Your basic TOP-DOWN adaptable raglan sweater that can be customized with intarsia, color changes, and size changes.

SIZE: 18″ chest, 5-10 LB(20″ chest, 3-6 months)

Materials
4 oz sport weight yarn(4 oz WW yarn)
Size 10 1/2 circular needle (staight will work also, it’s just more comfortable on circulars)
-Size 8 straight needles(for ribbing)
< 1 Stitch holder or spare straight needle
4 markers or spare yarn

(Note: Follow materials in Parenthesis to make newborn size. Work pattern as written)

(Note: Inc consist of knitting in front and back of specified st)

(Buttonhole note: I didn’t write buttonholes into the pattern because a small button will fit through the band without the extra created hole. However, when making the sweater in worsted weight yarn, I find it helpful to work the following buttonhole every 5 ridges (k to last 3 sts, YO, k2tog, k1)


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With sz. 8 needles, Cast on 48-Work 3 rows of 2×2 ribbing, working last row onto the 10 1/2 needles. Continuing in ribbing, on row 4, place markers as written below.

Row 4(continue ribbing 2×2): work 9, Place marker(PM), Work7, PM, work16, PM, work7, PM, work9

Row 5:K4 (K to 1 sts before marker, INC, sl marker, INC.) Rep across till last 4 sts. K4

Row 6: (and ALL WS): K4, Purl to last 4 sts, K4

Rep Row 5 and Row 6 until the row count matches below:(136 sts)

1st FRONT1st SLEEVEBACK2nd SLEEVE2nd FRONT
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Continue working in stockinette st inc only on K rows. Continue increasing ONLY in front and back section. DO NOT increase anymore in the sleeve section (29sts in sleeve section) until front sections contain 21 sts and back section has 40 sts. End with purl row.

Sleeves:

  • K across first front, Remove marker, place these sts on spare needle or st holder. K across 1st sleeve section. TURN, P across.(29sts)

Work back and forth on sleeve section in stockinette st until it measures 4 1/2″ from end of raglan inc. K2tog on last k row. Rib with sz. 8 needles for 2×2 ribbing for 1″. Cast off, leave tail for weaving tog.

  • Place front sts that are on holder back on circular, attatch yarn and K across back (40sts), sl marker and K across sleeve. Place 2nd front stitches on holder. TURN, P across sleeve section only.

Work back and forth on sleeve section in stockinette st until it measures 4 1/2″ from end of raglan inc. K2tog on last k row. Rib with sz. 8 needles for 2×2 ribbing for 1″. Cast off, leave tail for weaving tog.

  • Place sts that are on holder on other end of circular and attatch yarn and K across 2nd front

BODY

Continue with 10 1/2 needles in stockinette stitch (K 1 row, P 1 row) with K4 border at the beg and end on every row until body is desired length or 5 1/2″ from underarm.

Rib with sz. 8 neddles 2×2 for 1″. Fasten off.

Weave in end, Sew sleeve seam.

Download Raglan Sweater Free Crochet Pattern in PDF