Baby Shells Blanket and Cardigan to Crochet LW1257

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Suitable for beginners.

Cardigan directions are for 0-3 months; changes for 6, 9-12 and 18 months are in parentheses. Blanket measures 40" x 40".

RED HEART® Baby Sport Pompadour, Art. E257, 90% acrylic/10% olefin, (6 oz. skeins):

Amount-Cardigan: ½ (½, ¾, 1) Ounce CA No. 1001 White and 4 (5, 6, 7) ounces CB No. 1570 Lavender. Blanket: 18 Ounces CA No. 1001 White and 6 ounces CB No. 1570 Lavender.

Crochet Hooks: U.S. Sizes H-8 [5 mm] and I-9 [5 ½ mm].

Five ½" buttons.

GAUGE: In sc-10 sts = 3"; 13 rows = 3" with smaller hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

To Fit Chest: 18 (19, 21, 22)".
Finished Measurement: 22 (23 ¾, 25 ½, 27 ½)" – buttoned.

CARDIGAN

BORDER: With larger hook and CA ch 74 (80, 86, 92).

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next 5 ch; rep from * to last 4 ch; ch 1, skip next ch, sc in last 3 ch; turn - 73 (79, 85, 91) sts.

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc **, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * to last sc, end at **; sc in last sc, changing to CB; turn.

Row 3: With CB ch 1, sc in first sc, * 5 dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below **, sc in ch-1 sp on last row; rep from * to last sc, end at **; sc in last sc; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1 , sc in each st across, changing to CA in last sc; turn.

Row 5: With CA ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to last 4 sc; ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last 3 sc; turn.

Rep Rows 2-4 once more. Fasten off.

BODY: With right side facing and smaller hook, join CB on opposite side of beg ch. Ch 1, work 73 (79, 85, 91) sc across; turn. Work even in sc until 5 (5 ½, 6, 6 ½)" from beg, end wrong side row.

Divide for fronts and back-Right Front: Ch 1, sc across 18 (19, 21, 22) sc; turn. Work even until 3 (3 ½, 4, 4 ½)" above division, end wrong side row.

Shape Neck: Sl st across first 7 (6, 7, 7) sc, work across rem 11 (13, 14, 15) sc. Work even for 1". Fasten off.

Back: With right side facing, join CB and sc in next 37 (41, 43, 47) sc of last long row; turn. Work even until back measures same as front to shoulder. Fasten off.

Left Front: With right side facing, join CB and sc in last 18 (19, 21, 22) sc; turn. Complete to correspond to right front, reversing neck shaping.

Collar: Sew shoulder seams. With wrong side facing and larger hook, join CB to left front neck edge. Ch 1, work 37 (37, 37, 43) sc evenly across to right front neck edge, changing to CA in last st; turn. Now work same as Border Row 5, then work Rows 2-5, then Rows 2 and 3 again. Fasten off. With right side of collar facing, join CB to first row end of collar, ch 1, sc across short end of collar, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st across long edge, 3 sc in corner, sc across short end. Fasten off.

SLEEVES: With larger hook and CA ch 20 (26, 26, 31). Work Border Rows 1-4 same as for Body over 19 (25, 25, 31) sts. Fasten off. With right side facing and smaller hook, join CB on opposite side of beg ch and work 19 (25, 25, 31) sc across. Work in sc and inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 4th row until there are 27 (31, 33, 37) sts. Work even until 6 ½ (7, 8, 9 ½)" from beg. Fasten off. Sew sleeve seams; set in sleeves.

FINISHING-Button Band: With right side facing and smaller hook, join CA to left front edge and work 3 rows sc evenly across. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band: On right front mark positions for 5 buttonholes. Work same as for button band for 1 row. Buttonhole Row: Ch 1, [sc to marker, ch 1, skip 1 sc] 5 times, sc to end; turn. Next Row: Ch 1, [sc to sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, skip next sc] 5 times, sc to end. Fasten off. Sew on buttons.

BLANKET

Lower Border: With larger hook and CA, ch 134. Work Border Rows 1-5 same as for Cardigan Body over 133 sts, then rep Rows 2-5 five more times, then rep Rows 2-4 again. Fasten off. With right side facing and smaller hook, join CA on opposite side of beg ch and work 133 sc across; turn. Now work even in sc until 32" from beg, end right side row.

Upper Border: Change to larger hook and work Border Row 5, then Rows 2-5 six more times, then Rows 2-4 again. Fasten off. With right side facing and smaller hook, join CA and work 1 row sc across each side edge. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rem = remain(ing); rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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