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Baby Jumper Crochet Pattern-perfect for your baby boy!

 

Crochet baby jumper pattern finished in off white color

 

 

This crochet baby jumper pattern has an elegant shawl collar design you will love. The stitch used has a subtle texture perfect for a little guy.

 

Jumper crochet pattern for baby finished in Navy blue and oatmeal colors

 

Blue crochet baby jumper

 

 

The pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by pictures that will help you make this crochet jumper for your baby even if you are a beginner crocheter. So definitely give it a try!

 

Finished Baby Jumper crochet pattern in oatmeal color

 

 

CROCHET BABY JUMPER PATTERN

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Worsted weight size 4 yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Wheat and Denim for the samples. 

2. Hook H (5 mm) for the body of the sweater and G(4.5 mm) hook for the ribbed collar and hem. Use any size hook to attain the gauge. 

3. One 3/4″ wooden button.

4. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

5. Stitch markers. You can also use safety pins or paper clips in place of stitch markers. 

 

 

Finished Size

This sweater has been designed with a 3 to 4-inch positive ease. The finished measurements are as follows:

                                                  

0-3 months: 18″ chest and 10.5″ in length                                           

3 months: 20″ chest and 11″ in length                                                       

6 months: 20″ chest and 12″ in length                                                      

12 to 24 months: 22″ chest and 13″ in length                                       

2T: 24″ chest and 14″ in length                                                                 

3/4T: 26″ chest and 15″ in length                                                        

                           

 

Yardage

Each skein is 197 yards.

0-3 months– 2 skeins

3 months– 2 skeins

6 months– 2-1/2 skeins

12 to 24 months– 3-1/2 skeins

2T– 4 skeins

3/4T– 4-1/2 skeins

 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

ch: chain

st: stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

sk: skip

RS: Right side of the crochet fabric

YO: yarn over

 

Stitch Explanations

sc2tog: It is a sc decrease worked across 2 sts to join them into one. Pull up a loop in the next 2 sts, YO, and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook. 

 

dc2tog: YO, pull up a  loop in the first st specified, YO and pull through 2 loops, keeping the remaining 2 loops on your hook YO again, pull up a loop in the next st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through the remaining 3 loops on your hook to complete your dc2tog. 

 

front post half double crochet(fphdc) and back post half double crochet(bphdc): You can see a tutorial on front and back post double crochet here. The front and back post hdc sts are worked inserting the hook in the same way. Just replace the dc sts with hdc sts.

 

Working in the back loops only (BLO):  Instead of inserting your hook under both the loops of your stitch, you will insert it only under the back loop and work your stitches. This will leave the front loop free, see the picture below.  

 

 

Shows how to insert hook just under the back loop of the stitch

 

 

Gauge

Pattern for Gauge Swatch

Chain 26 and work Rows 1 to 5  of the ‘BACK PANEL” pattern below. The first row will have 25 sts and each of the following rows will end in 7 pattern repeats. 

 

Gauge

4 pattern repeats and 8 Rows = 4″ square

 

 

More baby jumper and cardigan patterns:

Crochet Baby Cardigan for Girls

Baby Boy Crochet Sweater Pattern Free

Crochet Toddler Sweater Pattern

 

 

BABY JUMPER CROCHET  PATTERN

Pattern Notes

1. Sizes 0-3 months, 3 months, and 6 months of the crochet baby jumper are grouped together, and sizes 12 to 24 months, 2T, and 3/4T are grouped together. All headings for 0-3 to 6 months are magenta and the ones for the bigger 3 sizes are Royal blue. 

2. First, the back and front panels are worked and joined at the shoulders. The collar and sleeves are then added to the body before seaming the sides. 

3. The back panel is a rectangular piece with no shaping. 

 

 

0-3 months (3 months, 6 months)

Note: The stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order 0-3 months (3 months, 6 months).

 

 

BACK PANEL

Finished back panel of crochet baby jumper pattern

1. Back panel completed

 

 

With the bigger H (5mm) hook, ch 34 (38, 38). The initial chain is a multiple of 4+2.

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across to end.——-33 (37, 37) hdc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first st, *( sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.———-9 (10, 10)  repeats

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of the beginning ch-3. This will ensure that the edge of your panel stays straight.

