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Abbreviations
WS.
     Wrong Side
RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
st.        Stitch(es)
sc.       Single Crochet
hdc.    Half Double Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
sl st.   Slip Stitch
rpt.     Repeat
yo.      Yarn Over


inc.  Increase


dec. 

Leaving the last loop of each stitch on hook,

yo and draw through all loops


shell.  2dc, ch1, 2dc


V Stitch.  1dc, ch1, 1dc


Picot Edge.

* Work 1sc in each of next 3sc, ch3, sl st in first of ch3, * rpt from * to *


Size to fit approx:- 16” Chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Coat:- finished length from shoulder approx 10.5”
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 5”


Materials

100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in White (001) Main

50 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in each contrast colour


OR
10.5oz of Baby Worsted Weight Yarn in Main Color Yarn
1.75oz of Baby Worsted Weight Yarn in each  contrast colors
4.00mm Crochet Hook

3 Small buttons.


GAUGE  9dc & 4 rows of dc measures approx 2” square


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


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


Row 3 - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.  (62dc + ch3)


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


Row 5 - as row 3.  (77dc + ch3)


Row  6 - (Inc) 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.  (102dc + ch3)


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


Commence with Skirt - Change to first contrast color yarn, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, 1 shell (see abbrev above) in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to *  to last 3dc and ch3, skip 1dc, 1 shell in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc in top of ch3. (34 shell groups). Turn. Fasten off.


2nd Row - Join in main color, ch3, * 1 V Stitch (see abbrev) in ch1 space of shell, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * to last shell and ch3, 1 V stitch in shell, 1dc in sc. Turn.


3rd Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1 shell in V stitch, 1sc in dc, * rpt from * to * to last V stitch and ch3, 1 shell in V stitch, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. Fasten off.


4th Row - (Divide for armholes) Join in second contrast color yarn, ch3, * 1 V stitch in ch1 space of shell, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * (3 more times), 1 V stitch in ch1 space of next shell, 2dc ch1 in sc, skip 7 shell groups, 2dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * (9 more times), 1 V stitch in ch1 space of next shell,  2dc, ch1 in sc, skip 7 shell groups, 2dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * (4 more times), 1 V stitch in ch1 space of shell, 1dc in sc. Turn.


5th  Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1 shell in V stitch, 1sc in dc * rpt from * to * (4 times more), 1 shell in ch space underarm between dc’s, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * (10 times more), 1 shell in ch space underarm between dc’s, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * to last V stitch and ch3, 1 shell in V stitch 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (22 shell groups). Fasten off.


The 2nd and 3rd Rows on the skirt form the pattern, rpt these 2 rows alternating colors as set until 8 shell rows in all have been worked from yoke or work measures approx 10.5” from shoulder. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Using second contrast color yarn, 4.00mm hook and WS facing, rejoin yarn in same sc you have already worked 2dc & ch1 in at the base of armhole, ch3, * 1 V stitch in next shell group, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * (5 times more), 1 V stitch in shell, 1dc in same sc as 2dc at base of armhole, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.  Turn.  (7, V stitches)


2nd Row - ch1, 1sc in first dc, * 1 shell in V stitch, 1sc in dc, * rpt from * to * to last V stitch and ch3, 1 shell in V stitch, skip ch3, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.


Following color sequence as skirt, rpt pattern rows in this way, 1 V stitch row then 1 shell row, sl st to beginning and turning at the end of each row for 2 more times each until 5 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or sleeve seam measures approx 3” under arm. Turning at the end of every row. Fasten off. Turn.


Cuff - Using main color yarn and 4.00mm hook, ch2, * skip 1dc, 1sc in next (dc, ch1 space, dc) skip 1dc, 1hdc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, skip 1dc, 1sc in next (dc, ch1 space, dc) skip 1dc, sl st to top of ch2 on beginning of row. Turn. (28 stitches)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in each stitch to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. (28sc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Rpt the last row twice. Fasten off. If you prefer a tighter cuff, use 3.50mm hook.


Button - Buttonhole Bands - Using 4.00mm hook and main color yarn, starting at lower edge with RS facing and working in row ends, work 38sc evenly along up first front edge to corner, 3sc in corner,  1sc in each dc around neck, 3sc in corner, work 38sc evenly along and in row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, work 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Turn.


Next Row - Work picot edge along to end (see abbrev above). Fasten off.


With WS facing return to second side, rpt the last 2 rows starting from neck edge downwards. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn. Close small gaps underarms. Turn through to RS. Sew 3 buttons evenly down front of yoke, use holes in the dc’s as buttonholes.


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