Bean Stitch Baby Sweater

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This gender-neutral cardigan is perfect for a baby 3-9 months with loads of texture and simple striping. The body is made using the bean stitch (stitch instructions included) for plenty of stretch, while keeping the sweater cozy and the arms are half-double crochet for clean, even stripes. The sweater is created in one piece and seamed down the sides. The pattern includes photos and diagrams to help you along the way. This fast, cozy pattern makes a great baby shower gift – pair it with the matching elephant hat for a cute set!

Gauge for Bean Stitch: 8 bean stitches across for 14 rows = 4”x4” square
Gauge for Half Double Crochet: 16hdc across for 12 rows = 4”x4” square

Sport Weight Yarn
Recommended: Machine-Washable,
Tumble-Dryable, Plant or Synthetic
Used: Knit Picks Shine Sport
Color A: Sailor (250-300m)
Color B: Pistachio (50-100m)
Size 6-G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
4 Buttons (about 15 mm in diameter)
Thread (Color A) and Needle
Blocking tools of your choice (pins, spray bottle, steamer, water, etc…)

Stitches /Abbreviations:
ch – chain
bs – bean stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
yo – yarn over
sk – skip
sl – slip
st – stitch
sp – space

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