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Snowflake Cape, Jacket, Beret, cap, afghan

Snowflake cape, Snow Baby jacket and beret, and Spun Sugar jacket, hat and booties are original "School house" designs by Lillian Rather.

Thank you Aud for sharing with us 

     Gauge:  The correct gauge is important to the fit of your garments.  To check gauge, make a test swatch of at least 3" square of the pattern stitch, using the yarn and hook or needle specified.  DON NOT HESITATE TO CHANGE HOOK OR NEEDLE SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE.

  SNOWFLAKE HOODED CAPE

Directions are for one size, infant to 3 months.

Cape measures 15" from neckline to hem.

 Gauge:  5 dc=1"; 2 rows dc=1"

 Materials:  Steel crochet hook size 0; 5 oz. 3-ply baby acrylic

 Directions:  Ch 115.

Row 1:  dc in 5th ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, ch 3 to turn.

Row 2:  In 3rd dc make shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same st makes shell), * skip 3 st, shell in next dc.  Repeat from * across Row, dc in last dc, ch 3, to turn.

Rows 3-6:  shell over shell (make shell in center ch of shell below) across Row, dc in last st, ch 3 to turn.

Row 7:  Shell (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch below. Continue shell across Row, dc in last st, ch 3 to turn.

Rows 8-12:  Repeat Row 7.

Row 13:  Shell (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in chain of shell below.  Continue shell across Row, dc in last st, ch 3 to turn.

Next Rows:  Repeat Row 13 until 17 more rows have been completed or until garment has reached length you desire.

Break off.  

HOOD:  Count in 28 dc from beginning Row of cape.  Join yarn with a sl st.

Row 1:  Ch 3, skip 3 dc, shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same stitch) skip 3 dc.  Repeat shell across until 13 shells have been made, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3 to turn.

Rows 2-10:  Repeat shell over shell rows until 10 rows have been completed.

(There should be 7 shells on cape extending beyond either side of the hood).  Do not break yarn.  Fold hook in half, right sides together and crochet or sew across top edge.  Break yarn.

 Edging:  With right side of garment facing you, join another ball of yarn at neck edge in 1st st of hood.  Skip starting ch 3 of 1st Row, * 3 dc, picot (ch 3, slip st through 1st st of chain--picot made) 3 dc in ch 3 of next Row.  Repeat from * around edge of hood.  Sc in each dc along left front neck edge of cape, 3 sc in corner, * shell (4 dc, picot, 4 dc), sc in starting ch of next Row.  Repeat from * along left side edge of cape, 3 sc in corner.  Make shell over shell ( 5 dc, picot, 5 dc) across bottom of cape, 3 sc in corner, (this makes the bottom trim of cape).  Repeat shell on right side of edge the same as worked on left side (4 dc, picot, 4 dc), 3 sc in corner and sc across right front neck edge.  Attach where joined.  Break yarn.

 Finishing:  Double yarn and make a chain of 120 sts.  Thread this through neck edge, going over and under 2 dc.  Make 2 pompons 1 ½" in diameter and attach to point of hood and ch 10 sts.  Make one 2" diameter pompon and attach to end of chain.

 

SPUN SUGAR JACKET, HAT AND BOOTIES

Directions are for one size, infant to 3 months.

 Gauge:  5 dc=1"; 2 rows dc=1"

 Materials: 

4 oz. 3-ply baby acrylic

Steel crochet hook size 0

4 small buttons for jacket

 Note:  If you are unfamiliar with the loop stitch, we suggest you work up a small swatch for practice.  The stitch looks complicated, but is easy after a little practice.

 General Directions:  Unless otherwise specified, at end of each Row break yarn and fasten off.  Join yarn for each new Row on the 3rd st of ch 3 on previous Row.  The double crochet loop stitch (directions for this stitch below) is always made with the wrong side of garment facing you.  Work carefully in order to avoid a mistake in counting.

