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Home : Patterns : Bellflower Baby Hoodie
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Bellflower Baby Hoodie

Lion Brand« Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern #: 90339C
Rating: **2.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)

SIZES 6-12 months (12-18 months, 2 years, 3 years)
Finished Chest 22 (24, 26, 28) (56 (61, 66, 71) cm)
Finished Length 10 (11 1/2, 13, 15 1/2) in. (25.5 (29, 33, 39.5) cm), not including hood



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Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Almond Strawberry Blueberry Dusty Blue Khaki Pecan Spice Espresso
Mustard Dusty Sage Pistachio Olive Mocha Berry Jam French Vanilla Curacao
*Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton (Article #480). 100% Organically Grown Cotton; package size: Solids: 3 oz. (85 g), 103 yd. (94 m)
Prints: 2.75 oz. (78 g), 94 yd. (86 m)

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•  480-203 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Petits Fours
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9   $ 8.25  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) long
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) long
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
 

Bellflower Baby Hoodie

Lion Brand« Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

GAUGE:

16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st -1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together - 1 st decreased.


SLEEVE (make 2)
Note:
Sleeves are knit first then, set aside.
Sleeves will be joined to Body after armhole is shaped.
With smaller double pointed needles, cast on 36 sts.
Divide sts onto 3 needles -12 sts per needle. Place marker for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds 2 more times.
Change to larger double pointed needles.
Knit 5 rnds.
Next Rnd: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 38 sts at end of this rnd.
Rep last 6 rnds 2 (3, 4, 5) more times - 42 (44, 46, 48) sts when all incs have been completed.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last rnd until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in. (14 (16.5, 19, 21.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: Bind off 3 sts, k to last 3 sts, bind off last 3 sts - 36 (38, 40, 42) sts remain. Cut yarn and slip sts onto a holder.


BODY
With smaller circular needle, cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Knit 6 rows.
Change to larger circular needle.
Next Row (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 5 (6, 7 1/2, 9) in. (12.5 (15, 19, 23) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

 

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
K3, p17 (19, 21, 23), bind off 6 sts for armhole, p36 (40, 44, 48), bind off 6 sts for armhole, p17 (19, 21, 23), k3.
Next Row: K20 (22, 24, 26) for right front, k36 (38, 40, 42) Sleeve from holder, k36 (40, 44, 48) for back, k36 (38, 40, 42) held sts of second Sleeve, k20 (22, 24, 26) for left front - 148 (160, 172, 184) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row:K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

 

Shape Yoke
Next (Dec) Row (RS):
K3, k7 (9, 5, 7), k2tog, (k7, k2tog) 14 (15, 17, 18) times, k7 (8, 6, 7), k3 - 133 (144, 154, 165) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row:K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

 

Sizes 12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) ONLY
Next Row:
Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1) more time(s).

 

All sizes
Next (Dec) Row:
K3, k6 (8, 5, 6), k2tog, (k6, k2tog) 14 (15, 17, 18) times, k7 (8, 5, 7), k3 - 118 (128, 136, 146) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row:K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

 

Sizes 12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) ONLY
Next Row:
Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1) more time(s).

 

ALL SIZES
Next (Dec) Row:
K3, k6 (4, 4, 6), k2tog, (k5, k2tog) 14 (16, 17, 18) times, k6 (4, 5, 6), k3 - 103 (111, 118, 127) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0, 0, 1) more time(s).
Next (Dec) Row: K3, k5 (3, 4, 5), k2tog, (k4, k2tog) 14 (16, 17, 18) times, k6 (4, 4, 6), k3 - 88 (94, 100, 108) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next (Dec) Row (buttonhole): K1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k2 (3, 3, 2), k2tog, (k3, k2tog) 15 (16, 17, 19) times, k3 (3, 4, 3), k3 - 72 (77, 82, 88) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Note: knit the yo of buttonhole.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next (Dec) Row: K3, k2 (2, 3, 2), k2tog, (k2, k2tog) 15 (16, 17, 19) times, k2 (3, 3, 2), k3 - 56 (60, 64, 68) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row (buttonhole): K1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k to end.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.


Neck and Hood
Change to smaller circular needle.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 50 (54, 58, 62) sts remain. Next 4 Rows: Knit.
Change to larger needle.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows until hood measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm) from beg of neck; end with a WS row.

 

Shape Top of Hood
Place marker on needle at center of last row.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to end - 48 (52, 56, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 40 (44, 48, 52) sts remain. Bind off.


FINISHING
Fold top edge of hood in half and sew edges together. Sew underarms. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 1 review)
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Read This Before You Start Knitting Reviewed by Lynda Olson on 2012-11-17 **
There are problems with this pattern. The third set of decreases on the body part of this pattern does not work out. Also the hood is too big. Buy this yarn but use the pattern for the Pink Lemonade Hoodie instead. Using that pattern and the organic cotton yarn worked. The patterns are very similar, but the hood is smaller and the decreases work. After comparing the patterns and switching the sweater turned out really cute!


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