After searching and attempting to create the perfect - and quick/easy - baby sweater to give as a gift, I finally just combined a few to make the one I wanted. This particular one is more what I would envision for a girl (regardless of color) because of the lacy pattern created with the shells. My next step to find/create one for a boy. This one is simple enough to work up quickly. I only have a few hours of crochet time at night and I completed the set within 3 days. I imagine if you had half a day you could easily finish it in one setting, depending on your skill level.
- 3-4 ounces 3 ply baby yarn
- Hook -
- size F for newborn
- size G for 3 to 6 months
- size H (and 4 ply soft yarn) for 6 to 9 months
- 2-3 button for closure
(Shell = 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)
Starting at neckline, loosely ch 38.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch to end. (37 stitches)
Row 2: ch 2, turn (counts as 1st dc throughout) 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitch, (3 dc in next stitch- (increase made = dc inc), 1 dc in each of the next 7 stitch, dc inc., 1 dc in each of the next 9 stitch, dc inc., 1 dc in each of the next 7 stitch, dc inc., 1 dc in each of the last 5 stitch. (45 stitches)
Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc in each stitch, with increases of 3 sc - (sc inc. made) in the middle dc inc. (53 stitches)
Row 4: ch 2, Turn. dc in each stitch, with increases of 3 dc in the middle sc inc. (61 stitches)
Row 5-9: Repeat rows 3 & 4, ending with row 3. (Row 9 totals 101 stitches)
Row 10: ch 1, turn. sc in first 13 stitch, skip 24 stitch, (1st armhole made) sc in next 27 stitch, skip 24 (2nd armhole made) sc in last 13 stitch.
Row 11: ch 2, Turn. 1 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch., (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next stitch (shell made), skip 1 stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, repeat across, dc in last 2 stitch.
Row 12-15: ch 2, turn. 1 dc in next stitch, Shell in each Shell, increase to 2 dc between Shells across to end, 2 dc in last 2 dc, ch 2 turn.
Rows 16-19: ch 2, turn. 1 dc in next stitch, Shell in each Shell, increase to 3 dc between Shells across to end, 2 dc in last 2 dc, ch 2 turn.
Row 20: 5 dc in each shell, dc in each of the 3 dc across. Do not fasten off.
Edging: ch 1, sc up right front opening, around neck, and down left front opening, 3 sc in corner stitch, sc around hemline, 2 sc in same as 1st sc, join with slip stitch. Fasten off.
Sleeve: With right side facing, attach yarn at bottom of armhole, ch 3.
Row 1: Make Shell in 2nd sc, skip 2, 1 dc in next st, skip 2, repeat around armhole to last sc, slip stitch in top of ch3 to join.
Row 2-7: ch 3, turn. Repeat Row 1, but with increase of 2 dc in each dc.
Row 8: ch 3, Turn. Repeat Row 1, decreasing to 1 dc in each 2 dc space.
Row 9: ch 1, turn. sc in same stitch, skip 1, across (15 stitch)
Row 10: ch 1, turn. sc in each sc across, join & fasten off.
Attach 2 to 3 buttons to fasten the front. The dcs make perfect button spaces or you can use ribbon. Be sure to attach securely.
Size: 3 - 6 months
Hat Circumference: 14 inches.
- 1 ounces baby yarn
- size H (5.00mm) crochet hook.
*For a smaller size use baby sport yarn and size G (4.00mm) crochet hook.
Note: Beg ch 2 does not count as a st in this pattern.
Beginning at top of hat, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 13 dc in ring, join with a sl st in first dc. (13 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st in first dc. (26 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around ending with 2dc in last st, join with a sl st in first dc. (39 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn, *dc in first two sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first dc. (52 dc)
Rnds 5 - 16: Ch 2, turn, dc in each st around, join with a sl st in first dc. (52 dc)
Do not turn at end of last row.
Edging: (Ch 1 and sc) in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends of yarn.
Turn up bottom of hat for brim.
|Charlie -my best model|
This precious little outfit has made it's way from Florida to California as a gift for my high school friend, Jonathon. He and his partner are expecting their first baby any day now. So happy for you both!