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the adjacent ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, place a marker on this side of the fabric to indicate the RS and turn.——-9 (10, 10) repeats

 

Repeat Row 3 15 (15, 18) more times and work the leveling row below.

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the front panel. 

 

leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), * (2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * until 1 ch-2 space is left, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, sl st to top of beg ch. Fasten off. ——–36 (40, 40) sts

 

FRONT PANEL

Note: The front panel is worked bottom up with shaping for the shoulders at the top. 

 

With the bigger H (5mm) hook, ch 34 (38, 38). The initial chain is a multiple of 4+2.

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across to end.——-33 (37, 37) hdc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first st, *( sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.———9 (10, 10) repeats

 

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of the beginning ch-3. This will ensure that the edge of your panel stays straight.

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the adjacent ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, place a marker on this side of the fabric to indicate the RS and turn.——9 (10, 10) repeats

 

Repeat Row 3 8 (8, 10) more times until the piece is 6 (6, 7)” tall, and start making the shoulders without fastening off.                                                                                                         

 

SHOULDERS

First Shoulder

Row 1: Continue with working yarn, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces, sk the next dc, 1 dc on top of next dc, leave the rest of the sts unworked and turn.———- 3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 1 (1, 1) ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch2) in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.———3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. ———3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have completed 7 (8, 8) shoulder rows and the shoulder measures 4 (4.5, 4.5)” tall. Then work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the second shoulder. 

 

 

Leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *( 2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc,), repeat from * 1 (1, 1) more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail for seaming. ——–12 (12, 12) sts

 

 

Second Shoulder

Note: We will start at the base of the first shoulder and level the middle part before starting the second shoulder (see pic 2 below). This will make it easy to attach the collar later. 

 

 

making second shoulder of crochet baby jumper

2. Make the first row of the second shoulder from the base of the first shoulder

 

Front panel of crochet baby jumper with rectangular opening in front

3. Front panel completed

 

 

Row 1: Sl st to the leg/post of the dc at the base of the shoulder (see pic 2 above). 1 sc in next st (the st right before ch-2), *(2 sc in ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 2 (3, 3) more times, place a marker in the hdc you just made, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces,  (2 dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.——–3 (3, 3) repeats +1 st when you count from the marked st

 

 

Row 2: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of next marked st, turn. ———3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch2)in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.———3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

Row 4: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2, 2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. ———3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc

 

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have completed 7 (8, 8) rows in total on the shoulder and work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the sleeves. 

 

 

Leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 1 (1, 1) more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc,  1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. —————12 (12, 12) sts

 

 

SEAMING THE SHOULDERS

Overlap the front and back pieces with the RS (marked side) touching each other, align 12 (12, 12) sts on the shoulders with the same number of sts on the back panel, and seam them together with a whip stitch. The sides will be seamed only after making the shawl collar.

 

 

SHAWL COLLAR

Pattern Notes

1. The collar is worked on the RS of the sweater, going back and forth along the sides of the rectangular opening in the front and the back of the crochet baby pullover (see pic 4 below)

 

Work shawl collar along the sides and back of neck opening

4. Work shawl collar along the sides and back of neck opening going back and forth along the red line

 

 

2. While working Row 1, you won’t have actual sts to work into along the sides of the rectangular opening, so you have to distribute the sc sts as said in the pattern. For Row 1, insert your hook into the body of the chs or sts, and not into any spaces to avoid leaving holes. 

 

Row 1 (for Size 0-3 months only): With the G (4.5 mm) hook, sl st to the base of the left side of the rectangular opening in the front. 1 sc in the same point as sl st, distribute 10 sc until you have around 1-1/4 inch left before the shoulder seam, 2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point to reach the shoulder seam, 1 sc in shoulder seam, 2 sc in each st along the back panel, the sts on the back will be crammed, 1 sc in shoulder seam, 2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point, work 11 sc to base of the rectangular opening, turn. ———-64 sc

 

 

Row 1 (for Size 3 months and 6 months): With the G (4.5 mm) hook, sl st to the base of the left side of the rectangular opening in the front. 1 sc in the same point as sl st, distribute 10 sc until you have around 1-3/4 inch left before the shoulder seam, 2 sc in next point, *(1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point) repeat from * 2 more times to reach the shoulder seam, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * 3 more times to reach next shoulder seam, the sts on the back will be crammed, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point), repeat from * 2 more times, 2 sc in next point, work 11 sc to base of the rectangular opening, turn. ———-74 sc

 

 

Notes

1. Place a marker in the 6 (7, 8)th st from the shoulder seam on either side (see pic 5 below). In some of the collar rows, you will work hdc sts between these markers to make your collar wider in this part. The markers are placed in advance even though they come into use only in the later rows as it is easier to count from the shoulder seams now.

