Sunday, June 1, 2008

Baby Summer Set

Short Sleeved Sweater
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size f hook
Tapestry needle
Buttons (I used 2 but you could use more or less and any size the fits through the a dc)
Chest size 20 inches
Length 7 inches

Special Stitches
Shell Stitch: 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc

This pattern starts at the neck
ch 43
R1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in next 6 ch. Shell stitch in next ch. Dc in 2 ch. Shell in next ch. Dc in next 17 ch. Shell in next ch. Dc in 2 ch. Shell in next ch. Dc in next 6 chs. Turn and ch 3.

R2: Dc in each dc and shell in ch 2 sp of previous shell. repeat 3 times. dc in remaining dc turn and ch 3.

R3-5: Repeat row 2

R6: Dc in each dc and in the ch 2 sp of previous shell (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) repeat 3 times. dc in remaining dc turn and ch 3.

R7-9: Repeat row 6

For this section I switched colors however the sweater can be worked in a single color.

R10: Dc in each dc to ch 2 sp. YO, insert hook in ch 2 sp, YO and pull up loop, YO and insert hook into the next ch 2 sp, YO and pull through loops. (This creates an arm hole) Dc in remaining dc and do same in the next set of ch 2 sp (to create a second arm hole) dc in remaing dc.

R11: From this point on the sweater is worked in crocheted seed stitch (see previous post)
Sc in first dc, dc in next dc repeat to turning 3 ch, sc in 3rd ch. Turn and ch 3.

R12: sc in next dc and dc in next sc, repeat across turn and ch 1

Repeat rows 11 and 12 until the peice measures 3 inches from the under arm section. Finish off.


Row10: Join in the ch 2 sp of last row of underarm. Ch 2 dc in each dc around. Turn and ch 1

Work in seed stitch

Row 11: Sc in dc and dc in sc around. Turn and ch 3

Row 12: Dc in sc and sc in dc. Turn and ch 1.

Row 13: Repeat row 11

Row 14: sc in each stitch arounf and join to first stitch. Using a tapestry needle sew up the remainder of the sleeve.

Repeat for other arm

I did a simple edging of 2 rows in sc. This did not include button holes. The button were sewn on dc stitches and the sp in between dc used as button holes. You can easily and an edging that includes button holes in desired.

Baby weight yarn
Size G hook and tapestry needle
Length 5 inches
circumference 18.5 inches

Ch 4

R1: join ch 3 then make 11 dc in loop join

R2: ch 3 and 2 dc in each dc join

R3: ch 3. 1 dc in next dc and 2 dc in next dc. repeat pattern and join

R4: ch 3. 1 dc in next 2 dc and 2 dc in next dc. repeat pattern and join

R5: ch 3. 1 dc in next 3 dc and 2 dc in next dc. repeat pattern and join

R6: ch 3 dc in each dc

Remaining section is worked in seed stitch and worked in rows then sewn together
R7: Ch1. sc in next dc and dc in next dc. repeat turn and ch 3
R8: Dc in sc and sc in dc repeat turn and ch 1
Repeat rows 7 and 8 until the hat measures 5 inches from first round.
Sc in each stitch join and sew up the hat.
As always if you have an question about this pattern let me know and I'll try to help.


Anonymous said...

Im expecting my first grand-daughter...this will be a wonderful gift for her...thanks for sharing...Oh! you did a beautiful job. Shyla

Anonymous said...

I love your comment on how people assume you are a grandma if you crochet....Im 43 years young and have been doing this since I was 5 years old...More power to crocheters! LOL! Shyla

Wormie said...

I love this pattern! We had a long car ride yesterday, and I brought your pattern along. I was able to make the sweater and a matching sun hat in just over 3 hours! I really like the way you designed the yoke of the sweater and attached the top to create the arm holes. It worked up much more neatly than some other sweaters I've made. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!!

TJoi said...

Good Day. I have visited your blog a few times but never left a comment. Today I am leaving a comment to let you know that your blog is great. I am currently making the baby summer set (I started last night while sitting on the beach). I have a sister who is leaving for college soon and I would love to make her a alpha pillow. I followed the link for the pattern and they no longer offer crochet patterns. Would you be willing to send the pattern to me? Pretty please.

fibercrazysara said...

this looks like a great pattern, i have a new honorary niece to make something for, and this looks so cute! a question though, what gauge does this work up in? and what age is it supposed to fit? oops, guess that is two questions!

Sara said...

Hi! I finished this pattern a few weeks ago and have finally gotten around to posting it. =) You can check out my finished sweater on my blog, here: The Happy Housewife: Seed Stitch Baby Sweater. Thanks so much for the pretty pattern!

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