Crocheted Baby Sweater

© October 2004, Beth Koskie

Materials:

  • 3-3.5 oz WW yarn
  • Size H crochet hook for newborn (I for 0-3 months)
  • 1 button, ¾”
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle, thread for button

Abbreviations:

  • Ch: chain
  • DC: double crochet
  • SC: single crochet
  • St: stitch

Body:

Starting with neckline, chain 37.
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 chs, (DC, Ch1, DC) in next ch, DC in next 4 ch (for sleeve), (DC, Ch1, DC) in next ch, DC in next 12 chs, (DC, Ch1, DC) in next ch, DC in next 4 ch (for second sleeve), (DC, Ch1, DC) in next ch, DC in last 6 chs; Ch3, turn. (this Ch3 becomes the first st in the next row)

Row 2: *Skip ch3 space, DC to first Ch1 space, work (DC, Ch1, DC) in Ch1 space, repeat
from * three more times, DC to end, Ch3, turn.

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: DC in next 12 sts, work DC in Ch1 space, Ch1, skip to next Ch1 sp, DC in that space; DC in next 24 sts, DC in next Ch1 space, Ch1, skip to next Ch1 space, DC in that Ch1 space; DC in last 12 sts, Ch3, turn.

Row 8: DC in each st and ch1 space across, Ch3, turn.

Rows 9-17: DC across, Ch3, turn.

At end of row 17, do not Ch3, turn. Ch1, turn to work up front of sweater, and work SC in each end of row and stitch all around sweater, working 3 sts in each corner space, join; end off.

Sleeves:

Attach yarn at Ch1 space at underarm, Ch2, work 23 DC around sleeve (24 sts total); join,
ch2, turn.

Rounds 2-10: DC around, join, Ch2, turn.

Round 9: Counting Ch2 as first DC, *DC in 4 sts, DC over next 2 sts together, repeat from * around (20 sts); join, Ch1, do NOT turn.

Round 10: SC around, join, end off.
Work second sleeve the same.

Finishing:

Weave in ends.
Sew button to top of one front side, across from a hole that will fit the button.