 Double Crochet Loop Stitch: (abbreviated dcL used in pattern).  With wrong side of work toward you, * YO hook, insert hook in next st, hook yarn and pull through (three loops on hook).  Wrap yarn around tip of left hand index finger, insert hook behind yarn and through loop on finger (Fig. 1), draw loop through first 2 loops on hook.  Insert hook in front of loop on finger and in back of yarn (Fig. 2), and draw yarn through remaining loops on hook.  drop long loop off finger.  Repeat from * across.

In working loop stitch, keep yarn close to tip of finger, and wrap snugly.  If you wish, you can wrap yarn around a pencil instead of finger.

      

 

JACKET

Yoke: Starting at neck edge ch 71. Counting the ch 3 as 1 dc, dc in 4th ch from hook, 10 dc, 4 dc in next st (inc made), 9 dc, inc, 23 dc, inc, 9 dc, inc, 12 dc. (81 sts) Fasten and break off yarn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 13 dc, inc, 12 dc, inc, 25 dc, inc, 12 dc, inc, 14 dc.  (93 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 3, 15 dc, inc, 15 dc, inc, 27 dc, inc, 15 dc, inc, 16 dc.  (105 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 3, 17 dc, inc, 18 dc, inc, 29 dc, inc, 18 dc, inc, 18 dc.  (117 sts)

Row 5:  Ch 3, 19 dc, inc, 21 dc, inc, 31 dc, inc, 21 dc, inc, 20 dc.  (129 sts)  Do not break yarn at end of this Row.  Ch 3 to turn.

Row 6:  21 dcL, inc, 24 dcL, inc, 33 dcL, inc, 24 dcL, inc, 21 dcL, 1 dc in last st.  Fasten and break off.  (141 sts)

Row 7:  Ch 3, 23 dcL, inc, 27 dcL, inc, 35 dcL, inc, 27 dcL, inc, 23 dcL, 1 dc.  ( 153 sts)

Row 8:  Ch 3, 25 dcL, inc, 30 dcL, inc, 37 dcL, inc, 30 dcL, inc, 25 dcL, 1 dc. (165 sts)  This completes yoke.

Row 9:  Ch 3, 25 dcL, 2 dcL in next st (inc made) skip 36 dcL, of previous Row (sleeve opening) inc in next st, 38 dcL across back, inc in next st, skip 36 dcL, in previous Row, 2 dcL in next st, 25 dcL, 1 dc.

Row 10:  Ch 3, 27 dcL, inc in next st, 41 dcL across back, inc in next, 27 dcL, 1 dc.  (101 sts)

Row 11:  Ch 3, dcL across Row, 1 dc in last st.  Repeat Row 11 until 6 more rows have been completed.  Do NOT break yarn.  Ch 3 to turn.

Row 18:  Dc across Row, ch 3 slip st in last st of previous Row.  Do not break yarn.

Edging:  With right side of work facing you, sc along side front, across next sts, down left side front, across bottom sts  and continue another Row of sc along right side front making 1st buttonhole on first loop st Row on yoke as follows:  * ch 3, skip 1 sc, 3 sc.  Repeat from * 3 times.  ( buttonholes made)  Do not break yarn.  Join another strand of yarn on 1st sc of neck edge Row.  Ch 3, dc across to last st, ch 3, join with slip st.  Fasten and break yarn.  Continue with 1st ball of yarn, sc across dc of neck edge, down left side front and across bottom edge.  Slip st in last sc.  Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

Row 1:  With wrong side facing you, insert hook at center underarm, through the 1st and last st worked of the previous Row.  Attach yarn and ch 3, 36 dcL around, join to 1st dcL st of previous round.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 35 dcL around, join.

Row 3:  Ch 3, 34 dcL around, join.

Row 4:  Ch 3, 33 dcL around, join.

Row 5:  Ch 3, 32 dcL around, join.

Row 6:  Ch 3, 31 dcL around, join.

Row 7:  Ch 3, 30 dcL around, join.

Row 8:  Ch 3, 29 dcL around, join.

Row 9:  Ch 3, dcL 28 around, join.

Row 10:  Sc around.

Fasten and break off.  Work other sleeve to correspond.

