If you follow me on social media (@creativaatelier), you are probably already very familiar with the Ginger Crochet Jacket.
This crocheted baby jacket, together with the Pickles Knitted Romper, forms a part of a lovely collaboration with MEZ Fabra, an international company that includes yarn brands as well known as Anchor, Rowan, Schachenmayr, or Red Heart.
The GINGER Crochet Jacket pattern is available in size 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years
If you decide to crochet the Ginger Jacket
The cotton I have used to crochet this baby jacket is Anchor Baby Pure Cotton. If you cant find it in your local store and you need to find an alternative yarn, keep in mind that your tension sample of 23 stitches x 26 rows (single crochet) should measure 10×10 cm.
- 2 skeins of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 105 off-white
- 1 skein of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 402 Mint
- 1 skein of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 432 Pale Pink
- 1 skein of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 179 Mustard
- 1 skein of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 421 Blue
You will also need:
- 3mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Stitches and techniques
- Chain Stitch
- Single Crochet
- Single crochet working through Back Loops only
- Slip Stitch
- Slip Stitch working through Back Loops only
st / sts: Stitch / stitches
sc: Single Crochet
scTBL: work single crochet through Back Loops only
ss: Slip Stitch
ssTBL: work slip stitch through Back Loops only
incTBL: increase crocheting two stitches into the same stitch working through Back Loops only
How to make the Ginger Crochet Baby Jacket – Size 1-3 months
1. Crochet the yoke of the jacket
Chain 57 stitches. Turn your work and crochet 56 slip stitches.
Crochet 4 rows in slip stitch working only with the back loops.
From the 6th row, we’ll start to work the increases to give shape to the yoke of the crochet baby jacket.
Row 6. ch 1, *1 scTBL, incTBL* rep. from *a* to end of row, 2 scTBL
Row 7. ch 1, sc to end of row
Row 8. Change color to Blue. ch 1, 83 ss.
Rows 9-13. ch 1, ssTBL to end of row. Cut your yarn leaving a long tail
Row 14. Change color to white. ch 1, *2 scTBL, incTBL* rep. from *a* to end of row, 2 scTBL
Row 15. ch 1, sc to end of row
The yoke part of the jacket motif is made up of 8 rows in total that we will repeat: the first 2 rows (row 6 and row 7) which we will work using white yarn, and 6 rows that we will crochet using the color yarns (row 8 to row 13).
While we are working the yoke section, each time you change to white, the first row will be a row of increases. In this way, on the 6th row you should crochet *1scTBL, 1 incTBL* until the end, in the 14th row. *2 scTBL, 1 incTBL, and so on in the following rows that you increase *3 scTBL, 1 incTBL*, 4scTBL, 1 incTBL*, etc…
Remember that if it’s easier for you to follow the row by row instructions, in order to know exactly in which rows you need to change color or increase without having to do the count yourself, you can get the pattern for the Ginger Jacket in the tutorial size (1-3 months) for just 2.99 € or in any of the other available sizes for 3.99 €.
2. Divide the stitches for the front pieces, the sleeves, and the back.
Once all of the yoke
To do this, from one end, count 27 stitches and place a marker on the last stitch to make one front piece, count 40 stitches and place a marker on the last stitch to make a sleeve, count 57 stitches and place a marker on the last stitch to make the back, and count 40 stitches and place a marker on the last stitch to make the other sleeve. You should have 27 stitches left, which will form the other front piece.
Now that we have our work divided, we’re going to crochet the front pieces and back together to form the whole body of the crochet baby jacket.
To do this, crochet 27 scTBL until the first marker, skip 40 stitches of one sleeve, crochet 57 scTBL of the back until the third marker, skip 40 stitches of the other sleeve and crochet the 27 final stitches.
3. Crochet the body of the crocheted baby jacket
Keep crocheting all the stitches of the body of the jacket until you have completed the motif 6 more times.
Remember that the motif is made up of these rows:
*Row 1. ch 1, scTBL to end of row
Row 2. ch 1, sc to end of row
Row 3. ch 1, ss to end of row
Rows 4-8. ch 1, ssTBL to end of row *
Polish the ends of the front pieces of the crochet cardigan
Single Crochet the stitches from one edge of the front opening and crochet 3 rows all with ssTBL. Weave in loose ends. Repeat the same process on the other side of the opening.
4. Crochet the sleeves of the crochet baby cardigan
Resume the 40 stitches for the sleeves and crochet making the motif until you have completed the stripes 7 times or until the sleeve measures about 16 cm.
Cut your yarn leaving it long enough to be able to sew under the sleeves with.
4. Crochet the button loops
With the threads of the different colors that you cut long when crocheting the yoke, chain 10 stitches and sew onto the base of it. You will have made a button loop.
Repeat the same thing with the other three color threads until you have your 4
As I always say, this is one of the combinations and possibilities that this pattern offers. On this occasion, I have used a base color that is off-white and 4 brighter colors, but you can try crocheting it using only two colors, crochet it all with multicolor stripes or using a pattern of repeated stripes— you decide!
I would love to hear your opinion in the comments and, of course, if you found this tutorial useful or inspiring, share it with the world! And if you decide to crochet your own Ginger Crochet Jacket you can show off the result in networks using #GingerJacket and #CreativaAtelier.
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