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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Bibbed Nappy Cover and Cardi


UK Format


Abbreviations

WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

ch.      Chain

dc.      Double Crochet

htr.     Half Treble Crochet

tr.       Treble Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch

yrh.     Yarn round Hook


6tr group.

5tr into same stitch or space


vst. (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into same stitch or space.


Dec.  Decrease

yrh, pull up loop from each of next 2htr,

yrh and pull through all 4 loops.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch     ~~~~~     3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:- 12 Inch Chest Premature Baby


Cardi: Finished length from shoulder approx 8 Inches

Sleeve length from underarm to cuff approx 3 Inches


Nappy Cover: Measured from top of bib to crotch approx 8.5 Inches


Materials

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

60 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 2

4.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks, 9 buttons


TENSION - 4.5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Cardi - Worked in one piece starting with yoke, using colour 1 and 4.00mm hook, make 47ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 4ch, (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 7ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 15ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 7ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 6ch. (front) Turn. (52tr + 3ch)


Rows 2 to 7 - Make 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


You should have 100tr + 3ch at the end of Row 7.


Row 8 - (Divide for Armholes) Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 12tr, 2dc into next tr, miss 21tr, 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 29tr, 2dc into next tr, miss 21tr, 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (63dc)


Commence Skirt - Work 3ch, 1tr into next dc, * miss 2dc, 6tr into next dc, miss 2dc, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) (vst) into next dc * rpt from * to * to last 7dc, miss 2dc, 6tr into next dc, miss 2dc, 1dc into each of last 2dc. Turn. (10, 6tr groups)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, 3ch, * miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 2tr, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, 1ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, make 3ch, * rpt from * to * 8 more times, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into last tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (9 vst)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into next dc, * 6tr into next 3ch space, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch space, 1dc, 1ch and 2dc, work 6tr into 3ch space, miss 1dc and 1ch, 1tr into each of last 2dc. Turn.


Pattern Row 1 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, 3ch, * miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 2tr, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, 1ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, make 3ch, * rpt from * to * 8 more times, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into last tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, 1tr into next dc, * 6tr into next 3ch space, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch space 1dc, 1ch and 2dc, work 6tr into 3ch space, miss 1dc and 1ch, 1tr into each of last 2dc. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once more. Fasten off.


Join in colour 2 and rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off.


Join in colour 1 and rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off.


You should have six 6tr group rows worked in all from yoke.


Sleeves x 2 -  With WS facing join colour 1 to centre tr of 3tr underarm, make 1ch, work 1dc into base of ch, 1dc into each of next 21tr, 1dc into centre tr of 3tr underarm on opposite side of sleeve, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (23dc)


Next Row - 3ch, * miss 2dc, 6tr into next dc, miss 2dc, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, miss 2dc, 6tr into next dc, miss 1dc, work (1tr, 1ch) into base of 3ch on beginning of row, ss to top of the 3ch. Turn. (4, 6tr groups)


Next Row - ss to 1ch space on first vst, work (4ch, 1tr) into same space, 1ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 3ch, * miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, miss 2tr, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, 1ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, make 3ch, * rpt from * to * twice, miss 2tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch, ss to 3rd of 4ch. Turn. (4, vst)


Next Row - ss over 1ch space and dc into 3ch space, work (3ch, 5tr) into 3ch space, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space of vst, * 6tr into next 3ch space, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next vst, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Join in colour 2 and rpt last 2 rows once. Fasten off.


Join in colour 1 and rpt last 2 rows once. Fasten off.


Button/buttonholes Bands - With colour 1, start on lower edge of right hand front edge, work 32 dc’s evenly up first front edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each tr around neck, 3dc into corner, work 32 dc’s evenly down second front edge to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Next Row - Join in colour 2 to first dc, make 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 1 and rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Row - Working from neck downwards, join colour 2 to first dc on opposite front edge, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 6dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of remaining dc. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 1 and starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1dc, work 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in ends, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Bibbed Nappy Cover

Back - With colour 2 and 4.00mm hook, make 51ch loosely, (RS) work 1htr into 2nd ch from hook, 1htr into each ch to end. Turn. (50htr)


2nd Row - 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn.


Rpt 2nd Row until 14 rows have been worked. Fasten off. Turn.


Shape Crotch - Miss 15htr, join yarn to next tr, make 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, 1htr into each of next 19htr, turn leaving remaining 15htr un-worked. (20htr)


Decrease Row - 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, dec (see abbrev) over next 2htr, 1htr into each htr to last 3htr, dec 1htr over next 2htr, 1htr into last htr. Turn. (18htr)


Rpt Decrease Row until 8htr remain. Turn.


Rpt 2nd Row once. Turn.


Front

Increase Row - 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, 2htr into next htr, 1htr into each htr to last 2htr, 2tr into next htr, 1htr into last htr. Turn. (10htr)


Rpt Increase Row until you have 20htr. Turn. (20htr)


Rpt 2nd Row fourteen more times. Fasten off. Turn.


Bib - Miss 5htr, join yarn to next htr, 1ch 1htr into base of 1ch, 1htr into each of next 9htr. Turn. (10htr)


Rpt 2nd Row until 6 rows have been worked for bib. Turn.


Border - Change to 5.00mm hook, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 6 row ends down first side of bib, 1dc into each of next 4htr, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 28 row ends, 1dc into each of next 14htr, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 14 row ends, 3dc into corner, working along cast on edge, work 1dc into each of next 48htr, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 14 row ends, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 14htr, 1dc into each of next 28 row ends, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 4htr, 1dc into each of next 6 row ends up second side of bib, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc all around nappy cover and bib to end, working 3dc into corners, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Straps x 2 - Using 4.00mm hook make 4ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.


Rpt last row until 31 rows have been worked. Turn. (you work more rows for a longer strap if preferred)


Next Row - (Buttonhole Row) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into 2ch space and dc. Fasten off.


Chain Tie - Make 130ch. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in all loose ends of yarn, thread chain tie through alternate htr's on waist and tie in a bow. Sew a button on each corner of the flap and use gaps between htr's on front of nappy cover as buttonholes.


Attach each strap end to the back on the inside of the waistband, approx 1.5 Inches apart, (in line with edges of bib) sew buttons to corners on bib and fasten through holes on straps.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a bibbed nappy cover and cardi.

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