Monday, February 24, 2014

Little Fans Down Under, Baby Sweater-Free Crochet Pattern




Little Fans Down Under, Baby Sweater
To fit: Newborn to 3 Months
Matching Hat, free crochet pattern
Matching Bootie, free crochet pattern
cats-rockin-crochet

Introduction:
The body of the sweater is made from top down, and is made in one piece, the sleeves are then added and made in the round, last of all the collar is added.
The edges of both sides are made as you make the body and are designed with button hole and button placements in mind.
There may be some lengthy explanations in some parts, but that ensures there is no need for guessing games.
Pattern stitch:
With clever placements of the V stitch and 9 dc’s all in a row, a few sc’s and ch’s thrown in together, gives this pretty little stitch pattern a big tick. You will need a bit of concentration to begin with, but the pattern does repeat its self, so it will become repetitive. If you nosey on down to the pattern rows, you will see the repeats in bold and notice they are very achievable.
Hook size: 4mm, US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 to 200 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 6 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Fphdc = front post half double crochet
Hdc dec = half double crochet decrease
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
V st= (dc, ch 1, dc)
V stitch: The V stitch is (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc), worked into the st indicated by the pattern

To Begin, Chain 54
The beginning ch 2 of each row, is not counted as a stitch
Row 1, work 1 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 16 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of next 9 ch, ch 2 and turn
Row 2, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 18 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 3, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 20 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 4, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 22 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 5, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 24 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 6, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 17 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 26 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 17 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
MY NOTES 10 INCHES WIDE AT THE WIDEST POINT

Arm Holes
Row 7, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, ch 4, skip 19 st’s, work 1dc in each of the next 30 dc, ch 4, skip 19 st’s, work 1dc in each of the next 14 st’s, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (62 st’s)
Increases for pattern:
Row 8, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 2 dc in each of the next 14 dc, work 3 dc in ch 4 space, work 2 dc in each of the next 30 dc, work 3 dc in ch 4 space, work 2 dc in each of the next 14 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (126 st’s)
Row 9, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 122dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn




