Preemie Burial / Fullterm Bunting

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Modified/Designed by Kimberly Reichner


E, F or G crochet hook

White sport weight baby yarn. Small amount of pastel sport weight yarn for trim. (Try not to use worsted weight yarn.)

Yarn needle

Note: Chain 2 on ALL rows -- does NOT count as a stitch (filler stitch)...

Back yoke, sleeves and skirt:

Ch 52

R1) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and each st across, ch 2, turn

R2) Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn

R3-4) Repeat R2

R5) Repeat R2 but do NOT chain 2 at end

R6) Skip 1st st, slip stitch in next 15 sts. Ch2, Dc in next 19 sts. Leave remaining stitches un-worked, Ch 2, turn

R7-8) Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn

Back of skirt: * Cluster = 3 Dc

R9) 3 Dc in first st, skip next st, *3 dc in next st, skip next st* across, turn

R10-22) Slip stitch in second dc from hook, ch 2, 3 dc in same st, 3 dc in center of next cluster, * 3 dc in center of next cluster across, turn ( alternative: work R9 as stated then use a simple DC for R10-22 )

R23) Dc in each st across

Fasten off white and leave a long end for sewing.

Right yoke and arm front :

Ch 27

R1) Dc in 3rd chain from hook and each st across, ch 2, turn

R2-5) Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn

R6) Dc in next 11 stitches, leave remaining st un-worked, ch 2, turn

R7-8) Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn

Fasten off after row 8 ( do not ch 2 )

Left yoke front and arm:

Work the same way at right front but do NOT fasten off.

Bottom front skirt:

R1) Slip stitch in second chain from hook, ch 2, *3 dc in middle st of cluster * across.

Pick up left front piece and attach to the center st of first cluster with a dc, continue working your cluster groups across. Ch 2, turn

R2-22) Work cluster pattern stitch, ch 2, turn

R23) Dc in each st across

Fasten off, leave long strand for sewing.

With right sides facing each other sew up both sides of skirt and across bottom of sleeves.

Working from outer edge of top sleeve, sew first 14 sts together, leave remaining un-worked ( both sides )

Turn bunting right side out

Yoke and neck trim:

Attach white in lower corner of yoke, ch 2, dc evenly in sides of stitches. In corner of neck work 2dc ch2 2dc.

Neck edge: Dc in each st around, working a dc decrease where your front and back seams meet. Work corner yoke the same as above. Dc evenly down other side of yoke. Slip stitch over first dc made on yoke. Fasten off

Hood: Note : Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Ch 12

R1) Hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across, 4 hdc in last st. ( do not turn )

working down opposite side of chain, hdc in each st across. Ch1, turn

R2) Hdc in each st across to rounded end ( increase with 2 hdc in next 4 sts ) hdc in rest of stitches. Ch 1, turn

R3) Hdc in each st across to rounded end, work increase as follows, ( 2hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc) hdc to end. Ch 1, turn

R4) Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn

R5) Working in back loops, Dc in each st, ch 2, turn

R6-8) Work Dc cluster pattern ( or pattern chosen for skirt ) do not turn at the end of R8

R9) Sc evenly across the bottom ( base of back neck )

Fasten off, leave long end for sewing

Attaching hood to bunting:

Turn bunting wrong side out. Right sides of bunting and hood facing each other. Pin hood to bunting and sew evenly spaces around. ( Note: Hood will seem small, don’t panic. It’s supposed to be that way, you don’t want a big floppy hood. You need a nice fit that cradles the babies face )

Trim: Sport weight pastel colored yarn

Keep bunting wrong side out for sleeve trim only. With pastel colored yarn work as follows.

R1) Sleeve trim: sc evenly around, ch2, turn

R2) Dc in each st around.

Fasten off, turn bunting right side out and fold back the sleeve cuffs.

Work sc around hood for boys

Work 3 dc cluster pattern around hood for girls

Work Dc in each st around the bottom of bunting

Make 2 chains of white, weave one in and out of the last white row of bunting and weave the other in and out of the Dc row just under the hood.

Use snaps, buttons, crocheted ties or ribbon for yoke closure

Use Aleenes OK-to-wash-it fabric glue on all ends. ( Takes just a little to secure ends )

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Last Updated: July 10, 2006