Red Heart Designer Sport

Stripe Knit Baby Cap WR1087

Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Candi Jensen

Cap fits most toddlers.

RED HEART® "Designer Sport™": 1 Ball each 3815 Dutch Blue CA and 3101 Ivory CB.

Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 22 sts = 4"; 30 rows = 4" in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge. Circumference: 17½".

CAP: With CA, cast on 96 sts. Work in ribbing as follows:

Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2; rep from * across.

Rep Row 1 for ribbing until 1¾" from beg, end wrong side row.

Work in St st, beg K row, for 4 rows, end P row. Now work 4 rows St st with CB, then 4 rows CA, then 4 rows CB, then 2 rows CA.

Shape Crown-Row 1: Continue with CA, [K10, K2tog] 8 times - 88 sts.
Row 2: and all even rows through Row 20: Purl.
Row 3: With CB, [K9, K2tog] 8 times - 80 sts.
Row 5: [K8, K2tog] 8 times - 72 sts.
Row 7: With CA, [K7, K2tog] 8 times - 64 sts.
Row 9: [K6, K2tog] 8 times - 56 sts.
Row 11: With CB, [K5, K2tog] 8 times - 48 sts.
Row 13: [K4, K2tog] 8 times - 40 sts.
Row 15: With CA, [K3, K2tog] 8 times - 32 sts.
Row 17: [K2, K2tog] 8 times - 24 sts.
Row 19: With CB, [K1, K2tog] 8 times - 16 sts.
Row 21: [K2 tog] 8 times - 8 sts. Bind off all sts leaving a long tail.

FINISHING: With yarn needle, weave long tail of yarn through sts at top of hat; draw up firmly, fasten securely. Sew back seam, reversing for ribbing. Fold ribbing up.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; CA, CB = color A, B; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; rep = repeat; St st (Stockinette stitch: Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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Cat Neck Pillow WR1679

Designed by Sue Penrod.

EASY

Cat Neck Pillow measures 34" long x 8" wide.

RED HEART® "Designer Sport™": 2 Balls each 3002 Black CA and 3101 Ivory CC, small amount of 3701 Blossom CD for the nose and mouth, small amount of 3650 Pistachio CE for the eyes.

Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
Split lock stitch marker, Polyester fiber fill, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 14 rnds = 4" in sc with 2 strands of yarn. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. With any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
dec1 (decrease 1 st) = draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dec2 (decrease 2 sts) = draw up a loop in each of next 3 sc, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

To Change Color in Sc: work last sc before change until 2 loops are on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used yarn over and draw through 2 loops; continue with new color.

NOTE: Work with 2 strands of yarn held together as one throughout unless otherwise instructed.

NOTE: Work in continuous rnds without joining unless specified otherwise. Mark beginning of rnd with marker and move up each rnd.

MUZZLE: With C, ch 4; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 2 Sc in each ch around - 8 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around - 16 sc.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 24 sc.

Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 32 sc.

Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 40 sc.

Rnds 6-8: Sc in each sc around - 40 sc.

Rnd 9: [Sc in next 3 sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times - 32 sc. Break off C.

Rnd 10-HEAD: With A, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 16 times - 48 sc.

Rnds 11-21: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 22: [Sc in next 4 sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times - 40 sc.

BODY-Row 23: Sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, drop A, with C, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc; turn - 42 sc.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, drop C, with A, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to end; turn - 44 sc.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in each A sc to last A sc, 2 sc in next sc, drop A, with C, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across - 46 sc; turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in each C sc, drop C, with A, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 27-40: Repeat Rows 25 and 26 - 60 sc at end of Rows 39 and 40.

Row 41: Ch 1, sc in each A sc, drop A, with C, sc in each sc across; turn.

Row 42: Ch 1, sc in each CC sc, drop C, with A, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 43-70: Repeat Rows 41 and 42.

Row 71: Ch 1, sc in each sc of A to last 3 A sc, dec2 changing to C, with C, dec2 over next 3 sc, sc in each sc across; turn - 56 sc.

Row 72: Ch 1, sc in each C, drop C, with A, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 73-80: Repeat Rows 71 and 72 - 40 sc. Break off CC.

Rnd 81: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, bring opposite end around, sc in row end to form a ring - 40 sc. Now work in rnds without joining.

Rnd 82: [Sc in next 3 sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times - 32 sc.

Rnd 83: [Sc in next 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 8 times - 24 sc.

Rnd 84: [Sc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next st] 8 times - 16 sc.

TAIL-Rnds 85-97: Sc in each sc around - 16 sc.

Rnds 98-105: Skip the first sc, sc in each sc around - 8 sc at end of last rnd.

Rnd 106: Sc in every other sc around - 4 sc.

Rnd 107: Slip st in every other sc to close tip of tail - 2 sts. Fasten off, leaving 8" end. After assembly (below), thread this end into needle, weave needle in and out of every other rnd on top of tail and into end of body. Draw yarn up, to gather tail slightly and causing tip of tail to curve. Secure and weave in end.

ASSEMBLY: Stuff and shape head, body and base of tail (DO NOT STUFF TAIL). Sew body opening closed. Thread needle with A, weave needle in and out of top of body, (just above body seam) turn and continue to weave needle in and out of bottom of body, (just below body seam). Holding starting and ending gather ends together, carefully gather sides, causing body to curve to desired shape. Tie gather ends to secure. Weave in ends.

LEGS (Make 4): With C, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 : 2 Sc in each ch around - 8 sc.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around - 16 sc.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times - 24 sc.

Rnds 4-8: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 9: [Sc in every other sc] 8 times, sc in each sc around - 16 sc. Break off C.

