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Karenne Layette

lace patterned baby layette

This layette includes a coat, frock (dress), bonnet, booties and mittens

Please note: UK crochet terms are used throughout this pattern. UK double crochet = US single crochet, UK treble = US double crochet and so on.

Patons Beehive Baby Wool is used throughout

The Coat

Materials and Size

21 inch under-arm - 5 balls
Length from top of shoulder - 18 ins.
Length of sleeve from underarm 6 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK Nos. 10/3.25mm/US 3 and UK 12/2.75mm/US 2

Crochet Hook (Fine).

Length of Ribbon.

1 Reel Pearsall's Fibrone Crochet, No. 20. (Any number 20 crochet cotton should suffice)

Four Small Buttons.

Tension

To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 8 stitches to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch.

Pattern

The Left Front

Using No. 10 Needles, cast on 88 stitches.

** 1st row: K1, (K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3) four times, K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, K1.

2nd row: K2, P1, yo, (P4, P2tog, P4, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo) four times, P4, P2tog, P2, K1.

3rd row: K2, (K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K2) four times, K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K1.

4th row: K2, (P3, yo, P4, P2tog, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1) four times, P3, yo, P4, P2tog, K1. **

chart for previous 4 rows

Rep. from ** to ** thirty times.

Using No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, * K2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

2nd row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 2nd row three times.

6th row: K2, * yo, K2tog, (P1, K1) twice, rep from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1.

Rep. 2nd row four times.

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: Cast off 4 sts, K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Continue working in Moss Stitch, dec once at beg of needle in next and following alt row.

Work 26 rows in Moss Stitch without shaping.

In next row: Cast off 15 sts, work in Moss Stitch to end of row.

Dec. once at neck edge in every row, five times. (20 sts)

Work 2 rows in Moss Stitch without shaping.

Shape shoulder as follows:

1st row: Work in Moss Stitch to last 10 sts, turn.

2nd row: Work to end of row.

Cast off.

The Right Front

Using No. 10 Needles, cast on 88 stitches.

** 1st row: K1, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, (K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3) four times, K1.

2nd row: K1, P2, (P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P4) four times, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K2.

3rd row: K1, P1, K2, yo , K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K2, (K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K2) four times.

4th row: K1, (P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1, P3, yo, P4, P2tog) four times, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K2. **

chart for the previous four rows

Rep. from ** to ** thirty times.

Work to correspond with Left Front, working shapings at opposite ends of needle, and making a buttonhole in 7th, and every following 8th row, three times.

To make a buttonhole.

K1, P1, K1, yo, K2tog, work in Moss Stitch to end of row.

The Back

Using No. 10 Needles, cast on 173 stitches.

** 1st row: K1, * K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row: K1, * P2, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P2, rep from * to last st, K1.

3rd row: K1, * K1, K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

4th row: K1, * P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1, P3, yo, P4, P2tog, rep from * to last st, K1. **

chart for previous four rows

Rep. from ** to ** thirty times.

Using No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: * K2tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3tog.

2nd row: * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 2nd row three times.

6th row: K1, yo, K2tog, * (P1, K1) twice, yo, K2tog, rep from * to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, P1.

Rep. 2nd row four times.

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: Cast off 4 sts, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: Cast off 3 sts, P1, * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Continue working in Moss Stitch, dec once at each end of needle in next and every alt row, until 69 sts remain.

Continue without shaping until armholes measure same as Front armholes.

Shape shoulders as follows:

1st and 2nd rows: Work in Moss Stitch to last 10 sts, turn.

3rd and 4th rows: Work in Moss Stitch to last 20 sts, turn.

5th row: Work in Moss Stitch to end of row. Cast off.

The Sleeves

Using No. 12 Needles, cast on 44 stitches.

1st row: * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row nine times, inc. once at end of last row.

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Continue working in Moss Stitch, inc. once at each end of needle in every following 6th row, until there are 63 sts on needle.

Work 5 rows without shaping.

Dec. once at each end of needle in every row, until 27 sts remain. Cast off.

Work another Sleeve in same manner.

The Collar

Using No. 10 Needles, cast on 98 stitches.

