Monday, May 12, 2008

Baby Bumpy Sweater


I just had to do it, I had already designed patterns for the hat and booties, I just had to crochet a sweater to match. This months project in All_Crafts_4_Charity is for a maternity center in northern Canada that serves the Inuit tribes. I wanted to create something really warm and cuddly for the babies. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease, the color is red sprinkles. This was on clearance at two local Michaels stores. There was only one color on sale which was why I checked at the second one. (Sigh) It was also the only color on clearance there, too. To make what's becoming a long story short, I bought all they had at both stores so the babies are getting a lot of red items.
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Baby Bumpy Sweater
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Fits 0-3 mos.
3 oz. worsted weight yarn
Size J hook
Gauge 7 sts = 2 in
Starting at the neckline
Ch 50 and join to make ring being careful not to twist
V-Stitch: dc, ch1, dc in same stitch
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Rd 1: Ch 3, counts as 1st stitch here and in every row, 6 dc, V st, 9 dc, V st, 14 dc, V st, 9 dc, V st, 7 dc and join. Double check to make sure it's not twisted
Rd 2-6: ch 3, dc in each dc and V stitch in each V stitch
Rd 7: ch 3, dc to first V stitch, folding so 1st and 2nd V stitches are together dc in both to join them, dc to next V stitch and join 3rd and 4th V stitch in same manner, dc to end and join
Note: This creates the armholes, you will add the sleeves later
Rd 8-12: Dc in each dc, skipping the armholes
Rd 13: ch 1 and turn, working on wrong side, sc in same stitch as ch1, tr, *sc, tr repeat from * around, join
Rd 14: ch 3 and turn to work on right side again, dc in each st
Rd 15: repeat round 13
Rd 16-18: ch 2, hdc in each st join and end
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Collar
Join to neckline in back, ch 2, hdc in each stitch, repeat for another round, end
Sleeve
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Going through both V stitches where the sleeves were joined in the underarm, join yarn, if you don't do this there will be a hole in the underarm
Rd 1-5: ch 3, dc in each stitch, Check to make sure you have 22 stitches
Rds 6- 11: Repeat rows 13 -18 of body of sweater
Weave in ends

41 comments:

  1. I love all your patterns. You are so creative. I visit your blog daily and enjoy it so much.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  2. I love that bumpy sweater. Great job on it. Julie

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  3. Great job on your baby sweater.

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  4. Baby Bumpy Sweaterhi

    such a greatcreative mind u have amazing and beautiful easy to fallow instructions god bless u abida

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  5. Thank you for sharing this pattern! This is my first sweater I've ever made. The instructions were very easy & it was a lot of fun!

    Off to make the hat now. ;o)

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  6. Such a cute sweater! How could I adapt the pattern to fit a toddler or child?

    Thanks!

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  7. I'm going to be working on larger sizes and will post the pattern when I get it worked out.

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  8. Just made this sweater yesterday. I loved how it worked up & how easy it was to make. Every couple of rows I would hold it up & say to anyone in ear shot "how cute this is, isn't this cute?" When it was finished everyone agreed that it was very cute. I would love it if you gave directions on how to make it in larger sizes as my granddaughters are 2 yrs old & older.

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  9. Very cute. Have you designed any baby blankets?
    Crystal Howard

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  10. This pattern is absolutely awesome! I've been making blankets and small flowers and such for years, but have never been brave enough to tackle any kind of clothing. I just made your pattern with some red heart yarn and an I hook (just wanted to see if I could do it, wasn't too concerned about gauge). I noticed the neckline fit my five year old perfectly, so I just added a few extra rows of v stitches to make the arm holes larger and ended up with a sweater that fits her perfectly. All in one afternoon and just a single ball of yarn! Very cute, very easily adaptable, and so simple. Thank you so much!

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  11. very cute and easy sweater . I crocheted some flowers to add to the add and sweater turned out gorgeous. Thanks!!

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  12. I'm having some trouble with the first couple rows. When it says in Rows 2-6 to "dc in each dc, and V stitch in each V", does that mean dc in each dc INCLUDING the ones in the V, and then V in the chain loop? Or skip those dc's and V in the chain loop?

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  13. Yes, it means dc in each dc INCLUDING the ones in the V, and then V in the chain loop

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  14. Thank you!

    I was having some more trouble with it looking like your picture, until I saw the line that said "starting at the neckline". :) Maybe you could boldface that for other thick-headed people like me.

