Child's Crocheted Sweater Pattern

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MATERIAL-11 skeins Woolco Germantown Zephyr. No. 4 Woolco hook. 6 pearl buttons.

Chain 145.

1 single crochet, taking both loops. *2 single crochet, taking back loop, 2 single crochet, taking front loop. * Repeat between stars, ending row with 1 single crochet, taking both loops.

Work 11 inches even. Then work 105 stitches, turn, work 68 stitches.

Work 5 inches even on the 68 stitches.

Leave off 5 stitches at end of row. Slip stitch 5 at beginning of row. Work across row. Shape same as other shoulder. Decrease in this way until there are 28 stitches. Fasten off.

Join yarn on right front, work across row, leave 6 stitches for armhole. Chain 1, turn. Decrease 1 at beginning.

Next row decrease 1 at end of row.

Keep armhole side even up to shoulder for 20 rows. Counting 16 rows from the row the yarn was joined, decrease 1 stitch every row on front up to the shoulder.

Shape shoulders same as back until there are 5 stitches. For other front join yarn, leaving 6 stitches for armhole. Make same as 1st front.

BORDER-Join yarn in center of back, make 6 rows of single crochet, taking both loops, around sweater.

In 1st row make 3 stitches in each corner, and in the 1st row of decreasing on fronts.

In the other 5 rows make 2 stitches in corners.

In the 4th row on right side make buttonholes. The 1st is 2 inches from lower edge and are 3 inches apart. Chain 4, skip 3 stitches.

In next row make a single crochet in each chain stitch. Finish edges with a slip stitch.

SLEEVES-Chain 41.

Even for 2 inches. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of every 6th row 5 times. 6 rows even.

Then decrease 2 stitches at end of each row and 1 at beginning of each row until there are 21 stitches. Fasten off. Sew up sleeve.

Work 3 rows of single crochet, taking both loops, 1 row taking back loop, 8 rows taking both loops. Finish with a row of slip stitches.

Place seam of sleeve to the 3d stitch at underarm.

BELTS-Chain 7.

Work same stitch as jacket for 32 rows.

Then 3 rows of single crochet, taking both loops. Increase 1 stitch in each corner every row. 1 row slip stitch. Make two.