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Baby Pinafore with Ruffles (Newborn)
Copyright 2007 Maxine Gonser

3oz sport yarn H hook
7 sts =2 inchs 2 dc rows = 1inch

1) ch 52. sc in each ch to end . 51 sts
2) ch 3. turn . dc in each of the next 2 sts *2 dc in the next st. dc in the next 3 sts.
repeat from * 11 times. dc in each remaining st. 63 sts
3) ch 3 turn. dc in next 2 dc. * 2 dc in next dc. dc in next 3 dc. repeat from * 14 times.
dc in each remaining st. dc on top of ch 3 78sts
4) ch 3. turn. dc in next 3 dc. * 2dc in next st.dc in next 4 dc. repeat from * 14 times.
dc in each remaining st. dc on top of ch 3 93 sts
5) ch 3 . turn. dc in same st sts. * ch 1, skip next st. dc in next st. . repeat from * until end
2dc on top of ch 3 46 ch 1 spaces
6) ch 3. turn .dc in the same st. dc in next 13 sts and spaces. ch 3 . skip next 10 spaces . dc in next 27 sts and spaces.
ch 3. skip next 10 spaces. dc in last 13 st and spaces. 2 dc on top of ch 3 63 sts 
7) ch 3 . turn. dc in same st. dc in next st and in each st and ch to end. 2dc on top of ch 3 65 sts
8) ch 3. turn. dc in same st. * skip 1 st. * shell (2dc ch 2 2dc) in next st. skip 2 sts. repeat from*
until end. skip 1 st . 2dc on top of ch 3 21 shells
9) ch 3. turn. dc in same st. shell in each shell until end. 2dc on top of ch 3.
10-17) repeat row 9
18) ch 3. turn. sc in space before 3dc shell.* 5dc in center st of shell. sc in space between shells.
repeat from * until end. sc in space after last shell. 2dc on top of turning ch
. ruffle. in 5th row. with rt side facing. sc in second dc post.* 5dc in next dc in next dc post.
repeat to end . ending with sc in second to last dc post. 23 shells
you can sc in the ends of the rows ,up the back, having 3 ch 2 loops for buttonholes on the left side.
and sc across the neckline and down the other side. or you can just use the ends of the rows as button holes.

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