.. Here is the Ravelry link to the name of the booklet etc. It is out of print now but you might be able to find it online somewhere. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/coats--clark-j27-0006-red-heart-eco-living

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  5. I actually can't find it anywhere do you by chance still ave the book? And could possibly email me pictures or something??

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  6. Will try and find it tomorrow. What's your email?

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  7. Oh my gosh thank you so much!!!!!!!!! It's juliagurlz@Gmail.com

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  8. Karisma! Thanks for your post! I hv been searching for two hours for the pattern and I can't find it. Not even on Raverly, the pic is there but no pattern. I couldn't even find the Eco book, Ugh! I want to make it for my friends baby to be.

    Can you send me the pattern? Or even just a pic of the pattern? I would be soooo grateful! ... Kim.bahrani@gmail.com

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  9. Hello, do you still have access to this pattern? I found this image on Pinterest and have been searching for it for some time now. Your purple one is beautiful! I'm trying to make it as a baby shower gift. I can't find the pattern or the booklet anywhere! If you still have it, can you email it to me please and thank you! :-) sweetphay25@gmail.com

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  10. Hoping this blog is still active :-) I recently found the sling picture on ravelry and have been in search of a pattern. I have a grandbaby due soon and wanted to make for my daughter. If you or anyone on here still willing to share I would really appreciate it. please email denisedd@me.com

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