Crochet Matinee Jacket Pattern

Crochet Matinee Jacket Pattern – Free baby crochet pattern for traditional matinee jacket, crocheted from the neck down, using a cluster V stitch for the skirt, perfect for days out in the pram, a christening or for everyday wear.

crochet matinee jacket pattern

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Crochet Matinee Jacket Pattern UK

Pattern Number CNC301

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
RS.       Right Side
WS.      Wrong Side
ch.        Chain
dc.        Double Crochet
tr.         Treble Crochet
dtr.       Double Treble Crochet

rpt.       Repeat
ss.         Slip Stitch
Inc.       Increase

tr2tog.  Treble Crochet 2 Together
Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 2tr into same space or stitch, yrh and draw through all 3 loops.

clv.        Cluster V-Stitch
(1tr2tog, 1ch, 1tr2tog) into same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Size to fit approx:- 20 inch chest 6 – 12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder 10.5 inches
Sleeve length 4.5 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

110 grams of King Cole Value Baby DK Yarn
Small amounts of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in colours 2, 3 & 4 (snail)

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

5.00mm Clover crochet hook, 5 medium buttons

TENSION –  4tr & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

Make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch (front), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 17ch (back), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch. (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch (front). Turn. (60tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) Make 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (68tr + 3ch)

Rpt 2nd Row. until 7 rows have been worked in all. Turn. (108tr + 3ch)

8th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next 4tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 3tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 5tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 6tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 9tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 11tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 9tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 6tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 5tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 3tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 4tr, 1tr into top of 3ch.  Turn. (134tr + 3ch)

Divide for Armholes – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 19tr, make 1ch, miss 28tr, (first armhole) 1dc into each of next 39tr, make 1ch, miss 28tr, (second armhole) 1dc into each of next 19tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (79dc + 2, 1ch spaces)

Commence Skirt – Make 3ch, miss 1dc, 1clv (see abbrev) into next dc, * miss 2dc, 1clv into next dc, * rpt from * to * to next 1ch space, 1clv into space, rpt from * to * 12 more times, miss 3dc, 1clv into 1ch space, rpt from * to * to last 2dc, miss 1dc, 1tr into last dc. Turn. (26clv)

Pattern Row – 3ch, 1clv into each 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 10 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With RS facing join yarn to side of dc underarm, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 28tr, 1tr into side of dc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (29tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt last row until 8 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Turn.

Cuff – 3ch, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr2tog) into base of 3ch, * miss 2tr, clv into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 2tr, sl st to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off (10clv)

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 37dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each stitch around neck edge, 3dc into corner, work 37dc into row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 37dc. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to neck edge on first front edge, working from neck downwards make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 7dc, * rpt from * to * three more times, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of the remaining dc. Turn. (5 Buttonholes)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap under arms, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

To make the jacket for a size 3-6 month use a 4.50mm hook, 0-3 month use a 4.00mm hook.

Snail Motif – With colour 2 make a magic circle, hook make 3ch, work 17tr into circle, pull loose thread to close circle, ss to top of 3ch. (17tr +3ch)

Second Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc. Turn. Fasten off. (18dc) Turn.

Third Row – With colour 3 yarn, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 7dc. Turn.

Fourth Row – Make 4ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each of next 2ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off. Turn.

Head – Using colour 3 work (3ch, 2tr, 2dtr) into the dc on the second row (see pictures 1 & 2), ss to first dc on fourth row. Turn.

wip snail motifNext Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next 4 stitches, make 4ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each of next 2ch, ss to dc, 4ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each of next 2ch, ss to top of 3ch. Fasten off.

Eye – With colour 4 make 2ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, fasten off leaving a small length of thread, use thread to gather around top of dc and make into an eye.

Finishing – Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, attach eye to centre of head.

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crochet matinee jacket pattern

Crochet Matinee Jacket Pattern USA

Pattern Number CNC301

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
RS.         Right Side
WS.        Wrong Side
ch.          Chain
sc.          Single Crochet
dc.          Double Crochet
trc.         Treble Crochet

rpt.         Repeat
sl st.       Slip Stitch
Inc.        Increase

dc2tog.  Double Crochet 2 Together
Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in same space or stitch, yrh and draw through all 3 loops.

clv.         Cluster V-Stitch
(1dc2tog, ch1, 1dc2tog) in same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit approx:- 20 inch chest 6 – 12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder 10.5 inches
Sleeve length 4.5 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

110 grams of King Cole Value Baby DK Yarn
Small amounts of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in colors 2, 3 & 4 (snail)

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

5.00mm Clover crochet hook, 5 medium buttons

GAUGE –  4dc & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch (front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 17ch (back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch. (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch (front). Turn. (60dc + ch3)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (68dc + ch3)

Rpt 2nd Row. until 7 rows have been worked in all. Turn. (108dc + ch3)

8th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next 4dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 5dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 9dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 11dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 9dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 5dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4dc, 1dc in top of ch3.  Turn. (134dc + ch3)

Divide for Armholes – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 19dc, ch1, skip 28dc, (first armhole) 1sc in each of next 39dc, ch1, skip 28dc, (second armhole) 1sc in each of next 19dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (79sc + 2, ch1 spaces)

Commence Skirt – ch3, skip 1sc, 1clv (see abbrev) in next sc, * skip 2sc, 1clv in next sc, * rpt from * to * to next ch1 space, 1clv in space, rpt from * to * 12 more times, skip 3sc, 1clv in ch1 space, rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1dc in last sc. Turn. (26clv)

Pattern Row – ch3, 1clv in each ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 10 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With RS facing join yarn to side of sc underarm, ch3, 1dc in each of next 28dc, 1dc in side of sc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (29dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt last row until 8 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Turn.

Cuff – ch3, work (1dc, ch1, 1dc2tog) in base of ch3, * skip 2dc, clv in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off (10clv)

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 37sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch around neck edge, 3sc in corner, work 37sc in row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 37sc. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to neck edge on first front edge, working from neck downwards ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 7sc, * rpt from * to * three more times, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of the remaining sc. Turn. (5 Buttonholes)

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

Finishing – Close small gap under arms, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

To make the jacket for a 3-6 month use a 4.50mm hook, 0-3 month use a 4.00mm hook.

Snail Motif – With color 2 make a magic circle, hook ch3, work 17dc in circle, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to top of ch3. (17dc +ch3)

Second Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off. (18sc) Turn.

Third Row – With color 3 yarn, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 7sc. Turn.

Fourth Row – ch4, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next ch2, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Turn.

Head – Using color 3 (ch3, 2dc, 2trc) in the sc on the second row (see pictures 1 & 2), sl st to first sc on fourth row. Turn.

wip snail motif

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next 4 stitches, ch4, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next ch2, sl st to sc, ch4, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next ch2, sl st to top of ch3. Fasten off.

Eye – With color 4 ch2, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, fasten off leaving a small length of thread, use thread to gather around top of sc and make in an eye.

Finishing – Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, attach eye to centre of head.

crochet matinee jacket pattern

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