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"Easy shell stitch crochet sweaters"

Lacy Shell Stitch Crochet Set

This is one of the free crochet baby patterns and baby sun hats for an adorable and easy crochet project. Here is a cute three piece set, sweater, hat and booties made up in the shell stitch.

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INFANT SIZE GAUGE: 2 shells make 1 inch, 4 rows make 1 inch. 12 sc make 1 inch; 12 rows make 1 inch.

What You Need for Infant Size: ROYAL PERLE No. 8. 9 balls for entire set (6 balls for Sacque, 2 balls each for Cap and Bootees if made separately). Steel Crochet Hook No. 6. 5 yards ribbon, 1/4 inch wide (2 yards for Sacque, 2 yards for Cap and I yard for Bootees). 2 rosettes.

Starting at neck edge, ch 95 (to measure 9 1/2 inches). 1 st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 ch, * 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch. Repeat from * 14 more times; 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of last 9 ch.

2 row:Dc in next sc, * ch 2, sk 1 sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last 2 sc (31 sps). Ch 1, turn.

3 row:2 sc in lst dc, sc in next dc, * 2 dc in sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last dc, 2 sc in top st of turning ch (128 sc). Ch 2, turn.

4 row: * Sk 3 sc, holding back the last loop of each dc on hook make 2 dc in back loop of next sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of the center skipped sc (1 cluster pattern made), ch 2. Repeat from * across (32 cluster patterns). Ch 3, turn.

5th row:(Right side of work) 2 dc in ch-3 sp (half a shell made), * sc in next ch-2 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp (shell made). Repeat from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-3 sp (half shell made). There are 30 whole shells with a half shell on each end. Ch 1, turn.

6th row:Sc in lst dc, * ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch (31 ch 5 sps). Ch 1, turn.

7th row:Sc in 1 st sc, (7 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) 12 times; (6 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) 7 times; (7 sc in next sp, sc in. next sc) 12 times (242 sc). Ch 3, turn.

8 th row:Dc in 1 st sc, * ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across (60 sps). Ch 1, turn.

9 th row: Sc in each dc and 2 sc in each sp across, make 2 sc in top st of turning ch (243 sc). Ch 2, turn.

l0 th row:Same as 4th row, only skipping 2 (instead of 3) sc between clusters and making the dc in the first of the skipped sts (81 cluster patterns on row). Ch 3, turn.

11 th row:Same as 5th row, making ch 2 (instead of ch-1) to turn (79 shells and 2 half shells on row).

12 th row: Cluster in back loop of 2nd dc, ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of 1st dc, * ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of 2nd dc of same shell. Repeat from * across (81 cluster patterns on row). Ch 3, turn.

Repeat 11th and 12th rows alternately 5 more times; then repeat 11th row once more.

24 th row:Work 11 cluster patterns with ch 2 between, ch 2, sk 17 shells, make a cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in back loop of 2nd dc on 1 st shell skipped (a joined cluster pattern). The 16 free shells are to be used for Sleeve. Work cluster patterns with ch 2 between over next 23 shells, sk 17 shells, complete a joined cluster pattern as before over next shell and lst shell skipped (free shells are to be used for other Sleeve), work in pattern over remaining 11 shells (47 cluster patterns). Ch 3, turn.

25 th row:Work shells across, increasing 2 shells at each underarm-to increase 2 shells at underarm, make 1 shell in the ch-2 sp preceding the cluster pattern at underarm, 1 shell in the ch-3 sp of cluster and 1 shell in sp following same cluster pattern (49 shells and 2 half shells on row). Ch 2, turn.

26 th row:Sk first half shell, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3, dc back in lst dc of lst half shell (1 cluster pattern decreased), ch 2 and make cluster patterns with ch 2 between across to within last complete shell, ch 2, cluster in back loop of last dc of last half shell, ch 3 dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of last complete shell (another cluster pattern decreased). Ch 3, turn.

27 th row:Work shell pattern across.

28 th row:Repeat 26th row.

Repeat 25th to 28th rows inclusive 2 more times; then repeat 25th and 26th rows once more (Center Back measures 8 inches). Fasten off.

With right side facing, attach thread to lst sc at left neck edge, shell under next dc, sc in next. sc, shell in ch-3 sp of next cluster pattern, sc in next sc, shell under next dc, sc in next sc, shell in ch-3 sp of next cluster pattern, sc at base of next cluster pattern, shell in ch-3 of cluster pattern and continue thus along entire outer edge of Sacque to opposite side of neck edge, working shells along bottom of Sacque in established pattern. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

1 st row:With wrong side facing, attach thread to shell where first half of joined cluster pattern was made at underarm, ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of shell where other half of joined cluster pattern was made, ch 3, dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of shell where thread was attached, ch 2 and work cluster pattern with ch-2 between over shells of Sleeve, ending with cluster pattern over last free shell, ch 2, sl st in tip of lst cluster made. Turn.

