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Seed Stitch Baby Set

Your baby will shine in the Seed Stitch Baby Set. This darling knit cardigan pattern and matching baby hat pattern feature a gorgeous star lace motif around the yoke and crown of the set. Learning how to knit a hat and cardigan set like this give you perfect DIY gifts for baby showers any expecting mommy will love. This classic seed stitch pattern will give your finished projects a classic and timeless look you'll still love looking at in your keepsake box long after your baby grows out of it.
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Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft Baby Steps®: 2 (2, 2, 3) balls 9505 Aqua
  • Knitting Needles: 5mm [8 US] circular needle, 24” (60 cm) long
  • Yarn needle
  • stitch marker
  • 3 stitch holders (2 medium-length and one large), 7 (8, 8, 9) buttons

 


Gauge: 17 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Seed st.

 

Notes

  1. Cardigan is worked in one piece from neck down to underarms. Piece is then divided for fronts, back, and sleeves.
  2. Body is worked from underarm down to lower edge. Sleeves are worked from underarm down to cuff, then seamed.
  3. Markers are used to separate front band stitches from Star Lace pattern. If desired, markers can be placed between repeats of the Star Lace pattern. Count stitches to ensure that there are the same number of stitches between markers.
  4. Hat is worked from top of hat down to lower edge.
  5. Star Lace pattern can be worked by reading chart or following written instructions. Read right side rows of chart from right to left, and wrong side rows from left to right. Repeat the pattern as many times as needed across each row.
     

Cardigan directions are for size 3 months. Changes for sizes 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months are in parentheses.

Hat directions are for size 3–6 months. Changes for size 12–18 months are in parentheses.


Measurements:

Finished Chest: 20½ (22½, 24½, 26½)” (52 (57, 62, 67.5) cm), buttoned

Finished Hat Circumference: 15 (18)” (38 (45.5) cm), slightly stretched


Special Stitches

sk2p = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, k2tog, lift slipped st over the k2tog st and off needle.

ssk = Slip next two stitches, one at a time, as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.

 

Pattern Stitches

 

Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)

Row 1 (right side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat these 2 rows for Seed st.

 

Star Lace Pattern (begins over 4 sts and increases to 12 sts)

Row 1 (right side): P1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1.

Row 2: P5, k1.

Row 3: P1, k5.

Row 4: P5, k1.

Row 5: P1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2.

Row 6: P7, k1.

Row 7: P1, k7.

Row 8: P7, k1.

Row 9: P1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3.

Row 10: P9, k1.

Row 11: P1, k9.

Row 12: P9, k1.

Row 13: P1, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4.

Row 14: P11, k1.

Row 15: P1, k11.

Row 16: P11, k1.

Row 17: K1, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo.

Row 18: P11, k1.

Row 19: K1, p1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p1.

Row 20: P1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1.

Row 21: K1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, p1.

Row 22: P1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1.

Row 23: [K1, p1] twice, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, k1, p1.

Row 24: [P1, k1] twice, p3, [k1, p1] twice, k1.

Row 25: [K1, p1] twice, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, [k1, p1] twice.

Row 26: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

Star Lace Pattern Chart


Cardigan Chart

CARDIGAN

Cast on 55 (59, 63, 67) sts. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.

Rows 1 and 2: Knit.

Row 3 (buttonhole row – wrong side): K1, k2tog, yo (buttonhole made), knit to end of row.

Rows 4 and 5: Knit.

Row 6: K3, *p1, k3; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 7: K4 (for front band), *p3, k1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3 (for front band).

 

Begin Star Lace Pattern

Row 1 (right side): K3, place marker, work

Row 1 of chart over next 48 (52, 56, 60) sts, place marker, p1, k3.

Row 2: Knit to marker, slip marker, work next row of chart to next maker, slip marker, knit to end of row.

Row 3: Knit to marker, slip marker, work next row of chart to next marker, slip marker, p1, k3.

Rows 4–7: Repeat last 2 rows 2 times.

Row 8 (buttonhole row – wrong side): K1, k2tog, yo, k1, slip marker, work next row of Star Lace pattern to next marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 10–19: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 five times.

Row 20 (buttonhole row): Repeat Row 8.

Rows 21–26: Repeat Rows 9 and 10 three times—151 (163, 175, 187) sts. Star Lace pattern should now be complete.

Beginning with a right side row, work in Seed st, maintaining front bands, until yoke measures 5½ (6, 6½, 7)” (14 (15, 16.5, 18) cm), and AT THE SAME TIME continue to work a buttonhole at the beginning of every 12th row as established, end with a wrong side row.

Divide for Fronts, Back, and Sleeves

Dividing Row (right side): K3, p1, work in Seed st over next 20 (22, 24, 26) sts, slip these 24 (26, 28, 30) sts to a holder (for left front); work in Seed st over next 30 (32, 34, 36) sts (for left sleeve); slip remaining 97 (105, 113, 121) sts to large holder (for back, right sleeve, and right front).

 

LEFT SLEEVE

Work over 30 (32, 34, 36) left sleeve sts only.

Work in Seed st as established for 7 rows.

