Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan 0 to 3 months



 Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan


Front View 
One piece sweater

Sleeve length from collar to cuff, approx 8 inches, body length from collar to bottom edge approx 9 inches. note: garment will have some stretch depending on the yarn
 Back View

See notes at bottom of page for this pretty one
Free pattern, one piece sweater 3 to 6 months

My sweet grand daughter wearing the above one piece sweater, she is 2 weeks old and her name is Cindy.


Free Pattern, Matching One Piece Diaper Cover Found Here

Free pattern, matching one piece wonder booties, here


Introduction:  This sweater/cardigan is worked in one piece beginning at the right front side, then a sleeve, then the back, then another sleeve, then the left front which is made slightly wider than the right, this is for the over flap to button the sweater/cardigan. Then the sides and sleeves are joined, followed by a collar which brings it all in. The sweater/cardigan is reversible if you refer to button up on the opposite side.


The sleeve cuffs are included in the making of the sleeve.

The pattern is quite repetitive so you will get the hang of it in no time, it may be easier to count the dc rows of each panel, right front has 8 panels, sleeves have 17 panels, back has 17 panels, left front has 10 panels.


To fit: newborn to 3 months (larger sized pattern to come at a later date, now available one piece sweater size 3 to 6 months)
Hook size: 4.00mm. US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply, approx 150 gm’s. US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Crochet tension, medium
Skill, beginner
Time frame, either side of 6 hours

Stitches used:
Ch= chain
Sc= single crochet
Dc= double crochet
BL= back loop 

Sc 2 together= insert hook into first sc, pull up a loop, insert hook into second sc, pull up a loop,( 2 loops on hook) yarn over hook and pull through the 2 loops on hook. 

Special Instructions:
Unless working into a chain, every stitch in this pattern is worked into the back loop of every stitch
The chain 3 to turn is the first dc of every row worked
When working into the chain 3 go into the second chain and not the top of the chain 3, this gives a nice firm bottom edging

To begin ch 41
Remember to work in the back loop of every st unless it is a ch st.

Right Front:

Row 1. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 8 ch, 1 dc in each ch to end (9 sc, 31 dc = 40 st’s) ch 3 and turn (ch 3 is the 1st st of the next row and through out pattern)

Row 2. 1 dc in next 30 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 31 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 30 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 5 to 8. Repeat rows 3 & 4 twice DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN

Right Sleeve:

Row 1. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 19, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 ch, 1 dc in next 14 ch, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, (4 sc (cuff), 21 dc, 9 sc, = 34 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6, DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN


Back:

Row 1. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 26, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 22 ch, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc ( 31 dc and 9 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 31 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 30 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 31 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 6. 1 dc in next 30 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6, DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN




Left sleeve: (is a repeat of right sleeve)

Row 1. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 19, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 3 ch, 1 dc in next 14 ch, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, (4 sc (cuff), 21 dc, 9 sc, = 34 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 dc in next 21 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 7 to 18. Repeat rows 5 and 6 DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN

Left Front:

Row 1. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 7 dc, ch 26, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 22 ch, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc ( 31 dc and 9 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 31 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 30 dc, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 9 sc, 1 dc in next 31 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 6 to 11. repeat rows 4 and 5, do not ch 3, now you can break off the yarn.


Putting it together:
Turn your one piece sweater, inside out, line up the back and side from the bottom, you can sc them together or a simple whip st, I did mine the sc way, make sure each st is matched up and secure them together all the way up to the cuff, repeat for the other side.


The collar: By this stage you will notice that the collar is too wide, so we have to pick up and crochet st’s around the collar.
You may see a few yarn joins in the pictures, but that is only because I was using recycled yarn from a jumper I frogged, a beautiful soft woolen jumper.

Row 1.Begin in the top corner of the right front, join yarn with a sl st and make 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in the next space, skip 1 space, 1 sc in next, all the way around, you will have approx 38 sc, ch 1 and turn ( no need for perfection here a st or 2 out will be fine)

 (this picture below, just shows the skipped space)

Row 2. *1 sc in next 2 sc, sc next 2 sc together (decrease made), 1 sc in next 2 sc, * repeat from *to* to end, finish off.

You may like to make the collar a row or 2 longer, you can do this with out decreasing.

Now if you haven’t already, get out that needle and sew in loose ends, add buttons to right front, as many that suits you.
Now you can be a little fancy and add some nice picot edging around the sleeves or collar, add a flower or even make it in a two tone color.


Note the spacing at the top of the front edge's where I have placed a button each side, this is the style of the sweater and I have added the 2 buttons for simple decoration.

Good luck with your one piece sweater, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.


Below, made by Tina Soren, just lovely.

Cat's matching  one piece bootie pattern

Matching one piece diaper pattern

Wow, check this video tutorial out, thanks to Clare Sullivan a fellow Aussie that I met through face book. This must have been so time consuming and I really appreciate Clares time and wonderful comments.



Below is a demonstration of how this pattern can be quite versatile, my first choice was to go for a 2 tone color combo
I made 8 sc of the cream then 1sc of the pink so I would not have to change the colors on a sc to a dc, thus hiding the color change as much as I could.

I added 2 rows of sc to the cuff after finishing the one piece

I made an extra hdc row then a sc row on the very last panel ( left side)

Here it is before sewing in loose ends, I have lot's of joins as this is from recycled yarn.

This is the size difference between the 0 to 3 month pattern and the 3 to 6 month pattern one piece sweater



Please visit this page for a larger size, 18 month old.
 QUOTE:
It’s taken me a wee while to complete this version of Cat’s One Piece Wonder baby cardigan in a larger size for my 18 month old daughter.
Basically, I took the measurements off the baby one I made earlier, then increased the number of stitches to match up roughly with one of her current cardigans. Here’s my daughter modelling her new cardigan:


Mugdawan Hardy‎ 

"Thank you for your free pattern. I used it to crochet these sweaters and sent them out to a hospital in memory of my granddaughter."

From Annie
A few more from ravelry users.

AkLady's


ChloeNY's

Myhobbyiscrochet's

 

jaye-yarns' A.N.


Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood

You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

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