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BabyDROPS 19-1 by DROPS Design
"Soft and cute as a small rose bud...."
Knitted DROPS jacket with raglan sleeves and turtle neck, bonnet and socks with pattern in ”Merino Extra Fine”.
BabyDROPS 19-1
DROPS design: Pattern no ME-035-by-ME-036-by-ME-037-by
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JACKET:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 50-56-62 (68-74) cm / 19 3/4''-22''-24 3/8'' (26 3/4''-29 1/8'')
Full length: 28-30-34 (38-41) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13 3/8" (15"-16 1/8")

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
150-150-200 (200-200) g color no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 07, light brown mix
50 g for all sizes color no 08, light beige mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 4.5 mm /US 7– or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 3.5 mm/US 4 (for rib).

DROPS WOODEN BUTTON no 503: 6-6-7 (7-7) pcs.

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BONNET:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Head circumference:
40/42 - 44/46 - 46/48 (48/50 - 50/52) cm / 16''-17½''-18½'' (19''-20'')

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (100-100) g color no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 07, light brown mix
50 g for all sizes color no 08, light beige mix

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 (for rib).
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SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'')

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50-50-50 (50-100) g color no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white
50 g for all sizes color no 07, light brown mix

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2or3 – or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.85 USD
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    5.85 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.
JACKET:

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

PATTERN: See diagrams M.1 and M.2. Pattern is worked in stockinette st.

BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 BUTTONHOLE = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
SIZE 1/3 months: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm /
3/4",3 1/8",5½",8" and 10 1/4".
SIZE 6/9 months: 2, 8, 15, 21 and 28 cm /
3/4",3 1/8",6",8 1/4" and 11".
SIZE 12/18 months: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26 and 32 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8",10 1/4" and 12½".
SIZE 2 years: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 36 cm / 3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4" and 14 1/4".
SIZE 3/4 years: 2, 10, 17, 25, 32 and 39 cm / 3/4",4",6 3/4",9 3/4",12½" and 15 1/4".The last buttonhole is made on neckline.
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BODY PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 119-133-145 (159-171) sts (includes 4 front band sts each side) on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with light pink. P 1 row from WS with 4 front band sts each side in GARTER ST – see above – and continue in rib as follows from RS: 4 front band sts in garter st, * K1/P1 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 and 4 front band sts in garter st – remember BUTTONHOLES on right front band. When rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' change to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Work 1 row stockinette st with front band sts in garter st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12-14-14 (16-16) sts evenly (do not dec on front bands) = 107-119-131 (143-155) sts. Now work M.1 with 4 front band sts each side. After M.1 continue in stockinette st with front band sts in garter st as before. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 17-18-21 (24-26) cm / 6¾''-7''-8¼'' (9½''-10¼'') – adjust so that next row is from RS – work next rows as follows: 26-29-32 (35-38) sts (= front piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole, 43-49-55 (61-67) sts (= back piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole, 26-29-32 (35-38) sts (= front piece).
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 34-36-38 (38-38) sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with light pink. K 1 round and continue in rib, K1/P1. When rib measures 4 cm / 1½'' change to double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-6-2 (2-2) sts evenly = 30-30-36 (36-36) sts. Now work M.1. After M.1 continue in stockinette st and light pink. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5 cm / 2'' inc 2 sts mid under sleeve. Repeat the inc on every 4-4-6 (6-6) round a total of 5-7-6 (8-10) times = 40-44-48 (52-56) sts. When piece measures 14-16-18 (22-26) cm / 5½''-6¼''-7'' (8¾''-10¼'') (inc are now complete) bind off 6 sts mid under sleeve = 34-38-42 (46-50) sts left on needle. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where bind off for armholes = 163-183-203 (223-243) sts. Continue back and forth on needle as follows: P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 7-11-7 (11-7) sts evenly (do not dec on front bands) = 156-172-196 (212-236) sts. Work 0-1-2 (3-4) cm / 0-3/8"-3/4" (1 1/8"-1½") stockinette st with light pink and work next row as follows from RS: 4 front band sts in garter st, M.2A on the next 144-160-184 (200-224) sts, M.2B (= 4 sts) and finish with 4 front band sts in garter st. Continue in pattern like this AT THE SAME TIME dec sts in M.2 as per diagram. After M.2 there are 81-89-101 (109-121) sts left on needle. P 1 row from WS (front band sts as before) and work next row as follows from RS: 4 front band sts in garter st, * K1/P3 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 and 4 front band sts in garter st. When rib measures 1 cm / 3/8'' dec all P3 to P2 and when rib measures 2 cm / 3/4'' dec all P2 to P1 = 45-49-55 (59-65) sts on needle. Jacket now measures 28-30-34 (38-41) cm / 11"-11 3/4"-13 3/8" (15"-16 1/8") from cast on row to shoulder. Continue in rib K1/P1 for turtle neck with front bands as before. When rib measures 5-6-6 (7-7) cm / 2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8" (2 3/4"-2 3/4") from beg of rib make 1 buttonhole in line with the others on front band and bind off with K over K and P over P when rib measures 6-7-7 (8-8) cm / 2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" (3 1/8"-3 1/8").

