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Clare's Crocheted Baby Gown

Clare's Small Crocheted Gown

To avoid confusion due to the different US/UK crochet terminologies, these are the stitches and abbreviations used in this pattern:

dc - (double crochet) - hook through, yrh, pull up loop, yrh, pull through two loops
trc - (triple crochet) - yrh, hook through, yrh, pull up loop, yrh, pull through two loops, yrh, pull through 2 loops.
tr2tog - (treble crochet 2 together (decrease))- yrh, hook through stitch, pull up loop, yrh, pull through 2 loops, yrh, hook through next stitch, yrh, pull up loop, yrh, pull through 2 loops, yrh, pull through 3 loops on hook.

4ply yarn 3.5mm crochet hook

Bodice

chain 25, turn

row 1 skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc), dc in each chain across (24 dc total). Chain 2, turn

row 2 skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 3 chains. chain 2, turn.

row 3 skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 3 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. chain 2, turn.

row 4 skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 10 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 5 chains. chain 2, turn.

row 5 skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 5 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 12 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. chain 2, turn.

row 6 Skip first 3 chs (counts as 1st tr), 1 tr in next 6 chs, *2 tr in next 2 chs, 1 tr in next 3 chs, 2 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next 2 chs, 2 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next 3 chs, 2 tr in next 2 chs, * 1 tr in next 14 chs, repeat from * to * to last 7 chs, 1 tr in last 7 chs Ch 1 turn

row 7 Skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc). dc once in each of next 8 chains. Skip next 16 chains, then dc once in each of next 18 chains. Skip next 16 chains, then dc once in each of next 9 chains. Chain 1, turn.

row 8 Skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc). dc in each of next 35 chains. Chain 1, turn

row 9 Skip first chain (counts as first dc). dc once into second chain from hook, then twice into each of next 35 chains. (total of 72 dc)

Pattern row Chain 3 (counts as first trc). trc into 4th chain from hook. * trc once into each of next 3 chains. tr2tog twice. trc once into each of next 3 chains. work 2 trc into each of next 2 stitches. repeat from * until 11 chains remain. trc once into each of next 3 chains. tr2tog twice. trc once into each of next 3 chains. work 2 trc into final stitch.

Repeat pattern row until the skirt is the desired length approximately 7. Finish work and darn in ends. Add ties to the back of the bodice at the neck and waist levels.

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