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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Preemie Cardi with Bobble Hat

 

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Abbreviations

WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side

ch.    Chain

dc.    Double Crochet

tr.     Treble Crochet

st.     Stitch(es)

rpt.   Repeat

ss.    Slip Stitch


Group.

(1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into same stitch


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:-

12” Chest Premature Baby or 17” in length doll


Finished length from shoulder approx 7.5”

Sleeve length from underarm to cuff after fold approx 3”


Materials

100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in primrose (003)

5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks

8 Decorative Buttons


TENSION - 2 groups and 6 rows measures approx 2 Inches using 4.00mm hook


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Coat - (Back)

With 5.00mm hook make 32ch, change to 4.00mm hook, # (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 4th ch from hook * miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, miss 1ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 4ch, miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, miss 1ch, 1tr into last ch. Turn. (7 groups)


Pattern Row - 3ch, * (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next dc, 1dc into centre tr of group * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. #


Rpt Pattern Row until 19 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 6.5 inches from beginning. Fasten off.


First Front - With 5.00mm hook make 16ch, change to 4.00mm hook, work from # to # from back. Turn. (3 groups) Work Pattern Row until 16 rows have been worked in all or work measures 5.5 inches from beginning. Turn.


Shape neck - Work Pattern Row to last dc, group and 3ch to turn, 1tr into last

dc, turn leaving remaining stitches unworked.


Next row - ss to centre tr of next group, 3ch work Pattern Row to end. Turn.


Work Pattern Row once. Fasten off.


Second front - Work same as first front until 16 rows have been worked. Turn.


Next Row - Miss 6st, re-join yarn to next tr, work Pattern Row to end.

Turn.


Next Row - Work Pattern Row to last dc, group and 3ch to turn, 1tr into last dc, turn leaving remaining stitches un-worked.


Work Pattern Row once. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With 5.00mm hook, make 25ch, change to 4.00mm hook, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (22tr + 3ch)


Starting with 3ch, continue in tr stitch increasing 1 stitch at each end of every row by working 1tr into base of 3ch on beginning of row and 2tr into top of 3ch at the end of the row until 32tr + 3ch remain and 6 rows in all have been worked from beginning. Fasten off.


Cuff - With 4.00mm hook, WS facing working along opposite side of cast on

edge and turning at the end of each row, re-join yarn to first stitch with a ss, work 3ch, miss 1ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next ch, * miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, miss 1ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 4ch, miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, miss 1ch, 1tr into last ch. Turn. (5 groups). Rpt Pattern Row twice more for cuff. Fasten off.


Join shoulder seams, fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds to shoulder seams ss or over sew with needle and yarn the sleeves into position. Join side and sleeve seams (leaving cuffs un-joined).


Turn through to RS, join cuffs and fold onto RS of sleeves.


Front Edging - Using 4.00mm hook, with RS facing and starting at lower edge, work 31dc up right front, 3dc into corner, 12dc evenly along neck edge, missing

all 1ch spaces work 1dc into each stitch along back, 12dc evenly along neck

edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 31dc evenly down left front, 3dc into corner, 1dc into ch along bottom of coat (cast on edge), 1dc into base of 1ch on beginning of row, ss to first dc. Turn.


Next Row - (buttonhole) Working 3dc into all corners, work 1dc into each dc along bottom of coat, up left front and round neck to corner, 1dc into corner, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc, * rpt from * to * to 3 more times, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of remaining dc, 1dc into base of 1ch, ss to first dc. Turn. (5 buttonholes)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work one more row of 1dc into each dc and 2ch space all around coat, working 3dc into all corners. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Bobble Hat - With 5.00mm hook make 52ch, ss to first ch to make a round, change to 4.00mm hook, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, making sure you don't twist the chain length as you go, miss 1ch, * work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next ch, miss 1ch, 1dc into next ch, miss 1ch, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next ch, miss 1ch, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (13 groups)


Pattern Row 1 - 3ch, * 1dc into centre tr of group, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, (1tr, 1ch) into base of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next dc, 1dc into centre tr of group, * rpt from * to * to last dc, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into last dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 14 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 4.5 inches from beginning. Fasten off. Using a length of yarn, thread through alternate stitches along cast on edge, pull both sides of yarn to gather and secure. Fasten off.


Make Pom-Pom, I used Clover Pom-Pom maker size 45


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, attach pom-pom to gathered crown on hat.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a preemie cardi and hat.

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