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Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap for Kids – Pattern

Here we are, finally.  The kid’s version of my seriously popular Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap is ready.

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

Making this wrap reminded me just how much I love the Stone Washed yarn.  It is such a beautiful yarn to work with.  No splitting, froggable, soft, warm – oh so warm, and beautiful colours.  The soft Rose Quartz pink I used for this was the perfect choice for my daughter.  She’s a pink girl, through and through.

Right, let’s get on with it.

Peek-a-boo button wrap for kids. Using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, designed by MissNeriss.

What You’ll Need

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL in 860 (Rose Quartz) – 5 balls (more if your gauge is different)
4 cm bamboo button – you can pick these up at any good craft store, or online
Size 5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge).  My favourite is the Clover Amour.
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle
Eucalan wool wash


8 stitches x 5 rows = 5cm x 5cm
gauge across gauge up


Note: All stitches are in US terms
Chain (CH)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only (HDCBLO)
Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only (HDCFLO)


In this tutorial I’m going to give the instructions on how to make a Peek-a-Boo Button wrap in a size to fit a 4-6 year old.  I will also give you a schematic so you can easily see what measurements you will need to make a wrap for older kids or younger kids.

My friend Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell has made a fantastic instructional video on how to create the stitch and her brilliant method of tracking her progress.  You can see it here:


  1. Loosely, chain 74 for the base chain, plus 2 to start the 1st row.
  2. HDC into the 3rd loop from the hook, and all the way across.  The stitch count should be 74.  CH2 and turn.  Note, the CH2 does not count as a stitch.
  3. HDC into the back loop (HDCBLO) of the first stitch, then into the front loop (HDCFLO) into the next.  Repeat this alternating back loop/front loop pattern all the way across.  CH2 and turn.
  4. You should have ended the previous with your last stitch into the front loop of the stitch.  On this row you need to make sure that if the stitch from the previous row was in the front loop, this row needs to be in the back loop.  This creates the lovely texture and drape that makes this wrap so beautiful.  If you ensure your stitch count is even, it is easy to manage – you will always start the row in the BLO and finish in the FLO. So, HDCBLO in the first stitch, HDCFLO in the next.  Repeat across, CH2, turn.
  5. Repeat for a total count of 16 rows (or 16 cm – 1 row should be about 1cm high). Now we will make the first arm hole.  The first stitches of the row will form the collar height, so in the HDCBLO/FLO pattern, crochet 14 stitches.  Then CH15 and skip 15 stitches, HDCBLO into the next.  Then continue the FLO/BLO pattern all the way across.  CH3, turn.
  6. To close the sleeve, HDCBLO/FLO all the way across to the beginning of the chain from the previous row, then HDC 15 times around the chain, HDCBLO into the next stitch, and repeat the HDCFLO/BLO pattern to the top.
  7. Now you’ve closed the sleeve, you’re working across the back of the wrap.  Repeat the HDCBLO/FLO rows for another 25 rows, then repeat steps 5 and 6 for the second armhole.
  8. Crochet another 18 rows and then we will make the button hole.  This is a place where you can make a few personal adjustments – if the child is handy, you can do a fitting at this point, so see if it’s the right place to place the button hole.  A smaller child may need the button hole a few rows earlier, and larger children perhaps a few rows later.
  9. We’ll work from the bottom up to make the button hole for this size (if you add or subtract rows, you may need to work from the top, but the principle is the same). HDCBLO/FLO for 40 stitches, CH4, skip 4, HDCBLO in the next.  HDCFLO/BLO to the end, CH2, turn.
  10. HDCBLO/FLO to the chain, work 4 HDC around the CH4 from the previous row, then HDCFLO in the next.  HDCBLO/FLO across.
  11. Work another 4 rows (or until you run out of yarn), tie off and weave in the ends.

Wetblock using Eucalan, or another wool wash, pin out on blocking boards, stretching as needed, and wait impatiently for it to dry.

Below you can see the schematics  of the measurements of the entire wrap in the size that I have described above.  Using these measurement points, you can very easily customise the wrap to your own size.

To get the total height, take a tape measure and measure from the base of the skull to mid hip.  The button should sit over the breast/chest and the closure should be slightly off centre.

Schematic for the peekaboo button wrap by missneriss

Schematic for the peekaboo button wrap by missnerissThis design has been created with the specific use of Scheepjes Stone Washed XL in mind.

You can pick the yarn up at any great Scheepjes retailer in the Benelux, Wool Warehouse or Deramores internationally, and Paradise Fibers in the US.


Show and Tell: New Yarn, New Crochet Brioche Design

Hello from Amazing Austria!
Alpbach forest by missneriss

Alpbach Forest by MissNeriss
I’m lucky enough to be on holiday in one of the most beautiful places on earth and because I’m really not a skier, I made sure I brought these beauties along with me!

Scheepjes Vinci in colours 9 and 21
Scheepjes Vinci in colours 9 and 21
This is the lovely Scheepjes Vinci, a 60/40% wool/acrylic blend that is just the softest bulky yarn ever. It has the warmth of wool and the softness of acrylic, which I love. Especially as I’m wool-sensitive and a bit of a Merino snob as you know!

The yarn calls for an 8mm hook (or needles), but for this project I’m going up a couple of sizes to a 10mm hook.  I’m also using colours 9 and 21 for this project.

So what am I making? Well from the title you already know that it’s crochet brioche, and you know I’m in the Alps and I’ve already made a Brioche Beanie, so because I need to keep warm I’m making a cowl!

