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My name is Bailee, and I like to make things: crocheted things and sewn things, mostly. I design crochet patterns, with an emphasis on baby things at the moment. If you'd like to know what I'm up to ...

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Classic Childrens Sweater

from Little Abbee
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Classic Childrens Sweater
Classic Childrens Sweater
Classic Childrens Sweater
Classic Childrens Sweater
Classic Childrens Sweater
Classic Childrens Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet
  • half double crochet
  • increase

Pattern Description:

This is a fun and adorable crochet pattern for a Classic style childrens sweater. It is sure to become a favorite! It is crocheted in one piece from the top down with the sleeves and collar added after the body is crocheted. Features a ribbed collar, and sleeves that are stretchy (knit like). It is designed to be a pullover sweater. The pattern includes instructions for short sleeves, but you could easily crochet long sleeves by adding rows.

This pattern includes 10 different sizes so that you can make any childrens size: Newborn, 6 months, 12 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6/7, 8, and 10/12. Each size is written out seperately to make it much easier to understand. It does include a few pictures so that you can see what your sweater should look like. In the pictures, I am making the newborn size, so keep in mind that if you are making a larger size yours will be a lot bigger with more stitches and rnds. This sweater is designed to be a 'fitted sweater', so if you would like a more loose sweater, you can crochet one size up.

The gauge is included in the pattern as well as instructions to crochet a small square to measure. Save time, check your gauge so that your sweater will turn out the right size. Also included is a size chart which includes the finished chest measurement, and the finished length of each size.

You will need DK (light worsted weight) number 3 yarn, an F/5-3.75MM hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge), and a sharp needle to weave in your loose ends. You will use between 200 and 750 yards of yarn depending on what size you are making.

This crochet pattern has been tested by 10 different crocheters. Please let me know if you have any questions!


8 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches


  • DK weight yarn (light worsted)
  • Size F Hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bernat Softee Baby Yarn