Crochet Shell Coat

Crochet Shell Coat – free crochet pattern for a 16″ chest 0-3 month baby, a delightful little coat crocheted in a shell pattern, it can be decorated with the teddy bear face motif or left plain.
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The yarn used for the sample was King Cole big value baby DK using a 4.00mm Clover crochet hook

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Crochet Shell Coat

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Pattern number 24BFJC

USA Format

Abbreviations

WS.   Wrong Side
RS.    Right Side
ch.     Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
trc.    Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch
DNT.  Do Not Turn
tch.    Turning Chain

Shell.  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch.

fptrc. Work trc around front post of the trc on row below

bptrc. Work trc around back post of the trc on row below

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc
ch4 counts as first trc

Size to fit approx:-  16” Chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 5 Inches

Teddy Bear Face Applique:-  Approx size: 3 x 3 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn

I have used:-
130 grams of King Cole big value baby DK yarn in color 1
Small amount of King Cole Big Value Baby DK Yarn in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook
3 small buttons

GAUGE 5dc and 2.5 rows of dc measures approx 1 Inch

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Crochet Shell Coat

Coat – Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

Using color 1 ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (52dc + ch3)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3. 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (62dc + ch3)

3rd Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the  next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

6th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (102dc + ch3)

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Inc Row) as 6th Row, until 1dc remains, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. (136dc + ch3)

Commence with Skirt – ch4, 1trc in next dc, skip 1dc, * 1 shell (see abbrev) in next dc, skip 1dc, 1trc in each of next 2dc, skip 1dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc and ch3, skip 1dc, 1 shell in next dc, skip 1dc, 1trc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (27 shells)

First Pattern Row – ch4, 1bptrc around next trc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, * bptrc around each of next 2 single trc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, * rpt from * to * to last trc and 4tch, 1bptrc around last tr, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Second Pattern Row – ch4, 1fptrc around next trc, 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, * 1fptrc around each of next 2 single trc, 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, * rpt from * to * to last trc and 4tch, fptrc around next trc, 1dc in top of ch4. Turn.

Next Row – (Divide for armholes)
ch4, 1bptrc around next trc * 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, bptrc around each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * (2 more times),
1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1bptrc around next trc, skip next (trc, 5 shells and trc), bptrc around next single trc, rpt from * to * (8 more times),
1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, bptrc around next trc, skip next (trc, 5 shells and trc), bptrc around next single trc, rpt from * to * (3 more times),
1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1bptrc around next trc, 1dc in top of ch4. Turn (17 Shells)

Rpt Second Pattern Row.

Rpt First and Second Pattern Rows until 13 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or work measures approx 10.5 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin color 1 to single trc underarm, ch4, 1trc in base of ch4, * 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1bptrc around each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell and trc, work 1 shell in ch1 space on last shell, 1bptrc around single trc, sl st to top of ch4 at beginning of row. Turn. (5 shells)

Skipping the first trc for next row only, work pattern rows as follows:-

Pattern Row 1 – ch4, * Work 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1fptrc around each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell and trc, work 1 shell in ch1 space of shell, 1fptrc around trc, sl st to top of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – ch4, bptrc around next single trc, * 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, 1bptrc around each of next 2 single trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1 shell in ch1 space of shell, sl st to top of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.

Continue with Pattern rows 1 & 2 until 11 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or sleeve seam measures approx 5 Inches from underarm. Fasten off. Turn.

Contrast Color Edge – Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next trc, * 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, 1sc in each of next 2trc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – Starting at lower edge RS facing, using color 1, work 42sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 51sc around neck edge, 3sc in corner, 42sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Next Row – (Buttonhole Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc up front edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end.  Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up front edge to corner. Fasten off.

Return to second front edge and working from neck downwards, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Contrast Color Edge – With WS facing, join color 2 at the bottom of buttonhole band, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of the next 2 row ends, 1sc in next (dc and trc), * 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch1 space of shell, 1sc in each of next 2dc, 1sc in each of next 2trc, * rpt from * to * to last trc and 3 row ends from button band, work 1sc in last trc, 1sc in each of next 2 row ends, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc down second front edge to corner, 1sc in base of ch1, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps under arm’s, tie off and sew in ends. Sew on 3 buttons at yoke to correspond with buttonholes.

Teddy Bear Face – With color 2 yarn make a magic circle, (RS) ch3, 12dc in circle, close circle pulling loose thread, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (12dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch3, work 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (24dc + ch3)

Rpt last row once. DNT. (48dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch1, sl st in base of ch1, sl st in next 16dc, 2dc in next dc, 3trc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, (first ear made) sl st in next 10dc, 2dc in next dc, 3trc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, (second ear made) sl st in next 16dc, sl st to first sl st. Fasten off.

Nose – Using color 1 make magic circle, (WS) ch1, 12sc in circle, close circle pulling loose thread, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. DNT. (12sc)

Next Row – ch1, work 2sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. DNT. (24sc)

Next Row – ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. (24sc)

With RS of nose facing attach to face, use black colored yarn to darn on eyes, nose and mouth (see picture) decorate with a ribbon bow etc.

