Crochet baby Set by Doreen Knitting Books, Volume 100, in 1950.

 

Size: Infants to 6 months

REQUIREMENTS:

YARN: 5-ounces of 3-ply Baby Yarn.

CROCHET HOOK: One # 3 Hook; One # 2 Steel Hook.

1 ball of silk for Trimming.

Starting at the neck: Chain 72 sts. Make 1 d c in 3rd st from hook, * 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 4 sts; repeat from * across row, ending with 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in last 2 sts. NOTE: Hereafter when working d c pick up the back loop of the sts and when increasing use both loops of the stitch on the row below. Ch 3, turn.

ROW 2: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next st; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts ; * skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 2 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Ch 3, turn. ROW 3: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 2 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 3 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 4: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 2 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 3 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 5: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 3 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 4 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 4 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 4 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 6: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 3 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 4 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 4 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 4 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 7: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 4 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 5 sts; * skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 5 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 5 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 8: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 4 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 5 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 5 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 5 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 9: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 5 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 6 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 6 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn. ROW 10: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 5 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 6 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 6 sts; repeat from * 12 times. Chain 3, turn.

ROW 11: SEPARATION: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; ** skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 7 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts **; skip the next 3 patterns for the sleeve; repeat between **’s 4 times, this is for the back; skip the next 3 patterns for second sleeve; repeat between **’s twice. (Sleeves will be worked later). Chain 3, turn. ROW 12: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 7 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; repeat from * across row. Chain 3, turn. ROW 13: Work in the same way, but each pattern has: 1 d c in next 8 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 8 sts. Chain 3, turn. ROW 14: Work in the same way but each pattern has: 1 d c in next 8 sts ; 5 d c in next st, 1 d c in next 8 sts. Chain 3, and turn. ROW 15: Work in the same way but each pattern has: 1 d c in next 9 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 9 sts. Chain 3, turn. ROW 16: Work in the same way but each pattern has: 1 d c in next 9 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 9 sts. Chain 3, turn. ROW 17: Work in the same way but each pattern has: 1 d c in next 10 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 10 sts. (No increase) Chain 3, turn. ROW 18: Do as row 17. (No increase). ROW 19: Do as row 17. (No increase). ROW 20: Do as row 17. (No increase). Break yarn.

SLEEVES: Tie yarn at the 2nd d c at the underarm edge on the first pattern; chain 3 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 7 sts; 3 de in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts ; repeat from * once more. Chain 3, turn. ROW 2: Skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 6 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 7 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 7 sts; repeat from * once more. Chain 3, turn. ROWS 3-4-5-6-7: Repeat row 2. Break yarn. Sew up sleeve.

BEADING AT NECK EDGE: Tie yarn at the neck edge; chain 4 sts; * skip 1 st; 1 d c in next st; chain 2, repeat from * around neck. Break yarn. TRIMMING: With a # 2 steel hook and using the silk, single crochet all around the sweater. 2nd ROW: Picot Edge: * Make 1 s c into the next 4 sts; ch 4; slip st back into the first chain, repeat from * all around sweater. Finish the cuff of the sleeve the same way.

BOOTIES: Instep and Sole: Using the #3 bone hook, chain 10 sts. Make 1 s c into 2nd st from hook and in each of the remaining 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. Work 1 s c into each stitch. Work 7 rows more of s c. Chain 31 sts; join with a slip st to corner of instep. Make 9 s c along side of instep; 9 s c across toe; 9 s c along 2nd side of instep and 1 s c into each of the 31-chain sts, Work 9 rows more of s c into each st. Fasten off and break yarn. Upper part: Tie yarn at center of chain and make 1 d c in each st around (40 d c). Ch 4, turn. Next row: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 2 sts, * 3 d c in next st, 1 d c in next 3 sts, skip 1 st, 1 d c in next 3 sts; repeat from * across row, ending with 1 d c in next 3 sts (5 shells). Ch 4, turn. Next row: Skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 2 sts, * 3 d c in next st, 1 d c in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 d c in next 3 sts; repeat from * across row, ending with 3 d c in one st, 1 d c in next 3 sts. Ch 4, turn. Repeat this last row 4 times. Break yarn. Sew up sole and back of bootie. Trim with silk as on the sweater. Run ribbon through the d c row.

BONNET: Using the #3 bone crochet hook: Chain 4 sts; join with a slip st, to form a ring. 6 s c into the ring. 2nd round: 2 s c into each stitch. (12 sts). Mark the beginning of the round with a colored thread, so as to keep it even. 3rd round: * 1 s c in next st; 2 s c in next st; repeat from * around once. 4th round: * 1 s c in next 2 sts; 2 s c in next st; repeat from * around once. Having 1 more stitch between each increase, keep increasing 6 sts on a round until you have 12 sts between each increase (84 sts). Ch 3 sts, turn.

ROW 1: Make 1 d c in next 68 sts; chain 3, turn. ROW 2: Make 1 d c into each stitch picking up the back loop only across row. Chain 3, turn. Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 4 inches from the back of the bonnet (edge of last s c row). FRONT FRILL: Chain 3 sts; 1 d c in next st; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts, * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 2 sts; 3 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts, repeat from * 8 times more. NEXT ROW: Ch 3, turn, skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next st; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 2 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 2 sts; repeat from * across. NEXT ROW: Ch 3, turn; skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 2 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; * skip 2 sts; 1 d c in next 3 sts; 5 d c in next st; 1 d c in next 3 sts; repeat from * across row. Break yarn.

NECK BAND: S c along one side front, across back sts and across 2nd front. Make 3 rows of s c into each stitch. Break yarn. Trim with the silk as the sweater on the frill of the bonnet.

Crochet Baby Vest .. done!

Alhamdulillah.. finally done my first crochet baby vest 😀

Sorry for the blurry picture… 🙁

What do you think? I hope to improve more in crocheting or knitting insyaAllah. The original pattern is much beautiful than mine. I changed a bit and it should have buttons but I am thinking to replace it with ribbon.. will find one soon!

I will share the patterns at Journey to the knitting & crochet world FB.

Happy crocheting! 🙂