Bea Sweater

Bea Sweater, sweater for kids, free crochet pattern, easy, summer sweater, shell st,

This is a free crochet pattern for Bea Sweater for kids with photo tutorial in each step.

She finally wanted something she could slip on when she went to the mall so she did not have to bring her jacket along. 

Picking two of her favorite colors was her first contribution, second was her constant fitting breaks, but when she first tried on the finished creation, the smile on her face was priceless.

This Bea Sweater for kids is a top down project worked in round. It is easy to modify by repeating the multiple st.

Multiple st is 12 sts on neckline and 20 sts on body.

A bright addition to the wardrobe, although you can change the colors to your liking, it is a light enough sweater that can be worn indoors as well.

This Bea Sweater is fit to 5 to 6 years old kid.

Laid flat, the measurements are 12 inches wide and 14 1/2 inches from neck to hem.


Materials Needed:

Yarn Weight: Fine # 2

Yarn: 200 grams of 100% Cashmere Acrylic, combination of Tropical Blue & Kiwi

Hook size: 4.00 MM [US G-6]


Terms Used:

All terms are in USA terminology

Ch: Chain StSc: Single CrochetDc: Double Crochet, Sl st: Slip Stitch, Sp: Space,  Sk: Skip, Bet: Between


Stitch Guide:

Picot: Ch3, sl st in top of dc just made.


Gauge:

9 sts  X 4 rows = 2 inches in dc


Bea Sweater Bodice Instructions:

Round 1: Chain 96, sl st in 1st ch from hook, be careful not to twist.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep * around, end w/ dc in 1st sc to join.


Round 3: Ch 1, sc in dc post, [ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next  3 ch sp] 3 times, 5 dc in next sc, * sc in next 3 ch sp, [ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next  3 ch sp] 3 times, 5 dc in next sc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join. [ 8 - 5 dc sets]


Round 4: Sl st in next 1st ch of next 3 ch sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, [ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 ch sp] twice, dc in each of next dc, * sc in next 3 ch sp, [ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 3 ch sp] twice, dc in each of next dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 5: Sl st in next 1st ch of next 3 ch sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, ch 4, sk next sc, sc in next 3 ch sp, dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, * sc in next 3 ch sp, ch 4, sk next sc, sc in next 3 ch sp, dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 6: Sl st in next 4 ch sp, ch 3 (consider as 1st dc), 6 dc in the same sp, sk next sc and next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, [ch 4,  sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp] 3 times, sk next dc and next sc, * 7dc in next 4 ch sp, sk next sc and next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, [ch 4,  sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp] 3 times, sk next dc and next sc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next dc, sc in next 4 ch sp, [ch 5, sc in next 4 ch sp] twice, * dc in each of next dc, sc in next 4 ch sp, [ch 5, sc in next 4 ch sp] twice, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 8: Ch 4 (consider as 1st dc and 1 ch sp), dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, sc in next 5 ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp, * dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, sc in next 5 ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 9: Ch 1, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, 7 dc in next 5 ch sp, sk next sc and dc, * sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, 7 dc in next 5 ch sp, sk next sc and dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 10: Sl st in next 2 ch of next 5 ch sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, [ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp] twice, dc in each of next dc, * sc in next 5 ch sp, [ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp] twice, dc in each of next dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 11: Sl st in next 2 ch of next 5 ch sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp, dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, * sc in next 5 ch sp, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp, dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 12: Sl st in next 5 ch sp, ch 3 (consider as 1st dc), 6 dc in the same sp, sk next sc and next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, *7 dc in next 5 ch sp, sk next sc and dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.

Round 13: Ch 3, dc in each of next dc, sc in next 5 ch sp, [ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp] twice, * dc in each of next dc, sc in next 5 ch sp, [ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp] twice, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.

Round 14: Ch 4 (consider as 1st dc and 1 ch sp), dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, sc in next 5 ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp, * dc in each of next dc w/ ch 1 in bet, sc in next 5 ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5 ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.

Armpit Area

Ch 16, drop the yarn, pull out a lp and set aside. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.


from last sc completed, skip 4 sc's , attach yarn in next sc, Ch 16, drop the yarn, pull out a lp and set aside. DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Lay the garment flat, parallel to each other - sc to sc.


Pick up dropped lp, attach each yarn across sc using sl st.


Round 15: Attach yarn in next 1 ch sp, as show on photo below, 

Ch 1, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, *7 dc in next 5 ch sp, sk next sc and dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc*, rep * to * once more, 


** 7 dc in next sc (corner), sk next 2 ch of 16 ch sp, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 3 ch sp, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 2 ch sp, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 3 ch sp, sc in next ch, 7 dc in next sc (corner), sk next dc**, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, rep * to * 2 times, rep ** to ** once more, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 16: Repeat round 10


Round 17: Repeat round 11


Round 18- 20: Change color to tropical blue, Repeat round 12 - 14

Round 21 - 23:  Repeat round 9 - 11


Round 24 - 26: Change color to kiwi, Repeat round 12 - 14

Round 27 - 29:  Repeat round 9 - 11

Round 30 - 32: Change color to tropical blue, Repeat round 12 - 14

Round 33 - 35:  Repeat round 9 - 11

Round 36 - 38: Repeat round 12 - 14

Round 39 - 40:  Repeat round 9 - 10


Round 41 - serves as edging: Sl st in next 2 ch of next 5 ch sp, ch 1, sc in the same sp, [dc-picot-dc-picot-dc-picot-dc] in next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp, (dc in next dc, picot, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next dc, * sc in next 5 ch sp, [dc-picot-dc-picot-dc-picot-dc] in next sc, sc in next 5 ch sp, (dc in next dc, picot, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Sleeve Instructions

This instructions are for both sleeves.

Round 1: Attach (shade - Kiwi) yarn in 5 ch sp (after 16 ch sp), ch 3 (consider as 1st dc), 6 dc in the same sp, *sk next sc and next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 5, sk next dc - 1 ch sp - dc, sc in next 1 ch sp, sk next dc and sc, 7 dc in next 5 ch sp, rep * once more, sk next 2 ch of 16 ch sp, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next 3 ch sp, sc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 2 onwards: Repeat round 15 - 41 bodice instructions

Neckline Edging

Round 1: Attach (shade - kiwi) yarn in any 2 ch sp, ch 3 (consider as 1st dc), dc in the same sp, 2 dc in each of next 2 ch sp around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc to join.


Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each of next st around, end w/ sl st in 1st hdc to join.


Round 3 - 4: Ch 1, hdc in back lp in the same st, hdc in back lp in each of next st around, end w/ sl st in 1st hdc to join.


Fasten off and weave all ends.



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