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Preemie Cardi & Bobble Hat


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Abbreviations

WS.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side

ch.        Chain

dc.        Double Crochet

tr.         Treble Crochet

rpt .      Repeat

ss.        Slip Stitch


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


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

5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks

Small amount of ribbon


TENSION - 4tr and 2 rows of tr'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 colour 1, make 45ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end (42tr + 3ch) Turn.


Row 2 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr,

* rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3ch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch, (52tr +3ch). Turn.


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


Row 4 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from

* to * to last 2tr and 3ch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (69tr +3ch)


Row 5 - Rpt Row 3 Turn.


Row 6 - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from

* to * to last tr and 3ch, 2tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch (92tr + 3ch) Turn.


Row 7 - Rpt Row 3 Turn. Fasten off.


Row 8 - (Divide for armholes) Join in colour 2, make 3ch, 1tr in each of next 14tr, make 2ch, miss 16tr, 1tr into each of next 31tr, make 2ch, miss 16tr, 1tr into each of next 14tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (60tr, 2, 2ch spaces + 3ch)


Row 9 - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr, 2dc into each 2ch space to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (65dc)


Commence Skirt - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, 3tr into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (16, 3tr groups)


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


Pattern Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 3tr into next dc, 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. 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 colour 2 yarn with a ss to lower edge on right hand side of cardigan, work 34dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each stitch around neck, 3dc into corner, 34dc evenly into row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.


Next Row - (Eyelet Holes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc up the front edge to last dc before corner, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each dc 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 tr on base of armhole, (where you divided) make 3ch, work 1tr into same space, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * miss 1tr, 3tr into next tr, miss 1tr, 1dc *  rpt from * to * to last 3tr and side of tr, miss 1tr, 3tr into next tr, miss 1tr, 1dc and 1tr into side of tr on opposite side of sleeve, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (5, 3tr groups)


First Pattern Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 3tr into next dc, 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to first dc. Turn.


Second Pattern Row - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, work 1tr into base of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch 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 make 51ch, ss to first ch to make a ring, (RS) 3ch, 1tr into each ch to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (50tr + 3ch)


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


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


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


Next Row - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc. Turn. (51dc)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


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


Finishing - Working on first row, thread yarn through alternate tr'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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