Alice Fowler Crocheted Sacque, bonnet, and booties 1172

Original Design by Alice Fowler, P O Box 787, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901

Materials:  4-5 1-ounce balls Bear Brand Babyfair, 1 ball for edging; Crochet hook # 2

Gauge:  Chain 10 = 1 inch

Abbreviations:

ch---chain

dc---double crochet

tog---together

st---stitch

inc---increases

sp---space

sl st---slip stitch dec---decreases lp---loop
sc---single crochet yo---yarn over dec dc---decreasing double
sk---skip

*  *   repeat instructions between asterisks

Sacque:  Ch 83.

Row 1.  Dc in 4th st, dc in each of next 13, * ch 3, dc in same st as last dc *, dc in next 14.  Repeat * to *, dc in next 24, (repeat * to *, dc in 14) twice. 

Ch 3, turn at end of each row.

Row 2.  Dc in next dc, * ch 2, sk 2, sc in next, ch 2, sk 2, 5 dc in next (shell made), ch 2, sk 2, sc in next, ch 2, sk 2, dc in each of next 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) under ch-3 (corner made) * dc in each of next 2, repeat * to * above, dc in each of next 4, (ch 2, sk 2, sc in next, ch 2, sk 2, 5 dc in next) twice, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next, ch 2, sk 2, dc in each of next 4, repeat corner, continue as for first shoulder and front.

Row 3.  Dc in next, ch 2, yo, draw up a lp in same st as last dc, yo, through 2 lps, yo, draw up a lp in first dc of shell, yo through 2, yo, through remaining lps (joined dc made), ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in third st of shell, ch 2, joined dc in last st of shell and next dc, ch 2, dc in same dc, dc in each of next 3, corner, continue in pattern.

Row 4.  Dc in next dc, * shell in next dc, ch 2, sc in second ch-2, ch 2, shell in dc before last ch-2, dc in each of next 6, corner *, dc in each of next 6, repeat * to *, dc in each of next 8, and continue in pattern.

Row 5.  Dc in next dc, * ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center of shell, ch 2 *, joined dc , repeat * to *, dc in each of next 8, corner, continue in pattern.

Rows 6, 7, and 8.  Repeat rows 2, 3 and 4, increasing at corners as before.

Row 9.  Dc in each dc, catching corners of yoke together at underarm.

Row 10.  Ch 3, dc in next, * ch 2, sk 1, sc in next, ch 2, sk 1, shell in next *, repeat across.  End dc in each of last 2.

Begin pattern stitch as follows:  Every row begins and ends with 2 dc (count ch-3 as 1 dc at beginning of row).

Pattern:  Row 1.  Ch 2, * yo, draw up lp in same st as last dc, yo, through 2 lps, yo, draw lp in first dc of next shell, yo through 2, yo, through remaining lps on hook (joined dc made), ch 2, sk 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next (V made), ch 2, sk 1 * repeat * to * across.

Row 2.  * Shell in joined dc, ch 2, sc in V, ch 2 *, repeat across.

Row 3.  * Ch 2, V in center dc of shell, ch 2, joined dc as in row 1 *, repeat across.

Row 4.  * Ch 2, sc in V, ch 2, shell in joined dc *, repeat across.

Repeat these pattern rows until work measures 6 1/2 to 7 inches.

Sleeve.  Join yarn at underarm, begin as for row 10 of sacque, except sk 2 instead of sk 1 (8 shells).  Join and turn at end of each row.  Sl st when necessary to keep in pattern, and follow pattern rows until work measures about 7 inches, ending with shell row.

Cuff.  Row 1.  Sc in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th dc of each shell, and make 1 dc in sc between shells (32 st around).  Join.

Work even in dc for 3 more rows.  Fasten off.

Edge.  With Bucilla Crochelle, ch 3, sk 1, sc in next, around cuffs and entire saque.

Bonnet:  Ch 4, join in ring.

Row 1.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join.

Row 2.  Ch 3, * 2 dc in next, 1 dc in next *, repeat around.  Join.  (18 dc)

Row 3.  Ch 3, * 2 dc in each of next 2, 1 dc in next *, repeat around.  Join (30 dc).

