Baby Girl Sweater - Baby Sweater
Free Pattern for a Crochet Sweater

This baby girl sweater crochet pattern for a cute pink and white baby sweater was originally published around 1952. It is sure to please!



Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make these classic white and pink baby sweater. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby sweater pattern.

Free Crochet Sweater Pattern:
How to Crochet a Child's Sweater

Baby Girl Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern

REQUIRED MATERIALS

CHADWICK'S RED HEART BABY WOOL. 3 Ply, Shrink-and-Stretch Resist Finish, Art. E.275: 6 skeins (3/4 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 1 White and 1 skein of No. 723 Baby Pink.
Plastic Crochet Hook No. 3
3 Small White Buttons
A Yard of Lt. Green Embroidery Floss

NOTE(s)

This baby girl sweater pattern is for sizes 1 or 2.

There is a matching pair of pink and white baby booties for this pink and white baby girl sweater.

GAUGE: 6 sc make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Baby Girl Sweater - Yoke

Back

Starting at lower edge with White, make a chain 13 inches long.

1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, until row measures 11 1/2 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

3rd Row: Sl st in first 4 sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across to within last 4 sc. Ch 1, turn (4 sc decreased at each end of row).

4th Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat 4th row until piece measures 3 1/2 inches in all.

To Shape Shoulders:

1st Row: Dec 7 sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across to within last 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.

2nd and 3rd Rows: Repeat 3rd row of Yoke 2 more times. Break off.

Baby Girl Sweater - Front (Make 2)

Starting at lower edge, make a chain 7 inches long.

1st Row: Work as for first row of Back until row measures 5% inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

3rd Row: Dec 4 sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

4th Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat 4th row until piece measures 2 3/4 inches in all, ending at front edge.

To Shape Baby Girl Sweater Neck:

1st Row: Sl st in first 7 sc, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across to within last sc. Ch 1, turn.

3rd Row: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last 2 rows once more. Now shape shoulder as for Back. Break off.

Sew shoulder seams and underarm seams.

Baby Girl Sweater - Body

1st Row: Attach yarn to first st at front edge of Yoke and, working around lower edge, ch 4, * dc in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

2nd Row: insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw loop through, insert hook in next ch and draw a loop through, insert hook in first dc (at base of ch-3) and draw a loop through, insert hook in next dc and draw a loop through, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook, * ch 1 to fasten (star st), insert hook in fastening ch of star st just made and draw a loop through, insert hook in last loop of same star st and draw a loop through, insert hook in dc where last loop of previous star st was made and draw a loop through, insert hook in next dc and draw loop through, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (another star st). Repeat from * across, drawing last loop of last star st through 3rd ch of ch-4 on previous row. Ch 4, turn.

3rd Row: Skip first fastening ch, * dc in next fastening ch, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows, until Body measures 11 inches, ending with 2nd row. Break off.

Baby Girl Sweater - Sleeve (Make 2)

Starting at wrist edge with White, ch 38.

1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 6 1/2 inches.

To Shape Top:

1st row: Dec 3 sc at beginning and end of row. Now dec 1 sc at beginning and end of every other row until piece measures 8 1/2 inches in all. Break off.

Sew sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves.

Baby Girl Sweater - Collar

Starting at neck edge with White, make a chain 11 inches long.

1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until row measures 9 3/4 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

3rd Row: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

4th to 8th Rows: Work as for 2nd row. Break off at end of 8th row.

Baby Girl Sweater - Edging

1st Row: Attach Pink to end of first row of Collar, sc closely across narrow edge, 3 sc in corner, sc in each sc across long edge, 3 sc in corner, sc closely across other narrow edge. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group at corners. Break off. Sew collar in place, easing in to fit.

Sweater - Buttonhole Band

Attach White to neck edge of Right Front.

1st Row: Sc closely across Front. Break off. Attach Pink to last sc made. Ch 1, turn.

2nd Row: Sc in each sc across, making 3 buttonholes evenly spaced on Yoke — to make a buttonhole, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.

3rd row: Sc in each st across. Break off.

Baby Girl Sweater - Button Band

Attach White to lower edge of Left Front and work as for Buttonhole Band, omitting buttonholes.

With Pink embroider 4 flowers on each Yoke Front. With Green embroidery floss, embroider leaves around flowers. Block lightly.

Sew buttons in place to baby girl sweater.

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