Baby T-topper

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Baby T-topper

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Simplistic, timeless sweater to keep your baby toasty warm, on those crisp spring and fall days. 

Sizes

6 mos
18 ins [45.5 cm]
8.25 ins [21 cm]
12 mos
19 ins [48.5 cm]
8.75 ins [22 cm]
18 mos
20 ins [51 cm]
9.25 ins [23.5 cm]
24 mos
21 ins [53.5 cm]
9.75 ins [25 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $18.69

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 24 mos
Chest
18 ins [45.5 cm]
Length
8.25 ins [21 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | White, 9701Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Afghan Crochet Hook 14"

Size H8/5mm
$3.70

Aluminum Afghan Crochet Hook 14"

Size I9/5.5mm
$3.70

ButtonTHIS Solid Color Buttons 1" 4/Pkg

Grey
$4.50

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $18.69

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest
6 mos 18 ins [45.5 cm]
12 mos 19 ins [48.5 cm]
18 mos 20 ins [51 cm]
24 mos 21 ins [53.5 cm]
Length
6 mos 8.25 ins [21 cm]
12 mos 8.75 ins [22 cm]
18 mos 9.25 ins [23.5 cm]
24 mos 9.75 ins [25 cm]

MATERIALS

Sweater
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos24 mos 
Main Color (MC)
White (9701)
1222

GAUGE

15 sts and 18 rows = 4"/10cm, with smaller hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

SWEATER
With larger hook, beginning at lower edge, ch 69 (73, 77, 81).
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn—68 (72, 76, 80) sts.
Change to smaller hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/4 (4 1/2, 4 3/4, 4 3/4)"/11 (11.5, 12, 12)cm from beginning.

 

Divide for Armholes
Dividing Row (Row 1 of First Front): Ch 1, sc in first st, [sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st] 7 (8, 8, 9) times, sl st in next 1 (0, 1, 0) hdc, sc in next st, turn; leave remaining sts unworked for back and second front—17 (18, 19, 20) sts for first front.

 

Note: From here on, each row begins and ends with a sc, then you will be instructed to "sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st". Whether the first stitch worked following the first sc is a sl st or hdc depends on the last stitch that was worked before the last sc of the previous row. You may wish to make note of the 2nd to last stitch worked at the end of each row, and take care to work the opposite stitch (sl st or hdc) in the second stitch of the following row.

 

First Front
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 4 (4 1/4, 4 1/2, 5)"/10 (11, 11.5, 12.5)cm from dividing row. Fasten off.

 

Back
Row 1: Join yarn with sc in first unworked st following first front; work sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st over the next 32 (34, 36, 38) sts, sc in next st, turn; leave remaining sts unworked for second front—34 (36, 38, 40) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat last row until back measures same as first front. Fasten off.

 

Second Front
Row 1: Join yarn with sc in first unworked st following back; work sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn—17 (18, 19, 20) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat last row until second front measures same as back. Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES (make 2)
With larger hook, beginning at top of sleeve, ch 31 (33, 35, 39).
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn—30 (32, 34, 38) sts.
Change to smaller hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 3 (4, 4 1/2, 5)"/7.5 (10, 11.5, 12.5)cm from beginning.
Decrease Row: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in next st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last 2 sts, sc in next st, turn; leave last st unworked—28 (30, 32, 36) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat Decrease Row—26 (28, 30, 34) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat Decrease Row—24 (26, 28, 32) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sl st in each hdc and hdc in each sl st to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat last row until sleeve measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2)"/16.5 (19, 20.5, 21.5)cm from beginning.
Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Block pieces lightly, if desired.
With WS facing out, fold fronts over back. Sew or sc shoulder seams, beginning at outer edge and seaming about one half the way across shoulder. With WS facing out, fold sleeves in half bringing side edges together. Sew or sc sleeve seams. Sew or sc top of each sleeve into an armhole. 
Edging
With RS facing, join yarn with sc in lower front corner, sc evenly spaced up front edge, around neck edge, down other front edge to opposite lower front corner, working 3 sc in each front neck corner. Fasten off.
Fold front corners of neck down and sew buttons over corners (through all thicknesses). If desired, sew or tie one length of ribbon or satin cord to underside of each front neck fold, for closing front of sweater.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.