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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Boys Hooded Jacket


USA Format


Abbreviations
WS
.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side

st.         Stitch(es)

ch.        Chain

sc.        Single Crochet

dc.        Double Crochet

rpt.       Repeat

sl st.     Slip Stitch

yo.        Yarn Over


Dec.  Decrease

Insert hook in each of next 2sc and pull up loop,

yo and pull through all loops


fpdc. Work dc around front post of the dc on row below


bpdc. Work dc around back post of the dc on row below


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Size to fit approx:-  20 Inch Chest, 6-12 month Baby

Finished length from shoulder approx 11 inches

Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 6.3 inches


Materials

200 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Bluebell (1082) Colour 1

20 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Cream (1005) Colour 2


OR

7oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn in color 1

0.7oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn in color 2

5.00mm & 4.00mm Crochet Hooks

5 novelty buttons

animal motifs (optional)


GAUGE - 5sc and 6 rows measure approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Back - (Starting with rib) Using 5.00mm hook and color 1 ch54, change to 4.00mm hook work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, (WS) 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. Fasten off. (51dc + ch3)


Next Row - With color 2, ch3, * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (see abbrev for fpdc & bpdc)


Rpt last row once. Fasten off. Join in color 1 and rpt last row once. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, 2sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to ch3 to turn with, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (52sc)


Pattern Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 48 rows have been worked from rib or work measures approx 11 inches from beginning. Fasten off.


First Front - # With 5.00mm hook and color 1, ch24, change to 4.00mm hook, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. Fasten off. (21dc + ch3)

 

Next Row - With color 2, ch3, * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last row once. Fasten off. Join in color 1 and rpt last row once. Turn.

 

Rpt Pattern Row until 36 rows have been worked in all. (22sc) Fasten off. # Turn.

 

Shape Neck - Skip 6sc, rejoin yarn to next sc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1,

* skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (16sc)

 

Second Row - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3sc, dec 1sc (see abbrev) over next 2sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (15sc)

 

Third Row - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in next sc, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (14sc)

 

4th Row - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3sc, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (13sc).


5th Row - (Dec Row) Rpt Third Row. Turn. (12sc)

 

Work Pattern Row until 48 rows have been work or first front measures same as back. Fasten off.

 

Second Front - Work same as first front from # to # Turn.


Shape Neck - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 7sc, 1sc in next sc, turn leaving 6sc un-worked. (16sc)


Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, dec 1sc over next 2sc, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (15sc)


Row 3 - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 4sc, 1sc in next sc, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (14sc).


Row 4 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, dec 1sc over next 2sc, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (13sc)


Row 5 - Rpt Row 3. Turn. (12sc)


Work Pattern Row until 48 rows have been work or first front measures same as back. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With 5.00mm hook and color 1, ch30, change to 4.00mm hook, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. Fasten off. (27dc + ch3)

 

Next Row - With color 2, ch3 * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (27dc + ch3).


Rpt last row once. Fasten off. Join in color 1 and rpt last row once. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row once. (28sc)


Increase Row  - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 2sc in last sc. Turn. (30sc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, 1sc in each of last 2sc. Turn.


Increase Row  - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in last sc. Turn. (32sc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.


Rpt last 4 rows until 44sc remain. Turn.

 

Rpt Pattern Row without further shaping until 23 Pattern Rows have been worked from rib or sleeve seam measures approx 6.3 Inches from beginning. Fasten off.

 

Using 5.00mm hook slip stitch shoulder seams together or over sew with needle and yarn.

 

Right and Left Front Bands

With RS facing, color 1, 4.00mm hook, working in row ends and starting at lower edge of right hand front ch1, work 42sc evenly along first front edge to neck, 3sc in corner, 16sc evenly along first neck edge to shoulder, 1sc in each of next 28sc across back, 16sc evenly along second neck edge, 3sc in corner, work 42sc evenly along in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

 

2nd Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 43sc to corner. Turn. (43dc + ch3)

 

3rd Row - ch3, * 1fpdc around next dc, 1bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


Return to opposite side and with WS facing working from neck downwards rejoin color 1 to centre sc of 3sc, work 2nd and 3rd rows same as for first front border. Fasten off. (43dc +ch3)


Hood - With color 1 and 5.00mm hook, ch80, change to 4.00mm hook, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip ch1, 2sc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, skip ch1, 1sc in last ch. Turn. (78sc)


Rpt Pattern Row until 24 rows have been worked in all from beginning or work measures approx 5 inches. Fasten off.


Join in color 2, rpt Pattern Row three times. Turn. Fasten off. Join in color 1 and rpt Pattern Row twice. Fasten off.


Finishing - Fold hood in half and over sew or slip stitch cast on edge together, with RS facing and color 1 work 60sc evenly along neck edge. Fasten off.


Working on wrong side of jacket, fold sleeves in half lengthways, place centre to shoulder seams and slip stitch or over sew in position, slip stitch or over sew side and sleeve seams together.


With WS facing and skipping front bands from both sides of the fronts, attach hood to jacket by slip stitching or over sewing through each of the 60sc on neck edge of jacket and each of the 60sc on neck edge of hood. Fasten off.


Weave in loose ends of yarn, turn through to RS, attach buttons evenly down button band and use gaps between dc's for buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a boys sweater.

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