Preemie Girl Layette
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Designer: Kimberly Reichner
Size E crochet hook, White baby or fingering weight yarn & contrasting
Pattern Notes: Size is for Small preemie...
Hdc shell = 2 hdc, chain 2, 2 hdc
With white yarn chain
R1) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 3 ch's, 2
hdc ch2 2 hdc in next chain, hdc in next 5 chains, Hdc shell in next
chain, Hdc in next 6 chains, Hdc shell in next chain, Hdc in next 5
chains, Hdc Shell in next chain, Hdc in remaining chains. Ch 1 turn
NOTE : Ch 1 at ends of rows Does NOT count as a
R2-3) Work In BACK LOOPS ONLY for entire
Work Hdc in each hdc and Hdc shells in chain
2 spaces. Chain 1 and turn at end of rows untill otherwise noted.
R4) Hdc in every st to first chain 2 space. Work 2 hdc
in chain 2 space, SKIP all sts to next chain 2 space, 2 hdc in that chain
2 space ( armhole made ), Hdc in each st across to next ch 2 space, repeat
armhole, hdc to end.Ch 1 turn
R5) Hdc in each st across, working a increase under
both arm holes and 3 hdc in one st at center front. Ch 2 and turn
Now work through BOTH loops.
Note: Chain 2 at ends of rows DOES NOT count as a
( double crochet, ch 1, double crochet) in same space.
R1) Dc in FIRST st, ( where your chain 2 turn chain
is) skip next st, Work pattern st as above, skip next st, work pattern st
as above, across, dc in last st. Chain 2 and turn.
Continue pattern till you have 21 skirt rows.
Sleeves: Do NOT join
Slip st in center of underarm, ch 2 and dc in
same st, in top of next st work your pattern st as for skirt, skip 1 st,
work pattern st, around.
When you get to the sides
of the hdc on armhole work 1 pattern st in the side of the post, dc in ch
2 space. Ch 2 and turn.
Work as skirt till you
have 4 rows, fasten off.
With E hook and
contrasting yarn work around sleeves, yoke and bottom of gown as
Join yarn with sl st, ch 3, sl st in next
st, ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3 around.
yoke ruffle: Sl st in ridge next to underarm, work sl st, ch 3 across to
next underarm and fasten off.
Sleeve ties: Sl st
in last white row worked and chain 21, fasten off and tie a knot at the
tip of chain, repeat both sides. Tie in bow.
chains to back for closure, 3 sets should be plenty.
Now admire the beautiful
work you have done, lay it aside
Now lets make the bonnet:
crochet hook and white yarn.
Chain 12----- BACK
LOOPS When working the hdc
Hdc in 3rd chain from
hook with 4 hdc in last chain. Working on opposite side of chain , hdc to
Ch 1 and turn, work hdc across to increase at
top ( round end ) work 2hdc in each of next 4 sts, hdc to end.
Chain 1 and turn, work hdc to increase at top, 2 hdc,
1hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, hdc to end
Chain 1 and turn, Work hdc across to end.
Chain 2 and turn, Work in patterns as for gown skirt
for 6 rows.
Edges and ruffle. Attach colored yarn
and front edge of face area, Working in sides of sts, sc evenly aross.
Chain 1 turn, work sc across decreasing ever 5 st.
Chain 1 turn, work sc across , ch 1,( working up face
Sl st, chain 3, sl st, ch 3 across.
Join colored yarn in beginning if back
ridge area( back of bonnet)
Work your sl st, ch 3
along BOTH ridges giving you 2 ruffles.
chain and tie ends in a knot, weave in and out of bonnet for tie.
Now admire your pretty bonnet, set it
Now onto the booties ^i^
Of course make 2.......
Same yarn and hook size:
With white chain 4, work 12 dc in 4th chain from
hook, sl st to first dc to form a ring ( be sure you sl st in the dc and
not the beg. chain)
Chain 14 , skip 3 of your
previous dc sts and sl st in next dc.
working in BACK LOOPS --- 2 dc in each st till you have 18 dc's.
Now work 1 dc in each chain for a total of 14 dc in
the chain area. Sl st to first dc ( not the chain 2)
Now working in BOTH LOOPS--- Ch 1, hdc in each st
around, join to first hdc, ( not the ch 1)
working in BACK LOOPS--- Ch 1, hdc in next 5 sts, decrease , hdc in next 5
sts, decrease , continue around in same manner , sl st to top of first
Now working through BOTH LOOPS--- Ch 1, sc ,
decrease, sc, decrease, sc, decrease around. Fasten off, turn bootie
inside out and sew up bottom seam.
Cuff: Sl st
with white to middle back of chain, chain 3, skip next chain, work ( dc,
ch 1, dc) in next chain, skip next chain repeat pattern st. At end of
first cuff row work 1 dc in same space as your first chain 3. DO NOT JOIN
cuff in back.
Chain 3 and turn, work ( 1 dc, ch1,
1 dc) in each chain 1 space, with dc in top of the previous row chain
Repeat for 3rd row and fasten off.
Ruffles: In ridges ( at the top and sole of booties)
use contrasting yarn and work your ( sl st, chain 3, sl st ) around.
Make a length of chain and weave in and out of row 3
of cuff, tie in a bow at back of bootie.
You're finished! You now have a complete set for a Baby Angel./P>
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Last Updated: July 1, 2006