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Three Hour Baby Sweater

Every year in October, The Dog is made to dress in funny clothes and participate in the silly holiday traditions of people. This weekend he came home smelling of dirt and cold, and telling of a fantastic place where pumpkins grew as far as the eye could see. See more about their trip on The Animator's Wife's blog.


It must have been an exciting place because the night before, The Animator's Wife got herself worked up in a crochet frenzy and whipped up a sweater for Little Lovely in just three hours! We thought we'd share the pattern with you so you can make one for all your little lovelies.

Update: 1/4/2012: This pattern is now written for sizes 0-24 months!



Finished Size: 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months)

Skill Level: Easy.

Materials:
144 yd 5/bulky-weight yarn
N-13 (9.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge:
16 sc and 10 rows = 4 inches.

Note:
Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses.  To avoid confusion, it may be helpful to circle the numbers corresponding to your size before beginning this project.  When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

BACK
Worked from side to side.

Ch 12 (13, 14, 16).

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and ea ch across. 11 (12, 13, 15) sc.
Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 2 sc in flo of first sc, sc in flo of ea rem sc across. 12 (13, 14, 16) sc.
Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across.

Row 4. Rep row 2. 13 (14, 15, 17) sc.
Row 5. Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across.

Row 6. Ch 10 (11, 12, 14); turn. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 9 ch, sc in flo of ea sc across. 22 (24, 26, 30) sc.
Rows 7-18 (7-20, 7-22, 7-22), . Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across.

Row 19 (21, 23, 23). Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of first 13 (14, 15, 17) sc; leave rem sc un-worked. 13 (14, 15, 17) sc.

Row 20 (22, 24, 24). Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across.

Row 21 (23, 25, 25). Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of first 11 (12, 13, 15) sc, dec 1 sc in flo of last 2 sc. 12 (13, 14, 16) sc.

Row 22 (24, 26, 26). Ch 1; turn. Sc in flow of ea sc across.

Row 23 (25, 27, 27). Rep row 21 (23, 25, 25). Finish off. 11 (12, 13, 15) sc.

FRONT - make 2.
Worked from side to side.

Ch 12 (13, 14, 16).
Rows 1-8 (1-9, 1-10, 1-10). Work as for Back.

Finish off.

SLEEVE - make 2.
Worked from side to side.

Ch 12 (13, 14, 16).

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and ea ch across. 11 (12, 13, 15) sc.
Row 2. Ch 1; turn. 2 sc in flo of first sc, sc in flo of ea rem sc across. 12 (13, 14, 16) sc.
Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. 13 (14, 15, 17) sc.

Rows 4-7. Rep rows 2 & 3. 17 (18, 19, 21) sc.

Row 8. Rep row 2. 18 (19, 20, 22) sc.

Row 9. Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across to last 2 sc, dec 1 sc in flo of last 2 sc. 17 (18, 19, 21) sc.

Row 10. Ch 1; turn. Dec 1 sc in flo of first 2 sc, sc in flo of ea rem sc across. 16 (17, 18, 20) sc.

Rows 11-16. Rep rows 9 & 10. 10 (11, 12, 14) sc.

Finish off.

ASSEMBLY
Sew Front panels to Back at shoulders. Pin Sleeves into the curve for the arm holes and sew into place. Sew Front panels to Back up sides and continue the seam down the Sleeve.

EDGING
Join yarn with sl st in any sc along edge. *Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as sl st, skip 2 sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * around all edges of the sweater, count ea end of row as a sc. Join with sl st in first sl st. Finish off. Rep edging on the cuff of each sleeve. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
ch chain
dec decrease
ea each
flo front loops only
mm millimeter
rem remaining
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
yd yard

8 comments:

  1. It looks so cute! But my little girl is a year on Saturday (where did the year go?) And I need a larger (18m) size. Will you come up with a larger sizing?

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  2. Let us look into baby sizing standards, cause it would be nice if the Little Lovely could have larger ones as she grows too. ^_^

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  3. too cute... too bad it doesnt come in size 2T.. my 3 yr old daughter (she's very petite and small for her age) would look nice in it..

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  4. yourWorstNIghtmaRe97October 23, 2011

    heehee the books are out of order ;) but its totally cute

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  5. I finished the back portion and it is not even. I see there is 5 shorter rows to start but I only have two shorter rows at Row 24. Am I missing something? PS. The sweater is adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  6. Hello Trish! You are correct, and thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected it on the pattern. Sorry about that.

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  7. SEE BACk 'Row 23 (25, 27, 27). Rep row 25. Finish off. 11 (12, 13, 15) sc.' no row 24 or 25 to repeat?
    My sleeves are too narrow there is something wrong here I have done them 3 times:
    SLEEVE ' Rows 11-16. Rep rows 9 & 10. 10 (11, 12, 14) sc.
    When you get to row 10 you have 16 then -
    row 11(9,10 row) you have 14stitches remaining
    row 12 -repeat 9+10 - 12 stitches,
    row 13 -repeat again 9+10 = 10 <<< what about the 3 more rows to 16? something isnt quite right?

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    1. Hi there! I think I've figured out the confusion. You are doing the smallest size, correct?

      BACK: I apologize for some missing information. For the smallest size, Row 23 is a Row 21 repeat. I've corrected it above.

      SLEEVE: For rows 11-16, you are only repeating rows 9 & 10 three times, not six; so they would be worked as follows:

      Row 11 - Repeat row 9.
      Row 12 - Repeat row 10.
      Row 13 - Repeat row 9.
      Row 14 - Repeat row 10.
      Row 15 - Repeat row 9.
      Row 16 - Repeat row 10.

      Since the stitch count only decreases by 1 each row, you should end up with 10 stitches in Row 16.

      Please let me know if you need further clarification. :)

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