Black Raspberry Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

When I was a little girl, Black Raspberry ice cream was my favorite! Knowing this pattern was going to be part of the Ice Cream Social Collection, as well as the fact that it was a pale purple yarn, all I could think of was black raspberry ice cream…..and I haven’t had it in probably 35+ years!

Introducing the Black Raspberry Baby Sweater.


Baby sweater that is the color of black raspberry ice cream. The crochet pattern is part of the ice cream social collection.

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PATTERN INFO


FINISHED SIZE: 0 – 6, 6 – 12 months

YARN: #3 DK/light worsted weight yarn

CROCHET HOOK: Size 7 (4.5 mm)

GAUGE: 16 dc = 4 inches

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) – [yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull uploop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 loops.


NOTES:

Sweater is worked from the neck down.
If you are unfamiliar with fsc, you can replace with beg ch and work ch 47 (53), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Then continue with Row 1 of pattern.
Sleeves are worked in rounds that join as well as turn at the end of each round.

Abbreviations

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
fsc – foundation single crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over

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



Black Raspberry Baby Sweater


Fsc 46 (52) turn. (see Notes)
Row 1: (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as dc throughout), dc in same st as ch 2, dc in next6 (7) chs, *3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 7 (8) chs, 3 dc in next ch**, dc in each of next 14 (16) chs, rep from * to **, dc in last 7 (8) ch, turn. —54 (60 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first 8 (9) dc, *3 dc in nextdc, dc in each of next 9 (10) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 16 (18) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 8 (9) dc, turn. —62 (68 dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first 9 (10) dc, *3 dc in nextdc, dc in each of next 11 (12) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 18 (20) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 9 (10) dc, turn. —70 (76 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in first 10 (11) dc, *3 dc in nextdc, dc in each of next 13 (14) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 20 (22) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 10 (11) dc, turn. —78 (84 dc)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in first 11 (12) dc,*3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 15 (16) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 22 (24) dc, rep from * to **, dc in next 11 (12) dc, dc in top of beg ch 2, turn. —86 (92 dc)

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 11 (12) dc,* 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 17 (18) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 24 (26) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 12 (13) dc, turn. —94 (100 dc)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 12 (13) dc,* 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 19 (20) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 26 (28) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 13 (14) dc, turn. —102 (108 dc)

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 13 (14) dc,* 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 21 (22) dc, 3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 28 (30) dc, rep from * to **, dc in last 14 (15) dc, turn. —110 (116 dc)


Armhole Shaping

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, dc in each of next 15 (16) dc,*sk next 23 (24) dc, dc in next dc (armhole made) **, dc in next 31 (33) dc, rep from * to ** one time, dc in next 15 (16) dc, turn. —64 (68) dc = 16 (17) each front panel & 32 (34) at center back)

Size 0-6 months only

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in first 15 dc, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts] 2 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across, turn. —67 dc

Size 6-12 months only

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in first 16 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 33 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across, turn. —70 dc

Both sizes

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * across, turn. —23 (24) sc, 22 (23) ch-sps

Row 12: Ch 2, 2 dc in first sc, *sc in next ch-sp, 3 dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. —67 (70 dc), 22 (23) sc

Rows 13 – 22 (26): Rep Rows 11–12.
Fasten off.




Sleeves


Round 1: (WS) Attach yarn at bottom of sleeveopening, ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st as ch 2, 26 (28) dc evenly around sleeve opening, sl st to 1st dc to join, turn. —27 (29) dc

Round 2: (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in each dc around to last 2 sts, dc2tog, sl st in 1st dc tojoin, turn. —26 (28) dc

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in 1st dc tojoin, turn. —26 (28) dc

Round 4: Rep Round 2. —25 (27) dc

Round 5: Rep Round 3. —25 (27) dc

Round 6 – 13: Rep Rounds 2 and 3 decreasing 1 st every RS round. — 21 (23) dc

Round 14: (RS) Ch 2, dc in each dc around to last 2 sts, dc2tog, sl st in 1st dc tojoin, do not turn. —20 (22) dc

Fasten off for 0-6 months.

Size 6-12 months only

Round 15 – 16: (RS) Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc tojoin, do not turn. (22 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for other sleeve.

Ties

Attach with sl st in top corner of front panel, ch 32 (35).
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, sl st to corner of sweater.
Fasten off. Repeat for other panel.


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