Goofing off online I came across hadagi for babies. Enthralled I thought it was perfect for newborns. There are occasions that you have to get to a diaper now not after unsnapping a onesie. Showing it to a friend of mine who was expecting we both agreed that 25USD for one was pretty expensive.
Since it looked easy enough I decided to find a pattern for one. I was massively unsuccessful. If there are any crochet patterns for hadagi I have no idea where they are. I did however finally come across a sewing pattern and was able to adjust it for crochet.
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby (sport d.k.) 395y
Hook: G 4mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
Gauge: 8rows by 15dc
This is made in five pieces then stitched together.
Back Panel: (10inches across, 13 inches down)
Row one: sc a foundation chain of 38
Row two – twenty six: ch 3, turn, counts as 1st dc here and throughout, dc 37 across (38 sts)
Bind off, block if needed.
Front Panels: Make Two (2 inches at top, 6 inch curve, 13 inches on long side, 8 inches on short side, 8 inches across on bottom)
Row one: Sc a foundation chain of 8
Row two: ch 3, turn, dc across, make 3 dc in last st (11 dc)
Row three: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, dc across (14 dc)
Row four – eight: repeat rows two and three (all of your 3 dc in same st will be on the same side to make the neckline)
Row nine: ch 3, turn, dc in next st, dc across (30sts)
Row ten – twenty six: repeat row nine
Bind off and block if needed
Sleeves: Make two
Using your Tunisian hook ch 43 and join in a round
Tss for fifteen rows maintaining the 43 sts.
Bind off and block if needed.
Attach the sleeves right side to the wrong side of the front and back panels using pins. Starting at the top of the sleeve stitch the pieces together ending back at the top then work across the shoulder. Bind off and pick up at the bottom of the sleeve working down until a half inch from the bottom hem. Leave an inch un-stitched so the baby has a bit of wiggle room as they grow and move around.
Repeat for the second sleeve. Turn the outfit right side out.
You will make two sets of ties. Using a ss join yarn to the 14th row from the bottom on the left side of the hadagi on the inside seam. Ch a 15 sc foundation chain. Make the companion tie on the 14th row of the outside edge of the right panel.
The second set of ties are visible. Make 15sc foundations chains on the outer edge of the left panel on the 13th row. The companion tie will be on the 15th row of the outside of the right seam.
You always fold the right side closest to the body and the left side covering the right.