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Baby Jacket

Free Jacket knitting pattern

Free baby jacket knitting pattern

This little jacket for three to six months is a very basic pattern in garter stitch and stocking stitch with only one buttonhole on the tab fastening. The cuffs can be turned back or down to keep baby’s hands cosy.

 

For more experienced knitters, the following could be changed.

A neckband to finish the neck

Buttons and buttonholes to fasten down the front

A different pattern instead of the six row pattern i.e. Andalusian stitch / double or single moss stitch

Requirements

Please use new yarn.

While we appreciate that knitters have different abilities and as these are gifts for babies and families who have gone through so much, we would appreciate a high quality of knitting and sewing up. 

All sewing MUST be fastened securely.

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Where to donate your knitted baby jacket

Please ONLY donate if you have used our free knitting patterns and adhere to our requirements. Please enclose with your package your name, email address and/or home address with the quantity made. This will allow us to contact you with our thanks:

 

Simpsons Special Care Babies

PO Box 12258

North West DO

Comely Bank Road

Edinburgh

EH4 1YB

Thank You

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Knitted in garter stitch & stocking stitch

This little jacket for three to six months is a very basic pattern in garter stitch and stocking stitch with only one buttonhole on the tab fastening. The cuffs can be turned back or down to keep baby’s hands cosy.

Our free knitting pattern for baby jacket:

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Making your jacket

Our jacket is knitted in garter stitch & stocking stitch, to make them you will need:

 

Materials

100g double knitting yarn

A pair of 4mm knitting needles

Sewing needle to sew garment

2 buttons

Method

Back

Cast on 50 stitches

Knit garter stitch for 8 rows

Now begin repeat pattern:

Row 1 : Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Rows 5+6: Knit

Repeat these six rows six times more

Continue in garter stitch for 27 rows ending with a right side row

Cast off

 

Right Front

Cast on 30 sts and knit garter stitch for 8 rows

Now begin repeat pattern:

Row 1: Knit to end

Row 2: Slip one, knit 6, purl to the end

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Slip one, knit 6, purl to the end

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Slip one, knit to the end

Repeat these six rows 6 times

Continue in garter stitch for 19 rows

Begin to shape for the neck by casting off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row

Next row: knit

Continue to decrease at neck edge on alternate rows until there are 16 stitches

Cast off

 

Left Front

Cast on 30 stitches and knit in garter stitch for 8 rows

Now begin repeat pattern:

Row 1: Slip one, knit to end

Row 2: Purl to last 7 stitches, knit 7

Row 3: Slip one, knit to end

Row 4: Purl to last 7 stitches, knit 7

Row 5: Slip one, knit to end

Row 6: Knit

Repeat another 6 times

Continue in garter stitch for 18 rows

Begin to shape neck by casting off 10 stitches at the beginning of the row. (20 sts)

Next row Knit

Continue by knitting two together at neck edge followed by a knit row, 4 times (16 sts)

Cast off at the beginning of the next row

Sleeves

Cast on 30 stitches and work 20 rows in garter stitch

Continue with the six row pattern increasing one stitch at both ends of row six and repeat pattern until there are 40 stitches

Continue in garter stitch for 13 rows

Cast off

Tab

Cast on 18 stitches

Knit 3 rows in garter stitch

Knit 2, cast off 2 stitches, knit to end

Knit 13 stitches, cast on 2 stitches, knit to end

Knit 3 rows and cast off

To Make Up

Sew shoulder seams

Sew on sleeves

Sew side and sleeve seams as one, leaving a small gap and a tail of wool for the label

Sew tab and button on side front below garter stitch panel and catch stitch band edge

Sew button on other side

Steps

How to Make

Follow the steps below

Detailed steps from Elaine

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