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Preemie Angel Shell Sweater


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Preemie Angel Shell Sweater
© by Beth Parsons

Materials:
Red Heart Soft Baby yarn, 3 ply
E crochet hook

(Note: Using larger hook and thicker yarn makes larger sweater)

Yoke:
Row 1: Ch 34. Dc in 3rd ch from hk, dc in next 4 sts, shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) (corner made) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, shell in next st, dc in next 10 sts, shell in next st, dc in next 4 sts, shell in next st, dc in next 5 sts. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc in each dc to ch 1 space, *shell in ch 1 space, dc in each dc to ch 1 sp, repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Row 2. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: (Sleeve Row) Dc in each dc to ch 1 space, 1 dc in ch 1 space, skip all dc's to next ch 1 space, dc into ch 1 space. Dc in each dc to next ch 1 space, dc in next ch 1 space, skip all dc?s to next ch 1 space, dc in next ch 1 space. Dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6: Dc in each dc. Ch 4, turn.

Row 7: Place dc in 3rd dc of previous row. Ch 1, dc in same st. *Skip 2 dc, V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc. Repeat from * to last 3 sts. V-st , sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 8: Shell st in each V-st across. Dc into ch sp of previous row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 9 - 15 : Shell in center of each shell across. Dc into ch sp of previous row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 16: 5 dc in center of each shell, sc in space between shells, across. End off, work in loose end.

Sleeve:
Row 1: Back of sweater facing you, join with sl st into the dc after joining. Ch 2 dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Dc in side of dc of Row 5, dc in side of next dc of Row 5, join.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each dc around. Join.

Rows 3 thru 8: Dc in each dc around. Join.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each st around. Join, fasten off. Work in loose ends.

Repeat from other sleeve, starting in front shell.

Neck Edge:
Ch 46, sc around neck edge, ch 46, end off. Trim off ends to match. Tie into bow.

Flower: Ch 9, sc in first ch, ch 8, sc in first sc, repeat for a total of 6 petals. End off. Trim ends. Sew to sweater on yoke area with button in center of crocheted flower.

Boy Version:

Yoke:
Rows 1 thru 6: Continue as same as above. On Row 6, ch 2 instead of ch 4, turn.

Row 7: Dc in first dc, *sk 2 sts, shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, V-st (dc, ch1, dc) in next st. Repeat from * 3 times. Sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, shell in next st, * sk 2 sts, V-st in next st, sk 2 sts, shell in next st. Repeat from * to end of row. Place dc in last st. (You will have 2 shells together in back) Ch 2, turn. (10 shells/8 V-sts)

Row 8: Dc in first st, shell in center of previous shell, V-st in center of previous V-st. (Shells in center of all shells, V-st in center of all V-sts) Repeat pattern across. Dc in last dc. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 9 thru 15: Repeat Row 8. At end of Row 15, ch 4, turn.

Row 16: Sc in center of shell, *ch 4, sc in center of V-st, ch 4, sc in center of shell. Repeat from * across. In last shell, ch 1, dc in last st. End off. Work in loose ends.

Repeat Neck Edge as above.

Lynn's Super Simple Preemie Hat Link

~Thank you Danette for testing my pattern! ~^i^~

      


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