Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan 3 to 6 months



Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Sweater/Cardigan 3 to 6 months

Below, 2 tone, free pattern here for one piece sweater 0 to 3 months
 Below, size 3 to 6 months
sleeve length, shoulder to cuff, 9 inches, body from collar to bottom edge 11 inches, approx.

This one piece sweater was made by Mary hall, so pretty!

Free matching one piece diaper pattern here
Free pattern, matching one piece wonder bootie here

Introduction:  This one piece 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 10 panels, sleeves have 19 panels, back has 21 panels, left front has 15 panels.

 This is what it will look like before sewing it up

To fit: 3 to 6 months (0 to 3 months one piece sweater,
pattern)
Hook size: 4.00mm
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 gm’s
US crochet terms used

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

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 48
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 10 ch, 1 dc in each ch to end (11 sc, 36 dc = 47 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 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

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

Right Sleeve: This is where the trbl is made

Row 1. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 trbl  in next 9 dc, ch 22, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 1 dc in next 16 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc, (5 sc (cuff), 25 dc, 11 sc, = 41 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 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 11 sc, 1 trbl in next 9 dc, ch 29, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 25 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc ( 36 dc and 11 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 6. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 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 11 sc, 1 trbl  in next 9 dc, ch 22, turn

Row 2. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 4 ch, 1 dc in next 16 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc, (5 sc (cuff), 25 dc, 11 sc, = 41 st’s), ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 6. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 dc in next 25 dc, 1 sc in next 11 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 11 sc, 1 trbl in next 9 dc, ch 29, turn

Row 2. 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 25 ch, 1 dc in next 9 trbl, 1 sc in next 11 sc ( 36 dc and 11 sc) ch 1 and turn

Row 3. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 4. 1 dc in next 35 dc, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5. 1 sc in next 11 sc, 1 dc in next 36 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 the one piece together:
Turn your sweater/cardigan 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.

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 45 sc, ch 1 and turn ( no need for perfection here a st or 2 out will be fine)
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

I had curling of my collar and was concerned it would not come out.

 No curling after the second row of collar :)


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.
More idea's for the one piece

Size difference between 0 to 3 months one piece and 3 to 6 months


Maria

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:


Clares Fantastic Video Tutorial for 0 to 3 months size

Good luck with your one piece sweater/cardigan, 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.