Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern
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Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater Free Pattern

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater Pattern by Crochet For You

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater is my first attempt to crochet with graph pattern. This sweater is for 12 months babies.

I started this Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater with an empty mind and didn’t know how to crochet graph patterns. Believe me, I haven’t crocheted a graph pattern before. 🙂 So this project was a challenge for me.

So I started.

I enjoyed and played with colors, graph, and new techniques. First time I tried to tapestry crochet. First time I crochet my own graph pattern, too.

I learned lots of things and now I want to try more tapestry crochet and other techniques like Fair Isle and Intarsia. If you haven’t tried tapestry crochet or graph pattern yet, here is my experience. I think these will help you to start right away to learn new crochet methods and techniques.

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There are lots of crochet techniques and methods to crochet graph pattern in crochet, tapestry crochet, color-work, fair isle and intarsia maybe there are more. But all of these techniques used to crochet graph or picture in crochet using two or more colors. I actually didn’t know which method I need to follow to make this crochet sweater.

I found these great tutorials and learned more about Tapestry Crochet.

These are the main reason why I select Tapestry Crochet for this sweater.

  • Tapestry Crochet can be worked in rounds and carry unworked yarns so it cannot see on both right side and wrong side.
  • I need to say I did a big mistake when working this pattern. So I had frogged a few rounds. 😉
  • The first couple of rows I worked single crochet and noticed my stitches slanted and the pattern wasn’t in right shape. I did more research and found that the work in stitches in back loop only is the best way to avoid this slanting.

So, my friends, I hope you enjoy making this baby sweater and learn new techniques. Please note that this is my first crochet pattern with the graph I’m sharing so there might be unclear points on the pattern section. If you found errors or have any questions, please comment below. 🙂

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished size: (12 months)

  • Chest 22″
  • Height (shoulder to bottom) = 12.5″
  • Armhole Depth = 4”
  • Sleeve length = 7.75”

Materials:
2-Fine / Sport / 100% Acrylic / approx: 400 yards

(you can use DK weight yarns to make a larger size baby sweater)

(I used)

  • (C1) Red (approx: 300 yards)
  • (C2) White (approx: 100 yards)
  • US 6 / 4mm crochet hook
  • US 4 / 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving end
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

Gauge: 17 hdc x 13 rows = 4″ with US 6 / 4mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • BL = back loop
  • BLO = back loop only
  • sk = skip
  • (C1) = color 1
  • (C2) = color 2
  • (RS) = right side
  • (WS) = wrong side
  • Beg = beginning

Special stitches

  • 2hdctog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up a loop] 2 times, yo, pull back through all the loops on the hook.
  • 3hdctog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up a loop] 3 times, yo, pull back through all the loops on the hook.

Notes:

  • This sweater work in bottom up.
  • The bodice part work in both crochet in rounds and rows.
  • From 1 to 27 work in rounds and the rest of the bodice part work in rows.
  • When working round, turn at the end of each round (from 1 to 9) to get the same effect of crochet in rows.
  • This sweater has a ribbed edging part in the neck, sleeves and bottom edge of the sweater.
  • The ribbed edging creates by joining to the main body part while crocheting short rows.
  • You can use DK weight yarns to make a larger size baby sweater
  • Beg ch does not count as st.
  • Graph pattern
    • Every stitch in graph pattern (rounds 12 to 24) section work in BLO single crochet.
    • And work in rounds.
    • The first stitch of each round work in the first st of the previous round.
    • Color change just work single crochet stitch in the back loop until there are only 2 loops left on the hook. Grab the new colored yarn and pull through the 2 loops, work the next single crochet with new colored yarn just joined, over the unworked yarn, when you need to change color again, drop the working yarn when there are 2 loops on the hook and grab again other colored yarn.

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater Pattern

With (C1) and US 6/4mm crochet hook, crochet ch 96, sl st to first ch. (be careful not to twist)
(Attach stitch marker in the last st and turn at the end of each round)
Round 1: (RS) ch 1, hdc in each ch around, sl st to the first st, turn. (96 sts)

(start at the last st in the previous round)
Round 2: (WS) ch 1, hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st, turn. (96 sts)

(start at the last st in the previous round)
Round 3 to 9: repeat round 2.

Round 10: (RS) join (CB), ch 1, hdc in first st each st around, sl st to the first st, do not turn. (96 sts)

Round 11: (RS) ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st, do not turn. (96 sts)

Graph pattern (work in BL of single crochet and do not turn)

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern chart

 

Round 12: (RS) ch 1 in red, 13 sc in red, 1 sc in white, [6 sc in red, 1 sc in white] 3 times, 26 sc in red, 1 sc in white, [6 sc in red, 1 sc in red] 3 times, 13 sc in red, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 13: (RS) ch 1 in red, 13 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 26 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 13 sc in red, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 14: (RS) ch 1 in red, 7 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 2 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 14 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 2 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 4 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 5 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 7 sc in red, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 15: (RS) ch 1 in red, 7 sc in red, 2 sc in white, [1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 2 sc in white] 2 times, 2 sc in red, [2 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red] 2 times, 2 sc in white, 14 sc in red, 2 sc in white, [1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 2 sc in white] 2 times, 2 sc in red, [2 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red] 2 times, 2 sc in white, 7 sc in red, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 16: (RS) ch 1 in red, 5 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 1 sc in white, [2 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 1 sc in white] 2 times, 2 sc in red, [1 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 2 sc in red] 2 times, 1 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 10 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 1 sc in white, [2 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 1 sc in white] 2 times, 2 sc in red, [1 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 3 sc in white, 2 sc in red] 2 times, 1 sc in white, 1 sc in red, 2 sc in white, 5 sc in red, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 17: (RS) ch 1 in red, [[2 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 3 sc in red, 3 sc in white, [3 sc in red, 4 sc in white] 2 times, 2 sc in red, [4 sc in white, 3 sc in red] 2 times, 3 sc in white, 3 sc in red, 1 sc in white, 2 sc in red]] 2 times, sl st to the first st. (96 sts)

