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Lemon Drops

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Size for infants 3-6 months, this pretty outfit is stitched using light worsted-weight yarn and accented with pretty ribbon ties.

Designs by Sheila Leslie

Skill Level

Intermediate

Finished Sizes

Instructions given fit infant's size 3-6 months

Finished Garment Measurements

Hat: 10 inches around neck edge
Jacket Chest: 20 inches
Bootie Sole: 3 1/2 inches long

Gauge

5 sc = 1 inch

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches

Beginning V-stitch (beg V-st): Ch 4, dc in indicated st.
V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.
Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 3, 4 dc in indicated st.
Shell: 5 dc in indicated st.

Hat

Materials

  • Bernat Softee Baby light (light worsted) weight yarn (5 oz/468 yds/140g per ball): 1 ball #02003 lemon
  • Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • 1 yd 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Matching sewing thread

Back Panel

Row 1: Ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (15 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 3-21: Rep row 2.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, sc dec in last 2 sc, turn. (13 sc)

Row 23: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, sc dec in last 2 sc, turn. (11 sc)

Row 24: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc dec in last 2 sc. Fasten off. (9 sc)

Sides & Top

Row 1: Hold piece with RS facing, join yarn with a sc in bottom corner of row 1, work 22 sc evenly sp across Back Panel, working across row 24, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, work 24 sc evenly sp across next side of Back Panel, turn. (58 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), sk first sc, V-st (see Special Stitches) in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell (see Special Stitches) in next st, [sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc] twice, sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, [sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc] twice, sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (8 V-sts, 7 shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, *shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, *V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, rep from * across to last shell, V-st in 3rd dc of last shell, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Rows 5-10: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 3 times.

Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, 3 sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, work 19 sc evenly sp across lower edge of Side, work 15 sc evenly sp across Back Panel, work 19 sc evenly sp across lower edge of next Side, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, rep from * 25 times across bottom edge, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in first hdc, *ch 1, sl st in next ch, ch 1, sl st in next hdc, rep from * across to beg ch-3 of row 2, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in 2nd ch of beg ch-3, ch 1, sl st in side of same ch, working around front edge, **ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from ** around to last hdc of row 2, join in last hdc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave ribbon through row 2 of Edging around bottom of Hat.

Jacket

Materials

  • Bernat Softee Baby light (light worsted) weight yarn (5 oz/468 yds/140g per ball): 1 ball #02003 lemon
  • Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • 1 yd 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Matching sewing thread

Body

Row 1 (RS): Ch 108, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (107 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), V-st (see Special Stitches) in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell (see Special Stitches) in next sc, sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, *sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc, sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (14 V-sts, 13 shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, *shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (14 shells, 13 V-sts)

Row 4: Ch 3, *V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, rep from * across to last shell, V-st in 3rd dc of last shell, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Rows 5-16: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 6 times.

Right Front Yoke

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk ch-1 sps, sc in each of next 22 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (24 sc)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 19-27: Rep row 18.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in each of first 20 sc, [sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (22 sc)

Row 29: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 18 sc, turn. (20 sc)

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in each of first 16 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (18 sc)

Row 31: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 14 sc, turn. (16 sc)

Rows 32-38: Rep row 18. At end of last row, fasten off.

Left Front Yoke

Row 17: Hold piece with WS facing, sk next 7 shells from Right Front, join yarn with a sc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, sk ch-1 sps, sc in each of next 22 dc, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (24 sc)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 19-27: Rep row 18.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 20 sc, turn. (22 sc)

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in each of first 18 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (20 sc)

Row 30: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 16 sc, turn. (18 sc)

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each of first 14 sc, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (16 sc)

Rows 32-38: Rep row 18. At end of last row, fasten off.

Back

Row 17: Hold piece with WS facing, join yarn with a sc in first unworked dc from Right Front, sk ch-1 sps, sc in each dc across, turn. (49 dc)

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 19-34: Rep row 18.

Right Shoulder

Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each of first 18 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, leaving rem dc unworked, turn. (19 sc)

Row 36: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 17 sc, turn. (18 sc)

Row 37: Ch 1, sc in each of next 16 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, turn. (17 sc)

Row 38: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 15 sc. Fasten off. (16 sc)

Left Shoulder

Row 35: Hold piece with RS facing, sk next 9 unworked sc from Right Front, join (see Pattern Notes) yarn in next sc, sc dec in same sc as joining and in next sc, sc in each of next 18 sc, turn. (19 sc)

Row 36: Ch 1, sc in each of first 17 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, turn. (18 sc)

Row 37: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sc, sc in each of next 16 sc, turn. (17 sc)

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in each of first 15 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc. Fasten off. (16 sc)

Assembly

Sew Shoulder seams.

