Red Heart Soft Baby Steps

Playtime Hoodie LW2232

Designed by Jean Guirguis

Skill Level: Easy

Directions are for size 3-6 months. Changes for sizes 12 months, 18 months and 24 months are in parentheses.

Finished Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28)"
Finished Length: 11 (12, 13, 14)"

RED HEART® "Soft Baby Steps®": 2 (3, 3, 3) balls 9800 Baby Blue

Knitting Needles: 4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8)
Circular Needle: 4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8), 24" Stitch holders, Yarn needle, Pompom maker.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4"; 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch with larger needle. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Special Stitch
Seed Stitch
Row 1 (Right Side): [K1, p1] across
Row 2: [P1, k1] across.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for Seed st.

playtime hoodie

HOODIE
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 56) sts. Work in Seed St for 4 rows; end with a wrong side row. Change to larger size needles and work in St st until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14)", end with a wrong side row.
Next Row: Bind off 13 (14 15, 16) sts, knit center 18 (20, 22, 24) sts and slip to a stitch holder, bind off remaining sts.

FRONT
Work same as for Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11)" from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

DIVIDE FOR NECK
Left Front
With right side facing k20 (22, 24, 26), k2tog, turn. Slip remaining sts to holder for right front.

Working on these 21 (23, 25, 27) sts only decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 8 (9, 10, 11) times - 13 (14, 15, 16) sts. Work even until piece measures same length as Back to Shoulders. Bind off.

Right Front
With right side facing attach yarn at neck edge, k2tog, work across row.
Complete as for Left Front reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 24 (24, 28, 28) sts. Work in Seed St for 8 rows, end with a wrong side row. Change to larger needles and St st, inc 1 st each side every other row 6 (8, 8, 10) times - 36 (40, 44, 48) sts. Work even until piece measures 6½ (7½, 8½, 10½)" from beginning. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

HOOD
With right side facing and smaller circular needle, join yarn at Right Front neck edge, pick up and knit 14sts along Front Neck edge to Back Neck, work18 (20,22, 24) sts from Back Neck stitch holder, pick up and knit 14 sts along Left Front Neck edge - 46 (48, 50, 52) sts. Work in Stockinette st until Hood measures 10 (10½, 11, 11½)" from pick up row.
Bind off.
Fold Hood in half along bind-off edge and sew together.

EDGING
With right side facing and smaller needle pick up and knit 86 (90, 94, 98) sts around front edge of Hood. Work in Seed St for 4 rows. Bind off

Measure and mark 4½ (5, 5½, 6)" down from Shoulder seam on Front and Back. Sew top of Sleeves between markers.
Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Make Pompom and sew to tip of Hood.

playtime hoodie


ABBREVIATIONS: dec = decrease; Inc = Increase; K = knit; k2tog = knit 2 stitches together; mm = millimeters; P = purl; St st = stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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Baby Granny Three Ways LW1709

Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Marianne Forrestal.

VERSION 1

Blanket measures 36" x 36".

RED HEART® "Baby Clouds®": 1 Skein each 9311 Cloud A and 9628 Serene Green C, 2 skeins 9332 Sunny Multi B.
Crochet Hook: 10mm [US N-15].

GAUGE: Rnds 1-2 = 5" x 5". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
X-st (worked over next 2 sts) = Skip next dc, dc in next dc, working behind dc just completed, dc in skipped dc.
X-st in ch-1 space = Dc in ch-1 space, working behind dc just completed, dc in same space.
Beginning corner = (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.
Corner = (2 dc, ch 1,2 dc) all in same space.

BLANKET: Color Order: [2 rnds each B, A, C] twice, 3 rnds B.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 2: (Slip st, beginning corner) all in next ch-1 space, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, corner in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 2 dc in last ch-1 space; join in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Join next color in any ch-1 space; beginning corner in same space, * dc in each dc across **, corner in ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * corner in ch-1 space, dc across next side; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.

Rnds 5-14: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 five times. At end of Rnd 14, do not fasten off B.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in each dc to corner space, * corner in space, dc in each dc across; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

VERSION 2

Blanket measures 36" x 36".

RED HEART® "Soft Baby Steps™": 1 Ball 9200 Baby Yellow A, 2 balls each 9620 Baby Green B and 9800 Baby Blue C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rnds 1-4 = 4 ½ x 4 ½. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

BLANKET: Color Order: 4 rnds B, [3 rnds A, 3 rnds C, 3 rnds B] 3 times, 2 more rnds B, 1 rnd C.

With B, ch 4; join with a slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [dc in ring, ch 1 ] 7 times; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 2: (Slip st, beginning corner) all in next ch-1 space, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, corner in next ch-1 space] 3 times, 2 dc in last ch-1 space; join in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Slip st in next dc, ch 3, working behind ch just made, dc in same st as joining (beginning X-st made), * (X-st, ch 1, X-st) all in next ch-1 space, work X-st across; repeat from * around; join.

Rnd 4: Slip st in space before next dc (in middle of X-st), ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in middle of next X-st, * corner in ch-1 space, 2 dc in middle of each X-st across; repeat from * around; join. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join next color in any corner ch-1 space; beginning corner in same space, * working in back loops only, dc in each dc across **, corner in ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.

Rnds 6 and 7: Repeat Rnds 3 and 4.

Rnds 8-31: Repeat Rnds 5-7 eight times. At end of Rnd 31, do not fasten off B.

Rnds 32 and 33: Ch 3, dc in each dc around and work corner in each corner ch-1 space; join - 130 dc between corner spaces. At end of Rnd 33, fasten off B.

Rnd 34: Join C in any ch-1 corner space; ch 3, 6 dc in same space, * skip next dc, slip st in next dc, [skip next 3 dc, 7 dc in next dc, skip next 3 dc, slip st in next dc] 16 times **, 7 dc in ch- 1 space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

VERSION 3

Blanket measures 38" x 38".

TLC® "Baby Amore™": 1 Skein each 9940 Baby Print B and 9256 Yellow A, 2 skeins 9552 Orchid C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rnds 1-4 = 5 ½" x 5 ½". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

BLANKET-Rnds 1-28: Work same as Version 2 except work in both loops throughout. At end of Rnd 28, do NOT fasten off C.

Rnds 29 and 30: Ch 3, dc in each dc across sides and work corner in ch-1 spaces; join.

Rnd 31: Work 1 rnd Reverse sc; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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