For Babies Who Arrive In The Spring – Ribbed Crochet Sacque, Cap and Bootees

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Materials Needed
Baby, Fingering or Sock Weight Yarn approx 5 skeins White; a few yards of Pink and Blue.
Crochet Hook size E or size to give gauge
1 yard white satin ribbon, l/2 inch
wide.

Check Your Gauge!: 8 tr make 1 inch; 5 bar rows make 2 inches.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:
Chest — 18 inches; Length from shoulder to lower edge — 11 inches.

SACQUE . . . Starting at Right Front make a chain 10 inches long.
1st row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across until row measures 8 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc around bar of first tr, sc around bar of each tr across. Ch 4, turn.
3rd row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately 3 more times, then repeat 2nd row once more. At end of last row ch 10, turn. Tr in 5th ch from hook, in each ch and in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Repeat 2nd row.
Continue to work in pattern until piece measures 4 inches in all
ending with a tr row. Ch 1, turn.

To Shape Armhole: Work in pattern to within last 25 tr. Ch 4, turn. Continue to work in pattern for 4 more rows. Ch 28, turn.
Next row: Tr in 5th ch from hook, tr in each ch and in each sc across. Continue to work in pattern until Back measures 9 1/4 inches beyond armhole shaping, ending with a tr row. Continue to work in pattern,
shaping other armhole and other front to correspond, ending with a tr row.





Border . . . 1st row: Sc closely across bottom and along opposite side of starting chain. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc around bar of each sc across front and bottom, then sc around bar of each tr across other side of front. Ch 4, turn.
3rd row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc around, making 5 tr in each corner. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc around bar of each tr. Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Sc in each sc around. Break off. Sew up shoulder seams.

Sleeve . . . Starting at long side of Sleeve, make a chain 7 inches long.
1st row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across until row measures 5 1/4 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.
Work in pattern until piece is long enough to reach around armhole. Break off. Sew up sleeve seam. Sew in Sleeve.

Cuff . . . 1st rnd: Attach yarn to edge of Sleeve, ch 4, tr closely around, drawing it in to fit. Join and turn.
2nd rnd: Sc around bar of each tr. Join and turn.
3rd rnd: Ch 4, tr in each sc around. Join and turn.
4th rnd: Repeat 2nd rnd.
5th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Join and break off.
Work other Sleeve the same way.

Collar . . . 1st row: Attach yarn 3/4 inch from edge at neck, sc closely
across to within 3/4 inch at other side. Ch 1, turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Ch 4 to turn at end of 3rd row.
4th row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Sc around bar of each tr across. Ch 4, turn.
6th row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc across. Break off.





Now work around Collar as follows:
1st row: Attach yarn to Sacque at base of Collar on right side and sc closely around Collar, sl st in next st on Sacque. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc around bar of each sc, sl st in next st on Sacque. Turn. 3rd row: Tr in each sc across Collar, making 3 tr in each corner sc, sl st in next st on Sacque. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc around bar of each tr, sl st in next st on Sacque. turn; sc in each sc around Collar, sl st in next st on Sacque. Break off.
Make 2 chains, each 6 inches long.
Sew a chain to each side of Collar, then make 2 small pompons and sew
one to each chain. Embroider running st and flowers on ribs as shown in
illustration, using scraps of Pink and Blue.





CAP . . . Starting at one side, ch 41.
1st row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Work in pattern until piece measures 4 inches, ending with an sc row (side piece), make a chain 4 1/2 inches long for back, tr in 5th ch from hook, in each ch and in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Continue to work in pattern until piece measures 8 inches, ending with a tr row. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in first 38 tr. Ch 4, turn.
Continue to work in pattern over these 38 sts to correspond with other side. Break off.
Pin back and sides in place, attach yarn to opening and sc closely across both sides.

Cuff . . . 1st row: Attach yarn to right side of front, sc closely across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. At end of 3rd row,
ch 4 to turn.
4th row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Sc around bar of each tr. Ch 4, turn.
6th and 7th rows: Repeat 4th and 5th rows.
8th row: Sc in each sc across. Break off.

Neckband . . . Fold cuff back, attach yarn to bottom and, working through both thicknesses, sc closely across cuff and bottom of cap, drawing it in to fit. Ch 1, turn.
2nd to 8th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 8th row.
Embroider as before. Cut ribbon in half. Make 2 pompons and sew a pompon and a piece of ribbon to each side of Cap.

BOOTEES—Sole . . . Starting at center, ch 22.
1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain make sc in each ch
across.
2nd rnd: Mark center sc on each side, sc in each sc to first marker,
increasing 3 sc on rounded end, dc in each sc to next marker, increasing 3 dc on other rounded end.
3rd and 4th rnds: Sc in each sc and dc in each dc around, increasing over rounded ends as necessary to keep work flat. Join and break off at end of 4th rnd.

Tongue . . . Starting at one side, ch 27.
1st row: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd to 5th rows incl: Work in pattern. At end of last row, sc closely around. Join and break off.

Instep . . . Attach yarn to back loop of center sc on side of Tongue, ch 38, sl st in back loop of corresponding sc on opposite side, sc in back loop of each sc around bottom half of Tongue, sc in each ch around.
2nd to 7th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around. At end of 7th rnd, join and break off.

Cuff . . . 1st row: Attach yarn to opposite side of starting chain on Instep, sc in each ch around. Ch 4, turn.
2nd row: Skip first 2 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc. Repeat from *
across, ending with dc. Ch 4, turn.
3rd row: Skip first dc, tr in each sp and in each dc across, tr in top of
turning chain. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc around bar of each tr across. Ch 4, turn.
5th row: Skip first sc, tr in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
6th to 9th rows incl: Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times.
10th row: Repeat 4th row.
11th row: Sc in each sc across. Break off.

Sew Cuff to Tongue. Attach yarn to Tongue and sc closely around. Join
and break off. Embroider Tongue.
Make a chain 8 inches long. Lace through ch-1 sps on Cuff and tie into
a bow on side. Make 2 small pompons and sew one to each end of chain.

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  1. Mattenylou January 31, 2010

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