Well, the pattern matches, but I didn’t have enough of the color yarn, so it’s color block, lol.  But you will get the idea.  I did make one mistake and I sewed it with it buttoning on the wrong side as for a boy.  Oh well, it works.  I had it right and flipped it the wrong way at the last minute, lol.

Here is my daughter’s dolly modeling the whole set:

It really looks better on in person that the photo shows…..hmmmm, it’s a lot like me, lol!

And now here are the instructions:  (PDF instructionshere)

Basically this is made by crocheting 5 rectangles and then sewing them together and then adding the ruffles.  Very simple especially for the beginner, which I am still.

Items needed:

-1 skein of baby yarn (I used Bernat baby coordinates)

-G crochet hook

-measuring tape

-darning needle

-stitch markers

-buttons and thread

Skills used:

single crochet (sc)

half-double crochet (hdc)

double crochet (dc)

chain (ch)

slip stitch (sl st)

turning

Joining pieces together

Okay, here we go.  And these are very basic instructions.  You will need to figure out gauge for your yarn and make your rectangles the appropriate size according to that.

BACK:    Measures 11″ wide by 7.5″ long

1.  Ch 48.  Sc in second chain from hook and in each stitch across.

2-?.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.  Repeat this row until piece is 7.5″ long.  Fasten off on last row. 

Front Piece 1:  Measures 6″ wide by 7.5″ long

1.  Ch 27.  Sc in second chain from hook and in each stitch across.

2-?.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.  Repeat this row until piece is 7.5″ long.  Fasten off on last row.

Front Piece 2:  Measures 6″ wide by 7.5″ long

1.  Ch 27.  Sc in sedond chain from hook and in each stitch across.

2.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in next sc, ch 1-skip next stitch-hdc in next stitch.  Hdc across in remaining stitches.

3-8.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.

9.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in next 23 stitches, ch 1-skip next stitch-hdc in next 2 stitches.

10-15.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.

16.  Repeat row 2.

17-22.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.

23.  Repeat row 9.

24.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.  Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2):  7″ wide by 5″ long

1. Ch 29.  Sc in second stitch and in each stitch across.

2-?.  Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in each stitch across.  Continue repeating this row until piece measures 5″ long.  Fasten off on last row.

Now, all the pieces have been made and layed out it should look something like this (I have the two front pieces overlapping and pinned together with stitch markers:

Next we will sew up on the two light pink pieces 3.5″ from the outside edge at the shoulder seams.  Making sure to leave the opening between the two seams for the neck:

Next we will find the center of your arm pieces and align it up with your shoulder seam.  Stitch centered arm piece onto main body like this:

Your piece should now be sewn up to look like this:

Okay, now we will fold the piece in half and sew up the arm and side seams, like this:

After side/arm seams are sewn up.  Weave in all loose ends and if this is for a boy, you are finished.  If it’s for a girl add ruffles around the neck, the bottom and each sleeve by single crocheting around the edge and then doing this, adjusting instructions if you are crocheting back and forth as for the bottom or in the round as for the sleeve::

IN BACK LOOP ONLY of each stitch:  Ch 2.  Hdc in joining stitch and in each stitch around.  Join.

 Ch 2.  Front-post hdc first stitch, Back-post hdc next stitch around.  Join.

Ch 2.  Front-post hdc first stich, Back-post hdc next stitch around.  Join and fasten off.

Join yarn in Front loop on back of bootie with slip stitch.  Sc in each stitch around.  Join.

IN BACK LOOPS ONLY:  sc, ch 2, sc in first stitch;  sc in next stitch.  Continue this pattern around.  Join.

26.  IN FRONT LOOPS ONLY:  ch1. sc in first stitch, hdc, dc, hdc in next stitch.  Continue this pattern around.  Join and fasten off

And you are finished!  Enjoy wrapping your baby in this soft and warm sweater that you made just for him or her!

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