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Easy Crochet Sweater

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Free crochet sweater pattern for a child's slip on and cardigan sweater set. This set is a vintage pattern that is just as cute today as it was back than. This has a matching cardigan sweater, you can find the link below. It will make a perfect addition to any toddlers wardrobe.





Crochet Sweater (Slip On) Sizes 1 and 2
 
"DAWN" or "CLOVER LEAF" NYLON or NYLON POMPADOUR or
"DAWN" BABY YARN or "DAWN" INFANTS WOOL 5 ozs.  Buttercup or color desired for Slip on. 6 ozs. for Cardigan. 1 oz.  French or Baby Blue or any contrasting color for each sweater.

Steel crochet hook No. 1.
5 buttons for Cardigan. Directions are given for size 1.  Size 2 is given in brackets.

GAUGE: 2 patterns = 1 inch.

Crochet Sweater Back:


Ribbing: With Buttercup ch 15 (17), sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn. 2nd Row.  Working in back loop of sts for entire ribbing, work 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.  Repeat 2nd Row until ribbing measures 10 (11) inches from beginning.  Working across long side, work 78 (86) sc across ribbing, ch 1, turn. Work in pattern as follows:


1st Row. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, * 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 s ch repeat from * across Row, turn.

2nd Row. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc (pattern), repeat from * across Row, ch 1, turn.

3rd Row.  * 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * across Row ending with sc in next dc, sc in 3rd st of end ch, turn.  Repeat last 2 rows for pattern.  Work even in pattern until back measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2) inches from beginning ending with 3rd Row of pattern.

Next Row.  Shape armhole: Sl st across next 3 sts, work in pattern to within last 3 sts, ch 3, turn.  Work 1 Row in pattern.

Next Row.  Sl st across next st, work in pattern across Row to within last st (2 sts decreased), turn.  Repeat last 2 rows twice.  Work even in pattern until armhole measures 3 1/2 (4) inches from 1st decreasing point.

Next 3 Rows.  Sl st across next 6 sts, work in pattern across Row to within last 6 sts, turn.  Ch 1 and sl st loosely across remaining sts for back of neck, cut yarn.


Crochet Sweater Front:

With Buttercup, ch 15 (17) and work same as back to armhole.

Next Row.  Sl st across next 3 sts, ch 1 and work 1 sc in each St across Row to within last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.

Next  Row.  BEADING: 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, * ch 4, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * 15 ( 17) times, ch 4,1 sc in each of last 3 sc, turn.


Next Row.   Sl st in next St, ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 2  sc, * 2 sc in ch 4 loop, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * across Row, turn.

Next Row. Ch 3, work same as 2nd Row of pattern, ch 1, turn.
Next Row. Sl st in next St, ch 1, work in pattern across Row to within last st, ch 1, turn.
Next Row. Work 1 sc in each St across Row, ch 1, turn.

Next Row. Sl st in next St, ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, * ch 4, skip next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * 13 (15) times, ch 4, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 1, turn.

Next Row.  Work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch 4 loop, ch 1, turn. Work even in pattern until armhole measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2 ) inches from 1st decreasing point.

Next Row.  Work in pattern across 23 (25) sts, turn.  Work in pattern across 23 (25) sts decreasing 1 St at neck edge every Row until 18 sts remain.  Work even until armhole measures same as back armhole. Shape shoulder same as back shoulder. Skip center 20 (24) sts for neck, attach Buttercup and work opposite side to correspond.

SLEEVES:


With Buttercup, ch 12 and work in ribbing until work measures 5 1/2 (6) inches from beginning.  Working across long side, work 38 (42) sc across ribbing, ch 1, turn.  Work in pattern increasing 1 St on each side every 5th Row until there are 50 (58) sts.  Work even in pattern until sleeve measures 7 1/2  (8 1/2 ) inches from beginning

Next Row.  Sl st across next 3 sts, work in pattern across Row to within last 3 sts, turn.  Then work in pattern decreasing 1 St on each side every Row until 18 sts remain, cut yarn. 

Block each section.  Sew seams and sew sleeves in position.


NECKBAND:


With Buttercup, ch 12 and work in ribbing until band measures 10 1/2 ( 11 1/2 ) inches from beginning, cut yarn.  Sew band in position.

TRIM:
Cut 9 strands of Blue about 18 inches long, tie securely at one end.
Divide into 3 strands and braid the entire length, tie securely.  Work 2 more lengths in same manner: Lace 1 length through each Row of beading. Tie 3rd length into a bow and tack in position as illustrated.

I hope you enjoyed this crochet sweater slip on. You will find the matching cardigan at the link below


Reproduced from " Star Baby Book" dated 1950

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