Bernat Baby Softee Yarn

Size G-6 hook

Gauge: 4sts, 2 ½ rows per inch

Size: Newborn

Chain 36

Row 1:

dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 10 chs,3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in last 5 chs.

ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: sc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, sc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put sc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn.

*Armhole construction tutorial*

Row 7: dc in each sc across. ch 2, turn

Row 8: sc across, join at end of row, the rest is worked in the round. Ch 2.

How to work Cross (X) stitch:  Skip one stitch dc in next st, come back and work a dc in the skipped stitch. Repeat around. Join to ch 2.

Row 9: work X-stitch around. join to ch 2. Chain 1.

Row 10: sc in back loop only around. Join, Chain 2.

Repeat rows 9 & 10:  5 more times.

Back and Neck trim:

Join yarn in the back opening on the left side,

Ch 1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner st,

sc across neckline, 3sc in corner st,

sc down right side, placing 2 buttonholes evenly spaced.

finish off.

Sleeves:

Attach yarn at middle st of underarm,

Row 1: ch 2, dc in each st around. join.

Rows 2-4: ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join.

Row 5: ch 1, sc around. join, finish off

you can make sleeves long by doing 10 rows of dc.

copyright 2011 Kelly C Kearney

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