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Shell Stitch CrochetedSacque, Cap, Booties

Size 6 months Exchange to knit

1 Bone Crochet Hook, Size 2 or 3.

Material---3 Ply Baby Yarn or Pompadour.

3 one ounce balls white, 1 one ounce ball pink or blue, for Sacque, Cap and Booties.

SACQUE

Row l--Starting at bottom of Yoke, with white, ch 53 (to measure 8 inches, loosely), work 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, s c to end of ch (52 s c). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2--Work 1 sc in each sc of previous Row, ch 1, turn,

Repeat Row 2, until you have 22 rows from beginning.

Row 23--Work 16 sc for shoulder, ch 1, turn, work on these 16 sts for 11 more rows. Ch 2, turn, now work 18 s c across Row. Now s c in each st, continue to inc 2 s c on every other Row until you have 32 sts.

On next Row, at neck edge, work buttonhole as follows:

Ch l, turn, work 1 s c, ch 2, skip 2 s c, s c to end of Row.

On next Row, work 2 s c over 2 ch.

Work 1 more Row.

Now dec 2 sc at end of every Row, at front edge, until you have 28 sts, break thread. Attach yarn at neck edge, work to correspond to other shoulder, until there are 28 sts. Work even until piece measures same as other side. Continue with white yarn and work 1 Row of s c around entire yoke and neck, work 3 sc in corners. With pink or blue, work 1 Row in same manner, break thread.

Pattern-

Row 1---Continue with white, in 3rd s c of left front corner of yoke, * work 2 d c in same stitch, ch 3, s c in same stitch, skip 2 s c, 2 d c in next stitch, ch 3, s c in same st, repeat from *across front of yoke for 10 shells. Ch 9, for underarm, work 2 d c in first s c of back, follow pattern across back for 19 shells, ch 9 for underarm and continue across front (10 shells), ch 3, turn.

Row 2--* Work 2 d c over ch 3 of previous Row, ch 3, s c in same place, repeat from *across front, work 2 d c in 2nd ch of underarm, ch 3, s c in same st, skip 2 ch, work 2 more shells over ch.

Continue pattern across back, work 2nd underarm and front to correspond. Work remainder of sacque, same as Row 2, for 16 more rows, break thread.

Fasten blue yarn and *work 1 Row blue, 1 Row white, repeat from *once.

Fasten blue yarn in left front corner at bottom of yoke and work one Row of shells on front, across bottom and other front, fasten with sl st in s c of yoke.

Sleeve—

Fasten white yarn in middle ch of underarm, ch 3, skip 2 ch, 2 d c in next ch, ch 3, s c in same st. Work shell in first sc of yoke, skip 3 s c, work 8 more shells skipping 3 sc between shells. * Now skip 2 sc between next shell, 3 s c between next shell, repeat from *around armhole, working last shell in 2nd ch at underarm (18 shells),

join with a sl st in ch 3 at beg of Row, ch 3, turn.

Work 15 more rows in shell, work 1 Row in blue, then white, repeat blue and white once more, ch 1, turn.

Cuff--* Work1 s c in ch 3, 1 s c in next d c, repeat froth *around Row. Work 5 more rows of s c. With blue, work 1 more Row of shells, skipping 2 s c between shells.

CAP

With white yarn, ch 3, join, work 7 s c in ring, then work 2 s c in each st, until there are 24 sts around. Inc in every 5th st, until there are 45 sts around.

Now inc in every 10th st until there are 64 sts around, sl st in next st. Fasten blue yam on opposite edge of circle, work 1 Row of s c around. 72 s c. Fasten with sl st, break yarn.

Shell st--Fasten white yarn, ch 3, 1 d c in same st, ch 3, s c in same st, *skip 1 sc, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st. Repeat from * round, join with sl st, in ch 3 at beg of Row, ch 3, turn.

Rows 2, 3 and 4-- *Work 2 d c over ch 3, ch 3, s c in same place, repeat from *around join with a sl st, ch 3, turn. On next Row, follow pattern to within 7shells at beg of Row, turn, do not ch 3.

Follow pattern on short rows, for 3 more rows. Work 4 more rows alternating blue and white; ch 1, turn.

Band--Work *1 s c over ch 3, 2 s c in next 2 d c, 1 sc over ch 3, 1 sc in next d c, repeat from 4*across front.

Now s c in each d c along sides and s c across back of patterns same as front, ch 1, work 6 rows even on band, skipping 1 st at each end of rows.

Work 1 more Row of s c around back of cap in each st. With blue, work l Row of shells across front, skipping 2 s c between shells.

BOOTIES

Starting at instep, ch 13 sts, work 1 s c in 2nd st from hook and work 1 s c in each st to end of chain. Ch 1, turn, work 1 s c in each st for 12 more rows.

Ch 28 sts and sl st to other corner. S c in each st around instep and each st of ch, for 5 rows.

Work 5 more rows decreasing 3 sts to each round, do not have decreases come over those of previous Row.

Break thread and sew seam at sole. Join yarn at center back and work 2 rows of s c around top of bootie, decreasing 1 st in each Row, skip these sts equal distances apart. Work beading as follows: Ch 4, skip 1 st and work 1 d c in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * round Row, 20 d c, including ch 3 at beg of Row, join, ch 1. Work 1 s c in each st. Shell Pattern.

Row 1--Ch 3, *skip 3 s c, 2 d c in next st, ch 3, 1 s c in same st, repeat from * around Row, join with a sl st (10 shell), ch 3, turn.

Row 2--* Work 2 d c over ch 3, ch 3, s c in same place, repeat from *around Row, join with a sl st, ch 3, turn.

Work 1 more Row with white. Then alternate blue and white for 5 more rows.

Juvenile Styles 1943

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