Sweet Baby Layette LW1297

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Skill level: Intermediate

Precious crocheted baby cardigan and blanket with pink and yellow daisies. Sweet!

SWEATER SUPPLIES

Directions are for 0-3 months; changes for 6-9 months are in parentheses.

RED HEART® Baby Fingering Pompadour, Art. E255, 84% acrylic/16% olefin (13/4 ounce skeins): 31/2 (4) Ounces 1 White; small amounts 722 Pink, 224 Baby Yellow, 680 Pastel Green, and 802 Baby Blue.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Size E-4 [3.5mm]. Yarn needle; 3 snap closures; sewing needle and thread.

GAUGE: In dc and pat - 24 sts = 4"; 13 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Fit Chest: 18 (20)". Finished Measurement: 22 (24)".

BODY (Worked in one piece to underarms): With white, ch 136 (148). Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch **, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, end at **; 2 dc in last ch; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc in sp, ch 1, dc in next sp **, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; dc in next dc, dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 2, 3 dc in sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, sc in next st; rep from * across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, * dc in sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next sp **, ch 1; rep from * to last st, end at **; tr in last sc; turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2 **, 3 dc in sp; rep from * to last 3 sts, end at **; skip 2 dc, 2 dc in top of ch-4; turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 until 4 (5)" from beg, end Row 4. Next Row (Right Side): Ch 3, skip first st, dc in each st and sp across; turn - 134 (146) sts.

Divide for fronts and back-Left Front: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 32 (35) dc; turn - 33 (36) sts. Work even until 3 (4)" above division, end wrong side row. Shape Neck: Work across 21 (24) sts; turn, leaving rem 12 sts unworked. Work even for 1". Fasten off.

Back: With wrong side facing, join yarn in next dc; ch 3, dc in next 67 (73) dc; turn - 68 (74) sts. Work even in dc until back measures same as left front to shoulder. Fasten off.

Right Front: With wrong side facing, join yarn in next dc; ch 3, dc in last 32 (35) dc; turn - 33 (36) sts. Complete to correspond to left front, reversing neck shaping.

Border: Sew shoulder seams. With right side facing, join yarn at corner of left front lower edge; ch 3, work 132 (144) dc evenly across in rem lps of beg ch; turn. Work 3 rows even in dc. Edging-Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly around entire edge of sweater, increasing at corners and decreasing around neck as necessary to keep work flat; join with a sl st to first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next st, skip next st; rep from * around, adjusting at corners and end of rnd as necessary; join. Fasten off.

Embroidery: With double strands of yarn color indicated in diagram, embroider across border, across front yokes and around neckline as pictured. Sew snaps to yoke.

SLEEVES: With white, ch 52 (64). Work same as body until 51/4 (61/4)" from beg. Fasten off. Work Border same as for Body over 49 (61) sts. Do not fasten off. Cuff: Ch 1, work sc across decreasing 24 (30) sts - 25 (31) sts. Picot Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * skip next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sc; skip next sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off. Embroider center of border with one large and 2 small flowers same as for lower edge of sweater. Sew sleeve seam. Set in sleeves.

BLANKET SUPPLIES

Blanket measures approximately 41" x 42".

RED HEART® Baby Sport Pompadour, Art. E257, 90% acrylic/10% olefin, (6 ounce skeins): 20 Ounces 1001 White; small amounts 1722 Light Pink, 1224 Baby Yellow, 1680 Pastel Green, and 1802 Baby Blue.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Size G-6 [4mm]. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: In dc and pat - 24 sts = 61/4"; 11 rows = 5". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

With white, ch 148. Work Rows 1-5 same as for Sweater Body, then rep Rows 2-5 until 38" from beg, end Row 4. Border-Rnd 1: Ch 3, * dc evenly across to corner, 5 dc in corner; rep from * around, working 4 more dc in same st as beg ch-3; join to top of ch-3. Rnds 2-3: Ch 3, * dc in each dc around and inc 4 dc at each corner; join. Edging Rnd: Rep Edging Rnd 2 same as for Sweater Border. Fasten off. Embroider corners and center of border as picture.

Designed by Mary Jane Protus.

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