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

Crochet Baby Sacque

Pattern from January 1975 issue of The WORKBASKET magazine (used without permission)

Doll hand made by Sue W. Thompson

Betsy Bunny doll hand made by Joan Liuzzi

(Note: samples above made with only one row of shell pattern around sleeve edge)


3½ oz 2 ply sport weight yarn for sacque
Crochet hook size H
1 yard ¼" ribbon



dc (double crochet)

ch (chain)

sc (single crochet)

st (stitch)

sk (skip)

inc (increase)

Gauge: 2 shells and 3 dc equal 3½ inches



Starting at neck edge, ch 53 loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4 th ch from hook and in each ch (51 dc, counting turning ch as 1 dc), ch 3, turn.
Rows 2 through 7: Dc in each dc across, inc 10 dc evenly spaced, ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc in each dc-inc 10 sc evenly spaced, ch 1, turn-121 sts.


Row 1: Sc in first sc (sk 1, 5 dc in next sc-shell made, sk 2, sc in next sc) three times, sk 1, 2 dc in next st-for front; sk 24-for sleeve; 2 dc in next st, (sk 2, sc in next st,, sk 1, shell of 5 dc in next st) six times; sk 2, sc in next st, sk 1, 2 dc in next st-for back; sk 24-for other sleeve; 3 dc in next st, (sk 2, sc in next st, sk 1, shell in next st) three times, sk 1, sc in last st, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 2 Dc in first sc, *sc in center dc of shell, shell in sc, repeat from * across, end 3 dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first dc, *shell in sc, sc in center of shell, repeat from * across, end sc in turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 10 shell rows have been completed, ch 1, turn.



Sc in first dc of lower edge, *in next sc (dc, ch 2, sc in second ch from hook for a picot) three times, dc in same sc, sc in shell, repeat from * across lower edge, end sc in corner. Work along front edge, *ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, sc side of dc, ch 2, sc in side of next sc, repeat from * to neck. Continue around next and along other front.



Work shell pattern as on first row of body around sleeve opening until there are 4½ shells around, ch 1, turn.
Continue in shell pattern until there are 7 shell rows, fasten off.
Sew sleeve seam. Work shell edging as on lower edge of sacque, fasten off.

Lace about 30" of ¼" ribbon through first dc row (at neck edge).

(photo from January 1975 issue of The WORKBASKET magazine(used without permission)

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