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Free Crochet Pattern
Preemie Coat and Bonnet


USA Format


Abbreviations


WS.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side

ch.        Chain

sc.        Single Crochet

dc.        Double Crochet

rpt.       Repeat

sl st.     Slip Stitch

yo.        Yarn Over

Inc.       Increase


ps.     Puff stitch

* yo, insert in stitch and pull up loop,

*  rpt from * to * twice more,

yo, pull through 6 loops yo and pull though 2 loops.


ps group.  (1ps, ch1, 1ps) in same space or stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Size to fit approx - 12 inch chest premature baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 8.5 inches

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 4”


Materials

50 grams of King Cole big value baby 4 ply


OR

1.75oz of Sport Weight Yarn

3.50mm crochet hook

3 buttons, small length of narrow ribbon


GAUGE - 1 pattern rpt and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Coat - Worked in one piece starting with yoke.


ch49, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (46dc + ch3)


Row 2 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (57dc + ch3)


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


Row 4 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (76dc + ch3)


Row 5 - As Row 3.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (101dc + ch3)


Row 7 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end. Turn. (102sc)


Row 8 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, * 2sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 2sc * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (135sc)


Commence Skirt - ch3, 1dc in each of next 2sc, * skip 1sc, (1ps, ch1, 1ps (see abbrev) in next sc, skip 1sc, 1dc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (22, ps groups)


Next Row - (Divide for armholes) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * once, 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1  skip next 5ps groups and first dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, rpt from * to * 5 times, 1ps group in next ps group, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, skip 5ps groups and 1dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (12ps groups)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * twice more, 1ps group in ch1 space underarm, 1dc in each of next 3dc, rpt from * to * 6 times, 1ps group in space underarm, 1dc in each of next 3dc, rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (14, ps groups)


Pattern Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 11 rows in all have been worked from yoke or coat measures approx 8 inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing, rejoin yarn to first single dc at base of armhole, (where you divided), ch3, * 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ps group, 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 2dc in next dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row on the opposite side of sleeve. Turn (5ps groups)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 1ps group in ch1 space of ps group, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ps group, work 1ps group in ch1 space of ps group, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Next Row - ch3, * 1ps group in ch1 space of ps group, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ps group and 2dc, work 1ps group in ch1 space of ps group, 1dc in each of next 2dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt last 2 rows until 7 rows in all have been worked from yoke, or sleeve seam measures approx 3 inches. Turn.


Cuff - With WS facing  ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * skip 1ps, 1sc in ch1 space of ps group, skip 1ps, 1sc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ps group, 1sc in ch1 space of ps group, sl st to first sc. Turn. (20sc)


Next row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row.


Rpt last row twice. Fasten off.


Front Edging - With RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 2sc in each row end up right front, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, 2sc in each row end down left front of coat, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each dc, ps and ch1 space along the bottom of coat, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.


Buttonhole Row - Work 1sc in each sc along bottom of coat to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc up left front to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 5sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)


Work 1 more row of 1sc in each sc and ch2 space all around coat to end, working 3sc in corners, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim any loose ends of yarn.


Bonnet - ch6, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch3, work 11dc in ring, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.


2nd Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (23dc + ch3)


3rd Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (35dc + ch3)


4th Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (47dc + ch3)


5th Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1dc in each of next 7dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (53dc + ch3)


6th Row - Working in back loop of stitch only, ch3, 1dc in next dc, * skip 1dc, 1ps group in next dc, skip 1dc, 1dc in next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, skip 1dc 1ps group in next dc, skip 1dc, 2dc in last dc. Turn. (9ps groups)


7th Row -  ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 1ps group in ch1 space of next ps group, 1dc in next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 1ps group, 1dc and ch3, 1ps group in ps group, 1dc in dc, 1dc in 3rd of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last 7th Row until 6 ps rows have been worked. Turn.


Edging - With RS facing work 1sc in each dc, ps and ch1 space along front of bonnet, 3sc in top of ch3, 2sc in each row end along and around neck edge, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. Work one more row of 1sc in each sc to end, working 3sc in corners, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Back Frill - With front of bonnet towards you, rejoin yarn in loose loops by neck opening (made by working in back loops on 6th Row) ch3, skip 1dc, * 1ps group in next dc, skip 1dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 1dc, work 1dc, in last dc. Turn. (25ps groups). Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through gaps in pattern around neck edge.


Hope you enjoy this free premature baby crochet pattern.

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