Shell Stitch Christening Set
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Shell Stitch Christening Set


Red Heart® Soft Yarn is the perfect choice for baby garments that will be worn for a christening and many other occasions. These will work up quickly since it is a worsted weight yarn.
Designed by Roberta Maier
Craft Time: varies
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • REDHEART "Soft Yarn®": 6 skeins of 4600 White
  • Crochet Hook: U S H-8 [5mm]
  • Yarn Needle
  • White Double-Faced Satin Ribbon, ¼-inch wide, 2½-yards long
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

SIZE
Blanket measures 37-inches x 38-inches.
Sweater, booties and bonnet to fit Infant 0-6 months.
Finished Chest Measurement: 20-inches.


Step: 2

GAUGE
3 rows of shells = 2-inches.CHECK YOUR GAUGE: Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Step: 3

SPECIAL STITCHES
Shell = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same stitch.


Step: 4

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es
)WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


Step: 5

SWEATER
Ch 74.


Step: 6

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch across (73 sc). Ch 1, turn.


Step: 7

Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.


Step: 8

Row 3: In 4th sc work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) for shell, * skip 3 sc, shell in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 sc, skip 3 sc, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn (17 shells).


Step: 9

Row 4: Counting turning ch as 1 dc, work shell in ch-1 space of each shell, ending with dc in top of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 10

Repeat Row 4 for pattern until piece measures 7½ inches. Set aside, do not fasten off.


Step: 11

Sleeves (make 2)
With 2nd skein of yarn, ch 24.


Step: 12

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (23 sc). Ch 1, turn.


Step: 13

Row 2-5: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.


Step: 14

At end of Row 5, ch 3 to turn.


Step: 15

Row 6: Counting turning ch 3 as dc, skip next sc, shell in next sc, * skip 2 sc, shell in next sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, skip 1 sc, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn.


Step: 16

Work as for Body for 7½-inches. Fasten off.


Step: 17

Yoke
Pick up yarn at end of last row on body, ch 1, turn.


Step: 18

Row 1: Sc in first dc, sc in each dc of next 3 shells, ‡ with WS of last row of sleeve facing, skip 1 dc and first shell on sleeve, sc in each dc of next 5 shells; * skip 2 shells on body (for underarm) sc in each dc of next 7 shells, repeat from ‡ to *, skip 2 shells on body, sc in each dc of last 3 shells, sc in last dc (94 sc on yoke). Ch 1, turn.


Step: 19

Row 2: Sc in first 2 sc, * draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (decrease made), sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across (71 sc).


Step: 20

Row 3: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.


Step: 21

Row 4: Sc in each of the first 2 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc for eyelet, sc in each sc to last 4 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in each of the last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.


Step: 22

Row 5: Sc in each sc and 2 sc in each eyelet, ch 1, turn.


Step: 23

Row 6: Sc in first 2 sc, decrease 1 st as before, * sc in each of the next 6 sc, decrease; repeat from * to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc (62 sc). Ch 1, turn.


Step: 24

Rows 7-9: Repeat Rows 3-5.


Step: 25

Row 10: * Sc in first 3 sc, decrease; repeat from *, ending with sc in each of the last 2 sc (50 sc). Ch 1, turn.


Step: 26

Row 11: Sc in each of the first 2 sc, * decrease, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across (38 sc). Ch 3, turn.


Step: 27

Row 12: Dc in each st across, ch 1, turn.


Step: 28

Row 13: Work backward from left to right with sc in next sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around neck, sl st in last sc, fasten off, weave in ends. Sew sleeve seams and underarms. Cut 36-inches of ribbon. Weave under and over dc of Row 12. Knot ends of ribbon and cut ends at an angle below knots.


Step: 29

BONNET
Ch 41.


Step: 30

Row 1: In 5th ch from hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) for shell, * skip 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * to last 4 ch, skip 3 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3, turn (9 shells and 1 dc at each side).


Step: 31

Row 2: Shell in ch-1 space of each shell, ending with dc in top of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 32

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2.


Step: 33

At end of Row 7, fasten off.


Step: 34

Back of Bonnet
Join yarn in ch-3 space on starting chain before 4th shell from side.


