crochet baby sweater pattern

Bobble Baby Cardigan Crochet Pattern

I have a fun new baby sweater pattern to share with you today! The Rylan cardigan is the cutest new crochet pattern for boys and girls 3 months to 6 years.

I wanted to design a sweater that could be your go-to pattern for baby showers, birthdays, any type of gift giving, really! I love it on girls and boys, it has a great structure to it and is perfect for any season.

I also made a full length video tutorial for you! If you are just learning how to crochet and have made a few other projects, I think this sweater would be a great next step for you. It is really pretty simple and straightforward. Plus, it’s a baby sweater, so it goes pretty quickly!

The trickiest part for some people (alright, me!) to learn is how the sleeve separation works. Seeing the written pattern for a sleeve separation can be confusing if you’ve never heard of it before. But once you see it on the video, it is super easy.

Here is the full pattern for you below. If you would like to purchase the ad-free PDF, you can do that on Etsy or Ravelry. (Thank you!)

General Instructions: This modern baby sweater is worked from the top down in rows. Simple increases are used to create the yoke, followed by a sleeve separation. The body features the cute bobble stitches that make this sweater unique.  Ribbing and button bands are added next. Finally, the sleeves are worked flat and seamed at the end.

Supplies: J/10 (6mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), 3/4” buttons (5-7), ruler, tapestry needle, sewing needle and matching thread for buttons.

Yarn:
  Medium weight (4); 300 (361, 400, 500, 550, 587) Yards; Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Vanna’s Choice or any other #4 yarn

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 12 stitches / 14 rows in sc
For accurate sizing, make a gauge swatch before you begin your sweater.
Directions for gauge swatch:
Ch 13
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea st, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you reach a total of 14 rows (including row 1).
Swatch should measure approximately 4” across and 4” down. If swatch is too small, try again with a larger hook. If swatch is too big, try again with a smaller hook.

Sizing
Finished chest circumference: 20 (22, 23, 24, 26, 28) inches
Ease: 3”
Suggested sizing: 3/6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2T, 4T, 6)
To find the right size, measure child’s chest and add 3”. Make the size with the finished circumference closest to this number. Suggestion: Before you begin, read through the pattern and circle your size throughout.

The model is wearing size 2T and the sweater was a little big on her (she normally wears 18 months).

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Abbreviations and Special Stitches
bpdc: back post double crochet
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
inc: increase (2 sc in same st)
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease made)
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Bobble: yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 more times, yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count in stitch count.
  • Turn at the end of each row.
  • When measuring yoke height, lay sweater flat so it forms a semi-circle. Find the approximate back center (back neck) of the sweater and measure straight down. Do not measure the edge of the work.

Yoke
Ch 37 (41, 43, 45, 49, 53)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. 36 (40, 42, 44, 48, 52) sts
Row 2:  ch 1, sc in each sc.
First increase: ch 1, *sc, inc; rep from * to end of row.54 (60, 63, 66, 72, 78) stsSc as many rows as needed until yoke height measures 1.5 (1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75) inches, ending with an even number of rows.
Second increase: Ch 1, *2sc, inc; rep from * to end of row.72 (80, 84, 88, 96, 104) sts
Sc as many rows as needed until yoke height measures 2.75 (3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4) inches, ending with an even number of rows.

Third increase: Ch 1, *3sc, inc; rep from * to end of row.90(100, 105, 110, 120, 130) sts
Sc as many rows as needed until yoke height measures 4.25 (4.5, 4.75, 5, 5.25, 5.75) inches, ending with an even number of rows.
Sleeve separation:
Ch 1, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc,
ch 3
sk 18 (20, 21, 22, 24, 26) sts,
26 (30, 31, 32, 36, 40) sc,
ch 3
sk 18 (20, 21, 22, 24, 26) sts,
14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc. Do not tie off.

