‘Barbara’ Baby Set – Free Crochet Pattern Set for an Infant

This free crochet ‘Barbara’ baby set was originally published around 1942 in “Lovely Creations for Baby“, No. S16. Crochet it today!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic baby set. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet pattern for a sacque, baby bonnet, and baby booties.

Crochet a Classic Baby Set

Crochet Baby Set - Barbara Baby Set

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Sultana Beautysheen (All Rayon), 11 balls (Sacque 7 balls; Bonnet 2 1/2 balls; Booties 1 1/2 balls). Steel Crochet Hook, Sise 6.

NOTE(s)

This crochet baby set is for size infant to 6 months.

These instructions apply only when Sultana Beautysheen is used as recommended.

Gauge:
5 patterns of 5 d c, ch 4 = 4 inches
6 rows = l inch

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Crocheting the Sacque

Measuements – Width at underarm 20 inches. Length from lower edge to back of neck 10 inches. Sleeve – Width 6 1/2 inches.

Yoke

Ch 107 for neck edge. Work 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each of next 3 sts, * 2 d c in next st, 1 d c in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * to end (125 d c, counting turning ch as 1 d c).

First row (wrong side)- Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in first d c (same st as turning ch), 1 s c in next st, * ch 1, skip 1, 2 d c in next st (a shell), 1 s c in next st; repeat from *, end 1 s c in turning ch (42 shell stripes).

2nd row – Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in first s c, 1 s c in last d c of first shell, * ch 1, 1 shell of 2 d c in next s c, 1 s c in last d c of shell; repeat from *, end last s c in top of turning ch.

Repeat 2nd row once.

4th row – Same as 2nd row, working 3 d c instead of 2 d c in each shell.

Repeat 4th row twice.

7th row – Same as 4th row, working ch 2 between each shell.

Repeat 7th row twice.

10th row – Same as 7th row, working 4 d c in each shell.

Repeat 10th row 3 times.

14th row – Same as 10th row, working ch 5 between each shell.

Repeat 14th row 3 times.

18th row – Same as 14th row, working 5 d c in each shell.

Repeat 18th row 3 times.

22nd row – Same as 18th row, working ch 4, between each shell. This completes increases in pattern.

Repeat last row 3 times, end on wrong side. Yoke should now measure about 4 1/2 inches.

Divide for sleeves. Work pattern over 7 shell stripes for left front, end 1 s c in last d c of 7th shell; skip next 8 shell stripes for left sleeve, 1 s c in last d c of 8th shell, ch 4, a shell in next s c, work 11 more shell stripes (12 shell stripes for back), end 1 s c in last d c of 12th shell, skip next 8 shell stripes for right sleeve, 1 s c in last d c of 8th shell, ch 4, a shell in next s c, work pattern to end. Work even on 26 shell stripes until 5 1/2 inches from underarm. Fasten off.

Sleeves

Working from right side, skip ch 4, work a shell in first s c on left sleeve, work 7 more shell stripes, end 1 s c in last d c of 8th shell. Ch 3, turn. Work even on 8 shell stripes until sleeve measure 5 inches from underarm. Fasten off. Work right sleeve to correspond.

Finishing

Sew sleeve seams. Beg. at neck edge on left front, work 1 row s c to lower edge. Fasten off. Beg. at lower edge, work 1 row s c on right front edge to neck, ch 1, turn, 1 s c in first st, * ch 3, skip 2, 1 s c in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * 4 times, 1 slip st in next st. Fasten off. Steam lightly. Sew on buttons.

Crocheting the Bonnet

Ch 5, join with a slip st in a ring. Ch 3, work 15 d c in ring; join with a slip st to top of ch 3.

2nd round – Ch 3, 1 d c in same st as ch 3, 2 d c in each st to end of round; join with a slip st (32 d c, counting ch 3).

3rd round – Ch 3, * 1 d c in next st, 2 d c in next st, repeat from * around; join with a slip st (48 d c).

4th round – Ch 3, 1 d c in same st as ch 3, * 1 d c in each of 2 sts, 2 d c in next st; repeat from * 12 times, work 2 d c in every 2nd st 3 times, work 1 d c in each of last 2 d c; join (65 d c).

First row (wrong side) – Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in same st as turning ch, 1 s c in next st, * ch 1, skip 1, 2 d c in next st, 1 s c in next st; repeat from * to end (22 shell stripes). Do not join.

2nd row – Same as 2nd row of yoke on sacque.

3rd and 4th row – Same as 4th row of yoke.

5th and 6th row – Same as 7th row of yoke.

7th and 8th row – Same as 10th row of yoke.

9th row – Same as 14th row of yoke.

10th row – Same as 9th row of bonnet, working to within 5 patterns of end with 1 s c in last d c of shell (17 shell stripes).

Work 2 rows even as on 9th row of bonnet.

13th row – Same as 18th row of yoke. Repeat last row until 6 inches from center of bonnet, end on right side.

Next row – Same as 22nd row of yoke.

Repeat last row 6 times. Fasten off.

Finishing

Steam lightly. Sew seam on side. Turn back the last 7 rows for turn-back. Working through turn-back and bonnet, from right side, work 1 row s c on neck edge, holding in to 8 inches. Ch 1, turn, 1 s c in each st. Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in each st.

Repeat last row once.

Work 1 more row s c. Fasten off.

Trim as shown in illustration.

Crocheting the Booties

Instep

Ch 10, 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in next st, 2 d c in each of next 3 sts, 1 d c in each of last 2 sts (10 d c). Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in each st to end of row.

Repeat last row 3 times. Fasten off.

Foot – Ch 18, join with 1 d c in last d c worked, work 13 more d c on side edge, 3 d c in corner, 8 d c across instep, 3 d c in corner, 14 d c on side edge (42 d c), ch 21.

2nd row – 1 d c in 4th st from hook and in each st on ch, 1 d c in each st of row below and in each st on other ch (78 d c).

3rd row – Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in each st of row below.

Repeat 3rd row once.

5th row – Ch 3, turn, dec. 1 st as follows: thread over, draw up a loop in first st, over, take off 2 loops, over, draw up a loop in next st, over, take off 2 loops, over, take off 3 loops, work 34 d c, dec. 3 sts in next 6 sts, work 34 d c, dec. 1 st (73 d c). Ch 3, turn, 1 d c in each st of row below. Fasten off.

Leg – Join at center of heel (end of “ch 21” foundation ch), work 43 s c across foundation ch, top of instep and other foundation ch.

2nd row – Ch 4, turn, 1 d c in 3rd st, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 d c in next st; repeat from * to end (21 meshes).

3rd row – Ch 3, turn, 3 d c in first mesh, 1 s c in next d c, * ch 2, skip 1 mesh, 4 d c in next mesh, 1 s c in next d c; repeat from * to end (11 shell stripes).

4th, 5th and 6th row – Same as 10th row of yoke of sacque.

7th row – Same as 14th row of yoke. Repeat last row 4 times. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew seams. Steam lightly, ribbon through beading and tie. Draw baby ribbon through beading and tie.

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