Booties

Ch 28 sts and join, * ch 3, 5 dc (for instep) ch 3, turn.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Fasten and break off.

Row 1:  Attach yarn at center st (back) ch 3, 41 dc around.

Row 2:  Sc around.

Row 3:  Dc around.

Sole (4" long):  Picking up back loop of st of previous Row, decrease as follows:  Skip 1 dc, sc in next st, 16 sc, skip 1, sc, skip 1, sc, skip 1, sc, 16 sc, skip 1, slip st in next st.

Next Row:  Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc, 13 sc, skip 1, sc, skip 1, sc, skip 1, sc, 13 sc, skip 1, slip st.  Turning to inside, fold evenly and slip st to close opening.  Fasten and break yarn.  Turn right side out, attach yarn center back, sc around in back loop of sts of first Row of sole.  Fasten and break off. 

For Leg:  Attach yarn at center back of leg opening.

Row 1:  Ch 3, dc around (28 dc) join.  Do not break yarn.  Turn wrong side out to work dcL st.

Row 2: Ch 3, 28 dcL around, join.

Rows 3 and 4:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 5:  Sc around edge, join, fasten and break off.  Make other bootie to correspond.

 

BONNET

Do not break yarn until specified.  Ch 3, join in a ring, ch 3, work 10 dc in ring.  Join.

Row 1:  Ch 3, 2 dcL in each st around.  (22 dcL)

Row 2:  Ch 3, * 2 dcL in next st, 1 dcL in next st.  Repeat from * (35 dcL).

Row 3:  Ch 3, 1 dcL, * dcL in next 2 sts, 2 dcL in next st.  Repeat from * (47 dcL)

Row 4:  Ch 3, 2 dcL, * 2 dcL in next st, dcL in next 3 sts.  Repeat from * (59 dcL).

Row 5:  Ch 3, 59 dcL around.

Row 6:  Ch 3, 46 dcL, dc in next st.  Fasten and break off (12 sts left for neck opening) 

Repeat Row 6 until 6 more rows have been completed.  Sc around edge. Fasten and break off. 

Fold one Row under.  With right side facing you, attach yarn and sc along neck edge going through both thicknesses on each end.  Fasten and break off.  Attach yarn, ch 3, dc across Row,  ch 3 and slip st to last sc of previous Row.  Fasten and break off.  Attach yarn and sc across, slip st last st.  Fasten and break off.

 Cords:  Make a chain 22" long, thread through dc sts at neck opening of jacket.  Make a tassel fro each end of cord by winding yarn evenly around 1 ½" wide cardboard, 15 times.  Tie together at top of tassel, cut yarn at bottom.  Make a chain 24" long, thread through dc sts at neck edge of hat, make and attach 2 tassels.  Make cords 12 inches long for each bootie, thread through dc rows of leg opening, attach tassels.  Mote: you may use ¼ " wide satin ribbon in place of cords if preferred.  Sew buttons to front.

 

SNOW BABY JACKET AND BERET

Directions are for size 6 months.  Changes for size 1 year are in parentheses.  Chest measurements are 20" (21")

 Gauge:  on Size 8 needles: 6 sts=1";  7 rows stockinette st=1"

 Materials: 

4 (6) ozs. acrylic sport yarn

6    ½" diameter cabone rings

Knitting needles:  Size 4 and Size 8 straight needles

Size 4 and Size 8 circular needles, 24 inches long

Size 7 double point needles (dp)

Size 8 double point needles

3 stitch holders

 

JACKET

With size 4 straight needles, cast on 121 (123) sts.

Row 1:  * K1, P 1, repeat from * across. 

Row 2:  * P1, K1, repeat from * across.  Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until ribbing measures 2", working buttonhole on 3rd (5th) Row.  (To make buttonhole:  At beg of Row, K1, P1, K1, YO, P2 together, continue in ribbing as established across Row.  Work a button hole every 2" until 6 have been completed.)  Switch to 8 straight needles.

Row 1:  * K1, P1, repeat from * for 8 sts, K 105 (107) sts, * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts.

