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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Shell Coat

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Abbreviations

WS.       Wrong Side

RS.        Right Side

ch.         Chain

sc.         Single Crochet

dc.         Double Crochet

trc.         Treble Crochet

rpt.         Repeat

sl st.       Slip Stitch


Shell.  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch.


trcf.  Work trc around front of the trc on row below

trcb. Work trc around back of the trc on row below


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc

ch4 counts as first trc


Size to fit approx:- 16” Chest 0-3 month baby or 20-22” doll


Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5”

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 5”


Materials

125 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Main

Small amount of King Cole big value baby DK in contrast


OR

4.40oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Main Color

Small amount of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Contrast Color

4.00mm crochet hook

3 Medium Size Buttons


GAUGE - 5dc and 2.5 rows of dc measures approx 1 Inch


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Coat - (Worked in one piece starting with yoke)

Using 4.00mm hook and main color ch55, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (52dc + ch3)


2nd Row - (Inc Row) 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)


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


4th Row - (Inc Row) 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)


5th Row - Rpt 3rd Row.


6th Row - (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)


7th Row - Rpt 3rd Row.


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


Commence with Skirt - ch4, 1trc in next dc, skip 1dc, * 1 shell (see abbrev) in next dc, skip 1dc, 1trc in each of next 2dc, skip 1dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc and ch3, skip 1dc, 1 shell in next dc, skip 1dc, 1trc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (27, shells)


First Pattern Row - ch4, 1trcb in next trc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell,

* trcb in each of next 2 single trc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, * rpt from

* to * to last trc and ch4 to turn with, 1trcb in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Second Pattern Row - ch4, 1trcf in next trc, 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell,

* 1trcf in each of next 2 single trc, 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, * rpt from

* to * to last trc and ch4 to turn with, trcf on next trc, 1dc in top of ch4. Turn.


Next Row - (Divide for armholes) ch4, 1trcb on next trc * 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, trcb in each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * (2 more times), 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1trcb on next trc, skip next (trc, 5 shells and trc), trcb

in next single trc, rpt from * to * (8 more times), 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, trcb on next trc, skip next (trc, 5 shells and trc), trcb in next single trc, rpt from

* to * (3 more times), 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1trcb on next trc, 1dc in top of ch4. Turn (17 Shells)


Rpt Second Pattern Row.


Rpt First and Second Pattern Rows until 13 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or work measures approx 10.5 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing, rejoin yarn to single trc underarm, ch4, 1trc in base of ch4, * 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1trcb in each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell and trc, work 1 shell in ch1 space on last shell, 1trcb in single trc, sl st to top of ch4 at beginning of row. Turn. (5, shells)


Skipping the first trc for next row only, work pattern rows as follows:-


Pattern Row 1 - ch4, * Work 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1trcf on each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell and trc, work 1 shell in ch1 space of shell, 1trcf on trc, sl st to top of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch4, trcb on next single trc, * 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1trcb on each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1 shell in ch1 space of shell, sl st to top of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.


Continue with Pattern rows 1 & 2 until 11 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or sleeve seam measures approx 5 Inches from underarm. Fasten off.


Contrast Edge - Join in contrast color yarn, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next trc, * 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, 1sc in each of next 2trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - Starting at lower edge RS facing, using main color, work 42sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 51sc around neck edge, 3sc in corner, 42sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Next Row - (Buttonhole Row) Work ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc up front edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end.  Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up front edge to corner. Fasten off.


Return to second front edge and working from neck downwards, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Contrast Edge - With contrast color and WS facing, join yarn at bottom of buttonhole band, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of the next 2 row ends, 1sc in next (dc and trc), * 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, 1sc in each of next 2trc, * rpt from * to * to last trc and 3 row ends from button band, work 1sc in last trc, 1sc in each of next 2 row ends, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc down second front edge to corner, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gaps under arm's, tie off and sew in ends. Sew on 3 buttons at yoke to correspond with buttonholes.


Teddy Bear Face  - I've used a design from my sister site,

Click HERE to get it

sew face to the front of coat using a needle and yarn. (to use as a pocket sew from under one ear around face to under other ear )


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a shell coat

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