Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
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Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 10123, 10125 Here's a crocheted blanket, sweater, and bonnet set in Babysoft -- so easy that even a beginner can do it!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: 3-6 mos
Blanket Approx 36 inches x 36 inches Sweater 6 mos (9 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos) Chest 20 (22, 24, 26) inches Length 10 (11, 13, 15) inches Sleeve Length 7 (7, 8, 9) inches Baby Bonnet 12 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-100 Babysoft Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98

920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue

Soft sky blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.98

920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink

Pale pastel pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Six 1/4-inch buttons

INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET
Square
Make 25 7 inches x 7 inches squares - 8 White, 8 Pastel Pink, and 9 Pastel Blue
With G hook, chain 33.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (32 sc).
Row 2 Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (32 sc).
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7 inches square.
Do not fasten off.



Edging
Beginning in the corner of the square,*work 3 sc in corner, and sc evenly spaced along side of square; rep from * 3 times, ending with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.



Finishing
To assemble, arrange squares into strips as follows (see diagram):
(A) 2 strips White-Pastel Pink-Pastel Blue-Pastel Pink-White
(B) 2 strips Pastel Pink-Pastel Blue-White-Pastel Blue-Pastel Pink
(C) 1 strip Pastel Blue-White-Pastel Blue-White-Pastel Blue
and, using matching yarn, with right sides facing, whip stitch the squares together through both crochet loops of each square.

Then whip stitch the strips together A-B-C-B-A.

With F hook and Pastel Pink for girl or Pastel Blue for boy, join yarn with sc in any corner.

Work 3 sc in each corner and 1 sc in each sc around outer edge of blanket.

Join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.



SWEATER

Back
With G hook and White, ch 49 (53, 58, 63).
Row 1 Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn [48 (52, 57, 62) sc].
Row 2 Work 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 10 (11, 13, 15) inches from beginning.

Fasten off.



Left Front (for girl) or Right Front (for boy)
Ch 28 (30, 32, 35).
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn [27 (29, 31, 34) sc] .
Row 2 Work 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures same as back.

Fasten off.



Right Front (for girl) or Left Front (for boy)
Ch 28 (30, 32, 35).
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn [ 27 (29, 31, 34) sc].
Row 2 Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Make Buttonhole Sc in each of first 2 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 4 Sc in first 23 (25, 27, 30) sc, 2 sc in ch-2 space, sc in each of the last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
*Repeat Row 2 for next 6 (8, 10, 12) rows.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4*.
Repeat the 8 (10, 12, 14) rows between *'s 2 more times.

[4 button holes made.]
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures same as back.

Fasten off.



Sleeve (make 2)
Ch 34 (34, 39, 44).
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn [33 (33, 38, 43) sc].
Row 2 Work 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until sleeve measures 7 (7, 8, 9) inches.

Fasten off.



Assembly

Place buttonhole piece on right for girl or left for boy.

Sew shoulder seams from armhole edge inward toward neck opening for 3 (3, 4, 4) inches on each side.

Leave rest of shoulder seams for neck opening.

Place markers on sides 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4 1/4) inches down from shoulder seams.

Set sleeves between markers and sew in place.

Sew side seam and sleeve seams.

With F hook and Pastel Pink for girl or Pastel Blue for boy, join yarn with sc in bottom right corner of sweater front, work 1 row sc with 3 sc in each corner along right front, around neckline, down left front and across bottom of sweater.

End with sl st in first sc, fasten off.

For sleeve trim, work 1 row sc around bottom edges of sleeves, sl st in first sc, fasten off.

Fold back lapels and sew 1 button at each corner to anchor.

Sew buttons opposite each buttonhole.

Baby Bonnet

With G hook and White, ch 57.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (56 sc).



Row 2 Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.



Rows 3 - 40 Repeat Row 2.

After Row 40, fasten off.

Using 2 strands of White and tapestry needle, thread yarn through each space of starting ch.

Gather tightly and tie securely.

Sew side seam beginning from gathered top for 2 inches, leaving 6 inches open for back of neck and front cuff.

Fasten off.

Starting at center back, with F hook and Pastel Pink for girl or Pastel Blue for boy, work 1 row sc with 3 sc in each corner evenly around entire edge of bonnet.

End with sl st in first sc, fasten off.

Fold back front 1 inches of bonnet.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
lp(s) = loop(s)
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)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
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
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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