Size Chart for Baby Clothes
Posted 26 June 2005 - 06:24 AM
I'm providing this info rather than linking to a chart online because I have personal experience with its accuracy, & I can't vouch for any I've seen online. If someone has similar info for preemies, please share it.
Newborn Measurements: Head: 14in (35.6 cm); Chest circumference: 14 in (35.6 cm); Back of neck to hip length: 8in (20.3 cm); Waist to ankle length: 12in (30.5 cm); Crotch to ankle length: 6in (15.2 cm); Sleeve length: 8 in (20.3 cm)
1 - 3 Months: Head: 16in (40.6 cm); Chest circumference: 16in (40.6 cm); Back of neck to hip length: 9in (22.9 cm); Waist to ankle length: 13 in (33 cm); Crotch to ankle length: 7in (17.8 cm); Sleeve length: 9 in (22.9 cm)
3 - 6 Months: Head: 17in (43.2 cm); Chest circumference: 18 in (45.7 cm); Back of neck to hip length: 10in (25.4 cm); Waist to ankle length: 13in (33 cm); Crotch to ankle length: 8in (20.3 cm); Sleeve length: 9in (22.9 cm)
6 - 9 Months: Head: 18in (45.7 cm); Chest circumference: 19 in (48.3 cm); Back of neck to hip length: 11in (27.9 cm); Waist to ankle length: 15 in (38.1 cm); Crotch to ankle length: 9 in (22.9 cm); Sleeve length: 13in (33 cm)
9 to 12 Months: Head: 19 in (48.3 cm); Chest circumference: 20in (50.8 cm); Back of Neck to Hip Length: 12 in (30.5 cm); Waist to ankle length: 16 in (40.6 cm); Crotch to ankle length: 10in (25.4 cm); Sleeve Length: 14in (35.6 cm)
As you can tell from the info, you go up about an inch for most measurements each size (difference being chest circumference jumps by 2 inches in the first 3 sizes).
Infant Shoe Sizes:
Note that these measurements are for the finished product, & length only.
Newborn: 3.5" (8.8 cm)
3 - 6 Months: 3.75" (9.5 cm)
6 - 9 Months: 4.25" (10.7 cm)
9 - 12 Months: 4.5" (11.43 cm)
I'll also note here that I've always put my newborns in booties with soles that measured about 3" & they were plenty big, but I tend to have small babies.
Sleeves are so variable I don't feel comfortable giving measurements for them! You're best off measuring something in ready-to-wear that has sleeves you like. Trust me that people don't look at you too oddly when you do this in Wal-Mart.
This is purely my own opinion here. You can of course make baby blankets in any size you want. Sizing them to fit a crib might be a very good idea, but I don't have any idea what size a crib is!
When I make baby blankets, I make them the same size as a receiving blanket. This is the size I have found most useful. A receiving blanket is 26.5 inches wide and 30.25 inches long. If you're making a blanket for a shower gift, I'm going to go way out of the crochet world and suggest you include some swaddling instructions. I'm a huge believer in this; it was the only way we could get my second daughter to nurse when she was a newborn.
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 07:34 AM
rise sizing..( this is the measurement from the front top of the waist band all the way to the top of the back waist band. )
Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:42 AM
I am working from a very old pattern -- 1916! -- and the yarn is not manufactured anymore. There are no measurements given, of course, because they rarely are in old patterns. The gauge is proving hard to duplicate too. Add to that the fact that babies in 1916 might have been a bit smaller and I knew I needed some good modern measurements to go by or I would be sunk!
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:24 AM
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