Crochet Baby Placket Sweater

Crochet Baby Placket Sweater – A simple sweater made from the top down with a three button placket.

Crochet it for a little one as a gift to wear on cooler days.

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Made in stripes using a main and contrast colour.

I have used 3 novelty train, boats and bear buttons and adorned with a bumble bee, monkey face and tiger motif, but you can crochet one from my selection of appliques if you wish.

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The baby placket sweater is a free crochet pattern, the written instructions are listed below for you in two formats.

All you need now is some yarn and buttons, have fun with it.

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Crochet Baby Placket Sweater UK

Pattern Number CNC371

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.    Wrong Side
RS.     Right Side
ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch
Inc.    Increase

fptr. Work tr around the front post of the tr on row below.
bptr. Work tr around the back post of the tr on row below

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
Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 6.5 inches

Materials
90 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in colour 1

60 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in colour 2

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 3 medium novelty buttons

You can for a:-
3-6 month use a 3.50mm hook
12-18 month use a 4.50mm hook

TENSION – 5tr and 2 rows of tr’s measures approx 1 Inch

If you prefer you can

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Yoke – Using colour 1, make 57ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch, (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 19ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch. (front) Fasten off. Turn. (62tr + 3ch)

Join in colour 2 

2nd Row – (Inc Row) Make 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (70tr + 3ch)

3rd Row – Rpt Row 2. Fasten off. (78tr + 3ch) 

4th to 11th Rows – Starting with colour 1, rpt 2nd Row, (changing colour every 2 rows, ending with colour 2 on 11th Row) Fasten off. Turn. (142tr + 3ch)

12th Row (shape armholes) – Join in colour 1, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 2tr into centre tr on 3tr group, miss 30tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 2tr into centre tr on 3tr group, miss 30tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (86tr + 3ch)

Body
Rejoin colour 1 to any tr underarm, 3ch, 1tr into each tr around to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (86tr + 3ch)

Starting with colour 2 rpt last row changing colour every 2 rows until 23 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Join in colour 1, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rib Row – 3ch, * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.

Rpt Rib Row twice more. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, re-join colour 1 to side of tr underarm, 3ch, 1tr into each of next 30tr, 1tr into side of tr on opposite side of armhole, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (31tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off.

Starting with colour 2 rpt last row changing colour every 2 rows until 23 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Join in colour 1, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rib Row – 3ch, * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, fptr around tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.

Starting with bptr, rpt Rib Row once more. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing, join colour 1 to lower edge on front split, make 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, work 23 more dc evenly along first front edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck to next corner, 3dc into corner, work 24dc evenly along second front edge to end. Turn.

Buttonhole Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 3dc, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 9dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn.

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, work 1dc into each 2ch space and dc to end. Fasten off.

Return to second side and with WS facing working from neck downwards, join colour 1 with a ss, 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.

Collar – With WS facing, missing the button/buttonhole bands on either side of neck opening and working into back loop of the stitch only, join colour 1 to next dc, 3ch, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (81tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt Rib Row until 6 Rows have been worked for collar. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, attach 3 buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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USA format below:-

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Crochet Baby Placket Sweater USA

Pattern Number CNC371

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.        Wrong Side
RS.         Right Side
ch.          Chain
sc.          Single Crochet
dc.          Double Crochet
rpt.         Repeat

sl st.       Slip Stitch
Inc.        Increase

fpdc. Work dc around the front post of the dc on row below.
bpdc. Work dc around the back post of the dc on row below.

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
Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 6.5 inches

Materials
90 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in color 1

60 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 3 medium novelty buttons

You can for a:-
3-6 month use a 3.50mm hook
12-18 month use a 4.50mm hook

GAUGE – 5dc and 2 rows of dc’s measures approx 1 Inch

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Yoke – Using color 1, ch57, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch, (front) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 19ch, (back) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch. (front) Fasten off. Turn. (62dc + ch3)

Join in color 2 

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each dc to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (70dc + ch3)

3rd Row – Rpt 2nd Row. Fasten off. (78dc + ch3) 

4th to 11th Rows – Starting with color 1, rpt 2nd Row, (changing color every 2 rows, ending with color 2 on 11th Row) Fasten off. Turn. (142dc + ch3)

12th Row (shape armholes) – Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each dc to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in centre dc on 3dc group, skip 30dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each dc to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in centre dc on 3dc group, skip 30dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (86dc + ch3)

Body
Rejoin color 1 to any dc underarm, ch3, 1dc in each dc around to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (86dc + ch3)

Starting with color 2 rpt last row changing color every 2 rows until 23 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rib Row – ch3, * fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.

Rpt Rib Row twice more. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, re-join color 1 to side of dc underarm, ch3, 1dc in each of next 30dc, 1dc in side of dc on opposite side of armhole, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (31dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off.

Starting with color 2 rpt last row changing color every 2 rows until 23 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rib Row – ch3, * fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, fpdc around dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.

Starting with bpdc, rpt Rib Row once more. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing, join color 1 to lower edge on front split, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 23 more sc evenly along first front edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, work 24sc evenly along second front edge to end. Turn.

Buttonhole Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 3sc, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 9sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, work 1sc in each ch2 space and sc to end. Fasten off.

Return to second side and with WS facing working from neck downwards, join color 1 with a sl st, ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Collar – With WS facing, skipping the button/buttonhole bands on either side of neck opening and working in back loop of the stitch only, join color 1 to next sc, ch3, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (81dc + ch3)

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

Rpt Rib Row until 6 Rows have been worked for collar. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, attach 3 buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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