Sailor Sweater

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Nautical blues and grays make this toddler sweater a summer must. Set sail with this pattern and you’ll be done crocheting it in no time at all.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size:

Sweater is slightly oversized

Pattern is written for size 12 Months with sizes 2T, 4 and 6 in parenthesis.

Chest:  21 (23, 26, 28)” / [53 (58, 66, 71) cm]

Length: 12 (13, 14, 15)” / [30.5 (33, 35.5, 38) cm]

Gauge: 24 sts and 16 rows = 4” in pattern, with larger hook

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Weight (50% Superwash Merino, 25% Bamboo Rayon, 25% Nylon; 230 yards [210 meters]/ 50 grams) #01 Soft White (Color A); 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins; #11 Charcoal (Color B), 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins; #09 Sky Blue (Color C), 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins

Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm) and D/3 (3.25 mm) or size needed for gauge

Abbreviations

BLO – Back Loops Only
Ch – Chain
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
St –Stitch
Sl st – Slip Stitch

Special Stitches

Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together): (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 4 sts +2)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked in ABC Fashion, meaning one row of color A, change to color B at the end of the row, then working color B for one row, change to color C at the end of that row, then working color C for one row, change to color A at the end of that row. This means that you never cut the yarn. This type of patterning allows you to always change color at the end of the row and pick up the correct next color when you complete the row.

You will always work the colors as A, B, C, A, B, C, etc.

You will ignore the turning chain EXCEPT for when indicated in the pattern.

Pattern

Back

With Color A, ch 66 (78, 94, 106).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, making sure to change to the next color in last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) sc, 32 (38, 46, 52) ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) dc2tog)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (34 (40, 48, 54) sc, 29 (35, 43, 49) ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (32 (38, 46, 52) dc2tog, 2 (2, 2, 2) dc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) sc, 32 (38, 46, 52) ch-1 sps)

Rows 6-37 (41, 45, 49): Rep Rows 2-5, 8 (9, 10, 11) times.

Rows 38 (42, 46, 50)-40 (44, 48, 52): Rep Rows 2-4 once.

Cut all colors except the next working color.

Back Right

Row 41 (45, 49, 53): Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 11 (13, 15, 17) times more, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (13 (15,19, 21) sc, 12 (14, 18, 20) ch-1 sp)

Row 42 (46, 50, 54): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (13 (15, 19, 21) dc2tog)

Row 43 (47, 51, 55): Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from

* 11 times more, sc in next ch-1 sp, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (14 (16, 20, 22) sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Row 44 (48, 52, 56): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st. (13 (15, 19, 21) dc2tog, 2 dc)

Fasten off.

Back Left

Row 41 (45, 49, 53): With same side facing and using same color as Row 41 of Back Right, skip next 15 (19, 19, 23) sts, join with sc in next sc, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 11 (13, 15, 17) times more, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (13 (15,19, 21) sc, 12 (14, 18, 20) ch-1 sps)

Row 42 (46, 50, 54): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (13 (15, 19, 21) dc2tog)

Row 43 (47, 51, 55): Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * 11 times more, sc in next ch-1 sp, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (14 (16, 20, 22) sc, 12 ch-1 sps)

Row 44 (48, 52, 56): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st. (13 (15, 19, 21) dc2tog, 2 dc)

Fasten off.

Front

With Color A, ch 66 (78, 94, 106).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, making sure to change to the next color in last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) sc, 32 (38, 46, 52) ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) dc2tog)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (34 (40, 48, 54) sc, 31 (37, 45, 51) ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (32 (38, 46, 52) dc2tog, 2 (2, 2, 2) dc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (33 (39, 47, 53) sc, 32 (38, 46, 52) ch-1 sps)

Rows 6-21 (25, 29, 33): Rep Rows 2-5, 4 (5, 6, 7) times.

Rows 22 (26, 30, 34)-23 (27, 31, 35): Rep Rows 2-3 once.

Cut all colors except the next working color.

