Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SUZIE’S PRETTY SHELLS BABY SWEATER AND HAT (C)


Many thanks to my testers Virginia and Patti M. Couldn't do it without you.
10/29/09 Correction to row 3 of collar.

SIZE: 6-9 months

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn approximately 7 ounces
Crochet hook size: I (5.50 mm)
Yarn needle
Two ½ inch buttons
Needle and thread to attach buttons

GAUGE: 7 sc = 2 inches, 8 rows sc = 2 inches
NOTES:1. Read through all instructions before beginning.
2. When joining with a slip stitch, pull the stitch tight until it almost disappears.
3. Single crochet decrease = sc dec: Pull up a loop in the next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook at once.
4. Sleeves and cap may be made without turnings, but then it won’t be a 100% match to the body of the sweater.
5. Set in photo made with Lion Brand Pound of Love.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Starting at the yoke, chain 39 loosely

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and next 5 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 14 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in last 6 chs. (46 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 7 sts. (54 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 8 sts. (62 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 9 sts. (70 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 10 sts. (78 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 11 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 24 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 11 sts. (86 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 26 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 12 sts. (94 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 13 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 28 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 13 sts. (102 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 14 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 30 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 20 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 14 sts. (110 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn,*sc in 15 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 32 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in 22 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in remaining 15 sts. (118 sc)


Row 11 (dividing row): Ch 1, turn, sc in 17 sts, skip next 24 sts for armhole, sc in next 17 sc, sc dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 17 sts, skip 24 sts for second armhole, sc in last 17 sts. (69 sc)

Row 12 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), turn, 3 dc in first sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, * skip next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * to last 2 sc, skip next sc, 3 dc in last sc. (71 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, 3 dc in next sc, *skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across to last 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in last dc. (69 sts)

Row 14: Ch 2, turn, 3 dc in first sc, *skip next dc, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. (71 sts)

Rows 15-23: Repeat rows 13 and 14, end with row 13. (69 sts)

Row 24: Turn, slipstitch in first dc, skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc, slipstitch in next sc, * skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc, slipstitch in next sc. Repeat from * across. Do not fasten off.

BUTTONHOLE BAND:

Row 1: Ch 1, do not turn, working in end of rows, sc in next row, *2 sc in next row, sc in next row. Repeat from * 5 times, sc in next 10 rows. (28 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc (buttonhole), sc in next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc (buttonhole), sc in remaining sc. (26 sc, 2 ch 1 spaces)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and in each ch 1 space across. Do not fasten off. (28 sc)

Slipstitch in 3 rows of buttonhole band. Ch 1, sc in 18 sts of beginning chain, sc dec over next 2 sts, sc in remaining 18 chains. (37 neckline sts)

Now proceed to the button band.

BUTTON BAND:
Row 1: Working in end of rows, sc in next 10 rows, *2 sc in next row, sc in next row. Repeat from * 5 times. (28 sc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc. Do not fasten off. (28 sc)
COLLAR:
Row 1:
Slipstitch in the 4 rows of button band. Working in the 37 neckline sts, sc in each st. (37 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next st) repeat ending with sc in last stitch. (9 shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in sc, (skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next sc) repeat ending with 3 dc in top of sc. (10 shells)

Row 4: Chain 1, turn, sc in first st, (3 dc in next sc, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc) repeat ending with sc in top of ch 3. (9 shells)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in sc, (skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next sc) repeat ending with 3 dc in last sc. (10 shells)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (3 dc in next sc, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc) repeat ending with sc in top of ch 3. (9 shells)

Row 7: Do Not chain, turn, and slipstitch in first sc. (skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc, slipstitch in next sc) Repeat across row ending with slipstitch in last sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



SLEEVES:

Round 1: With right side facing, having body toward you, join yarn with a sc in underarm. sc in same stitch and in next 24 sc, 2 sc in underarm, join with slipstitch in first sc. (28 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join, skip next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc, *sc in next sc, skip next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next sc. Repeat from * around, join with slipstitch in first sc. (7 shells)

Round 3:
Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st as join, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3.

Rounds 4-13: Turn, slipstitch in first sc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of ch 3. Sleeve is approximately 6 inches from underarm.

Round 14: Ch 1, turn if necessary to be working on right side, *sc dec over 2 sts. Repeat from * around, end with slipstitch in first sc. (14 sts)

Rounds 15-17: Ch 1, Do Not turn, sc in each st around, end with slipstitch in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


SUZIE’S PRETTY SHELLS CAP
Round 1: Ch 4, join to form ring. Ch 2, (here and throughout ch 2 doesn’t count as first dc), 12 dc in ring. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working 2 dc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (36 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End by working a dc in last 2 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join, *skip 1 st, 3 dc in next st, skip 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (12 shells)

Round 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same stitch as join, *skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. (12 shells)

Round 7-10: Turn, slipstitch in first sc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of ch 3.


Round 11: Do not turn. Slipstitch in next dc, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *Skip 1 dc, slipstitch in sc, skip 1 dc, 5 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. End slipstitch in sc, join with slipstitch in top of ch 3. (12 shells)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Comments:
Lovely set, just lovely. Thanks for your generosity in sharing it!

-Perry-
 
Beautiful as always Suzie!
 
Suzie, I love your stuff and this set is no exception.

Thank you for the beautiful designs and your generousity in sharing them with us.
 
This pattern is outstanding thank you so much. It's easy to work up one & so PRETTY. Now if I could just find one for a boy that is so sweet
Thank You again
 
Try Suzie's Textured Baby sweater (link on the right hand side bar), It is constructed the same way but with a gender neutral stitch. Try it in Camo or a nice blue. Or better yet RED, I always dressed my boys in red when they were young.
 
Thank You for the ideal. I have printed the pattern & gonna start one tonight in blue. I made one of these and it is so PRETTY in pink I showed some friends today & they just loved it. It's for my daughters baby can't wait for her to see it I know she's gonna love it also. The boy one is for my nephews wife who is having a boy in Dec. Thank's again for the great patterns & so easy to follow
 
Suzie, would love it, as many group members (especially the ones learning crocheting) that you put together more baby patterns, especially sweaters etc. I can only follow your patterns. I have tried others and just can not do it. Many thanks from myself and all the other club members who are new to following a pattern. I can not thank you enough
 
Susie, thank you for the sweater set pattern, the direction where easy to understand. I finish the sweater in one day.Everyone just loved it.
 
You should have a book of your designs! They are beautiful and so much easier to make than most pattern books.
 
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=484040154964098&set=a.189600371074746.46508.100000743541717&type=1&theater
I made the outfit and hat (added my own embellishment to hat) and also a blanket...for my doctor's new baby. LOVE the pattern..Will be making it again..soon!
 
This is my first time crocheting a sweater - how do I go about doubling the size of this sweater? Any help is appreciated! You can email me at tlynn99@hotmail.com. Thank you so much - I am really looking forward to trying this pattern, it's beautiful!!!
 
I don't know what size it would turn out, but you could try a bulky yarn and appropriate size hook.

If you do try that let me know how it turns out.
 
Beautiful, but I am confused about one part. After the buttonhole band, the last note to transition to the button band: after I have 37 neckline stitches, I am at the last bend, with 8 stitches to go before I am at the front. Do I fasten off, or did I misunderstand something?

Thank you! I hope to get this because I really love it!
 
You shouldn't have 8 stitches leftover. But since you do, go ahead and sc in those and then work the button band. That will make the neckline bigger and you will need to work more stitches for the collar.
 
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