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Crochet Baby Hooded Sweater

Crochet Baby Hooded SweaterBaby sweaters are adorable projects to make and this one is no different, add some cute animal buttons to finish it off.

If you prefer wooden one’s can look just as nice like I have used on some of my patterns on my free babies-children crochet pattern page.

crochet baby hooded sweater

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Hoods are more lasting and remain in place but cute baby beanies can easily be left behind and misplaced.

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folded down hoods

Crocheted in a textured combo stitch working from the neck downwards, it is fairly easy to create and any parent would love it.

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TIP 1!
I have a pictorial on the dividing of armholes if you have problems with it.

Crochet Baby Hooded Sweater Pattern UK

Pattern Number CNC413

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.       Wrong Side
RS.        Right Side
st.         Stitch(es)
dc.        Double Crochet
htr.       Half Treble Crochet

tr.         Treble Crochet
rpt.       Repeat

ss.         Slip Stitch
yrh.       Yarn Round Hook

tch.       Turning Chain

Group. (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into the same stitch

fptr.     Front Post Treble Crochet
Work tr around front post of the tr on row below.

bptr.    Back Post Treble Crochet
Work tr around back post of the tr on row below.

tr2tog. Treble Crochet 2 Together
Leaving last loop on hook, work 1tr into each of next 2st, yrh, pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Size to fit approx: 20 Inch Chest, 6-12 month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 12 inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 6.5 inches
Hood from back to front approx 6 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in colour 1
70 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in colour 2

5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks, 3 buttons

TENSION – 5tr and 2 rows of tr’s measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook

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crochet baby hooded sweater

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Body – Worked in one piece from neck downwards, starting with the yoke.

Using colour 1 and 4.00mm hook, make 62ch, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, (RS) 1tr into each of the next 7ch, (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of the next 20ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of the next 9ch. (front) Turn. (67tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.  (75tr + 3ch)

Rpt 2nd Row until 7 rows have been worked in all. Turn. (115tr + 3ch)

8th Row – 3ch, 1tr into the next 15tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 23tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 34tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 23tr, 5tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 15tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (131tr + 3ch)

9th Row – 3ch, 1tr into the next 17tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 27tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 38tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 27tr, 5tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 17tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (147tr + 3ch)

10th Row – (Divide for armholes) – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to 5tr group, 1tr into each of next 2tr, work 2tr into centre tr of 5tr, miss 31tr, (first armhole) work 2tr into centre tr of next 5tr group, 1tr into each tr to next 5tr group, 1tr into each of next 2tr, work 2tr into centre tr of 5tr group, miss 31tr, (second armhole) work 2tr into centre tr of next 5tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row to make a round Turn. Fasten off. (89tr + 3ch)

Change to 5.00mm hook

Lower Part – With RS facing join colour 2 to a tr under one of the armholes, work 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into same tr, * miss 2tr, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into next tr, * working over front split were you slip stitched to make a round, rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 2tr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (30 groups)

Pattern Row – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into stitch at base of 1ch, * miss 1tr and 1htr, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last tr and htr, miss tr and htr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 18 pattern rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Change to 4.00mm hook

Rib – Using colour 1 make 3ch, 1tr into each st to end, 1tr into base of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (90tr + 3ch)

Second Row – 3ch, * 1fptr into next tr, 1bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row three more times. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing and 4.00mm hook, join colour 1 to side of tr underarm, 3ch, 1tr into each of next 31tr, 1tr into side of tr on opposite side of armhole, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (32tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. Rpt last row 6 more times until 8 rows have been worked in all from yoke or underarm sleeve seam measures approx 3.5 inches. Turn. Fasten off.

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Join in colour 2, make 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into base of 1ch, * miss 2tr, (1dc, htr, 1tr) into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 2tr, ss to first dc. Turn.

Work Pattern Row from lower part on body twice more. Fasten off. Turn. (11 groups)

Change to 4.00mm Hook.

Rib – Join in colour 1, make 3ch, 1tr into each st to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (32tr + 3ch)

Row 2 – 3ch, * 1fptr into next tr, 1bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Row 2 twice more. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With WS facing and working from neck downwards, join in colour 1 with a ss, 3ch, 2tr into each row end to end, Turn. (20tr + 3ch)

Starting with 3ch work * 1fptr into next tr, 1bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off.

Return to second side and with WS facing working from bottom up towards neck edge, rpt same as for button band. Fasten off. (20tr + 3ch)

Hood – With colour 1 and 4.00mm hook, make 80ch loosely, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

Starting with 3ch, work 8 rows of 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. Fasten off. (you can add extra or less rows here if required)

Using 5.00mm hook and colour 2, make 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into base of 1ch, * miss 2tr, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, miss last tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (26 groups)

Next Row – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into base of 1ch, * miss 1tr and 1htr, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last tr, htr and dc, miss tr and htr, 1dc into dc. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

With 4.00mm hook join in colour 1, make 3ch, 1tr into each st to last tr, htr and dc, tr2tog over next 2st, 1tr into dc. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

Rib – 3ch, * 1fptr into next tr, 1bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch.

Rpt last row twice more. Turn. Fasten off.

Work should measure approx 6 inches from beginning.

Finishing – Fold hood in half lengthways, whip stitch or slip stitch starting chain edge together.

Using colour 1 work 60dc evenly along neck edge.

