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Seamless Yellow Baby Sweater Dress. Free Knitting Pattern!

I'm a knitter, mother, sister, and friend who likes to write cute and simple knitting patterns for babies.

I love to knit but I prefer seamless knitting. It makes me more comfortable to knit. When I start to knit, I avoid seams as much as I can because it looks like a kind of challenge for me. Moreover, the idea of knitting in the round instead of seaming is a plus point of interesting. Perfect seaming techniques can make knitting staff looks no-seam but it is better to avoid for beginners.

This seamless yellow baby sweater dress is mostly used flat knitting and a little bit knitting in the round for short sleeves of the yellow part. I used 100% cotton yarn for this sweater dress and decorated with cables. I also added how-to knit cables videos for beginners' handy. Enjoy your knit and have fun!

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

Pattern Instructions

Skills needed:

Knit and Purl Stitches

Increases and Decreases

Cables and Lace Stitches

Size: 12 to 24 months

Finished Chest: 21 inches (54 cm)

Finished Length: 14.5 inches (37 cm)

Gauge: 20 sts x 31 rows = 4 in x 4 in (10 cm x 10 cm) in Stocking sts with US4 (3.5 mm) needle

Suggested Yarn: Category 4 Medium Worsted Weight

Yarn shown in pictures: 100% Cotton, Lily Sugar’n Cream, Yellow 150 yds and White 150 yds

Needles and notions:

US3/ UK10/ 3.25 mm needles (straight or circular)

US4/ UK9/ 3.5mm needles (straight or circular)

Set of US4/UK9/ 3.5mm double pointed needles

Stitch markers, Stitch holders or Waste yarns

Cable needle, Yarn needle and 5 small buttons

Abbreviations:

K = Knit, P = Purl, YO = Yarn Over

K2tog = Knit two together, P2tog = Purl two together

Pfb = Purl the front of a stitch, then purl the back of the same stitch

C4F = Put 2 stitches on your cable needle and hold in front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the two from your cable needle

C4B = Put 2 stitches on your cable needle and hold in back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the two from your cable needle

PM = place marker, SM = slip marker


Let's start.

By using US3/ UK10/ 3.25 mm needle, cast on 84 sts with Yellow.

Neckline (Garter sts)

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Row 4 (1st button hole row): Knit to last 4 sts., K1, YO, K2tog, K1.

Rows 5-8: Knit.

Divide body and sleeves with markers.

Change to US4/ UK9/ 3.5mm needles and white yarn.

Row 9 (Wrong Side): K4 (button band), P12 (left front), PM, P14 (left sleeve), PM, P24 (back), PM, P14 (right sleeve), PM, P12 (right front), K4 (button band).

Row 10 (Right Side): K4, P2, K4, P5, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, Pfb, SM, Pfb, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P5, K4, P2, K4. (92 sts)

Row 11: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts and slip markers to the last 4 sts, K4.

Row 12: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts and Pfb before and after markers to the last 4 sts, K4. Slip all markers.(100 sts)

Row 13: Repeat Row 11.

Row 14: K4, P2, C4F, *(purl all purl sts, Pfb before and after marker and slip marker, then purl all purl sts), C4F, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4F, P2, C4F, P2, C4B, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4F, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4B, P2, K4. (108 sts)

Row 15:Repeat Row 11.

Row 16:Repeat Row 12. (116 sts)

Row 17:Repeat Row 11.

Row 18:Repeat Row 12. (124 sts)

Row 19:Repeat Row 11.

Row 20 (2nd button hole row): Repeat Row 14 to last 4 st., end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (132 sts)

Repeat Row 15 to 20 to reach the stitches up to 212 sts OR Row 40 and except Row 36 (3rd button hole row).

For Row 36 (3rd button hole row): Repeat Row 14 to last 4 st., end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1.

Row 41:(WS) Repeat Row 11.

Separate body and sleeves with stitch holders.

