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Pink Baby Sweater Jacket

Posted on March 6, 2010

Pink Baby Jacket

Here is my latest baby wearable I made for my granddaughter. I crocheted this cute pattern by Beverly called Cat’s Meow Toddler Jacket using Bernat Baby Jacquards. It is a fairly easy pattern but I did have some questions and I thought I’d clarify a few issues that I had as I worked the pattern.

First I wasn’t sure what the pattern was referring to when it read “Work over 26 patterns for 3 rows” after you finish the sleeves. I figured out it was talking about the vertically rows that this stitch pattern forms as you crochet the repeat pattern. I counted over 26 pattern rows which was about 10-1/2 inches from the sleeve edge and 4 inches from side edge in to neck.

Next I found that the border needs to start on the left side as you are looking at it which is the actual right hand side of sweater. I also found that it was easier for me to do the buttonholes on the right side of jacket by starting from the top edge and working down. Because I started at the top, I worked single crochet (sc) stitches in the first 8 stitches from the collar down to the first buttonhole. Then I worked the first buttonhole ch 2, skip 2 sts, and then worked sc in the next 8 stitches and repeated down to bottom of the right side.

I finished off the border by working a sc around in each st and 3 sc in corners the same as row 4 calls for in the pattern. I worked the collar’s first row by sc in each st and then skipping every 4th stitch but then I worked the remaining rows of the collar by sc in each stitch and 3 sc at collar points. I edged my sweater jacket with white contrasting yarn by working sc around the collar and cuffs and then I crocheted the ruffled edging around the rest of the sweater.

I hope my notes may help anyone else that may have questions working this pattern. It’s really an adorable finished baby jacket and I can’t wait to see my sweet granddaughter model it.

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4 Responses to “Pink Baby Sweater Jacket”

  1. Lynne
    Mar 06, 2010

    Very sweet!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..washcloths? =-.

  2. Queen of Dreamsz
    Mar 06, 2010

    How cute!! I’m a crocheter as well…I’ve got to get back to it soon. :0)

    Have a lovely day,

    ♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥

  3. Bev Matheson
    Apr 15, 2011

    VERY cute. I’m sorry you had trouble with the pattern. I wish you had contacted me (although maybe you did while my computer was down). I’m glad you posted the problems you had with it on Ravelry though so I would have a chance to make the revisions suggested.

  4. Cindy
    Apr 16, 2011

    Bev, thanks so much for beautiful pattern. It wasn’t so much trouble but rather me just figuring out what you meant on the pattern. I hope my notes will help others that may have questions on working the pattern and I’m sure your clarifications will be helpful too.

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