Shells Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

Posted by on November 18, 2016 in Crochet Patterns | 6 comments

Baby items are great for baby showers, or even your own new baby (or grandbaby). My new Shells Baby Sweater crochet pattern works up fairly quickly, and is a great next step if you’re looking for something a little more than the basic stitches. It incorporates and makes shells from dc, and is a great next step if you’re looking to try to advance your skills a bit. It’s a beautiful way to give the gift of something more personal for the new baby in your life.

 

Sweet Shells Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern - This 0-3 month baby sweater is a free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

 

 

Shells Baby Sweater

 

Finished Size: 0 – 3 months

Yarn: 1 skein #4 worsted weight (I used Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” in Soft Pink)

Hook: Size H/8 (5.00 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle; 3 – 5/8” buttons

Gauge: 3.5 dc = 1 inch

 

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

 

Special Stitches:

  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) – (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 loops.
  • Shell – 5 dc in indicated st.
  • Half shell – 3 dc in indicated st.

 

Sweater

 

Fsc 59, turn.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 3, skip 1st dc (buttonhole made),  dc in each of next 8 chs, *3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 11 chs, 3 dc in next ch**, dc in each of next 15 chs, rep from * to **, dc in last 9 ch, turn. (67 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 9 dc, * 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 13 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 17 dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 10 dc, turn. (75 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, sk 1st dc (buttonhole), dc in each of next 10 dc, * 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 15 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 19 dc, rep from * to **, dc in next 10 dc, dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (83 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 11 dc, * 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 17 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 21 dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 12 dc, turn. (91 dc)

 

Armhole Shaping

Row 5: Ch 3, sk 1st dc (buttonhole), dc in each of next 13 dc, *sk next 19 dc, dc in next dc (armhole made) **, dc in next 24 dc, rep from * to ** one time, dc in next 13 dc, turn. (53 dc)

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across to last st, 2 dc in last dc, turn. (61 dc)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, shell (see Special Stitches) in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * across, turn. (10 shells, 11 sc)

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st as beg ch (half shell made), *ch 1, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1**, shell in next sc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, half shell (see Special Stitches) in last sc, turn. (9 shells, 2 half shells, 10 sc)

Row 9 – 19: Rep Rows 7 & 8 until sweater measures approx. 8″.

Fasten off.

 

Border

With RS facing, attach with sc on right front of sweater in first dc row, sc in row-ends up to corner of neck, 3 sc in fsc corner, sc in next 9 sts, sk next st (corner for sleeve), sc in next 11 sts, sk next st, sc in next 15 sts, sk next st, sc in next 11sts, sk next st, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in last fsc, working down left front, sc in row-ends to end of dc rows.

Fasten off.

 

Sleeves

Round 1: (RS) Attach with sl st in bottom of sleeve opening, ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc2tog over next row-end, 18 dc around, dc2tog in next row-end, sl st to 1st dc to join, turn. (20 dc)

Round 2: (WS) Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in each dc around, sl st in 1st dc to join, turn. (20 dc)

Round 3 – 11: Rep Round 2.

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sk next dc, shell in next sc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, rep from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (5 shells)

Fasten off.

Repeat for 2ne sleeve.

 

Note: The hat is my Sweet Savanna Shells Cloche pattern.

 

Happy Crocheting!

6 Comments

  1. This is so simple and pretty thank you

  2. Love this, was so easy and fast to make!

  3. Reading your pattern now for shells babySweater and hat crochet what does fsc 59 mean

    • Hi Debbie,
      It’s a foundation single crochet. I am working on a tutorial for it, but if you want you can just do ch 60, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across.

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