This crochet apron is perfect for beginners and very cute for the little girls. The vintage look of the crochet apron will turn your little girl into a fairytale maiden ready to bake a pie with you.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet baby blanket. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.
Crochet Apron for Cooking or Dress Up
Lately, my daughter is in love with dressing up. I wanted to create a few fairytale items to add to a dress-up basket. I always remember the fair maidens in fairytales with their simple gowns and aprons.
This crochet apron is also perfect for the kitchen. It will keep the front and the back of your little girl clean, because kids will be kids.
A Beginner-friendly Crochet Apron
When designing this apron I wanted to make it as beginner-friendly as possible and I really think I succeeded. If you can chain, double crochet and slip stitch, then you can create this apron. There is a small optional part where you can clean up the edges by single crocheting along the side of the rows, but this is completely optional.
This apron is basically a rectangle with one row of increases to create a full skirt. Then we will make a few more rectangles to create straps and strap with a buttonhole. To make this even easier, there is a video tutorial to walk you through any parts you don’t understand.
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Crochet Apron Pattern
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5-10 oz or 302-606 yds of Caron Cotton Cakes, Coral
0.5 oz or 30 yds of Caron Cotton Cakes, Cream
Size I, 5.5mm, Crochet Hook
2 – 1-inch Buttons
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet (optional)
DC – Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch (Optional)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 7 DC X 4 Rows= 2 inches
Helpful Video Tutorials
Here are some video tutorials that will help you with making this blanket.
Single Crochet Border Tutorial
Crochet Apron Video Tutorial
Crochet Apron Video Tutorial
Watch the tutorial below to learn how to make this crochet apron and don’t forget to subscribe to the Winding Road Crochet YouTube Channel.
Crochet Apron Pattern
-Written in US terms.
-I do not count my turning chain as a stitch. This means your first stitch with worked into the last stitch of the previous row and you will not work a stitch into the top of the turning chain.
-The pattern is written so that the first number is size 18 months. The other sizes will be listed in the parenthesis like this: (24 months, Size 2, Size 4, Size 6). Please inquire in the comments if you are looking for larger sizes.
Apron Front and Back (Make 2)
CH 29(31, 33, 35, 37)
Bodice Row 1: DC in the 3rd Ch from the hook, DC in the next 26(28, 30, 32, 34) STs.
Bodice Row 2-9: CH2, turn, DC in the next 27(29, 31, 33, 35) STs.
For Size 18 months, work the skirt until you have 9 rows in the bodice section.
For Size 24 months, work the skirt until you have 10 rows in the bodice section.
For Size 2, work the skirt until you have 10 rows in the bodice section.
For Size 4, work the skirt until you have 11 rows in the bodice section.
For Size 6, work the skirt until you have 12 rows in the bodice section.
Skirt Row 1: Ch2, turn, Work 2 DC into each of the next 27(29, 31, 33, 35) STs.
Skirt Row 2-20: Ch2, turn, Work a DC into the next 54(58, 62, 66, 70) STs.
For Size 18 months, work the skirt until you have 20 rows in the skirt section.
For Size 24 months, work the skirt until you have 22 rows in the skirt section.
For Size 2, work the skirt until you have 25 rows in the skirt section.
For Size 4, work the skirt until you have 27 rows in the skirt section.
For Size 6, work the skirt until you have 29 rows in the skirt section.
You can of course continue working the skirt to make it as long as you like.
Single Crochet Border (optional)
To clean up the edges of the apron, I single crocheted around three edges of the front and back of the apron. This part is optional.
To add a single crochet border, CH1, working into the sides of rows 1-20, work 2 SC into the side of each row. When you reach the corner CH2, turn, and work a SC into the opposite side of you starting Ch. Ch2 at the corner, turn and work 2 SC into the side of each row. Once you reach the bottom of the apron, fasten off and weave in your ends.
Here is a Single Crochet Border video tutorial showing how to crochet into the side of rows.
Crochet Apron Shoulder Straps (Make 2)
CH 23(25, 27, 30, 34)
Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook, DC in the next 20(22, 24, 27, 31) CH.
Row 2: CH2, turn, DC in the next 21(23, 25, 28, 32) STs.
Fasten off. Sew the straps to the front and back of the apron right at the corners.
Waist Button Strap (Make 2)
Row 1: CH6, SLST to the 1st CH made, CH15(15, 15, 17, 17).
Row 2: Turn, Dc in the 3rd CH from the hook. Work a Dc in the next 11(11, 11, 13, 13) CH, Dc into the SLST, Work 12 DC into the CH circle, DC into SLST, DC into the other side of the next 12(12, 12, 14, 14) CH.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the back of the apron. Sew to the last two rows worked in the bodice section.
Sew a 1 inch button in between the last two bodice rows on the front piece of the apron, approximately 1.5-2 inches from the side edge of the apron.
Once all the straps are sewn on, your apron is complete and ready to be enjoyed.
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