Crochet Baby Sweater Set

Crochet Baby Sweater Set – Beautiful baby coming home set or babyshower gift set, made up of a cardigan, hat and long pants. It is crocheted in a light worsted (DK) yarn on a 4.00mm hook and looks delightful when finished.

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Crochet Baby Sweater Set UK

Pattern Number CNC231

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Abbreviations UK
RS.
       Right Side

WS.       Wrong Side
st.         Stitch(es)
ch.        Chain
dc.        Double Crochet
tr.         Treble Crochet
ss.         Slip Stitch
rpt.        Repeat
tch.       Turning Chain
BLO.      Back Loop Only

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

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

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

Size to Fit – 18 inch chest, 3-6 month baby
Cardigan: Finished length from shoulder approx 9.5 inches
Underarm sleeve length approx 6.5 inches.

Pants: Finished length from waist to ankle approx 12.5 Inches
Hat: Finished measurement from crown to brim approx 6 Inches

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

260 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in colour 1
Small amount of Stylecraft Special DK in colour 2

4.00mm Clover Crochet Hook, 5 Buttons, approx 1mtr of 6mm ribbon

TENSION – 4tr & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Cardigan

Back – With colour 1 make 50ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. (47tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Rib) 3ch, work * 1fptr around next tr, 1bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3tch. Turn. (see abbrev for fptr & bptr)

Rpt 2nd Row three more times. Turn.

6th Row – 3ch, (RS) 1tr into each tr to last tr and 3tch, miss tr, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (46tr + 3ch)

7th Row – 3ch, miss 1tr, 1vst (see abbrev) into next tr, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch, miss tr, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (15vst)

8th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end. Turn. (46tr + 3ch)

Rpt 7th & 8th Rows until work measures approx 9.5 inches from beginning or 9 complete patterns have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Right Front ** With colour 1 make 24ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (21tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt Second Row three more times. Turn.

Sixth Row – 3ch, (RS) 1tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.  (22tr + 3ch)

Seventh Row – 3ch, miss 1tr, 1vst into next tr, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, miss tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (7vst)

Eighth Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Seventh & Eighth Rows until work measures approx 8 inches from beginning or 7 complete patterns have been worked in all. Turn. **

Shape Neck – Rpt Seventh Row to last 4tr and 3ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr. Turn. (6vst)

Row 2 – ss to first 1ch space, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (17tr + 3ch)

Row 3 – Rpt Seventh Row to last 2tr and 3ch, 1tr into next tr. Turn. (5vst)

Row 4 – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off. (16tr + 3ch)

Left Front – Work from ** to ** on right front.

Shape Neck – ss over first 4tr, Rpt Seventh Row. (6vst)

Row Two – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last vst and 3tch, 1tr into tr, 1tr into 1ch space. Turn. (17tr + 3ch)

Row Three – ss over first 3tr, make 3ch, 1vst into next tr, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, miss tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. (5vst)

Row Four – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off. (16tr + 3ch)

Sleeves x 2 – With colour 1 make 30ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (27tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt Rib Row three more times. Turn.

Increase Row – 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each tr to 3tch, 2tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (29tr + 3ch)

Keeping continuity of pattern as set (working vst & tr rows) increase 1tr each end of every row by working 1tr into base of 3ch and 2tr into top of 3tch at the end of each row until 42tr + 3ch remain. (see pic)

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Continue without shaping until work measures approx 6.5 inches from beginning or 5 complete patterns have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Cuff – With colour 2 and WS facing, working along starting chain edge, work 1dc into each ch to end. (28dc)

Join shoulder seams, fold sleeves in half lengthways, place folds to shoulder seams whip stitch sleeves into position. Whip stitch side and sleeve seams together. Turn through.

assemble diagram

Cardigan Edging (Right Front Band) – With RS facing and starting at lower edge of right front, join colour 1, make 3ch, work 2tr into each row end evenly up front to neck edge. Turn. (40tr + 3ch)

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

Left front bandWith RS facing and starting from neck edge, join colour 1, make 3ch, work 2tr into each row end evenly down front to lower edge. Turn. (40tr + 3ch)

Rpt Rib Row once. Fasten off.

Border – Join colour 2 to neck edge on right hand front, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each st down first front, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each st along bottom, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each st up second front edge. Fasten off.

Collar – Missing the button band, join colour 1 to the right hand side of neck edge, make 1ch, work 42dc evenly around neck, back and left side of neck edge, turn leaving left front band un-worked. (42dc)

Increase Row – Working into BLO (see abbrev) make 3ch, * 1tr into each of next 3dc, 2tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, 2tr into next dc, 1tr into last dc. Turn. (51tr + 3ch)

Rib Row – Working through both loops from now on make 3ch, * 1fptr around next tr, 1bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Rib Row 4 more times. Fasten off.

