Crochet Sweater For Baby

Materials

With A, ch 47. Row 1 (RS): Sc in back lp of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 46 sc. Rows 2–5: Ch 1, turn, sc in back lp of each sc across. Drop A. With B, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop B. With C, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop C. With A, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop A. With D, work as for Rows 2–5. Cut D; drop A and B

Materials

Materials:

  • Crochet hook, size 2/C or 2.75 mm (you can use a slightly larger or smaller one if desired)
  • Yarn, any kind of soft yarn like baby yarn and worsted weight acrylic will work well. For this sweater I used Caron Simply Soft in “Pumpkin Pie” and Red Heart Super Saver in “Honey.”
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

With A, ch 47. Row 1 (RS): Sc in back lp of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 46 sc. Rows 2–5: Ch 1, turn, sc in back lp of each sc across. Drop A. With B, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop B. With C, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop C. With A, work as for Rows 2–5. Drop A. With D, work as for Rows 2–5. Cut D; drop A and B.

With A, ch 47.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in back lp of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 46 sc. Rows 2–5: Ch 1, turn, sc in back lp of each sc across. Drop A; cut B & C; drop D & E. With F, work as for Rows 2–5. Do not cut yarns; begin working with all 7 strands together at end of last row of Diamond pattern (see Special Stitches).

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The Designing Process

I wanted to combine different textures for this sweater. I was so skeptical of the diamond stitch when I made a gauge swatch. I thought it would be too much for a tiny baby sweater but once I made my first sample, I fell in love with it.

The crunch stitch used on this sweater is a modification of the regular crunch stitch that will make your work grow quicker and give it more texture. I replaced the half double crochet with double crochet stitches and avoided working into the slip stitches which can be a pain to stick your hook into.

If you have been following my designs, you must have already noticed that I love quick projects. To make this sweater work up fast, I have kept the back of the sweater plain and simple. You might also enjoy my girl’s free baby cardigan crochet pattern.

The back is worked in herringbone half double crochet stitches which look really neat compared to a regular half double crochet. The stitches seem to slant and stack closely together.

The sweater has been worked sideways to give the effect of that vertical line to this sweater. Adding the shawl collar just added a little more pizzazz to an already cute design, if I may say so myself, lol!

*The pattern is written in standard US terms.  You can see a US to UK conversion chart here.

*It includes 7 sizes, 0-3 months, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, and  3/4T.

*It is worked with an H(5mm) hook and worsted weight(size 4 yarn).

*It takes 600-1000 yards of yarn depending on the size you are making.

*The front and the back of the sweater are worked separately. The shoulders are seamed and the shawl collar is added to it. The sides are then joined and the sleeves are worked directly onto the body of the sweater.

Conclusion

I hope this pattern helps you create a sweet sweater for your baby.

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