** 1st row: K1, (P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K4, yo) five times, P1, K1.

2nd row: K2, (P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P4, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1) five times, K1.

3rd row: K1, (P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog, K4, yo, K2) five times, P1, K1.

4th row: K2, (P3, yo, P4, P2tog, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1) five times, K1. **

chart for the previous four rows

Rep. from ** to ** three times.

Cast off.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up side, shoulder and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves, placing seams to side seams.

Sew collar in position.

Using Crochet Hook and Fibrone, work picot edge round outer edge of coat, collar and cuffs as follows:

3 dc, * 3 ch, 1 dc into first ch, 3 dc, rep from * to end.

Thread ribbon through holes at waist

Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

Finally, press all seams

The Frock

Materials and Size

20 inch underarm - 5 balls
Length from top of shoulder - 17 ins.
Length of sleeve from underarm - 2 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK Nos. 10/3.25mm/US 3 and UK 12/2.75mm/US 2

Crochet Hook (Fine).

Two Stitch Holders.

1 Reel Pearsall's Fibrone Crochet, No. 20.

Length of Ribbon.

Three Small Buttons.

Pattern

The Front

Using No. 10 Needles, cast on 173 stitches.

** 1st row: K1, * K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row: K1, * P2, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P2, rep from* to last st, K1.

3rd row: K1, * K1, K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K1 , rep from * to last st, K1.

4th row: K1, * P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1, P3, yo, P4, P2tog, rep from * to last st, K1. **

chart for the previous four rows

Rep. from ** to ** twenty-five times, then 1st and 2nd rows once.

Using No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, * K2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2 (88 sts).

2nd row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 2nd row three times.

6th row: K2, * yo, K2tog, P1, K1, rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, K2tog

Rep. 2nd row four times. ***

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: Cast off 4 sts, K1, (P1, K1) ten times, (K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3) twice, (P1, K1) twelve times, K1.

2nd row: Cast off 4 sts, K1, (K1, P1) ten times, (P2, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P2) twice, K1, (P1, K1) ten times.

3rd row: K2tog, K1, (P1, K1) nine times, (K1, K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K1) twice, (P1, K1) nine times, P1, K2tog

4th row: K2tog, (K1, P1) nine times, (P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1, P3, yo, P4, P2tog) twice, (K1, P1) nine times, K2tog

5th row: K2tog, K1, (P1, K1) eight times, (K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3) twice, (P1, K1) eight times, P1, K2tog

6th row: K2tog, (K1, P1) eight times, (P2, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P2) twice, (K1, P1) eight times, K2tog

**7th row: K1, (P1, K1) eight times, (K1, K2tog, K4, yo, K2, P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K1) twice, (P1, K1) eight times, P1.

8th row: (P1, K1) eight times, P1, (P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1, P3, yo, P4, P2tog) twice, K1, (P1, K1) eight times.

9th row: K1, (P1, K1) eight times, (K3, K2tog, K4, yo, P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K3) twice, (P1, K1) eight times, P1.

10th row: (P1, K1) eight times, P1,(P2, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1, P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P2) twice, K1, (P1, K1) eight times. **

Rep. from ** to ** four times, then 7th and 8th rows once.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, (P1, K1) eight times, K3, K2tog, K3, cast off 22 sts, K3, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, (P1, K1) eight times, P1.

2nd row: (P1, K1) eight times, P3, P2tog tbl, P2, K1.

Leave remaining sts on a stitch·holder.

3rd row: (K2tog, K1) twice, (P1, K1) eight times, P1.

4th row: (P1, K1) eight times, P1, P2tog tbl, P1, K1.

5th row: K2tog, K1, (P1, K1) eight times, P1.

6th row: (P1, K1) eight times, P1, K2tog

Work 4 rows in Moss Stitch without shaping.

Shape shoulder as follows:

1st row: Work 9 sts in Moss Stitch, turn.

2nd row: Work in Moss Stitch to end of row. Cast off.

Join in wool at neck edge, and work on remaining sts to correspond with other side.

The Back

Work exactly as given for Front to ***·

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: Cast off 4 sts, * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: Cast off 4 sts, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Keeping continuity of Moss Stitch, dec. once at each end of needle in every row, four times.

