Huggable Baby Jacket
Designed By: Kathleen Sams
Skill Level: Easy
RED HEART® “Baby Clouds™”: 2 skeins 9322 Creamsicle.Crochet Hooks: 10mm [US N-15] and 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle, four 7/8” buttons, sewing needle and thread.
To Fit Chest: 17 (18, 19, 20)”.
Finished Chest Measurement: 18½ (19½, 20½, 21½)”.
GAUGE: 8 sts = 4”; 8 rows = 4” in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Body (Worked in one piece to underarms)
With larger hook, ch 37 (39, 41, 43).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 36 (38, 40, 42) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until 3½ (4, 4½, 5)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.
Divide for Fronts and Back-Right Front
Ch 1, sc across first 8 (8, 9, 9) sc; turn. Work even for 2½ (3, 3½, 4)”, end by working a wrong side row.
Slip st in first 3 (3, 4, 4) sc, ch 1, sc in next 5 sc; turn – 5 sc. Work even for 1½”. Armhole should measure 4 (4½, 5, 5½)”. Fasten off.
With right side facing, attach yarn in next st of last long row; ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 19 (21, 21, 23) sc; turn – 20 (22, 22, 24) sc. Work even until same length as Right Front to shoulder. Fasten off.
With right side facing, attach yarn in next st of last long row; ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each sc to end; turn – 8 (8, 9, 9) sc. Complete to correspond to Right Front, reversing neck shaping.
With larger hook, ch 15. Work in sc same as for Body over 14 sc, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every 3rd row until there are 16 (18, 20, 22) sc. Work even until 5 (6½, 7½, 8)” from beginning. Fasten off. With right side facing and smaller hook, work 1 row sc across lower sleeve edge.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn at right front neck edge; ch 1, work sc evenly to shoulder seam, across back, and down to corner of left neck edge; turn. Work 2 rows even in sc. Fasten off.
Button Band and Lower Edging
Row 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn at left front neck edge; ch 1, work sc evenly down edge, 3 sc in corner, work sc across lower edge, 3 sc in corner, and work sc evenly up right front edge; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner as before; turn.
Buttonhole Row 3 (Work on right front for girls, left front for boys): Mark positions for 4 buttonholes on appropriate front. Working corners as before, ch 1, [sc in each sc to marker, ch 1, skip 1 sc] 4 times, sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; inc = increase;
mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times
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