This crochet baby sweater pattern is ideal for beginners. More accomplished crocheters can easily add edgings, contrast colours or pockets to add interest.
If you are a beginner and want your crochet baby sweater pattern to look more special you could sew on motifs, charms, ribbon and bows, buttons or lace.
single crochet (UK double crochet)
half double crochet (UK half trebles)
Increasing and decreasing
Note - if you want a tighter welt use a size smaller hook for the single crochet (UK double crochet) bottom edge.
About 125g of acrylic light worsted yarn (UK double knitting) Allow more for heavier yarns such as cotton or wool.
Large blunt needle for making up.
Optional - embellishments
Will fit up to 50cm (20inch) chest
Approx. 16 stitches and 14 rows to 5 inches working half double crochet (UK half trebles) using 5.5mm hook.
ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches
hdc = half double crochet (UK half treble)
tch = turning chain
inc = increase
dec = decrease
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together (UK half treble 2 together)
With 5.5mm hook make 35 ch
Row 1 Make 1dc into 2nd chain from hook. dc into remaining ch sts to end. (34 sts)
Row 2 dc into every stitch to end 1ch turn
repeat row 2 3 more times make a tch of 2ch at end of last row
Row 6 Mis first st Work hdc into remaining stitches to end 2ch turn
Row 7 Miss first stitch Work hdc into remaining stitches to end. Work 1hdc into tch 2ch turn
Repeat row 7 until work measures 28cm (approx 27 rows)
Do not make a tch at end of last row. Finish off by breaking yarn (leave a good length) and thread the end through the remaining loop - pull tight.
Work as for back until you have reached four rows from the top.
Next row Miss one st. hdc into next 7 sts, dec in next 2 sts by working hdc2tog, work one hdc 2ch turn
Next row Miss one st. hdc2tog, hdc to end, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
Next row Miss one st, hdc into next 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
Next row miss one st, hdc into remaining sts, hdc into tch (7sts), Fasten off
Go back to neck edge. Miss 12 sts and join in yarn on 13th st
make 2ch, hdc2tog into 14th and 15th stitches, hdc to end, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
Next row Mis one st, 1hdc into next 6 stitches, hdc2tog, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
next row miss one st, hdc2tog, hdc to end, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
next row miss one st, hdc to end, hdc into tch, fasten offSleeve
first row 1sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc into each remaining ch, 1ch turn
second row sc into every stitch to end, 1ch turn
repeat row 2 three more times making a 2ch tch at end of 5th row
change to working hdc
row 1 miss one stitch, hdc twice into next stitch, hdc until one stitch left to work. hdc twice into next stitch, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
row2 miss one stitch, hdc into every stitch to end, hdc into tch, 2ch turn
rows 3 4 5 and 6 work as row2
row 7 work as row 1
COntinue working in this manner, working increases as in row one on rows10 15 and 20
row 20 is the last row. fasten off
Make a second sleeve to matchMaking up
Using a large blunt needle with right sides together sew shoulder seams.
Attach top of sleaves to front and back, matching centres (centers) to shoulder seams.
Sew up sleeve seams and side seams.
Darn in ends
You have finished your crochet baby sweater pattern
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