Row 42:(RS) Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts for 31 sts, remove marker, place 47 sts on a holder, remove marker, knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts for 56 sts, remove marker, place 47 sts on a holder, remove marker, knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts for 31 sts. (118 sts will be on the needle.)

Body

Row 43: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts to the last 4 sts, K4.

Row 44: K4, P2, C4F, P38, C4F, P2, C4F, P2, C4B, P2, C4B, P38, C4B, P2, K4.

Rows 45 to 49: Repeat Row 43.

Row 50: Repeat Row 44.

Row 51: Repeat Row 43.

Row 52 (4th button hole row): K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts to the last 4 sts, end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1.

Rows 53 to 55: Repeat Row 43.

Waist Band

Change to Yellow Color.

Row 56 (RS): K4, P2, C4F, P2, K36, C4F, K2, C4F, K2, C4B, K2, C4B, K36, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 57 (WS): K6, P4, K to last 10 sts, end with P4, K6.

Row 58: K4, P2, K4, P2, K to last 12 sts, end with P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 59: Repeat Row 57.

Row 60: Repeat Row 58.

Row 61: Repeat Row 57.

Row 62 (RS): K4, P2, C4F, P2, K to last 12 sts, end with P2, C4B, P2, K4. (118 sts)

Skirt

Row 63: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1), repeat * 9 times, P7, Pfb, P6, K2, P4, K6. (119 sts)

Row 64: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P1), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 65: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, Kfb), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (130 sts)

Row 66: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P2), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 67: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K2), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 68 (5th button hole row): K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P2), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K1, YO, K2tog, K1.

Row 69: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, Kfb, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (141 sts)

Row 70: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P3), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 71: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K3), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 72: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P3), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 73: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1, Kfb, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (152 sts)

Row 74: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P4), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 75: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K4), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 76: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P4), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 77: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1, Kfb, K2), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (163 sts)

Row 78: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P5), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 79: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K5), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 80: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P5), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103: Repeat Row 79.

Row 82, 84, 88, 90, 102: Repeat Row 78.

Row 86 (RS): Repeat Row 80.

Row 92 (RS): K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P2tog, YO, P1, YO, P2tog), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 94 (RS): K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P2tog, YO, P1, YO, P2tog), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 96: Repeat Row 94.

Row 98: (RS) Repeat Row 92.

Row 100: Repeat Row 94.

Row 104: Bind off knit-wise on knit sts and purl-wise on purl sts.

Sleeves

Transfer 47 stitches from a holder onto three US4/ UK9/ 3.5mm double pointed needles. 15 sts onto 1st needle, 17 sts onto 2nd needle and 15 sts onto 3rd needle. For 1st and 3rd needles, pick up 1 more stitch each from underarm to avoid any gap. Tie yellow color yarn at the middle of underarm and work garter stitch 8 rows in the round and bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Securely sew 5 small buttons to avoid choking hazard.

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How-to Knit Tutorial Videos

These are how-to knit tutorial videos for the abbreviations & methods.

How to knit C4F

How to knit C4B

How to knit Pfb

How to knit K2tog

How to knit P2tog

How to knit YO

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© 2012 Christy Hills

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Sanny5147 on February 14, 2020:

Me again regarding Row 14. Why are the cables not all paired as F & B? The second repeat is for two c4f, followed by two c4b, not

matching a f and b. Also, how many repeats for each and total number of cables? I counted 10 on the picture, but at this point, I am not sure of anything. I am trying very hard to knit this for my great grand daughter, but after starting over 3 times, I am ready to give up if my issues are not addressed. Thank you.

Sanny5147 on December 19, 2019:

On Row 14, is it safe to assume that the knit sts. are knitted as knit sts. as instructed for the purls?

Sandhya on July 19, 2019:

Thanks a lot christi, it came out well for my grand daughter. I had also made the seamless reversible too which also came out very well. Ur instructions are very well written

Cilla on July 19, 2019:

I want to knit this yellow baby sweater dress for my granddaughter. Before starting any patterns, i usually read through the pattern. I don't know if I have missed something, but I cannot see what I do for rows 37, 38, 39 and 40.

