CrissCross Matinee Coat

CrissCross Matinee Coat – A sweet and cozy crisscross matinee coat, this cute baby sweater can be crocheted up in no time at all.

Leave open or fasten with the three small buttons on the yoke, made with easy stitches of sc and cross stitch.

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Crisscross Matinee Coat

Pattern Number CNC25

Abbreviations USA
WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch
Inc.      Increase

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit: 18 Inch chest 3-6 month Baby
Length from shoulder approx 11.5 Inches
Sleeve length under arm seam measures approx 5.5 Inches

Materials
I have used:-
70 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 1
50 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 2

OR
an equivalent yarn i.e
2.50oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1
1.75oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2

4.50mm & 4.00mm Clover crochet hooks, 3 small buttons

GAUGE – 5sc & 5 rows of sc measures approx 1 inch using 4.50mm hook

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The crisscross matinee coat is worked in one piece starting with yoke.

With color 1 and 4.50mm hook ch53, (RS) 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next 6ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 16ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 7ch. Turn. (60sc)

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

3rd Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 7sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 18sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 8sc. Turn. (68sc)

4th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

5th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 8sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 20sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 9sc. Turn. (76sc)

6th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

7th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 9sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 22sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 10sc. Turn. (84sc)

8th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

9th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 10sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 17sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 24sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 17sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc. Turn. (92sc)

10th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

11th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 19sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 26sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 19sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 12sc. Turn. (100sc)

12th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

13th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 12sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 21sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 28sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 21sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc. Turn. (108sc)

14th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

15th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 23sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 30sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 23sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 14sc. Turn. (116sc)

16th Row – Rpt 2nd Row.

17th Row – (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 14sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 25sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 32sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 25sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc. Turn. (124sc)

18th Row – (Divide for Armholes and Inc) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, * 2sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 2sc, * rpt from * to * 4 more times, skip 27sc, (armhole) 1sc in next sc, rpt from * to * 11 more times, 2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc, skip 27sc, (armhole) 1sc in each of next 2sc, rpt from * to * to end. Fasten off. Turn. (92sc)

19th Row – Working in back loop of stitch for this row only, join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

20th Row – Working through the both loops of stitch from now on, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Commence Skirt
21st Row
– ch3, * skip 1sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, working across last 2dc made, work 1dc in last skipped sc, (this creates the cross), * rpt from * to * to last sc, work 1dc in sc. Turn. (30 crossed groups)

22nd to 26th Rows – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn. (92sc)

Rpt 21st to 26th Rows until 44 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 11 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off. Turn.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing rejoin color 1 to first un-worked sc under arm, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 26sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (27sc) (we will close the small hole you created from slip stitching to first sc later in the finishing section of the pattern)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 26 more rows of 1sc in each sc, slip stitching to first sc and turning at the end of each row.

Next Row – ch1, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next sc, * skip 1sc, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, skip 1sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

With neck towards you, working downwards on coat, return to loose loops on the bottom of the yoke (the one’s you created on the 19th Row), join in color 1 and ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next sc, * skip 1sc, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, work 1sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing and 4.00mm hook, rejoin color 1 to base of right hand side of front edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 42 more sc evenly in row ends to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, 43sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Turn.

Work one more row in sc on these stitches. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Row – Return to neck edge on opposite front, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 7sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.

Finishing – With WS facing close small gaps underarm, weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, turn through to RS sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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