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Baby Hoodie

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Caron International Yarn
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron One Pound yarn: (Pattern originally written for Caron Simply Soft Brights yarn) Blue (MC), 1 (2, 2) skeins
  • Row counter (optional) Dark blue (CC), 1 skein
  • Split-ring stitch markers (optional)
  • Crochet hook US H/8 or size to obtain gauge
  • Pompon Maker for Hat (optional)
  • Tapestry needle (tn)

GAUGE: In double crochet, 18 sts and 8 rows = 4"

ABBREVIATIONS:

Decrease (dec) in dc: [Yo, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook - one st decreased.

Decrease (dec) in sc: [Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook -- one st decreased.

STITCHES:

Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Single crochet (sc)

Note: Work all rows in the back loop only of each st.

Beginning ch-3 counts as first dc throughout.

Sweater is worked in one piece, from neck to underarm as a square yoke, then split; body and sleeves are worked individually.

Hood is worked from the neck up after sweater is completed.

Ribbing for Hat is worked vertically, then Hat is worked up from rib turned horizontally.

Helpful: For yoke shaping, place a marker (pm) in the center st of the 5 dc, and move marker up each row.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Machine wash and dry Instructions: Hand wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water. Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO DRY.

DIRECTIONS:

YOKE All sizes:

Beginning at neck edge, using MC, loosely ch 61.
Row 1: Beginning in fourth ch from hook (counts as dc), dc in fourth ch and in next 8 ch -- 10 dc for Front; work 5 dc in next ch, placing a marker in center st, if desired; dc in next 7 ch for sleeve; work 5 dc in next ch, pm in center st; dc in next 21 ch for Back; work 5 dc in next ch, pm in center st; dc in next 7 ch for sleeve; work 5 dc in next ch, pm in center st; dc in last 10 ch; turn -- 75 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as dc), working in back loop only, dc in next dc, * [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] 5 times; work 5 dc in next (marked) dc, dc in next dc*; repeat * to * once; repeat [ to ] 12 times; work 5 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat * to * once, then repeat [ to ] 5 times, end dc in last st; turn -- 91 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 13 sts; work 5 dc in next dc; dc in next 15 sts; work 5 dc in next dc; dc in next 29 sts; work 5 dc in next dc; dc in next 15 sts, work 5 dc in next dc; dc in last 14 sts; turn -- 107 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] 7 times; work 5 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat [ to ] 9 times; work 5 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat [ to ] 16 times; work 5 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat [ to ] 9 times; work 5 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat [ to ] 7 times, end dc in last st; turn -- 123 sts.
Row 5: Ch 3, * dc in each st across to marked st; work 5 dc in marked st; repeat from * 4 times, dc in each st to end -- 139 dc.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] across to marked st, dc in the next stitch; work 5 dc in marked st; repeat from * 4 times, then repeat [ to ] across to last st, end dc in last st; turn -- 155 sts.

Size Small: Continue with Body (below).
Size Medium: Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 -- 187 sts. Continue with Body (below).
Size Large: Rows 7 -- 10: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 twice -- 219 sts. Continue with Body (below).

BODY:

Continue to work in back loop only.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 21 (25, 29) sts -- 22 (26, 30) dc for Front; skip 33 (41, 49) sts for sleeve; dc in next 45 (53, 61) sts for Back; skip 33 (41, 49) sts for sleeve; dc in last 22 (26, 30) sts for Front; turn -- 89 (105, 121) dc.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn. Repeat Row 2 until 9 (11, 13) rows have been worked -- Body measures 4-1/2 (5-1/2, 6-1/2)" from dividing row. Fasten off.

SLEEVES:

Join yarn through the first and last skipped sts to join armhole; continue working in back loop only, joining at the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3; turn -- 32 (40, 48) dc.
Rows 2 - 7 (11, 17): Repeat Row 1. Fasten off.

HOOD:

With RS facing, join yarn to neck edge; ch 3, working along opposite side of beginning ch, dc in each ch across; turn -- 59 dc.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 2 (6, 14) dc, dec over next 2 sts, * dc in next 3 (5, 13) dc, dec over next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end dc in last 4 (8, 15) dc; turn -- 48 (52, 56) dc.
Rows 2 -- 12 (14, 16): Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn. Row 13 (15, 17): Repeat Row 2; do NOT turn. Fold Hood in half, RS's together; sc through both layers to seam Hood together. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Edging -- Body and Hood:

Using CC, beginning at lower right Front, join yarn with a slip st. Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire Sweater, working 3 sc in each lower Front corner, (see photo); join with a slip st to first st. Round 2: Work in slip st around, join to first st. Fasten off.

Edging -- Sleeves:

Beginning at Sleeve seam, work 2 rows as for Body and Hood.

Drawstring:

Work a chain 30" long. Fasten off. Weave through every other st around neck; tie a knot at each end of chain.

HAT (Not Shown) Ribbing:

Using MC, ch 11.
Row 1: Beginning in second ch from hook, sc in second ch and each ch across; turn -- 10 sc. Rows 2 -- 37 (39, 41): Ch 1, sc in back loop only of first sc and each sc across; turn. Row 38 (48, 54): Work as Row 2; do NOT turn. Fasten off.

Crown:

Join CC at corner of ribbing, ready to work across long edge.
Row 1: Work 45 (55, 65) sc evenly spaced along side of ribbing; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in both loops of each sc across; turn. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 2 (2-1/2, 3)" from ribbing.

Shape Crown:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across, to last 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, sc in last st -- 36 (44, 52) sc remain; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, * sc in next 2 sc, dec; repeat from * across -- 27 (33, 39) sc remain; turn.
Rows 3 and 4: Ch 1, work even in sc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, * dec; repeat from * across, end sc in last sc -- 14 (16, 20) sc remain; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, work even in sc; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, * dec; repeat from * across – 7 (8, 10) sc remain. Cut yarn, leaving a 12' tail. Using tail, weave yarn through remaining sts; pull tight to close. Sew back seam, matching colors.

Optional: Using MC, make a 3" pompon; attach to top of crown.

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