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Free Crochet Pattern
Square Neck Sweater


USA Format


Abbreviations


WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

sc.       Single Crochet

hdc.     Half Double Crochet

dc.       Double Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

sl st.    Slip Stitch

yo.       Yarn Over

Inc.      Increase


dc2tog.  

Leaving the last loop of each dc on hook,

work 2dc in space, yo and draw through all loops.


dc3tog.  

Leaving the last loop of each dc on hook,

work 3dc in next ch1 space, yo and draw through all loops.


vst.    (1hdc, ch1, 1hdc) in same space or stitch.


Dec.  Decrease

Pull up loop from each of next 2hdc or sc, yo and pull though all loops.


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


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


Sweater - Finished length from shoulder approx 11 Inches


Sleeve length - From under arm to cuff approx 6 Inches


Materials

100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Color 1

20 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Color 2

30 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Color 3


OR

3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 1

1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 2

1.1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 3

4.00mm Crochet Hook, 2 Small Buttons


GAUGE - 5hdc and 4 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Sweater Back (Rib) - # With color 1, ch6, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (5sc)


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 45sc rows in all.


Body - Working along the side of rib, ch1, (RS) 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each row end to end. Fasten off. Turn. (45sc)


Join in color 2


Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.


Row 3 - Rpt Row 2. Fasten off Turn.


Row 4 - Join in color 3, ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, * skip 1sc, (1hdc, ch1, 1hdc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 2hdc in last sc. Turn. (21 vst)


Row 5 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * ch1, dc3tog (see abbrev) in next ch1 space, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, skip 1hdc, dc2tog (see abbrev) in top of ch2. Turn. (21, dc3tog)


Row 6 - ch2, (1hdc, ch1, 1hdc) in each ch1 space to last dc and ch3, skip dc, 1hdc in top of ch3. Turn.


Row 7 - ch3, * dc3tog in next ch1 space, ch1, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space and ch2, dc3tog in ch1 space, 1dc in top of ch2. Fasten off. Turn.


Row 8 - Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc3tog and ch1 space to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (45sc)


Row 9 - Rpt Row 2. Fasten off. Turn. #


Join in color 1


Row 10 to 35 - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each sc to end. Turn.


Buttonhole Flap - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 11dc. Turn. (12sc). Work 3 more row in sc on these 12 sc stitches. Turn.


Next Row (Buttonholes) - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, ch2, skip next sc, 1sc in each of next 6sc, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in last 2sc. Turn. (2 buttonholes made)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Turn.  Work 1 more row of 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


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


Row 10 to 29 - Join in color 1, ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each sc to end. Turn.


Work should now measure approx 9 Inches. Turn.


Shape Neck (Side 1) - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each of next 13hdc. Turn. (14hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1dc in each of next 10hdc, dec 1 (see abbrev) over next 2hdc, 1hdc in last hdc. Turn. (13hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each of next 9hdc, Dec 1 over next 2hdc, 1hdc in last hdc. Turn. (12hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Fasten off.


Shape Neck (Side 2) - Return to remaining stitches on front neck, skip 17hdc, rejoin color 1 to next hdc, ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn. (14hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end.


Next Row (Dec Row) - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, dec 1 over next 2hdc, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn. (13hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, dec 1 over next 2hdc, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn. (12hdc)


Next Row - ch2, 1hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each hdc to end. Turn.

Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Starting with rib and color 1, ch6, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (5sc)


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 25sc rows worked in all.


Next Row - (Inc Row) Working along the side of rib, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 23 row ends, 2sc in last row end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 2 and starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Turn. (27sc)


Next Row - (Inc Row) ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each of next 25sc, 2sc in last sc. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 3 and rpt Rows 4 to 7 from back of sweater. (13 dc3tog) Fasten off. Turn.


Next Row - (Inc Row) Join in color 2, ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc3tog and ch1 space to end, 2sc in top of ch3. Turn. (31sc)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 1


Next Row - (Inc Row) ch2, 2hdc in base of ch2, 1hdc in each of next 29sc, 2hdc in last sc. Fasten off. Turn.


Continue in hdc stitch increasing each end of every alternate row by working 2hdc in the base of ch2 and 2hdc in last hdc until 37hdc remain.


Continue working in hdc without increasing until your work measures approx 6 inches from beginning. Fasten off.


With WS side facing, join right hand side shoulder seam together by over sewing with a needle and yarn, leave left shoulder seam open (the side with extra rows on back for fold over and buttonholes)


Neck Edge - Using color 1 and with RS facing and starting on side of open shoulder, work 10sc down front edge, 17sc across front, 10sc up second front edge, 1sc in each of 21sc along back, sl st to each of the 2 rows on buttonhole flap. Turn. (58sc)


Next Row - ch1, skip 2 sl st, 1sc in each of next 30sc, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn. Fasten off.


Finishing - Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing centre folds to shoulder, over sew with needle and yarn in position. Join side and sleeve seams together in the same way.


Weave in and tie off any loose end of yarn and trim, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes on shoulders.


Hope you enjoy this baby crochet pattern for a square neck sweater.

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