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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My hands can do this --- Swimwear Cover Up- age 5

This summer vacation - having lots of fun and play for kids to enjoy while under the sun, is the exciting time they always look forward to after their schooldays. Swimming is a nice way of enjoying the summer time. Kids, not only adults, like to wear their favorite bathing suit to beat the summer heat while in a beach or ordinary swimming pool.  This swimwear cover up is cute and simply designed to wear for your small child to cover her wet, cold body temporarily after taking a dip in the swimming pool, or while just taking a walk around the area with her bathing suit on. 


Swimwear Cover Up (Age 5) #1



*SWIMWEAR COVER UP 
(age 5)
      

Materials:
(1) Caron Simply Soft , 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (autumn red 9730)
(1) Red Heart , 4 ply acrylic, 128 meters (shade dyelot 08369)
      crochet hook size – F5 /  3.75mm

Measurements:                     Child                              Project
Age of Child –                        5 years old
Height –                                  42.5 inches                            
Shoulder –                              10.5 inches                       10.5 inches
Waist –                                    25 inches                          28 inches
Hips –                                      26 inches                          28 inches
Neck to Knee                           24 inches                         17.5 inches

Level of Difficulty - easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)    chain                                                             
(sc)     single crochet
(dc)     double crochet
(hdc)   half-double crochet
(tr)      treble crochet
(sl st)  slip stitch     
(sp)     space
(dec)   decrease
(YO)   yarn over
    
Special Instructions:
(dec) – decrease -  (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
(tr) – treble crochet – YO twice and insert in next (sc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops thrice.
(hdc) – half-double crochet – YO and insert hook in same (sc). Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: Always count all the stitches before going to the next round.

Instructions: 
Front Side – Autumn Red
1st Rnd – Make 89 (ch). (Dc) on 8th (ch) from hook.  [2 (Ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on next (ch)]   26X.  Make 2 (ch) and skip last 2 (ch). (Dc) on beginning (ch).  Turn around.
Result – 29 (dc) and 28 (2 ch-sp)

2nd to 32nd Rnd – Make 5 (ch).  *Skip  (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Ch) and skip next  (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 26X. Make 2 (ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch). Make 5 (ch). Turn around.*  Repeat from * to * 31X.
Result -  29 ( dc) and 28 (2 ch-sp)

33rd Rnd – Make 3 (ch). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 25X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and (dec)-- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip 2 (ch), and insert hook on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). Make (ch) and then turn around.
Result – 25 (dc), 26 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

34th Rnd -  (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip  (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 21X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and then turn around.
Result – 21 (dc), 22 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

35th Rnd – (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip  (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 17X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 17 (dc), 18 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec)

36th Rnd -  (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 13X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and  (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 13 (dc),  14 (2 ch-sp). and 2 (dec)

37th Rnd – (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 9X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and  (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice. 
Result – 9 (dc), 10 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec) 

38th Rnd – (Sl st) on (dec) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dec) -- (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook on next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook). [2 (Ch) and skip (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 5X.  2 (Ch), skip (2 ch-sp), and  (dec) - (YO once and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops. YO once, skip (2 ch-sp), and insert hook in next (dc).  Pull up loop and draw through 2 loops.  YO, skip (2 ch-sp) and insert hook on top of (dec). Pull up loop and draw through all 4 loops on hook). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice. 
Result – 5 (dc), 6 (2 ch-sp), and 2 (dec) 

Back Side – Autumn Red
1st Rnd – Make 89 (ch). (Dc) on 8th (ch) from hook.  [2 (Ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on next (ch)]   26X.  Make 2 (ch) and skip last 2 (ch). (Dc) on  beginning (ch).  Turn around.
Result – 29 (dc) and 28 (2 ch-sp)

2nd to 32nd Rnd – Make 5 (ch).  *Skip (2 ch-sp) and (dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Ch) and skip next (2 ch-sp). (Dc) on next (dc)] 26X. Make 2 (ch) and skip 2 (ch). (Dc) on 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch).  Make 5 (ch).  Turn around.* Repeat from * to * 31X. Don’t cut the yarn yet.
Result -  29 (dc) and 28 (2 ch-sp)


