My Pal Shirt

Next week’s entry is going to be about one of my other crafty loves- quilting! One of the people who got me into quilting is a super generous lady named Bree. Right now, Bree is working on a project called Quilt For the Kids. She’s making one quilt a week for her local Children’s Hospital to be donated by the end of the year.

This week’s pattern is a T-shirt for Violet to go along with last week’s diaper. Again, the model is Scout, not Violet. This is also a bit tricky. There’s a lot of finishing off and rejoining further along a previous row, and just a little bit of sewing.

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Materials:

  • I used pink baby weight yarn.
  • G-sized crochet hook. Gauge: 12 sc = 2.5 inches
  • Scissors to cut the yarn.
  • A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
  • Velcro strips
  • Hot glue gun or sewing machine

Shirt
1) ch 89, sc in second ch from hook to end (88)
2-7) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (88)
Side A
8) ch 1, turn, sc18, dec over 2 sc (19)
9) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc17 (18)
10) ch 1, turn, sc16, dec over 2 sc (17)
11) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc9 (10)
12) ch 1, turn, sc8, dec over 2 sc (9)
13) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc7 (8)
14) ch 1, turn, sc6, dec over 2 sc (7)
15-18) ch 1, turn sc in each sc (7)
19) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc (3)
20) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc (2)
21) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc (3)
22) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc (2)
23) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1sc sc, sc (3)
break yarn, finish off
Back
8) join to sc 23 of row 7, dec over 2 sc, sc40, dec over 2 sc (42)
9) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc38, dec over 2 sc (40)
10) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc36, dec over 2 sc (38)
11) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc34, dec over 2 sc (36)
12) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc32, dec over 2 sc (34)
13) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc30, dec over 2 sc (32)
14) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc28, dec over 2 sc (30)
15-21) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (30)
break yarn, finish off
Side B
8) Starting in sc 69 of row 7, join, dec over 2 sc, sc17 (19)
9) ch 1, turn, sc17, dec over 2 sc (18)
10) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc16 (17)
finish off, break yarn
11) turn, join to sc 7 of row 10, sc9, dec over 2 sc (10)
12) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc8 (9)
13) ch 1, turn, sc 7, dec over 2 sc (8)
14) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc6 (7)
15-18) ch 1, turn sc in each sc (7)
break yarn, finish off
19) turn, join to sc 6 of row 18, sc, 2 sc in next sc (3)
20) ch 1, turn, sc, dec over 2 sc (2)
21) ch 1, turn, sc, 2 sc in next sc (3)
22) ch 1, turn, sc, dec over 2 sc (2)
23) ch 1, turn, sc, 2 sc in next sc (3)
break yarn, finish off

Assembly
Sew row 23 of both Side A and Side B to end of row 21 of back. This will form an armhole on each side. Cut two squares of both hard and soft Velcro. Glue or sew the hard squares on the inside of Side A, one at the top and one at the bottom of the overlapping body. Match the soft squares to the outside of side B and glue or sew them on.

Sleeve
1) join to armhole, sc33 around armhole, join with sc (33)
2-6) ch 1, sc in each sc, join with sl st (33)
break yarn, finish off


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