Saturday, 6 August 2016

Mini Kids Granny Stripe Top - Free Crochet Pattern

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Mini Kids Granny Stripe Top - Crochet Pattern


Materials:


> U.S I/9 - 5.5mm Crochet Hook
> Stylecraft Special Aran / Any Worsted Weight Yarn - 428 yards
> Photographed in colour 'Pomegranate'
> Darning Needle - To weave in ends

Pattern Specifications:


> Gauge - 12.36 dc and 7 rows = 4 inches (10cm) > 6.18 dc = 2 inches


> Size - Mini Kids - 1-2 Years


> Finished Dimensions - Width - 14.5 inches, Circumference - 29 inches, Length - 15 inches

Special Stitch Cluster:

> Work 3dc in space indicated


PATTERN


Make 2:

R1. Ch50, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across, turn 949sc)

R2. Ch2 (counts as 1dc from here and throughout) 1dc in same st as ch2 * Skip next 2sts, work 3dc in next st (cluster made) * Repeat across until last st, work 2dc in last st, turn (2dc at the very start of the row + 15 clusters + 2dc and the very end of the row)

R3. Ch2 * Work a cluster in each space across between clusters from previous row * Repeat until last space, work a cluster in last space, work 1dc in between the very last 2dc sts from previous row, turn (1dc at the very start of the row + 16 cluster + 1dc at the very end of the row)

R4. Ch2, 1dc in same st as ch2 * Work a cluster in each space between clusters from previous row * Repeat across until very last space, work 2dc in last space, turn (2dc at the very start of the row + 15 clusters + 2dc and the very end of the row)

R5-R26. Repeat rows 3 and 4 (on row 26 you should be repeating row 4)

Do not fasten off.

First Shoulder:

R27. Ch2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 spaces, 1dc in next space, turn (1dc at the very start of the row + 3 clusters + 1dc at the end of the row)

R28. Ch2, 1dc in same st as ch2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 2 spaces, work 2dc in between the last cluster and last dc from previous row, turn (2dc at the very start of the row + 2 clusters + 2dc at the end of the row)

R29. Ch2, work 1 cluster in next 3 spaces, work 1dc in between the very last 2dc from previous row (1dc at the very start of the row + 3 clusters + 1dc at the end of the row)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Second Shoulder:

R27. Locate the last st of row 27 of first shoulder, skip next 8 spaces, join yarn in next st, ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1dc in same space, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 spaces, 1dc in between the very last 2dc from previous row, turn (1dc at the very start of the row + 3 clusters + 1dc at the end of the row)

R28. Ch2, 1dc in same st as ch2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 2 spaces, work 2dc in the top of last dc from previous row, turn (2dc at the very start of the row + 2 clusters + 2dc at the end of the row)

R29. Ch2, work 1 cluster in next 3 spaces, work 1dc in between the very last 2dc from previous row (1dc at the very start of the row + 3 clusters + 1dc at the end of the row)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Joining:

> Lay both pieces flat on top of each other with wrong sides facing outwards.

> Seam up both shoulders using needle and yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

> To seam sides together, use needle and yarn, leaving the top 9 rows unworked for armholes, seam downwards on both sides ( I used the mattress stitch to give more of a seamless finish )


Fasten off and weave in ends.

Neck:

R1. Join yarn to any corner stitch on neck, ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1sc in same st, work 65sc evenly around neck, join with a slip stitch to beg sc (66sc)

R2-R3. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1sc in each st around, join with a slip stitch to beg sc (66sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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