Pryor Creek Jr, FREE crochet pattern for a baby sweater from Banana Moon Studio
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Pryor Creek Jr, a Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Sweater

Pryor Creek Jr, FREE crochet pattern for a baby sweater from Banana Moon Studio

Pryor Creek Jr is an adorable baby sweater based on my very popular Pryor Creek Sweater for adults (see that pattern by clicking here!). This free crochet pattern for the baby version is written in sizes 3 mo, 6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2, and 4 and works beautifully for both boys and girls! It has subtle texture on the front, with smooth sleeves and back. It also has a wide neckline and raglan sleeves.

Pryor Creek Jr is stitched from the bottom-up using the soft and machine-washable Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Effects! It comes in a great selection of colorways you can see by clicking here. Many thanks to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this design!

 

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The free baby sweater pattern is below! Keep scrolling. However, if you would like a PDF that includes a schematic, you can purchase that on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts!

Purchase the PDF on Ravelry, click here.

Purchase the PDF on Etsy, click here.

Purchase the PDF on LoveCrafts, click here.

 

If you want to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website instead of making them a copy! Thank you!

 

Pryor Creek Jr, a Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Sweater

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

 

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Available Sizes 3 months [6 months, 12 months, 18 months, children’s 2, 4].

Finished Measurements Chest circumference 18 [19, 20, 21, 23, 25] inches; Length 9 ¼ [9 ¾, 11, 11 ¾, 13 13 ¾] inches.

Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Effects (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yds [200 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight: light worsted 3/4): #19 Berries or #08 Pinks, 2 [2, 2, 3, 3, 3] skeins. You may make the sweater all in one color, or you may use small amounts of another color as an accent. You will need a total of about 299 [342, 410, 449, 525, 608] yds for the sweater.

Crochet Hook I/9 5.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions 8 locking st markers (m), yarn needle.

Gauge 15 sts x 12 rows = About 4” [10 cm] in hdc.

Note

Turning between rnds is necessary when working in half-double crochet stitch. This stitch has a top that is to one side of its post, so working without turning will cause your seam to slant. It would also cause your armholes to be skewed to one side, and the lines on the front, created by the post stitches, would not be straight.

Click here for to learn the half-double crochet stitch with my video tutorial!

Pryor Creek Jr Baby Sweater, a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Sweater

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 24 [24, 25, 27, 27, 28], join to first ch with sl st to form a circle.

Rnd 1(WS) Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 24 [24, 25, 27, 27, 28] sts.

Rnd 2 Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each rem st, join to first st with sl st, turn – 25 [25, 26, 28, 28, 29] sts.

Rnds 3-5 Ch 2, hdc in each st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 6 Ch 2, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st, join to first st with sl st, turn – 26 [26, 27, 29, 29, 30] sts.

Rnds 7-9 Ch 2, hdc in each st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

 

Repeat Rnds 2-9 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 3] more times.

 

Size 3 months and 4 years only

Work 3 [1] more rnd even.

 

Size 6 months and 2 years only

Repeat Rnds 2-6 [4].

 

Size 12 and 18 months only

Repeat Rnd 2.

 

All sizes

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. With RS facing place locking stitch markers (m) in the 2nd [2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th] st and in the 27th [29th, 31st, 33rd, 33rd, 34th] st.

 

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Sweater Body

Ch 71 [75, 79, 83, 92, 99], join to first ch with sl st to form a circle.

Rnd 1(WS) Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st, join to first st with sl st, turn – 71 [75, 79, 83, 92, 99] sts.

Rnd 2 Ch 2, hdc in first 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 23] sts, *Fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * until 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 23] sts remain, hdc in each rem st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Click here to learn how to do post stitches! (This tutorial is intended to show you how to make a ribbed edging on a child’s poncho, but this ribbed edging uses exactly the same stitch pattern as the front of this sweater!)

Rnd 3 Ch 2, hdc in first 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 23] sts, *Bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * until 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 23] sts remain, hdc in each rem st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 4-16 [16, 20, 22, 24, 26]: Alternate repeating Rnds 2 and 3, ending with a Row 2 repeat. Place m in last Fpdc of this rnd.

With RS facing place a locking st marker (m) in the 16th [17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st] st, place another m in the 19th [20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 27th] st, place another m in the 53rd [56th, 59th, 62nd, 68th, 73rd] st, and another m in the 56th [59th, 62nd, 65th, 72nd, 79th] st.

