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The Pumpkin Sweater had to be posted last week, but I was super busy trying to finish some other projects that I had, that I didn’t have time to write.

But here it is:  an easy and super fun pattern.

I enjoyed making it and I hope you will try it.

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The Pumpkin Sweater Free Pattern and video tutorial

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The idea of this Pumpkin Sweater came after I bought this beautiful Merino wool yarn which came in 4 skeins of 50 grams each (160 m) with a beautiful degrade. The Yarn is from hobbii.com and is called Mayflowers Merino the collection.

picture from hobbii.com

You can find there some beautiful colors.

This particular yarn is light and according with the weight is a fingering 4 ply yarn, but according with the thickness, I would say that is closer to a DK, worsted yarn.

So,  a DK worsted yarn might work too for this pattern. If you want to obtain the degrade, you can work with a thinner yarn, choosing two colors and working with 2 strands of yarn, using for the middle part, one strand of one color and one strand of the other.

The pattern is for sizes from 6 months up to 4-5 years and is wrote in US terms.

The total amount of yarn you will need for each size is:

  • 6 months – 140 gr/ 430 m/ 470 yds
  • 12 – 18 months – 160 gr / 510 m / 560 yds
  • 2 – 3 years – 170 gr / 545 m / 590 yds
  • 4 – 5 years – 200 gr / 630 m / 690 yds

The final dimensions of the Pumpkin Sweater are in the diagram bellow:

About the design

The Pumpkin sweater is a raglan sweater worked from top to bottom.

Starting with a yoke and then separating the sleeves from the body of the sweater. Then working the sleeves and body individually.

I liked working with raglan because no assembly is needed.

 

You might also like:

  1. Snowdrop Cardigan; 2. Mini Fancy Sweater 

3. Blue-Sky Cadi

The stitch that I used is the Cross Stitch. I alternate one round in single crochet and one in double crochet cross stitch.

Here is the stitch chart and the beginning of the yoke:

Pumpkin sweater stitch pattern chart

So, the first round will be in single crochet and the second in double crochet cross stitch.

For all the sweater we will only repeat these 2 rounds.

Cross stitch

Skip one stitch and make 1 dc in the next. Then go back and make 1 dc in the stitch that you skipped.

Abbreviation used in this pattern

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

dc cross – double crochet cross stitch

St(s) – stitch (es)

Sl st – slip stitch

Inc – Increase (3 sc in the same st on the round in sc or 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc on the round in dc cross)

Dec – decrease

Gauge

9 dc cross = 10 cm (4″)

18 sc = 10 cm (4″)

12 rows ( 1 sc and 1 dc cross) = 10 cm (4″)

the pumpkin sweater

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Now with all these things being said we can start the Pumpkin Sweater.

First the foundation chain:

  • 6 month – 56 sts
  • 12 – 18 months – 64 sts
  • 2 – 3 years – 72 sts
  • 4 – 5 years – 80 sts

Join with sl st.

Round 1

For this round the number of sts for sizes 12 – 18 months, 2-3 years and 4-5 years are wrote between brackets.

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st  1 sc in the next 7 (8, 9, 10) sts, 1 inc in the next (3 sc in the same st).

Continue with 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 16 (18, 20, 22) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the last 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Sl st to join.

To be more easy to know where to increase on the next round, put a stitch marker in the second st of the increase.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, dc cross to the marked st, 1 inc ( 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the marked st.

Continue with the dc cross to the next corner ( next marked st) and here make another inc.

Continue like this to the end of the round and join with a sl st with the 1st dc.

Pumpkin Sweater

We will repeat to alternate these 2 rounds until we finished the yoke and have in total:

6 months – 16 rounds

12 – 18 months – 16 rounds

2-3 years – 16 rounds

4-5 years – 18 rounds

On the next round we will separate the sleeves from the body of the pumpkin sweater.

Pumpkin sweater the yoke

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We will start the round as normal and working 1 sc in each st until the first corner.

To make the join we will make 2 sc together, one in the fist corner, then skip the sts for the sleeve and make the second sc in the second corner.

Yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on the hook.

