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BabyDROPS 13-3 by DROPS Design

Jacket, socks, soft toy and blanket in Alpaca

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BabyDROPS 13-3

Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)

Materials: Alpaca
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS circular needle size 3mm
DROPS crochet hook size 2.5
DROPS wooden button, no 501, 1 pc + 1 flat button (to hold jacket in place from the wrong side)

50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white

Drops pointed needle size 2.5mm

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 24 sts x 48 rows on needle size 3mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts(back and forth on needle): Knit all rows

Decreasing tips (applies to sloping edge): Dec 1 st as follows: K2 tog.

All pieces are knitted back and forth on circular needle. Begin with left front piece, inc for sleeves and knit to shoulder. Knit right front piece in the same way and put both front pieces on the same needle. Now knit back from top down.

Left front piece: Loosely cast on 31-34-38 (41-44) sts with Alpaca on circular needle size 3mm and knit garter sts. At the same time inc 1 st towards mid front on 2nd and 3rd row alternately a total of 18-20-24 (28-30) times = 49-54-62 (69-72) sts. After the last inc knit 4 rows garter sts. On next row make buttonhole from the wrong side as follows: Knit 3 sts, K2 tog, yo, knit remaining sts. Knit yo on next row. Knit another 4 rows garter sts = 10 rows of garter sts after the last inc. Piece measures approx 11-12-15 (17-18) cm.
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
On next row, dec 1 st towards mid front by knitting tog the first 2 sts (to ensure the edge doesn’t become too loose). Now dec for sloping front edge towards mid front as follows – see Decreasing tips: 1 st on every row a total of 0-0-7 (19-12) times and then 1 st on every other row a total of 27-30-28 (20-21) times. At the same time when piece measures 17-18-20 (21-23) cm cast on new sts on every other row for sleeve: 7-6-4 (8-4) sts 1-2-2- (1-4) times, 8-8-6 (6-6) sts 3-3-5 (7-7) times and 24 sts 1 times. After all dec and inc are complete there are 76-83-88 (103-112) sts on shoulder/sleeve. When piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm (= measure up till shoulder) cast on 2 new sts towards the neck. Knit 2 rows garter sts and cast on another 2 new sts towards the neck = 80-87-92 (107-116) sts. Put all sts on a thread.

Right front piece: Cast on and knit as left front, but mirrored.

Back piece: Put both front pieces in on the same circular needle as follows: 80-97-92 (107-116) sts from one front piece, loosely cast on 12-12-16 (16-20) sts for neck, 80-87-92 (107-116) sts from the other front piece = 172-186-200 (230-252) sts on row. Insert a marking thread and measure piece from here from now on. Knit garter sts. When piece measures 6-7-7 (7.5-7.5) cm cast off sts each side on every other row – i.e. at the beginning of each row – as follows: 24 sts 1 time, 8-8-6 (6-6) sts 3-3-5 (7-7) times and 7-6-4 (8-4) sts 1-2-2 (1-4) times = 62-66-76 (82-88) sts. Continue until piece measures 25-27-30 (32-35) cm from marking thread and cast off loosely.

Assembly: Sew side and sleeve seams in the outer loops of sts. Sew the last 6 cm towards sleeve edge very neatly, and fold approx 5 cm against the right side. Sew on button to fit buttonhole and sew on flat button on the wrong.
Crochet border: Crochet a border round all edges using Alpaca and crochet hook size 2.5 as follows: 1 dc in 1st st, *3 ch, 1 tr in the 1st of the 3 ch just crochet, 1 dc in the each of the next 3 sts*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 1st dc from beginning of round.

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

Knitting tension: 26 sts x 52 rows on needle size 2.5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm

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 2.5mm. Remove 1 strand and knit 5-6-6- (7) cm Rib – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side. 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 holes: Knit 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 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 thread. Knit 4-4.5-5.5 (6.5) cm garter sts over the middle 10-12-12 (12) sts. Put sts from thread 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 garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 (3) 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. Cast off when foot measures 10-11-12 (14) cm and sew seam under foot and mid back. Pull a silk ribbon or similar through holes.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 13-28
BLANKET: see pattern 13-20


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