FREE Crochet Pattern – Crochet Baby Sweater Summer Sun

by Doroteja

Hello my lovely crocheters!

I’ve created a pattern for beautiful yellow beige sweater a month or two ago, but I was having a hard time to write down the pattern for bigger sizes that would fit on babies the right way. After testing it two times, with more than ten testers, I still wasn’t totally satisfied with the final result of the sweater for bigger sizes. So I decided not to release it.

I put the sweater project on the side for some time. But there was, and still is, hope in my heart that I will get some crazy inspiration one day and solve the puzzle how to create the sweater for bigger babies that will fit them perfectly. Well, I am not so sure that day will come anytime soon. All these new ideas are buzzing in my head lately. So, I’ve decided to publish the pattern for the smallest, newborn size that is so cute and fits nicely, for crochet baby sweater on my blog as a freebie .

Enjoy the pattern and please do not forget to share the pattern on my blog with a lot of new and exciting stuff to come very soon with your crocheting buddies from all over the world.

*I would like to give a special thanks to all of my lovely testers that helped me with Summer Sun pattern and with all of other patterns. You are the best! Thank you so much!

Love you guys and have a great time crocheting!

With love,

Doroteja

 

If you would like to create a pair of cute baby booties to go with the Summer Sun Sweater? You can try my FREE  Green Zebra baby booties pattern or the Blue Whale baby booties pattern.

 

You can read all about using the pattern and selling the items using Croby Patterns designs HERE.

 

Crochet Baby Sweater – Summer Sun

Free crochet Baby Sweater by Croby Patterns

The Body of the sweater is worked in one piece. After you finish working on the main part – body, you start working on the sleeves.

Chain at the beginning of round does not count as first st unless otherwise stated.

Join the round with ss. Ss does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Always be careful what is the ss and what the first/last stitch! Put the marker into the joining ss if you are later not sure which stitch is ss.

You should start each round in the first stitch; so if you are working in direction hook going from outside of sweater to the inside of the sweater you should start in the base of the ch. And if you are working hook going from inside of sweater to the outside of the sweater you should be careful on the chain and ss! Ch and ss does not count as a stitch; you should skip them and start in the last stitch from the previous round.

If the number is written:
in front of the stitch – 3 hdc = work 3 hdc into the same stitch
after the stitch – hdc 3 = work hdc into next 3 stitches.

PATTERN

SIZE: 0 – 6 months

MATERIALS:
4 mm (G/6) crochet hook
yarn : Aran weight cotton yarn, 100 g
yarn colors: yellow, beige
yarn needle, stitch markers

Gauge:
17 sts and 13 rows in HDC measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm) with 4mm (G/6)

STITCHES:
st/sts – stitch/stitches
Ch – chain
SS – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
(H)dc – (half) double crochet
FPhdc – Front post half double crochet
BPhdc – Back Post half double crochet

ALL OF MY PATTERNS ARE WRITTEN IN STANDARD AMERICAN TERMS!

BODY

You will be working from the bottom to the top of the body part.

Work in rounds.
You should start each round in the joining stitch.

BEIGE YARN
Ch 72. Join the chain with the first chain of the round with ss. Be careful not to twist the chain when joining it.

Round 1:
Ch 1. Hdc into the same. Hdc 71. Join the round with ss.
= 72  sts.

Round 2, 3, 4, 5:
Ch 1. Repeat (FPhdc into first one, BPhdc into the next one) 36 times. Join the round with the ss, do not turn.
= 72 sts.

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YELLOW YARN – Round 6:
Ch 1 and hdc into the same st. Hdc 71. Join the round with ss.
= 72 sts.

BEIGE YARN – Round 7:
Ch 1 and sc into the same stitch. Ch 2. Skip 2. Now repeat (sc 1, skip 2, ch 2) 23  more times. Join the round with ss.
= 72 sts.

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YELLOW YARN – Round 8:
Ch 2. (Second ch count as a stitch! ) *Now skip 1 (skip sc from the previous round) and work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1.* Repeat what is written in between ** 23 more times. Join the round with ss into the first dc in the round.
= 100 sts.

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BEIGE YARN – Round 9:
Ch 1.Turn. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). * Repeat what is written in between ** 23 more times.  Join the round with ss. Turn.
= 72 sts.

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Now repeat round 8 and 9 five more times.

YELLOW YARN – Round 10:
Ch 1. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round). Repeat what is written in between **  23 more times. Join the round with ss into the first dc in the round.
= 100 sts.

UPPER PART – front part

From now on you will be working in rows!

BEIGE YARN – Row 11:
Ch 1. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). * Repeat what is written in between **  11 more times. Sc 1. Turn.
= 37 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 12:
Ch 2. Count as a stitch. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between ** 11 more times. Dc 1. Turn.
= 50 sts.

BEIGE YARN – Row 13:
Ch 1. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). * Repeat what is written in between **  11 more times. Sc 1. Turn.
= 37 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 14:
Ch 2. Count as a stitch. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between **  11 more times. Dc 1. Turn.
= 50 sts.

Leave longer tail for sewing.

