Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern

Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern – This cute little simple cardigan is designed for baby boys or girls, it makes a lovely gift and is quick to make.

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Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern UK

Pattern Number CNC253

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Skill Level:   Intermediate +

Abbreviations UK
RS.
       Right Side

ch.       Chain
ss.       Slip Stitch
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
inc.     Increase

shell.  (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work into first stitch.

3ch counts as first tr.

Size to Fit Approx:  16 Inch Chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished coat length from shoulder approx 10 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 3 Inches

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

40 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in colour 1
60 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in colour 2

4.00mm Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook
3 small buttons

TENSION – 4tr & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece starting with the yoke.

Using main colour yarn, make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn.  (52tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 4tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (62tr + 3ch)

3rd Row – 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

5th Row – as 3rd Row.

6th Row – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (102tr + 3ch)

7th Row – as 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Inc) as 6th Row, until 1tr and 3ch remain, 2tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. (136tr + 3ch) Fasten off.

Commence with Skirt – Join in colour 2, make 3ch, miss 1tr, * 1 shell (see abbrev) into next tr, miss 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch, miss tr, work 1tr into top of 3ch. (34 shell groups). Turn.

10th Row – 3ch, work 1 shell group into each 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 10th Row twice. Turn.

13th Row – (Divide for armholes) 3ch, 1 shell into 1ch space of next 5 shells, make 1ch, miss 7 shells, work 1 shell into 1ch space of next 10 shells, make 1ch, miss 7 shells, work 1 shell into 1ch space of next 5 shells, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (20 shell groups)

14th Row – 3ch, work 1 shell into 1ch space of next 5 shells, 1 shell into 1ch space underarm, 1 shell into 1ch space of next 10 shells, 1 shell into 1ch space underarm, 1 shell into 1ch space of next 5 shells, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (22 shell groups)

Rpt 10th Row until thirteen shell group rows have been worked in all from the yoke. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – Join colour 2 into same shell under arm where you divided for armholes, work 3ch, 1tr into same space, work 1 shell group into each 1ch space of next 7 shells, 2tr into same shell under arm where you divided for armholes, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (8, 1ch spaces)

Next Row – 3ch, (1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into base of 3ch, 1 shell into each 1ch space on shell to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (8 shell groups)

Pattern Row – ss to first 1ch space, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same 1ch space, 1 shell into each 1ch space of shell to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 10 shell group rows have been worked from yoke. Turn. Fasten off.

Cuff – Join in colour 1, make 1ch, missing all 1ch spaces work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (32dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 2 more rows of dc, ss to first dc on beginning of each row. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With colour 1,  RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 42dc evenly into row ends up first front edge to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each stitch around neck to next corner, 3dc into corner, work 42dc into row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Button Band – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc along front edge to corner. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to neck edge on first front edge, working from neck downwards work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of the remaining dc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps under arms, weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern USA

Pattern Number CNC253

Skill Level:   Intermediate +

Abbreviations USA
RS.
     Right Side

ch.       Chain
sc.       Single Crochet
dc.       Double Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
sl st.    Slip Stitch on Lion Brand
inc.      Increase

shell.  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch.
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Base of ch. Work in first stitch.

ch3 counts as first dc.

Size to Fit Approx:  16 Inch Chest, 0-3 Month Baby
Finished coat length from shoulder approx 10 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 3 Inches

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

40 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in color 1
60 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted weight #3

4.00mm Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook
3 small buttons

GAUGE – 4dc & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece starting with the yoke.

Using main color yarn, ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn.  (52dc + ch3)

2nd Row – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (62dc + ch3)

3rd Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc in top of ch3. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

5th Row – as 3rd Row.

6th Row – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (102dc + ch3)

7th Row – as 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Inc) as 6th Row, until 1dc and ch3 remain, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. (136dc + ch3) Fasten off.

Commence with Skirt – Join in color 2, ch3, skip 1dc, * 1 shell (see abbrev) in next dc, skip 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, skip dc, work 1dc in top of ch3. (34 shell groups). Turn.

10th Row – ch3, work 1 shell group in each ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 10th Row twice. Turn.

13th Row – (Divide for armholes) ch3, 1 shell in ch1 space of next 5 shells, ch1, skip 7 shells, work 1 shell in ch1 space of next 10 shells, ch1, skip 7 shells, work 1 shell in ch1 space of next 5 shells, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (20 shell groups)

14th Row – ch3, work 1 shell in ch1 space of next 5 shells, 1 shell in ch1 space underarm, 1 shell in ch1 space of next 10 shells, 1 shell in ch1 space underarm, 1 shell in ch1 space of next 5 shells, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (22 shell groups)

Rpt 10th Row until thirteen shell group rows have been worked in all from the yoke. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – Join color 2 in same shell under arm where you divided for armholes, ch3, 1dc in same space, work 1 shell group in each ch1 space of next 7 shells, 2dc in same shell under arm where you divided for armholes, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (8, ch1 spaces)

Next Row – ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in base of ch3, 1 shell in each ch1 space on shell to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (8 shell groups)

Pattern Row – sl st to first ch1 space, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch1 space, 1 shell in each ch1 space of shell to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 10 shell group rows have been worked from yoke. Turn. Fasten off.

Cuff – Join in color 1, ch1, skipping all ch1 spaces work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (32sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 2 more rows of sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of each row. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With color 1,  RS facing and starting at lower edge on right hand side of coat, work 42sc evenly in row ends up first front edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, work 42sc in row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Button Band – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc along front edge to corner. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to neck edge on first front edge, working from neck downwards ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of the remaining sc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps under arms, weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

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