This listing is for a PDF crochet pattern only (US terms) and not the finished item.
Supplies you will need:
Gigi is modeling the first version of this sweater I made. I used China Silk yarn from Hobby Lobby and after the photo shoot with her, drooling and doing typical baby stuff, I am no longer recommending the yarn. It's not colorfast and when Gigi was upset and started to cry a little the red bled onto the white fur and turned it pink. I'm still giving Gigi the sweater but I'm afraid it will only be for her to wear Christmas Eve.
So, I made a second sweater using Caron Simply Soft in Harvest Red and the sizing remained the same. The only difference is a little bit of drape that is missing. It's just a touch stiffer, but not by much. I think with more wear it will soften and be fine. And I know that Caron Simply Soft is colorfast and will not bleed onto the white fur.
You will need to find white fur. I bought a skein at Hobby Lobby and it was called Snuggle Up. I combined it with a white strand of Size 2 weight cotton so it would be easier to crochet with and I highly recommend you do the same. It gives the fur more structure.
I used a size H hook
2 skeins of Harvest Red Caron Simply Soft
A clasp (I picked one up at Hobby Lobby in the sewing section, picture at the end of the pattern)
Gauge = 4 HDC per 1 inch. Size of sweater is 9 months in US sizing.
If you have any questions while you are trying to complete your project, feel free to email me at daisyfarmcrafts[!at]gmail.com and I will do my best to help. For more crochet ideas, visit my website daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Makes a beautiful coat. I made it in soft blue with white fur for my great nieces baptism.