Crystal Palace Yarns

Baby Teddy Bear Sweaters - cardigan and pullover styles
free knitting pattern for Breeze cotton


free knitting pattern - baby teddy bear sweater 

 

MATERIALS
Crystal Palace Bamboo Knitting Needles:
1 pair each size 2 (3mm) and size size 5 (3.75 mm), also size 3 (3.25 mm) for pullover.
Breeze mercerized cotton in 50 gr skeins: color A: 3 (4, 4) and color B: 1 (1, 1)

Ages Up to 6 months 6-12 months 1 - 2 years  
To fit Chest size 46 51 56 cm
  18 20 22 inches
         
Length from shoulder 24 27.5 31 cms
  9.5 10.75 12.25 inches
Sleeve 14 18 23 cms
  5.5 7 9 inches
Materials        
Cardigan or Pullover
# skeins BREEZE 'A' 3 4 4  
# skeins BREEZE 'B' 1 1 1  
Buttons for Cardigan 4 4 4  
Buttons for pullover 3 3 3  

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rows to 4 in [10cm] over st.st using size size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. Take the time to check your gauge. Some knitters will use a size 6 (4 mm) needle to obtain this gauge.

Abbreviations
K
, knit; p, purl; st(s), stitch(es); st.st, stockinette stitch; rep, repeat; beg, begin(ning); tog, together; inc, increase; dec, decrease; rem, remain(ing): foll, follow(ing); cont, continue; patt, pattern; m1, make 1 st by picking up the loop between the st just worked and the next st and k into the back of it; yrn, yarn round needle; cm, centimeters; ins, inches.

Note
When working from charts, use a separate length of yarn for each area of color, and twist yarns on wrong side when changing color to avoid making a hole.
Instructions for the larger sizes are given in () brackets; when one figure only is given this applies to all sizes.

CARDIGAN BACK

With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 52(58,64) sts. Work 6(8,10) rows k1,p1 rib**. Change to size 5 (3.75 mm) needles and work 62(70,78) rows st.st. Cast off loosely.

LEFT FRONT
With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 24(28,32) sts. Work 6(8,10) rows k1,p1 rib. Change to size 5 (3.75 mm) needles and work 2 rows st.st ***.

Cont in st.st and work from chart 1 thus:

1st row: K1(5, 7)A, patt 21 sts of 1st row of chart, k2(2, 4)A. Cont as set until chart is complete, then cont with A only and work 11 (13,15) rows, ending with a p row.

Shape Front
Dec 1 st at end of next row and at same (front) edge on every foil 3rd row until 17(19,21) sts rem. Work 7 rows straight. Cast off loosely.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as given for left front to **. Cont in st.st and work from chart 1 thus:
1st row: K2(2,4)A, part 21 sts of 1st row of chart, k1(5, 7) A.

Cont as set until chart is complete, then cont with A only and work 11 (13,15) rows, ending with a p row.

Shape Front
Dec 1 st at beg of next row and at same (front) edge on every foll 3rd row until 17(19, 21) sts rem. Work 7 rows straight. Cast off loosely.

SLEEVES
With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 28(30,32) sts. Work 5(7,9) rows k1,p1 rib.
Inc row
(wrong side): Rib 1 (2,3), * m1, rib 5; rep from * to last 2(3,4) sts, m1, rib 2(3,4). [34(36,38) sts.]

Change to size 5 (3.75 mm) needles, cont in st.st and inc 1 st at each end of 7th and every foll  5th row until there are 44(48, 52) sts. Work 7(12, 17) rows straight. Cast off loosely.

FRONT BAND
Taking 1 st into seams and matching sts, join both shoulder seams leaving 18(20,22) sts for back neck. With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 7 sts.
1st row (right side): K2, (p1, k1) twice, k1.
2nd row:K1,(p1,k1)to end.
These 2 rows form the rib. Rep them once.

Next row (make buttonhole): K2, p2 tog, yrn, p1, k2. Rib 9(11, 13) rows, then rep buttonhole row. Rep last 10(12,14) rows twice more, thus 4 buttonholes will have been worked. Cont in rib until band, when slightly stretched, fits up both fronts and across back neck. Cast off in ribbing.

TO MAKE UP
Taking 1 st into seams, beg and ending 10(11, 12)cm [4(4.25, 4.75)"] from shoulders, sew sleeves to sides. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on front band as shown. Sew on buttons.

PULLOVER BACK

Work as given for back of cardigan.

FRONT
Work as given for back of cardigan to **. Change to size 5 (3.75 mm) needles and work 2 rows st.st.

Cont in st.st and work from chart 2 thus:
1st row: K3(5, 7)A, patt 21 sts of 1st row of chart, k4(6, 8)A, patt 21 sts of 1 st row of chart, k3(5,7)A.

Cont as set until chart is complete, then cont with A only and work 7(9,11) rows, ending with a p row.

Front Opening
Next row:
K24(27,30) sts, turn. Cont on these sts only. Work 20(24, 28) rows straight, ending at inner edge.

Shape Neck
Dec 1 st at beg of next row and at same (neck) edge on foll 6(7, 8) rows. [17(19, 21) sts.] Work 4(5, 6) rows straight. Cast off loosely.

With right side facing, rejoin A and cast off center 4 sts, k to end. [24(27,30) sts.] Work 20(24,28) rows straight, ending at outer edge. Dec 1 st at end of next row, then complete as given for 1st side.

SLEEVES
Work as given for sleeves of cardigan.

COLLAR
With size 3 (3.25 mm) needles and A, cast on 61(65, 69) sts.
1st row
(right side): K2, (p1, k1) to last st, k1.
2nd row
: K1,(p1,k1) to end.
These 2 rows form the rib. Rib 18(22, 26) rows more. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

FRONT BANDS
Buttonhole Band
With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 7 sts.
Rib 6 rows as for collar.

Next row (make buttonhole): K2, p2 tog, yrn, p1, k2. Rib 7(9,11) rows, then rep buttonhole row. Rep last 8(10, 12) rows once, thus 3 buttonholes will have been worked. Rib 3 rows. Cast off in ribbing.

Button Band
With size 2 (3mm) needles and A, cast on 7 sts. Rib 26(30,34) rows as for collar. Cast off in ribbing.

TO MAKE UP
Taking 1 st into seams and matching sts, join both shoulder seams, leaving 18(20, 22) sts for back neck. Beg and ending 10(11, 12)cm [4(4.25, 4.75)ins] from shoulders, sew sleeves to sides. With cast off edges at top, sew front bands to sides of front opening as shown. Lap buttonhole band over button band and sew ends to cast off sts at center front. Join side and sleeve seams. Beg and ending at inner end of front bands and using a flat seam, sew cast on edge of collar to neck, ensuring that right side of collar is facing when folded over. Sew on buttons.

free knitting pattern - chart for baby teddy bear sweater

 

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