Crochet a cosy hooded jacket for baby

This colourful creation has got style! Embellished with trendy rows of buttons, and topped with an attention-grabbing orange pom-pom, your little one will be both snug and stylish in this crocheted hooded jacket.

By Nicki Trench
Photography by Penny Wincer

Materials and creating the body
You need:
• 50% baby alpaca/50% merino wool mix worsted (Aran) yarn, such as Rooster Almerino Aran
• W 5:5:6:6:7:7 x 1-3/4oz (50g) balls -- approx. 515:515:618:618:721:721yds (470:470:564:564:658:658m) -- of pale gray (A)
• W 1 x 1-3/4oz (50g) ball -- approx. 103yds (94m) -- of orange (B)
• W F/5 (4mm) crochet hook
• W 6 x 1in. (2.5cm) diameter 4-hole buttons in a variety of colors

Abbreviations:

ch chain; cont continue; patt pattern(s); rep repeat; RS right side; sc single crochet; ss slip stitch; st(s) stitch(es); WS wrong side

Special abbreviation:

V-st 1sc, 1ch, 1sc in next st

Size:

To fit age: 0–3:3–6:6–12:12–18:18–24:24–36 months

Finished size:

Chest (in.): 19-1/4 21-1/2 24 27 29 32
(cm): 48 54 60 67.5 72 80
Length (in.): 9 10-1/2 12-1/4 14 15-1/2 17
(cm): 22.5 26.5 31 35 39 42
Sleeve seam (in.): 5 6-1/4 7-3/4 10-1/4 11 12
(cm): 12.5 15.5 19.5 26 27.5 30

Take a look at a larger image of the finished crocheted jacket.


Gauge:
8 patt x 18 rows over a 4in. (10cm) square using a F/5 (4mm) hook.

To make:
Body

Using A, make 102:114:126:138:150:162ch.
Row 1: 1sc in second ch from hook, skip 1 ch, *1V-st in next ch, skip 2 ch; rep from * to end, ending last rep skip 1 ch, 1sc in last ch, turn. (101:113:125:137:149:161 sts)
Row 2 (patt row): 1ch, 1sc in first sc, skip 2 sts, *make 1V-st in next st, skip 2 sts; rep from * to end, ending last rep skip 1 sc, 1sc in last st.
Rep Row 2 until body measures 4-3/4:5-1/4:6:7:7-1/2:8-1/2in.(12:13:15:17.5:19:21cm) ending with a RS row.
First buttonhole:
Next row: With WS facing, 1ch, 1sc in first sc, 3ch, skip 1 V-st group, *1V-st in next ch sp;
rep from * ending skip 1 sc, 1sc in last st. (101:113:125:137:149:161 sts, 33:37:41:45:49:53 patts)
Next row: Patt to buttonhole space, 1V-st in buttonhole sp, patt to end.
Work 6 rows in patt.
Divide for armholes:
Work 7:8:9:10:11:12 patt, skip 1 sc, 1sc in next sc, turn.
Working on following 23:26:29:32:35:38 sts only, work 7:8:9:10:11:12 patt for left front.
Work 4 rows in patt.
Next two rows: Rep two buttonhole rows
as before.

Page 1 of 3 -- We show you how to give this snuggly jacket some sleeves on page 2


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