Huggable Baby Jacket
Easy-care Baby Clouds yarn is the perfect choice for a baby sweater that will be washed often. Make it in a variety of colors to go with baby’s fashionable wardrobe.
Designed by Kathleen Sams.
- RED HEART® "Baby Clouds™": 2 skeins 9322 Creamsicle
- Crochet Hooks: US N-15 [10mm] and US K-10.5 [6.5mm]
- Yarn Needle
- 7/8-inch Buttons (4)
- Sewing Needle and Thread
Directions are for 6 months; changes for 12, 18, and 24 months are in parentheses.
To Fit Chest: 17 (18, 19, 20)-inches.
Finished Chest Measurement: 18½ (19½, 20½, 21½)-inches.
8 sts = 4-inches; 8 rows = 4-inches in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
ch = chain
inc = increase
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
 = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
BODY (Worked in one piece to underarms)
With larger hook, ch 37 (39, 41, 43).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 36 (38, 40, 42) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until 3½ (4, 4½ ,5)-inches from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.
Divide for Fronts and Back-Right Front
Ch 1, sc across first 8 (8, 9, 9) sc; turn. Work even for 2½ (3, 3½, 4)-inches, end by working a wrong side row.
Slip st in first 3 (3, 4, 4) sc, ch 1, sc in next 5 sc; turn - 5 sc. Work even for 1½-inches. Armhole should measure 4 (4½, 5, 5½)-inches. Fasten off.
With right side facing, attach yarn in next st of last long row; ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 19 (21, 21, 23) sc; turn - 20 (22, 22, 24) sc. Work even until same length as Right Front to shoulder. Fasten off.
With right side facing, attach yarn in next st of last long row; ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each sc to end; turn - 8 (8, 9, 9) sc. Complete to correspond to Right Front, reversing neck shaping.
With larger hook, ch 15. Work in sc same as for Body over 14 sc, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every 3rd row until there are 16 (18, 20, 22) sc. Work even until 5 (6½, 7½, 8)-inches from beginning. Fasten off.
With right side facing and smaller hook, work 1 row sc across lower sleeve edge.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn at right front neck edge; ch 1, work sc evenly to shoulder seam, across back, and down to corner of left neck edge; turn. Work 2 rows even in sc. Fasten off.
Button Band and Lower Edging
Row 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn at left front neck edge; ch 1, work sc evenly down edge, 3 sc in corner, work sc across lower edge, 3 sc in corner, and work sc evenly up right front edge; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner as before; turn.
Row 3 (Work on right front for girls, left front for boys): Mark positions for 4 buttonholes on appropriate front. Working corners as before, ch 1, [sc in each sc to marker, ch 1, skip 1 sc] 4 times, sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Make sure buttons are sewn on very securely with sewing thread and needle so that baby cannot pull them off.
(6 Super Bulky) RED HEART® "Baby Clouds™", Art. E710 available in solid 6 oz (170g), 140 yd (128m) ; multi and swirl 4.5 oz (127g), 105 yd (96m) skeins.