Kiddie Car Coat

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Kiddie Car Coat

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Keep little ones in style during the cooler months in this kiddie version of the classic car coat.

Measurements

4 yrs
23" [ 58.5 cm ]
28 " [ 71 cm ]
6 yrs
25" [ 63.5 cm ]
30 " [ 76 cm ]
8 yrs
26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
32 " [ 81.5 cm ]
10 yrs
28" [ 71 cm ]
32 3/4" [ 86.5 cm ]
12 yrs
30" [ 76 cm ]
36 " [ 91.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $23.60

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23" [ 58.5 cm ]
Finished chest
28 " [ 71 cm ]

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Teal, 28203Edit Color
$9.87

Contrast A

Softee Chunky | Redwood, 28522Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast B

Softee Chunky | Clay, 28041Edit Color
$3.29

Bernat Pattern Book:

Kids on the Go! | Kids on the Go!, 530225Edit Version
$4.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size N15/9mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

  Separating zipper 16 (18-20-20-22)" [40 (45-50-50-55) cm] long.

The materials for this project cost $23.60

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dc = double crochet

Hdc2tog = Yoh and draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23" [ 58.5 cm ]
6 yrs 25" [ 63.5 cm ]
8 yrs 26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
10 yrs 28" [ 71 cm ]
12 yrs 30" [ 76 cm ]
Finished chest
4 yrs 28 " [ 71 cm ]
6 yrs 30 " [ 76 cm ]
8 yrs 32 " [ 81.5 cm ]
10 yrs 32 3/4" [ 86.5 cm ]
12 yrs 36 " [ 91.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Version 1
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Teal (28203)
34455
Contrast A
Redwood (28522)
11111
Contrast B
Clay (28041)
11111
Size 9 mm (U.S. M or 13) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 16 (18-20-20-22)" [40 (45-50-50-55) cm] long.
Version 2
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Clay (28041)
34556
Contrast A
Eucalyptus (28247)
22233
Contrast B
Pumpkin (28630)
11111
Size 9 mm (U.S. M or 13) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 16 (18-20-20-22)" [40 (45-50-50-55) cm] long.

GAUGE

7 sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed. Ch 3 at beg of rows counts as dc throughout.

BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

Ribbing: **With A, ch 6.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 5 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.**
Rep 2nd row until work from beg measures approx 28 (30-32-34-36)" [71 (76-81.5-86.5-91.5) cm] (when slightly stretched). Join MC. Do not fasten off. Turn work and proceed as follows:
Body: 1st row: (RS). With MC, ch 1. Working along side edge, work 49 (53-57-59-65) sc evenly across ribbing. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working last sc in top of ch 3. Turn.

Rep last 2 rows for pat until work from beg measures 12 1/2 (13 1/2-14 1/2-15-15 1/2)" [32 (34.5-37-38-39.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Join A at end of last row.

Next row: (RS). With A, ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Join B. Turn.

Divide for raglans: Next row: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. (1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc) 5 (5- 6-6-7) times. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Left Front: Cont on last 11 (11-13-13-15) sts for Left Front.

Next row: (RS). With B, ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Break B. Join A. Turn.
With A, work 1 row even in pat. Break A. Join MC.

Sizes 4, 6 and 10 only: With MC, work 2 rows even in pat.
All sizes: Next row: (RS). Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-1-1-1) time(s) more. 9 (9-10-10-12) sts.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to last 3 sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem 3 sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. 2 (2-3-3-5) sts.

Sizes 8 and 10 only: Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in last st. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

Size 12 only: Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in last st. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

Back: With WS facing, miss next 4 sts. Join B with sl st to next st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Pat across next 18 (22-22-24-26) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Cont on last 19 (23-23-25-27) sts.
Next row: (RS). With B, ch 2. Hdc2tog . Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Break B. Join A. Turn.
With A, work 1 row even in pat. Break A. Join MC.

Sizes 4, 6 and 10 only: With MC, work 2 rows even in pat.
All sizes: Next row: (RS). Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-3-2-4) time(s) more. 13 (17- 13-17-15) sts.

Sizes 4 and 12 only: Next row: (RS). Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. 11 (13) sts rem. Fasten off.

Sizes 6 and 10 only: Next 2 rows: (RS). Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. 13 sts rem. Fasten off.

Size 8 only: Work 1 row even in pat. Fasten off.

Right Front: With WS facing, miss next 4 sts. Join B with sl st to next st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Pat across next 10 (10-12-12-14) sts. Turn. Cont on last 11 (11-13-13-15) sts for Right Front.
Next row: (RS). With B, pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Break B. Join A. Turn.
With A, work 1 row even in pat. Break A. Join MC.

Sizes 4, 6 and 10 only: With MC, work 2 rows even in pat.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-1-1-1) time(s) more. 9 (9-10-10-12) sts.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Sl st across first 3 sts.
Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. 2 (2-3-3-5) sts.

Sizes 8 and 10 only: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first st. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

Size 12 only: Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first st. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
Ribbing: Work from ** to ** as given for Body. Rep 2nd row until work from beg measures approx 6 (6 1/2-7-7 1/2-8)" [15 (16.5-18-19-20.5) cm] (when slightly stretched). Join MC. Do not fasten off.

Turn work and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, ch 1. Working along row ends, work 13 (15-17-17-19) sc evenly across ribbing. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working last sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
Last 2 rows form pat.

Shape sides: Next row: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 dc) in first sc. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next dc. (1 dc. 1 sc) in last sc. Turn.
Work 4 (6-6-8-8) rows even in pat.

Next row: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 dc) in first sc. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next dc. (1 dc. 1 sc) in last sc. Turn. 17 (19-21-21-23) sts. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 10 (12-13 1/2-15-16 1/2)" [25.5 (30.5-34.5-38-42) cm], ending with a WS row. Join A at end of last row.
Next row: (RS). With A, ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Join B. Turn.

Shape raglans: 1st row: With B, sl st in each of first 2 sts. Pat to last 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem 2 sts unworked. 13 (15-17-17-19) sts.
2nd row: Work even in pat. Break B. Join A.
3rd row: With A, ch 2. Hdc2tog . Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Break A. Join MC. Turn. With MC, rep last row 1 (3-3-1-1) time(s) more. 9 (7-9-13-15) sts.

Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-3-3) time(s) more. 5 (3-5-5-7) sts.

Sizes 4, 8 and 12 only: Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. 3 (3-5) sts.

All sizes: Fasten off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams. Sew sleeve seams.

COLLAR
With A, ch 3.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 2 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 2 sc in last st. Turn. 4 sc.
3rd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in last st. Turn. 6 sc.
4th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last st. Turn.

6th to 9th rows: As 4th and 5th rows twice more. 12 sc. Place markers at each end of 9th row.
10th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from markers measures 6 (7-7-8-8)" [15 (18-18-20.5-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Working in back loops only, Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice more. 6 sts.
7th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
8th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
9th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Fasten off.
Zipper edging: 1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st at lower edge of Right Front. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc evenly up to neck edge. Do not turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.