Rnds 10-22: With A, sc in each sc around. Stuff and shape paw (DO NOT STUFF LEG).

Row 23: Ch 1, flatten leg opening to close, turn, slip st through both thicknesses to close - 8 slip sts. Fasten off, leaving end long enough to sew leg onto body. Overlap back legs slightly when attaching.

Optional Toe: With ONE strand of yarn, stitch through paw, tighten and secure, weave in ends. Repeat twice on each paw.

EARS (Make 2): With A, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 7 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, dec1, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, dec1; turn - 5 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 - 3 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, dec2. Fasten off. Sew ear onto to head and shape.

NOSE: With D, ch 2; 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Sew nose onto muzzle.

Mouth: With 2 strands of D, embroider mouth with Split Stitch, slipping needle between the 2 strands.

Whiskers: With 1 strand of A, embroider whiskers with straight stitch.

EYES (Make 2): With E, ch 2; hdc in 2nd ch from hook, with A dc in same ch, with E (hdc, sc) all in same ch. Fasten off. Sew onto head.

HINT: After attaching eyes, push needle out through back of head, repeat same for second eye, out through the same st in back of head. Tie ends together (as you tighten, head will shape); weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc. = color A, B, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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Crochet Baby Snuggle Up with Sleeves WR1927

Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Marianne Forrestal.

Directions are for 6 months; changes for 12, 18 and 24 months are in parentheses.

Finished Width: 26 (28, 32, 34)"
Finished Length: 24 (26, 28, 30)"

RED HEART® "Designer Sport™": 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins 3650 Pistachio.
Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8].
Stitch holder.
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 dc = 4"; 8 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.

Special Abbreviations
dc2tog (dc dec) = [Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops] twice. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

THROW

Body

Ch 91 (100, 113, 122)

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 90 (99, 112, 121) sts.

Rows 2 - 35 (39, 43, 47): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each dc across.

Divide for Armholes

Right Side

Row 36 (40, 44, 48) (Wrong Side): Ch 2, turn, dc in first 20 (23, 26, 29) sts. Leaving remaining sts unworked. Rows 37 (41, 45, 49) - 40 (44, 48, 52): Ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across - 21 (24, 27, 30) sts. Remove hook and slip st to stitch holder. Do not cut yarn.

Back

Row 36 (40, 44, 48): With wrong side facing, skip next 9 (9, 11, 11) unworked dc on Row 35 (39, 43, 47) of Body, join second ball of yarn with slip st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 29 (32, 35, 38) dc. Leaving remaining sts unworked.

Rows 37 (41, 45, 49) - 40 (44, 48, 52): Ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across - 30 (33, 36, 39) sts.

Fasten off.

Left Side

Row 36 (40, 44, 48): With wrong side facing, skip next 9 (9, 11, 11) unworked dc on Row 35 (39, 43, 47) of Body, join second ball of yarn with slip st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 20 (23, 26, 29) dc.

Rows 37 (41, 45, 49) - 40 (44, 48, 52): Ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across - 21 (24, 27, 30) sts.

Fasten off.

Shape Neck and Shoulders

Row 41 (45, 49, 53) (Right Side): Working in st on Right Side stitch holder, ch 2, turn, dc in next 20 (23, 26, 29) dc, ch 9 (9, 11, 11), dc in next 30 (33, 36, 39) dc of Back, ch 9 (9, 11, 11), dc in next 21 (24, 27, 30) dc of Left Side.

Row 42 (46, 50, 54): Ch 2, turn, dc in next 20 (23, 26, 29) dc, dc in next 9 (9, 11, 11) chs, dc in next 30 (33, 36, 39) dc, dc in next 9 (9, 11, 11) chs, dc in next 21 (24, 27, 30) dc - 90 (99, 112, 121) sts.

Rows 43 (47, 51, 55) - 47 (51, 55, 59): Ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across. Do not fasten off.

Border

Turn to work along one side edge, ch 1, working in ends of rows, work 60 (66, 72, 78) sc evenly along side edge, turn to work along opposite edge of Foundation Row, work 3 sc in first ch along bottom edge, sc in next 88 (97, 110, 119) chs, 3 sc in last ch, turn to work along opposite side edge, work 60 (66, 72, 78) sc evenly spaced along side edge, turn to work along last row of Body, 3 sc in first dc, sc in next 88 (97, 110, 119) dc, 3 sc in last dc of row, join with slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn with slip st to 5th (5th, 6th, 6th) st of skipped 9 (9, 11, 11) dc at underarm of Body, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, 8 (8, 9, 9) dc evenly along edge of next 5 rows, dc in each ch on opposite side of next 9 (9, 11, 11) chs, 8 (8, 9, 9) dc evenly along edge of next 5 rows, dc in next 4 (4, 5, 5) dc, join with slip st to top of beginning ch - 34 (34, 40, 40) dc.

Rounds 2 - 5 (5, 6, 6): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of beginning ch.

Round 6 (6, 7, 7): Ch 3, turn, dc in first 8 (8, 10, 10) dc, dc2tog, [dc in next 9 (9, 11, 11) sts, dc2tog] twice, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of beginning ch - 31 (31, 37, 37) sts.

Rounds 7 (7, 8, 8) - 9 (10, 12, 13): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of beginning ch. Round 10 (11, 13, 14): Ch 3, turn, dc in first 7 (7, 9, 9) dc, dc2tog, [dc in next 8 (8, 10, 10), dc2tog] twice, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of beginning ch - 28 (28, 34, 34) sts.

Rounds 11 (12, 14, 15) - 13 (15, 17, 19): Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of beginning ch. On last round, do not turn.

Round 14 (16, 18, 20): With right side facing, ch 1, sc in each dc around, join with slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat for second Sleeve.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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