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Tiny Crib – measures 5″

on April 11, 2012

This pattern and items made from using it is for charitable use only and may NOT be used for personal gain i.e sold in part or whole. The pattern may NOT be copied, if you would like to direct people to it, please link.

Tiny Knitted Crib



50-75g DK Yarn

3 ¾ Needles


Knit-In-Lace (optional)

GAUGE: 7 stitches and 11 rows per inch.


K – Knit

P – Purl

YO – Yarn Over

K2TOG – Knit 2 stitches together


Cast on 88 stitches

Rows 1 & 2: Knit

Rows 3-6: K4, P4 repeat to end

Rows 7-10: P4, K4 repeat to end

Repeat rows 3 – 10 (these are rows 11-18)

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: K1, YO, K2TOG, repeat to end

Row 21: Knit

Cast off

Sew ends together.


Cast On 30 stitches

Knit in garter stitch until piece is long enough

Cast off

Sew onto the bottom of the crib’s body (eyelet row is the top).


Cast on 36

Rows 1 & 2: Knit

Work in the same basket stitch as the body for 16 rows

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Knit in the knit-in-lace OR K1, *YO, K2TOG, repeat from * to end

Row 21: Knit **Cast off on this row if using knit-in-lace**

Cast off

Sew onto crib.

 Back of hood:

Cast on 20 stitches

Knit in garter stitch until piece is big enough to cover the back of the hood

Cast off

Sew onto back of hood.


Repeat pattern for the base but knit in stocking stitch.

Cast off

Sew 3 sides of the mattress onto the base, stuff with safety stuffing, sew up last edge.

Finishing off:

Thread through preferred colour of ribbon through the eyelet row(s), sew ends to secure.

Hearts, teddies, pocket angels in the same colour can be added as ‘accessories’.


9 responses to “Tiny Crib – measures 5″

  1. sosandy says:

    Really love this very sweet crib ,but do hospitals use them ? for the very tiny bone to soon,

    or are the only as a keep sake gift ??

    • Hi sosandy

      Thanks you so much. They do get used by hospitals for the very small babies which are sadly born too soon, they are glad to receive them as its a comforting way for parents to see and spend important time with their babies. This one pictured was sent to Upon Butterfly Wings who do lovely work to support parents after such a loss xx

      • sosandy says:

        Ahh thank you for replying, another special baby site i send to ,this is some what of a hardy perennial ,as the owner of the site always veto’s any crib patterns, saying they are the wrong size . and are not acceptable for hospital use.

        she does have a pattern for one ,that she will not give details of ?? no matter how much we wheedle ,

        Now going to have a look at “upon butterfly wings ”


  2. Liz Youll says:

    Thank you very very much as this is very usefull for the group i belong to… Sleeping Angels N.I. we make teeny tiny items for preemie, miscarried and stillborn babies all over the North of Ireland……..so thanks again as these wee cribs are invaluable…..

  3. louise says:

    That is so beautiful ♡♡♡♡

  4. Deborah Shackleton says:

    I have only read a few comments so far and I am nearly in tears, I lost my grandson 4 years ago, he only lived for 11 minutes, well done to everyone who puts so much time and effort into knitting and crocheting these wonderful items and thank you.

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