Patterns for crocheted baby boy items are very rare, but this jacket fits the bill nicely. I came across this idea in a Crochet Today magazine (Nov 2010). The body of the jacket is crocheted in three parts. First, work the main panel which comprises part of both fronts and the back of the jacket. This panel is stitched sideways, beginning with the right front and ending with the left front. The ribbing is added at this time and then the shoulder seams are stitched closed. Finally, work the front panel (in single crochet), which form the "smocking" collar in the jacket.
La estructura básica en proceso... Aquí se ve el avance del primer panel frontal y la espalda y el inicio del segundo panel frontal. Tejemos las cadenetas para crear la abertura de la sisay retomamos el tejido normalmente . En la foto inferior se aprecia ya la primera hilera del segundo panel frontral trabajada,
The basic structure in process. In these pictures you can see the first front panel and the back panel already completed. and the beginning of the opposite front panel. Wok chains to create the opening for the sleeve and continue working the pattern. The picture below shows the completed first row of this front.
En esta foto vemos el panel principal ya tejido, y la pretina en proceso.
In this picture the main panel is completed and the ribbing is in process.
This is the finish bodice of the jacket without sleeves... It would work nicely as a vest.
En el patrón original las mangas se tejen aparte y se cosen al cuerpo, yo opté por tejer las mangas directamente retomando los puntos de la sisa agregando la pretina al final.
In the original pattern the sleeves are crocheted and then attached to the bodice. I opted to make them by rejoining yarn at underarm and picking up the stitches. The ribbing is added at the end.