 

Markers placed for collar

5. Markers placed 6 (7, 8)sts down from the shoulder

 

2. Move the marker up every time you work into a marked st.

 

3. All the rows of the collar from now on should be worked into the back loops only (BLO).

 

 

Row 2 (full sc row): Ch 1, 1 sc in the back loop of the same st and each st across to end, turn——64 (74, 74) sts

 

Repeat the above row one more time for size 6 mos

 

 

Next Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the back loop only of the same st and each st across to the marked st, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 hdc in each st until you reach the marked st on the other side, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.—-64 (74, 74) sts

 

Repeat the above row 5 more times for all the 3 sizes and fasten off. You can repeat the above row if you want to make your collar wider. See pic 6 below for the finished collar.

 

 

Finished collar of baby jumper

6. Finished collar

 

 

ATTACHING THE BASE OF THE COLLAR

TO THE SWEATER

First, stretch the base of the right side of the collar slightly and seam it to the sweater using a mattress stitch. 

 

Now overlap the left side of the collar over the right side stretching them slightly, the left side should be around 1 inch away from the right side for sizes 0-3 and 3 months, 1 ½ inches away for size 6 months. You are free to overlap it more or less based on your preference.

 

You can see a tutorial on working the mattress stitch here.

 

 

SLEEVES

First Sleeve

 

Markers placed on the sides to make the sleeves of the crochet jumper

7. Markers are placed on the sides to make the sleeves

 

Sleeves added to sides

8. Sleeves added between marked stitches

 

Mark 3.75 (3.75, 4.25) inches on either side of the shoulder seam as shown in pic 7 above.

 

Row 1: With H(5mm hook), work on the RS of the sweater, sl st to the marked st, and distribute 13 (13, 15) sc from marker to the shoulder seam, 1 sc in the seam, work 13 (13, 15) sc to the next marker, turn.—–27 (27, 31) sc 

 

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), (2dc, ch 2, sc)in next st, *[ sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st)], repeat from * until only 1 sc is left, 1 dc in last sc, turn.——-7 (7, 8) repeats + 2 dc 

 

 

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, sl st to beginning ch-3, turn. ——–7 (7, 8) repeats

 

 

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across to last ch-2 space, 2 dc in last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, turn.——-5 (5, 6) repeats + 6 dc

 

 

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog across next 2 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) across each ch-2 sp across to end, sk next 2 dc, dc2tog across next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.———5 (5, 6) repeats + 4 sts

 

 

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in next st,  (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in beginning ch, turn. ————–5 (5, 6) repeats + 4 sts

 

 

Repeat Row 6 until the sleeve measures approximately 4.75 (5, 6) inches from the armpit and make the cuff below.

 

 

CUFF

Leveling Row: Switch to the smaller 4.5 mm hook, ch 2 (counts as a st), 1 hdc in next st, *(2 hdc in next ch-2 space, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * until 1 dc and beginning ch is left, sk next dc, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch, turn.——23 (23, 27) sts

 

 

Ribbing Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a st), *( 1 fphdc in next st, 1 bphdc in next st), repeat from * to beginning ch,  1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.——–23 (23, 27) sts

 

 

Ribbing Row 2: Ch 2,  *(1 bphdc in next bphdc, 1 fphdc in next fphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, fasten off if you are making 0-3 months or 3-month sizes. ——–23 (23, 27) sts

 

 

For 6-12 Months only

Ribbing Row 3: Ch 2, *(1 fphdc in next fphdc, 1 bphdc in next bphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, fasten off. ——–27 sts

 

 

Second Sleeve

Make it exactly as you made your first sleeve.

 

 

SEAMING THE SIDES

Fold the sweater along the shoulder seam with the RS inside. Seam from the sleeve cuff to the bottom of the sweater using a whip stitch. Weave in all the tails left on the inside of the sweater now.

