Crochet Bodysuit-Short Jacket

Crochet bodysuit-short jacket, a free crochet pattern for a 0-3 month baby, made in worsted weight #3 yarn on a 4.00mm crochet hook.

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Abbreviations
WS.    Wrong Side
RS.     Right Side
ch.     Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch
yo.     Yarn Over

DNT.  Do not Turn

Inc.    Increase
Dec.   Decrease
Pull up loop from next 2 stitches, yo and pull through all loops

cl.Cluster Stitch
yo insert in st, pull up loop, (three times) yo draw through 6 loops on hook, yo draw through 2 loops on hook

cl group (2cl, 1ch, 2cl) in same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

3ch counts as first dc

Size to fit approx:  16 Inch Chest, 0-3 month baby

Materials
120 grams of King Cole big value baby DK yarn in White Color 1
40 grams of King Cole big value baby DK yarn in Yellow Color 2
OR
4.30oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1
1.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2
4.00mm crochet hook
8 small buttons

GAUGE – 4dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch

Bodysuit – # (Worked in one piece, starting with yoke).
Using color 1 ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch’s (Back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch’s (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 17ch’s (Front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch’s. (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch’s (Back). Turn. (60dc + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1dc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, work 1dc in top of 3ch. Turn. (68dc + 3ch)

3rd to 8th Row – rpt 2nd Row. Turn. (116dc + 3ch) #

9th Row – (Inc & Divide for Armholes) – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc,* rpt from * to * to centre dc of the first 3dc group, 2dc in centre dc, skip next 24dc, (armhole) 1dc in centre dc of next 3dc group, rpt from * to * to centre dc of next 3dc group, skip next 24dc, (armhole) rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of 3ch, Turn. (101dc + 3ch)

Commence Body – ch1, 1sc in base of 1ch, * skip 1dc, (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc and 3ch, skip 1dc, (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in next sc, skip 1sc, dec 1sc (see abbrev) over last dc and 3ch. Turn. (25cl, groups) [see abbrev for cl stitch]

Pattern Row 1 – 3ch, * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1sc in dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 11 rows have been worked from yoke or work measures approx 9.5 Inches from shoulder.

Work Pattern Row 1. Turn.

Divide for Legs
First Leg – Work Pattern Row 2 across 12, cl groups, skip dc, 1sc in 1ch space of next cl group, sl st to first sc on beginning of row to make a round. Turn leaving remaining stitches un-worked (will come back to for second leg). (12cl groups)

Row Two – 3ch, skip 1sc, work * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, skip last sc, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Row Three – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1sc in dc, * rpt from * to * to last cl group, work (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in last cl group, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Row Four – 3ch, * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1dc in sc, * rpt from * to * to last cl group, work (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in last cl group, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Leg measures approx 2 Inches. (you can adjust leg length here if you wish, by working more or less rows)

Row 5 – 3ch, * 2dc in next 1ch space, 1dc in dc, * rpt from * to * to last 1ch space, 2dc in 1ch space, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (35dc + 3ch)

Row 6 – (Dec) 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each of next 6dc, * dec 1sc over next 2dc, 1sc in each of next 7dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, dec 1sc over last 2dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (32sc)

Row 7 – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Second Leg – Return to un-worked stitches at division and rejoin yarn to same cl group as first leg, 1ch, 1sc in same space, skip 1dc, * (1cl, 1ch, 1cl) in 1ch space of next cl group, 1sc in dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of 3ch, sl st to first sc on beginning of row to make the round. Turn. (12cl groups)

Continue second leg same as first from Row Two. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – (Instructions are given for a girl, swap sides for a boy)
With WS facing rejoin yarn to left hand side of back edge, (top of leg) ch1, 1sc in base of 1ch, work 37 more sc evenly in row ends to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each of the starting ch around neck, 3sc in corner, 38sc evenly in row ends down second back edge. Turn.

Buttonhole Row – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in next sc, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 5sc, * rpt from * to * 5 more times, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc. Turn. (7 buttonholes made)

Next Row – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each 2ch space and sc to end. Fasten off.

Return to first back edge and starting from corner and working from neck downwards, with RS facing ch1, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Starting with 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch work 1 more row in sc. Fasten off.

Chain Tie x 2 – Using color 2, ch75. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in any loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes, working from back round to the front and securing chain ends to WS of body suit, thread chain ties through alternate dc’s under armholes and make a bow.

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Short Jacket – Using color 2 rpt from # to # on bodysuit.

9th Row – rpt 2nd Row on bodysuit. Turn. (124dc + 3ch)

10th Row – (Divide for Armholes) – ch3, 1dc in each dc to centre dc of the first 3dc group, 2dc in centre dc, ch1, skip next 26dc, (armhole) 2dc in centre dc of next 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to centre dc of next 3dc group, 2dc in dc, ch1, skip next 26dc, (armhole) 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of 3ch, Turn. DNT. (76dc, 2, 1ch spaces + 3ch)

Button/Buttonhole Bands – Working along first front edge, ch1, work 20sc evenly in row ends to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each of the starting ch around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, ch2, (buttonhole) work 20sc evenly in row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Next Row – 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in sc and 2ch space (up first front, around neck and down second front), working 3sc in corners. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in any loose ends, attach button to correspond with buttonhole.

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