Leaf and Lace Set by Carmen Castresana

Leaf and Lace Set

This pattern is available for free.

Note: Different sources may have different size and gauges. Garment size changes based on yarn weight and needle size selection.



  • 3 months To fit chest: 18” (46cm)
  • Length at center back: 9.5” (24cm)
  • Sleeve seam: 5” (13cm)


  • Width around face: 11.5” (29cm)
  • Depth: 6” (15cm)


  • 5 - 25gm balls.
  • 3 Buttons
  • Length of Ribbon


  • The Jacket is knit from the neck down with leaf patterned yoke and lace skirt and sleeves.

  • The bonnet is knit in garter stitch with leaf crown and ribbon ties around neck.

  • Bootees have lace cuffs and twisted ties with tassles.

  • The instructions are written with no schematics or charts.

In the “Forever Favorites--Fifty years of Family Classics” by Leisure Arts this pattern was changed just slightly--32 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches instead of 8.5 sts/inch, and they recommend Patons Kroy 3 Ply for the yarn and don’t mention the Beehive Baby yarn.

Patons #1092 contains only the jacket with a ribbon tie at the neck.

Bernat #530229 is currently available, and has two sizes -0/3mos and 6/12 mos. Gauge is 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”. References Bernat Softee Baby yarn. Instructions are in modern American wording. There is a chart for the leaf pattern, and sketch of the finished sweater with length of arms, cuffs, neck, etc.

Leisure Arts #4577/6566: Finished size of the garments in Knit Lace and Leaves for Baby depends entirely on yarn weight (super fine, light, or medium) and needle size (3, 5, or 7). Create a soft and warm layette for Baby in your choice of preemie, newborn, or 3-6 month sizes. Designed by Jeannine LaRoche, the Leaf Pattern Set and Lace Pattern Set each include a sweater, cap, bonnet, and blanket.

Yarnspirations has 0/3 and 6/12 month sizes.