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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Popcorn Sweater


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Abbreviations

WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

st.       Stitch(es)

ch.      Chain

dc.      Double Crochet

tr.        Treble Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

ss.       Slip Stitch

yrh.     Yarn round Hook

Inc.      Increase


dec.   Decrease

Pull up loop from each of next 2dc, yrh, pull through all loops


tr2tog. Leaving last loop of each tr on hook,

work 1tr into each of next 2 stitches,

yrh pull through 3 loops.


fptr.   Front Post Treble Crochet

Work tr around the front of the post of the tr on the row below


bptr.  Back Post Treble Crochet

Work tr around the back of the post of the tr on the row below


pc.    Popcorn

Work 5tr into next tr, drop the loop from your hook, insert hook from front of work to back of work through top of the first of the 5tr, pick up dropped loop and pull through.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch     ~~~~~     3ch counts as first tr


Size to Fit  18 Inch Chest, 3-6 Month Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 10 Inches

Sleeve length: From under arm to cuff approx 5.5 Inches


Materials

125 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

4.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hook, 2 Buttons


TENSION - 4tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch using a 4.00mm hook


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 Sweater Back - # With 5.00mm hook make 46ch loosely, change to 4.00mm hook, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (43tr + 3ch)


Rib - 3ch, * fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (see abbrev for fptr & bptr)


Rpt last row twice. Turn.


Next Row - (Inc) 3ch, (RS) 1tr into each tr to last tr and 3ch to turn with, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (44tr + 3ch)


Pattern Row 1 - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into next tr, pc (see abbrev) into next tr, 1tr into next tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last 10tr and 3ch to turn with, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into next tr, pc into next tr, 1tr into next tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (4, pc made)


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * fptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3st's, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (44tr + 3ch)


Pattern Row 3 - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3st's, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 4 - Rpt Pattern Row 2. #


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 4 until 21 rows have been worked in all from Rib, work Pattern Row 1 & 2 once, 6 pc rows have been worked and work measures approx 10 Inches. Turn.


Shoulder Fastener - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 11tr. Turn. (12dc)


Work 2 more rows in dc on these 12 stitches. Turn.


Next Row (Buttonholes) - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 2ch, miss next dc, 1dc into each of next 6dc, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last 2dc. Turn. (2 buttonholes made)

 

Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Turn.


Work 1 more row of 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.


Sweater Front - Rpt from # to # on back of sweater.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 4 until 18 rows have been worked in all from Rib or work measures approx 8 Inches. Turn.


Shape Neck (Side 1) Keeping continuity of pattern as set throughout neck shaping - make 3ch, 1tr over each of next 13st's. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)

 

Rpt last row once.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 3ch, 1tr over each of next 10st's, tr2tog (see abbrev) over next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (12tr + 3ch)


Next Row - Make 3ch, 1tr into next tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into next tr, pc into next tr, 1tr into next tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 3ch, 1tr over each of next 9st's, tr2tog over next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (11tr + 3ch). Fasten off.


Shape Neck (Side 2) - Return to remaining stitches on front neck, miss 17st, rejoin yarn to next tr, make 3ch, keeping continuity of pattern again, work 1tr over each of next 13st's. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)


Rpt last row once.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 3ch, tr2tog over next 2tr, work pattern over next 11st's. Turn. (12tr + 3ch)


Next Row - Make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into next tr, pc into next tr, 1tr into next tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Next Row (Dec Row) - 3ch, tr2tog over next 2tr, 1tr into each st to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (11tr + 3ch). Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With 5.00mm hook, make 26ch, change to 4.00mm hook, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (23tr + 3ch)


Rib - 3ch, * fptr into next tr, bptr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt last row twice. Turn.

 

Next Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 2tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each tr to 3ch to turn with, 2tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (26tr + 3ch)


1st Pattern Row - Make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 9tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, bptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

 

2nd Pattern Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each tr to first post tr, work fptr around next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, fptr around each of next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 2tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (28tr + 3ch)


Continue in pattern as set, increasing 1tr each end of ever alternate row until 36tr + 3ch remain, 11 rows have been worked in all from Rib or work measures 5.5 Inches from beginning. Fasten off.


With WS side facing and 5.00mm hook, join right hand side shoulder seam together by slip stitching loosely or over sewing with a needle and yarn, leave left shoulder seam open (the side with extra rows on back for fold over and

buttonholes), fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing centre folds to shoulder, over sew with needle and yarn or slip stitch loosely into position. Join side and sleeve seams together by over sew or slip stitch.


Neck Edge - Using 4.00mm hook with RS facing and starting on side of open shoulder, work 10dc down front edge, 17dc across front, 10dc up second front edge, 1dc into each of 21dc along back. Turn. (58dc)


Next Row - Work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 30dc, dec 1dc (see abbrev) over next 2dc, 1dc into each of next 15dc, dec 1dc over next 2dc, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.


Work one more row of 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes on shoulders and fasten.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a popcorn sweater.

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