Row 2:  * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts, P 105 (107) sts, * K1, P1, repeat from * for 8 sts.  Keeping the 2 front bands in ribbing repeat Rows 1 and 2 until work measures 4 ½ (5) inches above ribbing.

With right side facing, divide work as follows:  Knit right side front across 33 sts, place on holder, bind off 3 sts, K across 49 (51) sts, place on holder,  bind off 3 sts, knit across 33 sts (left front)

 LEFT FRONT

Row 1:  * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts, P 25.

Row 2:  Bind off 3 sts (underarm) K 21, * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts.

Row 3:  * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts, P 22 sts.

Row 4:  K 2 tog, K 20, * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts.

Row 5:  * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts, P21.

Row 6:  K 2 tog, K 19, * P1, K1, repeat from * 8 sts.

Row 7:  * P1, K1, repeat from * for 8 sts, P20 (28sts).  Break yarn, place 28 sts on holder.  Work right side to correspond starting with * K1, P1, across band.  Do not break yarn.

 BACK

Place 49 (51) sts on needle with wrong side facing.

Row 1:  Join yarn and P across.

Row 2:  Knit across, dec 1 st each side, 47 (49) sts.

Row 3:  P across, dec one stitch on each side, 45 (47) sts.  Break yarn and place stitches on holder.

 SLEEVES:  With another ball of yarn and Size 4 straight needles cast on 29 (31) sts, * K1, P1, repeat from * across rows until work measures 1 ½ inches.

Change to Size 8 straight needles.  Knit in stockinette (K one Row, P one Row) inc one st each side of work every 1 ½ inches until there are 35 (37) sts on needle.  Continue in stockinette until work measures 5 ½ (6) inches from ribbing.  Bind off 3 sts at beginning of the next 2 rows.  Continue stockinette, dec one st on each side every other Row until 25 (27) sts remain.  Break off yarn and place sts on holder.  Work other sleeve to correspond.

With wrong side of work facing you, remove work from holders to Size 8 circular needle as follows:  left front, sleeve, back, sleeve, right front.  Work across 151 (153) sts as follows:

Row 1:  * K1, P1, repeat from * across Row.

Row 2:  * P1, K1, repeat from * across Row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 2 ½ (3) inches ending on wrong side.  Dec across next Row as follows:

P1, K1, P1, K1, * P1, K 2 tog.  Repeat from * to last 9 sts.  End Row, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.  (On large size begin this Row:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 to * above and continue as above).  Change to Size 4 circular needle.  * K1, P1, repeat from * across Row.

Next Row:  * P1, K1, repeat from * across Row.  Repeat these two rows until 1" has been completed.

Next Row:  With wrong sides facing you, dec across Row as follows:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1,K1, P1, K1,  * P1, K 3 tog, in back of st.  Repeat from * across Row to last 9 sts.  End Row with K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, 61 (63) sts.

Last Row:  * K1, P1, repeat from * across.  Bind off in ribbing.

 Neck Band:  With Size 4 straight needles, cast on 8 sts,  * K1, P1, repeat from * for 9 rows making buttonhole on 4th and 9th rows. 

Continue * K1, P1, repeating from * until neck band measures 11 ½ (12) inches.  Bind off.  Sew band around neck edge with front edge in line with end of 2nd buttonhole on band.  Sew sides of sleeves and sew underarm openings.

 MITTENS:  With Size 4 double point needle, pick up 20 sts on back edge of sleeve (counting from sleeve seam).  Cast on 10 (12) sts.  Divide evenly on 3 dp needles.  Knit around for 24 rounds. 

Decrease as follows:

Row 1:  * K1, P 2 tog, repeat around from *.

Row 2:  K one round even.

Row 3:  * K1, K 2 tog, repeat from * around.  Break yarn, pull through sts and fasten securely.

 BERET:  With size 4 dp needle, cast on 80 (88) sts.  Mark for beginning Row.  Divide sts on 3 needles (26-26-28), * K1, P1, repeat from * for 3 (4) inches.  Change to Size 8 dp needle.

