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Sweet Crochet Baby Hoodie

Sweet crochet baby hoodie made with textured combo group stitch, it is started from the neck and worked downwards in one piece with an attached hood, this gorgeous little sweater would be ideal for baby boys or girls.

I have crocheted it in a light worsted #3 (double knitting for UK users) self striping variegate yarn on sizes 4.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks.

 

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Sweet Crochet Baby Hoodie UK

Pattern Number CNC466

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side
dc.     Double Crochet
htr.    Half Treble Crochet
tr.      Treble Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
ss.      Slip Stitch
yrh.    Yarn Round Hook
tch.    Turning Chain

Dec.
Pull up loop on next tr, pull up loop on next htr, yrh, pull through 2 loops, yrh, pull through 2 loops.

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.

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 11 inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 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:-

150 grams of Lion Brand Mandala DK yarn in colour Liger
I started the cake from the outside for the yoke and skirt, then worked from the inside of the cake for the sleeves and hood.

For the solid colour hoodie, I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn

4.00mm and 5.00mm crochet hooks, 5 buttons

TENSION – 4.5tr and 2.5 rows of tr’s measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

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

With 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 each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 5tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 5tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.  (131tr + 3ch)

9th Row – 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 5tr group, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 5tr into centre tr of 5tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 5tr group, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 5tr into centre tr of 5tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 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. Turn. (89tr + 3ch)

Change to 5.00mm hook

Commence Skirt – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into the stitch at the base of the 1ch, * miss 2tr, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, miss 1tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (30 groups)

12th Row – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into the stitch at the base of the 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 12th Row until 16 group rows have been worked. Turn.

Change to 4.00mm hook

Rib – 3ch, 1tr into each stitch to last tr, htr and dc, dec 1tr (see abbrev) over tr and htr 1tr into dc. Turn. (89tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt Second Row once. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing and 4.00mm hook, join yarn 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)

Row 2 – 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 or underarm sleeve seam measures approx 3.5 inches. Turn.

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Row 9 – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into the stitch at the base of the 1ch, * miss 2tr, (1dc, htr, 1tr) into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2 stitches, miss 2 stitches, ss to first dc. Turn.

Turning and ss at the end of each row rpt 12th Row from skirt twice more. (11 groups)

Change to 4.00mm hook.

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

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

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With 4.00mm hook and WS facing, working from neck downwards, join yarn with a ss, 3ch, work 42tr evenly into row ends to end, Turn. (42tr + 3ch)

Starting with 3ch work * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, work fptr around next tr, 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 first band. Fasten off. (42tr + 3ch)

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

Starting with 3ch and turning at the end of each row, work 9 rows of 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch until 10 rows have been worked in all. (you can add extra or less rows here if required)

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Next Row – 1ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) into the stitch at the base of the 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)

Rpt 12th Row from skirt twice. Turn.

Change to 4.00mm hook.

Next Row – 3ch, 1tr into each stitch to last tr, htr and dc, dec 1tr over next tr and htr, 1tr into dc. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt last row once. 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.

With 4.00mm hook join yarn to front of neck edge, working into row ends work 60dc evenly along to end.

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, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, sew buttons evenly down either button band (for boy or for girl) and fasten through gaps in the tr’s.

USA format below:-

sweet crochet baby hoodie

Sweet Crochet Baby Hoodie USA

Pattern Number CNC466

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
sc.       Single Crochet
hdc.     Half Double Crochet
dc.       Double Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
sl st.    Slip Stitch
yo.       Yarn Over
tch.      Turning Chain

Dec.
Pull up loop on next dc, pull up loop on next hdc, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.

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.

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 11 inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 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:-

150 grams of Lion Brand Mandala DK yarn in color Liger
I started the cake from the outside for the yoke and skirt, then worked from the inside of the cake for the sleeves and hood.

For the solid colour hoodie, I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3 variegate

4.00mm and 5.00mm crochet hooks, 5 buttons

GAUGE – 4.5dc and 2.5 rows of dc’s measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

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

With 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 each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 5dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 5dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.  (131dc + ch3)

9th Row – ch3, * 1dc in each dc to next 5dc group, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 5dc in centre dc of 5dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 5dc group, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 5dc in centre dc of 5dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 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. Turn. (89dc + ch3)

Change to 5.00mm hook

Commence Skirt – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in the stitch at the base of the ch1, * skip 2dc, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, skip 1dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (30 groups)

12th Row – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in the stitch at the base of the 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 12th Row until 16 group rows have been worked. Turn.

Change to 4.00mm hook

Rib – ch3, 1dc in each stitch to last dc, hdc and sc, dec 1dc (see abbrev) over dc and hdc 1dc in sc. Turn. (89dc + ch3)

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

Rpt Second Row once. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing and 4.00mm hook, join yarn 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)

Row 2 – 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 or underarm sleeve seam measures approx 3.5 inches. Turn.

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Row 9 – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in the stitch at the base of the ch1, * skip 2dc, (1sc, hdc, 1dc) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2 stitches, skip 2 stitches, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Turning and sl st at the end of each row rpt 12th Row from skirt twice more. (11 groups)

Change to 4.00mm hook.

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

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

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With 4.00mm hook and WS facing, working from neck downwards, join yarn with a sl st, ch3, work 42dc evenly in row ends to end, Turn. (42dc + ch3)

Starting with ch3 work * fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, work fpdc around next dc, 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 first band. Fasten off. (42dc + ch3)

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

Starting with ch3 and turning at the end of each row, work 9 rows of 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3 until 10 rows have been worked in all. (you can add extra or less rows here if required)

Change to 5.00mm hook.

Next Row – ch1, (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) in the stitch at the base of the 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)

Rpt 12th Row from skirt twice. Turn.

Change to 4.00mm hook.

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in each stitch to last dc, hdc and sc, dec 1dc over next dc and hdc, 1dc in sc. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

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

Rpt last row once. 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.

With 4.00mm hook join yarn to front of neck edge, working in row ends work 60sc evenly along to end.

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, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, sew buttons evenly down either button band (for boy or for girl) and fasten through gaps in the dc’s.

 

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