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Free Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern – Little Textures Sweater

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A green crochet baby sweater, called the Little Textures Baby Sweater.

This sweater pattern comes in sizes Preemie-24 months. This garment has 0-1” positive ease.
If in between sizes, go up a size so they can grow into it!

Pattern Inspiration

The Little Textures Baby Sweater was inspired by the wonderful Preemie Crochet Challange. This challange is a great way to be crafty, and giveback to your community. Sunflower Cottage Crochet started this challange and I am so honored to be apart of it!

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Pattern Details

The Yarn

The Little Textures Baby Sweater crochet pattern is made using sport (#2) weight yarn.

In my samples I used WeCrochet Andean Treasure in the colorways Juniper Heather and Dogwood Heather. Andean Treasure is 100% baby alpaca, which is really great for crochet baby sweaters since it’s hypoallergenic and very soft.

Two crochet baby sweaters lying next to the yarn used to make them.

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Little Textures Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

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Materials

85-200 yards sport (#2) weight yarn

H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Yarn needle

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

With FSC foundation row: 15 dc x 8 rows = 4″

Sizing

Preemie – 12” chest/ 90 yards

Newborn – 15”/ 112

3 months – 16”/ 120

6 months – 17”/ 128

12 months – 18”/ 135

18 months – 19”/ 143

24 months – 20”/ 200

Garment has 0-1” positive ease.
If in between sizes, go up a size so they can grow into it.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

 st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

hdc spike – half double crochet- work your hdc stitch 2 rows below

Lch – long chain – pull up a loop the height of a double crochet stitch, chain 1.

** – repeat from

RS- right side

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern. Pattern is worked in a circular yoke from the top down.

The starting fsc will help the garment stretch over the child’s head. You can also chain, but I recommend you chain loosely.

Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/HqtYgDjitYg

Preemie (12” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 40, join to 1st st. (40 fsc)

Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (40 dc

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (50 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 1st st. (48 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st join to 1st st. (24 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24 hdc spikes)

Round 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (40 sc)


Round 11: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to

1st st. (24 dc)

Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24 hdc spikes)

Round 13: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (40 sc)


Rounds 14-16: Repeat rounds 11-13.

Round 17: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (40 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

Newborn (15” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 50, join to 1st st. (50 fsc)

Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (50 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 1st st. (56 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st join to 1st st. (28 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (28 hdc spikes)

Round 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (56 sc)


Round 11: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to1st st. (28 dc)

Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (28 hdc spikes)

Round 13: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (56 sc)


Rounds 14-19: Repeat rounds 11-13.


Round 20: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (56 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

3 Months (16” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 50, join to 1st st. (50 fsc)

Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (50 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 16 sts, skip 18 sts, 1 dc in next 32 sts, skip 18 sts, 1 dc in last 16 sts, join to 1st st. (64 dc)

Round 9: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (32 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (32 hdc spikes)

Round 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (64 sc)


Round 12: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (32 dc)

Round 13: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (32 hdc spikes)

Round 14: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (64 sc)


Rounds 15-23: Repeat rounds 12-14.


Round 24: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (64 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

6 months (17” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 60, join to 1st st. (60 fsc)


Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (110 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 18 sts, skip 19 sts, 1 dc in next 36 sts, skip 19 sts, 1 dc in last 18 sts, join to 1st st. (72 dc)

Round 9: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36 hdc spikes)

Round 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (72 sc)


Round 12: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to1st st. (36 dc)

Round 13: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36 hdc spikes)

Round 14: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (72 sc)


Rounds 15-26: Repeat rounds 12-14.

Round 27: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (72 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

12 months (18” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 60, join to 1st st. (60 fsc)


Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (110 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 10 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (120 dc)

Round 9: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 20 sts, skip 20 sts, 1 dc in next 40 sts, skip 20 sts, 1 dc in last 20 sts, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 10: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (40 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (40 hdc spikes)

Round 12: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (80 sc)


Round 13: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to1st st. (40 dc)

Round 14: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (40 hdc spikes)

Round 15: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (80 sc)


Rounds 16-30: Repeat rounds 13-15.

Round 31: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (80 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

18 months (19” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 60, join to 1st st. (60 fsc)

Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (110 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 10 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (120 dc)

Round 9: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 11 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (130 dc)

Round 10: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 22 sts, skip 21 sts, 1 dc in next 44 sts, skip 21 sts, 1 dc in last 22 sts, join to 1st st. (88 dc)

Round 11: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (44 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (44 hdc spikes)

Round 13: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (88 sc)


Round 14: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to1st st. (44 dc)

Round 15: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (44 hdc spikes)

Round 16: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (88 sc)


Rounds 17-31: (or to desired length) Repeat steps 14-16.


Round 32: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (88 sc)


Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

24 months (20” chest)

Round 1: FSC (or chain) 60, join to 1st st. (60 fsc)


Round 2: (RS) Lch, 1 dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60 dc)

Round 3: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (70 dc)

Round 4: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (80 dc)

Round 5: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (90 dc)

Round 6: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (100 dc)

Round 7: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (110 dc)

Round 8: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 10 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (120 dc)

Round 9: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 11 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (130 dc)

Round 10: Lch, turn, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 12 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (140 dc)

Round 11: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st 23 sts, skip 24 sts, 1 dc in next 46 sts, skip 24 sts, 1 dc in last 23 sts, join to 1st st. (92 dc)

Round 12: Lch, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (46 dc)

At this point you will no longer turn each round.

Round 13: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (46 hdc spikes)

Round 14: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (92 sc)


Round 15: Lch, 1 dc in 1st st, skip 1 st, ch 1, *1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, ch 1*, repeat from * around, join to1st st. (46 dc)

Round 16: Ch 2 (counts as starting chain and first st), skip 1st dc, hdc spike in next st, *ch 1, skip next dc, hdc spike in next*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (46 hdc spikes)

Round 17: Ch 1, 1 sc in each ch space and st around, join to 1st st. (92 sc)


Rounds 15-36: (or to desired length) Repeat steps 15-17.

Round 37: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (92 sc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. To cap sleeves, work sc stitches evenly around the entire armhole.

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