Body

We will now be working the body only, saving the sleeves for later.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch st. 60 (66, 69, 72, 78, 84) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 0 (3, 4, 1, 4, 2) sc, *4sc, bobble, 5sc; rep from * until 0 (3, 5, 1, 4, 2) sts remain, sc in remaining sts.
Rows 3-5: ch 1, sc in each st.
Row 6: Ch 1, 0 (3, 4, 1, 4, 2) sc, *9sc, bobble; rep from * until 0 (3, 5, 1, 4, 2) sts remain, sc in remaining sts. (For size 3 mos, omit last bobble and replace with sc.)
Rows 7-9: ch 1, sc in each st.
Repeat rows 2-9 until total sweater height (including yoke) reaches 8 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11.5) inches. Do not tie off.
Hem Ribbing:
Row 1: ch 2, sk 1st sc, dc in each st across, turn.
For sizes 3/6 mos, 12 mos, 2T, 4T, 6 (size 18 mos, see below):
Rows 2-3: ch 2, sk 1dc, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * across, dc in top of ch 2.

For size 18 mos:
Row 2: ch 2, sk 1dc, fpdc, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * across, dc in top of ch 2.
Row 3:
ch 2, sk 1dc, bpdc, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * across, dc in top of ch 2.

Neck Ribbing: Tie slip knot on hook and insert hook in top corner of sweater. Sl st and work same as row 1 of hem ribbing, working in each ch st across the neck of the sweater: Work row 2 same as hem ribbing (don’t do row 3). Tie off.  Weave in loose ends.


Button Band (wearer’s right)
Tie slip knot on hook and insert hook in bottom (top for left-handed crocheters) corner of sweater.
Row 1: Sc in the end of each row up the side of the sweater, turn.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end of row, turn.
Tie off.  Weave in loose ends.

Button Hole Band (wearer’s left)
Tie slip knot on hook and insert hook in top (bottom for left-handed crocheters) corner of sweater.
Row 1: Sc in the end of each row down the side of the sweater, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 3sc, *ch 1, sk 1, 6 sc; rep from * as many times as you can until not enough sts remain, sc in remaining sts, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc and 1sc in each ch 1 sp, turn.
Tie off.  Weave in loose ends. Sew buttons on button band opposite each ch space.

Sleeve
Note: Continue to turn at the end of each row.
Tie slip knot onto hook and join yarn to armpit of sleeve in the center of the ch sts.
Row 1: Sc in 2 ch sts and each st around sleeve opening, ending with sc in last ch st. 21 (23, 24, 25, 27, 29) sc
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc.
Sc as many rows as needed until sleeve length reaches 1.5 (2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 3.75) inches.
First decrease: ch 1, sc2tog, sc until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. 19 (21, 22, 23, 25, 27) sc
Sc as many rows as needed until sleeve length reaches 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 4.75) inches.

Second decrease: ch 1, sc2tog, sc until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. 17 (19, 20, 21, 23, 25) sc
Sc as many rows as needed until sleeve length reaches 4.5 (5, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 5.75) inches. For sizes 3/6 and 12 months, stop here and begin ribbing.

Third decrease (sizes 18M to 6 only): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. 17 (19, 18, 19, 21, 23) sc
Sc as many rows as needed until sleeve length reaches 4.5 (5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5) inches. For all sizes except 6, stop here and begin ribbing.

Fourth decrease (size 6 only): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. 17 (19, 18, 19, 21, 21) sc
Sc as many rows as needed until sleeve length reaches 4.5 (5, 6, 6.5, 7, 9) inches.

Sleeve Ribbing:
Row 1
: ch 2, sk 1dc, dc in each st, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, sk 1dc, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * across, dc in top of ch 2.
Size 18 mos only: repeat row 2.
Row 3 for all sizes except 18 mos: ch 2, sk 1dc, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * across, dc in top of ch 2.

Tie off, leaving a long tail for seaming.  Join sleeve seam with tapestry needle and whip or ladder stitch. Tie off, weave in loose ends.
Repeat for the other sleeve.

