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Premature Dress


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Abbreviations


WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

sc.       Single Crochet

dc.       Double Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

sl st.    Slip Stitch

Inc.      Incease


Group.

(1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same stitch or space


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


To fit size approx:- 12 inch chest premature baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 9.75 inches


Materials

65 grams of King Cole big value baby DK


OR

2.30oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn

4.00mm & 4.50mm crochet hooks

3 small buttons

Ribbon Rosebud is for decoration only and is optional


GAUGE - 4dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Worked in one piece starting with yoke.


ch40, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (37dc + ch3)


Row 2 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (49dc +ch3)


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


Row 4 - (Inc Row) As Row 2. Turn. (65dc +ch3)


Row 5 - As Row 3.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (86dc + ch3)


Row 7 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (87sc)


Row 8 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, * 2sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 2sc * rpt from * to * to end, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (115sc).


Row 9 - (Divide for Armholes) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 15sc, skip 24sc, 1sc in each of next 35sc, skip 24sc, 1sc in each of next 16sc. Turn. (67sc)


Commence Skirt (Left open from the yoke downwards for easy access) - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, (1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next ch, skip 1sc, 1sc in next ch * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1dc in last sc. Turn. (16 groups)


Pattern Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * (1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next sc, 1sc in centre dc of group * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in last sc. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row once more.


Change to 4.50mm hook and rpt Pattern Row until 15 rows have been worked in all from division or work measures approx 9.75 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands

Using 4.00mm hook with RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 38sc evenly along in row ends up first back edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, 38sc evenly along in row ends down second back edge. Turn.


Button Band - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Turn.


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Band - With WS facing rejoin yarn to neck edge on opposite side of dress, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made).


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1 more row of 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim off.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a premature dress.

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