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Copyright 1998 - 2017
by Susan L. Kraus
Updated January 1, 2004

Long Gown with Matching Cap

by Susan L. Kraus

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Sizes:   Small Preemie, Large Preemie, Newborn
Materials:   3 ounces MC fingering yarn, (4 ounces 3 ply baby yarn, 6 ounces baby sport yarn) and 1 ounce CC for each size;
Crochet hook size E (F, G); 2 yards 1/4 inch wide ribbon.
Gauge:   With 3 ply baby yarn and F hook, 2dc and 1 shell=1 1/4".

Yoke:   Beginning at neckline, ch 50. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. 48 dc (beg ch 3 counts as 1 dc).
Row 2:   Ch 1, turn, * hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st,
repeat from * across ending hdc in last 4 sts. 59 sts.
Row 3:   Ch 1, turn, * hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,
repeat from * across ending with hdc in last 5 sts. 68 sts.
Row 4:   Ch 1, turn, * hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st,
repeat from * across ending with hdc in last 4 sts. 76 sts.
Row 5:   Ch 1, turn, * hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,
repeat from * across ending with hdc in last 4 sts. 88 sts.
Row 6:   Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 12 sts, ch 5, skip 20 sts for sleeve, hdc in next 24 sts for back, ch 5, skip 20 sts for sleeve, hdc in last 12 sts. Join with sl st in first st, turn.

Skirt:
Rnd 1 (right side):   Working in back loops of sts, ch 4, dc in same st (beginning V-St made), *skip next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st (V-St), repeat from * around. Join in 3rd st of ch 4. 28 V-Sts.
Rnd 2:   Sl st into ch 1 sp of beg V-St, Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc in same sp, *2dc in next V-St, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next V-St, repeat from * around ending 2dc in last V-St. Join in top of beg ch 3, turn. (14 V-Sts with 2dc between)
Rnd 3:   Sl st into first dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch 1 sp, sk 2dc of V-St, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join in top of ch 3, turn.
Rnd 4:   Sl st to first ch 1 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch 1 sp, sk 2 dc of V-St, dc in next 2 dc, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch 1 sp, sk 2dc of V-St, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join in top of ch 3, turn.
Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 until length from shoulder is 12" (15", 18").
Last Rnd: Sc in each st around. Join. Fasten off.

Ruffle Yoke Edging:   On right side of gown, working in front loops of Row 6 sts, join CC with a sl st in first st after opening on left front. *Ch 3, sc in next st, repeat from * around yoke and sleeves.
At right front edge, ch 1, sc in end of each row, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each st around neck, 3 sc at left corner, sc in end of each row on left front edge. Join in first st of ruffle edging. Fasten off.
Weave 1 yard of ribbon through dc at neck edge. Tie in bow at front.

Cap:
Rnd 1:   Ch 4, join with a sl st to form ring.
Ch 1, work 12 hdc in ring, join in top of first hdc.
Rnd 2:   Ch 3, dc in same st, * 2 dc in next st,
repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 24 sts.
Rnd 3:   Ch 3, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st,
repeat from * around, ending 2 dc in last st, join with sl st in top of ch 3. 36 sts.
Rnd 4:   Ch 4, dc in same st, * sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, repeat from * around, sk last st, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4. 18 V-Sts.
Rnd 5:   Repeat Rnd 2 of gown skirt.
Rnds 6 - 9:   Repeat Rnds 3 and 4 of gown skirt. Do not turn at end of last rnd.
Rnd 10:   Working in back lps only, ch 3, dc in each st and ch around. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Rnd 11:   Working in back lps only, sc in each st around. Fasten off.
Ruffle Edging:Working in free lps of sts on rnds 10 and 11, repeat ruffle edging of gown. Fasten off. Weave ribbon through dc sts of Rnd 10. Adjust to fit. Tie in a bow.

Copyright 1998 by Susan L. Kraus. This document is free for personal use and may be shared and distributed so long as it remains fully intact including this copyright notice, and no profit is made from its distribution or use.

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