Easy to Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern







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.

Stitches and skills needed

chain stitch

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.

Materials

About 125g of acrylic light worsted yarn (UK double knitting) Allow more for heavier yarns such as cotton or wool.

5.5mm hook

Large blunt needle for making up.

Optional - embellishments

Size

Will fit up to 50cm (20inch) chest

Tension

Approx. 16 stitches and 14 rows to 5 inches working half double crochet (UK half trebles) using 5.5mm hook.

Abbreviations

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)

Instructions for your crochet baby sweater pattern

Back

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)

1ch turn

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.

Front

Work as for back until you have reached four rows from the top.

SHAPE NECK:

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 off

Sleeve

Make 18ch

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 match

Making 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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