Crochet Baby Saque, Cap and Bootees Set

Worked lengthwise, in easy stitches, from side front to side front, the only seams to be sewn are those on the sleeves.

Directions are given for 6-11 Months Size. Changes for 12-18 Months are in parentheses.

Materials Needed
3 ply baby weight yarn 5 one ounce skeins of white
Steel Crochet Hook No. 1/0(zero).
2 small buttons.

Check Your GAUGE: 13 dc = 2 inches; 3 patterns (12 rows) = 2 1/2 inches.

SACQUE





Sacque is worked lengthwise in one piece, including yoke, from right front edge to left front edge. When completed only the sleeve seams must be sewn.

RIGHT FRONT
Starting at front edge, ch 65 (75), having 13 ch to 2 inches.
Next row—right side: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 (10) ch, h dc in next 9 (11) ch—these 18 (22) sts are for yoke; dc in remaining 46 (52) ch. Ch 1, turn.
Now work 2 short rows and 2 long rows as follows:
1st row—short row: Sc in first dc, (ch 2 loosely, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) 15 (17) times. Ch 1, turn.
Do not work over yoke sts.
2nd row – short row: Sc in first sc, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 15 (17) times. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row- long row: Sc in first sc, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 15 (17) times; sc in back loop of each of the 18 (22) yoke sts. Ch 1, turn.
4th row—long row: Sc in back loop of first 9 (11) sc, h dc in back loop of next 9 (11) sc; working through both loops of remaining sts, dc in next sc, (dc in next 2 ch, dc in next sc) 15 (17) times. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat last 4 rows for pattern.
Work 4 (5) more patterns, then repeat first, 2nd and 3rd rows once more.
There are 24 (28) rows in all.

RIGHT SLEEVE
Next row: Work 4th pattern row until the 18 (22) yoke sts and following 7 dc are completed, drop working strand, attach a 1-yard length of yarn to the last sc used and ch 33 (39) for sleeve; pick up dropped yarn and dc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Starting with first pattern row, continue in pattern having 13 (15) ch-2 sps on sleeve and 18 (22) sts on yoke, until 32 (36) rows in all have been completed on sleeve, ending with 3rd pattern row.

BACK
Next row: Work 4th pattern row until the 18 (22) yoke sts and following 7 dc are completed, dc in each of next 2 ch of first free ch-2 sp of last row of Front, dc in each remaining st of last row of Front. Continue in pattern until 49 (57) rows in all have been completed on Back, ending with 4th pattern row.
Mark the 7th dc following the 18 (22) yoke sts on last row. Break off and fasten.

LEFT SLEEVE
Ch 35 (41).
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) 10 (12) times; ch 2, skip next 2 ch, draw up a loop in last ch, with wrong side facing, draw up a loop in the marked dc of last row of Back, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook; working across last row of Back, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) twice. Ch 1, turn.
Continue in pattern as before until there are 32 (36) rows in all on Sleeve, ending with 4th pattern row. Break off and fasten. Mark the 7th dc following the 18 (22) yoke sts on last row.

LEFT FRONT
1st row: With wrong side facing, attach yarn to first dc at lower edge of last row of Back, sc in same place, working across last row of Back (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 12 (14) times; ch 2, skip next 2 sts, draw up a loop in marked dc of Back and a loop in marked dc of Sleeve and complete an sc, continuing over last row of Sleeve, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) twice. Ch 1, turn.
Continue in pattern until there are 24 (28) rows in all on Left Front, ending with 4th pattern row. Break off and fasten.
With right side facing, attach yarn to Left Front neck edge and sc in each st across left front edge, being careful to keep work flat and making 3 sc in each corner st, sc across lower edge, sc in each st across right front edge, sc across neck edge. Join with si st to first sc.
Break off and fasten.
With right side facing, sc closely across lower edge of each Sleeve.
Sew sleeve seams.
With double yarn make a chain one yard long. Draw the chain between sts 1/2 inch down from neck edge, (tack each side securely to avoid choking hazard) and tie into a bow.





