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Eco Baby Set

By: Treva McCain for Caron Yarn

Crochet a matching jacket and hat in bright, eco-friendly yarn with crochet flower embellishments. This intermediate baby crochet pattern would make a great gift for eco-conscious parents.


Eco Yarn Baby Set

MATERIALS: 3-6 (9, 12, 18) months

  • Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft Eco (80% Acrylic, 20% NatureSpun™ Polyester): #0015 Aqua Mist  (MC), 15 (15, 20, 20) oz / 425(425, 566, 566) g, #0029 Heather Mist (A), 5oz/ 142g
  • Hok: One size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • 3 (3, 4, 4) Buttons – 5/8"/16 mm
     

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest 20 (22, 24, 26)"/51 (56, 61, 66) cm

Length 10 (11, 12, 13)"/25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm
 

 

GAUGE: In Stitch pattern, 16 sts and 13 rows = 4"/10 cm, using MC


ABBREVIATIONS

FPtr: Front-post treble crochet: (RS) Yarn over twice, insert hook from right-hand side of stitch to WS of piece, return to RS at left-hand side of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, complete as for tr.

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together –[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook.

dc3tog: Double crochet 3 together –[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over and draw through 4 loops on hook.

inc: Increase – work 2 sts in 1 st.


STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (slip st)


PATTERN STITCH

Row 1 (RS): Dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across; turn.

Rows 2 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first sc, * FPtr around dc in row below next sc, skip the sc behind the FPtr, dc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in each of first 2 sc, * FPtr around dc in row below next sc, skip the sc behind the FPtr, dc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.

Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.


NOTES

  • When working Jacket, beginning chain does NOT count as first stitch.
  • When working Hat, beginning chain counts as first stitch.


HELPFUL HINT

For attaching buttons, separate a length of MC into 2 plys and use to sew on buttons.


BACK

Using MC, chain 44 (48, 52, 56).

(RS) Begin Stitch patt—42 (46, 50, 54) sts after Row 1.

Continuing in Stitch patt, work even until piece measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2" from beginning; place a marker (pm) each side for underarm. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2)" from beginning, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck

Right Shoulder

(RS) Work 12 (13, 14, 16) sts in pattern.

Fasten off.

Left Shoulder

With RS facing, skip center 18 (20, 22, 22) sts for neck. Join yarn with a slip st in next st.

(RS) Work in pattern to end.

Fasten off.


LEFT FRONT

Using MC, chain 22 (24, 26, 28).

(RS) Begin Stitch patt—20 (22, 24, 26) sts after Row 1.

Continuing in Stitch patt, work even until piece measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2" from beginning; place a marker (pm) each side for underarm. Work even until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2, 10 1/2)" from beginning, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

(RS): Work in pattern across to last 4 (6, 6, 6) sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked at neck edge—16 (16, 18, 20) sts remain. Work 1 row even.

(RS) Work across to last 3 (2, 3, 3) sts, dc3tog (dc2tog, dc3tog, dc3tog), turn—14 (15, 16, 18) sts remain. Work 1 row even.

(RS) At neck edge, dec 1 st (dc2tog) every other row twice—12 (13, 14, 16) sts remain.

Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder.

Fasten off.


RIGHT FRONT

Work as for left Front until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2, 10 1/2)" from beginning, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

(RS) At neck edge, slip st across 4 (6, 6, 6) sts, work in pattern to end, turn—16 (16, 18, 20) sts remain. Work 1 row even.

(RS) At neck edge, dc3tog (dc2tog, dc3tog, dc3tog), work in pattern to end, turn—14 (15, 16, 18) sts remain. Work 1 row even.

RS) At neck edge, dec 1 st (dc2tog) every other row twice—12 (13, 14, 16) sts remain.

Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder.

Fasten off.


SLEEVES

Using MC, chain 22 (24 (26, 26).

(RS) Begin Stitch patt—20 (22, 24, 24) sts after Row 1.

Continuing in Stitch patt, work 1 row even.

Shape Sleeve

(RS) Beginning this row, inc 1 st each side (work 2 dc in first st and last st), every 2 rows 10 (8, 9, 9) times, every 3 rows 0 (2, 2, 4) times, working increased sts in pattern—40 (44, 48, 52) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 7 (7 1/2, 8 1/2, 10)" from beginning.

Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Front Bands

Button Band: With RS facing, join MC with a slip st at left Front neck edge.

Row 1: Ch 1, working in row ends, sc evenly along left Front to lower edge [approx 2 sc in end of each dc row, 1 sc in end of each sc row], turn—34 (38, 43, 48) sc.

Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Fasten off.

Place markers for 3 (3, 4, 4) buttons along band, first 1" from lower edge, last 1/2" from neck shaping, remaining 1 (1, 2, 2) evenly spaced between.