 

 

BOTTOM RIBBING

Round 1: With G (4.5mm) hook, work on the RS of the sweater, sl st to the side seam, ch 2, * (fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st), repeat from * to next side seam, 1 hdc in side seam, continue the sequence of alternate fpdc and bpdc to beginning ch2, sl st to beginning ch2, do not turn.

 

 

Round 2: Ch 2, fpdc in each fpdc and bpdc in each bpdc across to end, sl st to beginning ch2. Fasten off. 

 

 

ADDING THE BUTTON AND BUTTON LOOP

First, sew the button onto the right side of the collar.

 

With G (4.5mm) hook, Ch 17 (17, 18) and fasten off. Loop it over the button and determine where you should attach the loop. Keeping the bumpy side of the chain facing up, pull the 2 yarn tails together through the same point on the left side of the collar, knot each tail separately a couple of times to the back of the collar, and weave in the remaining tails to secure.

 

 

FINISHING

Weave in any tails left.

 

——————–

 

12 to 24 Months, 2T, and 3/4T

Note: The stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order 12 to 24 months (2T, 3/4T).

 

BACK PANEL

 

Finished back panel of crochet baby jumper pattern

9. Back panel completed

 

 

With the bigger H hook, ch 42 (46, 50). The initial chain is a multiple of 4+2.

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across to end.——-41 (45, 49)hdc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first st, *( sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.———- 11, (12, 13) repeats

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of the beginning ch-3. This will ensure that the edge of your panel stays straight.

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the adjacent ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, place a marker on this side of the fabric to indicate the RS and turn.——11 (12, 13) repeats

 

Repeat Row 3 20 (21, 23) more times and work the leveling row below.

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the front panel. 

 

leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), * (2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * until 1 ch-2 space is left, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, sl st to top of beg ch. Fasten off. ——–44 (48, 52) sts

 

 

FRONT PANEL

Note: The front panel is worked bottom up with shaping for the shoulders at the top. 

 

With the bigger H hook, ch  42 (46, 50). The initial chain is a multiple of 4+2.

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across to end.—— 41 (45, 49) hdc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first st, *( sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.———11 (12, 13) repeats

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of the beginning ch-3. This will ensure that the edge of your panel stays straight.

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the adjacent ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, place a marker on this side of the fabric to indicate the RS and turn.—— 11 (12, 13) repeats

 

Repeat Row 3 12 (12, 13) more times until the piece is 8 (8, 8.5)” tall, and start making the shoulders without fastening off.                                                                                                         

 

SHOULDERS

Note: For the shoulder pattern, sizes 12-24 months and 2T are grouped together and 3T is given separately.

 

First Shoulder

12 to 24 months (2T)

Notes

Stitch counts for this part are given in the order 12 to 24 months (2T)

 

Row 1: Continue with working yarn, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, 2 dc into the next ch-2 space, leave remaining sts unworked, and turn.——-3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn. ——3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-3, turn. .—-3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 8 (9) rows in the shoulder and work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Leveling Row (12 to 24 months only): Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 2 more times,  1 sc in next dc,  1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. ———-14 sts

 

 

Leveling Row (2T only): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next dc, *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 1 more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. ———-14 sts

 

 

Second Shoulder

12 to 24 months (2T)

Note: We will start at the base of the first shoulder and level the middle part before starting the second shoulder (see pic 10 below). This will make it easy to attach the collar later.

 

 

making second shoulder of crochet baby jumper

10. Make the first row of the second shoulder from the base of the first shoulder

 

Front panel of crochet baby jumper with rectangular opening in front

11. Front panel completed

 

 

Row 1: Sl st to the leg/post of the dc at the base of the shoulder (see pic 10 above). 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 2 (3) more times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, place a marker in the first of the 2 dc you just made, *( 2dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, (2 dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in top of beginning ch.—–3 (3) repeats + 2 dc when you count from the marked st

 

 

Row 2: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next marked st, turn. .—-3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn. ——3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Row 4: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 (2) ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-3, turn. .—-3 (3) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have a total of 8 (9) rows in the shoulder and work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Leveling Row (for 12 to 24 months only): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next dc, *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 1 more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. ———-14 sts

 

 

Leveling Row (2T only): Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 2 more times,  1 sc in next dc,  1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. ———-14 sts

 

 

Jump to  ‘SEAMING THE SHOULDERS’ below. 

