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baby jacket

  
Ok this is how to make the jacket above
You make it by making the round fronts 
With the back below the arm hole.
This is joined in a U shape.
And you make your start chain 
so it fits across the back.

  1. Chain the length require plus 3 stitches Make 5DC into the 4th stitch, DC to last stitch, make 6DC into this stitch.
  2. Turn and chain 3 , DC into 1st stitch, 2 Dc into each of the next 5 stitches, so you have 12 DC. DC in each stitch till last 6 stitches you need to put 2DC into each, so you have 12 DC at this end.Mark the end of this row....
  3. Turn and chain 3, DC into 1st stitch,
    *1DC in next stitch  2Dc in next stitch * do this 4 more times.     
    16DC chain of 3.. at this end...  
    chain across the back, till you get to the last 12 stitches
    2DC into next Stitch
    *1DC in next stitch  2Dc in next stitch * do this 4 more times.     17DC   .. at this end...
  4. Turn and chain 3, DC into 1st stitch,
    *1DC in next stitch1DC in next stitch 2DC in next stitch * do this 4 more times.     
    22DC chain of 3.. at this end...  
    chain across the back, till you get to the last 12 stitches
    2DC into next Stitch
    *1DC in next stitch 1DC in next stitch, 2DC in next stitch * do this 4 more times.     23DC   .. at this end...
  5. Can you see how you add 1 DC extra each row...
    so this row is 3DC and 2DC in next stitch will be the repeat.
  6. This row is 4DC and 2DC in next stitch will be the repeat.
  7. This row is 5DC and 2DC in next stitch will be the repeat.
  8. You continue this till your U shape when folded allows enough room for the arms.   
  9. Where you Marked row 2 rejoin your wool on the work across your start chain, I Dc in each stitch,  
  10. Turn chain 3, 1 DC in each row.
  11. Repeat row 10 till you have as many rows as your main section, it looks like an oval with 2 opening, fold the  circle ends in to make your cardigan fronts and CHECK it fits,   if it is too large or too small you can adjust the size at this point....
  1. Red is your Start Chain., The main body of the oval was  the U shape you worked, the bit between the blue is where you rejoined you yarm and worked the section which is waist to neck.
  2. Fold the 2 circle bits of the oval inwards and pin together, now it looks like a sleeveless jacket, you can make sure the arm holes are big enough,   
  3. you can always add or take away rows to change the size.
  4. Starting half way between the Blue markers join your yarn and decide  which is the outside of your work, it doesn't really matter.
    work HDC into each stitch,   on the outside of the oval,  keeping your Stitch tight as you cross the joins,   , SS to join when you get back to your first HDC.
  5. Chain 1 , DHC in each stitch, till you get chain to the Chain 1 SS, 
  6. You can repeat this as many times as you like on the outside edge, I did 3 rows.
Ok break yarn sew in ends,  

  1. To make the sleeves pick up as make stitches as you need evenly around an arm hole. SS
  2. Chain 3 DC into each stitch  SS into chain 3.
  3. Repeat row 2 till your sleeve is as long as you want.
  4. I  made a scallop edge too my design but you don't have too do this...
  5. if you do it's miss a stitch 5DC into same stitch,
     * miss a stitch SS  into next stitch, miss a stitch 5DC into same stitch, *repeat this you get to the end,  Don't worry if you end up with a spare stitch at the end, just SS into the last stitch to finish,, 
  6. Ok break yarn sew in ends,  
Repeat for the other side of your work...

1 comment:

Bertha Lucky KEMP said...

I'M GOING TO TRY AND MAKE IT,

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