STRAPS – front part

Strap 1

BEIGE YARN – Row 15:
Ch 1. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). *Repeat what is written in between **  2 more times. Sc 1. Turn.
= 10 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 16:
Ch 2. Count as a stitch. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between ** 2 more times. Dc 1. Turn.
= 14 sts.

Repeat row 15 and 16 two more times.

Leave longer tail for sewing.

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Strap 2

Work in rows! Now go back in row 15 and skip 23 sts from your last stitch and start in the next st (around the chain!). You will be working on the second strap.

BEIGE YARN – Row 15:
Ch 1. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). *Repeat what is written in between **  2 more times. Sc 1. Turn.
= 10 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 16:
Ch 2. Count as a stitch. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between ** 2 more times. Dc 1. Turn.
= 14 sts.

Repeat row 15 and 16 two more times.

Leave longer tail for sewing.

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UPPER PART – back part

Place the sweater in front of you, you facing the back side of the sweater. Go back in row 11 and on your right side in the stitch next to the last stitch in row 11, made for front part of the sweater.
Do not join this part of the sweater with front side of the sweater, because you have to create the holes for the arms.

BEIGE YARN – Row 11:
Ch 1. *Work sc around the chain from the previous round. Ch 2. Skip 3 (You are skipping 3 dc stitches from the previous round). *Repeat what is written in between ** 11 more times. Sc 1. Turn.
= 37 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 12:
Ch 2. Count as a stitch. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between **  11 more times. Dc 1. Turn.
= 50 sts.

Repeat row 11 and 12 four more times. fasten off.

Now sew the straps and the back upper part of the sweater together. Make sure you do this on the inner side of the sweater.  🙂

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SLEEVES

Work in rounds again! This is the sweater with 3/4 long sleeves, if you want to make the sweater with long sleeves repeat the rounds 2 and 3 few more times than just 3 times. 🙂

YELLOW YARN – Round 1:
Take the yellow yarn and work sc all the way around the sleeve hole. 1 sc into the row you made with beige yarn and 2 sc into the row you made with yellow yarn. Join the round with ss.
= 30 sts.

BEIGE YARN – Round 2:

Ch 1 and sc into the same stitch. Ch 2. Skip 2. Now repeat (sc 1, skip 2, ch 2) 9 more times. Join the round with ss.
= 30 sts.

YELLOW YARN – Row 3:
Ch 2. *Work 3 dc stitches around the chain from the previous round. Ch 1. Skip 1(skip sc from the previous round).* Repeat what is written in between ** 9 more times. Join the round with ss.
= 40 sts.

Repeat round 2 and 3 three more times.

YELLOW YARN – Round 4:
Ch 1. Work sc all the way around, skipping ch 1. Join the round with ss.
= 30 sts.

BEIGE YARN – Round 5:
Work ss LOOSELY all the way around.
= 30 sts.
Fasten off.

Repeat the same process for the other sleeve.

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First off take the yellow yarn and work sc all the way around the neckline.

Than take the beige yarn and work ss all the way around the neckline again.
Fasten off.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you soon! 🙂

Have a wonderful day and stay creative!

 

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11 comments

Darlene September 24, 2015 - 17:42

Sunshiny sweet! Once again, a delightful pattern. Thank you!!!!

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Angel Burnett-Ashwin October 1, 2015 - 14:05

do u have a video that i could follow?

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Doroteja October 3, 2015 - 21:22

Hi Angel
I am not making any video tutorials yet, but there is a big possibility that I will in the future. I will keep you updated! 🙂

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Pat October 2, 2015 - 23:54

I love the croby patterns for booties &
Shoes they’re so cute. Thank you for the pattern

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priscilda lawrence October 7, 2015 - 12:36

I love that pattern. It’s lovely

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Elaine Dropkin November 9, 2015 - 12:59

I have a 15 grandson. 8 granddaughter d have many easy pull over sweaters crocheted

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Doroteja November 9, 2015 - 23:56

Wow, that’s wonderful Elaine! I am so happy to hear. So many reasons to crochet! 😉

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Marie-josee picotte February 23, 2018 - 00:07

Bonjour pour le rond 8 je nai pas le meme nombre de mailles Que vous a la fin (100). moi jai 97 mailles. Si je me fit au nombre total que vous ecrivez vous avez ch1, et un total de 25 fois (3 dc , ch 1) moi jai 24 fois (3dc, ch1). Sinon jai pas compris.

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Margaret Jones February 26, 2018 - 21:54

I love the pattern. How do I cut and paste this pattern in order for me to print it?

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Doroteja March 3, 2018 - 14:21

You can only print it directly from the browser. Unfortunately I had to copy protect the text. Too may people was stealing my patterns and started posting them on their websites. ☹️ Happy crocheting! 😊

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Peppi March 5, 2018 - 23:07

Hello! I made your booties with success so now trying this cute pattern. Is it really 4 rounds of rib for the bottom though (2, 3, 4, 5)? The picture really doesn’t look like 4 rounds – it looks more like 2 and I feel 4 would be very deep. Thanks!

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