My step niece is expecting a baby boy any day now, so I created this simple and beginners knitting pattern ( because this is only the second ever knitting project for me!) I based it off of a T shirt and actually wrote it down as I went. I even had to look up how to make button holes, I'm that basic. This has been checked , but let me know if you find mistakes!
Easy Baby Button Pullover
by Charlene Tremain Morrison
Size 3- 6months
Chest = 20 inches
Length = 9 inches
3 Balls of 153 yards each light worsted / DK yarn
Size 4 knitting needles
needle and thread to sew on buttons
yarn needle to sew sides
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches
Cast on 50 st. Knit 6 rows and switch to stocking st. Stocking st until back measures 9 inches from beginning to end, ending with a WS.
Next row (RS): bind off 37 sts, knit to end of row -- 13 sts rem. Work 4 rows in St st on rem sts for button flap.
Next row (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st.
Bind off rem sts in ribbing.
Begin the same as back until piece measures 7 inches from beginning to end, ending with WS
K 18 sts. Sl rem 32 sts onto holder. Working on 18 sts on needle, dec 1 st at neck every row 5 times Work 4 rows even.
Next row (RS): *K4, k2tog, yo, rep from * , knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row;
Knit 1 row.
Next row (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Bind off sts in ribbing.
Sl sts from holder onto needle and bind off center 14 sts; knit rem 18 sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 times sts. Work 4 rows even. Bind off all sts.
Sew left front and back together at the seam
Pick up 70 stitches all the way around the neck, (Including the tabs) starting on RS Knit 3 rows and bind off
Overlap back tab at shoulder with the front button holes and tack the shoulder edges together
Sleeves - Left sleeve
With RS facing, pick up 48 sts between front and back armhole markers on one side of body.
Beg with WS row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 -- 46 sts.
Rep dec row every 4th row until 38 st remain
Work even until sleeve measures 5 inches ending with a RS row completed.
Knit for 6 rows and bind off
Repeat for Right sleeve, but make sure to pick up st through both layers of shoulder
Sew up sides and sew on buttons