Pryor Creek Jr Baby Sweater, a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Yoke

Note

As you stitch the first rnd of the yoke, you will stitch the sweater body to the sleeves. Rnd 1 will begin by stitching across about half the sweater back, then you will place the next st in the top of one sleeve, next you will stitch around most of the sleeve, then you will place the next st in the front of the sweater body, stitch across most of the front, and then place your next st in the top of the next sleeve. Next you will stitch around most of that sleeve, and then place your next st on the other side of the back of the sweater body, stitch to the end of the rnd, join and turn. In the remaining rnds of the yoke you will make decreases at the points where the sleeves and sweater body connect. These decreases will shape the neckline of the sweater. Each time you work in a marked st, move m up to the new st.

If you need help with this first round, watch my video tutorial! Click here!

Rnd 1(WS) With the WS of sweater body facing, ch 2, hdc across back to first m, hdc in marked st, with WS of one sleeve facing, hdc in marked st that is to the left of join , hdc around sleeve to next m, hdc in marked st, st in next marked st of sweater body according to pattern, as you work across sweater front, Bpdc in each post st, hdc in each hdc to next m, st in marked st according to pattern, with WS of other sleeve facing, hdc in marked st that is to the left of join, hdc around sleeve to next m, hdc in marked st, hdc in last marked st of sweater body, hdc in each rem st of sweater back, join to first st with sl st, turn – 93 [99, 105, 111, 116, 120] sts.

Rnd 2 Ch 2, hdc across back to st before first m, 2 hdc2tog over next 4 sts, hdc across sleeve to st before next m, 2 hdc2tog over next 4 sts, as you work across sweater front, Fpdc in each post st, hdc in each hdc to st before next m, 2 hdc2tog over next 4 sts, hdc across sleeve to st before next m, 2 hdc2tog over next 4 sts, hdc across sweater back, join to first st with sl st, turn – 87 [93, 99, 105, 110, 114] sts.

Not sure how to hdc2tog? See my photo tutorial by clicking here!

Sizes 3 mo and 18 mo only

Rnd 3 Ch 2, hdc across back to first m, hdc in marked st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, work in pattern across sweater front to next m, st in marked st according to pattern, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in each rem st – 85 [x, x, 103, x, x] sts.

 

Sizes 6 mo, 12 mo, 2, and 4 only

Rnd 3  Ch 2, hdc across back and sleeve, work in pattern across sweater front, hdc across sleeve and back, join to first st with sl st, turn – x [93, 99, x, 110, 114] sts.

 

All sizes

Rnd 4 Repeat Rnd 2 – 79 [87, 93, 97, 104, 108] sts.

 

Size 3 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo only

Rnd 5 Ch 2, hdc across back to first m, hdc in marked st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, work in pattern across sweater front to next m, st in marked st according to pattern, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in each rem st – 77 [x, 91, 95, x, x] sts.

 

Sizes 6 mo, 2, and 4 only

Rnd 5 Ch 2, hdc across back and sleeve, work in pattern across sweater front, hdc across sleeve and back, join to first st with sl st, turn – x [87, x, x, 104, 108] sts.

 

All sizes

Rnd 6 Repeat Rnd 2 – 71 [81, 85, 89, 98, 102] sts.

Rnd 7 Ch 2, hdc across back to first m, hdc in marked st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, work in pattern across sweater front to next m, st in marked st according to pattern, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc across sleeve to st before next m, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in each rem st – 69 [79, 83, 87, 96, 100] sts.

Rnds 8-12 [14, 14, 14, 14, 14] Alternate repeating Rnds 2 and 7, ending with a Rnd 2 repeat – 47 [49, 53, 57, 66, 70] sts.

 

Sizes 2 and 4 only

Rnds 15-16 Repeat Rnd 7 twice – x [x, x, x, 62, 66] sts.

 

All sizes

Fasten off.

 

Finishing

With sweater WS out, and using long tails from fastening off sleeves, sew up gap in underarms. Weave in ends. Block.

 

If you’d like the schematic, you can purchase an ad-free PDF that includes it!

Purchase the PDF on Ravelry, click here.

Purchase the PDF on Etsy, click here.

Purchase the PDF on LoveCrafts, click here.

 

If you want to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website instead of making them a copy! Thank you!

Happy stitching!

April

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Pryor Creek Jr Baby Sweater, a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Pryor Creek Jr Baby Sweater, a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Pryor Creek Jr Baby Sweater, a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

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