For Babies Who Arrive In The Spring – A Hairpin Lace Saque and Cap

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Materials Needed
Fine Baby or Fingering Weight Yarn, 4 skeins white
Rayon crochet thread 1 ball green
Crochet Hook size C – 2
Steel crochet hook size 7
A hairpin lace staple, 5/8 inch wide.
5 yards of green satin ribbon, 1/2 inch wide.

Check Your Gauge: 7 sc make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.

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

SACQUE

BODICE — Hairpin Lace Strip
(Make 11) . . . With White yarn and plastic crochet hook, make a strip of hairpin lace, having 46 loops on
each side of staple. Break off.
Keeping all loops straight and using steel crochet hook, attach Rayon Crochet to first loop, sc in same loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 18 times; sc in next 8 loops, ch 2, sl st in last ch-5 made, ch 2, sc in next loop on hairpin lace, * ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, sc in next loop on hairpin lace.
Repeat from * across until all loops have been joined. Break off.

To Join Strips: Keeping all loops straight and holding 2 strips of hairpin lace together, attach yarn to first loop on one strip, sc in first loop on second strip, * sc in next loop on first strip, sc in next loop on second strip.
Repeat from * until 20 loops have been joined. Break off.
Join next strip to opposite side of second strip the same way, leaving 6 loops free on rounded end.
Join remaining strips the same way.
Attach yarn to first free loop on end strip at Bodice top, sc in same place, * ch 2, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across to within last 6 loops. Break off. Work opposite end the same way.
Attach yarn to first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in each ch-2 sp across, 4 sc in each loop on rounded end of each hairpin
lace strip, 2 sc in each sp across other side, sc closely across straight edge. Join and break off.

Yoke . . . Starting at neck with White and size C hook, ch 89-
1st row: 2 tr in 7th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 2 tr in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending with tr in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in each tr and in each sp across, ending with sc in last tr, sc in next 2 ch. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Sc in first 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc—1 sc increased—(front), sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc(armhole), sc in next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc (back), sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each remaining sc. Ch 1, turn.
4th to 16th rows incl: Sc in each sc across, increasing over previous increases on each row. Ch 1, turn.
At end of 16th row, join to Bodice of sacque as follows:
Sc in first sc on yoke, ch 3, sc in first sc on straight edge of Bodice.* ch 3, skip 2 sc on yoke, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 2 sc on Bodice, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across front of yoke, ending with sc in last sc on yoke, ch 3, skip 2 sc on bottom, sc in next sc, ch 3, leaving armhole section free, sc in first sc on back of yoke and continue to work in pattern across back and other side of front. Break off.









Sleeve . . . Make a strip of hairpin lace, having 41 loops on each side of staple. Attach Rayon to first loop, sc
in same loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 16 times; sc in next 8 loops, ch 2, sl st in last ch-5 loop, ch 2, sc in next loop on hairpin lace. Continue to work in pattern until all loops have been joined. Break off.
Make 4 more strips the same way.
Join strips as before, leaving 3 loops free on rounded end of each strip.
Join last strip to first strip.
Attach yarn to straight edge and sc closely around. Join and break off.
Attach yarn to armhole of sacque and join sleeve as Bodice was joined to yoke.

Cuff … 1st rnd: Attach yarn to first free loop on any strip, make 3 sc in each loop around. Join.
2nd to 5th rnds incl – Sc in each sc around, decreasing 2 sc evenly on each rnd— to dec 1 sc work off 2 sc as 1 sc.
6th rnd: Sl st in each sc around. Join and break off. Make other sleeve the same way.
Attach yarn to first sc on Right Front (following scallop) and sc closely across front, neck and other side of
front. Break off.
With wrong side facing, attach yarn to first sc on neck edge, sc in same place, * ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Next row: 5 sc in each loop across. Break off.

CAP . . . Make a strip of hairpin lace, having 29 loops on each side of staple. Break off.
Attach Rayon to first loop, sc in same loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 10 times; sc in next 8 loops, ch 2, sl st in last ch-5 loop made, ch 2, sc in next loop on hairpin lace.
Continue to work in pattern until all loops have been joined. Break off.
Make 5 more strips the same way. Join strips as before, leaving 6 loops free on rounded end of each strip. Attach yarn to first free loop on end strip, 2 sc in same loop and in each loop to within last 6 loops on strip, 4 sc in each loop on rounded end of each strip, ending with 4 sc in each of 6 loops on last strip, 2 sc in each remaining loop, sc closely across straight edge. Break off.





Back of Cap . . . Starting at center with White, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around.
3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from *around.
Inc 6 sc evenly on each rnd until piece measures 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Join and turn.
Next rnd: Sc in each sc around, increasing 6 sc evenly around. Join and turn.
Repeat last rnd 3 more times.
Join back to hairpin lace as before, leaving 2 inches free on back. Break off.
Attach yarn to lower edge at front and sc closely across neck edge. Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc across. Break off.

Cuff . . . 1st row: Fold scallops back 1 1/4 inches, attach yarn and, working through both thicknesses, sc
closely across. Ch 3, turn.
2nd row: DC in next sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1. turn.
3rd row: Sc in each dc and in each sp across, sc in top of turning chain. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across front and across neck. Join and
break off.
Lace a piece of ribbon through spaces on cuff. Sew ends securely. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each 12 inches long. Sew in place for ties. Cut remaining ribbon in half and make a rosette for each side of Cap. Sew rosettes in place.

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  1. Maru Minetto November 11, 2010
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