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Sweet Layette Baby Set

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Bernat Big Ball Baby Sport (12.3 oz; 1256 yds)
  • Cardigan and Pants:
    Sizes      6     12     18 mos
    Blossom 1      1      1 ball
  • Cap:
    Sizes     3/6 12/18 mos
    Blossom 1      1 ball
  • Size U.S. 6 knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Size U.S. D/3 crochet hook
  • 1 button for cardigan
  • 3/4 yd of 3/4" wide elastic for pants
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Needle & thread

DIRECTIONS:

Note: 1 ball will make set of Cardigan, Pants and Hat for all sizes
Gauge
22 sts and 30 rows = 4" in stocking st.

SIZES

To fit chest measurement
6 mos 17"
12 mos 19"
18 mos 21"

Finished chest
6 mos 20"
12 mos 21-1/2&"
18 mos 23-1/2&"

Cap is sized for 3/6 mos or 12/18 mos

CARDIGAN
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

BODY
First Motif
With crochet hook, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in ring – counts as dc2tog. (Ch 2. Dc2tog) 7 times. Ch 2. Sl st to top of ch 3.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 5. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 3. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Rep from * twice more. Ch 5. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 3. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Next 10 (11-12) Motifs
1st rnd: Work as given for 1st rnd of First Motif.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 5. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 3. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 2. Sl st in corner of adjoining Motif. Ch 2. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 1. Sl st in ch-3 sp of adjoining Motif. Ch 1. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 2. Sl st in corner of adjoining Motif. Ch 2. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 3. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 5. 1 sc in next dc2tog. Ch 3. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Motifs strip. Work 8 sc across top of first Motif. *Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 9 sc across top of next Motif. Rep from * across ending with 8 sc across top of last Motif. 107 (117-127) sc. Fasten off.

With RS of work facing and knitting needles, pick up and knit 1 st in each sc across last row. 107 (117-127) sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until work from bottom edge of Motifs measures 5½ (6-7)", ending on a WS row.

Divide for armholes: Next row: K23 (25-26). Cast off next 6 (8-10) sts. K49 (51-55) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off next 6 (8-10) sts. Knit to end of row.
Cont on last 23 (25-26) sts for Right Front.
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following alt row(s) 1 (1-2) time(s) more. 21 (23-23) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 2¼ (-3)", ending on a RS row.

Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 5 (6-5) sts. Purl to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows 3 (4-4) times more. 12 (12-13) sts.
Work 3 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (6-7) sts.

With WS of work facing, join yarn to center 49 (51-55) sts (Back).
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt row(s) 1 (1-2) time(s) more. 45 (47-49) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 4 rows less than Right Front to beg of shoulder shaping.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K15 (15-16). Cast off next 15 (17-17) sts. Knit to end of row.
Cont on last 15 (15-16) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 12 (12-13) sts.
Knit 1 row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (6-7) sts.

With WS of work facing, join yarn to rem 15 (15-16) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 12 (12-13) sts.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 6 sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 6 (6-7) sts.

SLEEVES
Work 4 Motifs as given for Body.
With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Motifs strip. Work 9 sc across top of first Motif. (Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 9 sc across top of next Motif) 3 times. 39 sc. Fasten off.

With RS of work facing and knitting needles, pick up and knit 1 st in each sc across last row. 39 sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st for 7 more rows.
Inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 10th (6th-6th) row(s) until there are 43 (47-49) sts.
Cont even until work from bottom edge of Motifs measures 5 (6-7½)", ending on a WS row.

Shape top: Cast off 2 (2-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 39 (43-43) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 27 (29-25) sts, then on every row until there are 9 (11-11) sts. Cast off.

Sew sleeve seams.
Sleeve Edging: With RS of work facing and crochet hook, join yarn with sl st to bottom right corner of Motifs. Work 37 sc across bottom edge of Motifs. Join with sl st in first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in last sc. Rep from * across. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.
Edging: 1st rnd: With RS of work facing, join yarn with crochet hook to lower corner of Right Front. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp. Work a further 42 (48-54) sc up Right Front edge to top corner, 57 (63-69) sc around neck edge, 43 (49-55) sc down Left Front edge to lower corner and 110 (122-134) sc across bottom edge to opposite corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 2 dc in same sp as first 2 dc. Join with sl st top top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Sew button to Left Front using edging to create buttonhole at neck edge.

