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Baby Wrap Sweater

Wrap sweaters are terrific for babies for two reasons – one, you don’t have to fuss with putting a sweater over a wriggly small person’s head, and two, the sizing is very forgiving so you can get a lot of wear out of your lovely crochet work.

This one is crocheted from the bottom up in a double crochet variation alternating with rows of single crochet. The back and both fronts are all one piece – then you just have to sew up the shoulder seams and make and attach your sleeves!

Free crochet pattern Baby Wrap Sweater, 12 months size, crocheted in Sport weight yarn.

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Finished Size: Chest approximately 20” but can be adjusted via the ties – 12 months size

Materials:

3 skeins Patons Astra (CYCA 3, Light; 100% acrylic; 50g; 161 yds) in Apricot

Crochet hook size 7/4.50mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Locking stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts x 10 rows = 4” in pattern stitch

Pattern Notes:

Ch-3 at beg of row counts as 1 dc

When working the crossed dc, keep your working yarn behind the work to enclose the other three dc – you don’t want to work it completely in front of nor completely behind the existing dc.

Abbreviations

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Sc – single crochet

RS – right side

Rep – repeat

Sk – skip

St(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

Body:

Chain 83.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 82 sc

Row 2 (WS): Dc in each of next 4 sc, *sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc (see note), dc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * across, dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. 82 dc

Row 3: Sc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, * dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc. Rep from * across, dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 6 – 12: Rep Rows 2 – 5, then Rows 2 – 4 once more.

 

Right Front:

Row 1: Sc2tog twice, sc in each of next 22 dc. Place marker in next dc. Ch 3, turn leaving remaining sts unworked for now. 24 sc

Row 2: Dc in each of next 4 sc, (sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in each of next 4 sc) twice, dc in next sc, dc2tog.  Ch 1, turn. 23 dc

Row 3: Sc2tog twice, sc to end of Front. Ch 3, turn. 21 sc

Row 4: (Sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc,  dc in each of next 4 sc) twice, sk next sc, dc in next sc, dc2tog, dc in skipped sc.  Ch 1, turn. 20 dc

Row 5: Rep Row 3. 18sc

Row 6: Dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next dc, dc in next sc each of next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in skipped sc.  Ch 1, turn. 17 dc

Row 7: Rep Row 3. 15 sc

Row 8: Sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc,  dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc2tog.  Ch 1, turn. 14 dc

Row 9: Rep Row 3. 12 sc

Row 10: Dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in next sc, dc2tog.  Ch 1, turn. 11 dc

Row 11: Rep Row 3. End off.  9 sc

Center Back:

Row 1: With RS facing, sk marked dc and the next dc, join yarn with a sc in next dc, sc in each of next 25 dc. Move marker to next sc. Ch 3, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked for now. 26 sc

Rows 2 – 11: Rep Rows 4 -5 of Body, then Rows 2 – 5 of Body twice.

 

Left Front:

Row 1: With RS facing, sk marked dc and the next dc, join yarn with a sc in next dc, sc in each of next 21 dc, sc2tog twice. Ch 3, turn. 24 sc

Row 2: Dc2tog, (Sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc,  dc in each of next 4 sc) twice, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.  Ch 1, turn. 23 dc

Row 3: Sc across until 4 sts remain, sc2tog twice. Ch 3, turn. 21 sc

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next sc, (sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in each of next 4 sc) twice, dc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn. 20 dc

Row 5: Rep Row 3. 18 sc

Row 6: Dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn. 17 dc

Row 7: Rep Row 3. 15 sc

Row 8: Hdc in next sc (NOTE – the hdc + ch-3 act as a dc2tog. When working Row 9, sk the hdc and treat the ch-3 as the top of a decrease st), dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in each of last 5 sc. Ch 1, turn. 14 dc (remembering the hdc doesn’t count)

Row 9: Rep Row 3. 12 sc

Row 10: Dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, dc in skipped sc, dc in last dc. Ch 1, turn. 11 dc

Row 11: Rep Row 3. End off. 9 sc

Sleeves: Make 2:

Ch 27.

Rep pattern for Body, working Rows 1 – 5 then repeating Rows 2 – 5 until 20 rows have been completed While at the same time working 2 sc in first and last dc on the 5th, 9th, 13th and 15th rows, for a total increase of 8 stitches.  Increased stitches should always be incorporated into the pattern as dc stitches to keep the pattern consistent.

End off after Row 20.

 

Finishing:

Using tapestry needle and whip stitch, with WS facing, sewing Fronts to Back at shoulder seams.

Sew sleeves into place at armhole.

Sew sleeve seams.

Beginning at center back hem, with RS facing, sc evenly spaced all the way around back, sides and tops of Fronts, and neck edge. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.

Sc around each sleeve hem, working in opposite side of foundation ch. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.

Ties:

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, make a 12” ch.

Sew a tie to each outer corner of Fronts.

Sew a tie at the matching height about 2” to the front of where each side seam would be, one on the outside and one on the inside of the garment.

Weave in all ends.

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