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Crochet Shell Coat

Pattern number 24BFJC

UK Format

Abbreviations UK
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
dtr.      Double Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch
DNT.   Do Not Turn
tch.     Turning Chain

Shell.  (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same stitch.

fpdtr. Work dtr around front post of the dtr on row below

bpdtr. Work dtr around back post of the dtr on row below

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr
4ch counts as first dtr

Size to fit approx:-  16” Chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 5 Inches

Teddy Bear Face Applique:-  Approx size: 3 x 3 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn

I have used:-
130 grams of King Cole big value baby DK yarn in colour 1
Small amount of King Cole Big Value Baby DK Yarn in colour 2

4.00mm Clover crochet hook
3 small buttons

TENSION 5tr and 2.5 rows of tr measures approx 1 Inch

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Coat – Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

Using colour 1 make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr in each ch to end. Turn. (52tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch. 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 4tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (62tr + 3ch)

3rd Row – 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the  next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

6th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 2tr * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (102tr + 3ch)

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Inc Row) as 6th Row, until 1tr remains, 2tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. (136tr + 3ch)

Commence with Skirt – 4ch, 1dtr into next tr, miss 1tr, * 1 shell (see abbrev) into next tr, miss 1tr, 1dtr into each of next 2tr, miss 1tr, * rpt from * to * to last 4tr and 3ch, miss 1tr, 1 shell into next tr, miss 1tr, 1dtr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (27 shells)

First Pattern Row – 4ch, 1bpdtr around next dtr, 1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, * bpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, 1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, * rpt from * to * to last dtr and 4tch, 1bpdtr around last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Second Pattern Row – 4ch, 1fpdtr around next dtr, 1 shell into 1ch space on next shell, * 1fpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, 1 shell into 1ch space on next shell, * rpt from * to * to last dtr and 4tch, fpdtr around next dtr, 1tr into top of 4ch. Turn.

Next Row – (Divide for armholes)
4ch, 1bpdtr around next dtr * 1 shell into 1ch space on next shell, bpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, * rpt from * to * (2 more times),
1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, 1bpdtr around next dtr, miss next (dtr, 5 shells and dtr), bpdtr around next single dtr, rpt from * to * (8 more times),
1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, bpdtr around next dtr, miss next (dtr, 5 shells and dtr), bpdtr around next single dtr, rpt from * to * (3 more times),
1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, 1bpdtr around next dtr, 1tr into top of 4ch. Turn (17 Shells)

Rpt Second Pattern Row.

Rpt First and Second Pattern Rows until 13 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or work measures approx 10.5 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin colour 1 to single dtr underarm, 4ch, 1dtr into base of 4ch, * 1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, 1bpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, * rpt from * to * to last shell and dtr, work 1 shell in 1ch space on last shell, 1bpdtr around single dtr, ss to top of 4ch at beginning of row. Turn. (5 shells)

Missing the first dtr for next row only, work pattern rows as follows:-

Pattern Row 1 – 4ch, * Work 1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, 1fpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, * rpt from * to * to last shell and dtr, work 1 shell into 1ch space of shell, 1fpdtr around dtr, ss to top of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 4ch, bpdtr around next single dtr, * 1 shell into 1ch space of next shell, 1bpdtr around each of next 2 single dtr, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1 shell into 1ch space of shell, ss to top of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Continue with Pattern rows 1 & 2 until 11 shell rows have been worked in all from yoke or sleeve seam measures approx 5 Inches from underarm. Fasten off. Turn.

Contrast Colour Edge – Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dtr, * 1dc into each of next 2tr, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) into 1ch space of shell, 1dc into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dtr, * rpt from * to * to last shell, work 1dc into each of next 2tr, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) into 1ch space of shell, 1dc into each of next 2tr, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – Starting at lower edge RS facing, using colour 1, work 42dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 51dc around neck edge, 3dc into corner, 42dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Next Row – (Buttonhole Row) Work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc up front edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each dc to end.  Turn.

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space up front edge to corner. Fasten off.

Return to second front edge and working from neck downwards, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.

Contrast Colour Edge – With WS facing, join colour 2 at the bottom of buttonhole band, make 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of the next 2 row ends, 1dc into next (tr and dtr), * 1dc into each of next 2tr, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) into 1ch space of shell, 1dc into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dtr, * rpt from * to * to last dtr and 3 row ends from button band, work 1dc into last dtr, 1dc into each of next 2 row ends, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc down second front edge to corner, 1dc into base of 1ch, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps under arm’s, tie off and sew in ends. Sew on 3 buttons at yoke to correspond with buttonholes.

Teddy Bear Face – With colour 2 yarn make a magic circle, (RS) work 3ch, 12tr into circle, close circle pulling loose thread, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. DNT. (12tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 3ch, work 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. DNT. (24tr + 3ch)

Rpt last row once. DNT. (48tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, ss into next 16tr, 2tr into next tr, 3dtr into next tr, 2tr into next tr, (first ear made) ss into next 10tr, 2tr into next tr, 3dtr into next tr, 2tr into next tr, (second ear made) ss into next 16tr, ss to first ss. Fasten off.

Nose – Using colour 1 make magic circle, (WS) work 1ch, 12dc into circle, close circle pulling loose thread, ss to first dc on beginning of row. DNT. (12dc)

Next Row – 1ch, work 2dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. DNT. (24dc)

Next Row – 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off. (24dc)

With RS of nose facing attach to face, use black coloured yarn to darn on eyes, nose and mouth (see picture) decorate with a ribbon bow etc.

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