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Preemie Cardi & Bobble Hat


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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


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Size to fit approx:- 12” Chest Premature Baby or 16”in length doll


Finished length from shoulder approx 7.5”

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 3”


Materials

20 grams of James Brett baby marble DK  in main colour

70 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in cream (046) contrast colour


OR

1oz of Variegated Worsted Weight #3 Yarn Color 1

2.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Color 2

5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks

Small amount of ribbon


GAUGE - 4dc and 2 rows of dc's measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Cardigan - (Worked in one piece starting with Yoke)

With 4.00mm hook and color 1, ch45, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end

(42dc + ch3) Turn.


Row 2 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc,

* rpt from * to * to last 3dc and ch3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3, (52dc +ch3). Turn.


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


Row 4 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from

* to * to last 2dc and ch3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (69dc +ch3)


Row 5 - Rpt Row 3 Turn.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from

* to * to last dc and ch3, 2dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3 (92dc + ch3) Turn.


Row 7 - Rpt Row 3 Turn. Fasten off.


Row 8 - (Divide for armholes) Join in color 2, ch3, 1dc in each of next 14dc, ch2, skip 16dc, 1dc in each of next 31dc, ch2, skip 16dc, 1dc in each of next 14dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (60dc, 2, ch2 spaces + ch3)


Row 9 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 space to end, 1sc in top

of ch3. Turn. (65sc)


Commence Skirt - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (16, 3dc groups)


Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group and sc, 1sc in centre of next 3dc group, 2dc in last sc. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 3dc in next sc, 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn.


Pattern Rows 1 & 2 form the pattern rpt until 11 rows have been worked or work measures 7.5 from shoulders.


Edging - Using 4.00mm hook, join in color 2 yarn with a sl st to lower edge on right hand side of cardigan, work 34sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch around neck, 3sc in corner, 34sc evenly in row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.


Next Row - (Eyelet Holes) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc up the front edge to last sc before corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end. (1 Eyelet Hole made on each side of neck edge). Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With 4.00mm hook and WS facing, rejoin yarn to side of dc on base of armhole, (where you divided) ch3, work 1dc in same space, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * skip 1dc, 3dc in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc *  rpt from * to * to last 3dc and side of dc, skip 1dc, 3dc

in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc and 1dc in side of dc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of

ch3 on beginning of row. (5, 3dc groups)


First Pattern Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 3dc in next sc, 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Second Pattern Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, 3dc

in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, work 1dc in base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt last 2 rows until 9 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gap underarms, sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through eyelet hole on yoke and tie in a bow. Fasten off.


Bobble Hat - (Top) With 4.00mm hook ch51, sl st to first ch to make a ring, (RS) ch3, 1dc

in each ch to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (50dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last row until 9 rows have worked in all. Turn. Fasten off.


Join in color 1 and rpt last row twice. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. (51sc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


Pom-Pom - I used the clover pom-pom maker size 35


Finishing - Working on first row, thread yarn through alternate dc's to gather top of hat, Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, attach pom-pom to gathered top.


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

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