Baby Shoulderette

Free Crochet Pattern by

Materials: Two colors baby yarn
2 yards 3/8 inch ribbon
Size 0 steel crochet hook
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 st  stitch
 rnd  round

Rnd 1: Ch 61, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in each of next 12 ch sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) a shell in next st, (dc in each of next 14 sts, shell in next st) twice, dc in each of last 14 sts. This forms a square for neck edge.

Rnd 2: Turn, ch 3 (for first dc), dc in each of next 16 sts, (shell in shell, dc in each of next 20 sts) twice, shell in shell, dc in each of next 17 sts.

Continue working a dc in each dc and shell in shell for 6 more rnds. Change to contrasting yarn and work 1 rnd; then in main color, work 2 more rnds. Fasten off.

Edge: Join contrasting color in any dc along edge. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) a shell in same dc, sk 2 dc, * sc in next, sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around entire shoulderette.

Fold point back about 2 1/2 inches at each shoulder and tie in place with a small satin bow. Weave ribbon through shell openings at centre back, turn under and catch ends invisibly to garment. Lace ribbon through last row of main color at neck edge – over 2 dc and under next 2 dc – leave about 8 inches for ties. Count four shells from front corner, join main color to centre of fourth shell, ch 5, sl st in corresponding shell on back. Fasten off. Repeat on opposite side.


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