You too can make the sweetest and easiest baby sweater on earth! I was so excited to discover this pattern that I ran to the store, bought some yarn and started crocheting! Three sweaters later I still have the stomach to make more. And for me to make multiples of anything is quite rare, so this means it really is fun and relatively quick.
The pattern that I used can be found here, though as you'll notice my version looks a bit different as I did not follow the pattern as far as cuffs and trim. I'll add that info to this post shortly, or simply take a look at the photos, and you can probably figure it out, or make up your own version! Also the choice of yarn makes a big difference in the outcome, and since I wanted to make sweaters that could be worn in the summer I choose cotton and I love the results.
Yarn and Hook Size Info:
Following the pattern in the link above, a F/3.75mm size hook and 100% cotton 50g/125m (fingerling, I believe) yarn, the resulting sweater is newborn to about 3 months size, but if it looks too small, or you happen to know that the baby you're making it for is bigger than average, so just add some more rows! I was a bit wary of crocheting with such fine yarn, (that's the only cotton I could find around here) since I usually go for chunky and quick, but for a project this small it really wasn't so tedious, and the resulting sweater is also light weight.
You'll need two balls of the body color and one ball for the trim, or if you'd like to make the colorful pink version above, so you'll need just one ball of each of the colors.
The link I provided gives good instructions, but I did want to share with you the "surprise" element of this sweater. You basically crochet a very ruffled hexigon and then it gets folded into a shape that is half of a sweater!
Isn't that nifty? That means there's only one seam up the back, and two more for the shoulders. And to increase the size of the sweater you just make bigger hexigons by adding rows! Enjoy and feel free to ask me any questions!