SIZES: Directions for size 6 mos. Changes for size 1 are in parentheses.
Body Chest Size: 19" (20").
Blocked Chest Size: 20" (22").
For body measurements, click here: Infants' and Girls' Body Measurements
JACKET: Body: Beg at lower edge of striped section for back and fronts, with any desired color, ch 82 (92). Cut yarn, join another color.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch and in each ch across-83 (93) dc. Cut yarn; join another color. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across. Cut yarn; join another color. Turn. Using desired colors, repeat row 2 until piece measures about 3-1/4" (4") from start or 3" less (border allowance) than desired length to underarm. Turn. Check gauge; piece should measure 18-1/2" (20-1/2") wide.
Divide Work: Right Front: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in each of next 20 (22) dc. Cut yarn; join another color. Turn. Working on these 21 (23) dc, work 3" (3-1/2"). End off.
Shape Neck and Shoulder: Leaving 7 (8) dc free at front edge, work even on remaining 14 (15) dc until armhole measures 4" (4-1/2") above start of armhole. End off.
Back: Keeping to same color sequence as right front, join yarn in next dc on last long row, ch 3, dc in next dc and in. each of next 39 (45) dc. Turn. Work even until armhole measures same as right front. End off.
Left Front: Keeping to color sequence, join yarn in next dc on last long row, ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc across. Complete same as right front. Sew shoulders.
SLEEVE: Join any desired color at underarm, ch 3, work 2 dc in edge of each row around armhole, join with a sl st in top of starting ch 3. End off; join another color. Do not turn.
Next Rnd: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join with a sl st. End off; join another color. Repeat last rnd, dec 1 dc at underarm every 1" 6 times. Work even until sleeve measures 7" (8") from start. Work other sleeve in same manner.
SQUARES: With any desired color, ch 4, join with a sl st to form ring.,
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), make 2 dc in ring, ch 2, * 3 dc in ring, ch 2, repeat from * twice, join last ch 2 to top of ch 3 with a sl st (4 groups of 3 dc in rnd). End off.
Rnd 2: Join another color in a ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2, sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, repeat from * twice, dc in each of next 3 dc, join with a sl st to top of starting ch 3. End off. Make 8 (9) squares.
Join Squares: Sew squares tog forming a strip 8 (9) squares long.
FINISHING: Sew edge of strip to lower edge of back and fronts.
Edging: Join any desired color at lower side edge.
Rnd 1: From right side, work hdc around outer edge, working 2 hdc in each lower front and neck corner; join with a sl st in first hdc. End off; join another color.
Rnd 2: Repeat rnd 1.
Rnd 3: * Sc in each of next 4 hdc, ch 3, sc in last sc (picot made), repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. End off.
Block. Sew five buttons, evenly spaced, on left front edge for girl, right front edge for boy. Spaces between hdc on rnd 2 of edging form buttonholes.