Preemie Raglan Sweater

Done in Single Crochet
Bernat Sport Weight Yarn
3.75 mm hook
18 sts to 4 inches
12 inch Finished Chest
Special Instructions:
Increase:
Work 2 sc in first and last sc of row.

Decrease:
NO CHAIN, Turn.
Decrease at start -skip first sc, sc in second sc, then sc to last 2 sts.
Decrease at end -skip next to last sc, sc in last sc.

SLEEVE: (make 2)
Chain 20, join with slip stitch to form ring.
Chain 1, Turn.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in first chain and next 19 chains. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 2 and 3: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 4: Increase 1 sc beginning and end of row. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 5, 6, and 7: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 8: Increase. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 9, 10, and 11: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 12: Increase. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.

Shape shoulder:
Row 14: Sc across row . Leave last sc unworked. (rest of sleeve will be done flat) No chain, Turn.
Row 15: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 16: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 17: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 18: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Rows 19 and 20: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 21: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 22: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Rows 23 and 24: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 25: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 26: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Row 27: Decrease beginning and end of row. Fasten off.

Make second sleeve to match.

BODY:
(done flat in one piece to the underarm).
Chain 56

Row 1: Sc in Back Ridge across (55 sc)
Rows 2 - 16: Sc in each sc across. Chain 1, Turn.

Shape Right Front:

Row 1: Sc in first 13 sc. Leave remaining sts unworked. NO chain, turn.
Row 2: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 3: Work even to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 4: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 5: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 6: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 7: Work even to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 8: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 9: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 10: Decrease, work to last 2 sts. Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 12: Decrease, work to last 2 sts. Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13: Decrease, 1 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc2 Tog. Finish off.

Shape Back:

Row 1: Skip 1 sc on row 16 of body. In next sc, (join yarn with slip stitch, chain 1, sc) all in same sc. Sc in next 26 sc. NO chain, Turn.
Row 2: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 3: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 4: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 5: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 6: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 7: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 8: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 9: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 10: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 12: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 12: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Fasten off.

Shape Left Front:

Row 1: Skip 1 sc on row 16 of body. In next sc, (join yarn with slip stitch, chain 1, sc) all in same sc. Sc in next 12 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 2: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, turn.Row 3: Decrease. Work across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 4: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. Chain 1, turn.
Row 5: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 6: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, turn.
Row 7: Decrease. Work across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 8: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. Chain 1, turn.
Row 9: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 10: Decrease, Work to last 2 sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 12: Decrease, Work to last 2 sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13: Sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc2Tog. Finish off.

Right Front Button Band:

Row 1: (Join yarn in lower corner, chain 1, sc) all in same stitch, sc along straight part of front, stopping at neck shaping. NO chain, Turn.
Row 2: Skip first sc, sc to bottom of band. Finish off.

Left Front Buttonhole Band:

Row 1: (Join yarn in lower corner, chain 1, sc) all in same stitch, sc along straight part of front, stopping at neck shaping. NO chain, Turn.

Figure buttonhole placement:
These instructions will place 4 buttonholes evenly spaced down the front.

Row 2: Buttonhole Placement:

Both bands need one more row to complete. The edging (see below) will do that.

Sew sleeves to body.

Weave all loose ends.

Edging:
(Join yarn with slip stitch, chain1, sc) all in same sc, sc in each sc of back, sc in end of rows on neck shaping, 2 sc in first sc at top of right button band, sc down right front, 3 sc in bottom corner, sc in each free loop of row 1, 3 sc in bottom of left front, sc in each sc and chain 1 space of left front, 2 sc in last sc of buttonhole band, sc in end of each row of neck shaping, sc in each sc of back. Slip stitch to first sc. Finish off.

Sew buttons in place. (1/4" buttons are the right size)
Weave in all loose ends.

 


PREEMIE RAGLAN
front loop/back loop
single crochet

12 INCH FINISHED CHEST
Bernat Sport (24 stitch) Yarn
3.75 mm hook

The "B" or "F" after the row number refers to the first sc of the row.
Either B -Back Loop, or F -Front Loop single crochet.

