Baby Sweater Pattern #5309

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Baby Sweater No. 5309 Pattern
MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool, 4 balls (¾ oz. balls) for Infant Size 2; 5 balls for Infant Size 3 … Bone Crochet Hook No. 3 … 7 buttons.
GAUGE: 6 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.
Sizes  
2
3
Starting at lower edge, chain (about 6 ch sts to 1 inch)
119 sts
131 sts
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Work in pattern as follows across these
118 sts
130 sts
1st row: Sc in first 2 sc, * dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Dc in next sc, * sc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: * Sc in 2 dc, dc in 2 sc. Re­peat from * across, ending with sc in last dc, sc in top st of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alter­nately until piece measures in all
7½"
8"
RIGHT FRONT … Work in pat­tern across
26 sts
28 sts
Turn and work over these sts only until piece measures in all, ending at inner edge,
9½"
10½"
Work in pattern across 14 sts (remain­ing sts are for front of neck). Work over these 14 sts only for 1½ inches. Break off.
BACK … Skip for underarm next
8 sts
10 sts
Work in pattern across next
50 sts
54 sts
Work over this last set of sts only until piece measures in all
11"
12"
Break off.
LEFT FRONT … Skip for under­arm next
8 sts
10 sts
Work in pattern across remaining
26 sts
28 sts
Work to correspond with Right Front. Break off.
SLEEVES … Starting at lower edge, chain
25 sts
29 sts
Work 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows same as lower edge of cardigan. Ch 1, turn. 4th row: Sc in each sc across, increas­ing 18 sts evenly across—to inc 1 sc, work 2 sc in 1 sc. Ch 1, turn. Now work in pattern over these
42 sts
46 sts
until piece measures in all
7½"
8"
To Shape Top: Sl st across
4 sts
5 sts
work in pattern across next
34 sts
36 sts
Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 20 sts remain—to dec, work off 2 sts as 1 st. Break off.
   Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams and sew sleeves in. Work 3 rows of sc along neck edge, holding it in to fit. Work 3 rows of sc along left front edge. Break off. Place a pin in right front edge ÂĽ inch below neck edge; place another pin ½ inch up from lower edge; place 5 pins evenly spaced between first 2 pins. 1st row: With right side facing, work sc evenly along right front edge. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: * Sc in each sc to 1 st before pin-marked st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across, sc in each remaining sc. Ch 1, turn. 3rd row: * Sc in each sc to ch-3 sp, in ch-3 sp make sc, half dc, dc, half dc, and sc. Repeat from * across, sc in each re­maining sc. Break off.
   Press through damp cloth. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonloops.