Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Shy Butterfly - Baby Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern




The Shy Butterfly, Baby Sweater, Free Crochet Pattern
 To fit: Newborn to 3 Months
 
Designed to match the Shy Butterfly Baby Beanie, free crochet pattern here
 
Now Available! Matching booties, free crochet pattern here

 Also Now Available!Adult hat sizes, free crochet pattern here



Introduction:
The body of the sweater is made from top down, and is made in one piece, the sleeves are then added and made in the round, last of all the collar is added.
The edges of both sides are made as you make the body and are designed with button hole and button placements in mind.
There may be some lengthy explanations in some parts, but that ensures there is no need for guessing games.
Pattern Stitch: If you look close enough you can see the butterflies hidden within the pattern, I think they are quite shy as they seem to vanish, then reappear where they choose to.
The pattern is quite easy, with lots of repeats.
Hook size: 4mm, US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 to 200 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 6 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Fphdc = front post half double crochet
Hdc dec = half double crochet decrease
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Special stitch: Cluster = a 2 dc cluster st. Yo hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo hook, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through all loops on hook. A 2 dc cluster made.
To Begin, Chain 54
The beginning ch 2 of each row, is not counted as a stitch
Row 1, work 1 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 16 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, work 1 dc in each of next 9 ch, ch 2 and turn (60 dc)
Row 2, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 18 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (68 dc)
Row 3, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 20 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (76 dc)
Row 4, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 22 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (84 c)
Row 5, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 24 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 6, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 17 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 26 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 17 dc, work 3 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
MY NOTES 10 INCHES WIDE AT THE WIDEST POINT
Arm Holes
Row 7, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, ch 4, skip 19 st’s, work 1dc in each of the next 30 dc, ch 4, skip 19 st’s, work 1dc in each of the next 14 st’s, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (62 st’s)
Increases for pattern:
Row 8, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 2 dc in each of the next 14 dc, work 3 dc in ch 4 space, work 2 dc in each of the next 30 dc, work 3 dc in ch 4 space, work 2 dc in each of the next 14 dc, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (126 st’s)
Row 9, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in each of the next 122dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Begin Pattern Rows:
Row 1, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc,  work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s *, repeat from *to* to last 4 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 1 st, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn (10 groups of 7 dc)
Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into it.
Quote from Paula who was having trouble with row 2.
" I think I figured it out. When you come around on the second row after the bpdc/fpdc stitch there is one sc right next to it, then 3 ch then sc then dc, so it becomes confusing because you are so descriptive then you don't mention one of the sc's.
Make sense?
I redid that sweater!  LOL 
I explained that I don't know how to read patterns? Well under the armholes I misinterpreted where you say to put 3 dc's in the 4 ch's space, and put 3dc in each of the dc's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can imagine how much larger it was than it was supposed to be, yet the pattern worked out lol
It does look much better and I will email you a finished product."
Row 2, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in the 1st sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to last sc, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1sc) in last sc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 3,  work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 3 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, *work 7 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster*, repeat from *to* to the last (sc, ch 2, sc), work 3 dc in the ch 2 space, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 4, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the 3 chain, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in next sc, ch 1, * work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1,* repeat from *to* to the last 5 st’s, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 5, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc,   work 1 sc in 1st cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, *skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3,* repeat from *to* until the last 3 clusters of this row, work 1 sc in 1st cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in next cluster, work 1 fpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 6, work 1 dc in same st as ch 2, work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in the 1st sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to last sc of the row and work (1 sc, ch 2, 1sc) in the last sc, , work 1 bpdc around the next fpdc, work 1 dc in the last dc, ch 2 and turn
Measures approx 7 inches from collar to bottom of garment
Rows 3, to row 7, from pattern
Row 7, repeat row 3
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Row 10, repeat row 6
Row 11, repeat row 3
Row 12, repeat row 4
Row 13, repeat row 5
Measures approx 10 inches from collar to bottom of garment
Break off yarn and sew in ends, or continue for length desired
Making the sleeves: Get to know your sleeve prior to joining in the yarn and adding the correct stitch count that we need, please indentify the stitch placements by reading the instructions below, the stitch placements are underlined and in bold.
On row 7 of the yoke where we made our sleeve holes, we skipped 19 st’s. Looking at the arm holes, from the back of the garment find the 1st skipped dc, now count to the 19th skipped dc, next you will see the top loop of a dc that is worked into, the side bar of the dc, the chain space, next you will see the 3 dc’s that were made over the ch 4, identify the space on both sides of the 2nd dc, the last chain space (after the 3rd dc), the next side bar of the dc, the next top loop of a dc that was worked into, now we are back at the beginning of the 1st dc of the 19 dc. This will give use 27 st’s to begin our sleeve.
Please note that both sleeves are worked the same and are worked in the round, for the right sleeve join in yarn from the back of the arm hole, for the left sleeve join in yarn from the front of the arm hole.
Row 1, join in yarn to the 1st of the 19 skipped dc, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each stitch identified for the arm hole (ch 2 and 27 dc), to join, sl st into the top of the 1st dc of this round
Set up for pattern rounds:
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2,work 1 dc in next 4 dc, (work 2 dc in next dc, work 1 dc in next dc) 9 times in total, work 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, sl st to join in beginning dc ( 36 dc)
Pattern rounds:
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s *, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round
Row 2, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s
Row 3, ch 4, work 3 dc in same space as join, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, *work 7 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster*, repeat from *to* to end, work 3 dc in the same space as the first ch 4 and 3 dc, to join, sl st into the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 4
Row 4, ch 5, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the 3 chain, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in next sc, ch 1, * work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, *repeat from *to* to end, work a cluster st in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dc of the previous round, ch 2, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 5
Row 5, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, *skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round
Row 6, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s
Row 7, repeat row 3
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Sleeve measures approx, 8 inches
Break off yarn and sew in ends, or continue for length desired
Collar, join in yarn with a sl st, to the 1st stitch on the right hand side (when laid flat, it is the opposite end to where you began the garment)
Working hdc stitches in this row
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same space as join, work 1 fphdc around the next fpdc, work 1 hdc in each of the next 6 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, (work 1 hdc dec over the next 2 ch spaces, twice), (work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 ch spaces, work 1 hdc dec over the next 3 ch spaces, twice), work 1 hdc in each of the next 6 ch spaces, work 1 fphdc around the next fpdc, work 1 hdc in last ch space, turn, (42 st’s)
Row 2, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, work 1 bphdc around the next fphdc, work 1 hdc in each of the next 38 hdc, work 1 bphdc around the next fphdc, work 1 hdc in the last st, ch 2 and turn (42 st’s)
Row 3 you are working all st’s into the front loops only
Row 3, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, skip 2 st’s work 7 dc in next st, skip 2 st’s work, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s *, repeat from *to* to last 3 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, work 1 dc in each of next 2 st’s, ch 2 and turn
Row 4, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in next st, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in the 1st sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to last sc, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1sc) in last sc, work 1 dc in each of the next 2 st’s, ch 2 and turn
Row 5, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in next st, work 3 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, *work 7 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster*, repeat from *to* to the last (sc, ch 2, sc), work 3 dc in the ch 2 space, work 1 dc in each of the next 2 st’s, finish off and sew in ends
Add buttons to the left or right of your garment, line them up on a front post stitch and make sure they are opposite a ch 2 space for closure.
Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 Feb 2014.
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25 comments:

