Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crocheted Baby Sun Top

Yarn: A - Bernat Baby Soft Yellow           B – Bernat Baby Soft Purple
Gauge: 15 sts x 8 rows in dc = 4” x 4”
Hook: G
size 3-6 months

Rows 1-4 are worked back and forth, turning at the end of each row.  This allows for a button to be placed in the back.  Rounds 5 on are worked in the round.  So at the end of row 5, you would join to the beginning of row 5 with a slip stitch.  

With color A: Ch 59

Row 1: dc in 8th chain from hook (button hole made), dc in next 7 ch, *3 dc in next chain (corner made), dc in next 8 ch, 3 dc in next ch (corner made),* dc in next 16 ch, repeat from * to * once, dc in next 8 ch, turn.

Row 2: ss in 1st and 2nd dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 3 dc in next dc,* dc in next 18 dc, repeat from * to * once, dc in next 9 dc, turn.

Rows 3-5: Continue as established, dc in each dc except 3 dc in each corner dc.

Join on 5th row.

Round 6: ch 3, dc in next 14 dc, ch 8, skip next 19 dc, dc in next 28 dc, ch 8, skip next 19 dc, dc in next 14 dc, join.

Round 7: ss in first 3 dc, ch 5, (tr in next dc, ch 1) twice, tr in same dc, ch 1 (tr in next dc, ch 1) twice, *dc7tog over next 7 dc, ch 1, (tr in next dc, ch 1) twice, repeat from * around ending with dc7tog over last 7 dc (including ss), join to 4th chain of 1st chain 5.

Round 8: ch 2 *(dc in next ch 1 sp and next tr) 5 times, dc in next tr, dc2tog inserting hook in next 2 ch sps (skipping top of group), repeat from * around, join to top of 1st ch.

Rounds 9-15: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 3 more times, then round 7 once more. Finish off.

Trim bottom:

Attach color B with a single crochet on top of a dc7tog, *(ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp) 5 times, ch 3, sc in top of next dc7tog, repeat from * around, end with ss in first sc. Finish off

Trim sleeves:

Attach color B with sc in side of row 6, ch 3, *skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, repeat from * across shoulder, end with sc in side of row 6 on other side.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Embroider flowers on front.

Ribbon detail: with color B, chain long enough to go from one side to other. Weave in and out of every two dc. Knot at each side and weave in ends.


  1. so cute!! Going to crochet it this week!

  2. What does dc7tog mean?

    1. dc7tog means "double crochet 7 together". Basically is it (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 7 times, yarn over draw through all loops.

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  4. Replies
    1. I don't think so; there is probably only one buttonhole needed for such a small top.

  5. Love this little top, but the "Join on 5th row." has me confused,
    Join what to where?
    There is another "join" in Round 6.
    I understand the first few rows create the neckline, but I gather the "joins" are to create a circle for the body, but am a bit confused as to how.

    1. Join the last dc to the 1st ch3.

  6. This is an easy beautiful little sweater. Thank you my grandbaby will wear it well.

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