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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Summer Cotton Top


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Abbreviations

WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

dc.       Double Crochet

tr.         Treble Crochet

rpt.       Repeat

ss.        Slip Stitch

yrh.       Yarn Round Hook

Inc.       Increase


DNT.     Do Not Turn


ps.     Puff Stitch

* yrh, insert into stitch and pull up loop,

*  rpt from * to * once, yrh pull through 4 loops,

yrh and pull though 2 loops.


ps Group.  3ps into same space or stitch


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx: 14 Inch Chest, Newborn Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 8.5 Inches

Under arm sleeve seam length approx 1 Inch


Materials

80 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Colour 1

10 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Colour 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 3 small buttons


TENSION - 5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece starting with yoke.


Make 49ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end (46tr + 3ch). Turn.


Row 2 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to 3ch to turn with, 1tr into top of 3ch, (57tr + 3ch). Turn.


Row 3 - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Row 4 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch to turn with, 2tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (76tr + 3ch)


Row 5 - Rpt Row 3.

 

Row 6 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch to turn with, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (101tr + 3ch).


Commence Skirt - 3ch, miss first tr, * 3ps (see abbrev) into next tr, miss 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, miss 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (33 ps groups)


Pattern Row 1 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, work 1dc into the space between next ps group, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, work 3ps into each 2ch space to end, 1tr into last dc. Turn.


Next Row - (Divide for armholes), 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, work 1dc into the space between next ps group, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ps, make 2ch, miss 6 ps groups, (armhole)


(1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into centre ps of next ps group, 1dc into the space between next ps group, rpt from * to * 9 more times, miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch,1dc) into next ps, make 2ch, miss next 6 ps groups, (armhole)


(1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into centre ps of next ps group, 1dc into the space between next ps group, rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (23, 2ch spaces)


Work Pattern Row 2. Turn. (23ps groups)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 four more times until 7ps rows have been worked from yoke. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in colour 2, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1ps, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, work 1dc into the space between next ps group, * rpt from * to * to last ps group and 3ch, miss 1ps, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, work 2dc into top of 3ch. DNT at the end of row.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - Work 32dc evenly into row ends up first front to neck edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck, 3dc into corner, work 32dc evenly into row ends down second front, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc. Turn.


Buttonhole Band - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 21dc, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each 2ch space and dc to end. Fasten off.


Button Band

Working from neck downwards, join colour 2 to first dc on opposite front edge.


Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner. Turn.


Rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing join colour 1 to centre ps of ps group underarm, (where you divided for armholes) make 1ch, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into same space, work 1dc into the space between next ps group, * miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, 1dc into the space between next ps, * rpt from * to * to last ps and centre ps of 3 underarm, miss 1ps, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into centre ps of 3 underarm, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (8, 2ch spaces)


Next Row - 3ch, work 3ps into each 2ch space to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. (8ps groups)


Next Row - Join in colour 2, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1ps, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, work 1dc into the space between next ps group, * rpt from * to * to last ps group, miss 1ps, work (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next ps, miss 1ps, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Bow motif  - pattern available here


Finishing - Close small gaps underarm, weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim off, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, attach bow.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for cotton summer top.

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