At this round I changed the color with the second one.

pumpkin sweater separating round

Now we will continue to work on the body of the Pumpkin Sweater until you have in total (counting from the armpit to the bottom):

6 months – 24 rounds

12 – 18 months – 26 rounds

2 – 3 years – 30 rounds

4 – 5 years – 32 rounds.

Having 3 more colors, I just divided the number of rounds at 3, and worked the same number of rounds with each color.

Sleeves

Round 1

Starting from the armpit, join the yarn and make 1 sc in each st around.

Make sure that you have an even number of sts because you will need that on the dc cross round.

If you don’t have, just make 1 sc more to get to an even number.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, dc cross to the end of the round. Join with a sl st.

Round 3

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 dec ( sc2tog), 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dec in these 2 sts. Sl st to join.

Repeat round 2 and 3 until you have in total

6 months – 14 rounds

12 – 18 months – 14 rounds

2 – 3 years – 20 rounds

4 – 5 years – 20 rounds

Then continue to alternate one round in sc and one round in dc cross, without decreasing:

6 months – 6 more rounds

12 – 18 months – 8 more rounds

2 – 3 years – 6 more rounds

4- 5 years – 8 more rounds.

And 1 sleeve is done. For the colors I used the same pattern as for the body of the Pumpkin Sweater, only that with the last color I made less rounds because the sleeve is shorter.

Repeat the same pattern for the second sleeve and the Pumpkin Sweater is done.

Pumpkin Sweater

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For the border I used “twisted single crochet” st. You can see how is done in the video tutorial bellow.

Hope you will love this pattern as I do and to try it.

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The Pumpkin Sweater. Free pattern with stitch chart, diagram and video tutorial. For sizes from 6 months to 4-5 years

Pumpkin Sweater. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

Today I want to show you the super easy Snowdrop Cardigan that I made for my daughter. Is super easy even if you are a beginner. If you want to start your crochet adventure in the garments area, this can be your perfect project.

Well I am with my mind at spring with all her beauties and freshness, maybe that’s why I named this cardigan Snowdrop. If it was December, it could be named Snowflake as well, all white and so smooth.

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snowdrop cardigan

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years and all the cardigan is worked in single crochet.

Materials you will need:

  • Chunky Yarn ( I used Katia Alaska color white)

For each size you will approximate need:

snowdrop cardigan yardage

Some yarn suggestions:

 

  • 6 mm crochet hook ( J-10 US Size)
  • Schissors
  • Yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • 1 button ( 2.5 cm diameter)

The final dimensions of Snowdrop Cardigan for each size are:

I worked this cardigan from bottom to the top, beginning with back side and front sides in one single piece, then at the armpit I split the cardigan in 3 pieces and worked each piece separately.

Gauge

10 sc – 10 cm (4″)

11 rows – 10 cm (4″)

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

To begin make a foundation in Fdc or make a regular ch then 1 row with 1 sc in each stitch. For each size you will have:

  • 2 years – 72 st(s)
  • 4 years – 78 st(s)
  • 6 years – 86 st(s)
  • 8 years – 92 st(s)
  • 10 years – 100 st(s)

Row 1

1 sc in each stitch across

  • Rows 2- 26 (2 years)
  • Rows 2– 30 (4 years),
  • Rows 2- 34 (6 years),
  • Rows 2- 38 (8 years),
  • Rows 2- 42 (10 years)
Repeat row 1.
Now we are at the armpit and we have to split the entire part worked until now in 3 pieces and to leave some stitches for the arm hole.
Snowdrop Cardigan part 1
We will use some stitch markers.
We will count stitches for the front left side, arm hole, back side and front right side.
The back side and the front sides have the same number of stitches.
  • 2 years – 22 sts for the front sides and for the back side (count 22 sts, put a stitch marker in the stitch 22), 3 sts for the arm hole
  • 4 years – 24 sts for front sides and back side, 3 sts for each arm hole
  • 6 years – 26 sts for the front sides and back side and 4 sts for arm hole
  • 8 years – 28 sts for front sides and back side, 4 sts for the arm hole
  • 10 years – 30 sts for the fron sides and back side, 5 sts for the arm hole.
Now we will work the 3 parts separately with 1 sc in each stitch for:
  • 2 years – 12 rows
  • 4 years – 14 rows
  • 6 years – 14 rows
  • 8 years – 16 rows
  • 10 years – 17 rows

On the right front side, when we have 2 more rows to make, we will do one button hole (ch 2, skip 2 sts)

After finishing all 3 parts we can sew the shoulders.

