- F hook
- DK weight yarn, in three contrasting colors A, B and C
- Tapestry needle
ch(s)--chain(s) beg--beginning dc(s)--double crochet sl st--slip stitch st(s)--stitch(es)
tr(s)--triple or treble crochet(s) betw--between
1 shell = 1 1/4 ", each panel is 3" wide and 6 1/2" long
5 sts and 2 rows per inch
Make 4 for a Premie and 5 for a full term baby.
With Yarn A
Row 1: ch 6, sl st in beg ch to form a loop, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dcs in loop, ch 3, 3 dcs in loop, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 3 dcs in ch-3 sp betw dcs, ch 3, 3 dcs in same ch-3 sp, dc in top of outside dc of previous row, ch 3, turn.
Rows 3 to 10: repeat row 2.
Rnd 1: Attach Yarn B in dc in 10th row as shown in picture below, ch 4, dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dcs in ch-3 sp, *3 dcs in next ch-3 sp* 8 times, dc in side of last dc 3 times, 10 dcs in ch-6 loop, dc in side of dc on other side 3 times, *3 dcs in next ch-3 sp* 9 times, dc in next 2 dcs, tr in last dc. fasten off.
Attach Yarn B here
Rnd 2: Attach Yarn C in top of ch 4, ch 3, dc next dc and in each dc down side, to the round end, 2 dcs in 3rd dc in round, dc in next 3 dcs, 2 dcs in 7th dc then dc in each dc down to the other side and in last tr at the end, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Whip stitch the panels together, starting at the straight end, down about 3 inches, leaving the rounded ends open.
Weave in loose ends.
Rnds 1 through 5 for Premie, 1 through 6 for full term baby.
Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: Ch 3, do 11 dcs in circle, sl st in top of turning ch. Pull magic circle tightly together. (12 dcs)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dcs per dc around, sl st in top of turning ch. (24 scs)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next dc* 11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (36 scs)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 2 dc* 11 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (48 scs)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 5 dc* 7 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (56 scs)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 6 dc* 7 times, sl st in top of turning ch. (64 scs)
Sew top onto joined panels.
Sew rounded part of panels to edge of top.
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