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Micro-Preemie Gown and Cap Set
{Lyn's Designs}

{this fits a 9½" baby with an 8" head}

Materials: F crochet hook 1.5 oz. Baby Pompadour Yarn 2 buttons rosettes or appliques (optional) ............................... GOWN {this is an open back gown} ~Bodice~ ch 29. row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and 1 hdc in next 2 sts 3 hdc in next st (1st corner made), 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 3 hdc in next st (2nd corner made), 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 3 hdc in next st (3rd corner made), 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 3 hdc in next st (4th corner made), 1 hdc in last 4 sts. turn. Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in ea st across, be sure to put 3 hdc in center st of each corner around. turn. Row 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in ea st to 1st corner, sk sts between corner 1 & corner 2, ch 6, 1 hdc in center st of corner 2 (armhole made) and in each st across to corner 3, sk sts between corner 3 & corner 4, ch 6 (armhole made) 1 hdc in center st of corner 4 and in ea st across. turn. Row 4: ch 2, 1 hdc in ea st across, including ea chain of armhole. turn. ~Skirt~ Row 5: ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, sk 1 st, * 5 dc in next st (shell made) , sk 1, repeat from * across. end with 2 dc in last st. turn. Row 6: ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, * 5 dc in center st of next shell, repeat from * across, ending with 2 dc in last st. turn. Rows 7-12: repeat row 6. Row 13: ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, * sc in center st of next shell, 3 dc in sp between shells, repeat from * across, end with 2 dc in last st. turn. Row 14: ch 1, 1 sc in ea st across. turn. Row 15: * ch 3, sk 1 st, 1 sc next st, repeat from * across. ~Sleeves~: attach yarn under arms, ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. join. do 3 rows of dc's for short sleeve. sleeves may be lengthened by adding additional rows as desired. ~Finishing~ turn and work up the side of the gown now, sc even across to bodice at row 4, ~ ch 3, sc in next st (button hole made), sc up to row 1, ~ ch 3, sc in next st at neckline (buttonhole made), put 2 sc in last st to round the corner of neckline, 1 sc in ea st around neckline, 2 sc in corner and then 1 sc in ea st evenly spaced down the side to hem. end off. Click here to ENLARGE image MATCHING CAP with same yarn, ch 4, sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1. ch 3, 12 dc into the ring. join. Rnd 2. ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, * 2 dc in each st around. join. Rnd 3-7. ch 3, 1 dc in ea st around. join. Rnd 8. ch 3, 1 dc front post st in ea st around. join. turn and work in other direction now.. so that when folded the stitch will be on right side. Rnd 9. ch 1, sc in same sp, * sk 1 st, 3 dc next st (dainty shell made), sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat * around. join. Rnd 10. ch 3, 2 dc same sp, * sc in center of next shell, 3 dc in next sc, repeat from * around,. join. end off. (decorate cap as desired = Optional) ~Lyn~(\0/)~~2004 www.angelcrafts.net
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