Kotori Jacket (Digital Pattern)
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!
- 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 child's 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)