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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
CUDDLE ME HOODED BABY SWEATER

CUDDLE ME HOODED BABY SWEATER

copyright � 09/28/05 Dot Matthews
Cuddle Me Hooded Baby Sweater Cuddle Me Hooded Baby Sweater
Cuddle Me stitch closeup 

SIZE: 12 months  
SKILL: intermediate
HOOK: J (K optional for foundation chain)
YARN: Caron Simply Soft, Coconut 9601, 9 oz/251 g/500 yds,    
SUPPLIES: scissors, blunt yarn needle, tape measure, stitch markers
MEASUREMENTS: Chest=20"; Shoulder to hem = 11 1/2"; Sleeves length underarm to cuff = 7 1/2"; Hood from neck to top = 8"  
GAUGE: 7 sc = 2"; 7 rows = 2"
STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st = stitch; sk = skip; ea = each
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: (sc, dc) = make 1 single crochet and 1 double crochet both in the stitch indicated.

INSTRUCTIONS
With J hook , ch 35

TIP: Place marker in center st of ea corner (3 sc in one stitch makes a corner). Always sc to the marker, then do 3 scs in the stitch with the marker. Move marker up ea row.

ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook,
sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts. Ch 1, turn (42 scs)

ROW 2: sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 12, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 6 sts. ch 1, turn (50 scs)

ROW 3: sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, ch 1 turn. (58 scs)

ROW 4: sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, ch 1 turn. (66 scs)

ROW 5: sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 13, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 18, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next  13, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9, sts, ch 1 turn. (74 scs)

ROW 6: sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 20 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 10 sts, ch 1 turn. (82 scs)

ROW 7: sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 17  sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 22 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 17 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, ch 1 turn. (90 scs)

ROW 8: sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 24 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 12 sts, ch 1 turn. (98 scs)

ROW 9: sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 26 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 13 sts, ch 1 turn. (106 scs)

ROW 10: sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 28 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 14 sts, ch 1 turn. Remove markers. (114 scs)

ROW 11: sc in next 16 sts,
ch 5, sk next 25 sts, sc in next 32 sts,
ch 5, sk next 25 sts, 
sc in next 16 sts, ch 1, turn. (64 sc)

ROW 12: sc in ea sc and ea ch around. ch 1, turn. (74 sc)

ROW 13: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc. ch 1, turn. (97 sc)

ROW 14: (sc, dc) in first sc,
*sk next sc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (97 sts)

ROW 15: (sc, dc) in first sc,
*sk next dc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk next dc, sc in last sc. (97 sts)

TIP: For longer sweater, repeat row 15 until sweater is as long as you want, for shorter sweater, do fewer repeats.

ROW 16 thru 30: Repeat row 15.

TIES AND EDGING

TIP: sc around the posts of the stitches when working in the ends of rows.

RIGHT FRONT:
2 sc in same st as last sc, work sc's evenly spaced up side to yoke. sc in first row of yoke,
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke.
sc in end of rows to 2nd row from end
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke.
3 sc in last row of yoke. (place marker in center st of 3 sc)
 
NECK EDGE:
1 sc in ea ch across neck edge to last ch,
3 sc in last ch (place marker in center st of 3 sc). Turn work so you can sc across the left front side

LEFT FRONT:
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke,
work sc's evenly spaced down left side, make 2nd tie to correspond with the right side.
sc evenly spaced down to last st. Turn work so you can sc across bottom edge.

BOTTOM EDGE:
3 sc in next sc,
sc in ea st across. Join in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES (make 2)
sleeves are worked in rounds

First Sleeve
attach yarn in center ch at under arm.

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 chs, sc in next 25 sc, sc in last 2 chs. Join in first sc. (30 sc) DO NOT TURN AT END OF ROUNDS

ROUND 2: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join,
* sk next sc,
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (30 sts)

ROUND 3: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join,
*sk next dc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (30 sts)

ROUND 4 thru 15: Repeat round 3.

ROUND 16: ch 1, sc in same st as join,
*sk next dc, sc in next s, Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (15 sc)

ROUND 17: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (15 sc)
 
ROUND 18 thru 20: repeat round 17

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make 2nd sleeve same as first.

HOOD

Attach yarn in corner st of right front neck edge.

