Lion Brand® Jamie® Pompadour
With larger hook, 4 pattern repeats = 7"
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
| PATTERN STITCH (multiple of 10, plus 1 sc)
Row 1 (RS) Sc in first sc, * sk 4 sc, work 12 dc in next sc (shell made), sk 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across. Ch 8, turn.
Row 2 Sc in sp between 6th and 7th dc of first shell, * ch 4, work 2 dc in next sc, ch 4, sc in sp between 6th and 7th dc of next shell; repeat from * across, ending ch 4, 2 dc in
last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 Sc in first dc, * sk ch-4, 12 dc in next sc (shell made above shell), sk ch-4, sc in sp between next 2 dc; repeat from * across, ending last repeat with sc in 5th ch of
ch-8. Ch 8, turn. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
Starting at lower edge with Color A and smaller hook, ch 82.
Border: Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (81 sc). Ch 1, turn. Work even for 7 more rows. Change to larger hook and B. Work in pattern, alternating colors as follows: Work 4 rows of B, 2 rows of A. Work even until piece measures about 15½" from beg, ending with 4 rows of B.
Bodice Band Change to smaller hook and A.
Next Row (Note: To dec, sk 1 ch) Sc across, decreasing 10 sts evenly spaced (71sc). Work even in sc for 5 more rows. Fasten off.
Shape Armholes Sk first 5 sc (underarm), attach B in next sc and with larger hook, ch 1, work Row 1 of pattern across center 61 sc, sk last 5 sc (underarm). Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before until piece measures about 20" from beg, ending with 4 rows of B. Fasten off.
With A and smaller hook, ch 42. Work on 41 sts in pattern as for back to bodice band.
Bodice Band Change to smaller hook and A.
Next Row Sc across, decreasing 5 sts evenly spaced (36 sc). Work even in sc for 5 more rows. Fasten off.
Shape Armholes: Next row (RS) Sk first 5 sc (underarm), attach B and with larger hook, ch 1, work Row 1 of pattern across remaining 31 sc. Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before until piece measures ½" less than back to shoulder, ending at arm edge.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS) Work pattern across first 21 sts. Ch 8, turn. Work 1 row more. Fasten off.
Work to correspond to left front, reversing shaping.
With A and smaller hook, ch 27.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaing ch across. Work in sc for 3 more rows, increasing 15 sts evenly spaced across last row (41 sc). Change to larger hook and B. Work Rows 1 and 2 of pattern. Continue in pattern, alternating colors as before, and inc 1 st at each end of every row (working added sts as sc on Row 3, as dc on Row 2). Work until sleeve measures about 6", ending with 2 rows of A. Fasten off.
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband On RS, with smaller hook and B, crochet 48 sc evenly spaced around neck edge. Change to A and work 4 more sc rows. Fasten off.
Buttonband On RS, using smaller hook and A, corchet 86 sc evenly spaced along left front edge. Work 4 more sc rows. Fasten off. Mark position for 5 buttons, the first centered at neckband, the 2nd at bodice band, the last at lower band and the remaining two evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Band On RS of right front edge, work first 2 rows as for buttonband.
Next Row (buttonhole row) Sc and work button holes opposite each marker as follows: Ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. On following row, sc in each sc and ch. Sc 1 more row. Fasten off. Sew top edge of each sleeve to armhole; then sew top 1" along each sleeve side edge to corresponding underarm. Sew sleeve and side seams. Sew on buttons.
If you want Baby to be able to wear Bunting while in car seat, do not sew bottom seam. Bottom hem can be left "as-is" (the stockinette stitch will naturally roll) or you can pick up stitches along bottom hem and knit a few rows of garter stitch (knit every row if working Back and Front separately on straight needles or alternate rounds of knit and purl if using circular needles to work in the round) to flatten it, adding buttonholes evenly spaced, if desired, along one side and sewing buttons opposite to match. Bottom hem may also be closed by sewing in a zipper or Velcro.