Right Sleeve

Row 1 (RS): Join yarn with a sc in right armhole in side of row 17 of Back, work 43 sc evenly sp around armhole, sc in ch-1 sp of V-st at underarm, turn. (45 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, sk next 3 sts, V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc, *sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc, shell in next sc, rep from * 3 times, sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (6 V-sts, 5 shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, *shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across to last V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, *V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, rep from * across to last shell, V-st in 3rd dc of last shell, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Rows 5-14: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 5 times.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (39 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, *sc in next sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, rep from * across, turn. (26 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 18: Rep row 17.

Row 19: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, *ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from * across. Fasten off.

Left Sleeve

Work in same manner as Right Sleeve, joining yarn with a sc in left armhole in side of row 17 of Back.

Assembly

Sew Sleeve seams.

Edging

Rnd 1: Hold piece with WS facing and Left Front edge at top, join yarn with a sc at bottom corner of Left Front, work 30 sc evenly sp up front to yoke, work 11 sc evenly sp up yoke to neck shaping, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts around curve, work 8 sc evenly sp to shoulder seam, work 4 sc evenly sp down left back neck edge, sc in each of 9 sk sts of Back, work 4 sc evenly sp across right back neck edge, work 8 sc evenly sp around to curve, 2 sc in each of 3 sts around curve, work 11 sc evenly sp down yoke, work 30 sc evenly sp down Right Front edge, 3 sc in bottom corner, work 105 sc evenly sp across bottom edge, 2 sc in same place as beg sc, join in beg sc, turn. (238 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in first sc, *ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from * around lower edge to 2nd sc of 3-sc group at Right Front corner, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in 2nd sc, **ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from ** to first sc of next 2-sc group at yoke, sl st in first sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, ***ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from *** to last sc of last 2-sc group at Left Front yoke, sl st in first sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, ****ch 1, sl st in next sc, rep from **** to beg sl st, join in beg sl st. Fasten off.

Finishing

Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, each 14 inches long. Thread 1 length through 1 ch-3 sp made on row 2 of Edging at front neck. Fold end over 1/2 inch and tack in place. Rep with rem length in rem ch-3 sp.

Booties

Materials

  • Bernat Softee Baby light (light worsted) weight yarn (5 oz/468 yds/140g per ball): 1 ball #02003 lemon
  • Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • 1 yd 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Matching sewing thread

Make 2.

Note: Piece is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join unless specified; mark beginning of rounds.

Rnd 1: Ch 12, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 chs, hdc in each of next 3 chs, 5 hdc in last ch, working in unused lps on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in each of next 3 lps, sc in each of next 7 lps, 2 sc in last lp. (28 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sts, hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. (33 sc)

Rnd 3: Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. (38 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts. (43 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 6: Rep rnd 5.

Rnd 7: Sc in each of next 18 sc, [dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc] 5 times, sc in each of next 15 sc. (38 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 16 sts, [dc dec in next 2 sts] 3 times, sc in each of next 14 sts. (34 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc in each of next 17 sts, [dc dec in next 2 sts] twice, sc in each of next 13 sts. (32 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc in each of next 16 sts, [dc dec in next 2 sts] twice, sc in each of next 12 sts. (30 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc in each of next 15 sts, [dc dec in next 2 sts] twice, sc in each of next 11 sts. (28 sts)

Rnd 12: Sl st in next st, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), sk next st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around, ch 1, sk next st, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-3. (14 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 13: Beg V-st (see Special Stitches) in same ch as joining, sk next hdc, shell (see Special Stitches) in next hdc, sk next ch-1 sp, V-st (see Special Stitches) in next sp, sk next ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp, sk next hdc, V-st in next hdc, sk next hdc, shell in next hdc, sk next ch-1 sp, V-st in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (4 shells, 4 V-sts)

Rnd 14: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same sp, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, *shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 15: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, beg V-st in last dc and last sl st, shell in ch-1 sp of next V st, *V-st in 3rd dc of next shell, shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.

Finishing

Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, each 18 inches long. Starting at front, thread 1 length through rnd 12 of each bootie. Tie each ribbon in bow.

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