Blocking Instructions (optional):

Blocking is a great way to give your sweater a more refined appearance, great for gift giving! Spray sweater with water until it is slightly damp. Lay flat on a blocking board or other soft surface and gently stretch sweater slightly (about ½ inch in every direction). Pin in place as you stretch. Blocking boards and T pins work great for this but if you don’t have those, you can use several layers of towels and regular sewing pins.

I hope you all enjoy this sweater and share photos with me, I love to see them! If you would like to purchase the ad-free PDF, you can do that on Etsy or Ravelry. (Thank you!)

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chunky bobble blanket

Chunky Bobble Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

I’m excited to share with you a new FREE blanket pattern and video!

This cozy blanket is one of my favorites for snuggling on the couch. It’s big and warm and just the right amount of heaviness.

The new free pattern comes with calculations on how to get started if you want to make the blanket a different size. This would make such a cute baby gift!

At the bottom of the pattern I also explained how to calculate how much yarn you’ll need if you want to make the blanket a different size.

Watch the video of how to make this blanket from start to finish and then scroll down to see the written pattern and modifications.

The written pattern for the Chunky Bobble Blanket is given below.
You can also purchase the ad free PDF on Etsy or Ravelry. I hope you enjoy!

Supplies: N/9mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), tapestry needle.

Yarn:
  Super bulky weight; 1,080 Yards; Loops and Threads Cozy Wool (90yds per skein), 9 skeins Fleece,3 skeins Pewter

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 8 stitches / 5 rows in pattern
A gauge swatch is important if you plan to follow the directions given at the end of the pattern for modifying your blanket.
To make a gauge swatch: ch 11 and follow directions for the first 5 rows of the pattern. Your finished swatch should measure close to 4”x4”. If it is significantly larger (more than half an inch), use one size smaller hook. If it is significantly smaller (more than half an inch), use one size larger hook.

Finished Dimensions:
52” x 51” as written, see end of pattern for modifications. See information on gauge, above.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet
scflo: single crochet in the front loop only
sk: skip
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Bobble: yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count in stitch count.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of a row does count in stitch count
  • Turn at the end of each row.
  • Work bobble in both loops (not in the front loop only).

Directions
With Fleece, ch 107.
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and each ch across. (104 sts including 3 ch)
Row 2: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 3:
Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 4: Ch 1, *7 scflo, bobble; rep from * across, replacing last bobble with sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, scflo in each st, sc in top of ch 3.
Row 7:
Ch 3, sk 1sc, dc in each st across.
Row 8: ch 1, *3 scflo, bobble, 4 scflo; rep from * across.

Repeat rows 1-8 five times (work row 1 the same way as rows 3, 5, and 7). Then repeat rows 1-6 once more.

Switch to Pewter. Complete rows 7-8. Then repeat rows 1-8 once. Finish by repeating rows rows 1-4.  Tie off and weave in loose ends.

Modifications
*For modifications and yardage calculations to work, be sure to follow the directions for making a gauge swatch, above.

Modifying Blanket Width
To modify blanket width, begin by chaining any multiple of 8, plus 3.  Each multiple of 8 will add 4” to your blanket width.  The 3 extra chains are needed because you will dc in the fourth chain from the hook.

For a blanket 36” wide, chain 72+3
40” wide, chain 80+3
44” wide, chain 88+ 3
48” wide, chain 96+3
52” wide, chain 104 +3
56” wide, chain 112+3

Modifying Blanket Length
Each pattern repeat adds 8 rows and 6”.  Decide how long you want your blanket to be. Divide this number by 6 and that’s how many pattern repeats you will need.

Calculating Yardage
To figure out how much yarn you’ll need, calculate the desired square inches of your blanket (multiply length times width in inches).  Divide this number by 221. The answer will tell you how many yards you need.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you would like to purchase the ad free PDF, you can do so on Etsy or Ravelry.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @tealandfinch with photos of your work, I love to see them!

Hartley crochet sweater pattern

The Hartley Sweater Crochet Pattern

Today I’m excited to announce my newest design: The Hartley Crochet Pattern for women!

