Baby’s Summer Sweater Set – Free Crochet Pattern

Dress your new granddaughter in this dainty summer sweater set with open trellis waves. The set works up quickly and can be ready before Sunday’s afternoon tea time.

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Pattern Info


FINISHED SIZE: 0 – 3 months

YARN: #2 sport weight yarn

CROCHET HOOKSize F/5 (3.75 mm)

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

GAUGE: 4 dc = 1 inch

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) –[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull uploop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops.
  • Double crochet 4 together (dc4tog) –[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull uploop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, insert hook in top of beg ch 3, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all 5 loops.
  • Double crochet 6 together (dc6tog) –[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull uploop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 6 times, yo, pull through all 7 loops.
  • Shell – 6 dc in indicated ch.
  • Magic Ring – For help with the magic ring, please see my tutorial: How to Make a Magic Ring.
  • Double crochet 3 together join (dc3tog join) –[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull uploop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, insert hook through top of beg dc3tog, yo, pull through all 4 loops.


NOTES:

Sweater is worked from the neck down.
If you are unfamiliar with fsc, you can replace with beg ch and work ch 70, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Then continue with Row 1 of pattern.

Abbreviations

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
dc4tog – double crochet 4 together
dc6tog – double crochet 6 together
fsc – foundation single crochet
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my LIST OF ABBREVATIONS.


Sweater


With MC, fsc 69, turn.
Row 1: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next9 fsc, *3 dc in next fsc, dc in each of next 13 fsc, 3 dc in next fsc**, dc in each of next 19 fsc, rep from * to **, dc in last 10 fsc, turn. (77 dc)

Row 2: (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as beg ch 2, dc in each of next 11 dc, *3 dc in nextdc, dc in each of next 15 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 21 dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 10 dc, dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (85 dc)
Note: Each 3 dc set in Rows 2-5 will be placed in the center of the 3 dc from the previous row.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 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 23 dc, rep from * to **, dc in next 12 dc, turn. (93 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 12 dc,*3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 19 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 25 dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 12 dc, dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (101 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 13 dc,*3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 21 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 27 dc, rep from * to **, dc in next 14 dc, turn. (109 dc)

Armhole Shaping

Row 6: (RS)Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 15 dc,*sk next 23 dc, dc in next dc (armhole made) **, dc in next 30 dc, rep from * to ** one time, dc in next 15 dc, turn. (63 dc)

Row 7: (WS)Ch 2, dc in first 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc innext 29 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 16 dc, turn. (65 dc)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 7, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (14 sc, 13 ch-7 sps)

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *shell (see Special Stitches) in 4th ch of next ch-7 sp, rep from * across, dc in top of last sc, turn. (13 shells, 2 dc)

Row 10: Ch 3, dc3tog (beg ch 3 and dc3tog counts as dc4tog), ch 7, *dc6tog, ch 7, rep from * across to last 4 dc, dc4tog, turn. (12 dc6tog, 2 dc4tog)

Rows 11 – 14: Rep Rows 9–10.

Row 15: Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc row-end and sc in each ch-sp of openwork pattern up to yoke, 2 sc in each dc row-end to corner, 3 sc in fsc row-end, sc in next 10 fsc, sk next st (corner for sleeve), sc in next 13 sts, sk next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk next st, sc in next 13 sts, sk next st, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in fsc row-end, 2 sc in each dc row-end down front yoke, 2 sc in each dc row-end and sc ch-sp of openwork pattern to corner, (sc, hdc, dc) in 1st sc at corner of front panel and bottom, working in bottom edge of sweater again, *shell in 4th ch of each ch-7 sp across bottom edge, (dc, hdc, sc) in last sc at corner.
Fasten off.

Sew 3 buttons opposite ch-3 sps (button holes) on yoke.

Sleeves

Round 1: With RS facing join at underneath of sleeveopening, ch 3 (counts as dc), 27 dc evenly around sleeve opening, sl st to 1st dc to join. (28 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st in 1st dc tojoin. (28 sc)
Fasten off.
Rep for other sleeve.


Hat


Begin with Magic Ring (see Special Stitches), ch 1.
Round 1: 9 hdc in magic ring, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (9 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, sl st in 1st hdc to join, turn. (18 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in 1st hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in nexthdc, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (27 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in each ofnext 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (36 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in each ofnext 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (45 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in 1st hdc, hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in each ofnext 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (50 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (50 hdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 7, *sk next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 7, rep from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join, turn. (10 ch-7 sps, 10 sc)

Round 9: Ch 1, shell in 4th ch of each ch-7 sp around, sl st in 1st dc of first shell to join, turn. (10 shells)

Round 10: Ch 2, dc3tog, ch 7, *dc6tog, ch 7, rep from * to last 3 sts, dc3tog join (see Special Stitches), turn. (10 dc6tog, 10 ch-7 sps)

Rounds 11 – 12: Rep Rnds 9 – 10, do not turn at end of round 10.

Round 13: Rep Rnd 9.
Fasten off.


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