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#1 nnt

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:14 AM

Hi Everyone!

Well, I just finished my first "real" pattern, that I actually wanted to write down because I thought I'd make it again. I have looked a long time for a top-down baby sweater in fingering weight yarn. I found some beautiful knitted ones, but all the crochet ones I found were seamed, which I CAN do, but don't enjoy.

This pattern is different. No seaming, and you do the edging as you go, which means very little finishing. Just add buttons. Also, I am toying with some different body patterns... a few lacy ones for girls, a cable one, etc. If you all like this, I'll post them as I get them done. I really like the flexibility. After you do the yoke, you can pretty much do anything you like with it.

I welcome all feedback!! Please let me know of any errors or anything that I wrote that isn't clear (I've never had to explain what I was doing before). By the way, you are welcome to use this pattern for gifts or charity purposes. Please do not sell or distribute pattern. Thank you for looking!


Epiphany Baby Sweater



Faded Stripes


Materials: Rowan 4 ply soft yarn (or any fingering weight/sock yarn)
Color A: 2 balls Whisper (blue), Color B: 1 ball Suede or colors of your choice

ā€œEā€ hook (or size needed for gauge)

Needle

(4) 3/8 inch buttons

Size: 3 mo
Gauge: 11 dc = 2 inches

Special Stitches and notes:

Shell: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp

Special Notes:
In this pattern, always put first stitch of row in first stitch of row below. Do not count turning ch as a stitch, and do not put a stitch into turning ch. At the end of dc row, ch 2, turn. At the end of a sc or hdc row, ch 1, turn, first st. in first stitch of row below.

To change colors, leave last to lps on hook, drop yarn, make lp with new color, draw new color thru last 2 lps left on hook of previous color. Cut previous color. Continue with new color. Weave in ends.

Yoke:

With A, starting at neckline, Ch 62
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th chain from hook, (ch 3 counts as 1st dc), dc in next 10 ch, shell, dc in next 4 ch, shell, dc in next 24 ch, shell, dc in next 4 dc, shell, dc in last 12 ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc in first dc and each dc to shell, *shell in shell sp, dc to next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3-6: repeat row 2

Row 7: Dc in first dc and each dc to shell, *in shell work dc, ch 2, dc, dc to next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 8: Dc in first dc and each dc to ch 2 sp, *in sp work dc, ch 2, dc, dc in each dc to next sp, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 9-11: repeat row 8.

Row 12: Dc in first dc and each dc to first sp, * yo, pull up lp, yo and draw thru 2 lps, yo, draw up lp in next ch2 sp, yo and draw thru 2 lps, yo, and draw thru all 3 lps on hook (underarm made), dc in next dc to next sp,* repeat from * to end. Leaving last 2 lps of last dc on hook, begin color B (see color change directions above).

Body: following color changes and stitch pattern below, complete stripes in the following colors:

Row 1: Sc in B

Row 2-3: Dc in A

Row 4: Hdc in B

Row 5: Dc in A

Row 6: Dc in B

Row 7: Hdc in A

Row 8-9: Dc in B

Row 10: Sc in A

Row 11-14: Dc in B. Do not finish off after row 14. Ch 1, turn.

Edging: with right side facing, 3 sc in dc below, continue sc in each dc across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up right side of sweater, 3 sc in corner, sc in back ridge of starting chain, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly down left side if sweater, join to first sc, finish off.

Sleeve:
Row 1: With front facing, join B with sl st in ch 2 of underarm, draw up 5 lps across underarm, with last lp in next ch 2 sp, yo and pull thru all 6 lps on hook (first st made), sc in dc around arm, join A in last sc, sl st to first sc, ch 2, turn.

Follow stripe pattern for Body rows 2-14. At end of row 14, ch 1, turn.

Edging: sc in same st and next st, *yo, draw up lp in next 2 st (3 lps on hook), yo, draw thru 3 lps (decrease made), sc in next 2 st, repeat from * around. Join to first sc, fasten off.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing: Weave in all ends and attach 4 buttons evenly spaced on yoke.

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#2 idagammy

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:49 AM

Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:13 AM

Thank you for sharing! Great color combination and like the idea that you don't have to seam :)

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:43 PM

Too Cute!!!!!!! Thanx for sharing

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

This is your first pattern? You should be very proud. What a great job you did. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:18 PM

Thanks! I just found out I'm going to be a gramma so the timing on this is perfect!
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for sharing your pattern. I love making baby items. It is a great pattern!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:54 AM

How great you posted the pattern !!!! Your sweater is stunning.....and...............I can see it in chocolate and pink too !!!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:29 PM

That sweater is pretty. I especially like the way the color stripes work. :)
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

Lovely pattern!
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

This is a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to try it out! Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:06 PM

Awesome pattern. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:42 PM

I LOVE it!! :hook Thank you for sharing your pattern with us! :hug

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:54 PM

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thanks for sharing your pattern with us !!
i'm about to start it NOW !!
yes PLEASE give us your other patterns when you finish them !!!!

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:48 PM

Thank you! I've been looking for something just like this!