Border – Join colour 2 to side of neck on right hand side, work 2dc into each row end up first side, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each tr along top, 3dc into corner, 2dc into each row end down second side. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew 6 buttons evenly down front band, use holes in tr’s as buttonholes on opposite band. Secure collar to cardigan by tacking down in 3 places, (both of the fronts and the middle of the back)

Pants – With colour 1 make 102ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, make 3ch, work 1tr into each ch to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (101tr + 3ch)

Work Rib Row – Ending with 1fptr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Starting with a bptr, rpt Rib Row once, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

4th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

5th Row – 4ch, 1tr into base of 4ch, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 2tr, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn. (34vst)

6th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (101tr + 3ch)

1st Pattern Row – ss into next tr make 4ch, 1tr into base of 4ch, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn.

2nd Pattern Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until work measures approx 7 inches from beginning or 6 complete patterns have been worked. Turn.

Divide for legs 

First Leg – ss to next tr, make 4ch, 1tr into base of 4ch, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * fifteen more times, miss 52tr, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn. (17vst)

# Rpt 2nd Pattern Row. Turn (50tr + 3ch)

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until work measures approx 12.5 inches from waist or a further 6 complete patterns have been worked from division, you should have 12 complete patterns in all from waist. Turn.

Starting with 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Work Rib Row twice, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off. #

Second Leg – With WS facing, return to where you divided for legs, miss 2tr, join colour 1 to next tr, make 4ch, 1tr into base of 4ch, * miss 2tr, 1vst into next tr, * rpt from * to * fifteen more times, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt from # to # on the first leg. (17vst)

Work 1 row of 1dc into each st around waist and each leg in colour 2, ss to first dc on beginning of rows. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap on crotch, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn. Turn through to RS. Thread ribbon through tr’s around waist and ankles and tie with bows.

Hat – Made in rounds without turning until the brim.

With colour 1 leaving a strand of yarn, make 60ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, make 2ch, (RS) 1tr into base of 2ch, 1tr into each ch to end, ss to first tr on beginning of row. Turn. (60tr)

Starting with 2ch, 1tr into base of 2ch, work 13 more rounds of 1tr into each tr to end, slip stitching to the first tr on the beginning of each row. Turn.

Brim – Working through BLO make 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round. Turn. (59tr + 3ch)

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows from pants until 2 complete patterns have been worked. Fasten off. (20vst)

Work 1 row of 1dc into loose loops around base of brim in colour 2, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Pom-Pom – Using colour 2 make a pom-pom, I used Clover pom-pom maker number 65.

Finishing – Thread loose length of yarn through starting chain edge on crown to gather the top together, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach pom-pom to crown, fold brim onto right side of hat.

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Crochet Baby Sweater Set USA

Pattern Number CNC231

Abbreviations USA
RS.
     Right Side

WS.     Wrong Side
st.       Stitch(es)
ch.       Chain
sc.       Single Crochet
dc.       Double Crochet
sl st.    Slip Stitch
rpt.      Repeat
tch.      Turning Chain
BLO.     Back Loop Only

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

See my Crochet Post Stitches pictorial

vst.   (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

Size to Fit – 18 inch chest, 3-6 month baby
Cardigan: Finished length from shoulder approx 9.5 inches
Underarm sleeve length approx 6.5 inches.

Pants: Finished length from waist to ankle approx 12.5 Inches
Hat: Finished measurement from crown to brim approx 6 Inches

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

260 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 1
Small amount of Stylecraft Special DK in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted weight #3

4.00mm Clover Crochet Hook, 5 Buttons, approx 1mtr of 6mm ribbon

GAUGE – 4dc & 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Cardigan

Back – With color 1 ch50, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. (47dc + ch3)

2nd Row – (Rib) ch3, work * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of 3tch. Turn. (see abbrev for fpdc & bpdc)

Rpt 2nd Row three more times. Turn.

6th Row – ch3, (RS) 1dc in each dc to last dc and 3tch, skip dc, work 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (46dc + ch3)

7th Row – ch3, skip 1dc, 1vst (see abbrev) in next dc, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, skip dc, work 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (15vst)

8th Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end. Turn. (46dc + ch3)

Rpt 7th & 8th Rows until work measures approx 9.5 inches from beginning or 9 complete patterns have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Right Front ** With color 1 ch24, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (21dc + ch3)

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

Rpt Second Row three more times. Turn.

Sixth Row – ch3, (RS) 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.  (22dc + ch3)

Seventh Row – ch3, skip 1dc, 1vst in next dc, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, skip dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (7vst)

Eighth Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Seventh & Eighth Rows until work measures approx 8 inches from beginning or 7 complete patterns have been worked in all. Turn. **

Shape Neck – Rpt Seventh Row to last 4dc and ch3, skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc. Turn. (6vst)

Row 2 – sl st to first ch1 space, ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (17dc + ch3)

Row 3 – Rpt Seventh Row to last 2dc and ch3, 1dc in next dc. Turn. (5vst)

Row 4 – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off. (16dc + ch3)

Left Front – Work from ** to ** on right front.