linmimarl said...

Could you please tell me the name of the doll, and the brand. It looks so much like my grandson when he was a baby.

Cathy Wood said...

it was a CUTIE kit by Donna Rubert, I bought from ebay, I hope this link works for you. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151232640907?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

C Blackman said...

This pattern is beautiful. I will be trying this and hope I will be able to post a pic of it when I'm done. I have a new granddaughter and I would love to see her in this. thank you for posting this pattern.

Regina Tillman said...

I am working on this now. Can you please tell me how to do a cluster? I don't see it anywhere.

Cathy Wood said...

It's the special stitch in the beginning notes,
Special stitch: Cluster = a 2 dc cluster st. Yo hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo hook, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through all loops on hook. A 2 dc cluster made.

Sharon Lopez said...

Hi Cathy, all is well until I arrive at Row 2 of the pattern for some reason I have two 3 chains and not sure where to start the clusters, very confused, I am a beginner

Sharon Lopez said...

Hi Cathy, all is well until I reach row 2 of the pattern, I dont have 3 dcs in the beginning of that row, I have a sc, 3 dcs and 1 sc and a 3 chain, 1 sc

could you tell me what I did wrong?

Cathy Wood said...

Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into it. have a look at what you ended with in the pattern row of row 1, dont forget to begin with the dc and the bpdc, then you go into a sc then work across the 7 dc's as the patterns says. Good luck and I hope you figure it out, let me know if you do not, cheers Cat

Krochet4kids said...

have just started this sweater, seems to be easy to work, thank you for sharing! Paula

Cathy Wood said...

Thank you Paula

Paula Abbruzzese said...

I am great up until row 2 also. I have ch as a stitch then the bpdc but there aren't any dc's until my 7 stitches. I have ch 3 sc ch 3 7dc's. where are the dc's coming from? the row underneath? I can not even visualize it, I am so sorry.

Paula Abbruzzese said...

Can you just explain the Row 2 of design a different way for me? I can not figure out what dc you are speaking about. I have st bpdc sc 3ch sc 3 ch sc 7 dc. (including the stitches skipped in the process)
I am stumped at this point

Cathy Wood said...

Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into it.
There are 7 dc's, work a cluster in the first 3 dc's of the 7 dc's and continue.

Anonymous said...

Loved this pattern. After I made the first one, I made another but left the sleeves off and it makes an adorable dress. Just add a light t-shirt or long sleeve shirt under it. Thanks for sharing!

Stef said...

Cathy, just have to thank you for this gorgeous pattern. I had no issues working it and it is so pretty. Thanks again!!!!

ACE61502 said...

The cluster instructions are not included on the printer friendly version!

Cathy Wood said...

Fixed now, thank you.

Anonymous said...

can you please tell me where the pattern is for the baby hat?

Sabi said...

Thank you for sharing these patterns. I made the butterfly baby sweater and had no problems with the pattern. As a matter of fact I found it to be very clear. I am making a bunch of these in different colors for a lady at my church who is a foster parent for infants. She takes care of them until they get adopted. My husband suggested putting a label on the sweater with a Bible verse.

Unknown said...

I'm loving this sweater but I am finding myself confused by the "increases for pattern" section. I assumed, as I've seen on other patterns, that this is optional. Increasing the size or altering the style of the garment? However, the pattern seems to follow along as though it's the standard, and everyone will have worked this section. (IE Not mentioning the ch4 area in the "Begin Pattern Rows" and later on in the sleeves section referring to the Dc3 in that location.) It's my first garment creation, so I just want to clarify before I proceed.

Cathy Wood said...

yes, please increase, or the rest of the pattern will be out. cheers Cathy.

Shannon Hancock said...

Thank you for the help & lovely pattern!

Shaunna P. said...

I have made this sweater twice now and it is beautiful! I would now like to make one for a 12 month old. Any suggestions for how to make this sweater in a larger size? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy...am stuck on row 2...could you Pl post a video tutorial for row 2?

Cathy Wood said...

My current situation does not allow me the time to make a video. Very personal reasons. I do hope you can work it out.