Crochet Eyelet Apron Pattern

Hello Topsy Turvy readers! It’s Lindsay again with another simple, yet fun crochet pattern! Last month, we started out working on the basic single crochet stitch to make the Sailor’s Knot Crochet Belt. Did anybody try it? How did you do!?

Like I mentioned last month, we are going to be working on basic crochet stitches with each pattern that I share. I wanted to take it one stitch at a time so that we can all really perfect our craft! Once you have your single crochet mastered, the next step is the half double crochet!

To be completely honest…I hate cooking. I dread preparing meals everyday. I love to eat healthy and I have a huge desire to teach my kids healthy eating habits, but I still can’t get excited about the actual act of cooking. That’s why I have decided to make the meal making experience as cute and fun as I can.

What better way to feel cute in the kitchen, than with a new apron!

I introduce to you, the Crochet Eyelet Apron!

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Supplies:
1 skein worsted weight yarn for main color (I recommend using a cotton or easily washable yarn!)
Small amount of worsted weight yarn for accent color
Size L/11-8.00mm crochet hook
Scissors

Stitches to know:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)

*and our new stitch for the day:

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over hook. Place hook into next stitch. Yarn over. Pull hook back through stitch. Yarn over hook. Pull hook through all three loops on hook.

Let’s Begin:
With main color:
1. Ch 3. Sl st in first ch to form loop.
2. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in center of loop. Ch 2. Work 3 hdc in center of loop. Ch 2. Work 3 hdc in center of loop.
3. Turn. Ch 2. hdc in next 2 sts. (2hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space. Hdc in next 3 sts. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch 2 space. Hdc in remaining 3 sts.
4. Turn. Ch 2. Hdc in next 4 sts. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space. Hdc in next 7 sts. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch 2 space. Hdc in remaining 5 sts.
5. Turn. Ch 2. Hdc in next 6 sts. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space. Hdc in next 11 sts. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch 2 space. Hdc in remaining 7 sts.
6. Continue in this fashion (working hdc in each st, and (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each ch 2 space until you have 31 hdc along each side and 59 hdc along the bottom. On last round, fasten off.
7. Fasten on in one ch 2 space. Ch 2. Hdc in each st across bottom edge and finish with hdc in last ch 2 space.
8. Turn. Ch 2. Hdc in each st across.
9. Repeat step 8 for 4 more rows. Fasten off.

With accent color:
1. Ch 50. Sl st into top corner of apron piece. Now, hdc back down along your strand of chains. Fasten off.
2. Repeat on the other side.

The little details of this crochet apron pattern are what I really love the most. I love how the top edge becomes this nice “v” shape as the rows progress. And my favorite part are the little eyelets created by the “chain 2″ spaces. These details give the apron a feminine flair. You don’t always need to have ruffles to make something girly (don’t get me wrong- I do still love a good ruffle)!

I added a tiny little pocket to this apron, but any fun applique that you dream up would be cute! Perhaps a doily, or a flower, or maybe even a teapot applique!? I also tried a fun technique with this pocket which is using single crochets to make the fabric look like a knitted stockinette stitch, rather than crochet.

I go into a little more detail about how that technique works and I provide a pattern for the crochet pocket applique over on my blog, Love City, today.

That’s it! Now you can put on your cute Crochet Eyelet Apron and convince yourself that slaving over the hot stove is fun! Or maybe you can just prance around the house wearing your apron and a flouncy spring dress like I did!

If you’re looking for more kitchen themed crochet patterns, here are a couple you’ll love to try:

Crochet Coasters | Crochet Wash Clothes

Sailor’s Knot Crochet Belt

Hello Topsy Turvy readers! I am so excited to have the opportunity to share crochet patterns with you each month! I blog over at Love City where I write about things that I love most (my boys, crochet, and motherhood). You can also learn more on my about me page!

For a while now, I have been wanting to share some crochet tutorials that focused on basic stitches. I want to help beginners learn each crochet stitch, pattern by pattern, gradually increasing in difficulty, until they feel like experts! My monthly contribution here on I’m Topsy Turvy seems like the perfect platform for such a series!

If you have been itching to learn crochet, but feel a little bit intimidated, these tutorials are made just for you! There’s no need to feel overwhelmed by intricate charts and symbols. We are going to make some fabulous projects, one stitch at a time!

For any of you crochet experts out there, never fear! These projects are going to be so fun and unique and I know that you will love them!

So let’s get started!

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I am loving anything “nautical” right now, so I thought it would be fun to try out my knot tying skills with this sailor’s knot crochet belt!

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Supplies you’ll need:

1 skein bulky or super bulky weight yarn

(I used Lion Brand’s Hometown USA in )

Size L crochet hook

Scissors

Large eye sewing needle

Measuring tape

Tape

With this belt, the only stitches you need to know are Chain and Single Crochet.

Chain (ch)- Fasten on with a slip stitch. Yarn over hook and pull through the loop that is on the hook. A chain stitch will create a long, continuous strand of interlocking loops.

Single Crochet (sc)- Place hook into stitch. Yarn over hook and pull back up through stitch. Yarn over hook again and pull hook through the two loops on the hook. One loop should remain on the hook when completed.

Abbreviations to know:

st- stitch

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

Make two:

1. With measuring tape, loosely measure your waist. Add 1/2 to 1 inch to that measurement.

2. Ch until strand matches your measurement from step 1 in length.

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3. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each remaining st.

4. Fasten off, leaving a 5 inch tail.

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5. On a flat surface, take the end of each strand and tape them down. With one strand, tape the end with no tail. With the other strand, tape the end that has the 5 inch tail.

6. Create your sailor’s knot by following these simple steps:

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7. Attach the sewing needle to one 5 inch tail and sew to the corresponding tail on the other side (as shown in block 9 above). Do the same with the other two tails. Finish off and weave in loose ends!

8. Put on your belt and admire your handiwork!

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If you’re a little stuck, and need more visual instruction on how to tie the sailor’s knot, I made a fun little instructional video for you! Stop by my blog, Love City, today and check it out! I’m also sharing a nautical themed embroidery hoop that sits so cutely in my kid’s bathroom!

I plan on wearing my belt over some of my favorite spring dresses! I’m already dreaming of a beach side, sunset stroll with my sunhat, cute belt, and dress flowing in the breeze.

How will you wear yours? What color will you choose?

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