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Pearls and Diamonds

By Julia Vaconsin
Easy

I had been wanting to design a children's garment using this bobble stitch for quite a while. The bobble stitch plus the beautiful cotton yarn made a great duo in creating this design.


Size

6 months [12 months, 18 months, 24 months]
Shown in size 18 months

Finished Measurements

Chest: 20½ [21½, 22½, 24½] inches
Length: 11¼ [12¾, 13½, 15¼] inches

Materials

Blue Sky Alpacas™ Skinny Dyed Cotton [100% organically grown cotton; 150 yards/137 meters per 2.3 ounce/65 gram skein];

#321 Island Blue; 2 [3, 3, 4] skeins.

Recommended needle sizes

G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
28 inches of ½ inch wide ribbon
Sewing thread and needle in a matching color

Gauge

16 sts and 10 rows = 4 inches in bobble stitch pattern

How To Make A Gauge Swatch

This pattern is written according to US crochet terminology. On decrease Rows, slip stitches worked at the beginning of row do not count towards the final stitch count.
M1B (make 1 bobble): Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on the hook), * yo, insert hook around post of same st (partial st just made), yo and pull up a loop; repeat from * 3 more times; yo and draw through all loops on hook.
dc2tog: * Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc2tog: Pull up a loop in next 2 stitches, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

When the pattern directs you to work in a V-st, insert your hook in the space beneath the ch-1 of the V-st. Be careful not to work in either the dc before or after the ch-1 sp unless otherwise directed, as together the (dc, ch 1, dc) all counts as one V-st.

Special Stitches
V-st (V-stitch): Work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same stitch.

Skills Required

Working in the round, single crochet, double crochet, chain stitches, shells, optional hand sewing


INSTRUCTIONS

Back

Ch 43 [45, 47, 51].
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 0 [1, 2, 4] chs, * M1B, dc in next 3 chs, (M1B, dc in next 5 chs) twice; repeat from * once more, M1B, dc in next 3 chs, M1B, dc in next 2 [3, 4, 6] chs: 41 [43, 45, 49] sts.
Row 2 and all even Rows unless otherwise noted: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, throughout), turn; dc in next 2 [3, 4, 6] sc, * (M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in next st, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B) twice, dc in last 3 [4, 5, 7] sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 [4, 5, 7] sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, (M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 4 [5, 6, 8] sc.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 1 [2, 3, 5] sc, * M1B, dc in next 3 sc, (M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice; repeat from * once more, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 [3, 4, 6] sc.
Rows 11-18: Repeat Rows 3-10.

Sizes 12 months [18 months, 24 months] only
Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Sizes 18 months [24 months] only
Rows 21 and 22: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Size 24 months only
Rows 23 and 24: Repeat Rows 7 and 8.

Armhole Shaping

Size 6 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, * dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog: 37 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 35 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 4 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 4 sc, dc2tog: 33 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; skip first st, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sc, * M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc; repeat from * 2 times more, dc2tog: 31 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sts, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 7 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more work Row 3 of bobble pattern once, dc in last 6 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across; fasten off.

Pearls and Diamonds

Size 12 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog. Leave remaining sc unworked: 39 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 37 sts
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in next sc, * M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B; repeat from * 2 more times, dc in next sc, dc2tog: 35 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog: 33 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more, dc in last 7 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in last 6 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Rows 7 and 8; fasten off.

Size 18 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 2 sc, sc in next st, (dc in next st, M1B) twice, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * 3 times more, dc in next st, dc2tog: 39 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 37 sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc, (M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog: 35 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in next 6 sc, dc2tog: 33 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sts, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in last 6 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sts, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more, dc in last 7 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in next 3 sts, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in last 8 sc.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across; fasten off.

Pearls and Diamonds

Size 24 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, dc2tog, turn: 41 sts.
Row 2: Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 39 sts
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next st, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, * dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B; repeat from * 2 times more, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog: 37 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 6 sc, dc2tog: 35 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more, dc in last 8 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 8 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 9 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Rows 7 and 8.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across; fasten off.

Left Front

Ch 23 [24, 25, 27].
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in next 0 [1, 2, 4] chs, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 chs, M1B) twice dc in last 2 chs: 21 [22, 23, 25] sts.
Row 2 and all even rows unless otherwise noted: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 [3, 4, 7] sts, (M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in last st.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 [4, 5, 7] sts, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sts, M1B, dc in last 6 sc.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 1 [2, 3, 5] sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in last 2 sc.
Rows 11-18: Repeat Rows 3-10.

Sizes 12 months [18 months, 24 months] only
Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Sizes 18 months [24 months] only
Rows 21 and 22: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Size 24 months only
Rows 23 and 24: Repeat Rows 7 and 8.

Armhole and Neck Shaping

Size 6 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc: 19 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 18 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; skip first st, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sts, M1B, dc in last 6 sts: 17 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 4 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc: 16 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sc unworked: 11 sts.
Row 8: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next st, sc in each st across: 9 sts
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, dc2tog: 8 sts
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across; fasten off.

Size 12 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in last 6 sc: 20 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 19 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc: 18 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc: 17 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 4 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 12 sts.
Row 10: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next st, sc in each sc across: 10 sc.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog: 9 dc.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across; fasten off.

Size 18 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, (dc in next sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next st, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc: 20 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 19 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc, (M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in next 2 sc: 18 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in last sc: 17 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sts, M1B, dc in next 6 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sts, (M1B, dc in next sc) twice, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 12 sts.
Row 10: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next st, sc in next st and in each st across: 10 sts.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog, turn: 9 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in each sc across: 8 sts..