Buttonhole Band: With RS facing, join MC at lower right Front corner.

Work as for Button band for 2 rows.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, * [ch 2, skip next 2 sc] for buttonhole, sc to 2 sts before next marker; repeat from * for remaining buttonholes, work to end, turn. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across; turn—39 (42, Complete as for Buttonband.

Fasten off.

Pockets (make 2)

Using MC, chain 10.

RS) Begin Stitch patt, working Row 1 as follows: Work 2 dc in third ch from hook, dc in next 6 ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Continuing in Stitch patt, work 1 row even.

(RS) Beginning this row, inc 1 st each side every other row twice—14 sts.

Work even for 2 rows, end with a RS row, turn.

Pocket Edging: Work 3 sc in first st (corner made), sc in each st across to last st, work 3 sc in last st (corner); * [work 2 sc in end of each dc row and 1 sc in end of each sc row] along side of pocket); * working in free loops of foundation ch, sc in each ch across; repeat * to * along remaining side edge, join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Small Flower (make 3)

Using B, chain 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Ch 1, work [sc, 2 dc, sc] in ring 4 times; join with slip st in first sc—4 petals.

Fasten off.

Collar

Note: Extra sts are worked on first row to allow Collar to shape nicely around neck edge; sc evenly around.

With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in first st of neck shaping (inside Front band).

Row 1:  Ch 1, work 60 (64, 68, 68) sc evenly spaced around neck shaping to opposite Front band, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st 2 rows below, *sc in next st, sc in next st 2 rows below; rep from * across, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in next st, sc in next st 2 rows below; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times. Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Using MC, sew pockets 3/4"/2 cm up from lower edge and 2"/5cm in from Front edge.

Using B, sew one flower 3/8"/1 cm into inside of pocket; sew second and third flowers above and to either side of the first (see photo).

Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite button holes.


HAT

Note: Hat is worked in-the-round, join at the end of each round with a slip st in beginning chain, do NOT turn. Beginning chain counts as first stitch on every round. Maintain Stitch pattern as established while working shaping.

Beginning at lower edge, using MC, chain 64; join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each ch around; join—64 dc.

Rnd 2 ands all even numbered rounds: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *FPtr around dc in round below next sc, skip the sc behind FPtr, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, FPtr around dc in round below last sc; join.

Rnd 5: Work even, maintaining pattern. Note: At beginning of rnd, slip st across to second st, ch 3, continue as established to maintain pattern.

Rnds 6 – 16: Repeat Rnds 2 – 5 twice, Rnds 2 – 4 once.

Rnd 17: Ch 3, working as for Round 3, work across 3 sts (FPtr, dc, FPtr), dc3tog across next 3 sts (2 sts decreased), * work 5 sts in pattern, dc3tog; repeat from * around to last sc, FPtr in pattern, join—48 sts remain.

Rnd 19: Beginning as Rnd 5, (slip st to second sc, ch 3), dc3tog, * FPtr, dc3tog (2 sts decreased across 4 sts); repeat from * around; join—24 sts remain.

Rnds 21 and 23: Maintaining pattern, dec 2 sts across every 4 sts, join—12 sts after Rnd 21; 6 sts after Rnd 23.

Fasten off, leaving an 8"/20.5cm tail.

Turn hat inside out. Using yarn needle, thread tail through sts of last round, pull tightly and secure.

Ear Flaps:

First Ear Flap: With RS facing, join MC with slip st in any dc along lower edge of hat.

Row 1:  Ch 2, [FPdc around next dc, dc in next st] 6 times, FPdc around next dc, turn—13 sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—11 sts.

Row 3:  Ch 2, [FPtr around next dc 2 rows below, dc in next st] 5 times, FPtr around next dc 2 rows below, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—9 sts.

Row 5:  Ch 2, [FPtr around next dc 2 rows below, dc in next st] 4 times, FPtr around next dc 2 rows below, turn.

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—7 sts.

Row 7:  Ch 2, [FPtr around next dc 2 rows below, dc in next st] 3 times, FPtr around next dc 2 rows below. Fasten off.

Second Ear Flap: With RS facing, sk 19 sts following first ear flap, join MC with slip st in next dc. Complete as for first earflap.

Braids:

Cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 48"/122 cm long. Fold one strand in half; insert hook in first st of Row 7 of ear flap, draw strand through until ends are even. Fold 2nd strand; and draw through middle stitch of Row 7. Fold 3rd strand; and draw through last st of Row 7. Braid strands for 6–7"/15–18 cm. Tie a knot in the end of the braid to secure. Cut ends approximately 1/2"/1.5cm from knot. 

Repeat to make braid on second ear flap.

Large Flower

Using B, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—10 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, work 3 dc in next sc (petal made), * sc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—5 petals.

Fasten off.


FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.  Using B, sew large flower to top of Hat.

 

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