Crochet Baby Sweater
Learn how to make this incredible baby sweater called Take it from the Top Pull Over Sweater. I don’t film many baby sweaters but I was attracted to the interesting stitchwork and looking at the colour palette, I knew boys or girls could wear this design if the colours are selected for each gender.
The sizing of the instructions included 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months. We don’t know what any other sizes are though I know we will be slammed with emails asking us to figure that out. The shaping of the neckline bodice concept doesn’t work for older kids or adults as we shape differently the older we get.
This sweater starts at the neckline making a bodice. It doesn’t take look to get to the divide to begin the body. The fancy stitchwork is actually just 3 rows that are repeating for stitch work. There are 11 rows of instructions because the designer is having us change colour strategically.
The tutorial version is using bold colours. Daniel and I had selected the colour palette to make it for boys. We substituted instead of Bernat Baby Sport and used Caron Simply Soft. You only need 1 ball of each of the Caron Simply Soft for the 6 months version that I did. You may need two balls of the main colour if doing the 18 or 24 months version. My colours are Dark Country Blue as my main colour, Colour A was Blue Mint and Colour B was Neon Yellow.
We leave the colour mixing to you, the crocheter to come up with amazing mixes. I can see this sweater in many different colours.
Also keep in mind that if substituting yarn from the original, the Bernat Baby Sport is a Light Weight 3 Yarn. Knowing Caron Simply Soft is a premium acrylic and not as thick as Bernat Super Value, I figured it would work and it did. You will have bigger sizes if substituting with Worsted 4 Ply Yarns such as Bernat Super Value.
Video Tutorials Below