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Free Crochet Pattern
Preemie Dress 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

DNT.   Do not turn


Picot.

(1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc)

in same space or stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Finished size approx:  12 Inch chest Premature Baby


Materials

80 grams of King Cole big value baby DK Yarn in Colour 1

20 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 2


OR

3oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1

1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2

4.00mm crochet hook

3 small buttons, 0.5 mtr of ribbon (approx)


GAUGE - 4dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Dress - Worked in one piece starting with yoke, using color 1, ch47, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 4ch, (back) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 7ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 15ch, (front) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 7ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 6ch. (back) Turn. (52dc + ch3)


Rows 2 to 6 - ch3, * 1dc in each dc to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


You should have 92dc + ch3 at the end of Row 6. Fasten off.


Commence Skirt - Join in color 2, ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, ch2, * skip 2dc, (3dc, ch2) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to centre dc on corner, (3dc, ch2) in centre dc, skip 19dc (first armhole) 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, ch2, rpt from * to * to next corner, 3dc in centre dc on corner, ch2, (3dc, ch2) in centre dc, skip 19dc (second armhole) 3dc in next dc, rpt from * to * to last 2dc and ch3, skip 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on the beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (19, ch2 spaces)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) (picot made) in next ch2 space, 1sc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space and dc, (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) in ch2 space, 1sc in dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off. (19 picots)


Join in color 1


Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in next sc, * ch2, skip picot, 1dc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to last picot and sc, ch2, skip picot, 1dc in last sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) in next ch2 space, 1sc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space and dc, (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) in ch2 space, 1sc in dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 twice. Fasten off. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 in color sequence as follows:-


Once in color 2. Fasten off.

Three times in color 1. Fasten off.

Once in color 2. Fasten off.

Twice in color 1. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Borders - Starting with RS facing on lower edge of right hand side of back opening, rejoin yarn to side of dc on the skirt, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 13sc evenly up first back edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, 14sc evenly down second back edge. Turn.


Buttonhole Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in sc around neck edge to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 5sc * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc. Turn. (3 Buttonholes made)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to corner. Fasten off.


Return to first side of back opening and working from neck downwards ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, decorate with ribbon.


Bonnet - With color 1, make magic circle, work 11dc in circle, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (11dc + ch3)


Row Two - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each of next 11dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (23dc + ch3).


Row Three - 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. DNT. (35dc + ch3).


Row Four - 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. Turn. (47dc + ch3)


Row Five - Working in front loops only, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (ch3, sl st in 3rd of ch3) 1sc in each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * to last 6dc, (ch3, sl st in 3rd of ch3) 1sc in next dc, 2sc in next dc. Turn leaving last 4dc un-worked.


Row Six - ch3, 1dc in next sc, * ch2, skip picot, 1dc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to last picot and 2sc, ch2, 1dc in each of last 2sc. Turn.


Row Seven - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) in next ch2 space, 1sc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space and dc, (1sc, ch3, sl st to 3rd of ch3, 1sc) (picot made) in ch2 space, 1sc in dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Rows Six & Seven twice. Fasten off.


Rpt Rows Six & Seven once in color 2 and once in color 1. Fasten off.


Back Frill - With crown towards you and working in loose loops (back loops of the front loops previously worked on Row Five), join in color 2, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (ch3, sl st in 3rd of ch3) 1sc in each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * to last 6dc, (ch3, sl st in 3rd of ch3) 1sc in next dc, 2sc in next dc. Fasten off.


With RS facing, rejoin color 1 to front of bonnet, working along neck edge, ch3, work 2dc in each row end to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through alternate dc's along neck edge.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a preemie dress and bonnet.

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