Baby Girl Crochet Bunting

Make this super-sweet baby bunting with our free crochet instructions.


Skill Level: Easy

Size
6 mos. to 1 yr.

Finished Measurements
Chest = 28 inches Length = 23 inches

Yarn
  • Softee Baby Solids from Bernat (Art. 166030) 5 oz. (140 g); 455 yds. (416 m); DK weight
  • 4 balls #02001 Pink (MC)
  • Softee Baby Ombre from Bernat (Art. 166031) 4.25 oz (120 g); 380 yds. (435 m); DK weight
  • 1 ball #31302 Her Jeans Ombre (A)
Hook & Extras
  • Size H/8 (5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 20-inch zipper
  • Blunt-end yarn needle
Gauge
  • With 2 strands of yarn, 14 hdc and 11 rows = 4 inches (10 cm). Take time to check your gauge.

NOTES
Work with 2 strands of yarn throughout. Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With 2 strands of MC, ch 92. Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end; turn -- 90 hdc. Note: Ch-2 at beg of each row down not count as hdc. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across; turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 19 inches, ending with a WS row.

LEFT FRONT
Next row: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 20 hdc, turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Work 5 rows even, ending at neck edge.

SHAPE NECK
Next row (RS): Sl st across first 3 sts, ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row; turn. Next row: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc to last 3 hdc; turn. Leave rem sts unworked -- 14 hdc. Work 3 rows even; fasten off.

BACK
Sk next 9 hdc, join yarn with sl st in next hdc, ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each of next 31 hdc; turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Work 10 rows even on 32 sts; fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Sk next 9 hdc, join yarn with sl st in next hdc, ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each hdc to end; turn -- 20 hdc. Work to match Left Front, reversing all shaping.

With 2 strands of MC, ch 26. Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end, turn -- 24 hdc. Rep Row 2 as for Body for 6 inches; fasten off.

FRONT EDGING
Row 1: Join 2 strands of A with sl st at corner of Left Front next edge and work 1 row sc evenly down to lower edge; turn. Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end; turn. Fasten off. Work same edging on Right Front edge, joining yarn at lower edge. Fold sides toward center front and sew in zipper. Sew bottom edge closed. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves.

With 2 strands of A, make 7 motifs, working Rnds 1-2 only. Join motifs tog in a row.

MOTIF
With MC, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch form ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3 -- counts as dc; 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of ch-3. Rnd 2: Sl st across to next ch-3 sp; work ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc in same sp -- first corner made; *ch 1, work 3 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc in next ch-3 sp -- corner made; rep from * twice more, ch 1; join. Rnd 3: SI st across and into ch-3 sp; work first corner in same sp; *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corner in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more; ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; join. Rnd 4: Sl st across and into ch-3 sp; work first corner in same sp; *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 1, work corner in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more; (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice; ch 1, join. Rnd 5: Sl st across and into ch-3 sp; work first corner in same sp; *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times; ch 1, work corner in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more; (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times; ch 1, join.

Join 2 strands of MC with sl st to corner of one long edge, ch 2 and work 56 hdc evenly across; turn. Work even in hdc until piece measures 7 inches from edge of motifs. Do not fasten off.

Fold Hood in half and sc back seam of Hood tog, working 1 row of sc through both thicknesses. Join 2 strands of A to opposite long edge of motif strip and work 1 row of sc across; fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends. With right sides tog, sc Hood to Body along neck edge.


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