Friday, January 31, 2014

Simple Crochet Sweater Size 2



Simple Crochet Toddler Sweater 

Size 1 free crochet pattern also available
 Printable pattern without pictures, free crochet pattern


To fit 2 yr old, has ¾ length flared sleeve, replace the trbl with a dc, for non flared sleeve

US terms used

Materials needed:

Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 200 gm’s/ US DK/Medium
Sewing needle
                                                 
Stitches used:
Ch= chain
Sc = single crochet
Scfr = single crochet foundation row
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc= front post double crochet
Bpdc = back post double crochet
Trbl = triple crochet
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 8 hours

Introduction: Do you love those crocheted garments that are made all in one piece with just a little bit of sewing to finish the garment off? Well this is one of those.

Construction details: Begin at the bottom front band, work your way up to the sleeve placements, break off yarn and make a chain, then join to the side of the sweater, work across the chest part of the sweater, make another chain length for the arm, then return working arms in place with the body of the sweater. When you come to the neck and head area, you will replace the st’s with a length of chain for about 4 rows, then continue without the chain lengths working across the sleeve, back and sleeve part. Continue along until the sleeves are finished, then break off yarn and join to the body only and finish the back of the sweater. The side seams are then sewn and the lengths of chain in the neck and head area are gathered and sewn in place, giving this sweater a little bit of extra decoration, or you can even try to hide them completely!

Let’s begin.

The beginning ch2 or ch3 is not counted as a stitch throughout pattern.
Row 1, make a scfr of 47 sc. (47 sc)
Row 1, alternative, Ch 48, work 1sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across (47 sc)

Row 2 ch 2, work 1 dc in each sc to end (47dc)

(Simple rib look edge made over 2 rows)
Row 3 is the right side of the sweater
Row 3 ch 2, work 1 dc in same space of the ch 2,* work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the next dc* repeat from*to* to end

Row 4 ch 2, work 1 dc in same space of the ch 2,* work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the next dc* repeat from*to* to end

Row 5 ch 2, work 1 dc in each st to the end of the row, (47 dc)

Row 6 to row 23, ch 2, work 1 dc in each st to the end of the row, (47 dc)

(Adding sleeves)
Row 24 ch 2 work 1 dc in each st to end, make a chain of 30, finish off with a sl st and break off yarn, turn you work over, attach yarn to the last dc of this row, ch 33, turn your work, (you will have a length of chain coming out from each side of your work


Row 25 work 1 trbl in 4th chain from hook, work 1 trbl in each of next 3 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 26 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 47 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 26 ch, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 ch, (4 trbl, 26 dc, 47 dc, 26 dc, 4 trbl) (107 st’s)

(Row 26 is the right side of the sweater)
Row 26 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in the next 99 dc, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl (107 st’s)

Row 27 to Row 29 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each dc across, work 1 trbl in each of the last 4 trbl (107 st’s)

Row 30 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, *work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the next dc,* repeat from *to* 15 more times, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl (107 st’s)

(Making the head space)
Row 31 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, ch 35 loosely, skip the next 33 st’s, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl (4 trbl, 33 dc, 35 chain, 33 dc, 4 trbl) (74 st’s)

Row 32 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, ch 38 loosely, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl

Row 33 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, ch 43 loosely, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl

Row 34 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc,  ch 48, work 1 dc in the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl

(Preparing to close the neck area)
Row 35 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, ch 33, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl
Row 36 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, work 1 dc in each of the 33 chain spaces, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl (107 st’s)

Row 37 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each of next 33 dc, *work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the next dc,* repeat from *to* 15 more times, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 33 dc, work 1 trbl in each of the next 4 trbl (107 st’s)

Row 38 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each dc st across, work 1 trbl in each of the last 4 trbl (107 st’s)

Row 39 to Row 45 ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each dc across, work 1 trbl in each of the last 4 trbl (107 st’s)

(Right side of work and last row of sleeves)
Row 46  ch 3, work 1 trbl in the next 4 trbl, work 1 dc in each dc across, work 1 trbl in each of the last 4 trbl (107 st’s), break off yarn, turn you work

(Now working the back only)
Row 47 join yarn with a sl st to the 31 st of this row, ch 2 and work 1 dc in this st, work 1 dc in each of the next 46 dc, turn your work, (47 dc)

Row 48 to Row 68, ch 2 work 1 dc in each st to end of row (47 dc)

(Simple rib look edge made over 2 rows)
Row 69 ch 2, work 1 dc in same space of the ch 2,* work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the next dc* repeat from*to* to end

Row 70 ch 2, work 1 dc in same space of the ch 2,* work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the next dc* repeat from*to* to end

Row 71 ch 1, work 1 sc in each dc to end, break off yarn leaving a long tail to sew with

Fold sweater in place with wrong sides facing out, sew side and sleeve seams together on both sides

With right side facing
Gather the length’s of chains from the head space, find the middle of the chains, sew the middle part together, then sew to the outer part of the sweater on the chest area, add a button/ decorative item to hide the chain join on the sweater.

This pretty lilac sweater was made by Deanne Galanty, she chose to gather her chains to resemble a butterfly, well done Deanne!

Free CrochetPattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 Jan 2014.


You can use this pattern for charity or for selling your work, please link back to this pattern if you use it.
 

9 comments:

Jennifer Naccarato said...

Will there be a size 3?

Cathy Wood said...

Jennifer, there will be larger sizes available soon, thank you, Cat.

Anonymous said...

This pattern is SUPER easy, works up quickly and is easily adjusted! Thanks Cat, for another hit :)

Cathy Wood said...

Cheers for the positive feed back :)

Sarah said...

Just made this and its adorable! Your instructions were so easy to follow and it was incredibly easy to make a few adjustments (I changed the neck a little) thank you! X

Mcat said...

I was searching for a one piece pattern,since I made a sweater from one 43 years ago! So happy to find this,easier then trying to remember!

Cathy Wood said...

Very glad I could help, thank you all :)

Tez Anderssen said...

My daughter and i were looking for things she might want for christmas when we stumbled across this pattern. Have you written this for 7 year olds too? She would be overjoyed, as would i! We are crossing our fingers.

Cathy Wood said...

Tez, you could adapt the pattern, just chain the required amount to go across her waist and make adjustments accordingly, cheers Cat.