Crocheted Puffy Sweater
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Crocheted Puffy Sweater

Instructions are for size 3 months. Instructions for sizes 6 months, 12 months and 18 months are in parentheses.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Baby Yarn (3.5 oz./100g) – Coral (2 Skeins (3, 4, 4))
  • Crochet Hook, US G-6 (4.25mm)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Buttons, ½" (2)
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Finished Measurements
Chest: 19" (20", 21", 22")
Gauge
4 sts = 1"; 14 rows = 4" (puff st rows) 15 rows = 4" (sc and dc rows). Use any size hook to obtain the specific gauge.

Special Stitch
Puff st: Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook, [yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo and pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Abbreviations:
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
lp – loop
mm – millimeter
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over


Upper back: Ch 32 (36, 38, 40).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 31 (35, 37, 39) sts. Row 2: Ch1, sc in first st, * puff st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across; turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. Row 4: Rep Row 2. Rows 5-10 (5-12, 5-14, 5-16): Rep Rows 3 and 4. Upper Right Side—Row 11 (13, 15, 17): Ch 1, sc in first st and in each of next 8 (10, 12, 12) sts; turn – 9 (11, 13, 13) sts. Rows 12-14 (14-16, 16-18, 18-20): Rep Rows 2 and 3. Row 15 (17, 19, 21): Ch 1, sc across to last 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 11 (13, 15, 15) sts. Row 16 (18, 20, 22): Rep Row 2.

Rows 17-20 (19-22, 21-24, 23-26): Rep Rows 15 and 16 – 14 (17, 19, 19) sts. Row 21 (23, 25, 27): Rep Row 3. Rows 22-27 (24-29, 26-31, 28-33): Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off. Upper Left Side—Row 11 (13, 15, 17): With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st in twelfth st from edge, ch 1, sc in same st and in each sc across; turn – 9 (11, 13, 13) sts. Rows 12-14 (14-16, 16-18, 18-20): Rep Row 2 and 3. Row 15 (17, 19, 21): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each st across; turn – 11 (13, 15, 15) sts. Row 16 (18, 20, 22): Rep Row 2. Rows 17-20 (19-22, 21-24, 23-26): Rep Rows 15 and 16 – 15 (17, 19, 21) sts. Row 21 (23, 25, 27): Rep Row 3. Row 22-27 (24-29, 26-31, 28-33): Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.

 

Sleeves (Make 2): Beg at cuff, ch 8 (10, 10, 10). Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 7 (9, 9, 9) sts. Row 2: Ch1, sc in first st, sc in back lp of each rem st across; turn. Rows 3-18 (3-20, 3-20, 3-22): Rep Row 2. Beg arm—Row 1 (RS): Ch1, working along side edge of cuff, sc in end of each row across; turn – 18 (20, 20, 22) sts. Row 2: Ch1, 2 sc in first st, * sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * to last 2 (4, 4, 4) sts, sc in next 1 (3, 3, 3) sts, 2 sc in last st; turn – 25 (27, 27, 30) sts. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn. Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn – 27 (29, 29, 31) sts. Rows 6 and 7: Rep Row 3. Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 4 and 5 – 29 (31, 31, 33) sts. Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 6-8. Fasten off size 3 months. Row 13: Size 6 months – Rep Row 6; size 12 months and 18 months – Rep Row 9 – 00 (31, 33, 35) sts. Row 14-15: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn. Fasten off size 6 months. Row 16: Ch3, dc in each st across; turn. Rows 17-19: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn. Fasten off size 12 months. Rows 20-21: Rep Rows 3 and 4. Fasten off size 18 months.

Sew sleeves to right and left side of upper body. Sew sleeve seams

 

Lower Body: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st in left corner.

Row 1: Ch1, sc in same st, sc across left front 12 (16, 18, 20) sts, sc in left sleeve seam, sc 31 (35, 37, 39) sts across back, sc in right sleeve seam, sc 13 (17, 19, 21) sts across right front; turn – 61 (71, 77, 83) sts. Row 2: Ch1, sc in first st, * sc in each of next 3 sts, 2sc in next st; rep from * across; turn – 76 (88, 96, 103) sts. Row 3: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn. Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn. Row 5-7: Rep Row 3. Row 8: Rep Row 4. Rows 9-10 (9-10, 9-12, 9-16): Sizes 3 and 6 months—Rep Rows 5 and 6; size 12 months—Rep Rows 5-8; size 18 months—Rep Rows 5-8 twice. Row 11 (11, 13, 17): Rep Row 3. Row 12 (12, 14, 18): Ch1, puff st in first st, * sc in next st, puff st in next st; rep from * across; turn. Row 13 (13, 15, 19): Rep Row 3. Rows 14-19 (14-19, 16-21, 20-25): Rep Rows 12 and 13. Fasten off.


Neck—Row 1: With WS facing, join yarn with a sl st in bottom left corner of upper front, ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around neck to the bottom of upper right; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, working 2 evenly spaced buttonholes on right side (ch 2, sk 2 sts); fasten off.

Sew buttons on left side.


Tie (Make 2): With yarn doubled, work a 10" chain. Attach to the right and left side of neck.