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.....
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