Shape Neck – sl st over first 4dc, Rpt Seventh Row. (6vst)

Row Two – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to last vst and 3tch, 1dc in dc, 1dc in ch1 space. Turn. (17dc + ch3)

Row Three – sl st over first 3dc, ch3, 1vst in next dc, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, skip dc, 1dc in top of ch3. (5vst)

Row Four – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off. (16dc + ch3)

Sleeves x 2 – With color 1 ch30, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (27dc + ch3)

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

Rpt Rib Row three more times. Turn.

Increase Row – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each dc to 3tch, 2dc in top of ch3. Turn. (29dc + ch3)

Keeping continuity of pattern as set (working vst & dc rows) increase 1dc each end of every row by working 1dc in base of ch3 and 2dc in top of 3tch at the end of each row until 42dc + ch3 remain. (see pic)

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Continue without shaping until work measures approx 6.5 inches from beginning or 5 complete patterns have been worked in all. Fasten off.

Cuff – With color 2 and WS facing, working along starting chain edge, work 1sc in each ch to end. (28sc)

Join shoulder seams, fold sleeves in half lengthways, place folds to shoulder seams whip stitch sleeves in position. Whip stitch side and sleeve seams together. Turn through.assemble diagram

Cardigan Edging (Right Front Band) – With RS facing and starting at lower edge of right front, join color 1, ch3, work 2dc in each row end evenly up front to neck edge. Turn. (40dc + ch3)

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

Left front bandWith RS facing and starting from neck edge, join color 1, ch3, work 2dc in each row end evenly down front to lower edge. Turn. (40dc + ch3)

Rpt Rib Row once.

Border – Join color 2 to neck edge on right hand front, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each st down first front, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each st along bottom, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each st up second front edge. Fasten off.

Collar – Skipping the button band, join color 1 to the right hand side of neck edge, ch1, work 42sc evenly around neck, back and left side of neck edge, turn leaving left front band un-worked. (42sc)

Increase Row – Working in BLO (see abbrev) ch3, * 1dc in each of next 3sc, 2dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, 2dc in next sc, 1dc in last sc. Turn. (51dc + ch3)

Rib Row – Working through both loops from now on ch3, * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Rib Row 4 more times. Fasten off.

Border – Join color 2 to side of neck on right hand side, work 2sc in each row end up first side, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each dc along top, 3sc in corner, 2sc in each row end down second side. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew 6 buttons evenly down front band, use holes in dc’s as buttonholes on opposite band. Secure collar to cardigan by tacking down in 3 places, (both of the fronts and the middle of the back)

Pants – With color 1 ch102, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch3, work 1dc in each ch to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (101dc + ch3)

Work Rib Row – Ending with 1fpdc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Starting with a bpdc, rpt Rib Row once, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

4th Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

5th Row – ch4, 1dc in base of ch4, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn. (34vst)

6th Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (101dc + ch3)

1st Pattern Row – sl st in next dc ch4, 1dc in base of ch4, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.

2nd Pattern Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until work measures approx 7 inches from beginning or 6 complete patterns have been worked. Turn.

Divide for legs 

First Leg – sl st to next dc, ch4, 1dc in base of ch4, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * fifteen more times, skip 52dc, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn. (17vst)

# Rpt 2nd Pattern Row. Turn (50dc + ch3)

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until work measures approx 12.5 inches from waist or a further 6 complete patterns have been worked from division, you should have 12 complete patterns in all from waist. Turn.

Starting with ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Work Rib Row twice, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. #

Second Leg – With WS facing, return to where you divided for legs, skip 2dc, join color 1 to next dc, ch4, 1dc in base of ch4, * skip 2dc, 1vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * fifteen more times, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt from # to # on the first leg. (17vst)

Work 1 row of 1sc in each st around waist and each leg in color 2, sl st to first sc on beginning of rows. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap on crotch, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn. Turn through to RS. Thread ribbon through dc’s around waist and ankles and tie with bows.

Hat – Made in rounds without turning until the brim.

With color 1 leaving a strand of yarn, ch60, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch2, (RS) 1dc in base of ch2, 1dc in each ch to end, sl st to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (60dc)

Starting with ch2, 1dc in base of ch2, work 13 more rounds of 1dc in each dc to end, slip stitching to the first dc on the beginning of each row. Turn.

Brim – Working through BLO ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. Turn. (59dc + ch3)

Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows from pants until 2 complete patterns have been worked. Fasten off. (20vst)

Work 1 row of 1sc in loose loops around base of brim in color 2, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Pom-Pom – Using color 2 make a pom-pom, I used Clover pom-pom maker number 65.

Finishing – Thread loose length of yarn through starting chain edge on crown to gather the top together, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach pom-pom to crown, fold brim onto right side of hat.

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