Row 4.  Ch 3, * 2 dc in first, 1 dc in next *, repeat around.  Join.  (45 dc).

Row 5.  Ch 3, dc in next, * 2 dc in next, dc in each of next 2 *, repeat around.  Join.  (60 dc)

Row 6.  Ch 3.  Count ch-3 as first dc.  Increase 1 dc in each 10th st around and join.  (66 dc).

Row 7.  Increase in each 11th st around, join.  (72 dc)

Row 8.  Increase in each 12th st around.  Join (78 dc).

Row 9.  Increase in each 13th st around.  Join (84 dc).

Row 10.  Increase in each 7th st around.  Join (96 dc).

Row 11.  Increase in each 8th st around.  Join (108 dc).

Row 12.  Increase in each 9th st around.  Join (120 dc).

Row 13.  * Ch 2, sk 3, shell in next, ch 2, sk 3, sc in next *, repeat 12 times. 

Continue in pattern st for 4 1/2 inches, ending with row 1.

Frill:  Fold the 3 front rows under.  Join yarn at lower right end of 3rd row with front of bonnet facing you, and work along folded edge.  Follow pattern of row 13, except for sk 3, instead increase in fullness by making shell in top of each V, and shell in center of each shell, etc., and find convenient evenly spaced places for sc between ch-2.  Make 2 or 3 more rows in pattern, depending upon desired width of frill.

Edge as for sacque.

Bootee:

Begin with sole:  Ch 20.

Row 1.  2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 15, 5 dc in next, 1 dc in each of next 15 down opposite side of ch, 2 dc in last, join to top of 3-ch.

Row 2.  Ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3, 1 dc in each of next 13, 2 dc in each of next 7, 1 dc in each of next 13, 2 dc in each of next 3, 1 dc in same st as 3-ch, join.

Row 3.  Ch 3, (1 dc in next, 2 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in each of next 14, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) 7 times, 1 dc in each of next 13, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in same st as 3-ch, join.

Row 4.  Ch 3, 1 dc around the spoke of each dc, inserting hook from back, right to left, join. (68 dc, counting 3-ch).

Rows 5 and 6.  Ch 3, dc in each dc, join.

Row 7.  Ch 3, yo, draw up lp in 1st dc, insert hook in next dc and draw up lp, yo, through 3, yo, through 2 (dec dc made), dc in each dc until last 2, make dec dc, join, and fasten off.  This is center back (66 dc).

Instep.  Row 1.  Beginning with first st to left of 3-ch in center back, count on left side of shoe to 27th st.  Join yarn in this st, and with toe of shoe toward you, draw loop in same st.  Retaining all loops on hook, draw up lp in each of next 12 (13 total loops).  Work off as follows:  yo, through 1, * yo, through 2 *, repeat across.  The lp left on hook is always first st of next row.

Row 2.  Insert hook under second vertical bar, draw up loop.  Retaining all lps on hook, draw up lp in each vertical bar except last.  Now insert hook through last vertical bar and st directly behind it and draw up lp (13 loops).  Work off as for Row 1.  Make 6 more rows in same manner.

Row 9.  Draw up loop under second vertical bar, yo, through 2 (sc made).  Repeat across, ending with 1 loop on hook. 

Fasten instep in shoe as follows:  Catch remaining loop on hook into 15th st from center back on right side of shoe (do not count 3-ch) and with instep piece toward you, sc it st for st to right side of shoe.  2 sc at corner, sc across toe, inserting hook from right to left under each of the original 13 sts of instep, 2 sc at corner, sc instep and shoe together along left side, ending in 15th st from center back (do not count 3-ch).

Beading.  With toe of shoe facing you, ch 4, * sk 1, dc in next, ch 1 *, repeat across instep, ending in same 15th st where you began joining instep to shoe.

Ch 1, sk 1, dec dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, repeat * to *  (above) 11 times, sk 1, dec dc in next 2, ch 1, join to third st of 4-ch (21 dc counting 4-ch).

Top of Bootee:  Row 1.  * Ch 2, sk 2 st, shell in next, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next *, repeat around (7 shells).

Add 6 rows of pattern stitch.

Edge as for sacque.