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Crochet, knit, and sewn items for a newborn baby's needs

Crochet Bunting - Sue Thompson's Version

Sample Buntings hand made by Sue W. Thompson
Doll hand made by Leslie


MATERIALS:
            Dk or Sport Weight yarn
            Crochet hook size G or H
                  (use H crochet hook with worsted weight yarn for larger
                  version)
            2 buttons
           
SIZE: fits 7-10 lb. infant

Chain 53

            Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook. Dc in next 4 ch, (dc,ch1,dc) in next ch; dc in next 10 ch, (dc,ch1,dc) in next ch; dc in next 12 ch, , (dc,ch1,dc) in next ch; dc in next 10 ch, (dc,ch1,dc) in next ch. Dc in last 9 ch.  Ch2, turn.

            Rows 2-7: *Dc in each st to ch1 space, (dc,ch1,dc) in ch 1 sp. Repeat from * 3 times. Dc in remaining sts.  Ch2, turn. 

            Row 8: To form the sleeves, dc in each st to ch 1 sp. dc in ch1 sp, skip sts to next ch 1 sp, dc in each st to next ch 1 sp. dc in ch 1 sp. Skip sts to next ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, dc in remaining sts to end.  Ch 2, turn.

            Row 9: Dc in each st.  Ch 2, turn.

            Row 10: Dc in each st.  Do not ch2.  Turn.

            Row 11: Overlap last three dc sts with first three dc sts (having narrower side of back on outside and wider side of back on inside of bunting) and sl st together. Ch 2.  Dc in each st around.  Join with sl st.  Ch 2, turn.

            Row 12: Dc around.  Join with sl st.  Ch 2, turn.  Continue Row 12 until bunting measures 14-16” from underarm edge.  Fasten off.

            Sleeves:
                  Row 1: Pick up sts and dc around sleeve edge.  Join with sl st.  Ch 2, turn.  Continue repeating this row until sleeves measure length desired, ending last row with Ch1, turn.   
                 Next Row: Sc around, decreasing three times (evenly spaced) around the sleeve.  Join with sl st.  Ch1, turn.
                 Last row: Sc around.  Join with sl st.  Fasten off.
                
                 Work second sleeve the same as first sleeve, being sure to pick up the same number of sts for the first dc row.

            Tie:  For tie at bottom edge of bunting, Ch a string about 18-24” long.  Sl st in second ch from hook and sl st back along the chain.  Fasten off.  Thread this tie in and out through the 2nd Dc row from the bottom edge of the bunting, being sure to start and finish in the center front on the bunting.

             Sew two buttons evenly spaced to the back neck edge of the bunting, being sure buttons are sewn to the ‘underneath’ edge.

 


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