Free Baby Crochet Patterns – Easy Breezy Baby Sweater !

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Sweaters aren’t just for winter. This Easy Breezy Baby Sweater is a great lightweight crochet
pattern that was designed specifically for the warm summer months. It’s a great piece for baby
girls to wear to weddings, garden parties, or just out around town. Simply add more rows to
this free crochet pattern if you’d prefer to turn it into a cute little dress. The pattern is sized to
fit 0 to 3 month old babies.

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Easy Breezy Baby Sweater
This image courtesy of mooglyblog.com

Size: 0-3 mths
Gauge: 11 sts x 9 rows = 4 inches in esc
Materials:
 US-H, 5.00mm hook
 Worsted weight yarn: Color A – 60 yds; Color B – 140 yds (I Love This Cotton in Pink and
Pistache shown)
 1/2″ or 5/8″ button and matching thread
 4 st markers

Special Abbreviation: Make Corner – [esc, ch 1, esc] in the next st or ch, place marker in the ch sp. Move the marker up to the corresponding ch sp with each new row.

Body Instructions: (please see above bullet points for special stitch instructions and links to video tutorials!)
Row 1 (RS): Using Color A, ch 37. Esc in 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch, make corner, esc in the next 4 ch, make corner, esc in the next 10 ch, make corner, esc in the next 4 ch, make corner,
esc in last 7 ch. Turn. (40 sts, 4 ch)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, esc in first 8 sts, make corner, esc in next 6 sts, make corner, esc in next 12 sts, make corner, esc in next 6 sts, make corner, esc in last 8 sts. Turn. (48 sts, 4 ch)
Row 3: Ch 1, esc in first 9 sts, make corner, esc in next 8 sts, make corner, esc in next 14 sts, make corner, esc in next 8 sts, make corner, esc in last 9 sts. Turn. (56 sts, 4 ch)
Row 4: Ch 1, esc in first 10 sts, make corner, esc in next 10 sts, make corner, esc in next 16 sts, make corner, esc in next 10 sts, make corner, esc in last 10 sts. Turn. (64 sts, 4 ch)
Row 5: Ch 1, esc in first 11 sts, make corner, esc in next 12 sts, make corner, esc in next 18 sts, make corner, esc in next 12 sts, make corner, esc in last 11 sts. Turn. (72 sts, 4 ch)

Row 6: Ch 1, esc in first 12 sts, [esc, ch 1, sc] in next st, sc in next 14 sts, [sc, ch 1, esc] in next st,
esc in next 20 sts, [esc, ch 1, sc] in next st, sc in next 14 sts, [sc, ch 1, esc] in next st, esc in last
12 sts. Finish last st of row with Color B. Break Color A. Turn. (80 sts, 4 ch)
Row 7: Ch 1, esc in first 13 sts, esc in ch sp, ch 3, esc in next ch sp (skipping sts in between 1st and 2nd marked sts, remove markers). Esc in next 22 sts, esc in next ch sp, ch 3, esc in next ch sp (skipping sts in between 3rd and 4th marked sts, remove markers). Esc in last 13 sts. Turn.
(52 sts, 6 ch)
Row 8: Overlap the fronts so that the RS right side is on top of the RS left side, as shown below.
Ch 1, and working from the WS, esc through the first 3 and last 3 sts of previous row. Esc in next 7 sts, 2 esc in next st. *Esc in next 10 sts, 2 esc in next st. Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join to 2nd st. (60 sts)

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Round 9: Rejoin Color B to a st under the right armhole. Ch 3, dc in same st. Work 2 dc in next  st. Skip next 2 sts. *[2 dc in next st] twice (double V made). Skip next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3, then sl st in next st. (60 sts, or 15 double Vs)
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in same st. Work 2 dc in next st. Skip next 2 sts. *[2 dc in next st] twice (double V made). Skip next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3, then sl st in next st. (60 sts, or 15 double Vs)
Round 11 – 16: Repeat Round 10.
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in same st. Skip next st, *work 5 dc in the sp between the previous st and the next st (in center of double V). Skip next 2 sts, sc in sp between the previous st and the next st (between the sets of double Vs). Skip the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to end, finishing with 5 dc in the center of the last double V. Break yarn and seamless join. (15 shells)

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Sleeve Edging Instructions:
Row 1: From RS, rejoin Color B with a sl st in center bottom of armhole. Ch 1, sc even around armhole. Join to first sc with a sl st. (22 st)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st. Work 3 dc in the next st. *Sc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st.
Repeat from * to end. Break yarn and seamless join. (11 shells) Repeat on other armhole.

Neck Edging Instructions:

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With Color B, join with a sl st to bottom of outer flap of opening. Ch 1 and sc in the side of the  next row and evenly around the opening, working 3sc in both corners. Break yarn and finish off at bottom of inner flap. Weave in all ends. Sew on button to match up with a hole in the stitch pattern of the fabric.

By: Tamara Kelly from Moogly

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