Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pretty In Pink Sweater - Free Pattern

Did you enjoy the "teaser" from yesterday?  I hope so.
It was a swatch from my Pretty In Pink Sweater, which is my new free pattern.
Pretty In Pink Sweater - Free Pattern
size 3 months


Bernat Baby Sport yarn
H & I crochet hooks
1 pink button
needle and thread for sewing on the button
yarn needle for weaving in ends

with the I hook, ch 45.
switch to the H hook.
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)

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)

8- ch 2, turn.  hdc in the first 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 5 times, hdc in last 2 sts. (80)

9- ch 2, turn.  hdc in the first 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 5 times, hdc in last 2 sts. (86)

10 through 21 - ch 2, turn.  hdc in each st.

22- ch 3, turn.  (sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next st) repeat across ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts.

23- ch 3, turn.  work 3 dc in next st.  (sk 2 sts, work 1 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st) repeat across ending with 3 dc in last st.

24- repeat row 22.

25- repeat row 23.

26.  ch 2, turn.  hdc in each st across.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF YARN....we are starting the edging.
ch 3, hdc evenly up the front of the sweater, ch 2, sc in each st around the neckline, ch 2, work 2 hdc, ch 2 (this forms the buttonhole), then hdc evenly down the edge, ch 3, join with a sl st to the 1st hdc of the bottom row.  fasten off, weave in ends.  sew on button.

Sleeves (two of them)
1- attach yarn in middle stitch of armhole bottom, ch 1, work 31 sc evenly around the armhole, join with a sl st to beg ch 1.

2 through 13- ch 2, turn.  work 1 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 2.

14- ch 2, turn.  hdc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2.

15- ch 2, turn.  hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2.

16- ch 2, turn.  hdc in next 11 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2.

17- ch 2, turn.  hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 11 sts, hdc2tog, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2.

18- ch 2, turn.  hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2.

19- ch 1, turn.  sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beg ch 1.  (22)  fasten off, weave in ends.

*As always, please don't steal my pattern and claim it as your own.  Please give credit where credit is due.  Thanks so much!*

4 comments:

  1. Hi Shelly what a beautiful little baby sweater it's lovely, thank you for sharing your pattern :)

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  2. Hello Shell! What a beautiful job you've done! Thank you so much for being kind enough to share your pattern here. One question, if it isn't troublesome, would you happen to be able to tell me how you'd go about up-sizing this to make a different size (for a 4-year old, particularly?) I've looked all over and can't seem to find any info on how you'd do that. I think I could figure it out if I had something to start on. Probably could even get it together if I knew about how to do the yoke to properly fit a four year old girl. Any ideas? Or since you are intelligent enough that you've been able to create and design your very own patterns, would you be able to share any ideas on how one might go about a bigger yoke in general? Maybe start off with so many chains and increase until a certain number is reached? Gosh, this is driving me nuts! Lol. I've really been wanting to make your little sweater for my 4-year old niece! :) Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  3. I really like this pattern but am having trouble with the sleeves. I've taken them out twice. Starting at 14, it left a big gap and I can't figure out how to connect it so that it's right. I hope I'm just not reading it wrong.

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