Princess Preemie Girl Layette

Preemie Girl LayettePlease feel free to print and pass along this pattern. If you're passing the pattern on through the internet please use a link back to Gods Tiny Angels.

Designer: Kimberly Reichner

Materials : Size E crochet hook, White baby or fingering weight yarn & contrasting color.

Pattern Notes: Size is for Small preemie...

Hdc shell = 2 hdc, chain 2, 2 hdc


With white yarn chain 30
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 stitch
R2-3) Work In BACK LOOPS ONLY for entire Yoke.
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 stitch.
Pattern st. ( 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.
Fasten off
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 follows:
Join yarn with sl st, ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3 around.
Front 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.
Add 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:

With E 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 end.
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 band now)-
Sl st, chain 3, sl st, ch 3 across. fasten off.
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.
Make chain and tie ends in a knot, weave in and out of bonnet for tie.
Now admire your pretty bonnet, set it aside.

Now onto the booties ^i^

Of course make 2....... :0)
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.
Ch 2, 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)
Now 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 hdc.
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 3.
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