  • 2 years – 4 sts in each side
  • 4 years – 4 sts
  • 6 years – 5 sts
  • 8 years – 5 sts
  • 10 years – 6 sts

Snowdrop cardigan part 2

Ok, the main part of the Snowdrop Cardigan is done. Now let’s make the sleeves.

Sleeve

Begin with a foundation in Fsc, or make a regular chain then one row in single crochet.

  • 2 years – 16 Fsc ( or chain 16)
  • 4 years – 17 Fsc
  • 6 years – 18 Fsc
  • 8 years – 18 Fsc
  • 10 years – 19 Fsc

Row 1

For all sizes

1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn

Row 2

1 increase in first stitch ( 2 sc in the same stitch), 1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn

Row 3

Repeat row 2

Row 4

1 sc in each stitch across

We will continue increasing

2 years, 4 years, 6 years

Rows 5 – 13 

Repeat rows 2,3 and 4

8 Years, 10 years

Rows 5 – 16

Repeat rows 2,3 and 4

After finished increasing we will continue with 1 sc in each stitch across for:

  • 2 years – 13 more rows ( 26 rows in total)
  • 4 years – 13 more rows ( 26 rows in total)
  • 6 years – 14 more rows ( 27 rows in total)
  • 8 years – 13 more rows (29 rows in total)
  • 10 years – 16 more rows ( 32 rows in total)

Now is time to decrease for the arm hole depth. We will decrease (2 sc together) with1 st at the beginning and at the end of each row, for:

  • 2 years – 7 rows
  • 4 years – 8 rows
  • 6 years – 8 rows
  • 8 years – 9 rows
  • 10 years – 10 rows

After finishing decreasing the sleeve is done. Repeat the pattern for the other sleeve.

snowdrop cardigan part 3

Now, sew the sleeves with the cardigan.

Collar

Insert the hook and yarn in the first stitch of the front side and make 1 sc in each stitch across the neck line. Repeat this first row for:

2 years – 11 more rows (12 rows in total for the collar)

  • 4 years – 13 more rows
  • 6 years – 13 more rows
  • 8 years – 15 more rows
  • 10 years – 16 more rows

This was the last part of the Snowdrop Cardigan. You can now make a border in single crochet if you want, just to add the final touch. Also sew the button and done. You’ve made a beautiful cardigan.

My daughter loves it and she is so Fancy and cute in it….like a Snowdrop 🙂

Snowdrop cardigan

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

snowdrop cardigan

Hope you liked this pattern also.

The video tutorial is bellow.

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For a long time I wanted to make this kind of jacket to my daughter, but every time I had something else scheduled. This time I made it. I had some left over yarn from the Fancy sweater and I said that is perfect for a baby girl jacket like this. So here I am with full instructions and video tutorial.

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baby girl jacket

This pattern is for sizes from 1 to 5 years old.

Materials you will need:

  • light or medium weight yarn (1 – 2 years approximate 200 grams, 3-5 years 250 – 300 grams)
  • 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook
  • 6 buttons (1.5 -1.8 mm diameter)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • a little amount of contrasting colour

For this jacket I used Scheepjes Color Crafter, but here you have some yarn suggestions.

This jacket is worked from the top to bottom and we will start from the neck.

The final dimensions for this jacket are:

final dimensions baby girl jacket

Gauge

15 stitches and 12 rows for a 10 cm / 4″ square.

If you don’t get to this gauge try to adapt this pattern to your gauge following the instructions here

Ok, hope I didn’t forgot anything important for you to start this baby girl jacket.

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in the same space

Let’s begin:

Make your foundation chain.

  • 1 year – ch 60;
  • 2 years – ch 65;
  • 3 years – ch 70;
  • 4 years – ch 75;
  • 5 years – ch 80.

