Herringbone Baby Sweater

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Well, here I am, still waiting for my sweet little bundle of joy to be born. I’m 38 weeks, so I technically have 2 weeks to go. So to pass the time, I decided to make an adorable (and super easy!) baby sweater. My favorite part: you can change sweater size simply by changing hook size! Super cool!

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The Herringbone Baby Sweater is made using a herringbone double crochet stitch. It is a very simple, but beautiful stitch. Make and Do Crew has very easy video tutorial on how to do the herringbone double crochet stitch. Check it out here.

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Since I live in Minnesota, sweaters are a must when the temperature starts dropping. September is arguable the most beautiful month here, but it doesn’t take long for those beautiful 65 degree September days to turn into the rainy 50 degree days of October. It’s best to make sure my little one has a warm sweater to wear on outings.

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Now, I didn’t want to make just a plain sweater, so I decided to add little accents throughout the pattern. All of these accents are definitely optional, but they do add so much character and beauty to the pattern. The pockets are absolutely adorable and the extra embroidery looks so cozy to me.

I hope you enjoy this free sweater pattern. It was loads of fun to work up!

Herringbone Baby Sweater

Materials:

2-3 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Linen (I used slightly less than 2 skeins for the 0-3 month size. You will definitely need 3 skeins for 3-6 month and 6-12 month sizes, but probably not the entirety of the 3rd skein.)

4 mm (G) crochet hook for 0-3 month size

4.5 mm (7) crochet hook for 3-6 month size

5 mm (H) crochet hook for 6-12 month size

Yarn Needle
Wooden buttons (15 mm)

Sewing/embroidery needle for sewing on buttons

Brown scrap yarn

Stitches:

ch – chain

hbdc – herringbone double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops on hook.

sc – single crochet

Gauge:

0-3 months: 15 hbdc x 10 rows = 4 inch square

3-6 months: 7 hbdc x 4 rows = 2 inch square

6-12 months: 3 hbdc x 2 rows = 1 inch square

Pattern Notes:

  • Chain 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch.
  • Chan 1 at the beginning of border does NOT count as a single crochet. You should still single crochet into last stitch of previous row.

Patterns:

0-3 months (4 mm (G) crochet hook)

ch 55,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 6 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 17 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (skip first stitch where chain was made. see pattern notes for reference), hbdc in next 8 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 8 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch 3, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 9 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 4: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 22 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 5: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 24 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 11 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 6:  ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 26 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 7: ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 28 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 13 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 8: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 31 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitch, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 32 stitches, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 15 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Rows 10-27: ch 3, hbdc in next 67 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Border:

ch 1, sc in each stitch across, 2 sc in corner, sc 43 up opening for sweater, 2 sc in corner, sc in each stitch along neckline, 2 sc in corner, sc down other of opening, sl st to join, turn.

ch 1, sc 1, *ch 2, sk 2 stitches , sc 7* 4 times, ch 2, sk 2 stitches, sc 6, turn.

ch 1, sc in each stitch and chain up the center, finish off. (45 stitches)

Sleeves:

Round 1: connect yarn at armpit in first chain stitch. ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Rounds 2-5: ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Round 6: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Rounds 7-9: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Round 10: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Rounds 11-16: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Round 17: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3, turn. (24)

Round 18: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3. (24)

Round 19: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. (24)

Pockets (Make 2):

ch 13,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 9 chains, turn.

Rows 2-7: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (not stitch where chain 3 was made, but the next), hbdc in next 9 stitches, turn.

Sew onto front of sweater starting 5 rows up from bottom. Put one pocket on either side of buttons.

Using yarn needle, embroider lines down the stitches of the top row of each pocket. See picture below.

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3-6 month (using 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook)

ch 55,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 6 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 17 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (skip first stitch where chain was made. see pattern notes for reference), hbdc in next 8 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 8 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch 3, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 9 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 4: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 22 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 5: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 24 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 11 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 6:  ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 26 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 7: ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 28 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 13 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 8: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 31 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitch, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 32 stitches, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 15 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Rows 10-27: ch 3, hbdc in next 67 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Border:

ch 1, sc in each stitch across, 2 sc in corner, sc 43 up opening for sweater, 2 sc in corner, sc in each stitch along neckline, 2 sc in corner, sc down other of opening, sl st to join, turn.

ch 1, sc 1, *ch 2, sk 2 stitches , sc 7* 4 times, ch 2, sk 2 stitches, sc 6, turn.

ch 1, sc in each stitch and chain up the center, finish off. (45 stitches)

Sleeves:

Round 1: connect yarn at armpit in first chain stitch. ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Rounds 2-5: ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Round 6: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Rounds 7-9: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Round 10: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Rounds 11-16: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Round 17: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3, turn. (24)

Round 18: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3. (24)

Round 19: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. (24)

Pockets (Make 2):

ch 13,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 9 chains, turn.

Rows 2-7: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (not stitch where chain 3 was made, but the next), hbdc in next 9 stitches, turn.

Sew onto front of sweater starting 5 rows up from bottom. Put one pocket on either side of buttons.

Using yarn needle, embroider lines down the stitches of the top row of each pocket.

6-12 months (using 5 mm (H) crochet hook)

ch 55,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 6 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 17 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, 3hbdc in next chain, hbdc in next 8 chains, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (skip first stitch where chain was made. see pattern notes for reference), hbdc in next 8 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 8 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch 3, hbdc in next 10 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 9 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 4: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 22 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 10 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 5: ch 3, hbdc in next 11 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 24 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 16 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 11 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 6:  ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 26 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 18 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 12 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 7: ch 3, hbdc in next 13 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 28 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 20 stitches, 3hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 13 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 8: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 31 stitches, ch 2, sk next 22 stitches, hbdc in next stitch, hbdc in next 14 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 3, hbdc in next 16 stitch, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 32 stitches, hbdc in each chain, hbdc in next 15 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Rows 10-27: ch 3, hbdc in next 67 stitches, hbdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (69)

Border:

ch 1, sc in each stitch across, 2 sc in corner, sc 43 up opening for sweater, 2 sc in corner, sc in each stitch along neckline, 2 sc in corner, sc down other of opening, sl st to join, turn.

ch 1, sc 1, *ch 2, sk 2 stitches , sc 7* 4 times, ch 2, sk 2 stitches, sc 6, turn.

ch 1, sc in each stitch and chain up the center, finish off. (45 stitches)

Sleeves:

Round 1: connect yarn at armpit in first chain stitch. ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Rounds 2-5: ch 3, hbdc in next 26 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (27)

Round 6: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Rounds 7-9: ch 3, hbdc in next 25 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (26)

Round 10: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Rounds 11-16: ch 3, hbdc in next 24 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3 to join, turn. (25)

Round 17: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, skip last stitch, sl st in top of ch 3, turn. (24)

Round 18: ch 3, hbdc in next 23 stitches, sl st in top of ch 3. (24)

Round 19: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. (24)

Pockets (Make 2):

ch 13,

Row 1: hbdc in 4th chain from hook, hbdc in next 9 chains, turn.

Rows 2-7: ch 3, hbdc in next stitch (not stitch where chain 3 was made, but the next), hbdc in next 9 stitches, turn.

Sew onto front of sweater starting 5 rows up from bottom. Put one pocket on either side of buttons.

Using yarn needle, embroider lines down the stitches of the top row of each pocket.

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