Instructions

GAUGE: Working in dc, 15 stitches and 8 rows = 1-1/2 inches. For booties, Round 1 = 1-1/2 inches long.

Special Stitches:

  • SHELL (Sh): 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • SHELL IN SHELL: Sh in ch-2 sp of the next Sh.
  • DECREASING (dc next 2 sts tog): Yo, insert hk in st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, insert hk in next st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.

DIRECTIONS (for sweater):

  1. Row 1: Beginning at neck edge, ch 74, dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip next ch, Sh in next ch, skip next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, repeat from * across: 14 Shs.
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 2 dc, repeat from * across.
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
  4. Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in last 2 dc.
  5. Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 4 dc *, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in last 2 dc.
  6. Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in dc, * Sh in Sh, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) for 6-dc group, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in last 2 dc.
  7. Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 6 dc across, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in last 2 dc.
  8. Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) for 8-dc group, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in last 2 dc.
  9. Row 9: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next dc, * Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 8 dc, repeat from * to last Sh, Sh in Sh, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc.
  10. Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 8 dc, Sh in Sh, * dc in next 4 dc of 8-dc group, * ch 4 for underarm, skip next 4 dc, skip 3 Shs, skip next 4 dc of next 8-dc group, dc in next 4 dc *, (Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 8 dc) three times, Sh in Sh, dc in next 4 dc, repeat between *’s for second underarm, Sh in Sh, dc in each of next 8 dc, Sh in Sh, dc in last 3 dc.
  11. Row 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, skip next dc, Sh between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, Sh between next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, * skip next dc, Sh between next 2 dc, Sh in center of ch-4, skip next dc, Sh between next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, (skip next dc, Sh between next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, Sh between next 2 dc, Sh in Sh) * three times, repeat between *’s once more, dc in last 3 dc: 24 Shs.
  12. Row 12: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh across, dc in last 3 dc.
  13. Rows 13-14: Repeat Row 12.
  14. Row 15: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, (Sh in Sh) 12 times, Sh between 12th and 13th Sh, (Sh in Sh) 12 times, dc in last 3 dc.
  15. Row 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, * Sh in Sh, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp of next Sh, ch 2, 5 dc in ch-2 sp of next Sh, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp of next Sh, ch 2, repeat from * five more times, Sh in last Sh, dc in last 3 dc.
  16. Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, * ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, (dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in center dc, dc in last 2 dc) of next 5-dc group, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 2, Sh in Sh, repeat from * five more times, dc in last 3 dc.
  17. Row 18: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, * ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, (dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in center dc, dc in last 3 dc) of next 7-dc group, ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, Sh in Sh), repeat from * five more times, dc in last 3 dc.
  18. Row 19: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, Sh in Sh, * ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, (dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in center dc, dc in last 4 dc) of next 9-dc group, ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, Sh in Sh), repeat from * five more times, dc in last 3 dc.
  19. Finishing Round: Ch 3, turn, (skip next dc, sc in next, ch 3) twice, * sc in ch-2 sp of next Sh, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc in next dc, skip next dc, ch 3) 6 times, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, repeat from * across, sc in ch-2 sp of last Sh, ch 3, sc in next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc) twice; without turning, sc evenly along front edge, around neck edge and along opposite front edge, working 2 sc in side of each row, sc in each st and 3 sc in each corner; sl st in base of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
  20. Buttonhole Row: Without turning, attach yarn with sl st into first st at bottom of right front, sc in first 13 sc, (ch 2 for buttonhole, skip next sc, sc in next 7 sc) 3 times, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in last 2 sc; sl st in next st. Fasten off.

SLEEVES:

  1. Round 1: Attach yarn in center of underarm ch-4 sp, ch 3, dc evenly as follows: dc in each ch and side of Row 10 sts, dc in each dc of each dc group, Sh in each Sh, sl st to top of beginning ch-3.
  2. Rounds 2-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc, Sh in each Sh, sl st to top of beginning ch-3.
  3. Round 8: (Ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st) around, working sc in ch-2 sp of each Sh. Fasten off.
  4. Weave in yarn ends. Sew buttons to edge of left front, under buttonholes.

BOOTIES:

  1. Round 1: Beginning at sole, ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, 5 dc in last ch; working down opposite side of beginning ch, hdc in next 3 ch, 3 hdc in last ch, sl st to top of first hdc: 15 sts.
  2. Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in base of ch-2, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, hdc in next 5 sts, 3 hdc in last st, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 22 sts.
  3. Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in base of ch-1, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to top of beginning hdc: 28 sts.
  4. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next 14 sts, sl st to top of beginning sc: 33 sc.
  5. Round 5: Ch 1, working in back loop only, sc in each sc around, sl st to top of beginning sc.
  6. Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sc, (dc next 2 sts tog) three times, hdc in next 16 sc, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 30 sts.
  7. Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 hdc, (dc next 2 sts tog) two times, hdc in next 15 hdc, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 28 sts.
  8. Round 8: Ch 1, sc in next 9 hdc, skip 2 sts, Sh in next st (or over next st into sp between dc decreases), skip 2 sts, sc in next 14 hdc, sl st to top of beginning sc.
  9. Finishing Row: Ch 20, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, hdc in next 6 sc across back of bootie (Round 8 sts), ch 20, turn, sc in each ch, sc in base of last ch-20. Fasten off.
  10. Weave in yarn ends.

CROCHETED BABY SWEATER AND BOOTIES – FINISHED SIZE:  Sweater is an Infant size 6 to 12 months and booties are 3-3/4 inches long.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch chain
  • dc double crochet
  • hdc half double crochet
  • hk hook
  • lp loop
  • sc single crochet
  • Sh Shell
  • sl slip
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • yo yarn over

Crocheted Baby Sweater and Booties craft  from Sue Childress of Longview, Texas