Row 1

1 year

[1 hdc in first 11 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 12 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

2 years

[1 hdc in first 12 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 13 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

3 years

[1 hdc in first 13 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 14 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

4 years

[1 hdc in first 14 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 15 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

5 years

[1 hdc in first 15 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 16 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

For all sizes

1 hdc in the first stitch, ch 2, skip 2 (space for buttons holes), 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2, 1 hdc in each of the next sts until the first corner ( ch 1 space from previous row inc), 1 inc in the ch 1 space, *1 hdc in each st until the next corner, 1 inc in the ch 1 space. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

We will repeat making the buttons holes at every 6 rows, 3 times.

Row 3

For all sizes

1 hdc in each stitch to the first corner, 1 inc in the ch 1 space and repeat this section to the end of the row.

Repeat row 3 and (don’t forget at every 6 rows rows for 3 times repeat row 2 to make the buttons holes), until you have in total;

  • for 1 year 14 rows;
  • for 2 years 16 rows;
  • for 3 years 17 rows;
  • for 4 years 18 rows;
  • for 5 years 19 rows;

We just finished the first part of the jacket and is time to let the sleeve holes apart and work just the skirt. On the next row we will also make the middle back fold.

baby girl jacket part 1

Before start the next row, count the stitches of the back side and mark the middle stitch, here is where we will make the mid back fold.

Row 15 ( 17, 18, 19, 20)

1 hdc in each stitch until the first corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, skip the sts until the next corner ( the sleeve sts), 1 hdc in the ch 1 space. Continue with 1 hdc in each stitch until the marked stitch for the mid back fold. In the marked stitch make 1 hdc. For the mid back fold we will make a chain.

  • For 1 year ch 35
  • For 2 and 3 years ch 40
  • For 4 and 5 years ch 45.

Continue with 1 hdc in each stitch until the next corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, skip the sts until the next corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, 1 hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

baby girl jacket mid back fold chain

Row 16 ( 18, 19, 20, 21)

1 hdc in each stitch including the sts of the mid back fold. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 17 – 23 ( 19 – 25, 20 – 28, 21 – 30, 22 – 32)

Repeat row 16 ( 18 19, 20, 21)

Fasten up.

Sleeve

Row 1

For all sizes

Insert the hook in the first stitch at the armpit and make 1 hdc in each st across. You can now work in rounds and make a slip stitch with the first hdc, or ch 2 and turn and sew the sleeve after finishing it.

If you choose to work in rounds, work on the right side and on the wrong side to keep the same look of the stitch.

Rows 2 – 27( 2 – 29, 2 – 32, 2- 34, 2 – 36)

Repeat row 1

Fasten up.

We made 4 extra rows on the sleeve, because the sleeve will be bent at the edge.

Repeat the same with the other sleeve.

Now let’s sew the mid back fold of the baby girl jacket.

Fold the extra stitches like in picture above ( the picture is with only the chain but you will have to follow the same shape) and sew it on the jacket.

Collar

For all sizes

Row1

Put the jacket with the exterior outside. Skip the first 6 sts, 1 hdc in each st until you have 6 sts left. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each st until the last one, 2 hdc in the last st.

Row 3

Repeat row 2

Row 4

1 hdc in each stitch across.

Rows 5 – 6 ( or more if you want a higher collar), Repeat row 4.

Now we finished the jacket and is time to accessorize it.

First: Make 1 row in sc as an edge all over the jacket, including collar and sleeves.

Second: Make 1 ch row between the last row and the edge in sc. Proceed the same as you are making a chain only that you pull the yarn trough the stitches of the jacket and then trough the loop on your hook. This chain row make it with a contrasting colour yarn. On the collar and sleeves, make this  row on the wrong side, because this parts are bent.

Third: Make a bow with the same contrasting colour and sew it at the top of the mid back fold. I made the bow in sc, beginning with 8 sts and I made 10 rows. Then I made a small piece with 4 sts just to tie the bow at the middle.

Fourth: Sew the buttons and the jacket is done.

Baby Girl Jacket back

I love it. It’s so cute♥

Baby girl jacket front

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