Connecting Both Sides
First Side – Autumn Red
At the 32nd Rnd of the BACK SIDE and using the same yarn color, 2 (ch),  insert the hook into the end of 32nd Rnd of the FRONT SIDE, pull a loop and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 31st Rnd of the BACK, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 31st  Rnd of the FRONT SIDE, and (sl st).  It’s like a zigzag.  Do the same procedure for the  succeeding rounds until you reach the last round.
Last Rnd - Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of BACK SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.
Second Side – Autumn Red
Get another end of the yarn and tie it on the end of 32nd Rnd of the FRONT SIDE twice. (Sl st) and make 2 (ch) on same (sp). Insert the hook into the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of 32nd Rnd of the BACK SIDE, and (sl t). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 31st Rnd of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook into the end of 31st  Rnd of the BACK SIDE, and (sl st). Do the same procedure as the FIRST SIDE until you reach the last round. Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.
Last Rnd - Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of FRONT SIDE, and (sl st). Make 2 (ch), insert the hook on the 3rd (ch) of beginning 5 (ch) of BACK SIDE, and (sl st). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice.

Edging
Upper Side – Shade Dyelot
1st Rnd – Facing the FRONT SIDE, tie the other end of the yarn on top of (dec) right side twice. (Sl st) on same (sp) and hide the excess yarn as you crochet. 3 (Sc) on (2 ch-sp). [Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 5X. [Skip (dec) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 5X.  2 (Sc) on first (dec). 2 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp) (zigzag part). [Skip (dc) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 28X.  2 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp) (zigzag).  2 (Sc) on first (dec). [Skip (dec) and 2 (sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 5X. Skip (dec). (Sl st) on beginning (sc).
Result –   102 (sc)

2nd Rnd  (Dc), 4 (tr), and (dc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc). These stitches become   petal design counted as one . [Skip next (sc). (Dc), 4 (tr), and (dc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc)] 5X.  Don’t cut the yarn yet.  Let it hang or you may want to proceed to the making of a tie and tassel below.
Result – 6 petals

Bottom Side – Shade Dyelot
 1st Rnd - Tie another end of the yarn twice on the last stitch made in  1st Rnd  (Front Side) right side. Hide the excess yarns as you crochet. (Sl st) and 3 (sc) on (2 ch-sp). [Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 27X. Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on  (2 ch-sp) zigzag part. [Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 28X. Skip (dc). 3 (Sc) on (2 ch-sp) zigzag part.  ((Sl st) on the beginning (sc).
Result - 174  (sc)

2nd Rnd – (Hdc), 3 (dc), and (hdc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc). These stitches become   petal design counted as one . [Skip next (sc). (Hdc), 3 (dc), and (hdc) on next (sc). (Sl st) on next (sc)] 57X. (Sl st) on the beginning (hdc). Extend an extra yarn, cut, and tie it twice. Hide the excess yarn.
Result –  58 petals 

Making of a Tie (2) – Shade Dyelot
Pick up the yarn where you left in the 2nd Rnd (Edging-Upper Side). Make 80 (ch). Extend an extra yarn and cut, but don’t tighten it.  Tie another end of the yarn at the end of the first petal twice and hide the excess  yarn as you crochet.  (Sl st) and make 80 (ch).  Extend an extra yarn and cut, but don’t tighten it.

Making of a Tassel (2) – Shade Dyelot
Wrap the yarn around your 4 fingers 5X and then cut.  Hold the center and carefully remove the yarns from your fingers. Insert them into the loop end of the chain and fold to center them. Tighten it very well and tie it thrice.  Tie it again thrice around the strands below the chain. Cut the ends evenly.   
                               
                             

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*I made this instruction for those who are requesting for a bigger size pattern for their respective children / grandchildren. I hope this can provide an idea how to make adjustments to fit the respective body measurements. This project is listed as #1 among my Top Crochet Projects.  

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