Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Baby Sweater
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60696 For the same pattern using different yarns please see the Easy On Baby Sweater or the Croton Baby Sweater

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Newborn, 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished Chest 21 (23, 25, 27) in. (53.5 (58.5, 63.5, 68.5) cm) Finished Length 10 (10 3/4, 11 3/4, 12 1/4) in. (25.5 (27.5, 30, 32) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-191 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38
Note: (A)

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (B)

830-110 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lake

Misty cool blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
16 dc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH (multiple 4 + 1 sts)

Puff Stitch
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc, 3 dc) in first sc, *sk next 3 sc, (sc, 3 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, sk next 3 sc, sc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (sc, 3 dc) in first sc, *sk next 3 dc, (sc, 3 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sk next 3 dc, sc in last sc.
Rep Row 3 for Puff st.



STRIPE SEQUENCE

*Work 2 rows with A, 1 row with B, 1 row with C, 2 rows with A, 1 row with C, 1 row with B; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES:
To change color, work last st of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With A, ch 50 (54, 58, 62).


Beg with Row 1, work in Puff st and Stripe Sequence until piece measures 5 1/4 (5 3/4, 6 1/4, 6 3/4) in.

(13.5 (14.5, 16, 17) cm) from beg - 49 (53, 57, 61) sts.
Shape Armhole
Continue Puff st and Stripe Sequence as established.
Next 2 Rows: Turn, sl st in first 4 sts, *(sc, 3 dc) in next sc, sk next 3 dc; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st - 41 (45, 49, 53) sts.


Continue as established until armholes measure 4 3/4 (5, 5 1/4, 5 3/4) in.

(12 (12.5, 14, 14.5) cm).


Next Row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in next 12 (13, 15, 16) sts for button band on left shoulder; leave remaining sts unworked.

Fasten off.



FRONT
Work as for Back until armholes measure 2 3/4 (3, 3 1/4, 3 3/4) in.

(7 (7.5, 9, 9.5) cm).



Shape Neck
Continue Puff st and Stripe Sequence as established.
Next Row: Work first 17 (18, 19, 21) sts; leave remaining sts unworked.


Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 (5, 6, 4) sts, work in Puff st across.


Next Row: Work first 13 (13, 13, 17) sts in Puff st, sc in next 0 (1, 3, 0) sts; leave remaining sts unworked - 13 (14, 16, 17) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 0 (1, 3, 0) sts, work in Puff st across.


Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows.

Fasten off.
Next Row: Sl st across center 7 (9, 9, 11) sts, join yarn in next st and ch 1, sc in next 3 (2, 3, 3) sts, work in Puff st and Stripe Sequence across.


Next Row: Work first 13 (13, 13, 17) sts as established, sc in next 0 (1, 3, 0) sts; leave remaining sts unworked - 13 (14, 16, 17) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 0 (1, 3, 0) sts, work as established across.


Next Row: Work first 13 (13, 13, 17) sts as established, sc in next 0 (1, 3, 0) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows.

Fasten off.



SLEEVE (make 2)
With A, ch 21 (23, 25, 27).


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 20 (22, 24, 26) sc.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st, dc across to last st, 2 dc in last st - 22 (24, 26, 28) dc.


Change to B for left Sleeve and C for right Sleeve, and continue with this color only.


Row 4: Rep Row 3 - 24 (26, 28, 30) dc.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.


Working in one color, rep Rows 3-5 until 13 (14, 16, 17) rows total have been worked - 36 (38, 44, 46) dc.



Shape Cap
Next 4 Rows: Turn, sl st in first 3 sts, ch 3, dc in each st across.

Fasten off



FINISHING

Sew right shoulder seam.

Lap left front shoulder over back and sew at armhole edge.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons.

Use spaces between sts as buttonholes.



Neckband

From RS, join A with sl st at neck edge of Front left shoulder.



Row 1: Ch 3, work 1 round dc evenly spaced around neck edge.

Fasten off.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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