POMPON (Moke 2)
Cut 2 cardboard circles each 3/4 inch in diameter. Cut a hole 1/2 inch in diameter in center of each circle. Cut 4 strands of yarn each 1 1/3 yards long. Place cardboard circles together and wind the 4 strands around
the double circles, drawing yarn through center opening and over edge until center hole is filled. Cut yarn around outer edge between the circles. Double 1/2 yard length of yarn. Slip between the 2 cardboard
circles and tie securely around strands of Pompon. Remove cardboard and trim evenly. Sew a Pompon to each end of chain.

CAP
Starting at center, ch 2.
1st rnd: Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Turn.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in back loop of each sc around—12 sc. Join. Turn.
3rd rnd: * 2 sc in back loop of next sc—1 sc increased; sc in back loop of next sc. Repeat from * around—18 sc. Join. Turn.
4th rnd: Increasing 6 sc evenly spaced, sc in back loop of each sc around. Join. Turn.
Repeat 4th rnd until piece measures 4 1/2(5) inches in diameter. At end of last rnd, turn. Now continue in rows as follows:
1st row: Working through both loops of each st throughout, sl st in each of the first 7 sc, sc in next sc, * ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across to within last 7 sc. Ch 1, turn. Do not work in the last 7 sc.
2nd row: Sc in first sc, * ch 2, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Repeat 2nd row. Ch 3, turn.
4th row: Skip first sc, * dc in next 2 ch, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Sc in first dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat last 4 rows (2nd through 5th row) for pattern.
Work in pattern until length from first row is about 4 3/4 (5 1/2) inches, ending with 4th pattern row.
Next 7 rows: Sc in back loop of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
At end of last row omit turning chain. Break off and fasten. Sc closely around neck edge. With double strand of yarn make a chain 36 inches long. Draw chain between sts of neck edge. Tie into a bow. Make 2 Pompons as for Sacque and sew a Pompon to each end of chain.

BOOTEES





SOLE
Starting at center, ch 20 to measure 2 3/4 inches. 1st rnd: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, h dc in next 4 ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 6 ch, 9 tr in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, tr in next 6 ch, dc in next 3 ch, h dc in next 4 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 3 dc in same place where first 3 dc were made. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Turn.
2nd rnd: Sc in back loop of each st around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat: to inc one sc—make 2 sc in one st. Join to first sc. Turn. Repeat 2nd rnd 3 times more. Break off and fasten.

UPPER-INSTEP
Starting at center, ch 12.
1st row: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 7 ch, 5 dc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, dc in each of next 9 ch—23 dc, counting ch-3 as one dc. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in first dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times; (ch 2, sc in next dc) 4 times; (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Sc in first sc, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 5 times; ch 2, sc in same sc where last sc was made, (ch 2, sc in next sc) 5 times. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc in first sc, * ch 2, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across, ch 30 and join with sl st to first sc of same row. Turn.

SIDE PIECE
1st rnd: Sc in each of the 30 ch, sc in each sc and in each ch around. Join. Turn.
Next 4 rnds: Sc in back loop of each sc around. Join. Turn. At end of last rnd, break off and fasten.

ANKIE STRAP
Ch 20. With wrong side of Upper facing, sc in the 7 sts at center back of side, ch 21.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch and in each sc across—47 sc. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in back loop of each sc across, making a ch-2 sp for buttonhole after the first sc for left bootee and before last sc for right bootee: to make a ch-2 sp—ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Sc in back loop of each sc across, making 2 sc in ch-2 sp. Break off and fasten.
Pin Sole in place. Working through back loop of Upper and front loop of Sole, sc around. Join, break off and
fasten. Sew a button on each Ankle Strap to correspond with buttonhole. Make 2 Pompons as before and
sew one to center of each Instep.

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  1. Maru Minetto November 11, 2010

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