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Girl's Jumper     Convert this to crochet

Size 3 to 5 years

Needles--No. 1 and 3 American Standard.

No 3 circular needle (skirt).

Baby yarn or soft 3 ply yarn. 

Panties--3 ounces Flower Blue.

Gauge--8 sts to 1 inch.

Starting at bottom, with No. 3 circular needle, cast on 420 sts (441 sts, size 4), join being careful not to twist sts.

*K 20, P 1, repeat from *around row and repeat this row for 2 inches.

Now made a dec as follows: *K 1, K 2 tog, K 14, K 2 tog, K 1, P 1, repeat from *around row.

Work even for 2 inches.

Make another dec in same manner having 2 sts less between each dec.

Now dec every inch, until skirt measures 8 inches, 180 sts.

Cast on 2 sts at end of next 2 rows, now skirt is worked.

K 1 Row,

P 1 Row, (back and forth), always keeping first and last 4 sts K on purled rows for border at vent, continue pattern K 1 st on purled rows.

Work 1 inch even, or desired length to waistline. On next Row, on wrong side, K 2, bind off 2 sts for button hole.

On next Row cast on 2 sts over those bound off and dec 10 sts (decreased in center of every other gore).

Change to No. 1 needles, K 1, P 1 for 1 ¼ inches and make 1 more buttonhole spaced 1 inch apart. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.

Now K 1 st, P 1 st, for 32 sts, place on st holder, bind off 24 sts (underarm), work in ribbing for 22 sts, cast on 10 sts.

Now work on these 32 sts in ribbing and dec 1 st at beg of every row, until you have 11 sts. Work in ribbing on 11 sts until strap measures 10 inches.

Work 4 sts, bind off 3, work 4 sts.

On next Row cast on 3 sts over those bound off. Work 1 inch even.

Make another buttonhole.

Dec 1 st at beg of next 4 rows, bind off.

Join yarn at front and work over 32 sts, work to correspond to other strap.

Join yarn, bind off 24 sts (underarm), work 32 sts same as fronts until you have 11 sts, bind off.

Work other back to correspond.

Finishing-.--Work 1 Row of sc around border and straps if desired.

Work 1 sc around bottom of skirt.

With contrasting shades work scallop as follows. Fasten thread at center back, *skip 2 sc, work 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next st, repeat from *around.

Sew 10 cast on sts in back of left front. Sew buttons on tabs at back.

Taken from Juvenile Styles 1943 exchange to crochet