Attach Hood to Sweater – Whip stitch or slip stitch through each ch along starting chain edge on yoke of sweater and front loop of dc along neck edge on hood. Fasten off.

Close small gaps under arms, secure ends of button bands to lower part, left over right or right over left (boy or girl) weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, sew buttons evenly down button band and fasten through gaps in tr’s.

USA format below:-

Even if you have no babies of your own to make for, making babywear is a lovely past time to crochet, newborn coats can be made for charities or the ribbed hooded jacket & easy peasy cardi for gifts for your family and friends little ones.

crochet baby hooded sweater

Crochet Baby Hooded Sweater Pattern USA

Pattern Number CNC413

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
st.        Stitch(es)
sc.        Single Crochet
hdc.      Half Double Crochet

dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat

sl st.     Slip Stitch
yo.        Yarn Over
tch.       Turning Chain

Group. (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in the same stitch

fpdc.     Front Post Double Crochet
Work dc around front post of the dc on row below.

bpdc.    Back Post Double Crochet
Work dc around back post of the dc on row below.

dc2tog. Double Crochet 2 Together
Leaving last loop on hook, work 1dc in each of next 2st, yo, pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit approx: 20 Inch Chest, 6-12 month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 12 inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 6.5 inches
Hood from back to front approx 6 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 1
70 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks, 3 buttons

GAUGE – 5dc and 2 rows of dc’s measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook

Tip 2!
to get the correct size, do a GAUGE test.

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Body – Worked in one piece from neck downwards, starting with the yoke.

Using color 1 and 4.00mm hook, ch62, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, (RS) 1dc in each of the next 7ch, (front) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of the next 20ch, (back) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of the next 9ch. (front) Turn. (67dc + ch3)

2nd Row – ch3, * 1dc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.  (75dc + ch3)

Rpt 2nd Row until 7 rows have been worked in all. Turn. (115dc + ch3)

8th Row – ch3, 1dc in the next 15dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 23dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 34dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 23dc, 5dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 15dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (131dc + ch3)

9th Row – ch3, 1dc in the next 17dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 27dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 38dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 27dc, 5dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 17dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (147dc + ch3)

10th Row – (Divide for armholes) – ch3, 1dc in each dc to 5dc group, 1dc in each of next 2dc, work 2dc in centre dc of 5dc, skip 31dc, (first armhole) work 2dc in centre dc of next 5dc group, 1dc in each dc to next 5dc group, 1dc in each of next 2dc, work 2dc in centre dc of 5dc group, skip 31dc, (second armhole) work 2dc in centre dc of next 5dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row to make a round Turn. Fasten off. (89dc + ch3)

Change to 5.00mm hook

Lower Part – With RS facing join color 2 to a dc under one of the armholes, ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in same dc, * skip 2dc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next dc, * working over front split were you slip stitched to make a round, rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (30 groups)

Pattern Row – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 1dc and 1hdc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and hdc, skip dc and hdc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 18 pattern rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Change to 4.00mm hook

Rib – Using color 1 ch3, 1dc in each st to end, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (90dc + ch3)

Second Row – ch3, * 1fpdc in next dc, 1bpdc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row three more times. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing and 4.00mm hook, join color 1 to side of dc underarm, ch3, 1dc in each of next 31dc, 1dc in side of dc on opposite side of armhole, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (32dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. Rpt last row 6 more times until 8 rows have been worked in all from yoke or underarm sleeve seam measures approx 3.5 inches. Turn. Fasten off.

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Join in color 2, ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 2dc, (1sc, hdc, 1dc) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Work Pattern Row from lower part on body twice more. Fasten off. Turn. (11 groups)

Change to 4.00mm Hook.

Rib – Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each st to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (32dc + ch3)

Row 2 – ch3, * 1fpdc in next dc, 1bpdc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Row 2 twice more. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With WS facing and working from neck downwards, join in color 1 with a sl st, ch3, 2dc in each row end to end, Turn. (20dc + ch3)

Starting with ch3 work * 1fpdc in next dc, 1bpdc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off.

Return to second side and with WS facing working from bottom up towards neck edge, rpt same as for button band. Fasten off. (20dc + ch3)

Hood – With color 1 and 4.00mm hook, ch80 loosely, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

Starting with ch3, work 8 rows of 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. Fasten off. (you can add extra or less rows here if required)

Using 5.00mm hook and color 2, ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 2dc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, skip last dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (26 groups)

Next Row – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in stitch at base of ch1, * skip 1dc and 1hdc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, hdc and sc, skip dc and hdc, 1sc in sc. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

With 4.00mm hook join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each st to last dc, hdc and sc, dc2tog over next 2st, 1dc in sc. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

Rib – ch3, * 1fpdc in next dc, 1bpdc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3.

Rpt last row twice more. Turn. Fasten off.

Work should measure approx 6 inches from beginning.

Finishing – Fold hood in half lengthways, whip stitch or slip stitch starting chain edge together.

Using color 1 work 60sc evenly along neck edge.

Attach Hood to Sweater – Whip stitch or slip stitch through each ch along starting chain edge on yoke of sweater and front loop of sc along neck edge on hood. Fasten off.

Close small gaps under arms, secure ends of button bands to lower part, left over right or right over left (boy or girl) weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, sew buttons evenly down button band and fasten through gaps in dc’s.

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