ROW 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ea st across. ch 1, turn. (36 sc)

ROW 2: (sc, dc) in first st,
*sk next st
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. ch 1, turn. (35 sts)

ROW 3 thru 22: repeat row 2.

Fasten off at end of row 22, leaving a very long tail for sewing seam of hood.

Fold hood with right sides together, whip stitch seam across top. Weave in all ends.

Posted at 03:12 pm by Dot

Posted by NameCHERYL @ 06/16/2007 09:34 PM PDT
Iam making this sweater for my grandsons christening.
Posted by Lila @ 05/15/2007 11:36 PM PDT
I made this up for my great nephew. It was easy to do. I even used the pattern stitch to make a matching blanket.
Posted by Sharon @ 01/12/2007 06:09 AM PST
I have been looking for a baby sweater pattern that is easy, fast and beautiful. And, thanks to you, I've found it. This will make the perfect gift. Thanks so much!
Sharon
Posted by kathy @ 11/12/2006 01:38 PM PST
hello again. I tried emailing you but do not know it it worked. I have self stripping yarn and its bernat baby coordinates( why I bought it i do not knew LOL) and it is hard to see stitches. the sc diagonal they give I keep losing track and well waht can iIsay.. I saw the box stitch in your albums done in diagonal how do you do that. That might work in self stripping???? or do you have another pattern that might work better? all the things I ahve made from your site have come out great
Posted by Donna @ 10/22/2006 09:08 PM PDT
This is exactlly what I am looking for !
Posted by Karen Howe @ 08/19/2006 11:34 PM PDT
You do beautiful work. I also have a constant companion of an air bag. Keep up the good work. I love your patterns, they are easily understood.
Posted by Carol @ 07/09/2006 01:40 PM PDT
You are such a joy! You design the nicest patterns! Thank you!!!
Posted by Name Bonnie @ 06/29/2006 04:02 AM PDT
Hi. Here is how I did the ribbing for the sweater: I made a round of double crochet. The next round for the front post double crochet, I inserted the hook from the front of the row and wrapped the hook around the post of the double crochet from the right to the left and complete the stitch as you would a regular double crochet. The back post double crochet is done the same way, only you insert the hook on the back of the row on the right side of the post and wrap your hook around the post of the double crochet and complete the stitch as a regular double crochet. You do the front post over the front post, and back post over the back post on the next rounds. Hope this helps you. Bonnie jetta@madbbs.com
Posted by rockstde @ 06/07/2006 03:56 PM PDT
Is it possible to get the instructions for making the ribbing around the sleeves and bottom as mentioned by Bonnie. I don't know how to do ribbing.

Thanks.
Posted by rockstde @ 06/07/2006 03:55 PM PDT
Is it possible to get the instructions for making the ribbing around the sleeves and bottom as mentioned by Bonnie. I don't know how to do ribbing.

Thanks.
Posted by NameBonnie @ 06/04/2006 03:20 AM PDT
Hi. I have made several of these sweaters this past month. They all turned out beautifully. I use G hook for newborn, H hook for 3 month, I hook for six month, J hook for 9 month, and K hook for 12 month. I also added a ribbing on the bottom and sleeve from front post, back post pattern for five rows. I made the front to touch the other side by doing the ties on the first row of single crochet, then doing one or two more rows by stitching behind the ties, going from bottom corner, across hood front and down the other side, working behind those ties. When I do the sleeves, I single crochet in the stitch where the pattern would be worked. This automatically gathers the sleeve to 16 to eighteen stitches. Then I half double crochet around, then front post, back post for five rows. The cuffs turn out nice, and match the ribbing I do for 5 rows on the bottom. Also, I have made a size 4 sweater, by continuing with the bodice pattern, and using measurements for a size 4. I still used the K hook but with more stitches. It turned out great.
Posted by cynthia @ 03/06/2006 06:36 PM PST
I've been looking for a pattern like this for my first great neice! I'm very excited about doing this
Thanks so much!
Posted by anne @ 02/14/2006 12:09 PM PST
I made this sweater out of Red Heart Baby Soft Pompadour - Gumdrop. It took one skein. It came out so gorgeous! I have another started with a larger hook, but all in the special shell stitch.. no sc's. So far so good. The little girl I tried it on, wore it home. Thanks.
Posted by Dot @ 01/16/2006 01:01 PM PST
Hi LIz, don't you just love that stitch. It also looks great using a treble and sc, it makes it a little puffier. Your sweater sounds soft and cuddly to me. Baby is just going to love the feel of it.

Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my site and enjoy using the patterns you find here.
Posted by Dot @ 01/16/2006 12:56 PM PST
Hi Christy, because the sweater ties in the front, it doesn't really overlap at all. I think the modifications you want to make would work out just fine. If you wanted to seam up the front from the bottom to the breast and add buttons, you might want to make button loops instead of button holes to close it. Good luck with your project, I hope it turns out great for you.
Posted by Liz @ 01/16/2006 09:02 AM PST
Dear Dot,
I made this sweater over the weekend, and it turned out beautiful. The stitch sc,dc is so simple, but the look it creates is unusual, and very fancy looking. I used Jiffy yarn, which is a little fuzzy, but I had it on hand, and the measurements came out perfectly. It reminds me of a sweater that my best friend's grandmother made for my daughter 26 years ago - which I still have. I have made several of your patters, and think your web site is the best on the computer. Thanks for all your efforts in keeping us crocheters happy!
Liz
Posted by Christy @ 01/15/2006 09:12 PM PST
Hi there! :) This is a very cute patterm. I was wondering, how much does the front part over lap? I would love to do this pattern, but would like the front to be somewhat closed, possibly with a button or 2 up top and then whip stitched together from halfway down to the bottom. Would that work?
Posted by Dot @ 01/08/2006 12:09 AM PST
Hi Anne, if you use a smaller hook, you'll definitely get a smaller sweater, but I don't know what size hook to suggest to get a size 6 mos.
Posted by anne @ 01/07/2006 10:13 PM PST
do you think if I use a smaller hook I can get a size 6 month sweater from directions?
Posted by Dot @ 01/02/2006 01:36 PM PST
Hi Kathy. Yes, the hood will look like a rectangle or a square while you're working on it. I'm looking forward to hearing how your sweater turns out.
Posted by kathy harris @ 01/02/2006 12:43 PM PST
Working on this one
using bernat candy print got a differnet guage then the other bernat LOL looking pretty good so far.
on the hood is it supposed to be straight on both sides while you work it so its like a square?
Posted by Dot @ 10/29/2005 01:15 PM PDT
Jamie, why don't you just try the pattern. I took off the "untested statement" because I think it's stopping people from trying the pattern. I've only ever had 1 or 2 of my patterns tested before posting and I haven't had too many complaints. If you run into trouble with the pattern, you can always use the "contact me" link and I'll help you through any problems you encounter. I'm never too far from my keyboard. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by jamie @ 10/29/2005 11:55 AM PDT
I'm not a terribly experienced crocheter, either, but I have been searching for a pattern like this one and can't wait for someone else to test it out. my little girl must have this sweeater. but, since I have already made a cuddly little winter bonnet for her that I want the sweater to match, I may try doing it without the hood. this is so much cuter than most of the other baby sweater patterns I can find. I don't know why i look anywhere else. From now on, Dot, you're my first source to cheeck for any pattern I'm after. No more wasting time with lesser crocheters LOL.
Posted by Dot @ 10/27/2005 03:37 PM PDT
Hi Jeanie.
Even though the pattern is untested, go ahead and jump right in and try it. I'm here if you have any questions and I'll do my best to talk you through the pattern if you have trouble with it. Don't be scared, give it a try. Happy hookin'.
Posted by Jeanie @ 10/27/2005 01:17 PM PDT
Hi Dot and Pat! I have been looking for a pattern just like this one! Pat, if you make it can you please tell us how it turns out and if possible can u take a picture of it and post it here? Since the pattern is not tested I would like to know. I am new to crochet so, I don't know if I can manage if I run into a problem. Thanks a million!
Posted by Dot @ 10/06/2005 07:44 PM PDT
Hi Norma, I hope you enjoy the pattern. I love sharing it with you.
Posted by Name Norma @ 10/06/2005 12:09 PM PDT
I can't wait to make this sweater. Thanks for sharing your patttern.
Posted by Dot @ 10/04/2005 12:58 PM PDT
Thanks Pat, I'm glad you like them. Enjoy the pattern, and let me know how it turns out.
Posted by Name Pat @ 10/04/2005 09:17 AM PDT
You have some of the nicest patterns!! Just love this sweater -
can't wait to get started on it.
Thanks!!
 

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