Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Baby....New Pattern !

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

Finished Measurements
Chest = 20 inches
Length = 9 inches


3 Balls of 153 yards each light worsted / DK yarn

Size 4 knitting needles

2 buttons

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

Shape neck

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.

Shape Buttonholes

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.

Sleeve decreases
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

1 comment:

  1. This is adorable! I am expecting our fifth child ( forth girl ) and when i saw this sweater and the color- i thought i have to make it!!
    I am going to start tomorrow- but making it for my Mom's friend at work who's a first time Grandma..hopefully they like it!!
    THanks for the pattern!