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Ballet Set: Leg Warmers & Sweater
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: cjif-balletSet Crochet this terrific Jiffy Ballerina Set the little dancer: Pretty leg warmers and a sweater that can be finished as either a cardigan or surplice pullover. Pattern is also available in a knitted version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Girl’s 4 (6, 8) Finished chest measurement 24 (26, 28) inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 19, 2005)
Leg Change to larger hook. Working into sides of rows around circle, make 14 (16, 18) hdc, evenly spaced; slip st in beg ch to join. Ch 2, turn. Next Rnd Ch 2, h Hdc in each hdc around, slip st in beg ch to join - 14 (16, 18) hdc. Ch 2, turn. Repeat last rnd, inc 1 st at end of every 4th rnd 6 times - 20 (22, 24) hdc. Ch 2, turn.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

450-358 Jiffy Yarn: Savannah (discontinued) White with a tiny print of purple, medium pink, peach and aqua
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.56
Alternative Quantity: (5, 6)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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 snaps and 2 buttons for Pullover
GAUGE:
8 hdc = 4 inches (10 cm) with larger hook. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEG WARMERS – Make 2 With smaller hook, ch 6.

Ankle Ribbing Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 Sc in back loop of each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7 (8, 9)", slightly stretched.

Picot Row Ch 1, then working across long edge of ribbing piece, * sc in next row-end st, picot (sc, ch 2, slip st into sc just worked) *, repeat from * to * across, working picot into bottom of vertical line of rib.

Fold piece in half, forming circle for ankle ribbing, placing right sides tog, and slip st seam forming a circle.

Turn piece inside out.

Leg Change to larger hook.

Working into sides of rows around circle, make 14 (16, 18) hdc, evenly spaced; slip st in beg ch to join.

Ch 2, turn.

Next Rnd Hdc in each hdc around, slip st in beg ch to join – 14 (16, 18) hdc.

Ch 2, turn.

Repeat last rnd, inc 1 st at end of every 4th rnd 6 times – 20 (22, 24) hdc.

Ch 2, turn.

Next Rnd Hdc in each hdc around, slip st in beg ch to join.

Repeat last rnd until hdc portion measures 10 (11, 12)" or desired length including bottom rib to just above knee.

Do not fasten off.

Top Ribbing With smaller hook, ch 6.

Turn.

Next Row Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 sc, work last sc tog with top of Leg Warmer as follows: Insert hook into last st, pull loop through, insert hook into top edge of Leg Warmer, pull loop through, yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook – 5 sc total.

Ch 1, turn.

Next Row Sc in back loop of each of these 5 st across.

Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last row, working ribbing tog with top edge of Leg Warmer every other row as in first top ribbing row.

When ribbing is attached around, slip st 5-st seam.Repeat picot around top of Leg Warmer.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



PULLOVER BACK With smaller hook, ch 5.

Foundation Row Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch – 4 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Ribbing Row Sc in back loop of each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Repeat this row until ribbing measures 12 (13, 14)", slightly stretched.

Body With larger hook, working across long edge of ribbing, ch 2, hdc evenly across 24 (26, 28) sts – 25 (27, 29) hdc.

Ch 2, turn.

Next Row Hdc in each hdc across.

Ch 2, turn.

Repeat last row until piece measures 13 (14, 15)" from beg.

Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT Work same as Back until hdc section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg, ending with a RS row.

Ch 2, turn.

Shape Left Front Surplice Edge Next Row (WS) Slip st across first 5 (5, 6) sts, hdc to end – 20 (22, 23) hdc.

Ch 2, turn.

Continue in hdc, dec 1 st at Left Front surplice edge every row until 8 (9, 10) sts remain.

Work even in hdc until same length as Back.

Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT Work same as Left Front until hdc section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Right Front Surplice Edge Next Row (RS) Slip st across first 5 (5, 6) sts, hdc to end – 20 (22, 23) hdc.

Ch 2, turn.Continue in hdc, dec 1 st at Right Front surplice edge every row until 8 (9, 10) sts remain.

Work even in hdc until same length as Back.

Fasten off.



SLEEVES Ch 17 (17, 19).

Foundation Row Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 16 (16, 18) sc.

Ch 2, turn.

Next Row Hdc in each hdc across.

Ch 2, turn.Repeat last row until piece measures 3" from beg.

Continue in hdc, inc 1 st at each end of next RS row, then every 2nd (2nd, 4th) row 2 (3, 3) more times – 22 (24, 26) hdc.

Work even in hdc until Sleeve measures 12 (13, 14)" from beg or desired length.

Fasten off.

Work picot at Sleeve edge.



FINISHING Slip st shoulder seams tog.

Center Sleeve top at shoulder seam and slip st Sleeve to Pullover body.

Sew Sleeve seams.

For Surplice Pullover Overlap Right Front over Left Front and sew side seams through all thicknesses.

For Cardigan Sew side seams.

Sew snaps to close left side under right side.

For Pullover Picot Trim *2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, ch 2, slip st in last sc made – picot), repeat from *.

Starting at Right Front side seam, work picot trim along Right Front surplice edge, sc or picot trim across Back neck as desired, work picot trim along Left Front surplice edge.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

For Cardigan Starting at bottom edge of Right Front, work picot trim up Right Front side edge working 2 ch-2 buttonloops evenly spaced, then work picot trim along Right Front surplice edge, sc or picot trim across Back neck as desired, work picot trim along Left Front surplice edge, ending at top of Left Front side seam edge.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Attach buttons corresponding to buttonloops.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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