Crochet Hooded Sweater

Crochet hooded sweater, a free crochet pattern for a 3-6 month baby, made in a worsted weight #3 yarn on a 4.50mm crochet hook.

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Abbreviations

WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
st.         Stitch(es)
ch.       Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.       Double Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
sl st.    Slip Stitch
Inc.     Increase

dc2tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in next ch1 space, yrh pull through all loops.

fpdc.   Work dc around the front post of the dc on row below

bpdc.  Work dc around the back post of the dc on row below

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to Fit approx:- 18 Inch Chest, 3-6 Month Baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10 Inches
Sleeve length: From under arm to cuff approx 5 Inches

Materials
50 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Color 1
100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Color 2
OR
1.75oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 1
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 2

4.50mm Clover crochet hook
3 buttons

GAUGE – 4dc and 2 rows measures approx 1 Inch

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crochet hooded sweater
Worked in one piece starting from yoke.

Using color 1 ch57, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch, (front) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 19ch, (back) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch, (shoulder) 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch. (front) Turn. (62dc + ch3)

Row 2 to 9 – (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each dc to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3.

You should have 126dc + ch3 at the end of Row 9. Fasten off. Turn.

Row 10 – (Divide for Armholes) Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 16dc, 2sc in next dc, skip 26dc, 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each of next 37dc, 2sc in next dc, skip 26dc, 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each of next 16dc, 1sc in top of ch3, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn. (79sc)

Row 11 – With RS facing join color 2 with a sl st to a sc under any of the arms, working over slip stitch seam on the front of yoke ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog (see abbrev) in next sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, dc2tog in sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (40, dc2tog)

Row 12 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip dc2tog, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last dc2tog, ch1, skip dc2tog, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (40, ch1 spaces and 40sc)

Row 13 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog in next ch1 space, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space, work dc2tog in ch1 space, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Rows 12 & 13 until eight dc2tog rows have been worked from yoke or work measures approx 9 inches from shoulder. Fasten off. Turn.

Join in color 1.

Rib – ch1, 1sc in base, 1sc in each st to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (79dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch3, * fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, join color 2 to centre dc of 3dc underarm, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 27sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (28sc)

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog in next sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, dc2tog in sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (14, dc2tog)

3rd Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip dc2tog, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * last dc2tog, ch1, skip dc2tog, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog in next ch1 space, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space, dc2tog in ch1 space, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows until eight dc2tog rows have been worked in all from yoke or underarm sleeve seam measures approx 4.5 inches. Turn. Fasten off.

Join in color 1,

Cuff – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each st to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (28sc)

Rpt last row twice. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands

Neck Edge & Button Band – With RS facing join color 2 with a sl st to lower front edge on right hand side of opening, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 18sc evenly in row ends up to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along starting ch edge, 3sc in corner, work 18sc evenly in row ends down left hand side of neck opening to end. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work one more row of 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to first side and with WS facing working from neck downwards, join color 2 to first sc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of remaining sc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Turn.

Hood – With color 2, ch62, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (61sc)

Row Two – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog in next sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (30, dc2tog)

Row Three – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip dc2tog, 1sc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (30, ch1 spaces)

Row Four – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * dc2tog in next ch1 space, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

Rpt Rows Three & Four until 11 dc2tog Rows have been worked in all from beginning or work measures approx 6 inches. Fasten off.

Join in color 1, rpt Rows Three & Four once. Fasten off. Turn.

Join in color 2, rpt Rows Three & Four once. Fasten off.

Finishing – Fold hood in half and over sew or slip stitch cast on edge together, with RS facing and color 2 work 54sc evenly along neck edge. Fasten off. Turn.

Attach Hood to Sweater – Skipping button/buttonhole bands on either side of neck opening, slip stitch or over sew through row of sc on neck edge on sweater and front loop of sc along neck edge on hood. Fasten off.

Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, sew buttons on to correspond with buttonholes.

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