London Child Sweater – CAL #1

Today I’m trying something different – a Crochet A Long! The CAL is only for sizes 3T (22″) up to 6 (28″), so if you want the FULL PATTERN (up to size 14/16 (34″)!!!), it’s available in my Etsy and Ravelry stores, because I have a feeling you’re going to want to make this lovely sweater for every little one in your life! Also, this free CAL will not be available forever! This is my Winter Gift to you all, and will only be available until end of January 2021! (Size shown is 3T.)

I love cabled sweaters, but sometimes the cabling is just too much! For this sweater, I created a cable only on the yoke, for a simple braided look. With thicker yarn, this sweater works up in no time flat, so it’s a perfect last minute gift for that special little one! Be sure to look out for the adult version, as well, and you can make one for the whole family!

This sweater is cozier than other cabled sweaters, because I’ve anchored the crossed stitches, avoiding unsightly holes between stitches. Also, if you’re new to cabling, I’ve given extensive picture instructions and clear and concise descriptions for the cabling rows, if this method is new to you! You will need a basic understanding of the usual crochet stitches, slip stitch, half double crochet, double crochet, and double treble crochet. 

The full version of this child’s sweater pattern comes in sizes 3T (22″) to 14/16 (34″). You will need a 6.5mm hook, and 300-900 yards of #5 yarn. I used Red Heart Hygge, and the fuzziness came out beautifully! As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @SpringintoFall Designs, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at springintofall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

Supplies

Red Heart Hygge – or any similar #5 yarn (300-600 yards)

6.5mm hook

Gauge: 11 stitches and 5.5 rows is 4” square in dc 

Gauge is important! Especially for clothing! If you do not make a gauge swatch, there is no guarantee that this item will fit!

Pattern written in US terminology.

Sizing: 3T (22”); 4T (24”); 5 (26”); 6 (28”)

Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Hdc: half double crochet

Dc: double crochet

Unless otherwise noted, ch1 or ch2 at the beginning of a round does NOT equate to a stitch. 

Make sure your slip stitches are LOOSE and have the same width as any other stitch. If you have difficulty with this, go up half a hook size for the Collar and Ribbing. 

Pattern written as 3T (4T, 5, 6)

Collar: 

Ch5. Turn. 

Row 1: Starting in 2nd chain from the hook, sl st in back loop along chain. (4) 

Row 2: Ch1. Turn. Sl st in back loop across. (4)

Repeat Row 2 until ribbing reaches 60 (60, 60, 70) rows. Ch1. Sl st together to starting chain, being careful not to twist the ribbing. DO NOT FO.

Yoke: 

Round 1: Ch1. Hdc evenly around for a total of 60 (60, 60, 70) sts. Sl st to top of first st. (60, 60, 60, 70)

Round 2: Ch2. *Dc in next 5 (5, 5, 6) sts. 2dc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of first st. (70, 70, 70, 80)

Round 3: Ch2. *Dc in next 6 (6, 6, 9) sts. 2dc in next st.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to top of first st. (80, 80, 80, 88)

And that’s it for Part 1! Part 2 comes out next week, and includes the Cabling. But never fear, there’s picture instruction for all the cabling, so you shouldn’t have any trouble!

If you have any questions regarding this or any pattern, please don’t hesitate to email springintofalldesigns@gmail.com.  We’d also love to see your finished work! Please tag @springintofalldesigns on your Instagram posts and tag us on Ravelry at Springintofall!  You can also stay up to date by following our blog: springintofall.design.blog!

This pattern is the property of Kaila Osborn of Spring into Fall Designs.  Please do not share or publish this pattern in part or in whole; it is for personal use only. If selling finished products made from this pattern, please give proper credit to Spring into Fall Designs as the pattern designer. 

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