Knitting for children Knitting for girls Baby jacket knitting pattern free

Baby jacket knitting pattern free

Baby jacket knitting pattern free



SIZES 6 (12:18) months

YOU WILL NEED

GIRL'S JACKET

Hayfield Baby Chunky 100g

Lola x 2 (2:3) balls

Pinky x 1(1:1) ballĀ 

BOY'S JACKET

Hayfield Baby Chunky 100g

Brook x 2 (2:3) balls

Bouncy Blue x 1 (1:1) ballĀ 

6.5mm (UK 3, US 10 1/2) knitting needles

4mm crochet hook

4 toggles

TENSION

14sts and 19 rows to 10cm (4in) using 6.5mm (UK 3, US 10 1/2) knitting needles

IT'S IN THE DETAIL

For a neat edge on the fronts of your jacket, slip the last stitch purlwise at the edge and knit as normal on the next row. When you need to match the sleeves, instead of measuring, count the rows - garter stitch is very stretchy and it can be very easy to get it wrong!

BACK

With Lola (or Brook) and 6.5mm needles, cast on 32 (36:40) sts. Knit until piece measures 24 (26.5:30)cm or 9 1/2 (10 1/2:11 3/4)in or length required ending with a wrong side row. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT

With Lola (or Brook) and 6.5mm needles, cast on 16 (18:20) sts. Knit in garter stitch until front is four rows less than back with right side facing.

Next row: Cast off 5 (6:7) stitches, knit to the end of the row.

Next row: Knit to last two sts, k2tog.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, knit to end of row. (9:10:11) sts.

Next row: Knit. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT

With Lola (or Brook) and 6.5mm needles, cast on 16(18:20) sts. Knit in garter stitch until front is three rows less than back with wrong side facing.

Next row: Cast off 5 (6:7) stitches, knit to the end of the row.

Knit to the last two sts, k2tog.

Cast off 1 st, knit to the end of the row. (9:10:11) sts. Cast off.

HOOD

Cast on 42 (45:50) sts. Work in garter stitch for 14 (16:19)cm, 5 1/2 (6 1/4:7 1/2)in. Cast off.

SLEEVES

Cast on 18 (20:24) sts. Knit 6 rows.

Next row: K1, kfb, knit to last two stitches, kfb, k1. 20 (22:26) sts.

Work in garter stitch increasing as before on 6th row, twice. 24 (26:30) sts.

Knit until sleeve measures 15(18:21)cm, 6 (7:8 1/4). Cast off.

EARS

Make two in Lola (or Brook) and two in Pinky (or Bouncy Blue).

Cast on 7 (9:9) sts. Knit for 9 (11:11) rows.

Next row: K1, k2tog, k1 (3:3), k2tog, k1 5 (7:7) sts.

Next row: K2tog, k1 (3:3), k2tog 3 (5:5) sts.

2nd and 3rd size: K2tog, k1, k2tog.

Next row: S11, k2tog, psso. Finish off.

With right sides together, sew Lola (or Brook) and Pinky (or Bouncy Blue) together (leaving bottom edge open).

TO MAKE UP

With right sides together, fold the hood in half and stitch cast on edge together.

Turn to the right side. With right sides together, stitch shoulder seams.

With right sides together, sew sleeves onto sides, placing centre of sleeve at shoulder seam and stretching the top of the sleeve out a little.

Make sure that each sleeve is correctly aligned with the other before stitching. Stitch side and sleeve seams. Use mattress stitch to sew the hood to the neck. Place ears on hood and pin in place. Sew the back of the ear to one row and the front of the ear to the row in front - this helps the ears stand up. Place toggles about two stitches in from side and stitch.

Attach yarn to a stitch on the opposite side and work enough crochet stitches to go around the toggle snuggly (so that the two front edges meet) and finish off in the same stitch.