Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Child's Apron

Here is a fun child's apron that you can give to your little one as you prepare for Thanksgiving!  Every child loves to be included when a family meal is being prepared.  My kids LOVE to stand near me in the kitchen while I cook because they know they will get a chance to help out.  This apron is great because they can use it in their play kitchen, or in the real kitchen, and then it can get thrown in the washer when it gets dirty.  Here's to a great kickoff of the holiday season!

H Hook
Caron Simply Soft Yarn (I used Strawberry for the apron and Off White for the ruffles)

Ch 42.
R1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.  
R2-R18: Ch 2, turn.  DC in each st across.
R19-R22:  Ch 2, turn.  2 DCdec.  DC in each st across to last 4 st.  2 DCdec.  
R23-R24:  Ch 2, turn.  DC in each st across.  Do not cut yarn

R1: Ch 2, turn.  DC in each of next 5 st.
R2-R15 (or more rows if you need to make hole for head larger):  Ch 2, turn.  DC in each st across.
At the end of final row, attach yarn to other side of apron to create hole for neck.  You can attach by using sl st, or cut and tie off yarn and sew with yarn needle.

Ties (make 2, attach to sides of aprons where first decreases started)
Ch 7.  DC in 3rd ch from hook and each st across.  
R2-R32:  Ch 2, turn.  DC in each st across. Tie off and hide ends.

Ch 32.  
R1:  DC in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.  
R2-R6:  Ch 2, turn.   DC in each st across.
R7:  Ch 2, turn.  DC in each st across.  At end of row, SC around the other 3 sides of the pocket.  Tie off yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the pocket onto the apron.

To add ruffles (Optional):
SC around the entire apron with same color you used for apron.  Switch colors (if desired) and use 3 DC st's in each SC around entire apron.


  1. What size is the child you made this for?! I followed the pattern, used an H hook and it looks like it is for a 2yr old (toddler)... I was hoping to make this for my 6yr old (child).

  2. I'm so sorry! I should have specified the size of child, and I forgot when I typed up the pattern. This was made for a tiny 3 year old (about the size of a 2 year old toddler, as you said). I'd recommend adding chains at the beginning to make it wider, and adding rows after R18 for length, before decreasing for the top portion of the apron. You can also make the ties longer if needed.