I had already purchased Brava Bulky in Peapod (CC) and Celestial (MC) for cake smash. I should have purchased worsted weight yarn for this project, but I thought I was going to make another crochet diaper cover and I wanted the yarn to be a bit thicker. I’ll just have to check my gauge and maybe I’ll make one size smaller of this pattern (Check out Turtle Butt on Ravelry) for the cake smash outfit.
I had to reduce the number of rows in the ribbing (5 rounds before eyelet, 4 rounds after) to kepe the sizing on par with the first turtle butt I made. When it came to the hexagons, it was much closer to the gauge I needed. I thought that I might do 5 slip stitch rounds instead of 6, but I am going to do it as written. This makes things MUCH easier when it comes to keeping track of where I am in the pattern. (I did some knitting backwards to see how much 6 finished rounds would measure up, I didn't completely wing this.)
This is the second time I've done a garter graft. The first time was... you've guessed it! THe first time I did this pattern. I couldn't remember how to do it so I'm grateful for the step by step instructions in the pattern (page 3 if you're cuirous.)
The sizing is SUPER close. Phew!
At this point Lucky was awake so I needed to try the diaper cover on him. He was very interested in the long strands of yarn that were attached to the project still.
After trying it on Lucky, I'm a little concerned about the fit. However after making one of the legs (picked up 46 sts) I see that it is cinched up a bit. Hopefully the final fit will be perfect for my lucky Lucky boy!
What do you think, did we use this for Lucky's birthday? Of course! It fit perfectly and he looked great.