Bev's Micro Preemie Burial Bunting
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Will fit a 1 - 1 1/2 lb baby - Measures approx. 12" across when open and 15" from head to toe.

Size H hook
Red Heart Soft Baby Yarn (3 ply)  (Comes in a 6 oz skein, but you only need about 2 oz)
1/4"ribbon for closure ties.
GAUGE: Shell = 3/4"  2 rows = 1"
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, dc= double crochet, sc = single crochet

Chain 49
Shell is made up of 3 dc in one stitch
Row 1: 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook (shell made),  *skip 1 chain, sc in next ch, skip 1 st, 3 dc in next ch.  Repeat this pattern from *across to last 3 chains, do 3 dc in 2nd ch from end, 1 sc in last ch.  Ch 3, turn.

(PATTERN) Row 2 - and all rows till bunting measures 10": *Skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st (middle dc of the shell you made on previous row,  skip 1 st, 3 dc in next st.  Repeat from * across row ending with a sc in middle dc of last shell.  Ch 3, turn.

For the final row when it measures 10", do not chain 3 at the end but slip stitch in 4 shells.

Do 9 rows of pattern for the hood, using about 4" of the bunting top to form the hood part and going back and forth.  End off cutting a long tail of yarn.  Use this tail to weave in and out in a running stitch, that you can pull gently to gather the hood.  The end ended up being a bit off centered but it worked out fine to wrap the baby in.

You will need to line this bunting with pretty flannel. I just cut a square of flannel a little bigger than the bottom of the bunting, then tuck under the edge and use a sewing needle and matching thread to stitch it to the bunting.

Cut 1/4" ribbon 22"  long - you need 3 of these.
Weave these in at the neck, the bottom and in the middle- you may need to use a yarn needle to do this.  Tie gently.

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