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Home : Patterns : Easy Baby Sweater
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Baby Sweater

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: 10046
Rating: ****3.4 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Newborn, 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished chest: 21½ (23, 24½, 26) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Microspun

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Color (B)
Microspun

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Color (C)
Microspun

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Microspun
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac
   balls
$ 10.58 (2, 2, 2)  
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Note: (A)
•  910-194 Microspun Yarn: Lime
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$ 5.29  
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Note: (B)
•  910-103 Microspun Yarn: Coral
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$ 5.29  
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Additional Materials
Four buttons
 

Easy Baby Sweater

Lion Brand® Microspun

GAUGE:

16 dc + 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm). 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:

PATTERN STITCH
Row 1 (RS)
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2
(Sc, 3 dc) in first sc, *skip next 3 sc, (sc, 3 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 (Sc, 3 dc) in first sc, *skip next 3 dc, (sc, 3 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sts, skip next 3 dc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 3 for pattern.

STRIPE PATTERN
Rows 1-2
A
Row 3 B
Row 4 C
Rows 5-6 A
Row 7 C
Row 8 B
Rep Rows 1-8 for stripe pattern sequence.


BACK
With A, ch 50 (54, 58, 62). Beg with Row 1 - (49 (53, 57, 61) sc after Row 1,  work in pattern st and stripe pattern for 14 (15, 16, 17) rows. Note Piece should measure 5¼ (5¾, 6¼, 6¾) inches from beg. Shape armholes Maintaining pattern st and stripe sequence, slip st across 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 40 (44, 48, 52) sts. Continue as in this way for 12 (13, 14, 15) rows or until armholes measure 4¾ (5, 5½, 5¾) inches. Shape shoulders/neck On left shoulder, work 13 (13, 17, 17) dc for button band. Fasten off.

FRONT
Work as for Back until armholes measure 2¾ (3, 3½, 3¾) inches.
Shape neck Right side
Continue in pattern and color sequence as for Back as foll:
Next row
Work first 17 (17, 21, 21) sts. Ch 1, turn.
Next row
Work 4 sc, work in pattern to end of row. Continue in pattern for 4 rows. Fasten off.
Left side
Skip center 7 (11, 7, 11) sts and work as for right side, rev shaping. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With A, ch 21 (23, 25, 27). Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch – 20 (22, 24, 26) sc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 Dc in each st to end.
Row 3 Work in dc, inc 1 st at each end of row.
Row 4 Change to B for left sleeve and C for right sleeve. Continue in dc; AT SAME TIME, (inc 1 st at each end of next 2 rows, then work 1 row without incs) until sleeve measures 6 ½ (7, 8, 8½) inches from beg. Slip st across 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam. Sew only last 2 sts on left shoulder seam placing front on button band. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew 4 buttons on button band. Neckband With RS facing, join A and dc evenly around neck edge for 1 row. Fasten off.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing) RS = right side
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.4 (based on 9 reviews)
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Easy Baby Sweater Reviewed by Brigitte on 2014-10-26 *****
I used thicker yarn and less rows and stitches, and just worked to measurements taken from another one of her sweaters. I also made the arms the same color. I wish it looked more professional but it gets tons of compliments and is adorable. The pattern is great!


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