Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How To Make A Basic Round Yoke For A Baby Sweater - Tutorial

How to make a "Basic Yoke" for a baby sweater.
But first, a few notes or explanations:
 Note:  The beg ch 2 of each row counts as a hdc.
 Note:  At the beg of each row, when you ch 2 then hdc in next st, sk the 1st st and hdc in the next st.  This keeps the edge of the sweater straight.
 This is an example of what it will look like.
 Note:  At the end of each row, your last st will be worked in the top of the beg ch 2 from the previous row.
This is what the final product will look like at the end of row 6.

The Basic Yoke pattern:

Bernat Baby Sport yarn
H & I crochet hooks

with the I hook, ch 45.
1- hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.

2- ch 2, turn.  hdc in 1st two sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in each of the last 3 sts.  (54)

3- ch 2, turn.  hdc in 1st three sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in each of the last 4 sts. (64)

4- ch 2, turn.  hdc in 1st four sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in each of the last 4 sts.  (74)

5- ch 2, turn.  hdc in 1st five sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in each of the last 4 sts. (84)

6- ch 2, turn.  hdc in 1st six sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in each of the last 4 sts.  (94)

This is the basic yoke pattern.

Then, it's on to the armhole row.
7- ch 2, turn.  hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next.  ch 6.  sk 20 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  (hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next) twice, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, ch 6, sk 20 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts) twice.  (62 sts plus 12 chs)

You can go from this point and come up with any pattern for the body of the sweater that you want.  OR you can go to my Pretty In Pink Sweater pattern and keep on crocheting starting with row 8.

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