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Crochet Nanny's Little Helper Children's Apron

Introducing the Crochet Nanny's Little Helper Kids' Apron! This adorable apron is designed to make cooking and crafting activities even more enjoyable for your little ones. Made with high-quality crochet materials, this apron is not only durable but also incredibly cute. The vibrant colors and intricate crochet patterns will surely capture the attention of any child, making them excited to wear it during their creative endeavors. Whether they're helping out in the kitchen or working on a fun craft project, this apron will keep their clothes clean and protected. The adjustable straps ensure a comfortable fit for children of various sizes, while the playful design adds a touch of whimsy to their activities. Give your child the gift of creativity and fun with the Crochet Nanny's Little Helper Kids' Apron!

I used:

Yarn: Bernat Super Value Medium 4, Colours 'Soft Mint' & 'Cool Blue'
Hook: 4.5 mm hook
2 x 1 inch buttons
Needle

Gauge
Approximately 12 hdc = 4 inches.
approximately 7 rows = 4 inches.

Always working in front loops only, unless otherwise stated.

Apron

Starting with Soft mint yarn
Row 1:
Ch 27, Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in ea st across. (25hdc)
Rows 2-11:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea fl across.(25hdc)
Rows 12-18:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in same st. Hdc in ea fl across, placing 2 hdc in last fl. (Increasing by 2 sts per row)
Rows 19-27:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea fl across.(40hdc)
Rows 28-32:
Turn. Hdc in ea fl across. Sk last st(Each row should decrease by 2 sts). Fasten off at end.

Border

Using cool blue yarn
Round 1:
Ss to join cool blue where you left off. Working from left to right, toward top of apron. Evenly sc around, placing 2 sc in corners until you reach bottom. Now working along bottom of apron. *Ss in first st, sk next st, 5dc in next st, sk next st.* Repeat from * to * across. (8shells).

Pocket

Using cool blue yarn.
Row 1:
Ch 9. Turn. hdc in 3rd ch from hook. hdc in ea ch across.(8hdc)
Rows 2 -6:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in same st. Hdc in ea fl across, placing 2 hdc in last fl. (Increasing by 2 sts per row)
Rows 7-10:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea fl across.(19hdc)
Round 11:
Ss to join new yarn(soft mint). Fasten off blue. Ch 1. Evenly sc around. Ss to join. Fasten off.
Pin pocket in palce. When sewing to apron be careful not to sew through to other side of apron. Instead, for a cleaner look, just sew to the front side of the apron. Carefully sew top of pocket to apron using needle and new piece of yarn. Do not sew the 'hand holes' closed! Sew along the sides and bottom.

Waist Ties
Working in both loops.
Row 1:
Ch 7. Turn. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in ea st across. (5hdc)
Rows 2 - 43:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea st across.
Sew the Ties to the sides of the apron with needle and new yarn, at waist.

Neck Strap

Working in both loops.
Row 1:
Ch 7. Turn. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in ea st across. (5hdc)
Rows 2 - 23:
Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea st across.
Row 24:
Turn. Ss in next st. Sk next st, 5dc in next st, sk next st, ss in last st. Fasten off
Using new yarn, complete another shell at other end of neck tie
Position and sew ends of neck strap to top of apron. I chose to use buttons(but the strap does not unbutton).

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