ASSEMBLY:
Sew openings under sleeves.
Sew on buttons.

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BONNET:

PATTERN: See diagram M.3. The pattern is worked in stockinette st.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

DECREASING TIP (applies to middle piece):
Dec as follows after first st: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before last st: K2 tog.
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BONNET:
Worked back and forth on needle.
LOOSELY cast on 75-81-85 (91-91) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with light pink.
P 1 row from WS and continue in rib, K1/P1, with 1 edge st in garter st - SEE ABOVE - and K1 inside edge sts each side (as seen from RS). When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' work 1 row stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-10-8 (8-8) sts evenly = 65-71-77 (83-83) sts. Change to needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and work M.3A with 1 edge st in garter st each side. After M.3A work 4 rows stockinette st with light pink with edge sts in garter st as before. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Now work M.3B with 1 edge st in garter st each side. After M.3B work 4 rows stockinette st (edge sts in garter st) with light pink. Now continue in M.3C with 1 edge st in garter st each side until piece measures approx 11-12-13 (14-15) cm / 4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8'' (5½''-6'') - adjust to after a whole “border”. Now bind off 23-25-28 (30-30) sts each side (bind off at the beg of the next 2 rows) = 19-21-21 (23-23) sts left on needle (= middle piece at the back of bonnet).Continue in garter st on these sts with light pink, AT THE SAME TIME after 3 cm / 1 1/8'' dec 1 st each side – SEE DECREASING TIP! Repeat the dec on every 4 cm / 1½'' a total of 3 times = 13-15-15 (17-17) sts left on needle. When piece in garter st measures 12-13-14 (15-15) cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½" (6"-6") bind off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the middle piece to the 2 side pieces at the back – sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Pick up approx 61 to 85 sts (divisible by with 2 + 1) from RS along bottom edge of bonnet on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with light pink.
P 1 row from WS with 1 edge st in garter st each side and work next row as follows (from RS): K1, * K2 tog, 1 YO * repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, K these.
Work 2 rows stockinette st with 1 edge st in garter st each side and bind off.

TIE STRINGS:
Cut 3 strands light pink measuring approx 200 cm / 80'' each, twist them hard, fold them double and let them twist again. Tie a knot each end and thread the string through eyelet row on bonnet.

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SOCK:

PATTERN: See diagram M.4. The pattern is worked in stockinette st.

HEEL DECREASES:
ROW 1 (= RS): work row until 5-5-5 (6-6) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): work row until 5-5-5 (6-6) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): work until 4-4-4 (5-5) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= WS): work row until 4-4-4 (5-5) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st between each dec until there are 7-9-9 (9-9) sts on needle.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles from top down.
Cast on 34-34-40 (40-40) sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 with light pink. Work rib, K1/P1, for 4-4-5 (5-6) cm / 1½"-1½"-2" (2"-2 3/8"). K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 4 sts evenly = 30-30-36 (36-36) sts. Work M.4. After M.4 work 4 rounds stockinette st with light pink, AT THE SAME TIME on first round (after M.4) dec 2-0-4 (2-0) sts evenly = 28-30-32 (34-36) sts.
After the 4 rounds stockinette st keep the first 15-17-17 (19-19) sts on needle for heel, and slip the remaining 13-13-15 (15-17) sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot). Work stockinette st back and forth on heel sts for 3-3.5-4 (4-4.5) cm / 1 1/8''-1¼''-1½'' (1½''-1¾'') – insert a marker. Now work HEEL DECREASES – SEE ABOVE!
After heel dec pick up 7-8-9 (9-10) new sts each side of heel and slip sts from stitch holder back on needle = 34-38-42 (42-46) sts. Continue in stockinette st in the round on all sts with light pink, AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec as follows: K2 tog into back of loop before the 13-13-15 (15-17) sts mid upper foot and K2 tog after the 13-13-15 (15-17) sts mid upper foot. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 4-6-6 (6-6) times = 26-26-30 (30-34) sts.
When piece measures approx 8-9-9.5 (11.5-12.5) cm / 3 1/8''-3½''-3¾'' (4½''-4 7/8'') from marker on heel (approx 2-2-2.5 (2.5-3.5) cm / 3/4''-3/4''-7/8'' (7/8''-1¼'') remain) insert a new marker each side with 13-13-15 (15-17) sts on upper foot and under foot. Now dec for toes on each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP – on every other round 2-2-3 (3-5) times and then on every round 3-3-3 (3-2) times = 6 sts left on needle.
Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten. Foot measures approx 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'').


Diagram

light pink
light beige mix
off-white
light brown mix
K2 tog



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