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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Matinee Coat for a boy or girl


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Abbreviations
WS.
        Wrong Side
RS.         Right Side
ch.          Chain
sc.          Single Crochet
dc.          Double Crochet

rpt.         Repeat

sl st.       Slip Stitch
Inc.         Increase

Group.  3dc in same space or stitch

Size to fit approx:

16 Inch chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches


Materials
100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Colour 1
Small amount DK yarn in Colour 2


OR

3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1

Small amount of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2
4.00mm & 4.50mm Crochet Hooks

3 Small buttons


GAUGE  - 5dc & 2.5 rows measure approx 1 Inch square using 4.00mm hook


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Start with Yoke (worked in one piece) - Using 4.00mm hook and color 1, ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (52dc + ch3)


Row 2 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, * rpt from * to *  to last 4dc and ch3 to turn with, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (62dc + ch3).


Row 3 - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Row 4 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc and ch3 to turn with, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (77dc + ch3)


Row 5 - as Row 3.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (102dc + ch3)


Row 7 - as Row 3.

 

Row 8 - (Inc Row) as Row 6, until 1dc and ch3 remain, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (136dc + ch3)


Row 9 - As Row 3. Fasten off. Turn.


Row 10 - Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end. Fasten off. Turn. (137sc)


Commence with Skirt - Using color 1, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, work 3dc in next sc, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, rpt from * to *  to end. Turn. (34 groups).


Row 12 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group and sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 2dc in last sc. Turn.


Row 13 - (Divide for armholes) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, skip 1dc, 1dc in next sc, skip seven 3dc groups (sleeve) work 2dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * 10 more times, skip 1dc, 1dc in next sc, skip seven 3dc groups, (sleeve) 2dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * 3 more times, skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in top of ch3. (20 groups)


Row 14 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group and sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 2dc in last sc. Turn.


Row 15 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn.


Change to 4.50mm hook.


Rpt Rows 14 & 15 until 17 group rows have been worked from yoke or work measures approx 10.5 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Using 4.00mm hook, color 1 with RS facing, rejoin yarn in same sc you have already worked 1dc in at the base of  armhole, ch3, 1dc in same sc, * skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to opposite side of sleeve, 1dc in same sc as you worked 2dc in at the base of armhole, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (7 groups)


Front and Neck Bands - Using 4.00mm hook and color 1, starting at lower edge with RS facing and working in row ends, work 44sc evenly along up first front edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each dc around neck, 3sc in corner, work 44sc evenly along and in row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, work 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Fasten off.


With WS facing return to second side, working from neck downwards and starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc, up first front, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc down second front edge. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn. Close small gaps underarms. Sew 3 buttons evenly down front of yoke, use holes in the  dc’s as buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a matinee coat.

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