SLEEVE:(make 2)
Chain 20, join with slip stitch to form ring.Chain 1, Turn.
Row 1B: Work 1 sc in first chain and next 19 chains. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 2B and 3B: work even in pattern. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 4F: Increase 1 sc beginning and end of row. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 5F, 6B, and 7F: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 8B: Increase. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Rows 9B, 10F, and 11F: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 12B: Increase. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13F: work even. Join to first sc with slip stitch. Chain 1, Turn.

Shape shoulder:
Row 14F: Sc across row . Leave last sc unworked. (rest of sleeve will be done flat) No chain, Turn.
Row 15B: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 16F: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 17B: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 18B: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Rows 19F and 20B: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 21F: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 22F: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Rows 23B and 24F: Decrease beginning and end of row. No chain, Turn.
Row 25B: Decrease beginning and end of row. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 26B: Work even across row. No Chain, Turn.
Row 27F: Decrease beginning and end of row. Fasten off.

Make second sleeve to match.

BODY:
(done flat in one piece to the underarm).
Chain 56
Row 1B: Sc in Back Ridge across (55 sc)
Rows 2B - 16B: Sc in each sc across. Chain 1, Turn.

Shape Right Front:
Row 1B: Sc in first 13 sc. Leave remaining sts unworked. NO chain, turn.
Row 2F: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 3B: Work even to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 4F: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 5F: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 6B: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 7F: Work even to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 8B: Decrease, work even to outside edge. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 9B: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 10F: Decrease, work to last 2 sts. Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11F: Work even across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 12B: Decrease, work to last 2 sts. Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13F: Decrease, 1 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc2 Tog. Finish off.

Shape Back:
Row 1B: Skip 1 sc on row 16 of body. In next sc, (join yarn with slip stitch, chain 1, sc) all in same sc. Sc in next 26 sc. NO chain, Turn.
Row 2F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 3B: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 4F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 5F: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 6B: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 7F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. NO chain, Turn.
Row 8F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 9B: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 10F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11F: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 12B: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13B: Sc across. NO chain, Turn.
Row 14F: Decrease, sc to last 2 sts, decrease. Fasten off.

Shape Left Front:
Row 1B: Skip 1 sc on row 16 of body. In next sc, (join yarn with slip stitch, chain 1, sc) all in same sc. Sc in next 12 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 2F: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, turn.
Row 3B: Decrease. Work across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 4F: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. Chain 1, turn.
Row 5F: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 6B: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. NO chain, turn.
Row 7F: Decrease. Work across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 8B: Work to last 2 sc. Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 9B: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 10F: Decrease, Work to last 2 sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 11B: Work even across. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 12F: Decrease, Work to last 2 sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 13B: Sc, Decrease. Chain 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc2Tog. Finish off.

Right Front Button Band:

Row 1: (Join yarn in lower corner, chain 1, sc) all in same stitch, sc along straight part of front, stopping at neck shaping. NO chain, Turn.
Row 2: Skip first sc, sc to bottom of band. Finish off.

Left Front Buttonhole Band:

Row 1: (Join yarn in lower corner, chain 1, sc) all in same stitch, sc along straight part of front, stopping at neck shaping. NO chain, Turn.

Figure buttonhole placement:
These instructions will place 4 buttonholes evenly spaced down the front.

  • Count number of sc on left front band. [24]
  • Subtract 1 sc for each buttonhole. [4] (24 - 4 = 20)
  • Subtract the sc's above the top button and below the bottom button. This must produce a number divisible by 3 because there are three sections between the 4 buttonholes. (2 sc above and 3 sc below will work.) (20 - 5 = 15; 15 divided by 3 = 5). There will be 5 sc between buttonholes.
Row 2: Buttonhole Placement:
  • Skip first sc, sc in next sc. (This covers 2 sc above the top button)
  • (Chain 1, Skip 1), Sc in next 5 sc; (Chain 1, Skip 1), Sc in next 5 sc; (Chain 1, Skip 1), Sc in next 5 sc; (Chain 1, Skip 1), Sc in next 3 sc. Finish off.

Both bands need one more row to complete. The edging (see below) will do that.

Sew sleeves to body.

Weave all loose ends.

