Friday, 25 November 2016

Mini Kids Swirling Pocket Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern

This cute mini kids sweater pattern is perfect for the coming holidays and especially with this cold weather, it also makes a perfect present for other little ones too! For this crochet pattern i used Stylecraft special aran in the colour Magenta (one of my favourite colours from the Stylecraft special aran range) and it works up very quick!


This sweater is so easy to make, i designed the body of the sweater to be worked flat and then joined together, then add the arms in the round. Sometimes i find it alot easier to design something flat then join it together like a sweater and i think you prefer it that way too, when working in the round on a larger item you can lose your place like when it comes to skipping stitches for the arm holes etc.



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Clare xo


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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Darning Needle - To weave in ends

GAUGE:
12.36 dc and 7 rows = 4 inches (10cm)
6.18 dc = 2 inches

SIZE:

Mini Kids - 1-2 Years
Width body 14” Circumference 28” Length 14”


Pattern
Make 2:

R1. Using Colour A yarn Ch51, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook * Skip next 2 chains, work (1sc, 2dc) in next ch * Repeat across ending with 1sc in last ch, turn

R2-R33. Ch2, 2dc in first sc, work (1sc, 2dc) in each sc across, skipping all dc stitches, ending with 1sc in top of ch2, turn

Do not fasten off.

First Shoulder:

R34. Ch2, 2dc in first sc, work (1sc, 2dc) in next 4sc, skipping all dc stitches


Fasten off and weave in ends.

Second Shoulder:

R34. Locate the last st of row 34 of first shoulder, skip next 20sts, join yarn in next sc st, ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1sc in same st, 2dc in same st, work (1sc, 2dc) in next 4sc, skipping all dc stitches, work 1sc in top of ch2

Fasten off and weave in ends.



Joining:

> Lay both pieces flat on top of each other with wrong sides facing outwards.

> Seam up both shoulders using needle and colour A yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

> To seam sides together, use needle and colour A yarn, leaving the top 11 rows unworked for armholes, seam downwards on both sides ( I used the mattress stitch to give more of a seamless finish )

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms:

R1. Using Colour A yarn and with sweater right side facing, join yarn to bottom of arm hole, Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1dc in same space, work 32dc evenly around arm hole opening, join with a slip to beg dc (33dc)

R2. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1sc in same st, 2dc in same st * Skip next 2sts, work (1sc, 2dc) in next st * Repeat around, join with a slip stitch to beg sc

R3-R21. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) work (1sc, 2dc) in first sc, work (1sc, 2dc) in each sc around, skipping all dc stitches, join with a slip stitch to beg sc

R22. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1sc in each st around, join with a slip stitch to beg sc (33sc)

R23. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) Loosely slip stitch in each st around, join with a slip stitch to beg st (33sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat on other arm.

Pocket:
R1. Using Colour B yarn Ch15, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook * Skip next 2 chains, work (1sc, 2dc) in next ch * Repeat across ending with 1sc in last ch, turn
R2-R7. Ch2, 2dc in first sc, work (1sc, 2dc) in each sc across, skipping all dc stitches, ending with 1sc in top of ch2, turn
Fasten off leaving a long tail to attach to sweater.
Joining Pocket to Sweater:
> Using the long tail from your pocket and a needle, seam pocket onto the sweater on all 3 sides of the square apart from the top side I placed mine so the top of the pocket was resting on row 20 of sweater and 34 inches in from the side.
Weave in ends.




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