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BabyDROPS 14-7 by DROPS Design
"This jacket can be used for a while. Baby pink or light lavender. Just as sweet now as 50 years ago. Crocheted details makes it extra nice and retro"
Jacket, socks, bonnet, soft toy and blanket in Alpaca
BabyDROPS 14-7
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Jacket:
200-200-200 (250-300) g color no 3140, baby pink
DROPS circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3
DROPS crochet hook size 2.5 mm/C
DROPS wooden button, no 503, 3 pcs

Bonnet and socks:
100 g for all sizes color no 3140, baby pink
DROPS pointed needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 or 2
DROPS crochet hook size 2.5 mm/ C
60-80 cm / 24"-31½" silk ribbon (approx 1 cm / 3/8'' wide) for bonnet

Knitting gauge:
Needle size 3 mm / US 2or3: 24 x 48 in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. Needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2: 26 sts x 34 rows in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Garter sts: Knit all rows

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front band from the right side as follows: bind off 3rd and 4th st from the edge, on next row cast on 2 new sts over the bind off sts.
Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 18, 21 and 24 cm / 7",8 1/4",9½"
Size 6/9 months: 18, 22 and 26 cm / 7",8 3/4",10 1/4"
Size 12/18 months: 19, 24 and 29 cm / 7½",9½",11 3/8"
Size 2years: 19, 25 and 30 cm/ 7½",9 3/4",11 3/4"
Size 3/4 years: 21, 27 and 33 cm / 8 1/4",10 5/8",13"
Note! Make last buttonhole 2 rows before neckline.

JACKET:
Back piece:
Cast on 93-100-108 (115-122) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) with Alpaca on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and work garter sts.
When piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7½'' (8''-8¾'') dec 36 sts evenly on row = 57-64-72 (79-86) sts.
When piece measures 18-19-21 (22-24) cm / 7"-7½"-8 1/4" (8 3/4"-9½") cast on new sts for sleeves at the end of each row each side: 3 sts 3-3-3 (3-2) times, 4 sts 4-4-3 (5-8) times, 10 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times and 11-13-12 (15-14) sts 1 time = 169-180-198 (227-250) sts.
When piece measures 27-29-32 (34-37) cm / 10 5/8"-11 3/8"-12½" (13 3/8"-14½") bind off the middle 19-20-24 (25-26) sts for neck and work each side separately.
On next row from neck bind off 2 sts = 73-78-85 (99-110) left on each shoulder/sleeve. When piece measures 28-30-33 (35-38) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13" (13 3/4"-15") – stop after 1 row from wrong side – put all sts on a thread.

Left front: Cast on 52-55-59 (63-66) sts (includes 1 edge st at side and 5 front band sts towards mid front) with Alpaca on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3. Work garter sts. When piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7½'' (8''-8¾'') dec 18 sts evenly on row (do not dec over the 5 front band sts) = 34-37-41 (45-48) sts.
When piece measures 18-19-21 (22-24) cm / 7"-7½"-8 1/4" (8 3/4"-9½") inc for sleeve at side as described for back piece = 90-95-104 (119-130) sts.
When piece measures 24-26-29 (30-33) cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11 3/8" (11 3/4"-13") bind off the outermost 10-10-12 (13-13) sts towards mid front for neck.
Continue to bind off to shape the neckline in beg of every row from neck: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 3 times = 73-78-85 (99-110) sts left on shoulder/sleeve.
When piece measures 28-30-33 (35-38) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13" (13 3/4"-15") – stop after 1 row from wrong side – put all sts on a holder.

Right front: Cast on and work as left front, but mirrored. Note - Remember buttonholes- see above.

Assembly: Sew shoulder and sleeve seams (sts from holders).
Sew under arm and side seams within 1 edge st.

Neck: Pick up approx 65 to 85 sts with Alpaca on needle size 3mm/ US 2 or 3.
Work 6 rows garter sts (1st row = wrong side). Bind off loosely from the wrong side. Sew on buttons.

Crochet border: Crochet a border round the whole opening (i.e. along both front pieces, along neckline and along lower edge) and round sleeve edges using Alpaca and crochet hook size 2.5mm/US C as follows: 1 sc in 1st st, *ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st of the 3 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc from beginning of round.

Fold the lower 4 cm / 1½'' on each sleeve towards the right side and attach with neat sts.



SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 years)
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½")

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*

The sock is knitted back and forth from mid back.
Cast on 48-52-56 (56) sts with 2 strands of Alpaca and needles size 2.5 mm / US 1. Remove 1 strand and work 5-6-6- (7) cm / 2"-2½"-2½" (2 3/4") in Rib – stop after a RS row. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, at the same time dec 14-14-18 (14) sts evenly on row = 34-38-38 (42) sts.
With row of eyelet holes: Work next row from the right side as follows: K1, *K2 tog, yo*, repeat from *-* and finish with K1. Knit 1 row from wrong side.
Without row of eyelet holes: Knit 1 row from right side and 1 row from wrong side.
Now put the outermost 12-13-13 (15) sts each side on a holder.
Knit 4-4.5-5.5 (6.5) cm / 1½"-1 3/4"-2" (2½") garter sts over the middle 10-12-12 (12) sts. Put sts from holders back on needle and pick up 10-11-13 (16) sts on each side of middle piece = 54-60-64 (74) sts.
Knit 3-4-5 (5) cm / 1"-1½"-2" (2") garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 (3) cm/½"-3/4"-7/8" (1") start to dec on every other row until finished measurements as follows: Dec 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the 2 middle sts.
Bind off when foot measures 10-11-12 (14) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½") and sew seam under foot and up mid back.
Pull a silk ribbon or similar through eyelet holes.

Crochet border: Crochet a border round the top of the sock with Alpaca using crochet hook size 2.5mm/US C as follows: 1 sc in 1st st, *ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st of the 3 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in sc from beginning of round.



BONNET:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months
To fit head circumference: approx 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 cm / 16" - 17" - 17 3/4"

The bonnet is knitted back and forth on needle.
Cast on 82-88-100 sts with Alpaca and needles size 2.5mm/US 1 or 2.
Work garter sts, at the same time making a hole each side on every 6th row by binding off the 3rd st from the edge and make a yo over the bind off st on next row, continue like this until piece measures 6 cm / 2 3/8''.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
Continue in stockinette sts, but the 5 outermost sts each side are worked in in garter sts (continue making the holes on every 6th row as before) until piece measures 14-15-16 cm / 5½"-6"-6 1/4".
AT THE SAME TIME, on the 2 last rows starting from RS, bind off the 5 first sts each side and on the last row also adjust the number of sts to 70-80-90.
Now from RS insert 5 markers in piece as follows: 1st after 1 st, and thereafter 13-15-17 sts between each.
Work garter sts, at the same time dec 1 st after each marker on every other row a total of 12-14-16 times = 10 sts left.
Cut the yarn, pull through remaining sts and sew.

Assembly: Sew seam mid back.
Crochet a border round the opening of bonnet, i.e. along cast-on row and lower edge, with Alpaca and crochet hook size 2.5mm/US C as follows:
1 sc in 1st st, *ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st of the 3 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in sc from beginning of row.
Fold the front edge 3 cm / 1 1/8'' towards right side and attach with neat sts – make sure the holes at lower edge fits over each other. Pull silk ribbon through the row of holes.


SOFT TOY: see pattern baby 14-30
BLANKET: see pattern baby 14-24

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