Friday, July 29, 2011

Karen's X Stitch Sweater Set Pattern

Here is my pattern for using the X stitch in a baby sweater. If you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Size: Newborn
Yarn: Premier Yarn Big Ball or Lions Brand Pound of Love
Hook: G
Beginning at neck line, ch 54.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (53 sc)

Row 2: Skip first sc, 2 dc in next st, * sk 1 st, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in last st, ch 2 turn. (26 v-st’s)

Row 3: * Dc, ch 1, dc between 2 dc of previous row, repeat from * across, ending with dc in ch 2 space at end of row. Ch 2 turn. (26 v-st’s with ch 1)

Row 4: *3 dc in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across, ending with dc in ch 2 space at end of row. Ch 2, turn. (26 groups of 3 dc’s)

Row 5: *2 dc between first and second dc of previous row of 3 dc, 2 dc between second and third dc of same group, repeat from * across, ending with dc in ch 2 sp at end of row. Ch 2 turn.

Row 6: Skip 2 sts, *2 dc in 2nd dc of previous row, 2 dc in 3rd dc of previous row, skip 2 sts; repeat from * across, ending with dc in ch 2 space at end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: (arm section) Skip 2 sts, (2 dc in each of next 2 sts, skip 2 sts) 4 times, ch 4, skip 5 groups of twin sts from previous row, skip 1 st, (2 dc in each of next 2 sts, sk 2 sts) 8 times, ch 4, skip 5 groups of twin sts from previous row, skip 1 st, (2 dc in each of next 2 sts, skip 2 sts) to end of row, ending with dc in ch 2 space at end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8: Dc in each stitch across including the chain 4's. Dc in the ch 2 space at end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Skip 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st, *skip 1 st, dc in skipped st.* Repeat from * across. Skip last st at end of row, dc in the ch 2 space, ch 2 and turn.
Row 10: Skip 2 sts and dc in next st, dc in 2nd skipped st, (the one next to your 1st dc you just made), continue making your x stitches across (dc in next st, dc in skipped st) ending with a dc in your chain 2. Ch 2 and turn.
Rows 11 -17: Repeat row 10.
At the ned of row 17, do not end off but continue with edging. Ch 1 and turn, sc in each stitch across bottom, putting 2 or 3 sc int he corner, turn and place 2 sc in each end of row up side front of sweater, again putting 2 or 3 sc in the corner, place one sc in each st across neckline, adding 2 or 3 sc in the corner, turn and place 2 sc in each end of row down side front of sweater, join to beginning sc and end off.
Row 1: Attach yarn in the middle under arm, ch 3, evenly space 33 dc around, sl st i top of chain 3.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip 1 dc, *dc in next st, dc in skipped st*, repeat from * around, sl st in top of first ch 2.
Rows 3 - 8: Repeat row 2.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 stitches together, *sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts together*. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in top of 1st sc.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, sc next 2 stitches together, *sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in top of 1st sc.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in same st and continue sc in every stitch around. Finish off and tie in any loose ends.
Repeat for 2nd sleeve.
Tie: Chain 135 sts. Weave chain through row 2 of sweater.
NOTE: I have also done this sweater simply doing dc's in every st and every row on the sleeves, sc decreasing on rows 9 and 10 and sc around on row 11.
Row 1: Ch 4, slip st together., ch 2, 16 dc in center of ring( ch 2 dose not count as 1st dc.) Join to first dc.(16 dc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 2d c in same st as ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to 1st dc, ch 2 turn. (32 dc)
Row 3: Dc in same st of ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * Repeat from * around. sl st to first dc. (48 dc) Ch 2.
Row 4: Ch 2, sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (same st as ch 2) *skip one st, dc in skipped st* Repeat from * around. Sl st to top of ch 2.
Rows 5 - 9: Ch 2, sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st, *skip one st, dc in skipped st.* Repeat from * around. Sl st to top of ch 2.
Rows 10 - 11: Ch 1 and sc in top of your ch 2. Sc around. Finish off and tie in any loose ends.


  1. Love this sweater Karen Thanks!

  2. The only spot I found a little bit confusing was:

    Row 9 said at the beginning to >> sk 1 st, dc in next << Row 10 then says >> sk 2 st and dc in next<<

    So the problem is that your X stitch rows will offset. So if you count the ch 2 and the stitch it rises above as you first stitch, don't count that and then sk 1 for both Rows 9&10. OR after you chain 2 start counting the first stitch and sk 2 for both Rows 9&10.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I finished my little sweater yesterday, I'm so happy with how it turned out, truly lovely! :) Thanks again!

  4. Hallo Karen, thank you so much for this pattern! I will want to do it for charity! Dani

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  6. Do you have this pattern in any other sizes. I would love to make one for my granddaughter she's wearing almost 24 months

  7. Do you have patterns for your other sweaters?

  8. Lovely pattern great size wise thanks so much making a babies set for my daughter.

  9. Thank you for sharing your pretty sweater pattern.

  10. I'm having a hard time understanding row 7 (starting the sleeve). By my count there would need to be 90+ stitches. Clearly I'm wrong. Clarification please?

  11. Thank you for this pattern. I am fairy new to Crochet and love it. I made mine with a bulky yarn and 6mm hook and it made a size 26" chest. I have a question. How do I enlarge this for an adult? I am worried about the depth of the sleeves. Thank you again. Betty

  12. This pattern is coming out HUGE for me. I’m using an H hook with worsted yarn. Anyone else have this issue? I’m on row 4 and it looks like the yoke for a toddler sweater.

  13. karen I can not understand row 7 of x stitch baby sweater. For 2 days I have tried to do row 7 and ripped it out over and over again. Please help. Evelyn

  14. I love this sweater, make it all the time. My problem is the newborn size is small for my newborn neice. How can I make it larger? change the hook size???

  15. Making another! I have made several over the past few years. I would love to be able to make in larger sizes. Beautiful, quick sweater! Thank you for your work.

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