First round:  Inc one st in 1st st, K 39 (41, inc in next st, K around 82 (88) sts.  K around for 3 inches.

1st decrease Row:  * K1, P 2 tog, repeat around from * ending with P 3. 54 (58) sts.  Change to Size 4 dp needle.  * K1, P1, repeat from * around for ¾".

2nd decrease Row:  * K1, P 3 tog, repeat from * around.  End with K1, P1 28 (30) * K1, P1, repeat around for 2 rows.

3rd decrease Row:  K 2 tog around.

Break yarn, pull through sts and fasten.  Fold ribbing in half and sew on inside, keeping sts loose so that beret will stretch as needed. 

Fold over crown at beginning of ribbing and sew to top of ribbing at beginning of stockinette Row.  Make 3 2" diameter pompoms and attach down side of beret.

 

TIES AND BUTTONS:  With 2 strands of yarn 8 yards long, crochet 11-inch ties on each side of beret and attach 1 ½" diameter pompom end of each.  Crochet around 8, ½" cabone rings for buttons.  Attach firmly.  Work button hole st around buttonholes and around hand openings of mittens.

 

DREAM PUFF BABY AFGHAN

Original design by Jean Leinhauser

Approximate size of afghan:  32 X 43"

 Gauge:  8 rows=3 ½"; 23 ch-sts=6" wide

 Materials:  Aluminum crochet hook size K

5 4-oz skeins knitting worsted

 Directions:  Ch 103

Row 1:  In 5th ch from hook, work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc),  * skip 3 ch, work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch, repeat from * across, end sk next ch, 1 dc in last ch.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  Sc in first dc, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, YO draw up a loop in space between next 2 dc, YO, and draw through 2 loops, (YO, draw up a loop in same sp, YO and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 ( a puff stitch has now been made).  Repeat from * across, end 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in top of turning ch.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  Sc in each sc and in each puff st across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4:  Sk 2 sc * (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next sc, sk 3 sc, repeat from * across, end sk next sc, 1 dc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 5:  1 sc in first dc, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 1 sc in space between next 2 dc, repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 6:  1 sc in each of first 4 sc, * puff st in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * across, end last repeat with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc.  Ch1, turn.

 Repeat Rows 3 through 6 until afghan measures approximately 41" long, ending with pattern Row 4.  On last Row 4, eliminate final ch st.

Fasten off.

  SHELL BORDER

Work 1 Row of sc around entire afghan.  Start shell pattern in corner:  In first sc, work 7 dc, * skip 2 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, work 7 dc in next sc; repeat from * around.

Fasten off.

another Afghan  to complete the set

Size: approx 32" x 43"  Materials: Worsted wt yarn, 24 oz; aluminum crochet hook size K (Canadian size 2) or size need for gauge.  Gauge: 3 sc = 1"  * rows = 3 ½ "InstructionsCh 99 loosely. 

Row 1: in 5th ch from hook, work (dc, ch3, dc), * sk 3 ch, work (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch; rep from * across, ending sk next ch, dc in last ch; ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in first dc, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sp between next 2 dc; repeat from * across; ch 1, turn.

Row 3: sc in each of first 4 sc, * make puff st as follows: Yo, pull up a loop in next sc, Yo and draw through 2 loops, (YO pull up a loop in same sc, YO and draw through 2 loops) 4 times (6 loops on hook), YO and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 (puff st made), sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * across, ending last rep with sc in each of rem 4 sc; ch 1, turn.

Row 4: sc in first sc, * sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in puff st; rep from * across, ending sc in each of rem 4 sc; ch 3, turn: 97 sc. 

Row 5: sk first 2 sc, * (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc, sk 3 sc; rep from * across,  ending sk next sc, dc in rem sc; ch 1, turn.

Rep rows 2 -5 until afghan measures approx. 41" long, ending by working Row 5.  At end of last Row, do not ch; finish off.

Shell border: work 1 Row of sc around entire afghan.  Start shell patt in corner: in first sc, work 7 dc, * sk 2 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, sk 2 sc, work 7 dc in next sc; rep from * arouond. Finish off.