Friday, June 30, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1945 Baby Sweater & Diaper Cover 2-Piece Set #B-126

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Vintage 1945 Baby Sweater & Diaper Cover 2-Piece Set #B-126

Perfect for a baby shower…or simply to add to your baby’s wardrobe.  Baby will be living in comfort once you quick knit up this little two-piece sweater & diaper cover set.


Chadwicks Red Heart Baby Wool, 6 balls [3/4 oz balls]
Pair Knitting Needles #3 [3 mm]
1 ½ yds Narrow Ribbon
2 Small Buttons

8 sts = 1”
10 rows = 1”

Starting at lower edge of back, cast on 72 sts.

1ST ROW:  [RIGHT SIDE]:  * K 1, p 1.  Rep from * across.

2ND ROW:  P across.

Rep 1st & 2nd rows alternately until piece meas 7 ½” ending with 2nd row.

NEXT ROW:  Cast on 36 sts for sleeve, * k 1, p 1.  Rep from * across 108 sts.

FOLLOWING ROW:  Cast on 36 sts for other sleeve, p across 144 sts.

Cont in patt until piece meas 10” total, ending with 2nd row.

NEXT ROW:  Work across 56 sts, bind off next 32 sts for back of neck, work across rem 56 sts.

Work across last set of sts only for 1”, ending at neck edge.

Cast on 16 sts for left front of neck.

Work straight over these 72 sts for 2 ½”, ending at sleeve edge.

Starting at sleeve edge, bind off 36 sts.

Work straight in patt over rem 36 sts for 7 ½”.  Bind off.

Attach yarn at opposite side of back of neck & work straight for 1”, ending at neck edge.

Cast on 32 sts for right front of neck & work straight over these 88 sts for 2 ½”, ending at sleeve edge.

Starting at sleeve edge, bind off 36 sts.

Work straight over rem 52 sts for 7 ½”.  Bind off.

With right side facing you, pick up 38 sts along lower edge of sleeve.

Work tightly in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 1”.

Bind off loosely in ribbing.

With right side facing you, pick up 92 sts along neck edge.
1ST ROW:  * K 1, p 1.  Rep from * across.

2ND ROW:  * K 1, p 1, o, k 2 tog.  Rep from * across.

3RD & 4TH ROWS:  Same as 1st row.

Bind off in ribbing.

Sew underarm & sleeve seams.

Work row of sc along lower & front edges.

Press thru damp cloth.

Run ½ yd of ribbon thru eyelets at neck edge, lapping right front over left front.

Starting at waistband, cast on 96 sts.

Work tightly in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for ½”.

NEXT ROW:  * [K 1, p 1] twice; o, k 2 tog.  Rep from * across.

Cont in ribbing until waistband meas 1 ¼”.

Now work 1st & 2nd rows of sweater until piece meas 7” total.

Dec 1 st at both ends of each row until 70 sts rem.

Dec 1 st at end of each row until 42 sts rem.

Dec 1 st at both ends of every 4th row until 24 sts rem [flap].  Bind off.

Work same as back until 42 sts rem.  Bind off.

Sew side seams.

Work sc along entire lower edge, making 2 buttonloops at each end of flap on back.

Press thru damp cloth.

Turn up flap * sew on buttons to correspond with buttonloops.

Run ribbon thru eyelets at waistband.



*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook