DROPS Baby / 13 / 16

Flora by DROPS Design

Jacket, hat, soft toy and blanket in Alpaca

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: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Jacket and hat:
150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 3140, baby pink
150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 3720, pink
+ a remnant of no 0100, off-white for flower attachment
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
a remnant of colour no 02, off-white for flower attachment

DROPS circular needle size 5mm and double pointed needles size 5mm (for hat)
DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 (for hat)
DROPS wooden button, no 501, 3 pcs

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JACKET:
Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows with double thread on needle size 5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

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

The jacket is knitted sideways from sleeve edge to mid back – knit back and forth on circular needle.

Left sleeve, front and back piece:
Loosely cast on 28-30-30 (30-32) sts (incl 1 edge st each side) with 1 thread baby pink and 1 thread pink Alpaca (double thread) on circular needle size 5mm and knit garter sts.
When piece measures 4 cm insert a marking thread (measure piece from here for now on) and continue in stocking sts.
When piece measures 6 cm inc 1 st each side on every 3-2.5-2 (2.5-2.5) cm a total of 4-5-7 (8-9) times = 36-40-44 (46-50) sts.
When piece measures 18-19-20 (25-29) cm loosely cast on 33-35-40 (47-52) sts each side for front and back pieces = 102-110-124 (140-154) sts. Insert a new marking thread in piece and measure piece from this point form now on.
Knit stocking sts with the 6 outermost sts each side in garter sts (= edge at front and back pieces).
When piece measures 6 cm from 2nd marking thread knit next row as follows from the wrong side:
Knit 6 sts in garter sts, purl 45-49-56 (64-71) sts (= front piece), insert new marking thread and measure piece from this point form now on, cast off 3 sts, purl 42-46-53 (61-68) sts and 6 sts in garter sts (= back piece). Keep the 48-52-59 (67-74) sts for back piece on needle and put the 51-55-62 (70-77) sts for front piece on a thread. Knit 1 row from the right side.
Turn the piece and cast off 1 st by purling tog the 2 outermost sts towards the neck.
Continue in stocking sts with 6 sts in garter sts on lower edge until piece measures 6.5-8-10 11/12.5) cm – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side. K2 rows over all sts and then cast off loosely with K sts from WS (= mid back).

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

Assembly:
Sew seam mid back – sew in the outer loops of sts so that seam doesn’t become too bulky – there will be approx 4 rows garter sts (= 2 ridges) mid back.

Front edge/collar:
Put the 51-55-62 (70-77) sts from right front piece back on needle, pick up approx 25 –45 sts along neck on back piece and put the 51-55-62 (70-77) sts from left front piece on needle = 127 – 199 sts. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, at the same time increasing number of sts to 147-159-183 (207-231) – do not inc over the outermost 6 sts each side. Knit 1 row and continue in Rib as follows (1st row = wrong side): 6 sts in garter sts, *P3, K3*, repeat from *-* and finish with P3 and 6 sts in garter sts (seen from the right side there will be 3 sts in stocking sts next to the 6 garter sts). Insert a marking thread by each shoulder.
When Rib measures 3 cm inc all P3 between the marking threads (= neck back piece) to P4.
When Rib measures 6 cm inc the P4 between marking threads to P5.
When Rib measures 9-10-13 (14-16) cm make 3 buttonholes evenly distributed on right front edge – the lower buttonhole should be 8-10 cm from bottom edge and the top one 18-20 cm from shoulder. Make buttonhole as follows from the right side: Purl 1 st, yo, P2 tog. Knit yo on next row. Cast off loosely in rib when Rib measures 11-12-15 (16-18) cm.

Sew side and sleeve seams within 1 edge st. Sew the last 4 cm towards sleeve edge with seam inside out and fold edge towards the right side. Sew on buttons.




HAT:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)
To fit head circumference: 42/44 – 44/46 – 46/48 (48/50 – 50/52) cm

Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows with double thread on needle size 5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 st within 1 edge st by making a yo. Knit yo into back of sts on next row.

Earflap:
Cast on 4 sts with 1 thread baby pink and 1 thread pink Alpaca (double thread) on double pointed needles size 5mm. Knit back and forth on needle. At the same time after 2 rows inc 1 st each side on every other row – see Increasing tips – a total of 7-8-9 (10-11) times = 18-20-22 (24-26) sts. After the last inc piece measures approx 5-5-6 (6-7) cm. Put sts on a thread and make another earflap.

Hat:
Cast on 6-6-5 (5-4) sts, put 1 earflap in on needle (=18-20-22 (24-26) sts, cast on 17-18-18 (19-20) sts (=front), put the other earflap in on needle (=18-20-22 (24-26) sts) and cast on 6-6-5 (5-4) sts = a total of 65-70-72 (77-80) sts. Distribute sts on double pointed needles. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round and continue in stocking sts.
When piece measures 7-8-9 (11-13) cm from where the earflaps were put on needle insert 5-5-6 (7-8) marking threads with 13-14-12 (11-10) sts between each. Now dec to the left of each marking thread by knitting tog 2 sts on every other row (= 5-5-6 (7-8) decreases per round) a total of 11-12-11 (10-9) times = 10-10-6 (7-8) sts left on needles. After the last dec knit tog all sts 2 and 2 and pull the tread through remaining 5-5-3 (4-4)sts. Hat measures approx 17-18-19 (21-21) cm.

Crochet border:
Crochet a border round the opening of the hat with 1 thread baby pink and 1 thread pink Alpaca (double thread) and crochet hook size 4.5 as follows: 1 dc in first st, *2 ch, skip approx 1.5 cm, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in 1st dc.

Crochet flower:
Crochet 4 ch with hook no 4.5 and 1 thread of off-white Alpaca and 1 thread off-white Cotton Viscose and make a loop with a sl st.
1. round: 3 ch (= 1 tr), crochet 13 tr around the loop and finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round = 14 tr.
2. round: *4 ch, 1 tr in the 1st of the 4 ch, skip 1 tr, 1 dc in the next st*, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times and finish with a sl st in sl st from beginning of previous round (instead of 1 dc in next st) = 7 leaves, cut the thread.
Crochet another flower and attach to each earflap.

SOFT TOY: see pattern 13-33
BLANKET: see pattern 13-20










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