Edging:
(Join yarn with slip stitch, chain1, sc) all in same sc, sc in each sc of back, sc in end of rows on neck shaping, 2 sc in first sc at top of right button band, sc down right front, 3 sc in bottom corner, sc in each free loop of row 1, 3 sc in bottom of left front, sc in each sc and chain 1 space of left front, 2 sc in last sc of buttonhole band, sc in end of each row of neck shaping, sc in each sc of back. Slip stitch to first sc. Finish off.

Sew buttons in place. (1/4" buttons are the right size)
Weave in all loose ends.

 


Preemie Hat

Back Loop Only Single Crochet Hat
Short Rows for Shaping
Bernat Sport Weight Yarn
3.75 mm hook
11, 12, 13 inch circumference

(Folding Row picture and instructions will be found at the end of this pattern.)

Chain (25, 27, 29)

  • Row 1: Sc in back ridge across. Chain 1, Turn. All work is back loop only for entire hat.
  • Row 2: Sc in first (20, 22, 24) sc. Leave remaining 4 sts unworked. NO CHAIN, Turn.
  • Row 3: Skip first sc, sc in remaining (19, 21, 23) sc. Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 4: Sc in first (20, 22, 24) sc, sc in end of prev. row, and in next 4 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 5: Sc across. Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 6: Sc in first (16, 18, 20), Leave remaining 8 sts unworked. NO CHAIN, Turn.
  • Row 7: Skip first sc, sc in remaining (15, 17, 19) sc. Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 8: Sc in first (16, 18, 20) sc, sc in end of previous row, and in next 8 sc. Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 9: Sc across, Chain 1, Turn.
  • Row 10: Sc in first (20, 22, 24) sc. Leave remaining 4 sts. unworked. NO CHAIN, Turn.

11 inch hat (chain 25):
Repeat rows (3 - 10) 4 times more, and rows (3 - 8) once more. Do not finish off.

12 inch hat (chain27):
Repeat rows (3 - 10) 5 times more, and rows (3 - 8) once more. Do not finish off.

13 inch hat (chain 29):
Repeat rows (3 - 10) 6 times more, and rows (3 - 8) once more. Do not finish off.

Joining:

  • Right sides of first and last rows together.
  • Work in both loops of first row and inside loops of last row, slip stitch first (18, 20, 22) sts.
  • Turn cap right side out -wrong sides of first and last rows together.
  • Work in both loops of first row and inside loops of last row, slip stitch last 6 sc together.

Fasten off.

Weave doubled yarn through end of rows at top, tie tightly, secure ends.
Pompom may be added.

Turn up last 6 single crochet for brim.

The "Folding Row"

The folding row prevents the brim from falling over the child's eyes.
The brim or cuff is done in Back Loop Only SC for 6 sc on the pattern (9 sc in the picture), one Front Loop Only SC, then continue in Back Loop Only SC.
The Front Loop SC is the turning row.


Full Term Baby Cap
Materials:
Baby/Sport yarn, two colors
G-hook

Instructions:
With color A, ch 35.

  • Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st of next 33 sts. In last st, draw up a loop. Finish the sc with color B. Ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: sc in back loop of 30 sc. Leave 4 sts unworked. Do NOT ch 1, turn.
  • Row 3: skip 1st sc, sc in rem 29 sc. Change color; ch 1. Turn. (Pull working threads to back each time.)
  • Row 4: sc across, picking up and sc in loop for 30th sc; sc in last 4 sts; ch 1, turn.
  • Row 5: sc in 34 sts, changing color in last st. Ch 1, Turn.
  • Row 6: sc in 26 sts. Do NOT ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 7: Skip 1st st, sc in rem 25 sts, change color in last st. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 8: sc in 25 sts, sc in loop, sc to end = 34 sts. Ch 1. Turn.
  • Row 9: sc in 34 sts; change color in last st. Ch 1. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-9 for 55 rows or 14 short row groups.
End with the shortest group.
Change to color A in last st, Ch 1. Turn.

Fold piece with the last row worked facing you and the chain row at the back.
Sl st tog by picking up the front loop and then the chain loop.
Sl st to end.

Cut a length (8") to draw top together.
Work drawstring through the top tightly.
Fasten. Cut ends.

Turn cap inside out.
Conceal yarn ends.
Complete with a pompom.

Reverse the colors for another cap.

This cap is easy, fun, and enjoyed by the maker as well as the wearer.

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