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Crocheted Christening Gown And Bonnet
Lion Brand® Jamie®
Pattern Number: L10357

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
One Size: 3-9 months Finished Chest 18 in. (45.5 cm) Finished Length 26 in. (66 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

881-100 Jamie Yarn: Angel White

Pure white


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.74

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)
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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
6 buttons, 3/8 in. (10 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
18 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in 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.

NOTES:
1.

Bodice is worked in one piece from lower edge (waist edge) to armholes, then divided and backs and front are worked separately to shoulders.

2.

Sleeves and skirt are worked directly onto bodice.


INSTRUCTIONS
BODICE Beg at waist edge, ch 84.

Row 1 (WS): Hdc in 6th ch from hook (beg ch counts as hdc, ch 2), *ch 2, sk next 2 ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across - 27 ch-sps at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, *2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to beg ch-sp, 2 hdc in beg ch-sp, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch - 82 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next hdc, *ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in top of beg ch.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2 in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Rows 6-9:Rep Rows 2-5.



Divide For Armholes Left Back Row 10 (RS): Ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc) 5 times for first half of back; leave rem sts unworked for front and 2nd half of back - 16 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 3-5.

Rows 14-21: Rep Rows 2-5 twice.

Shape Neck and Shoulder Row 22: Turn, sl st across first 9 sts, ch 2, *2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * across - 7 sts at the end of this row.Fasten off.



Front With RS facing, sk next 8 unworked sts of Row 9 following first half of back and join yarn with sl st in next st.

Row 10 (RS): Ch 2, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc) 11 times; leave rem sts unworked for 2nd half of back - 34 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 3-5.

Rows 14 and 15: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Shape Neck and First Shoulder Row 16 (RS): Ch 2, turn, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts) 4 times; leave rem sts unworked for neck and 2nd shoulder - 13 sts at the end of this row.

Row 17: Rep Row 5.

Row 18: Ch 2, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc) 3 times; leave rem sts unworked - 10 sts at the end of this row.

Row 19: Rep Row 3.

Row 20: Ch 2, turn, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts) twice; leave rem sts unworked - 7 sts at the end of this row.

Row 21: Rep Row 5.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.Fasten off.



Shape Neck and Second Shoulder With RS facing, sk next 8 unworked sts of Row 15 following first shoulder, join yarn with sl st in next st.

Row 16 (RS): Ch 2, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across - 13 sts at the end of this row.

Row 17: Ch 4, turn, sk next 2 sts, (hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts) twice, hdc in next st; leave rem sts unworked - 4 hdc and 3 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 18: Rep Row 2.

Row 19: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next hdc, ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st.

Rows 20 and 21: Rep Rows 4 and 5.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.



Right Back With RS facing, sk next 8 unworked sts of Row 9 following front, join yarn with sl st in next st.

Row 10 (RS): Ch 2, *2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to beg ch-sp, 2 hdc in beg ch-sp, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch - 16 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 3-5.

Rows 14-21: Rep Rows 2-5 twice.

Shape Neck and Shoulder Row 22 (RS): Ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc) twice; leave rem sts unworked for neck - 7 sts at the end of this row.

Fasten off.

Fold backs over front and sew shoulder seams.
SLEEVE (make 2) With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in center of underarm.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 44 hdc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 45 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, sk next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, *2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to last ch-2 sp, 2 hdc in last ch-2 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), sk first hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, *ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next st; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 7: *Ch 4, sl st in next hdc, ch 4; rep from * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rnd 8: *Ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rep to work second sleeve in rem armhole.
SKIRT Note: The skirt is worked back and forth in rows to create a back opening; then joined and worked in the rnd.

With RS facing and working across opposite side of Bodice foundation ch, join yarn with sl st in ch at base of first hdc.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, (ch 4, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch at base of hdc) 2 times, *ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch-2 sps, (ch 4, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch) 2 times - 50 ch-sps at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across to last ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk last ch-4 sp, sc in last sc.

Rep Row 2 until Skirt measures 4 in.

(10 cm), end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across ch 4; join with sl st in first sc, turn - 51 ch-sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2 (WS): Sl st in first ch-4 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-4 sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, ch 4; join with sl st in first sc.

Rep Rnd 2, working in continuous rnds until skirt measures 20 in.

(51 cm) from beg.

Last Rnd: Ch 1,*4 sc in next ch-4 sp, sl st in next sc; rep from * around.

Fasten off.
FINISHING Back Opening Edging Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at neck edge of opening on right back.

Work sc's evenly spaced along bodice and skirt opening edge, work 1 sc at center of back opening, then sc evenly along left back skirt and bodice opening edges to neck edge.

Mark the position of 6 buttonloops evenly spaced along right back opening edge.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn.

Hdc in each sc across working (hdc, ch 3, sl st) in each marked buttonloop st.

Do not fasten off.

Neck Edging Row 1 (WS): Working across WS, work 58 sc evenly spaced around neck edge.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st.

Row 3: *Ch 4, sl st in next hdc; rep from * across.

Do not fasten off.

Working down edge of opening on left back, hdc in each st to lower edge of opening to make button placket.

Fasten off.

Sew buttons to button placket opposite buttonloops.Weave in ends.



BONNET Ch 60.

Row 1 (WS): Hdc in 6th ch from hook (beg ch counts as hdc, ch 2), *ch 2, sk next 2 ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across - 19 ch-sps at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, *2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to beg ch-sp, 2 hdc in beg ch-sp, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch - 58 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next hdc, *ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in top of beg ch.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2 in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Row 6: Turn, *ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to beg ch-sp, ch 4, sc in beg ch-sp - 19 ch-sps at the end of this row.

Row 7: Turn, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * to beg ch-sp, ch 4, sc in beg ch-sp.

Rep Row 7 until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Back Panel Sk first 6 ch-4 sps, join yarn with sl st in next ch-4 sp.

Row 1: *Ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * 6 more times, leave rem sts unworked - 7 ch-sps at the end of this row.

Rows 2-10: Turn, *ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across.

Row 11 (Decrease): Turn, *ch 3, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across.

Row 12: Turn, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across.

Row 13 (Decrease): Turn, *ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across.

Row 14: Turn, *ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across.

Row 15 (Decrease): Turn, *ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across.

Row 16: Turn, *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across.Fasten off.



FINISHINGSew unworked sts (of Row 1) to edges of back panel.



Edging With RS facing and working across opposite side of foundation ch (along neck edge of Bonnet), join yarn with sl st in first ch of Bonnet.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across neck edge of Bonnet; ch 60 for first tie, turn and sl st in each ch back to lower edge of Bonnet, hdc in each st across lower edge of Bonnet, ch 60 for 2nd tie, turn and sl st in each ch back to Bonnet.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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


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