Front Right

Row 24 (28, 32, 36): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * 13 (16, 20, 23) times, dc into same sp as last leg of previous, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog, 2 (2 ,2, 2) dc)

Row 25 (29, 33, 37): Ch 1, sk 1st st and next dc2tog, dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 14 (17, 21, 24) ch-1 sps)

Row 26 (30, 34, 38): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog)

Row 27 (31, 35, 39): Ch 1, sk 1st dc2tog, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 14 (17, 21, 24) ch-1 sps)

Rows 28 (32, 36, 40): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog, 2 (2 ,2, 2) dc)

Row 29 (33, 37, 41): Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (16 (19, 23, 25) sc, 15 (18, 22, 24) ch-1 sps)

Row 30 (34, 38, 42): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog)

Row 31 (35, 39, 43): Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (16 (19, 23, 26) sc, 13 (16, 20, 23) ch-1 sps)

Rows 32 (36, 40, 44)-39 (43, 47, 51): Rep Rows 24-31 once. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 12 (15, 19, 21) ch-1 sps)

Rows 40 (44, 48, 52)-44 (48, 52, 56):  Rep Rows 24-28 once. (13 (16, 20, 223) dc2tog, 2 (2 ,2, 2) dc) Fasten off.

Front Left

Row 24 (28, 32, 36): With same side facing and using same color as Row 24 of Front Right, skip next 3 sts, join with sl st in next ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * 13 (16, 20, 23) times, dc into same sp as last leg of previous, dc2tog, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog, 2 (2 ,2, 2) dc)

Row 25 (29, 33, 37): Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 12 times more, sk next 2 dc2tog, sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 14 (17, 21, 24) ch-1 sps)

Row 26 (30, 34, 38): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog)

Row 27 (31, 35, 39): Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 14 (17, 21, 24) ch-1 sps)

Rows 28 (32, 36, 40): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog, 2 (2 ,2, 2) dc)

Row 29 (33, 37, 41): Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc into top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (16 (19, 23, 25) sc, 15 (18, 22, 24) ch-1 sps)

Row 30 (34, 38, 42): Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as a dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (15 (18, 22, 25) dc2tog)

Row 31 (35, 39, 43): Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (16 (19, 23, 26) sc, 13 (16, 20, 23) ch-1 sps)

Rows 32 (36, 40, 44)-39 (43, 47, 51): Rep Rows 24-31 once. (15 (18, 22, 25) sc, 12 (15, 19, 21) ch-1 sps)

Rows 40 (44, 48, 52)-44 (48, 52, 56): Rep Rows 24-28 once. (13 (16, 20, 223) dc2tog, 2 (2, 2, 2) dc)

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

With Color A, ch 64.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, making sure to change to the next color in last st, turn. (32 sc, 31 ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc into next ch-1 sp (counts as dc2tog), *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * to last sp, ch 1, dc2tog over same sp as last st and in last st, making sure to change to the next color in the last st, turn. (32 dc2tog)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc2tog; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last st, making sure to switch to the next color in the last st, turn. (33 sc, 28 ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog inserting hook into 1st st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg, *ch 1, dc2tog inserting hook into same sp as last leg of previous st for first leg and into next ch-1 sp for 2nd leg; rep from * across, ending with 2nd leg of last st in last sc, dc into same sc, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (31 dc2tog, 2 dc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, working last sc in top of turning ch, making sure to change to next color in last st, turn. (32 sc, 31 ch-1 sps)

Rows 6-33 (37, 41, 45): Rep Rows 2-5, 7 (8, 9, 10) times.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Hip Ribbing

Rnd 1: With RS facing and smaller hook, evenly space 128 (152, 184, 208) sc around bottom of sweater, join with sl st. (128 (152, 184, 208) sc)

Note: Do not turn now and throughout.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in each sc around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 turning ch. (128 (152, 184, 208) dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, FPdc around next dc, *sc in top of next dc, FPdc around next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of first sc. (64 (76, 92, 104) dc, 64 (76, 92, 104 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc. (128 (152, 184, 208) sc)

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.

Fasten off.

Sleeve Ribbing (work on both sleeves)

Rnd 1: With RS facing and smaller hook, evenly space 62 sc around sleeve opening, join with sl st. (62 sc)

Note: Do not turn now and throughout.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 turning ch. (62 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, FPdc around next dc, *sc in top of next dc, FPdc around next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of first sc. (31 dc, 31 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc. (62 sc)

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.

Fasten off.

Neck Edging

Row 1: With smaller hook and RS facing, evenly space 96 sc from edge of front around the back to the other side, leaving the center stitches in from edge unworked, ch 1, turn. (96 sc)

Rows 2-5: Sc in each sc across row, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the loose, short ends of the edging in place at the center unworked stitches.  Use photo for placement.

Weave in all ends. Block to size.yarn ball

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