Linda bakker on March 05, 2018:

great patterns especially the seamless one and the cowl neck scarf thankyou for sharing great patterns xx

Lesley Fields on January 07, 2017:

I don't know how many times I tried to do this pattern it keeps looking wrong. I had to rip it out. I wasted my day for 3 days. I give up doing it.

Christy Hills (author) on July 16, 2015:

Hi Chomphoo, you are absolutely right. It has an error when I count the times. In Row 63, the times should be 9. For Row 64, the times should be 10. Thanks for telling me. I already corrected in the instructions. Take a look.

Chomphoo on July 15, 2015:

Hello Chirsty,

I want to ask you about row 63 i think some thing not right. ( or i make a mistake )

Row 63: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, Pfb, P6, K2, P4, K6. (119 sts)

if i count all stitches will be 127 sts.

and for the next row is,

Row 64: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P1), repeat * 11 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Please explain to me. Thank you

Roh elfouad , Algérie . on June 11, 2015:

Tous les modeles sont vraiment magnifiques , merci beaucoup de partager votre modeles , je suis en attente des autres modeles pour une fille de 10 ans svp .

jjhende on June 07, 2015:

Thank you for this pattern. I just completed for a friend's baby girl. I added a ruffled hat to match. So adorable.

Neha dixit on March 15, 2015:

Very nice thank u so muchhhhh

Christy Hills (author) on October 14, 2014:

Hi Carters, If your gauge is 5 sts per inches, US size 5 or 6 is OK for the pattern.

Caters on October 12, 2014:

I have knitted with size 3 and 4 needles using worsted weight yarn and it ends up really tight despite the thick yarn because of small needles. Because of this the minimum size I ever use for worsted weight it size 5.

My gauge for US 5-8(maybe up to 9 or 10) is 5 sts per inch.

Given this will the dress still be 12-24 months if I use size 5 needles or size 6?

Christy Hills (author) on September 14, 2014:

Hi Tammey, Thanks

Tammey on September 14, 2014:

Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

Christy Hills (author) on December 03, 2013:

Hi pradnya, You are right. Just purl on the wrong side. Pfb is for incresing 1 st. No need to increase again on the wrong side.

pradnya on December 03, 2013:

Hi Christy.. thanks for posting this pattern. .quick question. .could you please explain how to knit the pfb stiches on wrong side?..do you just purl those on the wrong side too..for rows like 11, 13 etc. Thanks for your guidance on this

pegboggs@gmail.com on November 07, 2013:

I love the little white & yellow dress but I am having a problem. When I add stitches the neat side ends up on the WS of the dress and also where it should be smooth knitted side it is WS again. I have done a lot of knitting but this one has me flabbergasted. I have done it 8 times and it always turns out the same and I rip it out again. Please HELP!!!!

Corina on April 17, 2013:

thank you. I was waiting for your reply. Now I can continue. Just to know I put the question also on Ravelry.

Your videos are very useful. Please continue adding others.

Christy Hills (author) on April 17, 2013:

Hi Corina, Thanks for asking. Up to Row 36 are right, Row 37=Row19, Row 38=Row20, Row39=Row15, Row 40=Row16. Every 6 row, you have to make cables. Enjoy.

Corina on April 17, 2013:

Hi, a question. You said repeat from row 15 to 20, but the math is not good. So the following is happening.

R 21 = R15

R 22 = R16

R 23 = R17

R 24 = R18

R 25 = R19

R 26 = R20, without the ending

R 27 = R15

R 28 = R16

R 29 = R17

R 30 = R18

R 31 = R19

R 32 = R20, without the ending

R 33 = R15

R 34 = R16

R 35 = R17

R 36 = you described the row 36

R 37 = R18?

R 38 = R19?

R 39 = R20?

R 40 = R15?

Thank you

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