Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free Pattern: Maternity Sash for Gender-Reveal

I've seen these pregnancy "flower belt" photography props on Pinterest and Etsy, and I knew I could make one.  I love how it turned out.

1 or 1.5 inch ribbon, enough to tie around the pregnant belly
Yarn in coordinating gender-appropriate colors, varying weights
Buttons or beads

Make 5-10 flowers in coordinating, gender-appropriate colors.  I made this one pretty small, for a mid-pregnancy gender reveal photo shoot.  If you are making one for a full-term momma, you might want to make it fuller, by layering some larger flat flowers and expanding it out more.  You could use a piece of felt to anchor a larger arrangement of flowers.

I made one small-size no-sew rose (worsted acrylic), three swirl flowers (baby weight), one rounded five petal flower (worsted cotton), and three bobble flowers (two baby weight, one sewn to the five petal flower; one worsted cotton).  I sewed beads to the one of the swirl flowers and the rose.  I also added a single leaf from The Hook Hound's pattern here.

Arrange your flowers on the center of the ribbon (since it's a photo prop, it's ok for the bow to be directly behind).  Hot glue in place.

©2012 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.


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