November/December 2010

Baby Jacket

Give baby a gift that’s sure to become a keepsake—an adorable cardigan in a classic shape that will never go out of style. This piece could be passed down for generations!
By Mari Lynn Patrick

RED HEART Soft Baby Steps, 5oz/142g balls, each approx 256yd/234m (acrylic)
• 2 (3, 3, 4) balls #9620 Baby Green

• Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

• Stitch markers
• 4 buttons—1"/25mm diameter
• Yarn needle

1 (2, 3–4, 5–6) years

Chest 22 (24½, 27, 29)"/56 (62, 68.5, 73.5) cm, unbuttoned
Length 11½ (12½, 13½, 14½)"/29 (32, 34.5, 37)cm, including lower ribbing, not including collar


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Jacket Back and Armhole Creation

1) Why am I chaining 21 stitches for the first armhole and 23 for the second?

I did not design this

I did not design this pattern, but I see that it does work out to be the same number of pattern repeats on each armhole, so they should be the same size.

Different armhole stitch count.

I have done this 3 times and the extra stitches make a difference. How is it that it comes out to the same with you?

I have not actually made the

I have not actually made the jacket, but the pattern says that you should have the same number of repeats on each sleeve.

just finished this one and it

just finished this one and it is so wonderful! i flipped the sleeve inside out before attaching it to the body i think it looked a little nicer


I just finished this jacket. At first I made the sleeves according to the pattern but found them overly wide on my 3yr old. I just reduced the width of the sleeve by about 4 rows on the sc part. That did the trick as it looks nice now.
Also, my daughter has a long torso and arms - so I added another row to the cuff on arms and body.


Having problem with the sleeve. Doesn't look as it should in the picture. Does anyone have this problem and knows how to fix it.

im so excited to start this

im so excited to start this one!