Toddler Crochet Raglan Sweater Free Pattern: 0-24 Months

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Recently i have embarked on a journey to crochet as many crochet raglan sweaters as i can. Aim? To give the new born their first hand made gift from love with love. So far we have almost 30, and counting. Aim is 50. So why not write a free crochet baby sweater pattern while at it?

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How to : Toddler Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

As much as crochet baby sweaters are super adorable and fun to make. I was extremely excited and anxious to make this one because i wanted to see what my scrap yarn would bring out.

I can normally foresee what my creations will come out as before i finish, but this one? I had no clue.

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If you are new to crocheting, but want to try your hand at the crochet sweaters, then this raglan baby sweater is the perfect one for you. Why? it uses less yarn and is fast to make. The whole sweater is worked in the rounds meaning you will not have to do any sewing(i really hate).

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Is The Pattern Beginner Friendly?

Yes yessss yes!

If you are an absolute beginner and need help with various stitches, then consider listing for our How To Crochet For Absolute Beginners Course. If you are a bit comfortable then you are good to go! If you have any questions, i am a comment away.

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Supplies Needed

Before you begin your crochet adventure, gather these essential materials:

Yarn:

TO get the exact drape i got in this crochet baby sweater, then you need a Worsted weight yarn or DK weight yarn works well for a versatile sweater, but feel free to explore with various textures and fibres for a unique touch.

Crochet Hook:

Choose an appropriate crochet hook size that complements your yarn choice. Typically, a 4mm to 5mm hook is ideal for a sweater project depending on your tension.

Scissors and Yarn Needle:

These will be your trusty companions throughout the project for cutting yarn and weaving in those ends.

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What Is The Best Yarn To Use For A Baby Crochet Raglan Sweater

Choosing the best yarn for a baby crochet raglan sweater involves considering factors like softness, durability, and ease of care. Generally, yarn made from natural fibers like cotton, bamboo, or merino wool tends to be gentle on a baby’s skin and offers comfort and breathability.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Crochet Raglan Sweater For Babies?

These estimates are based on an average worsted weight yarn, but actual yardage can vary depending on the pattern, stitch, and individual tension.

AgeYardage (Approx.)
0-3 months300-450 yards
4-6 months400-550 yards
7-9 months450-600 yards
10-12 months500-700 yards
13-15 months550-750 yards
16-18 months600-800 yards
19-21 months650-850 yards
22-24 months700-900 yards

These estimations are based on typical sizing for baby sweaters. Always check the gauge you’re using for specific yardage recommendations as they can differ based on the design, stitch complexity, and the yarn’s weight. Adjustments in sleeve length, body length, or adding embellishments may also require more yarn.

The amount of yarn required for a crochet baby sweater can vary based on several factors: the size of the sweater, the stitch pattern used, the weight of the yarn, and your individual tension or gauge.

As a general guideline:

  • Size of the Sweater: Newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-24 months are common sizes for baby sweaters. Larger sizes will naturally require more yarn.
  • Yarn Weight: Different yarn weights (such as sport, DK, worsted, etc.) have varying yardage per skein/ball. Heavier weights typically require less yardage for the same size garment.
  • Stitch Pattern: Intricate stitch patterns or designs might consume more yarn compared to simpler patterns.

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Ch- Chain

Slst- Slip stitch

Sc- Single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Incr- Increase

Cont- Continue

Rep- Repeat

Notes

  • Neck size is the same for all sizes
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • We use a 5mm crochet hook throughout the sweater
  • All increases are done in the 4 corners only
  • The pattern is made from scrap yarn, at the end of every round, cut off the yarn and add on a new color.
  • To make a size smaller consider going down a hook size

Gauge& Final Measurements

Gauge: 15 stitches in 10 rows = 4″ X 4″

Final measurements for 0-3 months: Neck opening = 5″

Neck to bottom band= 9″

Chest: 9″

Neck to sleeve= 9″

CROCHET RAGLAN SWEATER FREE PATTERN

Yoke

Row 1: Ch 6, in the back bump of the ch, slst all the way down. You will have 5 stitches, ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: slst in the back loop of the previous row, ch 1 at the end and turn

Row 3-64: Rep this till you reach row 64.

At the end, connect the two ends together and place sc on the side slst of the yoke.

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Dividing The yoke

Place the markers in the following stitches: 12th, 20th, 12th, 20th. After you place the first marker in the 12th stitch, start counting from 1 to get your next 20.

Body

ch1, in the same stitch place a hdc, hdc to the stitch marker. We will place our first incr in the marked stitch.

To incr, hdc, ch1, hdc in the same stitch. Cont to hdc in the following stitches and incr in all stitches with the stitch marker.

At the end of the row,slst to the first hdc you made, ch1 and start round 2. Incr for:

  • 0-3months: 8 rounds
  • 3-6months: 11 rounds
  • 6-9 months: 12 rounds
  • 9-12 months: 13 rounds
  • 12-15 months: 14 rounds
  • 15-18 months: 14 rounds
  • 18-21 months: 16 rounds
  • 21-24 months: 17 rounds
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Remember, you do not have to stick to these measurements, if they are too large or small, you can go up or down a size.

Separating The Yoke

To separate the yoke, slst to join the last row, ch1 and hdc in the same st, and chain 4. Feel free to chain more if the arm hole is too tight for the baby. After you make the ch, hdc in the next ch 2 space then continue to hdc to the next corner.

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When you reach the next corner, hdc in the ch2 spce and maker another chain to the next corner, hdc in the last corner and proceed to hdc to where we begun.

When you reach where we started the round, do not slst to join but rather hdc on top of the first hdc and process to make the rest of the body seamless.

Be sure to leave a stitch marker so you can keep count of the rows.

Work for the following rounds according to your size:

  • 0-3months: 8 rounds
  • 3-6months: 11 rounds
  • 6-9 months: 12 rounds
  • 9-12 months: 13 rounds
  • 12-15 months: 14 rounds
  • 15-18 months: 14 rounds
  • 18-21 months: 16 rounds
  • 21-24 months: 17 rounds

Bottom Ribbing

when you have completed the required rounds, ch 5, back bump slst to the base of the chain, slst to join in the same stitch the chain was coming out of, then slst to the nextstitch to start the next row..

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Turn,slst in the back loop of the 4 slst, ch1 and turn. cont this around the whole sweater till the end.

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Crochet Arms

Connect your yarn to the under section, hdc around to where you stared the row, when you reach the end, do not slst to join but continue hdc. Keep a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

For the arms, work a total of:

  • 0-3months: 8 rounds
  • 3-6months: 11 rounds
  • 6-9 months: 12 rounds
  • 9-12 months: 13 rounds
  • 12-15 months: 14 rounds
  • 15-18 months: 14 rounds
  • 18-21 months: 16 rounds
  • 21-24 months: 17 rounds

When you have the total number of rounds, ch 5, back bump slst to the base of the chain, slst to join in the same stitch the chain was coming out of, then slst to the next stitch to start the next row..Turn, slst in the back loop of the 4 slst, ch1 and turn. Rep this for the whole arm band.

Repeat this for the other side of the arm. Weave in all the ends.

You are all done with your toddler crochet raglan sweater! What do you think?

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