 

 

First Shoulder

3/4T

Row 1: Continue with working yarn, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 3 ch-2 spaces, sk the next dc, 1 dc on top of next dc, leave the rest of the sts unworked and turn.———-4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next  2 ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch2) in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.——–4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next  3 ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. ——– 4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have completed  10 shoulder rows and the shoulder measures  5.5″ tall. Then work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the second shoulder. 

 

 

Leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *( 2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc,), repeat from * 2 more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail for seaming. ——–16 sts

 

 

Second Shoulder (3/4T)

 

Note: We will start at the base of the first shoulder and level the middle part before starting the second shoulder (see pic 12 below). This will make it easy to attach the collar later.

 

 

making second shoulder of crochet baby jumper

12. Make the first row of the second shoulder from the base of the first shoulder

 

 

 

Front panel of crochet baby jumper with rectangular opening in front

13. Front panel completed

 

 

Row 1: Sl st to the leg/post of the dc at the base of the shoulder (see pic 12 above). 1 sc in next st (the st right before ch-2), *(2 sc in ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 4 more times, place a marker in the hdc you just made, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 ch-2 spaces,  (2 dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.—-4 repeats+ 1 st when you count from the marked hdc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2,  sc) in next 3 ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of next marked st, turn. ——— 4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 ch-2 spaces, (2dc, ch2) in last ch-2 space, sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.——— 4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Row 4: Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in adjacent ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 ch-2 spaces, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-2, turn. ———4 repeats +1 dc

 

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have completed 10 rows in total on the shoulder and work the leveling row below. 

 

 

Note: the leveling row should be worked tight. You can also use the smaller hook to make the leveling row, but make sure to switch back to the bigger hook when you start the sleeves. 

 

 

Leveling Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *(2 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc), repeat from * 2 more time, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc,  1 sc on top of beginning ch. Fasten off with a 1/2-yard tail for seaming. ———-16 sts

 

 

Continue to ‘SEAMING THE SHOULDERS’ below. 

 

 

SEAMING THE SHOULDERS

Overlap the front and back pieces with the RS (marked side) touching each other, align 14 (14, 16) sts on the shoulders with the same number of sts on the back panel, and seam them together with a whip stitch. The sides will be seamed only after making the shawl collar.

 

 

SHAWL COLLAR

1. The collar is worked on the RS of the sweater, going back and forth along the sides of the rectangular opening in the front and the back of the crochet baby pullover (see pic 14 below). 

 

2. While working Row 1, you won’t have actual sts to work into along the sides of the rectangular opening, so you have to distribute the sc sts as said in the pattern. For Row 1, insert your hook into the body of the chs or sts, and not into any spaces to avoid leaving holes. 

 

 

Work shawl collar along the sides and back of neck opening

14. Work shawl collar along the sides and back of neck opening going back and forth along the red line

 

 

Row 1 (for 12 to 24 months only): With the G (4.5 mm) hook, sl st to the base of the left side of the rectangular opening in the front. 1 sc in the same point as sl st, distribute 10 sc until you have around 1-3/4 inch left before the shoulder seam, 2 sc in next point, *(1 sc in next point, 2 sc in next point) repeat from * 2 more times to reach the shoulder seam, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * 3 more times to reach next shoulder seam, the sts on the back will be crammed, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point), repeat from * 2 more times, 2 sc in next point, work 11 sc to base of the rectangular opening, turn. ———-74 sc

 

 

Row 1 (for Size 2T and 3/4T only): With the G (4.5 mm) hook, sl st to the base of the left side of the rectangular opening in the front. 1 sc in the same point as sl st, distribute 9 sc (11 sc for size 3/4T) until you have around 2-1/4 inch left before the shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point), repeat from * 4 more times to reach the shoulder seam, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * 3 more times to reach next shoulder seam, 1 sc in shoulder seam, *(2 sc in next point, 1 sc in next point), repeat from * 4 more times, work 10 (12 for size 3/4T) sc to base of the rectangular opening, turn. ———-88 (92) sc

 

 

Pattern Notes

1. Place a marker in the 8 (9, 9)th st from the shoulder seam on either side (see pic 15 below). You will work hdc sts between these markers to make your collar wider in this part. The markers are placed in advance even though they come into use only in the later rows as it is easier to count from the shoulder seams now.

