Shells Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

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!

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Climbing Ivy Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

Charity has always been a big part of where my crochet heart is at, so I’m excited to be a part of this year’s scarf drive. Sonya from Blackstone Designs has done all the legwork and gotten a great group of designers together to create scarf patterns. The intent is for the crochet community to reach out and donate to help those in need. There are so many places that these scarves can be donated to.  Think about schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, or even wrap them around a park bench with a note for someone who may be spending the night on that bench.

 

Climbing Ivy Super Scarf by Ambassador Crochet

 

I decided for my scarf I wanted to do a super scarf for two reasons. First of all, they’re all the rage this year. But secondly, I have a heart for the homeless and a super scarf would be just a bit of extra warmth for someone out there that may need it.

 

Climbing Ivy Super Scarf

 

Climbing Ivy Super Scarf by Ambassador Crochet

 *This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. Please note: I will never become an affiliate partner for a product or service that I don’t use and love! Not all links are affiliates.

 

 

Finished Size: Scarf – approx. 11½” wide x 105” long.

Yarn: #5 bulky weight yarn – 15 oz.

  • Sample made with Charisma Big! by Loops & Threads in colorway “Forest”

Hook: Size – L/11 (8.00 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

 

Scarf Pattern

Ch 28.

Row 1: (dc, sc) in 4th ch from hook, sk next 3 chs, *(dc, sc) in next ch, sk next 3 chs, rep from * across, turn. (7 dc, sc combos)

Row 2: Ch 2, *(dc, sc) in 1st dc, *ch 3, (dc, sc) in next dc, rep from * across, turn.

Rows 3 – 140: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

If you’re not familiar with the super scarf, Yarnspirations has a great video.

 

Donate

If you haven’t already, join us over at the Charity Drive FB group! I’d love to hear where you’re donating your scarves to.

If you need ideas for places you can donate to, check out my Crochet from the Heart post.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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Baby Heartbeat Reversible Afghan Crochet Pattern

Everyone loves babies, and if you’ve ever heard a baby heartbeat through the fetal doppler it’s one of the most amazing sounds ever. After this baby afghan was designed a customer said they looked like the heartbeat symbols on a heart rate monitor, and so it’s name was born.

 

Baby Heartbeat

Reversible Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern

 

*This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. Please note: I will never become an affiliate partner for a product or service that I don’t use and love! Not all links are affiliates.

 

Baby Heartbeat - Reversible Blanket Crochet Pattern - $3.50 pattern by Ambassador Crochet

Pattern Rating: Beginner – You will need to know basic stitches, but I do offer pattern support for any questions that you may have.

Yarn Used: #4 worsted weight (such as Red Heart Super Saver or Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!)

Hook: I/9 (5.50 mm) hook

The following sizes included with the pattern:
Blanket – approx. 30″ square
Hat fits 0-3 months

The pattern link will be emailed to you as soon as payment clears.

 

Happy Crocheting!

Legal Notes: Due to the nature of patterns, this crochet pattern may not be exchanged or returned for a refund. All sales are final. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 

You are free to make any of my patterns to sell for profit, but please do not copy and/or redistribute the pattern itself.

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This is the 4th annual #NatCroMo blog tour – that’s short for National Crochet Month blog tour – and I’m super excited to be one of the 93 featured designers this year!

For those that don’t know me, my name is Kristine Mullen. I am a homeschooling mother of 6 children (1 boy and 5 girls) ages 23, 14, 13, 11, 8, and 6. I began my designing career in 2007 when a friend had a preemie at 30 weeks gestation. I couldn’t find a pattern I wanted to make for him, so I created my own. I loved creating my own designs and that became the beginning of this amazing journey! Since that time my passion has evolved into tech editing. Those two areas are now the focal points of my business; providing you with easy to read patterns and tech editing for publishers and self-published/indie designers.

 

National Crochet Month: My stop along All Aboard the Crochet Express blog tour.

 

National Crochet Month
Blog Tour

 

While I was trying to choose which patterns to offer to everyone that stops here along the blog tour, I decided to offer patterns that you could make for yourself. So many crocheters are generous and always giving away everything they make. This is your chance to get something that you can make for yourself. There are 3 patterns to choose from, so pick which one you like best.

 

The Elegant Infinity Cowl

 

Elegant Infinity Cowl pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

 

Majestic Ivy Shawl

 

Majestic Ivy shawl pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.95

And I’ve saved my newest pattern release until today! Introducting my new Oakley Fringe Cowl. It’s made with 100% merino from Go Knit Yourself – and I’ll have my review of this yarn up in just a few days, so make sure you come back!

 

Oakley Fringe Cowl

Fringe Cowl crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

 

You may choose one of the 3 patterns above as a thank you for stopping along the #natcromo CrochetExpress blog tour. Head over to my Ravelry shop and use coupon code: NATCROMO at checkout. Coupon code is good through March 31st at midnight.

If you’d like to read my interview on Crochetville’s website you can read it here. Enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

Happy Crocheting!

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Grapevine Scarf Crochet Pattern

One of the things I love most about crocheting is sharing my creations with others. At Christmastime there tends to be even more to make. Our focus is on making gifts for loved ones (as it should be) and because of that we rarely think about making anything for ourselves. But, now that the gifts have been given and the decorations are down (well…..mine are still up), ELK Studio has a great idea! Every day during the month of January she is featuring crochet patterns that you can make specifically for yourself!

 

Grapevine Scarf crochet pattern - Design by Ambassador Crochet

 

When I set out to make something for my featured day (1/21/16) I knew I wanted 2 things. I wanted something that anyone, with any skill level, could make. Second, I wanted trendy. I wanted something that even my teenage daughters would want to make if they saw it. Introducing….

Grapevine Scarf Crochet Pattern

Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced crocheter, you’ll be able to make this. I wanted something a bit more trendy that even my teenage daughters would want to wear.

 

Grapevine Scarf - free crochet pattern - Design by Ambassador Crochet

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If you’d like to see more great patterns from other designers, or see more from this blog series, please visit Elk Studio directly.

ELK Studio Make it for Me

 

Happy crocheting!

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Play Ball Sports Fan Crochet Pattern

sports fan crochet patternmy cousin’s son

Almost 2 years ago my cousin and his wife were expecting and I wanted to design something special for their baby shower. Their nursery had a sports theme so I set about designing something with colors I found on their registry combined with all things sports related. Here’s what I designed!

Play Ball Sports Fan

While I’m not a fan of applique (it’s just not my thing), it worked for this pattern and I fell in love with the end result. I finished in time for the baby shower, and even wrote up most of the pattern.

Then life got in the way, my computer crashed and I lost a ton of unfinished patterns, and I just never got around to having it tested and/or published. In July I had knee surgery and was forced to sit still. I realized it was the perfect time to pull this out and get it finished.

So, here it is. The official release of my Sports Fan Set. Blanket is baby/toddler size and all 3 hats come with instructions for 3 sizes each. That way you will be able to make each hat in the correct sports season and have hats for an entire year.

Made completely with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice & Vanna’s Choice Baby.

sports fan set

 

play ball crochet pattern

This pattern was truly a labor of love for me and I hope you love it as much as I do.

I’m giving away one copy to my blog readers. Please leave a comment and tell me who is the biggest sports fan you know. Contest ends Sunday 9/20 at midnight. Winner will be announced Monday 9/21.

If you purchase the pattern and end up being the winner, I will issue you a refund.

Happy Crocheting!

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