Monday, January 26, 2009

Shell Stitch Hooded Sweater


Ravelry Members download a free PDF of this pattern here: Shell Stitch Hooded Cardigan

Here's a cute hooded 0 - 3 month sweater that I've made for several friends and charities. It is pictured above with Bev's Easy Newborn Booties.

Materials
Approximately 4 oz. baby sport yarn
Size H crochet hook
Three 1/2" buttons

Foundation : chain 45. Starting in second chain from hook, HDC in every chain. Chain 2, turn. (44 stitches)
Row 1 : HDC in first 4 HDC. *2 DC in next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 stitches.* Repeat between ** till the last 4 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in last 3 stitches. Chain 2, turn. (51 stitches)
Row 2 : HDC in each HDC across. Chain 2, turn.
Row 3 : HDC in first 4 HDC. *2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches.* Repeat between ** till the last 5 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in last 4 stitches. Chain 2, turn. (58 stitches)
Row 4 : HDC in each HDC across. Chain 2, turn.
Row 5 : HDC in first 4 HDC. *2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 7 stitches.* Repeat between ** till the last 6 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in last 5 stitches. Chain 2, turn. (65 stitches)
Row 6 : HDC in each HDC across. Chain 2, turn.
Row 7 : HDC in first 4 HDC. *2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches.* Repeat between ** till the last 7 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in last 6 stitches. Chain 2, turn. (72 stitches)
Row 8 : HDC in first 12 stitches. Chain 7. Skip next 12 HDC (you're making the armholes). HDC in next 24 HDC. Chain 7. Skip next 12 HDC. HDC in last 12 HDC. Chain 3, turn.
Row 9 : Skip first two stitches. *(2 DC, Ch 1, 2 DC) in next stitch, skip 2 stitches.* Repeat between ** to end of row. DC in last DC. Chain 3, turn.
Row 10 : (2 DC, Ch 1, 2 DC) in each Ch-1 space across. DC in last DC. Chain 3, turn.Repeat row 10 until sweater measures approximately 6 1/2 inches from underarm, or as long as you want the sweater to be. Bind Off.

Sleeves :Join yarn at center of underarm. Chain 3.
Round 1 : 1 DC, Ch1, 2 DC in same stitch as starting chain. Skip 2 stitches. *(2 DC, Ch 1, 2 DC) in next stitch, skip 2 stitches.* Repeat evenly around armhole -- should end up with 8 shell patterns. Join to top of beginning Chain 3.
Round 2 : Slip stitch to chain 1 space. Chain 3. 1 DC, Ch1, 2 DC in Ch-1 space. *(2 DC, Ch1, 2 DC) in next CH-1 space* Repeat in every Ch-1 space around. Join to top of beginning Chain 3.
Repeat Round 2 until sleeve is approximately 5 inches.
Next Round : Chain 2. *1 HDC in next 2 stitches (in other words, decrease).* Repeat decrease around sleeve. Join to top of beginning chain 3.
Next 4 Rounds : Chain 2. HDC in each HDC around. Join to top of beginning HDC. Bind Off.

Hood : Join yarn at top right front edge of sweater neck. Chain 3.
Foundation Row : HDC in next 10 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 10 stitches. 3 HDC in next stitch (mark center HDC of these 3). HDC in next 10 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch. HDC in last 11 stitches. You should now be at the left front edge. Chain 2, turn.
Row 1 : HDC in each HDC across, moving marker up when you come to it. CHain 2, turn.
Row 2 : HDC in each HDC till you reach the marked stitch. 3 HDC in marked stitch, moving marker to the middle stitch of this cluster. HDC in remaining stitches across. Chain 2, turn.
Rows 3 - 12 : Repeat Rows 1 & 2.
Row 13 : HDC in each HDC across. Chain 2, turn. Repeat this row until hood measures 6 1/2 inches. Bind off. Fold hood together (right sides together) and sew seam shut.

Edging : Starting at bottom right corner of sweater and moving up the right side, join yarn at corner. Chain 1. SC in each row up the side of the sweater. WHEN YOU REACH THE BOTTOM OF THE YOKE: (buttonholes) Ch 1, skip one row, SC into next two rows, Ch 1, skip one row, SC into next two rows, CH 1, skip 1 row, SC into remaining rows up around the hood, down the other side. When you get to corners, 3 SC into each corner. Continue around sweater, joining with a slip stitch to the beginning Chain 1. Bind off and weave in ends.

11 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Great Work!
    Deb

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  4. Anonymous21/1/11 18:02

    hi, this says to use a size H crochet hook and should be 0 to 3 months.. but its looking like it would fit a 6 months.. is there a correction?

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  6. Anna Lovcy6/7/11 07:47

    I found out 3 days before a baby shower that I was invited. Found your pattern and loved it. It worked up quickly and looked great. Thank you ever so much.

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  7. this is the first hooded cardigan i ever made, it was so super easy, my daughters love it, and now come to me when someone they know is having a baby. thank you so much.

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  8. Hiya, I ran out of this colour wool so I had to leave out the hood. I'm still very pleased with it though :-) It was my first attempt at a cardigan and I found the pattern really clearly explained and easy to follow. Thank you very much for the free pattern :-) Here's a photo of how it turned out:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniejryan/8006793454/

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  9. Just wanted to let you know that I just started this lovely sweater, and I think there might be a typo in row 1 where it says "2DC in next stitch". Is that supposed to be "2HDC"?

    Thanks so much for the pattern!! I'm eager to see how mine turns out. I'm making it for my baby girl due in three weeks! I hope I get it finished in time.

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