 

 

Markers placed for collar

15. Markers placed 8 (9, 9)sts down from the shoulder

 

 

2. Move the marker up every time you work into a marked st.

 

3. All the rows of the collar from now on should be worked into the back loops only.

 

 

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the back loop of the same st and each st across to the marked st, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 hdc in each st until you reach the marked st on the other side, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 hdc in each st across to end, turn.—–74 (88, 92)sts

 

Repeat the above row 1 more time for size 12 to 24 months, and 2 more times for sizes 2T and 3/4T

 

 

Next Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the back loop of the same st and each st across to the marked st, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 hdc in each st until you reach the marked st on the other side, 1 hdc in the marked st, move the marker up, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.—–74 (88, 92)sts

 

 

For sizes 12 to 24 months and 2T, repeat the above row 4 more times and fasten off.

 

For size 3/4T repeat the above row 5 more times and fasten off. You can repeat the above row if you want to make your collar wider. See pic 16 below for the finished collar.

 

 

 

Finished collar of baby jumper

16. Finished collar

 

 

ATTACHING THE BASE OF THE COLLAR

TO THE SWEATER

First, stretch the base of the right side of the collar slightly and seam it to the sweater using a mattress stitch. 

 

Now overlap the left side of the collar over the right side stretching them slightly, the left side should be around 1 inch away from the right side for sizes 0-3 and 3 months, 1 ½ inches away for sizes 6 and 12 to 24 months and 2 inches away for 2T and 3/4T. You are free to overlap it more or less based on your preference.

 

You can see a tutorial on working the mattress stitch here.

 

 

SLEEVES

 

Markers placed on the sides to make the sleeves of the crochet jumper

17. Markers are placed on the sides to make the sleeves

 

Sleeves added to sides

18. Sleeves added between marked stitches

 

 

Mark 4.75 (5.25, 5.75) inches on either side of the shoulder seam ( see pic 17 above).

Row 1: With H(5mm hook), work on the RS of the sweater, sl st to the marked st, and distribute 17 (19, 21) sc from marker to the shoulder seam, 1 sc in the seam, work 17 (19, 21) sc to the next marker, turn.—–35 (39, 43) sc

 

 

Row 2: Ch 2 ( counts as a dc), sk next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next st, *[sk next 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next st], repeat from * to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 1 dc in last st, turn.——8 (9, 10) repeats + 2 dc

 

 

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, sl st to beginning ch-2, turn. ——–8 (9, 10) repeats 

 

 

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across to last ch-2 space, 2 dc in last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, turn.——6 ( 7, 8) repeats + 6 dc

 

 

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog across next 2 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) across each ch-2 sp across to end, sk next 2 dc, dc2tog across next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.———6 ( 7, 8) repeats + 4 sts

 

 

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in next st,  (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in beginning ch, turn. ————–6 ( 7, 8) repeats + 4 sts

 

 

For size 12 to 24 months, keep repeating Row 6 until the sleeve measures approximately 6.25″ from the armpit and continue to ‘CUFF PATTERN’ below. 

 

 

Continue Sleeves for size 2T

Row 7: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st), dc2tog across first st and next st, (2dc, ch2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, dc2tog across next dc and beginning ch, turn.——- 7 repeats + 2 sts

 

 

Row 8: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, sl st to next st, turn. ——— 7 repeats

 

 

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across to last one, (2 dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in last dc, turn.——–7 repeats

 

 

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across to last one, (2 dc, ch 2) in last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch, turn.——–7 repeats

 

 

Keep repeating Row 10 above until the sleeve measures 7″ from the armpit and jump to ‘CUFF PATTERN” below. 

 

 

Continue Sleeves for size 3T/4T

Row 7: Ch 2 ( does not count as a st), dc2tog across first st and next st, (2dc, ch2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, dc2tog across next dc and beginning ch, turn.——- 8 repeats + 2 sts

 

 

Row 8: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across, sk next 2 dc, sl st to next st, turn. ——— 8 repeats

 

 

Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across to last ch-2 space, 2 dc in last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, turn.——6 Repeats + 6 sts

 

 

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog across next 2 sts, (2dc, ch 2, sc) across each ch-2 sp across to end, sk next 2 dc, dc2tog across next 2 dc, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.——6 Repeats + 4 sts

 

 

Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc in next st,  (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in beginning ch, turn. ——6 Repeats + 4 sts

 

 

Keep repeating Row 11 above until the sleeve measures 8″ from the armpit and jump to ‘CUFF PATTERN” below.

