Striped Boatneck Sweater

FREE Crochet Pattern for American Girl and 18″ Dolls.

What you will need:

  • Worsted Yarn
    1. Blue-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 1 skein in Winter Night
    2. White-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 1 skein in White
  • E (3.5 mm) hook
  • Sew on snaps
  • White sewing thread and needle
  • Yarn Needle
  • Row Counter
  • Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations:

  • Ch-chain
  • St-stitch
  • Sc-single crochet
  • Hdc-half double crochet
  • Hdc2tog-half double crochet two together
  • Fpdc-front post double crochet
  • Bpdc-back post double crochet

Gauge: 24 sc over 28 rows=4″ square

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Directions:

With E hook and white, ch 69.

Row 1. Sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (68 sc)

Row 2. Sc in the next 10 sts, inc, sc in the next 12 sts, inc, sc in the next 20 sts, inc, sc in the next 12 sts inc, sc in the next 10 sts, change to blue. Ch 1, turn. (72 sc)

Row 3. Sc in the next 10 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 12 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 20 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 12 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 10 sts. Ch 1, turn. (80 sc)

Row 4. Sc in the next 11 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 14 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 22 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 14 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 11 sts. Ch 1, turn. (88 sc)

Row 5. Sc in the next 12 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 16 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 24 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 16 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (96 sc)

Row 6. Sc in the next 13 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 18 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 26 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 18 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 13 sts. Ch 1, turn. (104 sc)

Row 7. Sc in the next 14 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 20 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 28 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 20 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 14 sts, change to white. Ch 1, turn. (112 sc)

Row 8. Sc in the next 15 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 22 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 30 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 22 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 15 sts. Ch 1, turn. (120 sc)

Row 9. Sc in the next 16 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 24 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 32 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 24 sts, inc, inc, sc in the next 16 sts. Ch 1, turn. (128 sc)

Row 10. Sc in the next 18 sts, ch 2, skip the next 28 sts (for the sleeve), sc in the next 36 sts, ch 2, skip the next 28 sts, sc in the next 18 sts. Ch 1, turn. (72 sts, 4 ch)

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Row 11. Sc in the next 18 sts, sc through the back loop of the next 2 ch, sc in the next 36 sts, sc through the back loop of the next 2 ch, sc in the next 18 sts. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 12. Sc in each st across, change to blue. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 13-16. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 17. Sc in each st across, change to white. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 18-21. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

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Row 22. Sc in each st across, change to blue. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 23-26. sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 27. Sc in each st across, change to white. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 28. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (76 sc)

Row 29. Sc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (76 sc)

Row 30. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (76 hdc)

Row 31. *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * across ending with a fpdc. (75 sts)

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Sleeves

With E hook and white, create a slip knot and pick up the leftmost ch under the right sleeve.

Row 1. Sc in the first ch, sc in the next 28 sts, sc in the last ch. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 2. sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 3. Sc in each st across, change to blue. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 4-7. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Row 8. Sc in each st across, change to white. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

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Row 9. Sc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (30 sc)

Row 10. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (30 hdc)

Row 11. *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * across ending with a fpdc. (29 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Repeat instructions for the left sleeve.

Turn sleeves inside out and whipstitch the seam together, changing colors as needed. Weave in ends.

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Neckline

With E hook and white, create a slip knot and pick up the first ch at the neckline with a sl st. Ch 2.

Row 1. Hdc in the same ch as sl st, hdc in the next ch, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 2 ch, hdc2tog. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn. (51 sts)

Row 2. *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * across ending with a fpdc. (50 sts)

Back Opening

Work a sc border, changing colors as needed, along the 2 back opening edges of the sweater.

Weave in ends.

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Finishing

Sew the snap closures along the back opening edges. I sewed one at the top of each white stripe for a total of four snap closures.

*Shorts by Silly Monkey Doll Stuff

*Shoes by Springfield Boutique

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