Kotori Jacket by Shara Lambeth
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Kotori Jacket

Crochet
June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
4.5 mm
185 - 735 yards (169 - 672 m)
0-3m, 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m, 2yrs, 3yrs, 4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs
This pattern is available for AU$3.00 AUD buy it now

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.
3-5 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
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)