Crocheted Baby Sweater:
Crocheted Baby Sweater and Booties
very little in this world that's more rewarding than dressing your
baby in a special sweater, bunting - or even booties - that you've
crocheted yourself. Crochet is one of the easiest of the clothing
crafts to learn. Even if you've never looped yarn around a hook
before, you can crochet these simple booties for your baby in an
evening - and the matching sweater in a weekend.
The basic stitches for the baby booties are: chain stitch (cs),
single crochet (sc), dec (pull up loop in next two stitches, yarn
over, pull through both loops on hook).
worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size H, chain 5. Turn.
SC in next three chains, 5 sc in end chain, one SC in bottom loop
of each of next three starting chain stitches. 5 sc in end chain
to turn corner.
2: Five SC, two sc in next stitch, sc, two sc in next stitch, sc,
two sc in next stitch, 5 sc, two sc in next stitch, sc, 2 sc in
next stitch, sc, 2 sc in next stitch.
3: 8 sc, 2 sc in next, 5 sc, 2 sc in next, 8 sc, 2 sc in next, 5
sc, 2 sc in next.
two rounds of crochet even (no increases). Sole will begin to curve
upward. At end of second round, turn.
in next 5 SC, dec, 3 SC, dec, 5 SC, turn.
in next 3 sc, dec, 1 sc, dec, 3 sc, turn.
in next sc, dec, dec, sc in next sc, turn.
in each sc, then continue in rounds again, dec one stitch at each
side of bootie top for two rounds.
even for three rounds, fasten off.
for second bootie.
desired, embellish top of baby bootie with embroidered flower or
single crochet booties are so simple that you can make them in several
colors - all in an evening.
The sweater is just as easy, and it's sized to fit a newborn to
6 months baby. Using the same yarn and hook, chain 45. Turn.
in next five sc. In next, inc by working 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in one
stitch. SC in next 8 stitches, work inc, sc in next 16 stitches,
inc, sc in next 8 stitches, inc, sc in to end.
in the pattern as established, even on all sc, inc in each chain
2 loop, till 10 rows are complete.
row: Crochet to first ch 2 loop, crochet in ch 2 loop, skip all
stitches till next ch 2 loop, crochet in that loop. SC in each stitch
to next ch 2 loop, skip all stitches till last ch 2 loop, sc in
loop and one SC in each sc to end. Turn.
even till sweater measures 6 inches from underarm. Fasten off.
up and crochet in each SC around right underarm. Work in rounds
till sleeve is same length from underarm as body. Repeat with left
sleeve. Fasten off.
at lower right hand corner, pick up nd crochet one sc in each stitch
up front opening, around collar and back down other side of front.
Run ribbon through openings in collar for a neck tie.
all there is to it - a warm, cozy crochet sweater and booties you
created yourself just for baby.
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