Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Shell Bunting
Lion Brand® Jamie® Pompadour
Pattern Number: cja-shellBunting Delicate bands of print-color shell stitch alternate with bands of solid stripes in this adorable bunting. Also available as a knitting pattern

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Newborn, 3-6 mos
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Around chest (buttoned) 28" Length to shoulder 20"
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

890-201 Jamie Pompadour Yarn: Pastel Pink (discontinued) A pretty, gentle pink.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: (A)

890-198 Jamie Pompadour Yarn: Floral Print (discontinued) Soft tones of mint, blue, yellow and pink on a white base
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (B)

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


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

Additional Materials
Five 1/4-inch diameter buttons
GAUGE:
With larger hook, 4 pattern repeats = 7" 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:
PATTERN STITCH (multiple of 10, plus 1 sc)

Row 1 (RS) Sc in first sc, * sk 4 sc, work 12 dc in next sc (shell made), sk 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across.

Ch 8, turn.



Row 2 Sc in sp between 6th and 7th dc of first shell, * ch 4, work 2 dc in next sc, ch 4, sc in sp between 6th and 7th dc of next shell; repeat from * across, ending ch 4, 2 dc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn.



Row 3 Sc in first dc, * sk ch-4, 12 dc in next sc (shell made above shell), sk ch-4, sc in sp between next 2 dc; repeat from * across, ending last repeat with sc in 5th ch of ch-8.

Ch 8, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BUNTING
BACK

Starting at lower edge with Color A and smaller hook, ch 82.

Border: Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (81 sc).

Ch 1, turn.

Work even for 7 more rows.

Change to larger hook and B.

Work in pattern, alternating colors as follows: Work 4 rows of B, 2 rows of A.

Work even until piece measures about 15 1/4" from beg, ending with 4 rows of B.



Bodice Band Change to smaller hook and A.



Next Row (Note: To dec, sk 1 ch) Sc across, decreasing 10 sts evenly spaced (71sc).

Work even in sc for 5 more rows.

Fasten off.



Shape Armholes Sk first 5 sc (underarm), attach B in next sc and with larger hook, ch 1, work Row 1 of pattern across center 61 sc, sk last 5 sc (underarm).

Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before until piece measures about 20" from beg, ending with 4 rows of B.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT

With A and smaller hook, ch 42.

Work on 41 sts in pattern as for back to bodice band.

Bodice Band Change to smaller hook and A.



Next Row Sc across, decreasing 5 sts evenly spaced (36 sc).

Work even in sc for 5 more rows.

Fasten off.



Shape Armholes: Next row (RS) Sk first 5 sc (underarm), attach B and with larger hook, ch 1, work Row 1 of pattern across remaining 31 sc.

Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before until piece measures 1/4" less than back to shoulder, ending at arm edge.



Shape Neck: Next Row (RS) Work pattern across first 21 sts.

Ch 8, turn.

Work 1 row more.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left front, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES

With A and smaller hook, ch 27.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaing ch across.

Work in sc for 3 more rows, increasing 15 sts evenly spaced across last row (41 sc).

Change to larger hook and B.

Work Rows 1 and 2 of pattern.

Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before, and inc 1 st at each end of every row (working added sts as sc on Row 3, as dc on Row 2).

Work until sleeve measures about 6", ending with 2 rows of A.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband On RS, with smaller hook and B, crochet 48 sc evenly spaced around neck edge.

Change to A and work 4 more sc rows.

Fasten off.



Buttonband On RS, using smaller hook and A, corchet 86 sc evenly spaced along left front edge.

Work 4 more sc rows.

Fasten off.

Mark position for 5 buttons, the first centered at neckband, the 2nd at bodice band, the last at lower band and the remaining two evenly spaced between.



Buttonhole Band On RS of right front edge, work first 2 rows as for buttonband.



Next Row (buttonhole row) Sc and work button holes opposite each marker as follows: Ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc.

On following row, sc in each sc and ch.

Sc 1 more row.

Fasten off.

Sew top edge of each sleeve to armhole; then sew top 1" along each sleeve side edge to corresponding underarm.

Sew sleeve and side seams.

Sew on buttons.



NOTE:
If you want Baby to be able to wear Bunting while in car seat, do not sew bottom seam.

Bottom hem can be left "as-is" (the stockinette stitch will naturally roll) or you can pick up stitches along bottom hem and knit a few rows of garter stitch (knit every row if working Back and Front separately on straight needles or alternate rounds of knit and purl if using circular needles to work in the round) to flatten it, adding buttonholes evenly spaced, if desired, along one side and sewing buttons opposite to match.

Bottom hem may also be closed by sewing in a zipper or Velcro.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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