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July 10, 2012
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I would say yes Stacylee!  I’m no expert at sweaters, but that is something that is often recommended for other items.  I’d give it a start and see how it looks.  I like the bulky yarn too, though I’ve never used really ‘giant’ yarn.

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July 10, 2012
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StacyLee: First, decide what you want the finished size of the toddler sweater to be width/length. Then, make several (4 in x 4 in) swatches with your preferred yarn, and a variety of hooks. See which hook size provides a gauge that will produce the toddler size.

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July 16, 2012
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I did it. I was too impatient (which is one of my crocheting downfalls) to do the swatch testing, so I just started making the sweater by the same pattern and the size seemed perfect! I will still have to figure out how to modify the number of stitches though, because now my 15 year old daughter want’s one! I’ll put up a picture to show you what I did after work. The original pattern is for a 0-3 month size(it’s tiny), and the same pattern, but with super bulky yarn and a 9mm hook at about a 3T size, 2T-3T. I just love this sweater pattern so much, it makes so much sense and is SO EASY. I have to learn how to do it in every size.

 

http://bellabambinaknits.blogspot.com/2008/03/cardigan-for-babies.html

July 16, 2012
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Great! sometimes jumping in is the best way to ‘get er done’. Personally I have that same impatient gene…sometimes you just have to start, do a few rows and guess whether it’s worth continuing. Good for you.

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July 31, 2012
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Have you guys seen the crocheted tree cozy that Carol Hummel did in Ohio? I am blown away by other people’s imagination sometimes!!

July 31, 2012
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We saw some of these in Dallas while we were Stateside. A few in the Bishop Arts District and some at the Lakewood branch library. One of the many things about which we said, “wonder what our African friends would think about this”. Can you imagine? “Oh, yes, in America they crochet sweaters for the trees…”

I (sorta) have a farm in Africa.

August 8, 2012
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These are the little sweaters I did.  The small one is the original pattern for a newborn, http://bellabambinaknits.blogspot.com/2008/03/cardigan-for-babies.html , and the bigger one is the same pattern, but with a 9mm hook and Lionbrand Hometown USA super bulky yarn in Azalea. It turned out to be a 2T-3T size which was exactly what I needed! I am working on modifying it now to be a size 5-6 for my neice and since I can’t use any bigger yarn I am adding 6 stitches to the original chain and using the big yarn and 9 mm hook again. It seems to be right so far, I need her to try it on to be sure.  I can’t wait to figure out how to make one for myself after all the little people are taken care of! Thanks for the support bonita and BuckeyeGirl! This is the best, easiest sweater pattern I have found (and I look alot), so if you need one or want to do one for charity, go to this website and download the pattern for free!

August 8, 2012
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Stacylee, those sweaters are beautiful!  I think I want to make one for my grandson, the 2T would be perfect.  How many skeins of yarn, the Lionbrand Hometown Superbulky, did you use?

Is 9mm hook a G or H ?  Mine are so worn that I can’t read them other than the initial!

What size buttons?             Thanks :)

August 9, 2012
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blanket-014.jpgImage Enlargerblanket-008.jpgImage EnlargerMissPat, thank you! I also made a little boy one the same size out of the midnight blue of the same yarn (I can’t remember the real color name), and it is very handsome! My hook says it’s a N, made by Boye. And I bought 5 skeins of yarn and had enough leftover to make a little monster hat. I don’t know button sizes, but in the pattern you SC ch3 SC to make the button holes, so I took it with me to the store to make sure the buttons I picked out fit in the holes. I found the monster hat pattern here, I think it’s funny.  http://www.theboytrifecta.com/2011/10/crochet-monster-hat-pattern.html

August 9, 2012
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Thanks!  I have an N hook, yahooo!!  I went to the Lion Brand site last evening and I think that’s the same color yarn I put in my shopping cart!  Glad to know how many though :)  I like the collar idea, I can make him a few sweaters that look totally different. The hat is adorable and goes perfectly!sun

August 27, 2012
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blanket-005.jpgImage Enlargerop.jpgImage EnlargerJust to show how much fun I have been having lately…washcloths based off of Suzanne’s ruffled pattern, and the cutest tutu ever. Seriously, if I could make tutu’s all day long how fun would my life be?!?! All different colors and sparkly tulle, it makes me happy!

August 27, 2012
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Tutu is too, too cute!

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August 27, 2012
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That tutu is precious! I WISH I had a granddaughter, but so far 2 grandsons.  Where did you find that pattern?  I might want to file it away for future reference !happy-flower

August 28, 2012
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http://bellabambinaknits.blogspot.com/

 

It’s the onsie from this website, and I had some really soft white tulle, so I cut it into strips and tied it all around a row of stitches. It was fun to make!

September 6, 2012
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MissPat said
Stacylee, those sweaters are beautiful!  I think I want to make one for my grandson, the 2T would be perfect.  How many skeins of yarn, the Lionbrand Hometown Superbulky, did you use?

Is 9mm hook a G or H ?  Mine are so worn that I can’t read them other than the initial!

What size buttons?             Thanks :)

MissPat, by the way, they were 1″ buttons, but I could have used some a bit bigger because the holes stretch so much.

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