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  15. Working on the infant sweater, am new to crocheting. What do you mean by V stitch, folding so 1st and 2nd V stitches are together dc in both to join them, dc to next V stitch and join 3rd and 4th V stitch in same manner, dc to end and join?
    Thanks
    Rose

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  16. You are folding it to form the arm holes and body, if you keep this in mind it helps to picture it. There should be four V stitches (dc, ch1, dc) in each row. Match up the first ytwo and the last two, if you did it right it should start to look like a sweater.

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  17. hi I am new to crochetting..i liked ur design and started working on it. It has come out really well till 12th row..but i am not able to understand row 13:(Rd 13: ch 1 and turn, working on wrong side, sc in same stitch as ch1, tr, *sc, tr repeat from * around, join). Can you please explain little bit in detail? it would be really helpful for a fresher like me...thanks a lot in advance.

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  18. You have to make sure your on the wrong side because the "bumps are going to natuarally protrude from the right side. The pattern stitch is really simple, you do a single crochet and then a triple (or treble) crochet then repeat across.

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  19. What a charming pattern that works for boys and girls. My expecting friend is so frustrated by how few crochet patterns there are for boys. This one will fit the bill!

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  20. thanks a lot for for input...

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  21. hi.... i completed the project with your input..it came out really pretty...but it is too small...i want to make little bigger one for a 1yr old baby and one for adult medium size. can you please help me with the initial counts..don't know how to increase the counts to suit the above mentioned size. Will be awaiting for your input. Thanks in advance.

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  22. I'm new to reading crochet patterns. I'm almost done with the sweater, but I have a diagonal line of holes running down the back of the sweater where I attached each row to the next and chained. The holes are bigger than a regular stitch. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks so much! I'm having fun learning with this and I think I'll try to make another one when I'm more confident.

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  23. What a great little sweater! I made one in a dusty rose for a newborn but it turned out to be more of a 3-6 month size. I'm very happy with it though and plan to make many more in various colors and sizes. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

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  24. I love this sweater. Thank you for the pattern. I am stuck at round 7.
    Chain 3 and then jump to the V stitch or do I have to DC all the way to the V stitch? I tried chain 3 and jump straight to v stitch but, the chain 3 is blocking the armhole. Thank you.

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  25. I love this pattern! I made it for my newborn but now want to make it for my 2 year old! How would I make it bigger?! Thanks so much!

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  26. Lovely pattern! Never tried a sweater before...making it for first grandchild. Question: before rounds 8 through 12, is there a chain 3? Also, is there any way to avoid the diagonal line that forms when joining the rounds? Thanks for your help!

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  27. brother/wife is having a baby, will make some patterns from ur site--i know everyone loves a baby

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  28. Any thoughts on, I used Bernat Baby Breath Super Bulkey (seems lite) (would the size be smaller?

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  29. Hi, the collar seems bigger than the bottom of the sweater, and the sweater seems thin and long. I followed the pattern. it is very nice

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  30. Also, i only have 11 stitches on the sleeve not 22.

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  31. I'm very confused about how to skip the armholes... Can you explain that a bit more or post photos? Thank you!

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  32. Hi Deb, Love the sweater pattern. I have a question. Rd 8 says to DC in each DC around skipping the arm holes. I'm very confused on how that works. Would you please instruct me on how to do so. Thank you. Kelley

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  33. I just finished making this out of Carron Simply Soft Blue Mint using a K hook. It is adorable and the K hook made it about a 9-12 month size. Someone mentioned a diagonal line down the back - if you are joining to the top stitch of your beginning chain of the round it should be a straight "seam" down the back. You can steam your finished sweater to block.

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  34. Thank you for the pattern. The baby sweater is beautiful.

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  35. I absolutely adore this pattern!!! I have made and I LOVE it SO MUCH!!! Thank you so much for posting it!

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  36. I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for posting it! I have been searching for a pattern like this!

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  37. After searching and searching for an easy crocheted sweater, I landed here and liked what I saw. I made this with an H hook for my granddaughter's favorite teddy bear. Easy. Clever. Cute. Will be making more with leftover yarn to donate to babies in the area. THANK YOU!

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  38. Quick question...Do you do the v-st in the pervious rows v-st space (ch1 sp)? I'm on row 2 if you are curious :) It seems like that's where it should go, but I need to make sure. Thanks!

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  39. Yes, in the previous V stitch.

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  40. I am wondering if you have a stitch count for the rows 2-6. I think I understand the pattern, but I'm still unsure about getting past the V-stich point. Thanks!

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  41. The pattern should ready, dc in each dc, v stitch in each chain space.

    If your sleeves have 11 stitches and not 22 it's because you didn't do the above. I know from experience...I had the sweater complete except for the sleeves.

    Another tip: before starting on sleeves, turn it inside out so our stitches will all be facing the same way (wrong sides on the inside and right sides on the outside).

    Good luck.

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