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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Newborn Baby Sweater

 

USA Format


Abbreviations

WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

ch.      Chain

sc.      Single Crochet

dc.      Double Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

yo.      Yarn Over

DNT.   Do not Turn

Inc.     Increase


Dec.  Decrease

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

yo and pull through all loops.


MB.   Make Bobble

Leaving last loop of each dc on hook,

work 6dc in same stitch or space, yo and pull through all loops.


fpdc.   Work dc around the front post of the dc two rows below


Base of ch. Work in first stitch     ~~~~~     ch3 counts as first dc.


To fit size approx: 14 Inch Chest Newborn Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 10 Inches

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 5 Inches


Materials

100 grams of King Cole big value DK in Color 1

30 grams of King Cole big value DK in Color 2


OR

3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 1

1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 2

4.00mm crochet hook

3 small buttons


GAUGE - 5dc and 3 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Sweater Back (Rib) -


# With 4.00mm hook and color 1, ch7, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (6sc)


Next Row - Working in back loop only ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end.


Rpt last row until you have 35sc rows in all. DNT.


Working along the side of rib, ch3, 1dc in each row end. Fasten off. Turn. (34dc + ch3)


Bobble Row - Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc * MB (see abbrev) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Fasten off. Turn. (11 Bobbles)


Next Row - Working over the Bobble Row in the first dc row, join in color 1 to top of of ch3, ch3, fpdc around next dc, * 1sc in top of bobble, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (see abbrev for fpdc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn. (35sc)


Pattern Row 1 - ch3, 1dc in each sc to end. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 six more times or until work measures approx 6.5 Inches from beginning (including rib). Fasten off. Turn. You can do more or less rows here if you wish. #


Back Split - Join in color 2, ch3, 1dc in each of next 16sc. Fasten off, turn leaving 18sc un-worked.


Bobble Row - Join in color 1, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc * MB in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Fasten off. Turn. (5 Bobbles)


Next Row - Working over the Bobble Row in the dc row, join in color 2 to top of of ch3, ch3, fpdc around next dc, * 1sc in top of bobble, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn. (17sc)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 four more times until work measures approx 10 inches from beginning. Fasten off.


Return to un-worked sc, skip 1sc, rejoin color 2 to next sc, ch3, 1dc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Starting with Bobble Row work second half same as first. Fasten off.


Sweater Front - Rpt from # to # on back of sweater.


Join in color 2, ch3, 1dc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Turn. (34dc + ch3)


Bobble Row - Join in color 1, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc * MB in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Fasten off. Turn. (11 Bobbles)


Next Row - Working over the Bobble Row in the dc row, join in color 2 to top of of ch3, ch3, fpdc around next dc, * 1sc in top of bobble, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once.


Shape Neck


Side 1 - ch3, 1dc in each of next 11dc, turn leaving 23sc un-worked. (11dc + ch3)


2nd Row (Dec Row) - ch1, dec 1sc (see abbrev) over first 2dc, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (11sc)


3rd Row - ch3, 1dc in each sc to end. Turn.


4th Row (Dec Row) - Rpt 2nd Row (10sc)


5th Row - Rpt 3rd Row.


6th Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


Shape Neck


Side 2 - Return to remaining stitches on front neck, skip 11sc, join color 2 to next dc, ch3, 1dc in each of next 11sc. Turn. (11dc + ch3)


Row 2 (Dec Row) - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 9dc, dec 1sc over next dc and ch3 to turn with. Turn. (11sc)


Row 3 - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end. Turn.


Row 4 (Dec Row) - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 8dc, dec 1sc over next dc and ch3 to turn with. Turn. (10sc)


Row 5 - Rpt Row 3.


Row 6 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Starting with rib and color 1, ch7, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (6sc)


Next Row - Working in back loop only ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end.


Rpt last row until you have 24sc rows worked in all. DNT.


Next Row - (Inc Row) Working along the side of rib, ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each of next 22 row ends, work 2dc in last row end. Fasten off. Turn. (25dc + ch3)


Bobble Row - Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc * MB in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Fasten off. Turn. (8 Bobbles)


Next Row - Working over the Bobble Row in the first dc row, join in color 1 to top of of ch3, ch3, fpdc around next dc, * 1sc in top of bobble, 1fpdc around each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Turn. (26sc)


Increase Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each sc to last sc, 2dc in last sc. Turn. (27dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last 2 rows until you have 34sc in total, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once, or until sleeve measures approx 5 Inches from beginning (including rib). Fasten off.


Join shoulder seams by over sewing with needle and yarn, fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing centre folds to shoulders over sew in position, over sew side and sleeve seams together.


Neck Edge - Using color 1 with RS facing, start at base of split on right side of back opening, work 15sc evenly up back edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc along top of back edge to shoulder, 8sc evenly down first front edge, 1sc in each of next 11sc across centre of front, 8sc evenly up second front edge to shoulder, 1sc in each sc along the top of the back edge, 3sc in corner, 15sc evenly down back edge to end. Turn. (75sc).


Next Row - (Buttonholes written for a girl, swap sides for a boy) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 5sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of remaining sc. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to corner. Fasten off.


Return to opposite back edge and working from neck downwards, rejoin yarn to corner, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this baby crochet pattern for a newborn sweater.

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