Mode Dea Cherish

Crochet Baby Hoodie LM0266

Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Michele Thompson.

Directions are for size 6 months. Changes for 12 and 18 months are in parentheses.

MODA DEA® "Cherish™": 4½ (4¾, 5) Ounces 5730 Lemon Mint.

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]. Yarn needle; split lock stitch markers; five 13/16" diame­ter buttons; sewing needle and thread.

GAUGE: 17 sts = 5"; 14 rows = 5" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Fit Chest: 17 (18, 19)".
Finished Chest: 18 (20, 21¾)".

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BACK: Ch 32 (35, 38).

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn - 31 (34, 37) sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc; * skip next sc, dc in next sc, dc in skipped sc working over and enclosing previous dc - crossed dc made; dc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across and in top of ch-3; turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for pat until 9½ (10, 11)" from beg. Fasten off.

FRONTS: Ch 14 (17, 20). Work same as Back over 13 (16, 19) sts until 3 rows less than Back to top.

Shape Neck-Next Row: Keeping continuity of pat, skip (skip = s1 st across first OR omit working in last) 3 (6, 9) sts at neck edge - 10 sts. Work 2 more rows even. Fasten off.

SLEEVES: Ch 20 (23, 26). Work same as Back over 19 (22, 25) sts, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 3rd row, then every right side row until there are 31 (34, 37) sts, working added sts into pat. Work even until 6 (7, 8)" from beg. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging: With right side facing, join yarn at lower edge; ch 1, work 19 (22, 25) sc across; turn. Work 1 more row sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Mark fronts and back 4½ (5, 5½)" down from seams. Place center of sleeve tops at shoulder seams and sew in place between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Lower Body Edging: With right side facing, join yarn at corner of left front lower edge; ch 1, work sc evenly across to corner of right front lower edge; turn. Work 1 more row sc. Fasten off.

Button Band (Left Front for Girls/Right Front for Boys): With right side facing, join yarn and work 5 rows sc evenly across front edge. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band (Right Front for Girls/Left Front for Boys): With right side facing, join yarn and work 2 rows sc evenly across front edge. Mark for 5 evenly spaced buttonholes.

Buttonhole Row: Ch 1, [sc to marker, ch 2, skip 2 sc] 5 times, sc to end; turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, [sc to sp, 2 sc in sp] 5 times, sc to end; turn. Work 1 more row sc. Fasten off. Sew buttons to button band to correspond to buttonholes.

HOOD: Ch 53 (56, 59). Work same as Back over 52 (55, 58) sts until 6 (6½, 7)" from beg. Fasten off.

Hood Front Edging: With right side facing, join yarn at beg ch edge of hood; ch 1, work 52 (55, 58) sc across; turn. Work 1 more row sc. Fasten off.

Sew back hood seam. Sew hood along neck between inside edges of front bands.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg - beginning; ch - chain; dc - double crochet; inc - increase; mm - millimeters; pat - pattern; rep - repeat; sc - single crochet; sl - slip; sp - space; st(s) - stitch (es); * - repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] - work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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