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Baby Christening Set
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 90073AD Size 3-6 months. Make this matching cardigan, bonnet, and blanket set for your baby's christening or other special occasion.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos
Cardigan Finished Chest 19 in. (48.5 cm) Finished Length 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm), including edging Blanket 30 x 24 (76 x 61 cm), including edging Hat 15 in. (38 cm) around (from front edge to front edge)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-099 Babysoft Yarn: Cream

Soft creamy white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.47

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 1/2 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Little Boxes pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.



PATTERN STITCHES
Little Boxes (multiple of 2 + 1 sts)
Note: Each sc and each ch-1 sp counts as 1 st.


Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.


Rep Row 1 for Little Boxes pattern.



Picot Edging (multiple of 4 + 3 sts)
Row 1 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), turn, sk next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first ch-1 sp, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp (picot made), sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across.

NOTES:
If worked separately Cardigan requires 1 ball of yarn, Blanket 2 balls, and Hat 1 ball.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
Note: Cardigan is worked in one piece: Back is worked from lower edge to underarms, then Sleeves are worked across top of Back, then Fronts are worked from neck to lower edge.


BACK
Ch 40.


Row 1: Sc2tog over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch, sc in last ch - 19 ch-1 sp.

Work in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg, turn (to prepare to add Sleeves).

Fasten off.



SLEEVES
Ch 20, work in Little Boxes pattern across sts of last row of Back, ch 21.


Next Row: Sc2tog over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1) 9 times, work in Little Boxes pattern across sts of Back to last st (do not work final sc), sc2tog over last st of Back and next ch, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1) 9 times, sc in last ch-39 ch-1 sp.

Work even in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from beg of Sleeves.

Do not fasten off.


Left Front
Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1) 13 times, sc in next st; leave rem sts unworked (for neck and right front) - 14 ch-1 sp.


Shape Neck
Next Row: Ch 7, turn, sc2tog over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1) twice, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st - 17 ch-1 sp.


Next Row: Work in Little Boxes pattern across.


Rep last 2 rows once more - 20 ch-1 sp.

Work even in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) from beg of Sleeves, end with a WS row (at inside edge).

Do not fasten off.


Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1) 9 times, sc in next st; leave rem sts unworked - 10 ch-1 sp.

Work even in Little Boxes pattern for 6 in.

(15 cm).

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT
From WS, sk 21 unworked sts (for neck) following left front, join yarn with sl st in next st.


Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog over same st as join and next st, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st - 14 ch-1 sp.


Shape Neck
Next Row: Work in Little Boxes pattern across.


Next Row: Ch 7, turn, sc2tog over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1) twice, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st - 17 ch-1 sp.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 20 ch-1 sp.

Work even in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) from beg of Sleeves, end with a RS row (at inside edge).

Do not fasten off.


Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1) 9 times, sc in next st; leave rem sts unworked - 10 ch-1 sp.

Work even in Little Boxes pattern for 6 in.

(15 cm).

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sleeve Edging
From RS, join yarn with sc at lower left edge of one Sleeve.

Work 27 sc evenly spaced across edge
Next 2 Rows: Work Picot Edging pattern - 6 picots.

Fasten off.

Rep along other Sleeve.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.


Lower Edging
From RS, join yarn with sc in lower left front corner, work right 83 sc evenly spaced across lower edge to right lower front corner.


Next 2 Rows: Work Picot Edging pattern - 20 picots.

Do not fasten off.


Front and Neck Bands
Work sc evenly spaced up front edge, around neck, and down opposite front edge, working 3 sc in front corner of each neck edge.

Place markers along right front edge, as follows: place first marker at front neck corner, and second marker about 3/4 in.

(2 cm) below first marker.


Next Row (button loops): Ch 1, turn, (sc in each sc to next marker, ch 1, sk marked st) twice, sc to end of row.


Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sl st in each sc across, working 3 sc in each ch-1 button loop.

Fasten off.

Sew buttons opposite button loops.

Weave in ends.



BLANKET
Ch 116.


Row 1: Sc2tog over 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 ch, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch, sc in last ch - 57 ch-1 sp.

Work in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 22 in.

(56 cm) from beg.

Do not fasten off.


Edging
Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn, work 2 sc in corner, *work 91 sc evenly spaced along short edge, work 3 sc in corner, work 115 sc evenly spaced along long edge*, work 3 sc in corner, rep from * to *, sc in same sp as first sc (corner completed); join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first st, *(dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st) across to center sc of next corner**, (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner sc, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * 3 more times ending last rep at **, dc in same st as join, ch 1; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



HAT
Back
Ch 2.


Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.


Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 18 sc.


Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 24 sc.


Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 30 sc.


Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 36 sc.


Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 42 sc.


Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 48 sc.


Rnd 9: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 54 sc.


Rnd 10: (Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 60 sc.


Rnd 11: (Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 66 sc.


Top and Sides
Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over first 2 sts, ch 1, (sc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1) 24 times, sc in next st; leave rem sts unworked (for neck) - 25 ch-1 sp.

Work in Little Boxes pattern until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg of Little Boxes pattern, end with a WS row.

Do not fasten off.


Edging
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across - 51 sc.


Next 2 Rows: Work Picot Edging pattern.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Neck Edging and Ties
Ch 35, working around neck edge, work 2 sc in end of edging, sc evenly across side of Hat, back neck, and rem side of Hat, work 2 sc in end of edging, ch 35.


Next Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch and sc across.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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