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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Matinee Coat for a boy or girl


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Abbreviations

WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
ss.        Slip Stitch
dc.        Double Crochet
tr.          Treble Crochet
rpt.        Repeat
Inc.        Increase

Group.  3tr into same space or stitch

Size to fit approx:

16 Inch chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches


Materials
100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Colour 1
Small amount DK yarn in Colour 2
4.00mm & 4.50mm Crochet Hooks

3 Small buttons


TENSION  - 5tr & 2.5 rows measure approx 1 Inch square using 4.00mm hook


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Start with Yoke (worked in one piece) - Using 4.00mm hook and colour 1, make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each ch to end. Turn. (52tr + 3ch)


Row 2 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 4tr, * rpt from * to *  to last 4tr and 3ch to turn with, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (62tr + 3ch).


Row 3 - 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Row 4 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3ch to turn with, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)


Row 5 - as Row 3.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (102tr + 3ch)


Row 7 - as Row 3.

 

Row 8 - (Inc Row) as Row 6, until 1tr and 3ch remain, 2tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (136tr + 3ch)


Row 9 - As Row 3. Fasten off. Turn.


Row 10 - Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end. Fasten off. Turn. (137dc)


Commence with Skirt - Using colour 1, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, work 3tr into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, rpt from * to *  to end. Turn. (34 groups).


Row 12 - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group and dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, 2tr into last dc. Turn.


Row 13 - (Divide for armholes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, miss 1tr, 1tr into next dc, miss seven 3tr groups (sleeve) work 2tr into next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * 10 more times, miss 1tr, 1tr into next dc, miss seven 3tr groups, (sleeve) 2tr into next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * 3 more times, miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. (20 groups)


Row 14 - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group and dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, 2tr into last dc. Turn.


Row 15 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Change to 4.50mm hook.


Rpt Rows 14 & 15 until 17 group rows have been worked from yoke or work measures approx 10.5 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Using 4.00mm hook, colour 1 with RS facing, rejoin yarn into same dc you have already worked 1tr into at the base of  armhole, make 3ch, 1tr into same dc, * miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to opposite side of sleeve, 1tr into same dc as you worked 2tr into at the base of armhole, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. (7 groups)


Front and Neck Bands - Using 4.00mm hook and colour 1, starting at lower edge with RS facing and working into row ends, work 44dc evenly along up first front edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each tr around neck, 3dc into corner, work 44dc evenly along and into row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to neck edge. Fasten off.


With WS facing return to second side, working from neck downwards and starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 2, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc, up first front, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc down second front edge. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn. Close small gaps underarms. Sew 3 buttons evenly down front of yoke, use holes in the  tr’s as buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a matinee coat.

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