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Crochet a cosy hooded jacket for baby

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Crochet a cosy hooded jacket for baby

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
Cont working straight until armhole measures 4-3/4:4-3/4:5:5-1/2:6:7in. (12:12:12.5:14:15:17.5cm) ending with a WS row.
Work 1 more row in patt.
Fasten off.

Shoulder:

Place a marker 9:11:13:15:17:19 sts in from armhole edge to mark inner edge of shoulder seam leaving 14:15:16:17:18:19 sts unworked at front opening edge.

Shape back:

With WS facing, return to last complete row worked, skip next 10 sts, join yarn in next sc, 1ch, 1sc in joining st, skip 1 sc, 1V-st in next
ch sp, patt until 11:13:15:17:19:21 patt in total have been worked, skip 1 sc, 1sc in next
sc, turn.
Work on these 35:41:47:53:59:65 sts, 11:13:15:17:19:21 patt (back) until work measures 4-1/4:5:5-1/2:6:6-1/2:7in. (10.5:12.5:14:15:16.5:17.5cm) ending with a RS row.
Fasten off.

Shoulder:

Place marker either side of center 17:19:21:23:25:27 sts for back neck.

Shape right front:

With WS facing, return to last complete row worked, skip next 10 sts, join yarn in next sc, 1ch, 1sc in joining st, 1ch, skip 1 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, patt to end, turn. (23:26:29:32:35:38 sts, 7:8:9:10:11:12 patt)
Finish to match left front.
Do not fasten off at end of right front, place loop onto safety pin (to be used later for hood).

Sleeves (make 2):

Make 24:27:27:30:30:33ch.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 as for Body. (23:26:26:29:29:32 sts, 7:8:8:9:9:10 patt)
Row 3: 1ch, 2sc in first sc, skip 1 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, patt until V-st has been worked in last ch sp, skip 1 sc, 2sc in first sc, turn.
Row 4: 1ch, 2sc in first sc, 1sc in next sc, skip
1 sc, 1 V-st in next ch sp, patt until V-st has been worked in last ch sp, skip 1 sc, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in last sc, turn.
Row 5: 1ch, 1sc in first sc, 1V-st in next sc, skip 2 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, patt until V-st has been worked in last ch sp, skip 2 sc, 1V-st in next sc, 1sc in last sc, turn. (29:32:32:35:35:37 sts, 9:10:10:11:11:12 patt)
Work 1:3:3:5:5:6 rows in patt.
Rep last 4:6:6:8:8:9 rows 1:1:2:2:3:4 times more, then Rows 3–5 once again. (41:44:50:53:56:62 sts, 13:14:16:17:18:20 patt)
Work straight in patt until sleeve measures 5:6-1/4:7-3/4:10-1/4:11:12in. (12.5:15.5:19.5:26:27.5:30cm).

Page 2 of 3 -- To put the finishing touches on this cozy jacket, check out page 3

Shape top:
Place markers at each end of last row to mark top of sleeve seam.
Work a further 3 rows.
Fasten off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.

Hood:
Pick up loop left on safety pin at end of right front. Work across sts of right front neck, back neck, left front neck as follows:
1ch, 1sc in first sc, skip 1 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, skip 2 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, [skip 1 st,
1V-st in next st] 8:9:10:11:12:13 times, 1V-st in next ch sp (center back neck ch sp), [1V-st in next st, skip 1 st] 8:9:10:11:12:13 times, 1V-st in next ch sp, skip 2 sc, 1V-st in next ch sp, skip 1 sc, 1sc in last sc, turn.
(65:71:77:83:89:95 sts, 21:23:25:27:29:31 patt)
Work in patt until hood measures 7:7-1/2:8-1/4:8-1/2:9:10in. (17.5:19:20.5:22:21.5:25cm).
Fold hood in half with RS together and join using overstitch with yarn sewing needle.
Fasten off.
Join sleeve seams below markers. Match sleeve markers to center of sts skipped at underarm and center of last row of sleeve to shoulder seam, sew sleeves into armholes.
Using B, make a small pompom and sew onto tip of hood.

Buttonband and edging:

With RS facing skip corner st at right front bottom edge and join yarn in next st up side.
Row 1: Sc evenly along right front, hood, left front, bottom edge, making 3sc in corner st of bottom left front, ending 3sc in corner st at bottom right front. Join with ss in first sc.
Row 2: 1ch, 1sc in each st up right front edge finishing at start of hood, turn.
Rows 3–4: 1ch, 1sc in each st to end.
Row 5: 1ch, 1sc in each st to end, make 2sc in next st around corner. Join with ss in first 3-sc from Row 1.
Fasten off.
 
If you're looking for more fun with crocheting, why not learn how to crochet a tote bag?

For more crocheted crafts from this author, why not try a crocheted buggy blanket or a crocheted pom-pom hat?


Excerpted from Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, copyright 2012 by Nicki Trench. Used by permission of CICO Books.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.


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