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Kotori Jacket


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The Kotori Jacket is a very quick project to make, and easy enough for a beginner! Perfect for a last minute gift for a new arrival or special Birthday girl or boy :-) In a huge range of sizes, from newborn to 6 years old, you'll be able to keep all the little ones in your life warm with a Kotori Jacket. Made from the top down, all in one piece, so there's no seams to sew up at the end! Optional sleeves too! Materials: 4.5mm (#7) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge as listed below) 170-670m (185-735yds) DK/8 ply/Light Worsted Weight yarn, with detailed amounts in size section. A small amount of contrasting yarn for trim, if desired. 3-6 15mm buttons (depending on jacket size made) Tapestry needles to weave in yarn ends Abbreviations (this pattern is written in standard British/Australian crochet terms, with U.S. crochet terms listed below in parenthesis): st/sts: stitch/stitches ch: chain dc: double crochet (U.S. sc: single crochet) tr: treble (U.S. dc: double crochet) dtr: double treble (U.S. tr: treble) sl st: slip stitch yo: yarn over Special Stitches - Inc: increase - 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr all in same stitch, therefore increasing 2 stitches and making a peaked corner for raglan shaped sleeves. Gauge/Tension: 15tr and 8 rows tr = 10cm (4") If you have more stitches, use a larger hook. If you have less stitches, use a smaller hook. Sizes: based on chest measurement, finished jacket is a little bigger, with some positive ease. For best fit, select size according to the childs chest measurement rather than age. Approximate yarn amounts listed beside each size: 0-3 months: 38-40.5cm (15"-16") - Short Sleeves: 170cm (185yds)/Long Sleeves: 215cm (235yds) 6 months: 43cm (17") - Short Sleeves: 195m (215yds)/Long Sleeves: 255m (280yds) 9 months: 45.5cm (18") - Short Sleeves: 230m (250yds)/Long Sleeves: 305m (335yds) 12 months: 48cm (19") - Short Sleeves: 270m (295yds)/Long Sleeves: 360m (395yds) 18 months: 50.5cm (20") - Short Sleeves: 310m (340yds)/Long Sleeves: 415m (455yds) 2 years: 53cm (21") - Short Sleeves: 330m (360yds)/Long Sleeves: 455m (500yds) 3 years: 56cm (22") - Short Sleeves: 360m (395yds)/Long Sleeves: 500m (550yds) 4 years: 58.5cm (23") - Short Sleeves: 380m (415yds)/Long Sleeves: 545m (600yds) 5 years: 61cm (24") - Short Sleeves: 420m (460yds)/Long Sleeves: 620m (680yds) 6 years: 63.5cm (25") - Short Sleeves: 460m (500yds)/Long Sleeves: 640m (700yds) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Chain Stitch Single Crochet Double Crochet Treble Stitch Double Treble Stitch Slip Stitch GAUGE Gauge/Tension: 15tr and 8 rows tr = 10cm (4") If you have more stitches, use a larger hook. If you have less stitches, use a smaller hook. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Newborn to 6 years SUGGESTED YARN 170 meters of DK weight

Supplies Needed

  • 4.5mm crochet hook (Size 7)
  • 3-6 15mm buttons
  • Tapestry Needle to weave in yarn ends

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Shara Designs
Shara Designs
I am an independent designer living and working in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. Although I do a lot of jewellery design, and work with fabric, there is a very special place in my heart for knitting and crochet! I love to knit and crochet and always have several projects on the go at once. It's my way to relax and unwind at the end of the day, and passes the time on long train journeys.