Friday, March 6, 2009

Crochet: Toddler Version of Baby Announcement Sweater

I loved this sweater from the "baby announcement" layette I made for Scarlett so much, that I decided to try making it larger for Audrey. Thankfully, it worked! I love this sweater! Instead of the fingering weight yarn the pattern called for, I sized up to a DK weight and used KnitPicks Merino Style yarn in Nutmeg. Then I just followed the pattern as it was written. (I tried upsizing the sweater for Scarlett too, but used the original yarn, with a larger hook, and modified the pattern and it was not nearly as successful...)


I loved working with this yarn. It has great stitch definition and it's really soft. I think the sweater drapes beautifully too. This may be my favorite project yet!


I picked this warm, woodsy color because I thought it would coordinate well with Scarlett's sweater without being too matchy-matchy. (I'm trying to move away from the identical outfits to the complementary outfits, which I find even more fun, and my husband, an identical twin, finds less spooky.)

I added buttons, which the pattern didn't call for, but I thought necessary for a toddler sweater. I also modified the collar, as with Scarlett's original sweater, so that it doesn't overlap the front facings.

I can't wait for Audrey to wear this! It may even work for the Fall if she doesn't grow too much.

15 comments:

Tonya said...

Oh, I would really LOVE to make this for my toddler! Would you please help me find the pattern? I don't know how to look up that magazine or what I need to do. I am not good at upsizing. I think this is quite lovely, though, and I can usually follow a pattern if I have one. Would you please help me?!? Thanks!!!

craftymommajess said...

What size would you say this came out to? I just ordered the magazine and am going to make the set for my daughter due in November. I also have a 15 month old (will be 17 months) when the baby comes, so I was wondering if this would be her size with the changes you made to the pattern? Thank you!

Anneliese said...

@craftymommajess: My daughter was 2 1/2 when she wore this sweater. You could probably make the sleeves and body a bit shorter and get it a little smaller...

craftymommajess said...

Thanks for the quick reply!

Erika said...

I would love to get this pattern. Where did you find it? It is beautiful!

Crystal Clark said...

I have tried for several hours to find either this pattern or the magazine it came from with no success. Do you have any suggestions how or where I can find either one?

Anneliese said...

@Crystal Clark: The pattern is from an old magazine. It is difficult to find. Please send me an email and I can give you some suggestions. My email is listed in the Contact section. Thanks!

Mary said...

How can I get this pattern?

Mary said...

Can you please help me find this pattern? My email is marybatchelorscrochet@gmail.com

I would really appreciate your help with this.

mary martino said...

Where can I find the pattern? Thanks!

Irene said...

I would LOVE this pattern. I haven't been able to find the magazine to buy. Please help!!
Thanks

Crochet Crack said...

The original pattern is from Family Circle Easy Crochet Spring/summer 2007. The pattern for the Jacket is on page 95. The Layette Set is called Lacy Bay Fare - with the Bonnet and Booties. Page 97 has the lacy baby blanket that matches.

Hope this helps someone!

Anonymous said...

I was able to find the Baby Layette pattern she mentioned. It is at: www.pdfmagaz.in/02043702-family-circle-easy-crochet-2007-17-Spring-Summer/
It shows that you should pay to get it, but you don't have to. Just click on down-load and it will download. It just takes about 10-15 minutes. then you can peruse the magazine. I will just have to adjust for a different size for a young girl.

Anonymous said...

Why do people make posts of beautiful things to make and then not post the link or the pattern.this is a waste of my time when it takes forever or maybe not even at all to get the pattern.¡¡!!!!!!!??????

Diane Brown said...

I too would love this pattern! Since it was published in 2007 the copyright is probably expired so it can be shared, just not sold. If anyone has a copy of this pattern I would so love to hear from them!Diane@disbuys.com

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