Round 18: (RS) ch 1 in red, [5 sc in white, 38 sc in red, 5 sc in red]2 times, sl st to the first st.

Round 19: repeat round 17.

Round 20: repeat round 16.

Round 21: repeat round 15.

Round 22: repeat round 14.

Round 23: repeat round 13.

Round 24: repeat round 12.

Round 25: repeat round 11.

Round 26: (RS) with (CB), ch 1, hdc in first st each st around, sl st to the first st, turn the work. (96 sts)

(start at the last st in the previous round)

Round 27: (WS) with (CA) ch 1, hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st, Turn the work to start rows.

Work in rows

Row 1: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 47 sts, turn. (48 sts)

Row 2 to 3: repeat row 2.

Neck shaping (front side)

Row 4: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 11 sts, [hdc2tog] 2 times, 1 hdc in next st, turn. (15 sts total including hdc2tog)

Row 5: ch 1, 1 hdc in first st, 3hdctog, hdc in each of next 11 sts, turn. (13 sts total including hdc3tog)

Row 6: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 9 sts, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in last st, turn. (12 sts including hdc2tog)

Row 7 to 11: ch 1, hdc in first st and each st across, turn. (12 sts)

Row 12: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next 5 sts, hdc each of next 6 sts. (12 sts total) Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Other side neck shaping of the front side.

Sk next 14 sts, join the (C1) yarn in next st of the front side.

Row 4: ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, [hdc2tog] 2 times, hdc in each of next 12 sts, turn. (15 sts total including hdc2tog)

Row 5: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 10 sts, hdc3tog, hdc in last st, turn. (13 sts total including hdc3tog)

Row 6: ch 1, 1 hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 10 sts, turn. (12 sts including hdc2tog)

Row 7 to 11: ch 1, hdc in first st and each st across, turn. (12 sts)

Row 12: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 5 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts. (12 sts total) Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Backside

Facing backside to you, join the (C1) yarn at the first st of the back side.

Row 1: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 47 sts, turn. (48 sts)

Row 2 to 9: repeat row 1.

Neck shaping (backside)

Row 10: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 10 sts, hdc3tog, 1 hdc in next st, turn. (13 sts including hdc3tog)

Row 11: ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 10 sts, turn. (12 sts including hdc2tog)

Row 12: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next 5 sts, hdc each of next 6 sts. (12 sts total) Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving 12″ long yarn tail for joining shoulder.

Other side neck shaping of the backside

sk next 18 sts, join the (C1) yarn in next st of the backside.

Row 10: ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc3tog, hdc in each of next 11 sts, turn. (13 sts)

Row 11: hdc in first st and each of next 9 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st, turn. (12 sts)

Row 12: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next 5 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts. (12 sts total) Fasten off and cut the yarn leaving 12″ long yarn tail for joining shoulder.

Sleeves (each side on armholes)

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern

Round 1: (RS) facing, join (C1) yarn at side-hdc st of row 1 of the bodice part in underarm, ch 1, hdc in same st, [2 hdc in next side-hdc, 1 hdc in next side-hdc] 5 times, hdc in next 2 side-sc sts of the top shoulder, hdc in next side-hdc, [2 hdc in next side-hdc, 1 hdc in next side-hdc] 5 times, sl st to the first st, turn. (34 sts total)

(start at the last st in the previous round)

Round 2: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next sts around, sl st to the first st, turn. (34 sts)

(start at the last st in the previous round)

Round 3 to 20: repeat round 2. (do not fasten off, you can start to crochet step 1 for edging with US 4 / 3.5mm crochet hook. See Ribbed edging part below)

Ribbed edging for neck, sleeves, and bottom of the sweater

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern

Step 1: with US 4/3.5mm crochet hook and (C1) yarn, crochet sc around the edge, sl st to the first st. Fasten off.

  • neck: I got 78 sts total
  • sleeves: I got 34 sts total
  • bottom of the sweater: 96 sts total)

Ribbed edging

Leaving 12″ long yarn tail for joining, join the (C2) yarn at one of the st in edging.
Step 2: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each of next ch 3. Sl st to the next 2 sts (step 1) on the sweater. Turn the work. (4 sc)
Step 3: sc in BL of each st across, turn the work. (4 sts)
Step 4: ch 1, sc in BL of each st across, sl st to the next 2 sts (step 1) on the sweater. turn the work (4 sts)
Repeat steps 3 and 4 continuously around. Sew short rows together using the tapestry needle and yarn tails.

Last round: (Work in the long side of the ribbed edging) ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to first st. Fasten off and weave the end.

Crochet Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater - free pattern

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