Cozy Toddler Pullover

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Ever since my 3 year old saw me making the Herringbone Baby Sweater, she has been asking me to crochet her a sweater. She even picked out the yarn that she wanted from my stash: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Orchid. I just love that little girl!

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So this week, after getting some rather annoying news from my doctor saying that I may have to be induced again, I decided to get started on this super quick and easy pullover to try to pass the time. I originally made it as a 2-4 year old toddler pullover sweater, but have adjusted the pattern to have 3 sizes: 1-2 year old toddler, 2-4 year old toddler, and 4-6 year old child. Paying attention to the gauge can help you make it in any size.

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This pullover is so quick and easy, I can’t get over it! It took me only 2 days to really put it together. I was able to finish the second sleeve and sew the whole sweater together in the time it took my husband and me to watch The Pink Panther Strikes Again Ok, so maybe I didn’t really watch it, but my husband did and I was in the room, so it counts. Right?

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Anyway, this pullover sweater really only uses double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, and chains throughout. Pretty awesome, right?! And it’s only 4 pieces that you sew together. Perfect for any beginner wanting to make a sweater. So, grab that yarn and hook and have fun!

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Materials:

1-2 skeins (just over 1 skein for the 4-6 year old size) of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Orchid

5.5 mm (Size I) Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle for sewing pieces together

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Stitches:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sk – skip stitch

dc2tog – double crochet two together / double crochet decrease

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

Gauge:

4 dc x 2 rows = 1 inch square

Notes:

  • There will be 4 pieces for this pattern that will need to be sewed together: a front, a back, and 2 sleeves.
  • Instructions on how to sew pieces together will be included below in the pattern with pictures.
  • It is recommended to use a yarn needle when sewing the pieces together.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of each row will ALWAYS count as a double crochet
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of rows that have half double crochets will ALWAYS count as a half double crochet.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of rows WILL NOT count as a single crochet, but should just be a turning chain.
  • The outside of sweater will be apparent by the slight edging made by the half double crochet in the 3rd to last row in each piece.

Pattern:

1-2 year old toddler (20 inches around chest):

Front & Back (Make 2 panels, one for each side)

Ch 42,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn. (40)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), ch 1, sk next stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, ch 1, sk next stitch* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (40)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next stitch, dc in each stitch and chain 1 across, work last dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (40)

Rows 4 – 23: continue repeating rows 2-3 until you have a total of 23 rows. (40)

Row 24: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (40)

Row 25: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row (see pic below), sc across every bar, turn. (40)

Row 26: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off.

Sleeves (Make 2):

Ch 32,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 3: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 4 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 4 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. 27)

Row 4: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 5: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 4 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 3 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (24)

Row 6: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (24)

Row 7: ch 3, dc in next stitch and every stitch across, work a dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (24)

Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 3 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 3 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (21)

Rows 10 – 15: repeat rows 6 and 7 until you have 15 rows. (21)

Row 16: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (21)

Row 17: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row, sc across every bar, turn. (21)

Row 18: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off. (21)

Assembly:

  1. Lay front and back on top of each other with outsides facing down. (Outside of sweater will be where the edging for the hdc is visible.)
  2. Sew together at 1 inch from edge going out on either side (this will make the opening for the head).
  3. Open up and leave flat with outside of sweater face down.
  4. Line sweater sleeves face down on either side with an equal number of stitches on either side of crease where you sewed body pieces together. (See below) 
  5. Sew sleeves onto body piece.
  6. Fold in half from top making sure that it is still inside out.
  7. Sew seam down from armpit to the bottom of sweater on either side.
  8. Sew sleeves together from armpit to wrist.
  9. Weave in ends and you’re done.

2-4 year old toddler (22 inches around chest):

Front & Back (Make 2 panels, one for each side)

Ch 44,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn. (42)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (42)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next stitch, dc in each stitch and chain 1 across, work last dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (42)

Rows 4 – 25: continue repeating rows 2-3 until you have a total of 25 rows. (42)

Row 26: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (42)

Row 27: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row (see pic below), sc across every bar, turn. (42)

Row 28: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off.

Sleeves (Make 2):

Ch 35,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (33)

Row 3: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 5 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 4 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 4: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 5: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 4 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 4 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 6: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 7: ch 3, dc in next stitch and every stitch across, work a dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9: repeat row 7

Row 10: repeat row 6

Row 11: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 4 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 3 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (24)

Row 12 – 19: repeat rows 6 and 7 until you have 19 rows. (24)

Row 20: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (24)

Row 21: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row, sc across every bar, turn. (24)

Row 22: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off. (24)

Assembly:

  1. Lay front and back on top of each other with outsides facing down. (Outside of sweater will be where the edging for the hdc is visible.)
  2. Sew together at 1 1/2 inches from edge going out on either side (this will make the opening for the head).
  3. Open up and leave flat with outside of sweater face down.
  4. Line sweater sleeves face down on either side with an equal number of stitches on either side of crease where you sewed body pieces together. (See below) 
  5. Sew sleeves onto body piece.
  6. Fold in half from top making sure that it is still inside out.
  7. Sew seam down from armpit to the bottom of sweater on either side.
  8. Sew sleeves together from armpit to wrist.
  9. Weave in ends and you’re done.

4-6 year old (24 inches around chest)

Front & Back (Make 2 panels, one for each side)

Ch 47,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn. (44)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, work last dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (44)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next stitch, dc in each stitch and chain 1 across, work last dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (44)

Rows 4 – 29: continue repeating rows 2-3 until you have a total of 29 rows. (44)

Row 30: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (44)

Row 31: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row (see pic below), sc across every bar, turn. (44)

Row 32: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off.

Sleeves (Make 2):

Ch 38,

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (36)

Row 3: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 5 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 5 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (33)

Row 4: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (33)

Row 5: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 5 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 4 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 6: ch 3, dc in next stitch (not stitch where chain is made, but the next), *ch 1, sk next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches* across, dc at the top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 7: ch 3, dc in next stitch and every stitch across, work a dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (30)

Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9: repeat row 7

Row 10: repeat row 6

Row 11: ch 3, dc2tog in next stitch and ch 1, *dc in each stitch and chain 1* 4 times, dc2tog next 2 stitches, *dc in each chain 1 and stitch* 4 times, work last dc2tog in last stitch and top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 12 – 21: repeat rows 6 and 7 until you have 21 rows. (27)

Row 22: ch 2, hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch across, work last hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn. (27)

Row 23: ch 1, sc in horizontal bar and front stitch created on each hdc from previous row, sc across every bar, turn. (27)

Row 24: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Finish off. (27)

Assembly:

  1. Lay front and back on top of each other with outsides facing down. (Outside of sweater will be where the edging for the hdc is visible.)
  2. Sew together at 2 inches from edge going out on either side (this will make the opening for the head).
  3. Open up and leave flat with outside of sweater face down.
  4. Line sweater sleeves face down on either side with an equal number of stitches on either side of crease where you sewed body pieces together. (See below)
  5. Sew sleeves onto body piece.
  6. Fold in half from top making sure that it is still inside out.
  7. Sew seam down from armpit to the bottom of sweater on either side.
  8. Sew sleeves together from armpit to wrist.
  9. Weave in ends and you’re done!

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