Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chris Jacket - Free Newborn Crochet Pattern



Good morning all and welcome to May's newborn pattern.

The Chris Jacket has been something I've had in the works for a while, and you may remember I used the same stitch for a pair of Preemie Pants back in 2015.

Gosh, I really do love this little jacket. Just enough texture to mix it up, but not too busy, and very neutral. It's a quick make too, and wouldn't take more than a day to complete,  making it perfect for last minute baby showers. Made as instructed, this jacket will fit a newborn baby, up to maybe 2 months, depending of course on bubs size.



The Chris Jacket

Sized To Fit:
Newborn to 2 months

You will need
4mm hook
DK weight (8ply, light worsted) yarn in main and contrasting colour. 1 100g ball of the main colour is plenty.
3 buttons
3 stitch markers

1: Chain 50, hdc in the second chain from hook, hdc in the next 2 chains, 2hdc in the next chain, *hdc in the next 3 chains, 2hdc in the next chain*, repeat across, hdc in the last stitch. - 61

2: Ch3, turn, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch. - 61

3: Ch2, turn, *hdc in the first 4 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat across, hdc in the last. -73

4: Ch3, turn, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch. - 73

5: Ch2, turn, *hdc in the next 7 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat across, 2hdc in the last stitch. - 83

6: Ch3, turn, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch. - 83

7: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. - 83

8: Ch2, turn, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat 6 times, chain 5, skip 18 stitches, dc in the 19th stitch, dc in the 18th (previous) stitch, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat 9 times, chain 5, skip the next 18 stitches, dc in the next stitch, dc in the previous stitch, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat 4 times, dc in the last stitch. - 59 including chains

9: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch and chain across. - 59

10: Ch3, turn, *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat across, dc in the last stitch. - 59

11: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. - 59

12-17: Repeat rows 10 and 11.

18: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. End off.

Sleeves.

1: Attach yarn to any stitch towards the back side of an arm hole and ch2, hdc in the same stitch and evenly hdc around the arm hole for 28 stitches, join. (28)

2: Ch2, *hdc in the next 5 stitches, hdc2tg* repeat around, join. - 24

3: Ch3 *skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch*, repeat around, join. - 24

4: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join. - 24

5-10: Repeat rounds 3-4. - 24

11-12: Ch1, sc in each stitch around. - 24

End off and weave in all tails. Reattach yarn to the second arm hole and complete 1-12 to make the second sleeve.

Finishing.

Figure out what position you would like your buttons in, and place markers there. I picked 3 buttons, but you could do any number you like.



Join your contrasting colour to the bottom right corner of the jacket and ch1, sc evenly up the side of the front opening of the jacket, sc in each stitch around the neckline, sc back down the other side of the front opening, when you reach a stitch marker make a button hole, I chained 3 for my button holes, but you may need more or less depending on the size of your buttons, once you have chained 3 for your button hole sc back into the same space before continuing to sc down the opening. When you reach the bottom, sc in each stitch across the bottom of the jacket until you reach the starting ch1, and slst to join.

End off and weave in all of the tails. Add your buttons and done!


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