Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sweet Country Infants Crochet Pullover Sweater

Sweet Country Crochet Pullover Sweater


Yesterday evening I was watching Netflix and crocheting. I wanted to make a sweater for my daughter since it's been sort of chilly. I wanted to add my touch to it and after searching and searching the internet for a pattern I finally found one on YouTube.

Wooly Wonder's Crochet has a great video tutorial in two parts. I loved the way she explained into detail how to do each row. It's a really great for a beginner crocheter who is learning how to switch colors and making their first sweater for a baby. 

Note: She does make an error in the count so don't freak out. She clearly states it in her video and corrects it but this note is just to give you a head up before you decide to make a mean comment or have negative feedback. She's really awesome and we are not in partnership. I am simply sharing what I made and crediting her for her work.

Here is part one:
Here is part two:

Adding the lace trim:

Update 01/18/2017: I tried the sweater on my baby and it fit her perfectly fine except the lace trim at the bottom was a little to tight and didn't stretch with her so I would recommend pleating it and sewing it vs. using the hot glue gun so that it can be as wide as the sweater bottom itself. 

What I did after I made the sweater body and sleeves was add a row of single crochet to the edge and that is where I stopped and weaved in all the ends.

I used the glue gunned the lace trim to the bottom and at the end of the sleeves. I used the single crochet row as a guide for a straight line to glue on the trim. After this experience I would recommend sewing on the trim but for some reason I am not such a great sewer so therefore I used the hot glue gun. 

I  made a bow with the gray faux leather and hot glue gunned it as well to the sweater at the middle of the neckline in the front. 

I am in love with the way it came out! I will be pairing this with a pair of pink leggings, pink boots, and a pink headband for my 8 month old. I'll post a picture later as an update!

Below are the items that I used for this project:

I used a Yarn Bee's Brushworks Yarn in Silver that I purchased from Hobby Lobby in TN, USA for $5.49 with the 40% off coupon. This yarn is a mixture of acrylic and alpaca fiber. I listed an image's rather soft but a little scratchy to put on skin to skin contact so I am putting on a light long sleeve onesie underneath this sweater when she wears it.

Silver Brushworks Yarn

The lace trim I bought at Hobby Lobby as are some pics of it below. It's it listed as an Ivory Lace Trim 2" for $4.99, I bought this on a separate trip and it was on sale but it comes with 2 yards of lace so it's plenty for a baby sweater. 

Ivory Venice Lace Trim - 2"
Ivory Venice Lace Trim - 2" 

For the leather bow I used the gray faux cord in a multi pack I purchased at Walmart for about $3.00 with no discounts. Here is a similar pack close to what I bought. The brand name is Cousin and it faux suede cord. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! I would be happy to help! 
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