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Dress your new prince or princess in this Royal Baby Sweater. Adorable lightweight sweater designed to use the colors of a family crest. Pattern includes newborn to 3 month, 6 month and 9 month sizes. Crocheted in sport yarn for a lightweight sweater, perfect for cool summer/fall evenings.
Royal Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern
Size Newborn- 3 months [6 months, 9 months]
I Love This Yarn Sport Weight:
1 skein Bright Blue/75
1 skein Red/40
½ skein Sun Yellow/210
Size F & G crochet hooks (or size needed to obtain gauge)
5/8” royal crest or crown buttons, 4 [4,5]
Gauge (G hook) 5 hdc = 1”, 4 rows hdc = 1”
Pattern is for newborn-3 months size with 6 months and 9 months in [ ].
Row 1: With yellow yarn and F hook, ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 ch. Ch1, turn (6 sc).
Row 2: Sc in back loop of each sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 90 [94, 98] rows. Fasten off yellow. Turn piece to work along ends of rows.
Row 1: (Right side) With G hook and red yarn, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each row end for 22 [23, 24] sts, switch to blue yarn, work hdc for 23 [24, 25] sts, switch to red yarn, work hdc for 23 [24, 25] sts, switch to blue yarn, work hdc for remaining 22 [23, 24] sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Keeping in same color pattern, hdc in each hdc across. Ch 1, turn. Work even in hdc (in color pattern) until piece measures 4 ½ [4 1/2, 5 1/2] inches, ending on wrong side row. Ch 1, turn.
Next Row: Changing color pattern, with red hdc in next 45 [47, 49] sts, with blue hdc in next 23 [24, 25] sts, with yellow hdc in next 22[23, 24] sts. Ch 1, turn.
Next Row: With yellow hdc in next 22 [23, 24] sts, with bue hdc in next 23 [24, 25] sts, with red hdc in next 45 [47, 49] sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 time.
ARMHOLE SHAPING: Keeping color pattern, hdc in first 18 [19, 20] st, ch 1, turn. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Right front: Work even in hdc until armhole measures 2 [2 1/2 , 3] inches. End with right side facing for next row.
NECK SHAPING: Row 1: Sl st first 3 st, ch 1, hdc remaining sts. (15 [16, 17] hdc.
Row 2: Hdc across to last 2 sts, dec in last 2 sts (14 [15, 16] hdc).
Row 3: Dec 1st 2 st, hdc across (13 [14, 15] hdc).
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 (12 [13, 14] hdc).
Row 5: Dec 1st 2 st, hdc in next 4 st, sl st in next st. Leave remaining sts unworked.
BACK: Return to unworked stitches on body. Skip 8 sts. Attach red yarn in 9th st, ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each of next 37 [39, 41] sts. Work even in hdc until piece measures one row less than length of right front.
Last row: Sl st in first 7 sts, hdc across to last 8 sts, sl st next st, leave remaining 7 sts unworked. Fasten off. (23 [25, 27 hdc)
LEFT FRONT: Return to body, skip 8 st from back section. Attach yarn in 9th st, ch 1, hdc in same st and in each st across. (18 [19, 20] hdc) Ch 1, turn. Work even in hdc until left front measures 2 [2 ½, 3] inches.
NECK SHAPING: Row 1: Hdc in 15 [16, 17] hdc. Leave remaining st unworked. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Dec 1st 2 st, hdc across (14 [15, 16] hdc).
Row 3: Hdc across to last 2 st, dec last 2 st (13 [14, 15] hdc).
Row 4: Repeat Row 2 (12 [13, 14] hdc).
Row 5: Sl st next 6 [7, 8] st, hdc next 4 st, dec next 2 st. Fasten off.
Row 1: With yellow yarn and F hook, ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (6 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in back loop of ch sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 26 [28, 28] rows. Switch to G hook and blue yarn. Turn to work across ends of rows.
Row 1: Hdc in each row end (26 [28, 28] hdc). Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-3: Hdc in each hdc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc across to last st, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn. (28 [30, 30] hdc.
Rows 5-7: Hdc in each hdc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4 (30 [32, 32] hdc.
Repeat Rows 5-8, 2 [2, 3] times (34 [36, 38] hdc). Work even in hdc until piece measures 6 ½ [7, 8] inches. Fasten off.
With red yarn, repeat right sleeve.
With right sides facing, match shoulder seams and sew together. With right sides facing, sew sleeve seam. Then sew sleeves to body, easing to fit. Match shoulder seam to top middle of sleeve.
With yellow yarn and F hook, attach yarn to bottom right opening with right side facing.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in next 5 sc of ribbing. Work hdc evenly spaced up front of body (approximately 3 hdc for each 2 vertical hdc). Lay on a flat surface to ensure edging remains flat. Work 3 hdc in corner, continue in hdc around neckline, decreasing once at each shoulder seam. Work 3 hdc in left top corner and hdc down left front opening. Count stitches on left and right front openings to ensure both sides are even.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in 1st st. Work in ribbing: *fp hdc, bp hdc, repeat from * around.
Row 3: (Buttonhole row) Mark 4 [4, 5] sts evenly spaced down right front for girls, left front for boys. Ch 1, turn. Hdc in 1st st. Work fp hdc around each front post and bp hdc around each back post. At each marked st, ch 1, sk 1 st for buttonhole. Fasten off. Sew buttons on opposite side of buttonholes. Weave in all ends.
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