Rosy Pink Crocheted Apron

Rosy Pink Crocheted ApronFashionable and functional, this Rosy Pink Crocheted Daisy Apron in easy-care cotton can be crocheted with or without a bib. The crocheted apron skirt, waist and ties are crocheted as one piece, and soft pleats are incorporated at the waistline. The bib is crocheted separately, then sewn to the skirt. Crocheted edging around each piece gives the apron an attractive finished look, as do the crocheted flowers, which are optional.

Materials

  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn (70.9 g/2.5 oz):
  • 4 balls Main Color (46 Rose Pink)
  • 1 ball Contrast Color A (01 White)
  • 1 ball Contrast Color B (10 Yellow)
  • One size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook (or whatever size is needed to obtain gauge)
  • One yarn or tapestry needle for finishingGauge
    (number of stitches per inch & number of rows per inch)
    13 half double crochets and 8 rows = 4 inches [10 cm]

    Stripe Pattern
    (for pocket)

  • With Main Color, work 5 rows.
  • With Color B, work 1 row.
  • With Main Color, work 2 rows.
  • With Color B, work 2 rows.
  • With Main Color, work 2 rows.
  • With Color B, work 1 row.
  • With Main Color, work 5 rows.
    These 18 rows form Stripe Pattern.
  • To change color, work to last 3 loops on hook. Draw loop in next color through 3 loops on hook to complete stitch and proceed in next color.
  • Chain 2 does not count as half double crochet.With Main Color, chain 87.

    Foundation row: With wrong side of apron facing, work 1 half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook. Work 1 half double crochet in each chain to the end of chain 85. Work one half double crochet. Turn.

    Next row: Chain 2. Work 1 half double crochet in 1st half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. *Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through front loop only. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. Repeat from * to last half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in last half double crochet. Turn.

    Repeat last row until work from beginning measures 15 inches [38 cm].

    Next row: Chain 2. Working through both loops, work 1 half double crochet in each half double crochet to end of row. Fasten off.

    Pleats:
    With right side of apron facing, place marker along top edge 6 inches [15 cm] from either side. Fold a 1 inch [2.5 cm] pleat at each marker and pin in position. The upper edge of the apron should now be 22 inches [56 cm] long.

Ties and Waistband

1st row: With Color B, chain 42. With right side of apron facing, join to upper left corner of apron with slip stitch. Working through all thicknesses of pleats, work 1 single crochet in each stitch across top of apron to end of row. Chain 43. Turn.

2nd row: Work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. Work 1 single crochet in each of next 41 chains. Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet across. Work 1 single crochet in each of next 42 chains. Turn.

3rd row: Chain 1. Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet to end of row. Repeat last row once. Fasten off.

With right side of apron facing, join Color A to any corner of tie with slip stitch.

Work one row single crochet around tie and outer edge of apron, having 3 single crochet in each outside corner and single crochet two together in inner corners as follows: Draw up a loop in next stitch twice. Yarn over hook and draw through all 3 loops on hook. You have just single crocheted two stitches together. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch.

Next round: Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse single crochet in each single crochet around. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch. Fasten off.

Pocket

With Main Color, chain 41.

1st row: With wrong side of apron facing, work 1 half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook. Work 1 half double crochet in each chain to end of chain 39. Work 1 half double crochet. Turn.
This completes 1st row of Stripe Pattern.

Keeping continuity of Stripe Pattern, proceed as follows:

1st row: Chain 2. Work 1 half double crochet in 1st half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. *Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through front loop only. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. Repeat from * to last half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in last half double crochet. Turn.

Repeat last row until 18 rows of Stripe Pattern are complete. Fasten off.

With right side of apron facing, join Color A to lower right corner of pocket with slip stitch. Work 18 single crochet up right side, 3 single crochet in corner, 37 single crochet across top, 3 single crochet in corner, 18 single crochet down left side, 3 single crochet in corner, 37 single crochet across bottom and 3 single crochet in corner. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch.

Next round: Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse single crochet in each single crochet around. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch. Fasten off.

Bib

With Main Color, chain 35.

1st row: With wrong side of apron facing, work 1 half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook. Work 1 half double crochet in each chain to end of chain 33. Work 1 half double crochet. Turn.

2nd row: Chain 2. Work 1 half double crochet in 1st half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. *Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through front loop only. Work 1 half double crochet in next half double crochet through back loop only. Repeat from * to last half double crochet. Work 1 half double crochet in last half double crochet. Turn.

Repeat last row until work from beginning measures 9 inches [23 cm]. Fasten off.

With right side of apron facing and using Color A, join to bottom right corner of bib with slip stitch. Work 18 single crochet up right side, 3 single crochet in corner, 31 single crochet across top, 3 single crochet in corner and 18 single crochet down left side of bib. Leave bottom edge unworked. Do not turn.

Next row: Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse single crochet in each single crochet along 3 sides of bib. Fasten off.

Sew bottom edge of bib to waistband, centering bib with apron skirt.

Ties for Bib and Daisy

With Color B, chain 82. Work 1 half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook. Work 1 half double crochet in each chain to end of chain 80. Work 1 half double crochet. Fasten off. Make 2.

Daisy (optional):
With Color B, chain 5. Join in round.

1st round: Chain 1. Work 10 single crochet in round. With Color B, join to first single crochet with slip stitch.

2nd round: With Color A, chain 1. Work 1 single crochet in first single crochet. *Chain 5. Work slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook. Work 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, and 1 double crochet in next chain. Miss next single crochet. Work 1 single crochet in next single crochet. Repeat from * to end of round. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch. (5 petals.)

3rd round: Chain 1. Work 1 single crochet in missed single crochet in last round. *Chain 5. Work slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook. Work 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, and 1 double crochet in next chain. Work 1 single crochet in missed single crochet in last round. Repeat from * to end of round. Join to first single crochet with slip stitch. (5 petals.)

Note: 5 petals from 2nd round should alternate with 5 petals from 3rd round. Fasten off.

Sew one daisy to upper right corner of bib.

Sew ties and pocket to apron. Stitch middle of pocket at center of apron through all thicknesses.