Hartley crochet sweater pattern by Teal & Finch

I wanted to create a sweater that made a bold statement and was a lot of fun to wear. And, I have to say, this one certainly fits the bill!

Crocheting bobbles is one of my favorite things…and I knew I wanted to go big with them. I’ve been seeing them around a lot lately and I really like the feminine yet playful look they provide.

The Hartley crochet pattern has a circular yoke, which you may have guessed is one of my favorite design techniques. You can try it on as you go and easily adjust sizing for the perfect fit.

Maybe the best part this sweater is the super bulky yarn. Combine that with the shorter length and you might be able to make this sweater in a weekend. Bring on the movies and hot chocolate! (Doesn’t that sound like the perfect winter weekend?)

The pattern has 5 sizes from women’s XS to 4X and comes with links to 6 videos to help you along the way. So a confident beginner could definitely rock this sweater.

I hope you enjoy and share your makes with me, I love to see them! @tealandfinch

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Want more super bulky sweater patterns? Check out the Cozy Day sweater. There’s one for women and one for kids, too.

The Cozy Day Crochet Pullover

I have a super warm and cozy pattern for women to share with you today: The Cozy Day Crochet Pullover!

cozy day pullover crochet pattern

Because it’s January and time for some super bulky yarn…even in Northern California… it’s COLD.

I love this pullover because it works up FAST and is seriously WARM. The short length makes it even quicker without sacrificing warmth.

The Cozy Day Crochet sweater is a drop shoulder pattern, so the front and back are two rectangles. The front neck has simple shaping for a beautiful ballet neckline.

There is a link to a video in the pattern to give you a visual of how to work the neckline finishing. You can check that out here.

Side vents are easy to create with the back being longer than the front – I just love this look!

The women’s pattern includes SIX sizes from XS to 2X.

There is also a separate children’s pattern which includes sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. So you can make one for yourself and a matching one for your favorite little person. Or give them as a gift to the girls in your life.

Cozy day pullover child

My daughter loves how warm and cozy hers is. Plus of course matching with mom is the best.

I hope you enjoy and stay cozy! Share your makes with me on Instagram @tealandfinch. I LOVE to see them!

Women’s Pattern Links:

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Kids Pattern Links:

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Purchase the Cozy Day Pullover on Love Crochet.

Do you love working with super bulky yarn? Me too! The Snuggle Up crochet sweater is also made with super bulky yarn.

The Willow Crochet Cardigan

I have a fun new pattern for kids to share with you today: The Willow Crochet Cardigan for babies and kids!

Willow Cardigan pattern

I wanted to make a long cardigan for my daughters. I think they see my long sweaters and wish they had one too, so I decided to make one that went past their hips that they could wear with jeans.

Kids cardigan pattern

The Willow cardigan features simple crossed double crochets worked with DK weight yarn. I used squishy soft merino, my absolute favorite type of yarn. I love the way it squishes and it ends up being so warm and cozy.

The circular yoke pattern is great for kids because you can try it on as you go. My daughters always cringe when I need to try it on them *again* but they are used to it by now!

The The Willow Crochet Cardigan pattern includes SIX sizes from babies to youth 14, so you can make one for all your favorite kiddos. I hope you enjoy!

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For more crochet patterns for kids, check out the Dahlia Sweater, it’s one of my most popular!

Crochet Vest Pattern with Jumbo Yarn

Hi Crochet Friends! Today I’m happy to share with you a new crochet vest pattern in 3 sizes made with jumbo yarn.

Crochet Vest Pattern with Jumbo Yarn

This layering piece made from jumbo/giant yarn is a quick and easy make!  I love it for wearing over other sweaters or just with a t-shirt and jeans.  The pattern includes three sizes: child, women’s regular, and plus size.  As you can see, the vest has a loose fit and can be worn with 4-10″ positive ease.