PANTS

RIGHT LEG
Beg at waist, with MC and smaller needles cast on 55 (61-65) sts.
Work 14 rows in stocking st.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: P40 (45-50). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: P30 (35-40). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
6th row: P20 (25-30). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
8th row: Purl across all sts. Place a marker at end of last row.

**Cont even in stocking st until work from marker measures 4 (-5)", ending on a WS row.

Shape crotch: Kfb each end of needle on next and following alt rows 3 times. 63 (69-73) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast on 4 sts beg next 2 rows. 71 (77-81) sts.
Place a 2nd marker at end of last row.

Work 4 rows even.

Shape inseam: Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 4th (8th-8th) rows until there are 59 (69-69) sts.

Cont even until work from 2nd marker measures 4 (5-6½)" (measured down center of Leg), ending on a WS row. Cast off.

Motif Edging: Work 6 (7-7) Motifs as given for Body.
With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Motifs strip. Work 9 sc across top of first Motif. *Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 9 sc across top of next Motif. Rep from * across. 59 (69-69) sc. Fasten off.
Bottom Edging: With RS of work facing and crochet hook, join yarn with sl st to bottom right corner of Motifs. Work 55 (67-67) sc across bottom edge of Motifs. Fasten off.
Next row: With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to first sc of last row. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc. *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * across. Fasten off.

With RS facing each other, place top edge of Motifs along cast off edge of Leg. With crochet hook, work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses to join.**

LEFT LEG
Beg at waist, with MC and smaller needles cast on 55 (61-65) sts.
Work 14 rows in stocking st.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: K40 (45-50). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K30 (35-40). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
5th row: K20 (25-30). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
7th row: Knit across all sts. Place a marker at end of last row.

Work from ** to ** as given for Right Leg.

FINISHING
Sew inseams. Sew crotch seam. Fold waistband in half to WS and sew in position leaving an opening at center back to insert elastic. Cut elastic to waist measurement and draw through waistband. Sew ends of elastic tog securely. Sew opening closed.

CAP
Motif Edging: Work 10 Motifs as given for Body.

Size 3/6 mos only: With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Motifs strip. Work 8 sc across top of first Motif. *Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 9 sc across top of next Motif. Rep from * across ending with 8 sc across top of last Motif. 97 sc.

Size 12/18 mos only: With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner of Motifs strip. Work 9 sc across top of first Motif. (Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 9 sc across top of next Motif) 5 times. (Work 1 sc in joining sp between 2 Motifs. Work 10 sc across top of next Motif) 4 times. 103 sc.

Both sizes: With RS of work facing and crochet hook, join yarn with sl st to bottom right corner of Motifs. Work 97 (103) sc across bottom edge of Motifs as given above. Fasten off.
Next row: With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to first sc of last row. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sc. *Miss next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * across. Fasten off.

Top of Cap: With RS of work facing and knitting needles, pick up and knit 1 st in each sc across top edge of Motifs. 97 (103) sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until work from bottom edge of Motifs measures 3½ (4)", ending on a WS row.

Shape top: 1st row: K1. *K2tog. K14 (15). Rep from * to end of row. 91 (97) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K13 (14). Rep from * to end of row. 85 (91) sts.
5th row: K1. *K2tog. K12 (13). Rep from * to end of row. 79 (85) sts.
6th row: Purl.
Cont in this manner, dec 6 sts evenly across next and following alt rows, until there are 61 sts.
Next row: (WS). (P8. P2tog) 6 times. P1. 55 sts.
Next row: K1. (K2tog. K7) 6 times. 49 sts
Cont in this manner, dec 6 sts evenly across next and every following row until there are 25 sts.
Next row: (RS). (K1. K2tog) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew center back seam.

Abbreviations
Ch
= Chain(s)
Dc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep
= Repeat(s)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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