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-------CHECK US OUT AT FACEBOOK.COM/LITTLEHCROCHET ------- My darling daughter, Little h, has inspired many projects. I design and make custom crochet and paper products for babies and children. I also do some for adults, you just have to ask. Because all of my items are custom made, I have no stock inventory. When you request an item from Little h, it is made lovingly with you in mind. Each item is a work of its own, and while there may be others like it, nothing will ever be exactly the same. Check out my Just Photos page. To request an item, simply email me at littlehcustomdesigns@gmail.com and ask about it or see my Order Form page. You can be as specific or as vague as you like. Don't be afraid to request something you don't see on my blog; I love to try out new things and I can most likely make whatever you want. If I can't, I can point you in the direction of someone who can. I also share my projects with other crafters- I publish some of my original patterns here (check out my Patterns page) as well as on ravelry.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Check out my pages for additional info.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Little h Angel Sweater

I love the look of this classic sweater and the pattern is so versatile. Here's my take on this adorable sweater. Enjoy!

I've been holding onto these buttons for years, waiting for the right project to use them on!




Don't mind the bump on the noggin... Had a fight with the doorway and lost :-(

Edging

Pretty!

This was my first Angel Sweater

I kept it very short because she was learning to crawl and I didn't want it to get in her way.

LITTLE h ANGEL SWEATER PATTERN

INFO:

This sweater is easily customizable for any size and even for different yarn weights and hook sizes. And- no sewing except for buttons! You can also decide to have long or short sleeves and how many buttons you want. To change the size, simply replace my measurements with your own. The first measurement is ½ the chest size (size 18 months is a chest size of 20”, so divide that by 2 to get 10”). The second is from shoulder to waist. To change to a larger hook and worsted weight or bulky yarn, adjust your starting ch. It needs to be a multiple of 8 (this makes up one point in the first row of the chevron pattern) plus 5 (this is the extra 1 dc on each side and the ch 3 that counts as your first dc). Decide how many points you will need (say, 4 for the body and 2 for each of the sleeves for a total of 8 points) and then multiply that by 8 (so, 56), then add 5 (so, 61 total). You should have an even number of points. If you want buttons all the way down the front, just evenly space more button holes on R2 of EDGING. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

STS USED:

ch
sl st
sc
sc decrease
dc
dc decrease
IEN: means "In Each of Next" referring to a number of sts

MATERIALS:

Sport #3 light weight yarn, about 5 oz (Shown in photos: Pattons Beehive Baby Sport)
F/5 Hook
Yarn needle
1-6 Buttons

SWEATER, SIZE 18 MONTHS
Fits chest size 20-22”.

Ch 117

YOLK:

R1: (RS) dc decrease over 4th and 5th chs from hook, *1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, dc decrease over next 2 chs, dc decrease over next 2 chs, repeat from * to last 3 chs- dc decrease over next 2 chs, 1 dc in last ch. Turn
R2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), skip one dc, *1 dc IEN 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, 1 dc IEN 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, repeat from * around to last 2 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of 3 ch/turning ch. Turn.
R3: Ch 3, skip one dc, *1 dc IEN 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, 1 dc IEN 4 dc, skip next 2 dc, repeat from * around to last 2 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of 3 ch/turning ch.

Continue in this pattern, adding 1 dc to each side of the points in chevron pattern until your piece measures 10'' over 4 points (or over however many points you have for your BACK). To do this, lay piece flat, start measuring from the tip of one point straight across work to tip of 4th point. Continue in increasing pattern for one more row. For me, this was my 12th row, or 13 dcs on each side of chevron. Do not fasten off. Here, you want to lay work flat again to see where you will be going next. It should look like a big circle with 14 points on the outside. From where the start of your rows is, the first 2 points are LEFT FRONT, the next 3 are LEFT SLEEVE, the next 4 are BACK, the next 3 are RIGHT SLEEVE, the last 2 are RIGHT FRONT. Use markers if you'd like.

BODY:

R1: Continue in increasing pattern over first 2 points (LEFT FRONT), but replace last dc with a dc decrease over last dc and the first dc you would normally skip. Fold work so that you will skip over 3 points.(LEFT SLEEVE). Dc decrease over the second dc you would normally skip and the next dc on the side of this 4th point. Continue in increasing pattern over next 4 points (BACK). Fold work again so that you will skip over 3 points (RIGHT SLEEVE). Dc decrease over the second dc you would normally skip and the next dc on the side of this 4th point. Continue in increasing pattern over the last 2 points (RIGHT FRONT) to end.
R2: (For larger hook sizes, skip this row.) Continue in increasing pattern.
R3: Continue in increasing pattern BUT replace (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 space with (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc). This will stop the increasing, but will continue in a chevron pattern.
R4: Continue in this chevron pattern until your piece measures 10” from neckline to tip of any BODY point. End with a WS row.
Last Row: Continue in same pattern, but replace (1dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in each ch 1 space with (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). This will help make the points pointier. Do not fasten off.

