Wrap and Tie Baby Sweater

The Wrap + Tie Baby Sweater in soft gray is so easy to change in and out of with minimal fuss. The sweater ties on both sides for optimal fit without having to wiggle over the baby’s head.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Chest Size 16 (17, 18, 19)” to fit sizes 3 (6, 12, 18) months but very forgiving on sizing.

Shown in size 3 months

Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows (6 rows dc + 7 rows sc) = 4” [10 cm] in patt st

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Universal Yarn Little Bird (100% Acrylic; 344 yards [315 meters]/100 grams): Color #112 Ghostie Gray 1 (1, 2, 2,) ball(s)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Ch-3 counts as 1 dc.

For Left Front decreases only, ch-2 + first dc = 1 dec. On next row, work into dc and leave ch-2 unworked.

Pattern

Back

Ch 37 (39, 41, 43).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (36 (38, 40, 42) sc)

Row 2: Dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until piece meas 3.5 (4.25, 4.75, 5.25)”, ending with a RS row, ch 1, turn.

Decrease for Armholes

Row 1 (WS): Sl st in each of first 5 sc (all sizes), ch 3, dc in each sc across until 4 sts (all sizes) rem. Leave those sts unworked, ch 3, turn. (28 (30, 32, 34) dc)

Upper Back

Rep Rows 2-3 of Back until piece meas 3.5 (4.25, 4.75, 5.25)” from decrease row, ending with a RS row.

Shoulders

Left Shoulder

Row 1: Dc in each of next 7 (7, 9, 9) sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc. Fasten off. Do not turn.

Right Shoulder

Sk 8 (10, 8, 10) sc, join yarn in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, hdc in next sc, dc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Fronts

Right Front

Rep instructions for Back until piece meas 2.5 (3.25, 3.75, 4.25)”, ending with a WS row. Make note of how many rows you’ve worked.

Begin Decreases

Row 1 (RS): Sc2tog twice, sc in each dc to end, ch 3, turn. (34 (36, 38, 40) sc)

Row 2: Dc across until 4 sc rem, dc2tog twice, ch 1, turn. (32 (34, 36, 38) dc)

Rows 3-5: Rep Rows 1-2 once, then Row 1 once more, ch 1, turn. (26 (28, 30, 32) sc)

Armhole

Set-up Row: Sl st in each of first 5 sc (all sizes), ch 3, sc across until 4 sc rem, dc2tog twice, ch 1, turn. (20 (22, 24, 26) dc)

Rep Rows 1-2 of Begin Decreases until 8 (8, 10, 10) sts rem.

Work even as necessary until piece meas 3.5 (4.25, 4.75, 5.25)” from armhole decrease, ending with a RS row. Fasten off.

Left Front

See Pattern Notes about decreases.

Rep instructions for Right Front, working the same number of rows up to Begin Decreases.

Begin Decreases

Row 1 (RS): Sc in each dc across until 4 sts rem, sc2tog twice, ch 2, turn. (34 (36, 38, 40) sc)

Row 2: Dc in next sc (dec made), dc2tog, dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (32 (34, 36, 38) dc)

Rows 3-5: Rep Rows 1-2 once, then Row 1 once more, ch 1, turn. (26 (28, 30, 32) sc)

Armhole

Dc in next sc (dec made), dc2tog, dc in each sc across until 4 sc rem. Leave those sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (20 (22, 24, 26) dc)

Rep Rows 1-2 of Begin Decreases until 8 (8, 10, 10) sts rem.

Work even as necessary until piece meas 3.5 (4.25, 4.75, 5.25)” from armhole decrease, ending with a RS row. Fasten off.

Sleeves (Make 2)

Ch 25 (27, 31, 33).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (24 (26, 30, 32) sc)

Row 2: Dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Work 2 sc in first dc, sc in each dc across until 1 dc rem, 2 sc in last dc, ch 3, turn. (26 (28, 32, 34) sc)

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 5-6. (30 (32, 36, 38) sc)

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 3-6. (32 (34, 38, 40) sc)

Rep Rows 2-3 until Sleeve meas 7 (7.5, 8.25, 9.75)”, ending with a RS row. Fasten off.

Finishing

Using tapestry needle and whip stitch, with WS facing, sewing Fronts to Back at shoulder seams.

Sew sleeves into place at armhole.

Sew side seams and sleeve seams.

Beginning at center back hem, with RS facing, sc evenly spaced all the way around back, sides and tops of Fronts, and neck edge. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Sc around each sleeve hem, working in opposite side of foundation ch. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Ties (Make 4)

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, make a 12” ch.

Sew a tie to each outer corner of Fronts.

Sew a tie at the matching height on the side seam, one on the outside and one on the inside or the garment.

Weave in all ends.

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