Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yellow Cropped Sweater

I've totally been nesting and here is another sweater I crocheted for my little bird.

(The FREE pattern is below and works up quickly but looks like it took a lot longer.)





This is a variation on a pattern from this little book which, although I purchased it eight or so years ago, is still available at JoAnn's for about $3.50. It's small, but super useful and crochet-er friendly even for beginners. I've used its patterns over and over.

Materials:
Sport Weight Yarn (4 1/2 ounces-ish)
Crochet hook, size I

Gauge: In pattern, (sc, ch2, hdc) 5 times and 9 rows = 3"

Finished size: 3-6 months (Maybe older too...it's a cropped sweater and altered pattern so I'm just guessing. I'll let you know for sure after the baby is born!)

Pattern:

Ch 54 loosely.

Row 1 (Right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as first dc, now and throughout) and in each ch across: 52 dc.

Row 2: ch1 turn; skip first dc, (sc, ch2, hdc) in next dc *skip next dc, (sc, ch2, hdc) in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, skip next dc, sc in last dc: 26dc and 25 ch-2 sps.

Row 3 (Increase row): ch1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, working BEHIND ch-2 sps, 3 sc in each sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc; 76 sc.

Row 4: ch1, turn; skip first sc, (sc, ch2, hdc) in next sc, *skip next sc, (sc, ch2, hdc) in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc: 38 sc and 37 ch-2 sps.

Row 5: ch 1, turn; working BEHIND ch-2 sps 2 sc in each sc across: 76 sc.

Row 6: ch 1, turn; skip first sc, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc, *skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc: 38 sc and 37 ch-2 sps.

Rows 7-10: Repeat rows 3-6: 56 sc and 55 ch-2 sps.

Row 11: ch 1, turn; working BEHIND ch-2 sps, 2 sc in each of first 9 sc, skip next 11 ch-2 sps (armhole), 2 sc in each of next 18 sc, skip next 11 ch-2 sps (armhole), 2 sc in each of last 9 sc; 72 sc.

Row 12: Ch 1, turn; skip first sc, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc, * skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc: 36 sc and 35 ch-2 sps.

Rows 13-18: repeat Rows 5 and 6, 3 times; do NOT finish off yet.

Edging:

Rnd 1: ch 1, turn; 3 sc in first sc, working BEHIND ch-2 sps, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each sc across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; work 16 sc evenly spaced across ends of rows; (working in free loops of beginning ch), 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last sc, 3 sc in last ch; work 16 sc evenly spaced across ends of rows, join with a slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, do NOT turn; (sc, ch 2, hdc) in same st, *skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc; repeat from * around entire edge, join with slip st to first sc, finish off.

Although I didn't, you can weave a ribbon through the first dc row and tie it in the front. I didn't have a ribbon I liked well enough so I opted to overlap the tops, sew a large snap in between, and embellish with a fabric-covered button on top. Easy on and off, I figured.

7 comments:

Lckevan said...

I think I will print this out and make it on the drive home from La Grande tomorrow! So Cute!

Shana said...

Really cute. :D

grammi said...

So girlie and adorable!

Kacey R. said...

BEYOND Adorable!!! Hope all is well!

Aubs said...

your little darling is going to be so spoiled with the most beautiful clothes... I especially love the button... a perfect touch. love the new look too.

Cat24 said...

How do u crochet in the back of the sc.

It's not that easy to do!

Cat24 said...

How do u crochet in the back of the sc.

It's not that easy to do!

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