It’s a very quick and easy project, just in time for gift-giving or a wardrobe update for yourself. The crochet pattern calls for a P/15mm crochet hook and giant/jumbo yarn.  I used Lana Grossa Estremo, which I got from LoveCrochet. Unfortunately, it is no longer available there.  However, you are sure to find other jumbo yarn that call for a P hook (I found one here.)

The beginner-friendly pattern is easy to follow and great for fall/winter layering. I hope you enjoy and share your makes with me!

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Enjoy! Happy crocheting!

P.S. If you love super bulky yarn and want to make yourself a sweater, take a look at the Snuggle Up Sweater. It’s one of my most popular designs!

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6694

Dahlia Crochet Sweater Pattern Update

Today I’m excited to share with you an update my Dahlia crochet sweater pattern!

Dahlia Crochet Sweater Pattern

I love this sweet sweater with the layers of puff stitches around the neckline.  The wrist puffs just add that extra finishing touch to make this sweater really special.

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6694

You can see all the features and details in the original blog post that came out when I first published the Dahlia pattern.  Not much has changed, just a few tweaks here and there. The changes focus mainly on the women’s sleeve and a small adjustment to the body and sleeve division.

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6696

Did you know there’s also a baby version of the pattern? The Dahlia baby features a back neck slit with button closure to accommodate baby’s head.  So you can truly make this sweater in just about every size.

Dahlia Baby

I hope you enjoy!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Today we have a new easy everyday crochet cardigan pattern to share with you all! Maylee is such a cozy, beginner friendly sweater and it whips up very quickly.

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

I love the longer style and casual, no buttons opening. It’s great for layering and creating a relaxed look.  This is my go-to style for winter, so I decided to design one that I would love to wear every day!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The Maylee pattern calls for bulky yarn, so this sweater is a fairly quick project. Faster than crocheting a blanket, which I no longer seem to have the patience for…sad!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The drop shoulder design features five panels that are sewn together as you go.  Two sets of panels are exactly the same, making things even easier.  Included in the pattern are women’s sizes XS, S, M/L, XL, and 2X, perfect for making one for yourself and one for a friend.

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Shown here is Knit Picks Simply Wool in the color Wilbur. I loved working with this yarn. It was easy to work with and I’m finding it to wear very well, too. I’ve never had a wool sweater before and I like it!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The only supplies you’ll need is a 7mm crochet hook (or size to get gauge) and a tapestry needle. I really like using these sewing clips to hold the pieces when I sewed the panels together. But those are optional, of course.  I also like to use stitch markers to keep track of counting rows. Or tally marks scrawled on the pattern page work, too!

Maylee Crochet Sweater Pattern

If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes!

You can find the pattern on Etsy.

Or on Ravelry, of course.

And my growing favorite place to find yarn and patterns, Love Crochet.

Thanks for reading, my crochet friends. I hope you enjoy!

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

Emmeline Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Hi crochet friends! I’m so excited to introduce to you today the Emmeline Cardigan Crochet Pattern!

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I’ve had this pattern in the works for quite awhile and I’m so happy to finally get to share it with you because I think it is so special.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I learned how to design circular yoke sweaters a few months ago and I know many of you have enjoyed the Dahlia pullover. My dream was to create a really beautiful cardigan that was unique and inspiring while not being too difficult or complex.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I like it when a pattern keeps me on my toes, but isn’t too overwhelming. So I designed this cardigan to have one thing to think about at a time. The increases are simplified because they only happen in single crochet rows. The crossed doubles give something different to do while building up the yoke and sleeves.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

Then comes the woven stitch–the highlight of this sweater. The woven stitch pattern accents the waist and creates a pretty edge while building up the even rows at the bottom of the body and cuffs.

Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with these stitches, the pattern includes links to two videos that walk you through them step by step. You only need to know basic stitches such as chaining, single crochet, double crochet.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I really like how it turned out!  This sweater is great for wearing with a dress or skirt to church, out to dinner…anytime I need an extra layer on top of something pretty and feminine.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I hope you enjoy!

The pattern comes in women’s sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X and is available on the Love Crochet website.

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Yarn used in photos: Paintbox Cotton DK