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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Square Neck Sweater


UK Format


Abbreviations

WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

dc.       Double Crochet

htr.      Half Treble Crochet

tr.        Treble Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

ss.       Slip Stitch

yrh.      Yarn Round Hook

Inc.      Increase


tr2tog.  

Leaving the last loop of each tr on hook,

work 2tr into space, yrh and draw through all loops.


tr3tog.  

Leaving the last loop of each tr on hook,

work 3tr into next 1ch space, yrh and draw through all loops.


vst.    (1htr, 1ch, 1htr) into same space or stitch.


Dec.  Decrease

Pull up loop from each of next 2htr or dc, yrh and pull though all loops.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch     ~~~~~     3ch counts as first tr


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 Colour 1

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

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

4.00mm Crochet Hook, 2 Small Buttons


TENSION - 5htr and 4 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Sweater Back (Rib) - # With colour 1, make 6ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. (5dc)


Next Row - Working into back loop only make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end.


Rpt last row until you have 45dc rows in all.


Body - Working along the side of rib, make 1ch, (RS) 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each row end to end. Fasten off. Turn. (45dc)


Join in colour 2


Row 2 - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.


Row 3 - Rpt Row 2. Fasten off Turn.


Row 4 - Join in colour 3, make 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, * miss 1dc, (1htr, 1ch, 1htr) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, miss 1dc, 2htr into last dc. Turn. (21 vst)


Row 5 - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * make 1ch, tr3tog (see abbrev) into next 1ch space, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, miss 1htr, tr2tog (see abbrev) into top of 2ch. Turn. (21, tr3tog)


Row 6 - 2ch, (1htr, 1ch, 1htr) into each 1ch space to last tr and 3ch, miss tr, 1htr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Row 7 - 3ch, * tr3tog into next 1ch space, 1ch, * rpt from * to * to last 1ch space and 2ch, tr3tog into 1ch space, 1tr into top of 2ch. Fasten off. Turn.


Row 8 - Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr3tog and 1ch space to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (45dc)


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


Join in colour 1


Row 10 to 35 - Make 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each dc to end. Turn.


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


Next Row (Buttonholes) - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 2ch, miss next dc, 1dc into each of next 6dc, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last 2dc. Turn. (2 buttonholes made)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Turn.  Work 1 more row of 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.


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


Row 10 to 29 - Join in colour 1, make 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each dc to end. Turn.


Work should now measure approx 9 Inches. Turn.


Shape Neck (Side 1) - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each of next 13htr. Turn. (14htr).


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1tr into each of next 10htr, dec 1 (see abbrev) over next 2htr, 1htr into last htr. Turn. (13htr)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each of next 9htr, Dec 1 over next 2htr, 1htr into last htr. Turn. (12htr)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Fasten off.


Shape Neck (Side 2) - Return to remaining stitches on front neck, miss 17htr, rejoin colour 1 to next htr, make 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn. (14htr)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, dec 1 over next 2htr, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn. (13htr)


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, dec 1 over next 2htr, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn. (12htr).


Next Row - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each htr to end. Turn.

Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Starting with rib and colour 1, make 6ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. (5dc)


Next Row - Working into back loop only make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end.


Rpt last row until you have 25dc rows worked in all.


Next Row - (Inc Row) Working along the side of rib, make 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 23 row ends, 2dc into last row end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 2 and starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Turn. (27dc)


Next Row - (Inc Row) 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each of next 25dc, 2dc into last dc. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 3 and rpt Rows 4 to 7 from back of sweater. (13 tr3tog) Fasten off. Turn.


Next Row - (Inc Row) Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr3tog and 1ch space to end, 2dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (31dc)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 1


Next Row - (Inc Row) 2ch, 2htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each of next 29dc, 2htr into last dc. Fasten off. Turn.


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


Continue working in htr 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 colour 1 and with RS facing and starting on side of open shoulder, work 10dc down front edge, 17dc across front, 10dc up second front edge, 1dc into each of 21dc along back, ss to each of the 2 rows on buttonhole flap. Turn. (58dc)


Next Row - Work 1ch, miss 2 ss, 1dc into each of next 30dc, dec 1dc over next 2dc, 1dc into each of next 15dc, dec 1dc over next 2dc, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn. Fasten off.


Finishing - Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing centre folds to shoulder, over sew with needle and yarn into 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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