Free Flower Child’s Sweater Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

LW2422-Flower-Childs-Sweater

From www.redheart.com

Flower Child’s Sweater

Here’s a darling sweater that will go wherever she goes in any season. This soft washable yarn is perfect for sensitive skin.

Pattern #: LW2422
Designed by: Double Stitch
Project Type: Baby, Child, Apparel
Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® Smoothie: 2 balls 4399 Slipper Pink A, 1 ball each 4400 tan B and 4390 white C (Smoothie is discontinued.)
  • Crochet Hook 5.0mm [US H-8] for smaller size, 5.5 mm[US I-9] for larger size
  • Stitch markers
  • yarn needle.
 GAUGE: 17 sts = 4″ in double crochet with smaller hook; 14 sts = 4″ in double crochet with larger hook. Use smaller hook for size 2T; use larger hook for size 4T. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions are for Sizes 2T; changes for sizes 3T- 4T are in parenthesis.
Finished Chest: 21½” (23)”
BACK
With B, ch 8, slip st in beginning ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, join to top of ch-3—16 dc.
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * around, slip st in 3rd ch of ch 5.
Round 3: Ch 1, *3 sc in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join to first sc with A—48 sc. Cut B.
Round 4: With A, ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 6, skip 5 sc**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join to first sc.
Round 5: Slip st in first ch-6 space, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-6 space around, join to first sc with C. Cut A.
Round 6: With C, ch 1, sc in same st, working behind each petal of previous round, *ch 7, sc in next sc of Round 4; repeat from * around, ending ch 7, join to first sc.
Round 7: Slip st in first ch-space, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-7 space around, join to first sc. Fasten off.
Round 8: Working behind each petal of previous round, join A in any sc from Round 6, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 8, sc in next sc from Round 6; repeat from * around, ending ch 8, join to first sc.
Round 9: Slip st in first ch-space, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 9 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-space around, join to first sc.
Round 10: Slip st in next 7 sts, *ch 13, skip 12 sts, slip st in next st; repeat from * 5 more times, ch 13, join to first ch.
Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *12 dc in next space, dc in next slip st; repeat from * around, ending 12 dc in last space, join to top of ch-2—104 dc.
Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, dc 2) in same st to form Corner 1—upper right shoulder, dc in next 25 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc to form Corner 2—upper left shoulder, dc in next 38 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc to form Corner 3—lower point, dc to end, join to top of ch-2.
Round 13: Slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, dc) in same space, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] 12 times, ch 1, skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in Corner 2 ch-space, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] 20 times, ch 1, skip 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in Corner 3 ch-space, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc] 19 times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, join to top of ch-2.
Round 14: Slip st in next dc and in ch-2 space, ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, dc) in same space, *ch 1, [dc in next ch-space, ch 1] to corner space**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to top of ch-2.
Round 15: Slip st in next dc and ch-2 space, ch 2, [dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in same space, *skip 2 dc, dc in each dc and ch-space to 2 dc before corner space, skip 2 dc**, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join. Fasten off.
SLEEVES (make 2)
Sleeves are worked from the top down. With A, ch 35, slip st in first ch to join.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each ch around, join with slip st to top of ch-2—35 dc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around, join to top of ch-2.
Rounds 3-11: Ch 3 (counts as tr), tr in each st around, join to top of ch-3. Change to B at end of last round.
Round 12: With B, ch 1 (counts as hdc), hdc in each tr around, join to top of ch-1. Fasten off.
Attach Left Sleeve
Holding right sides together and with sleeve in front, pin foundation chain of Sleeve to Back, beginning at Corner 2—upper left shoulder. With A and wrong side facing, slip st 17 sleeve sts to 17 back sts, leaving remaining 18 sleeve sts unworked. Fasten off.
Attach Right Sleeve
Holding right sides together and with sleeve in back, pin foundation chain of Sleeve to Back, beginning at Corner 1—upper right shoulder. With A and wrong side facing, slip st 17 back sts to 17 sleeve sts, leaving remaining 18 sleeve sts unworked. Fasten off.
RIGHT FRONT
With right side facing, join A at top of right sleeve.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 17 sleeve sts, dc in next 13 sts of back, turn—31 dc.
Rows 2-7: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1 (counts as hdc), hdc in each dc across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next hdc, *ch 3, skip next 3 hdc**, dc in next 3 hdc, repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, dc in last 2 hdc, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in next 2 dc, 3 hdc in next space, *hdc in next 3 dc, 3 hdc in next space; repeat from * to last 2 dc, hdc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 11: *Ch 40, slip st in next 6 hdc; repeat from * to last st, slip st in last hdc. Fasten off.
LEFT FRONT
With wrong side facing, join A at top of left sleeve. Work Rows 1-11 as for Right Sleeve.
FINISHING
With right side facing, join A in the first unworked st of back at left underarm, ch 1, hdc in each st around lower edge of back to right underarm. Fasten off. Sew shoulder seams leaving 4¾” open at center back for neck.
COLLAR
Row 1: With wrong side facing, join A to left front neck, ch 1, hdc evenly across to front right neck corner, turn.
Rows 2- 6: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn. Change to C on last st.
Row 7: With C, ch 1, 3 hdc in each hdc across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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