EDGING:
R1: Turn work sideways, with RS facing. You will be working up one side of the front, along the ends of rows just completed. Work dc evenly up this side, with 2 dc for each row. When you get to the top, work 3 dc in the opposite side of foundation ch and the first dc/ch 3 of neckline to create corner. Then continue around neck as follows: 1 dc IEN 3 dc, dc decrease over next 2 dc (this will be the opposite side of where you increased to form the point on R1 of YOLK), *1 dc IEN 6 dc, dc decrease over next 2 dc, repeat around neck to last 4 dc, 1 dc IEN 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc (second corner). Work evenly down side of other front, with 2 dc in each row. (For larger hook sizes, create button holes on this side by: ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in each dc to end.) Turn.
R2: (For larger hook sizes, skip this row.) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each dc up to corner, 1 dc in first st of corner, 3 dc in middle dc of corner, then work neck as follows: 1 dc IEN 3 dc, dc decrease over next 2 dc, dc decrease over same st and next dc (so you will be decreasing 3 dc from R1 to 2 dc), *1 dc IEN 4 dc, dc decrease over next 2 dc, dc decrease over same st and next dc, repeat around to last 2 st before corner, 1 dc IEN 3 dc, 3 dc in middle st of corner, 1 dc in last st of corner, then work down front as follows: ch 1, skip one dc (first buttonhole made), 1 dc IEN 8 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc (second buttonhole made), dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
R3: Ch 1 (does not count as first st), 1 sc in each dc and ch 1 space to corner. 3 sc in middle st of corner, then work neck as follows: *1 sc IEN 4 dc, sc decrease over next 2 dc decreases, 1 sc IEN 4 dc, repeat around to corner, 3 sc in middle st of corner, 1 sc in each dc down side of front. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

If you want short sleeves, just continue on to ENDING DETAILS. If you want long sleeves, continue here.

Join yarn with sl st to underarm of sleeve. Ch 3, continue in chevron pattern without the decrease like you did in R3 of BODY (you will need to join your first and last dc in the underarm, but then turn your work and ch 3 like normal) until your sleeve measures 9” from neckline to bottom of any point.
Last row: Continue in pattern, but replace (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in each ch 1 space with (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc). Fasten off.

ENDING DETAILS

Sew on buttons to match up with buttonholes made. Weave in all ends.

21 comments:

  1. I've been crocheting for over 50 years and have never seen the phrase IEN. What does it mean?

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  2. I'm so sorry! It means: In Each of Next. I made it up... It's in my shorthand when I'm writing out patterns as I go. I usually try to put the definition in with the beginning notes, but I forgot this time. Thank you so much for catching that!

    I hope you enjoy the pattern anyway- Let me know how it turns out!

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  3. So this is only my second crochet project and I really appreciate how adaptable this pattern is. I'm making this for my daughter who is almost 3 mo so I've been using 7 chevrons instead of 14. There were a couple points that were kinda confusing for me at first... for the body part, at first I didn't understand the (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) would all be done in the previous 1 ch after Row 3. The second point I didn't understand was the corners for the edging- I ended up with 3 dcs on each side of the corner. I think I was misreading the "work 3 dc in the opposite side of foundation ch and the first dc/ch 3 of neckline to create corner" part. I got it straightened out and I'm almost done with the button holes! Thank you- this will be such an awesome sweater for my daughter to wear for halloween!

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  4. I'm so glad you like it! I'm sorry some parts were confusing... I'll go back and take another look at them. If you do any of my other projects, feel free to shoot me an email if you have any trouble or questions. If you'd like to share- I'd LOVE to see any photos of your completed sweater :-)

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  5. Kim
    I was looking for a sweater pattern to match a star blanket & hat set. This was perfect. I used the 7 chevrons and it turn out just as the picture looks.
    Thank you very much!

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  7. baby and frock both are sooo cuuuute

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  8. I am a little confused at making the sizing different. I am looking to make this fit a 6-9 mnth size??? I am hoping you can help tell me the adjustments I would have to make. I am going to do this for my daughters baptism. I am using a medium size yarn with size 5 hook. Can you help me figure out what I would need to do for this size?

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  9. you can email me if it is easier. (from above, anonymous is Laura)

    covelli_1002@yahoo.com
    THANK YOU

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  10. Like the poster above, I would also like to alter the size of this pattern. I have never done this before, so I am a little confused. I would like to make it for a newborn. Would you mind emailing me instructions? Thanks!

    jilligan135@yahoo.com

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  11. What is the skill level?

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    1. I would say the skill level here is for a beginner to moderately able crocheter. There aren't any fancy stitches used and the basic design comes together easily enough. If you have any problems, feel free to email me at littlehcustomdesigns@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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  12. hi all
    Could anyone please forward me the pattern for a new born?
    would be most appreciated!!

    thanks
    nikki
    motobratsmx@yahoo.com

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    1. I would suggest a little trial and error... Adjust your starting chain as described below:

      It needs to be a multiple of 8 (this makes up one point in the first row of the chevron pattern) plus 5 (this is the extra 1 dc on each side and the ch 3 that counts as your first dc). Decide how many points you will need (say, 4 for the body and 2 for each of the sleeves for a total of 8 points) and then multiply that by 8 (so, 56), then add 5 (so, 61 total).

      I hope this helps! Please let me know how it turns out or if you need more guidance.

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  13. Hello, Just wanted to let you know I did this sweater for my new niece and it turned out great. I adjusted it slightly for the size and guage, and did it in purple and brown. Everyone loves it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Glad you liked the pattern! If you want to, I'd love to see some finished pics! You can email me at littlehcustomdesigns@gmail.com.

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  14. please e-mail me the pattern for a newborn i realy realy like this patter

    kdhddyelle@hotmail.com

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  15. I was wondering if you could me with the sizeing for a 3 year old. I am not good at math so not sure how to figure out how to adjust it to fit a three year old. Thanks for any help. my email is rallfamily3@gmail.com. Thanks for any help

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  16. Need to adjust for a different size - want a 12 month size. Directions?

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