Sunday, August 31, 2014

Newborn Criss-Cross Sweater Pattern - PDF Download - FREE!!!

Good morning here is my latest free sweater pattern!

I've always like the look of the criss-cross stitch, and wanted to make it into a sweater. I love how it's delicate and elegant when worked up into a baby sweater.

So, I'm offering it to you for free!



The pattern is written for a newborn size, but an experienced crocheter will find that it can be easily adjusted for a larger size.


If you have any questions, or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Just click the link below, or the picture above! Also, I would love to hear what you think!




Newborn Criss-Cross Sweater

Skill Level - Easy
Abbreviations
    ch(s) – chain(s)
    sc – single crochet
    dc- double crochet
    sp – space
    ea - each
    st(s) – stitch(es)
    sk - skip
    sl st – slip stitch
    dc2tog – double crochet 2 stiches together
    FO – Fasten Off
Special Stitches
    Criss-Cross – Skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, then double crochet in the previous skipped stitch

    For more info on this stitch here is a link to a video from the Crochet Crowd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjEhxbTLMPA
Materials
    Light Worsted Weight Yarn:
      Color A – approx. 2 ounces
      Color B – approx. 5 ounces
    (I prefer using Caron Simply Soft, Yarn Bee Soft Secret, or Red Heart Soft for this sweater)
    Crochet Hook: size G
    Yarn Needle
    3 Buttons
Gauge
    8 dc and 5 rows is approximately a 2x2 inch square
Finished Size
    Size Newborn
    • Sweater – 16 inch chest, 8 inches from neck to base of sweater

Sweater Instructions

Body

Use Color A

Ch 47

Row 1 – Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 6chs. 3dc in next ch. Dc in next 6 chs (sleeve one), 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 14chs, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 6chs (sleeve two), 3dc in next ch, dc in last 8 chs. Ch 3, turn. (54dc)

(Ch 3 counts as first double crochet here and throughout unless otherwise noted)

Row 2 – Dc2tog in turning ch and next dc (this will close the gap that usually forms here, but will not add stitches). Dc in 7 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 8 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 16 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 8 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in last 9. Ch 3, turn. (62dc)

Row 3 – Dc2tog in turning ch and next dc. Dc in 8 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 10 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 18 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 10 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in last 10. Ch 3, turn. (70dc)

Row 4 – Dc2tog in turning ch and next dc. Dc in 9 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 12 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 20 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 12 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in last 11. Ch 3, turn (78dc)

Row 5 – Dc2tog in turning ch and next dc. Dc in 10 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 14 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 22 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in 14 dc, 3dc in next dc, dc in last 12. Ch 3, turn (86dc)

FO color A

Row 6 – With Color B ch 1, sc in same st as ch1 and sc in next 12 dc to middle dc of previous row, sc in middle dc, ch 5, sk 14 dc, sc in the middle dc of the 3dc of previous row (this will form arm hole one). Sc in the next 24 dc along back to next middle 3dc of previous row, sc in the middle 3dc, ch 5, sk 14 dc, sc in the next middle dc of previous row (this will form arm hole 2). Sc in the last 13 to end. Ch 3, turn. (54sc, 10chs)

Row 7 – skip first sc and dc in next sc, then dc in the skipped sc (criss-cross made). *sk next sc or ch, dc in next sc or ch, dc in previous skipped sc or ch* across to last sc. Dc in last sc - ch 3, turn (64dc)


Row (8 – 16) – sk first dc, dc in the next dc, dc in previous skipped dc to form the criss-cross st. Repeat to end. End with a dc in the last dc. Ch3, turn. (64dc)

FO After Row 16

Sweater Trim

With Color B

Row 1 – Join with a sl st on bottom left WRONG SIDE, then 30 sc evenly up the side, 3sc in corner, 44 sc along neck edge, 3 sc in corner and then 30 sc evenly down the right side. Ch 1 turn

Row 2 – Sc in the next 20 sc up to bodice of the sweater, (ch2, sk 1 sc) this will form the button hole, *sc in 3 sc, (ch2, sk 1 sc),* times 2. Sc in the next two sc, 3sc in corner, sc around, placing 3 sc in the middle of the next corner – FO

Sleeves (x2)

With Color B

Rnd 1 – Join with a sl st in under arm middle ch st. sc in the same st then *2sc, sc* around, with another 2sc in last st. join with a sl st in first sc. Ch 3 (32sc)

Rnd 2 – Dc in the sc BEHIND the ch3 (first criss-cross made). Sk next sc, dc in next sc, then dc in the previous skipped sc. Repeat around – join w/ sl st. Ch 3 – turn (32dc)

Rnd (3 – 10) – Dc in the dc BEHIND the ch3 (first criss-cross made). Sk next dc, dc in the next dc, then dc in the previous skipped dc to form the criss-cross. Repeat around – join with a sl st. Ch 3, turn. (32dc)

FO After Row 9


  • Weave in all ends
  • Sew on buttons opposite button holes
  • Applique if desired

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sweater Britteny! I think baby Kara will need this in about a 6 month size. ;)

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    1. Awe, thank you! It is definitely easy to size up. Especially for an experienced crochet - like you! ;-) Would love to see it when you're finished!

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  2. LOVE LOVE THIS BABY SWEATER SO PRETTY AND EASY I NEED ONE IN MY SIZE THANK YOU MY DEAR VICKY FOR MY GRANDBABY

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Good luck making it for your grand-baby, and feel free to share a picture!

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  3. WELL THEN I NEED A experienced CROCHETER TO MAKE IT BIG FOR MR VICKY

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    1. Yes, it would make a lovely adult cardigan as well!

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