7th row: (K1, P1) eighteen times, turn. Leave remaining sts on a stitch holder.

Work in Moss Stitch on last 36 sts, until armhole measures same as Front armhole.

Shape shoulder as follows:

1st row: Work in Moss Stitch to last 9 sts, turn.

2nd row: Work in Moss Stitch to end of row.

3rd row: Work in Moss Stitch to last 18 sts, turn.

4th row: Like 2nd row. Cast off.

Join in wool at centre back, cast on 3 sts, and work to correspond with other side, working extra sts in Moss
Stitch.

The Sleeves

Using No. 12 Needles, cast on 48 stitches.

1st row: * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row three times.

5th row: (K1, P1) six times, * inc. once in next st, rep from * to last 13 sts, (K1, P1) six times, K1. (71 sts)

Using No. 10 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: * K1, P1, rep from * to last st, K1.

Rep. 1st row twenty times.

Dec. once at each end of needle in next and every alt. row, until 53 sts remain, then in every row until 29 sts remain.

Cast off.

Work another Sleeve in same manner.

The Neckband

Using a flat seam, sew up shoulder seams.

With right side of work facing, and using No. 12 Needles, knit up 86 stitches evenly round neck.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, repeat from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row three times. Cast off in rib.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up side and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves, placing seams to side seams.

Using Crochet Hook and Fibrone, work picot edging round neck, sleeves and lower edge as follows:

3 dc, * 3 ch, 1 dc into first ch, 3 dc, rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Work 1 row of dc along back opening, making 3 button loops on right side.

Thread ribbon through holes at waist

Sew on buttons to correspond with loops. Finally, press all seams.

The Bonnet

Materials and Size

Width all round face, 12 ins. 1 ball

Knitting Needles, 1 pair UK No 10/3.25mm/US 3

Crochet Hook (Fine).

Length of Ribbon.

Reel Pearsall's Fibrone Crochet, No. 20.

Pattern

Cast on 106 stitches.

** 1st row: (K1, P1) twice, K1, (P1, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K4, yo) five times, P1, (K1, P1) twice, K1.

2nd row: (K1, P1) twice, K2, (P1, yo, P4, P2tog, P4, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P1, K1) five times, (K1, P1 ) twice, K1.

3rd row: (K1, P1) twice, K1, (P1, K2, yo, K4, slip 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog, K4, yo, K2) five times, P1, (K1, P1) twice, K1.

4th row: (K1, P1) twice, K2, (P3, yo, P4, P2tog, P2tog tbl, P4, yo, P3, K1) five times, (K1, P1) twice, K1. **

Rep. from ** to ** nine times.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K6, K2tog, * K11,K2tog, rep from * to last 7 sts, K7.

2nd row: K1, purl to last st, K1.

3rd row: K1, [P2tog, (K1, P1) five times, K2tog, (P1, K1) five times] four times, P1.

4th row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

5th row: K1, [P2tog, (P1, K1) four times, P1, K2tog, (K1, P1) four times, K1] four times, P1.

6th row: K1, [(K1, P1) five times, (P1, K1) five times] four times, K1.

7th row: K1, [P2tog, (K1, P1) four times, K2tog, (P1, K1) four times] four times, P1.

8th row: Like 4th row.

9th row: K1, [K2tog, (P1, K1) three times, P1, K2tog, (K1, P1) three times, K1] four times, P1.

10th row: K1, [(K1, P1) four times, (P1, K1) four times] four times, P1.

11th row: K1, [P2tog, (K1, P1) three times, K2tog, (P1, K1) three times] four times, P1.

12th row: Like 4th row.

13th row: K1, [K2tog, (P1, K1) twice, P1, K2tog, (K1, P1) twice, K1] four times, P1.

14th row: K1, [(K1, P1) three times, (P1, K1) three times] four times, K1.

15th row: K1, [P2tog, (K1, P1) twice, K2tog, (P1, K1) twice] four times, P1.

16th row: Like 4th row.

17th row: K1, (K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K2tog, K1, P1, K1) four times, P1.

18th row: K2, P1, K2, [(P1, K1) twice, (K1, P1) twice] three times, (P1, K1) twice, P1.