Begin Pattern Rows:
Row 10, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 sc in next st, *skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc in next st, skip 3 st’s, work 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *to* to end, skip 1 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (15 sets of 9 dc, 16 sc’s)
Row 11, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 2 dc in the sc st, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* work a V st (V st =1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the sc, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* repeat from *to* to end, work 2 dc in the last sc st, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 12, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 5 dc in between the next 2 dc, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, *work 9 dc in the V st space, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc,* repeat from *to* to end, work 5 dc in between the next 2 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 13, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1, *work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* to end, skip 3 dc, work 1 sc  in 4th and 5th dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 14, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 sc in the 1st sc, work 9 dc in the V st space, *skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, work 9 dc in the V st space,* repeat from *to* to end, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Rows 11 to 14 form pattern
Row 15, repeat row 11
Row 16, repeat row 12
Row 17, repeat row 13
Row 18, repeat row 14
Your garment will measure approx 8 to 8.5 inches in length after row 18, you have the choice to stop here or follow pattern repeats for length desired. Finishing on a row with the 9 dc’s in the same st will give you a lovely edge.
I finished mine at row 22
Making the sleeves: Get to know your sleeve prior to joining in the yarn and adding the correct stitch count that we need, please indentify the stitch placements by reading the instructions below, the stitch placements are underlined and in bold.
On row 7 of the yoke where we made our sleeve holes, we skipped 19 st’s. Looking at the arm holes, from the back of the garment find the 1st skipped dc, now count to the 19th skipped dc, next you will see the top loop of a dc that is worked into, the side bar of the dc, the chain space, next you will see the 3 dc’s that were made over the ch 4, identify the space on both sides of the 2nd dc, the last chain space (after the 3rd dc), the next side bar of the dc, the next top loop of a dc that was worked into, now we are back at the beginning of the 1st dc of the 19 dc. This will give use 27 st’s to begin our sleeve.
Please note that both sleeves are worked the same and are worked in the round, for the right sleeve join in yarn from the back of the arm hole, for the left sleeve join in yarn from the front of the arm hole.
Row 1, join in yarn to the 1st of the 19 skipped dc, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each stitch identified for the arm hole (ch 2 and 27 dc), to join, sl st into the top of the 1st dc of this round
Set up for pattern rounds:
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, *work 2 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next dc* repeat from *to* to end (ch 2 and 40 dc), to join, sl st into the top of the 1st dc of this round
Pattern rounds:
Row 3, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc’s in next st, skip 3 st’s,* work 1 sc in next st, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc in next st, skip 3 st’s,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in beginning sc
(5, 9 dc groups, 5 sc’s)
Row 4, ch 4, work 1 dc in same space as ch 4, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* work a V st (V st =1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the sc, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the space between the beginning ch 4 and 1 dc
Row 5, ch 3, work 4 dc in same space as join, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, *work 9 dc in the V st space, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc,* repeat from *to* to end, work 4 dc in same space as the beginning (ch 3 and 4 dc), to join, sl st into the top of the ch 3
Row 6, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, work 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1, *work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* to end, skip 3 dc, work 1 sc  in 4th dc, sl st into the 1st sc of this round
Row 7, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, work 9 dc in the V st space, *skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, work 9 dc in the V st space,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the first sc of this round
Rows 4 to 7, form pattern
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Row 10, repeat row 6
Row 11, repeat row 7, finish, break off yarn and sew in ends
Your sleeves will measure approx 8 to 8.5 inches in length (from collar to end of sleeve)
Collar, join in yarn with a sl st, to the 1st stitch on the right hand side (when laid flat, it is the opposite end to where you began the garment)
Working hdc stitches in this row
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same space as join, work 1 fphdc around the next fpdc, work 1 hdc in each of the next 6 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, (work 1 hdc dec over the next 2 ch spaces, twice), (work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, twice), work 1 hdc in each of the next 6 ch spaces, work 1 fphdc around the next fpdc, work 1 hdc in last ch space, (42 st’s)
Row 2, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same space as join, work 1 bphdc around the next fphdc, work 1 hdc in each of the next 38 hdc, work 1 bphdc around the next fphdc, work 1 hdc in the last st
Row 3, ch 1 work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc’s in the front loop of the next st, skip 3 st’s,* work 1 sc in the front loop of the next st, skip 3 st’s, work 9 dc in the front loop of the next st, skip 3 st’s,* repeat from *to* to end, work 1 sc in the last st
Row 4, ch 4, work 1 dc in same space as ch 4, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* work a V st (V st =1dc, ch1, 1dc) in the sc, ch 1, work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1,* repeat from *to* to end, work 2 dc in the last sc,
Row 5, Ch 3, work 4 dc in between the 1st and 2nd dc, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc, *work 9 dc in the V st space, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next sc,* repeat from *to* to end, work 5 dc in between the last 2 dc of the row
Row 6, Ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, work 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1,*work 1 sc in the 4th, 5th and 6th dc of the 9 dc group, ch 1, work a V st in the next sc, ch 1*, repeat from *to* to end, skip 3 dc, work 1 sc  in 4th dc, work 1 sc into the top of the ch 3, fold down collar, break off yarn and sew in ends
Add buttons to the left or right of your garment, line them up on a front post stitch and make sure they are opposite a ch 2 space for closure.

Little Fans Down Under-Beanie Babe-Free Crochet Pattern

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Free CrochetPattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 Feb 2014.
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10 comments:

Tetrazzina Bradford said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful patterns with us I haven't crocheted since September 2013 I'm hoping to get my joy back on track soon. God bless you.

Cathy Wood said...

cheers, Cat xx00

GM Day said...

Your patterns are not only beautiful but also easy to understand and precise. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with the world. I am working on another sweater with this pattern right now which I modified to have a hood. I will post a photo when complete. Again, thank you so much. You are a bright star in the crafting world, in my opinion.

Cathy Wood said...

I appreciate your feed back, thank you so much :)

Amy Dugas said...

I love your patterns! Where did you buy the doll? Looks just like my baby granddaughter 😍

Cathy Wood said...

Amy, I purchased the doll on ebay au, she was expensive, but well worth it, your grand daughter must be beautiful!

Cathy Wood said...

Amy, I purchased the doll on ebay au, she was expensive, but well worth it, your grand daughter must be beautiful!

Amy Dugas said...

Thank you Cathy. Yes, she is very beautiful 😍

Gill Shaw said...

Thx for sharing your talents with us - it's a beautiful pattern x

Gill Shaw said...

Thx for sharing your talents with us the patterns are beautiful x