“Belted” Baby Sweater

Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn

Size G-6 Hook

Gauge: 4sts & 2 ½ rows per inch

Size: Newborn

Chain 36

Row 1:

dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 10 chs,3 dc in next ch,

dc in next 5 chs,

3 dc in next ch,

dc in last 5 chs.

ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn.

*Armhole construction tutorial*

Rows 7 & 8: DC in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 9: *Skip 1 DC, DC in next stitch, DC in skipped stitch.  Repeat from * across. DC in last stitch, ch 2 turn.   This row will make the belt loops.

Row 10: DC in first 3 sts, increase in next st.  Work 4 dcs followed by an increase across row.  ch 2 turn.

Rows 11-16: DC across. Ch 1 turn.

SC across bottom of sweater, work 3 sc in corner (you will now be working up the right front side of  the sweater to make the buttonholes)  place 1sc in the first  dc. Then work 2 sc in  each dc  space up front. Work a total of 18 sc’s then make first button loop by chaining 3 then sc in next  st work 6 sc’s, make second button loop, sc in next 6 and make final buttonloop, sc in final 2 stitches. Make 3 sc’s in corner stitch then sc around neck to left side, work 3 sc’s in corner then sc down the left front side placing 2 scs in each dc space.  When you get to end finish off.

Sleeves

Attach yarn at middle stitch underarm

row 1-10: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join.

row 11: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join, finish off.

Weave a piece of ribbon thru row 9 to make “belt”.

Copyright 2011 Kelly C Kearney

If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.

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