I love the knit look and the reversible pattern of the crochet brioche, it’s just so versatile!

It won’t be long and I’ll have more photos of the finished cowl, and not to mention: the tutorial!

You can pick up the yarn at Scheepjes retailers all over the Benelux, or internationally from Deramores, Wool Warehouse, and at Paradise Fibers in North America!

Peek-A-Boo Button Wrap – Gratis Nederlands Patroon

Finally, the Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap has been translated into Dutch.  Well, actually the pattern was translated ages ago by my new friend Peggy (more about her shortly), but it has taken me a while to post it here for you.

I’m completely bowled over by the positive response that I’ve had to this design.  It was such a pleasure to make, and I love the buzz that has surrounded it.

Now, let me tell you about Peggy.  For you Dutch girls, Peggy curates a wonderful Facebook group called Dutch Crochet Talent, which is essentially THE Dutch language crochet group.  I mean, there are lots of different groups, but this one is my favourite.  It’s a great atmosphere in there.  Lots of beautiful designs being shared and positivity all round.  I’ve always been to afraid to post in Dutch speaking groups, but I’m made to feel so welcome that my heart wants to burst!

It’s thanks ultimately to Peggy that this translation came about.  She asked me if I would translate it, and when I told her that I didn’t know where to start she offered to do it for me.  Seriously, a woman that I’ve not (yet) met in person just offered.  Offered!

So, without further ado, dank aan Peggy voor de vertaling, gaan we!

Crochet body warmer

Wat heb je nodig?

Garen: Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL kleur Garnet (850)
Elk bolletje Stone Washed XL is 75 meter
Small:  10 bollen
Medium:  12 bollen
Large:  15 bollen
XL:  17 bollen
Haaknaald: 5mm
Knoop: 7cm diameter (evt van bamboe) verkrijgbaar in de betere handwerkwinkel of online
Schaar- Rolmaat – Naald – Eucalan Wasmiddel

Steken verhouding van 8 hst x 5 toer = 5 x 5 cm

gauge up gauge across

Gebruikte Steken

Losse (L)
Half stokje (HST)
Half stokje  in de achterste lus (HSTA)
Half stokje in de voorste lus (HSTV)

Patroon voor Medium

Toer 1: Haak 117 + 2 lossen (of tot 70 cm).  Let op!  Niet te strak haken, of gebruik een grotere haaknaald om de lossen te maken.

Toer 2: Haak een Half stokje (HST) in de 3e losse vanaf de naald, daarna 116 halve stokjes.  Je hebt nu 117 halve stokjes (of 70cm lang).

Toer 3: Keerlosse, Halve stokje in de achterste lus (HSTA), daarna halve stokje in de voorste lus van de volgende steek (HSTV).  Herhaal tot het einde van de toer (HSTA daarna HSTV enz.)

Tip: Het is belangrijk dat je een oneven aantal steken hebt dan bereik je op een eenvoudige manier de textuur van het vest. Eindig je in de achterste lus dan start je in de voorste en vice versa. Het effect ervaar je naarmate de toeren zich opvolgen.

Effect wordt anders wanneer je voorste- en achterste lus niet aanhoudt.

Herhaal toer 3 tot 25cm.

Nu starten we met  de eerste mouw. Keerlosse, volg de HSTA/HSTV steken tot de 20e steek (dit word de begin van de mouw) , haak 35 lossen, 35 steken overslaan, en herhaal daarna de HSTA/HSTV steken tot het einde van de toer.

Keerlosse, HSTA/HSTV tot de losse van de vorige toer.  35 Gewoon HST in de losse, ga daarna verder met the HSTA/HSTV steken tot het eind.

Herhaal toer 3 voor een verdere 37 cm en daarna maken we de 2e mouw. Let op!  Begin de mouw van de bovenste kant (korter boven de mouw).  Dit zal de achterkant van  jouw wrap worden.

Herhaal de instructies van de eerste mouw.

Ga verder met de 2e paneel aan de voorkant, voor 25 cm, begin daarna aan het knoopsgat. Haak van de bovenkant 37 HSTA/HSTV, daarna 7 lossen, 7 steken overslaan, en verder met de HSTA/HSTV tot het einde van de toer.

Haak nog  7 toeren (of tot het bolletje op is) en je bent klaar!

Naai de knoop 9 cm van het eind en 25 cm van bovenkant op de voorkant tegenover de knoopsgat.peek-a-boo Button crochet body warmer

Werk de draden weg en block je wrap vest.

Tip: Let op met het  meten, je kunt altijd en toer toevoegen of verwijderen als het nodig is om de juiste maat te vinden.

CM Toeren CM Toeren
Lengde 70 Lossen 117 + 2 70cm Lossen
117 + 2
Achterkant 32 32 37 37
20 20 25 25
27 27 32 32
CM Steken CM Steken
Begin Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 12.5 20 12.5 20
Eind Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 20 32 22.5 35
Begin Knoopgat (vanaf bovenkant) 23 37 23 37
Knoopsgat maat 7 7
CM Toeren CM Toeren
Lengde 75cm Lossen
123 + 2
75cm Lossen
123 + 2
Achterkant 42 42 47 47
30 30 35 35
37 37 42 42
CM Stitch Count CM Stitch Count
Begin Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 15 24 17.5 28
Eind Mouw (vanaf bovenkant) 25 39 27.5 43
Begin Knoopgat (vanaf bovenkant) 25 40 25 40
Knoopsgat maat 7 7

printvriendelijk formaat hier: Pattern-Peekabo-Wrap-Vest-NL (dank ook aan Peggy!)

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