Step: 35

Row 1: Ch 3, shell at base of each of the next 3 shells, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.


Step: 36

Work in pattern for 3 more rows.


Step: 37

Row 5: Dc, ch 1, dc in each shell, dc in top of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 38

Repeat Row 5 once more. Fasten off. Sew back seams.


Step: 39

Lower Edge
Join yarn on RS at lower front edge.


Step: 40

Row 1: Working across neck edge, work 2 sc in each shell row, 11 sc across back edge, 2 sc in each row on other side, ch 1, turn.


Step: 41

Row 2: Sc in each sc. Ch 3, turn.


Step: 42

Row 3: Skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, * ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.


Step: 43

Row 4: Sc in each sc and 2 sc in each space. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Step: 44

Cut 36-inches of ribbon. Lace through eyelets at neck edge. Finish ribbon as for Sacque.


Step: 45

BOOTIES (make 2)
Ch 10.


Step: 46

Rnd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 7 ch, 3 sc in last st, along other side of chain, work sc in each of the next 7 sc, do not turn, mark beginning of rnds.


Step: 47

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in each of the next 7 sc.


Step: 48

Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * twice, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in each of the next 7 sc.


Step: 49

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.


Step: 50

Rnd 5: Insert hook around vertical post of each sc, work sc around each sc, join with sl st in beginning sc (this forms a ridge around sole).


Step: 51

Now working in usual manner work 3 rounds of sc, join last round and fasten off.


Step: 52

Instep (make 2)
Ch 4.


Step: 53

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch (3 sc). Ch 1, turn


Step: 54

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc (increase made), sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.


Step: 55

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.


Step: 56

Rows 4-6: Sc in each of the next 7 sc, ch 1, turn. Fasten off.


Step: 57

Uppers (make 2)
Ch 8.


Step: 58

Row 1: Work sc in each of the 7 sc on Instep, ch 8, turn.


Step: 59

Row 2: Shell in 4th ch from hook, skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 sts, shell in next sc, skip 3 sc, shell in next sc, shell in every 3rd st, ending with skip next st, dc in last ch, ch 3, turn.


Step: 60

Rows 3-6: Shell in each shell, dc in top of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn. Fasten off.


Step: 61

Sew back seam. Sew instep and uppers to sole.


Step: 62

Cut two 18-inch long pieces of ribbon. Weave through spaces just above instep. Finish ribbon as for Sacque.


Step: 63

BLANKET
Ch 127.


Step: 64

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (125 dc, counting beginning ch as dc). Ch 3, turn.


Step: 65

Row 2: Dc across and in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.


Step: 75

Row 3: Dc in each of the next 5 dc [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 56 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in each of the next 5 dc and in top of beginning ch-3, ch 1, turn.


Step: 76

Row 4: Sc in each dc and each ch-1 space across and in top of beginning ch-3 (125 sc). Ch 3, turn.


Step: 66

Row 5: Dc in each of the next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, [skip 3 sc, shell] 13 times, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, [shell, skip 3 sc] 12 times, shell in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in each of the last 5 dc and in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 67

Row 6: Dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 1, skip ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, [shell in ch-1 space of next shell] 13 times, dc in center single dc, [shell in ch-1 space of next shell] 13 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in each of the last 5 dc and in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 68

Rows 7-54: Repeat Row 6.


Step: 80

Row 55: Repeat Row 6 ending with ch 1, turn.


Step: 81

Row 56: Evenly space 125 sc across working in number of sts and spaces required to match Row 4, ch 3, turn.


Step: 82

Row 57: Dc in each of the next 5 sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across (57 ch 1 sps) dc in last 6 sc, ch 3, turn.


Step: 83

Row 58: Dc in each of the next 5 dc, * dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc; repeat from * across, ending with dc in each of the last 5 dc and in top of beginning ch-3, ch 3, turn.


Step: 84

Row 59: Dc in 2nd dc and in each remaining dc across, ch 1, turn.


Step: 85

Row 60: Sc in each st across. Fasten off. On opposite end, join yarn on WS and work 125 sc across beginning chain edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Make sure to check your gauge so that items will fit as expected and so that you won’t run out of yarn.