2 nd row: * Sc in ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with shell in last ch-3 sp, sl st in lst sc made. Turn.

3 th row:* Ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell ch 3, dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of same shell. Repeat from * around, ending rnd as before. Turn.

Work thus in pattern until 6 rnds in all have been completed. Fasten off.

Run ribbon in and out of both rows of dc sps at neck edge. Tie ends in bow at front and trim. Press through damp cloth.

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CAP BACK PIECE

Starting at base, ch 15 (to measure 1 1/4 inches). 1 st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (14 sc). Ch 1, turn.

2 nd row:Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd row, increasing 1 sc at both ends of the next row and every 3rd row thereafter, until there arc 20 sc on row-to increase, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Now work sc in each sc across until piece measures 2 inches in all. Ch 1, turn.

Next row:Sk 1 st sc (1 sc decreased), sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until 12 sc remain. Fasten off.

Attach thread to 1 st sc on 1 st row and work across curved edge as follows: 1 st row: Make 68 sc along edge, making last sc in last sc of 1 st row of Back Piece. Ch 3, turn.

2 nd row:Dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 3 times; (ch 2, sk 1 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 14 times; (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 3 times (20 sps). Ch 1, turn.

3 th row:Sc in each dc and 2 sc in each sp across, do not make sc in top st of turning ch (81 sc). Ch 2, turn.

4 th row:Make 27 cluster patterns across, working as for 10th row of Sacque.

5 th row: Make 25 shells with a half shell on each end, working as for 11th row of Sacque, Ch 1, turn.

6 th row:Sc in 1 st dc, * ch 4, sc in 3rd dc of next shell. Repeat from * across (26 sps). Ch 1, turn.

7 th row:Sc in each sc and 4 sc in each sp across, ending with 3 sc in last sp, sc in last sc (130 sc). Ch 3, turn.

8 th row:Dc in next sc, * ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across (32 sps). Ch 1, turn.

9 th row:Sk 1 st dc, sc in next dc, (2 dc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 8 times; (3 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 16 times; (2 dc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 8 times (145 sc). Ch 2, turn.

10 th row:* Sk 4 sc, cluster in back loop of next sc, ch 3, dc in back loop of 2nd skipped sc, ch 2. Repeat from * across 29 cluster patterns. Ch 3, turn. Work straight in pattern as for Sacque until 6 rows of cluster patterns and 6 rows of shells are made.

Continue in pattern, decreasing 1 cluster pattern (same as on Sacque) at both ends of each cluster pattern row until 19 cluster patterns remain, ending with a cluster row. Fasten off.

Now work a row of shells all along outer edge of Cap, working over decreased edge as for Sacque. Fasten off.

Run ribbon in and out of both rows of dc sps at back of Cap. Tack ends of ribbon on wrong side. Cut remainder of ribbon in half and sew to Cap for ties. Sew on rosettes.

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TOE PIECE

Ch 15 (to measure 1 1/4 inches). lst row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (14 sc). Ch 1, turn.

2 nd row:Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 1 1/4 inches. Ch 55 for ankle, sl st in first st at beginning of last row. Fasten off. Now work in rnds as follows.

1 st rnd:Attach thread to center st of ch-55 (this is center back), sc in same place where thread was attached, sc in 27 ch, then work sc along 3 sides of Toe Piece, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in 1 st sc. Ch 1, turn. Work sc in each st around until piece measures 1 1/4 inches. join. Ch 1, turn.

Next rnd:Work sc in each sc around, decreasing 3 sc evenly across toe and 3 sc evenly across heel-to decrease, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Join. Repeat last rnd 5 more times. Fasten off.

Sew edges together. Count up 8 rnds from seam just made, attach th-read in st at center back and, with seam facing, work sc through top of each dc on this rnd, thus forming a ridge around sole. Fasten off.

Now work top as follows: 1 st rnd: Attach thread to center st at upper edge of Toe Piece, ch 1, sc in same place where thread was attached, work 67 more sc around (68 sc). join. Ch 3, turn.

2 nd rnd:Dc in next st, * ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around (17 sps). join. Ch 1, turn.

3 rd rnd:

Now work in rows as follows:

1 st row: Same as 4th row of Sacque (17 cluster patterns). Do not join. Ch 3, turn.

2 nd row:Same as 5th row of Sacque. Now decrease 1 cluster pattern at both ends of each of the next 3 cluster pattern rows (4 cluster rows in all made). Fasten off. Attach thread to joining of 3rd rnd (over beading) and work shells along outer edge of top, working over decreased edge as for Sacque. Fasten off.

Run an 18-inch length of ribbon through beading at ankle.


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