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Cap Sleeve Jacket - Sue Thompson's Crochet & Knit Versions

Doll and crochet jacket hand made by Sue W. Thompson

Variation with buttons and a short sleeve

Bear Doll hand made by Christine Hohenshilt, courtesy of her daughter, Jean Tuzinski

Crochet jacket hand made by Cristine Marie Way Tyler

Crochet Cap Sleeve Jacket

Materials:

Sport Yarn or DK yarn
G crochet hook

Fits newborn

Instructions:

Ch 48
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 5 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 7 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 14 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 7 ch, (dc, ch1,dc) in the next ch, dc in the last 7 ch. Ch2, turn.

Rows 2-8: *Dc in each st to ch1 space, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch1 space, repeat from * dc in remaining sts. Ch2, turn.

Row 9: *Dc in each st to the ch1 space, dc in ch1 space, skip to the next ch1 space, dc in ch1 space * repeat one more time, dc in remaining sts. (The skipped stitches form the armhole openings).

Rows 10-18: Ch2, turn. Dc in each st across.

Row 19: Ch1, turn. Sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Ties:
Join yarn with a slip st to top corner, *chain 40, sl st in 2 nd ch from hook and sl st back along ch.* Sc around neck edge to other top corner. Repeat ** to make second tie. Fasten off.

Notes:

1. Jacket can be made larger by using worsted weight yarn and/or an H, I, or J crochet hook.

2. Embellishments can always be added...such as sleeves, a collar, buttons, and/or more elaborate edgings...such as a picot st.

3. Rather than adding the yarn ties, ¼" ribbon may be threaded around the neck edge with the ends used as ties.


Knit Cap Sleeve Jacket

Materials:

Sport Yarn or DK yarn

Size 6 single pointed Knitting needles

Fits newborn

Cast on 50 sts.

 


Doll and knit jacket hand made by Sue W. Thompson

Instructions:

Rows 1-2: *K1, p1,* repeat ** across row for first two rows of ribbing.

Row 3: *K1, yo, k2tog (for buttonhole). *p1, k1,* repeat ** across row for third row of ribbing. Starting with row 4, knit first and last three sts of each row.

Row 4: K9, (yo, k1, yo), k7, (yo, k1, yo), k14, (yo, k1, yo), k7, (yo, k1, yo), k9.

Row 5 and all other odd numbered rows: k3, p to last three sts, k3.

Row 6: K10, (yo, k1, yo), k9, (yo, k1, yo), k16 (yo, k1, yo), k9, (yo, k1, yo), k10.

Row 8: K11, (yo, k1, yo), k11, (yo, k1, yo), k18, (yo, k1, yo), k11, (yo, k1, yo), k11.

Row 10: K12, (yo, k1, yo), k13, (yo, k1, yo), k20, (yo, k1, yo), k13, (yo, k1, yo), k12.

Row 12: K13, (yo, k1, yo), k15, (yo, k1, yo), k22, (yo, k1, yo), k15, (yo, k1, yo), k13.

Row 14: K14, (yo, k1, yo), k17, (yo, k1, yo), k24, (yo, k1, yo), k17, (yo, k1, yo), k14.

Row 16: K15, (yo, k1, yo), k19, (yo, k1, yo), k26, (yo, k1, yo), k19, (yo, k1, yo), k15.

Row 18: K16, (yo, k1, yo), k21 (yo, k1, yo), k28, (yo, k1, yo), k21, (yo, k1, yo), k16

Continue in above increasing pattern until jacket measures 2" from bottom of ribbing. Work next row with a (2 nd ) buttonhole in the same edge as the first buttonhole...If at the beginning of the row, K1, yo, k2tog...If at the end of the row, work to last three sts, then k2tog, yo, k1.

Continue in above increasing pattern until jacket measures 4" from beginning. Work 3 rd buttonhole as above. If this is a p row, proceed to next row of instructions. If 3 rd button hole was made in a k row, complete another row of the p pattern before moving to the next row of instructions.

Work to the first k1 space; then *k1, p1* (to start forming ribbing edge of cap sleeve); repeat ** to next k1 space; Then work in pattern to next k1 space; then *k1, p1* (to start forming ribbing edge of other cap sleeve); repeat ** to next k1 space; Then work in pattern to end of row.

Work next row as previous p row, but eliminate making another buttonhole. When working the ribbing edge of the cap sleeve, be sure to k in the k space and p in the p space.

Work next row in pattern (to make armhole openings) as follows: K to first k1 space with no increases (no yo); cast off in ribbing to next k1 space and k (across back of sweater) to next k1 space with no increases (no yo); cast off in ribbing to next k1 space and k to end of row with no increases (no yo). (The cast off stitches form the armhole openings).

Continue working on these sts in the following pattern:

Row 1 - K3, p to last three sts, k3.

Row 2 - K.

When Jacket is 8" from the top neck edge, work three rows of ribbing in *k1, p1*. Finish off.

Sew three buttons to jacket edge opposite the three buttonholes.

Notes:

1. Knit ties may be made at upper edge of jacket if buttons and buttonholes omitted. On size 3 or 4 double pointed knitting needles, pick up and k 3 sts at top corner. *Slide these three sts to other end of dp needle. Drawing yarn tightly across the p side of the 3 sts, k3 sts.* Continue ** until tie measures 10-12" long. K3tog. Bind off. Join yarn to the other upper edge of the jacket and k3 sts. Work second tie the same as the first.  

2. Alternate to buttons and buttonholes and knit yarn ties at neck edge:

Work first three rows of the pattern as follows:

Row 1 - K.

Row 2 - K1, *yo, k2tog,* continue across row to last st. k1.

Row 3 - P.

Row 4 - Work same as row 4 above. Continue making rows in pattern as instructed above.

Rather than adding the buttons and buttonholes or the knit yarn ties, ¼" ribbon may be threaded around the neck edge (through the eyelets made in Row 2 above) with the ends used as ties.

3. Jacket can be made larger by using worsted weight yarn and/or larger knitting needles.


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