B's Basic Knit Baby Sweater
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sweater is pretty much like any other top to bottom sweater with a
This sweater does not have a knitted button/buttonhole band but
crocheted one. I find crochet bands make a more stable band
buttonholes and the buttons.
Size 7 and 9
Size G crochet
Buttons (as many
as you need and size is your choice ..you make the
6 oz Red Heart
Baby Soft or Caron Super Soft
This sweater can
be made most any size by changing size of yarn and
needles. It will
be written for size 9 months(1 yr, 2 yrs, 3yrs)
Neck Band: Using
size 7 needles CO 59 sts
ribbing for 1 inch
Row 2...k2, (yo,
k2tog) across end with a k1
Yoke: Using size
9 needles (pm=place marker)
Row 1...p9, pm,
p10, pm, p21, pm, p10, pm, p9
Row 2...(k to
within 1 stitch of marker, inc, slip marker, inc, ) across
(this row is
right side of work)
Rep rows 2 &
3 until piece measures 3 (4, 4-½ , 5) inches from marker row.
End with knit
With wrong side
facing you, purl first front, slip these stitches to a holder, purl
first sleeve, do not remove marker yet, purl across
stitches to a holder, purl across second sleeve, do not remove marker yet, purl across
second front, slip second front stitches to a holder.
You can now knit
both sleeves at the same time using 2 skeins of yarn or using the strand
from inside the skein and the strand from the outside
of skein. Work sleeves
in your pattern until they measure 4-½ (5-½ , 6-½ .
inches from underarm.
Work ribbing for
1-½ inches (or you can use the same pattern st as alternate neck band)
Bind off in
stitches from holders and work until piece measures 5 ( 6, 7, 8) inches from
Work ribbing for
2 inches, bind off in ribbing.
Sew seams and
fasten all tails.
With G hook and
right side of work facing you, attach yarn at bottom (or top) and crochet in
ends of each row. This will be a little tight. That
is ok....when you
finish the first band it should be about 3/4 inch shorter than the other side
with no border yet. That will bring the neck down
in the front as it should
holes will be on the LEFT side of the sweater. Crochet 1 row, place pins evenly
where you want the bottom of the button holes, sc
until you reach a pin, (ch
as many as needed for size button, skip the same number of stitches) , sc to
bottom of next pin, sc to end. Work 2 more rows placing scs in the ch spaces
Girls: Work the
same as for boys only on the RIGHT side.
You can use any
pattern you want, put stripes where ever, use a different stitch in stripes
around, put cables on the sleeves and fronts. There
is really no end to
what you can do to make your sweater unique.
Have fun :o)