19th row: K1, (P2tog, K1, P1, K2tog, P1, K1) four times, P1.

20th row: Like 4th row.

21st row: K1, (K2tog, P1, K2tog, K1) four times, K1.

Break off wool, run end through remaining sts, draw up and fasten off securely.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Sew up back seam for 2 ins.

Using Crochet Hook and Fibrone, work picot edging round edge of Bonnet as follows:

1 dc into first st, * 3 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc into first ch, rep from * to end.

Sew ribbon in position.

The Booties

Materials and Size

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK nos 11/3mm/US 3 and 12/2.75mm/US 2

Crochet Hook (Fine).

1 Reel Pearsall's Fibrone Crochet no 20

Length of ribbon

Tension

To get this measurement it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 8½ stitches to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch.

*** Using No. 11 Needles, cast on 59 stitches.

Work as given from ** to ** for Frock three times.

Using No. 12 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K4, * K2tog, K6, rep, from * to last 7 sts, K2tog, K5. (52 sts)

2nd row: * K1, P1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 2nd row four times.

7th row: K1, * yo, K2tog, P1, K1, rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, K2tog, K1. ***

8th row: [(K1, P1) four times, K2tog, (P1, K1) four times, P2tog] twice, (K1, P1) four times, ( K 2 tog.) twice. ( 46 sts)

Rep. 2nd row twice.

Using No. 11 Needles, proceed as follows:-

1st row: K1, (P1, K1) fourteen times, turn.

2nd row: K1, (P1, K1) five times, turn.

Rep. 2nd row twenty-one times. Break off wool.

Slip 18 sts from right-hand needle on to left hand needle. Join in wool and proceed as follows :

1st row: K2tog, (P1, K1) eight times, knit up 13 sts from right side of instep, (K1, P1) five times, K1, knit up 13 sts from left side of instep, (K1, P1) eight times, K1. (71 sts)

Work 1 5 rows in Moss Stitch without shaping.

17th row: K1, P2tog, (P1, K1) fifteen times, P2tog, P1, P2tog, (K1, P1) fifteen times, P 2 to g., K1.

18th row: K1, P1, (P1, K1) fourteen times, P1, K2tog, P1, K2tog, (P1, K1) fourteen times, P 2, K1.

19th row: K1, P2tog, (K1, P1) thirteen times, (K1, P2tog) twice, (K1, P1) thirteen times, K1, P2tog, K1.

20th row: (K1, P1) fourteen time&, K2tog, P1, K2tog, (P1, K1) fourteen times. Cast off.

Work another Bootee in same manner.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up seam.

Using Crochet Hook and Fibrone, work picot edging round top of Bootees as given for Frock.

Thread ribbon through holes at ankle.

The Mittens

Materials

1 ball

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK nos 11/3mm/US 3 and 12/2.75mm/US 2

Crochet Hook (Fine).

1 Reel Pearsall's Fibrone Crochet, No. 20.

Length of Ribbon.

Tension

It is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 8½ stitches to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch.

Pattern

Work as given from *** to *** for Bootees.

8th row: * (K1, P1) three times, K2tog, (P1, K1) three times, K2tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, K1, P1,
K2tog ( 4S' sts) ,

Using No. 11 Needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row thirty-three times.

35th row: K1, P2tog, (P1 , K1) eight times, P1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, (P1, K1) eight times, P1, P2tog, K1.

36th row: K1, P2tog, (K1, P1) seven times, K1, P2tog, K1, P2tog, (K1, P1) seven times, K1, P2tog, K1.

37th row: K1, P2tog, (P1, K1) six times, P1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, (P1, K1) six times, P1, P2tog, K1.

38th row: K1, P2tog, (K1, P1) five times, (K1, P2tog) twice, (K1, P1) five times, K1, P2tog, K1.

39th row: K1, P2tog, (P1, K1) four times, P1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, (P1, K1) four times, P1, P2tog,
K1. Cast off.

Work another Mitten in same manner.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up seams.

Using Crochet Hook and Fibrone, work picot edging round top of Mittens as given for Frock.

Thread ribbon through holes at wrist


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