Size 24 months only
Row 1: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc: 21 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 20 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last sc: 19 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 5 sc, (M1B, dc in next 3 sc) twice, dc in last 3 sc: 18 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, * M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 sc, (M1B, dc in next 5 sc) twice, M1B, dc in last 2 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 13 sts.
Row 12: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across: 11 sts.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, dc2tog: 10 sts.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in each sc across: 9 sts.
Fasten off.

Pearls and Diamonds

Right Front

Ch 23 [24, 25, 27].
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook, M1B, (dc in next 5 chs, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 chs, M1B, dc in last 2 [3, 4, 6] chs: 21 [22, 23, 25] sts.
Row 2 and all even rows unless otherwise noted: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more, dc in last 3 [4, 5, 7] sts, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 4 [5, 6, 8] sts.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next sc, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in last 2 [3, 4, 6] sc.
Rows 11-18: Repeat Rows 3-10.

Sizes 12 [18, 24] months only
Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Sizes 18 [24] months only
Rows 21 and 22: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Size 24 months only
Rows 23 and 24: Repeat Rows 7 and 8.

Armhole and Neck Shaping

Size 6 months only
Row 1: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 19 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in next st and in each st across: 18 sts
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, dc2tog: 17 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, dc2tog: 16 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in last 7 sc: 11 sts.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining st unworked: 9 sts.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc and in each sc across: 8 dc.
Row 10 Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across; fasten off.

Size 12 months only
Row 1: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sts, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 20 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in next st and in each st across: 19 sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; * M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more, dc2tog: 18 sts,
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog: 17 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in last 7 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 4 sc, M1B, dc in last 6 sc: 12 sts.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining st unworked: 10 sts
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc and in each sc across: 9 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across; fasten off.

Size 18 months only
Row 1: Ch 3, turn; M1B, * dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B; repeat from * once more, dc in next sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked: 20 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in next st and in each st across: 19 sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog: 18 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 6 sc, dc2tog: 17 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in last 6 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, (dc in next sc, M1B) twice, dc in last 7 sc: 12 sts.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining st unworked: 10 sts
Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next sc and in each sc across: 9 dc.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across to last 2 dc, sc2tog; fasten off: 8 sc.

Size 24 months only
Row 1: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, dc2tog: 21 sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, sc in next st and in each st across: 20 sc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc, dc2tog: 19 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 6 sc, dc2tog: 18 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in next sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 2 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, M1B, (dc in next 5 sc, M1B) twice, dc in last 3 sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 11: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 3 sc, M1B, dc in next 5 sc, M1B, dc in last 2 sc: 13 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining st unworked: 11 sc.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, M1B, dc in last 7 sc: 10 sts
Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across to last 2 dc, sc2tog; fasten off: 9 sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

Sleeve Pattern
Row 1: Dc in next 2 sc, M1B, dc in next 2 sc.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Sc in next 5 sts.
Row 3: Dc in next sc, (M1B, dc in next sc) twice.
Row 5: M1B, dc in next 3 sc, M1B.
Row 7: Dc in next sc, (M1B, dc in next sc) twice.

Chart

Ch 33 [35, 37, 39].
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 11 [12, 13, 14] chs, work Row 3 [1, 7, 5] of sleeve pattern across next 5 chs, dc in last 13 [14, 15, 16] chs: 31 [33, 35, 37] sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 12 [13, 14, 15] sc, work Row 5 [3, 1, 7] of sleeve pattern across next 5 sc, dc in last 13 [14, 15, 16] sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.

Sizes 18 [24] months only:
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 14 [15] chs, work Row 3 [1] of sleeve pattern across next 5 sc, dc in last 15 [16] sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.

Cap Shaping - All sizes
Row 1: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next 2 [1, 2, 2] sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 9 [11, 11, 12] sc, work Row 7 [5, 5, 3] of sleeve pattern across next 5 sc, dc in next 9 [11, 11, 12] sts, dc2tog: 25 [29, 29, 31] sts.
Row 2: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next st, sc in next st and in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining st unworked: 21 [25, 25, 27] sts.

Size 6 months only
Row 3: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 7 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sc unworked: 17 sts.
Row 4: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked; fasten off: 11 sc.

Sizes 12 [18, 24] months only
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 7 [7, 8] sts, work Row 7 [7, 5] of sleeve pattern across next 5 sc, dc in next 8 [8, 9] sts, dc2tog: 23 [23, 25] sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog; fasten off: 21 [21, 23] sts.

Sizes 12 [18] months only:
Row 5: Turn; skip first sc, slip st in next sc, sc in next sc, dc in next 7 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog, turn: 17 sts.
Row 6: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked; fasten off: 11 sc.
Size 24 months only:
Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 6 sc, work Row 7 of sleeve pattern across next 5 sc, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog, turn: 21 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog: 19 sts.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc in next 6 sc, M1B, dc in next 7 sc, dc2tog, leave remaining sc unworked: 17 sts.
Row 8: Turn; skip first st, slip st in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked; fasten off: 11 sc.

FINISHING

Block all pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams and side seams. Sew sleeves into armholes. Weave in loose ends.
I used a woven seam (also called mattress stitch) for the side and underarm seams as well as for setting in the sleeves and a crocheted slip stitch seam at the shoulders.

Edging

With RS facing, join yarn with slip st at bottom of right front; ch 1, sc evenly up right front, around neck and down left front, working 2 sc in end of every dc row, 1 sc in end of every sc row, 1 sc in every sc, and 3 sc in corners; fasten off.

Cut ribbon in half, sew to insides of both top edges of front opening.

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Julia

Julia Vaconsin learned to knit and crochet in primary school in Germany. She now lives and designs near Paris, France, where her three children, hooks and needles keep her very busy. To see more of her work visit her blog at her website.

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