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Nice pattern - thanks for sharing.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:55 AM

This looks great - is it quite a quick pattern? :)

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:35 PM

This looks great - is it quite a quick pattern? :)


Not sure what your definition of "quick" is... I can finish one in a few hours (3-4 maybe, counting weaving in ends) of uninterrupted crochet time!
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:15 AM

This looks like such a cute little boy sweater. I'm trying to make it for my baby that will be born the end of October (2012).
There are a few confusing instructions, though, and I didn't catch my mistake until I was half way through the sweater. This means if I want my baby to be able to wear this cute sweater, I'll have to start over.:(

When the instructions say "Dc in first dc and each dc to shell" it does not make it clear exactly what it means. To me, that means "to the shell, but not dc on the shell." ie., to the shell, skip the dc of the shell and go directly to the 2 chain space in the middle of the shell. This means my pattern didn't get the added stitches it needed. I thought it looked strange, but I'm not super familiar with making sweaters... this is my first one... so I figured it would work itself out somehow. For clarity, it should say something like "dc in first dc and each dc to 2ch in the shell."

Another confusing thing in the instructions was how it tells what to actually stitch inside the shell... it took me a little while to figure it out. What threw me is that it gives a * and then tells what to do inside the shell. But what goes in the shell should be in parentheses for clarity.

*in shell work (dc, ch 2, dc), dc to next shell,


is much more clear than the way it is written.

I hope this helps anyone else who is as inexperienced as I am.

Hi Everyone!

Well, I just finished my first "real" pattern, that I actually wanted to write down because I thought I'd make it again. I have looked a long time for a top-down baby sweater in fingering weight yarn. I found some beautiful knitted ones, but all the crochet ones I found were seamed, which I CAN do, but don't enjoy.

This pattern is different. No seaming, and you do the edging as you go, which means very little finishing. Just add buttons. Also, I am toying with some different body patterns... a few lacy ones for girls, a cable one, etc. If you all like this, I'll post them as I get them done. I really like the flexibility. After you do the yoke, you can pretty much do anything you like with it.

I welcome all feedback!! Please let me know of any errors or anything that I wrote that isn't clear (I've never had to explain what I was doing before). By the way, you are welcome to use this pattern for gifts or charity purposes. Please do not sell or distribute pattern. Thank you for looking!


Epiphany Baby Sweater



Faded Stripes


Materials: Rowan 4 ply soft yarn (or any fingering weight/sock yarn)
Color A: 2 balls Whisper (blue), Color B: 1 ball Suede or colors of your choice

ā€œEā€ hook (or size needed for gauge)

Needle

(4) 3/8 inch buttons

Size: 3 mo
Gauge: 11 dc = 2 inches

Special Stitches and notes:

Shell: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp

Special Notes:
In this pattern, always put first stitch of row in first stitch of row below. Do not count turning ch as a stitch, and do not put a stitch into turning ch. At the end of dc row, ch 2, turn. At the end of a sc or hdc row, ch 1, turn, first st. in first stitch of row below.

To change colors, leave last to lps on hook, drop yarn, make lp with new color, draw new color thru last 2 lps left on hook of previous color. Cut previous color. Continue with new color. Weave in ends.

Yoke:

With A, starting at neckline, Ch 62
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th chain from hook, (ch 3 counts as 1st dc), dc in next 10 ch, shell, dc in next 4 ch, shell, dc in next 24 ch, shell, dc in next 4 dc, shell, dc in last 12 ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc in first dc and each dc to shell, *shell in shell sp, dc to next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3-6: repeat row 2

Row 7: Dc in first dc and each dc to shell, *in shell work dc, ch 2, dc, dc to next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 8: Dc in first dc and each dc to ch 2 sp, *in sp work dc, ch 2, dc, dc in each dc to next sp, repeat from * to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 9-11: repeat row 8.

Row 12: Dc in first dc and each dc to first sp, * yo, pull up lp, yo and draw thru 2 lps, yo, draw up lp in next ch2 sp, yo and draw thru 2 lps, yo, and draw thru all 3 lps on hook (underarm made), dc in next dc to next sp,* repeat from * to end. Leaving last 2 lps of last dc on hook, begin color B (see color change directions above).

Body: following color changes and stitch pattern below, complete stripes in the following colors:

Row 1: Sc in B

Row 2-3: Dc in A

Row 4: Hdc in B

Row 5: Dc in A

Row 6: Dc in B

Row 7: Hdc in A

Row 8-9: Dc in B

Row 10: Sc in A

Row 11-14: Dc in B. Do not finish off after row 14. Ch 1, turn.

Edging: with right side facing, 3 sc in dc below, continue sc in each dc across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up right side of sweater, 3 sc in corner, sc in back ridge of starting chain, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly down left side if sweater, join to first sc, finish off.

Sleeve:
Row 1: With front facing, join B with sl st in ch 2 of underarm, draw up 5 lps across underarm, with last lp in next ch 2 sp, yo and pull thru all 6 lps on hook (first st made), sc in dc around arm, join A in last sc, sl st to first sc, ch 2, turn.

Follow stripe pattern for Body rows 2-14. At end of row 14, ch 1, turn.

Edging: sc in same st and next st, *yo, draw up lp in next 2 st (3 lps on hook), yo, draw thru 3 lps (decrease made), sc in next 2 st, repeat from * around. Join to first sc, fasten off.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing: Weave in all ends and attach 4 buttons evenly spaced on yoke.



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:25 AM

I tried and tried and tried to design a pattern like this and gave up. thank you SO much1