 

 

CUFF PATTERN

Cuff  (12 to 24 months only)

Leveling Row: Switch to the smaller 4.5mm hook, ch 2 ( counts as a st), 1 hdc in next st, *(2 hdc in next ch-2 space, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * until 1 dc and beginning ch is left, sk next dc, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch, turn.—— 27 sts

Ribbing Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a st), *( 1 fphdc in next st, 1 bphdc in next), repeat from * to beginning ch,  1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.——–27 sts

Ribbing Row 2: Ch 2,  *(1 bphdc in next bphdc, 1 fphdc in next fphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, fasten off. ——–27 sts

Ribbing Row 3: Ch 2, *(1 fphdc in next fphdc, 1 bphdc in next bphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, fasten off. ——–27 sts

 

 

Cuff (2T only)

Leveling Row: Switch to the smaller 4.5mm hook, ch 1 (does not count as a st),  *(2 hdc in next ch-2 space, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * to last ch-2 space, 2 hdc in last ch-2 space,  1 hdc in next dc, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch, turn.——28 sts

 

 

Ribbing Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a st), *( 1 fphdc in next st, 1 bphdc in next), repeat from * to beginning ch,  1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.——–28 sts 

 

 

Ribbing Row 2: Ch 2,  *(1 fphdc in next fphdc, 1 bphdc in next bphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn. ——–28 sts

 

Repeat the above row 2 more times and fasten off.

 

 

Cuff (3/4T only)

Leveling Row: Switch to the smaller 4.5mm hook, ch 2 ( counts as a st), 1 hdc in next st, *(2 hdc in next ch-2 space, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * until 1 dc and beginning ch is left,  1 hdc in next dc, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch, turn.——28 sts

 

 

Ribbing Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a st), *( 1 fphdc in next st, 1 bphdc in next), repeat from * to beginning ch,  1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn.——–28 sts 

 

 

Ribbing Row 2: Ch 2,  *(1 fphdc in next fphdc, 1 bphdc in next bphdc), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch, turn. ——–28 sts

 

 

Repeat the above row 2 more times and fasten off.

 

 

SEAMING THE SIDES

Fold the sweater along the shoulder seam with the RS inside. Seam from the sleeve cuff to the bottom of the sweater using a whip stitch. Weave in all the tails left on the inside of the sweater now.

 

 

BOTTOM RIBBING

Round 1: With G (4.5mm) hook, work on the RS of the sweater, sl st to the side seam, ch 2, * (fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st), repeat from * to next side seam, 1 hdc in side seam, continue the sequence of alternate fpdc and bpdc to beginning ch2, sl st to beginning ch2, do not turn.

 

 

Round 2: Ch 2, fpdc in each fpdc and bpdc in each bpdc across to end, sl st to beginning ch2. Fasten off if you are making 0-3 months, 3 months, or 6-month sweaters.

 

 

For size 12 to 24 months, repeat the above round 1 more time and fasten off. For sizes 2T and 3/4T repeat the above row 2 more times and fasten off.

 

 

ADDING THE BUTTON AND BUTTON LOOP

First, sew the button onto the right side of the collar.

 

 

With G (4.5mm) hook, Ch 18 (19, 20) and fasten off. Loop it over the button and determine where you should attach the loop. Keeping the bumpy side of the chain facing up, pull the 2 yarn tails together through the same point on the left side of the collar, knot each tail separately a couple of times to the back of the collar, and weave in the remaining tails to secure.

 

 

FINISHING THE BABY CROCHET JUMPER

Weave in any tails left to finish your dapper baby jumper crochet pattern.

 

 

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Cathy Renfrew

Friday 8th of December 2023

I really love this pattern. I am working on the Crochet Baby Jumper pattern. I am very confused regarding the starting of the first shoulder. Is there a tutorial utube on how to do the first shoulder and the second shoulder? I think the confusing part is this area--This is Row 1(2, 2) ch-2 spaces, sk the next dc, 1 dc on top of next dc, leave the rest of the sts unworked and turn.———- 3 (3, 3) repeats +1 dc what is confusing part is the ( ) part in all of the rows of the first and second shoulder rows. Can you help me out please i am making this for my first Great Grandson.

Shehnaaz

Saturday 9th of December 2023

The numbers in brackets are the stitch counts for bigger sizes.