Decrease Row (right side): K1, k2tog, work in Seed st as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—28 (30, 32, 34) sts.

Repeat last 8 rows 2 (2, 3, 3) more times—24 (26, 26, 28) sts remain.

Work even in Seed st as established until sleeve measures 5 (5½, 6, 6½)” (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm), end with a wrong side row.

Knit 5 rows.

On wrong side, Bind off loosely as if to knit.

 

RIGHT SLEEVE

With right side facing, work in Seed st as established over first 43 (47, 51, 55) sts from large holder, slip these sts to another holder (for back), work in Seed st as established over next 30 (32, 34, 36) sts from large holder (for right sleeve).

Work over 30 (32, 34, 36) right sleeve sts only in same manner as for left sleeve.

 

BODY

With right side facing, work across next 24 (26, 28, 30) sts on larger holder as follows:

work in Seed st as established over next 20 (22, 24, 26) sts, p1, k3 (for right front).

Next Row (wrong side): K4, work in Seed st as established over right front sts, continue in Seed st over 43 (47, 51, 55) back sts from holder, continue in Seed st over first 20 (22, 24, 26) left front sts from holder, knit last 4 sts from holder—91 (99, 107, 115) sts.

Continue in pattern as established, maintaining front bands, and working a buttonhole at beginning of every 12th row until a total of 7 (8, 8, 9) buttonholes have been made, end with a wrong side row.

Knit 5 rows.

On wrong side, Bind off loosely as if to knit.

 

FINISHING CARDIGAN

Sew sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in end.
 

 

HAT

Cast on 6 (7) sts.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit.

Row 2: K1, *yo, k1; repeat from * to end of row—11 (13) sts.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2—21 (25) sts.

Row 5: K1, *p3, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

 

Begin Star Lace Pattern

Row 1: Work Row 1 of Star Lace pattern to last st, p1—31 (37) sts.

Row 2: K1, work next row of Star Lace pattern to end of row.

Row 3: Work next row of Star Lace pattern to last st, p1. Repeat last 2 rows until all rows of Star Lace pattern have been worked—61 (73) sts.
Beginning with a right side row, work in Seed st for 1 (2)” (2.5 (5) cm), end with a wrong side row.

Knit 5 rows.

On wrong side, bind off loosely as if to knit.

 

FINISHING HAT

Sew side edges together for back seam, gathering top stitches. Weave in ends.

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Just a suggestion - when there is an increase or decrease in a row it would really help to know how many stitches there should be when finished that row.

This is my first time knitting something like this set. Has anyone completed the hat? Having trouble getting the right of stitches where the pattern begins star lace pattern. Pattern says 31 stitches but I only end up with 30. Has anyone else completed this? Thanks

I have just started this sweater and I'm confused by the star lace pattern. For rows 4-7, it says to repeat last 2 rows 2 times, but in the actual pattern, rows 4-7 are different. Also same thing happens further down in instructions. Please help. Thank you

Can this be knit on straight needles?

I have made this sweater a couple of times now and it always comes out great. You won't believe how quickly they knit up. Make it a little big so baby can wear it longer, the new mommy will thank you!

I love this little sweater! Even my great-grans are "too old" for this so I make them for charity.

This little sweater is so pretty. I love the design of the yoke and am thinking of knitting the sweater in two different colors. A pretty lavender or sunny yellow for the yoke and a soft green for the body. It will look like a lovely flower.

This pattern is being sold on ebay....please check it out..I have reported it. http//www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Lace-Motif-Crown == -Yoke-Baby-Cardigan-Hat-Set-Aran-Knitting-Pattern- == /371274879803?hash=item5671b5133bgI-wAAOSwstxU-FnL

I was so glad to find the written instructions for the lace section of this sweater. I tried to follow the charted directions from another site, knew I hadn't done it right so ripped everything apart and as I was looking for an alternate pattern, came across this one! I am using a dk weight yarn and smaller needles than called for in the pattern but it will be fine as I want this sweater for a baby who will be 6-8 weeks at Christmas time. I am only doing one button at the neck. Easier to get on and off, and easier to keep up with the pattern. Photo shows progress so far--just about ready to divide for sides and sleeves.

Lovely design but be careful with the buttonhole on row8 star pattern or you'll have to frog it like me -)

Five stars

I am just starting this sweater. The first buttonhole is on Row 3 (wrong side) but the second buttonhole is indicated for Row 8 which is the right side and the opposite side to Row 3. Can you help me with this? I so badly want to make this sweater but now I have to rip out two rows and don't know which rows to put the buttonholes on. Thank you!

I made this set a few weeks ago for a friends little one..it turned out ADORABLE! The only problem is, now I have "orders" for several more who have seen it and want one. :-) It worked up quickly and is a sweet as it shows. :-)

I am having trouble with this pattern. I am at Row 17 of the Star Lace Pattern .... maybe it is too near bedtime but there seems to be yo in rows 17, 19 & 21 which would suggest 'holes' which shouldn't be there. Can anyone throw some light on this for me please. Have you knitted it successfully?

Did you ever finish sweater? I found same problem but when I enlarged picture of sweater, I could see wholes on it at these rows. I think it needs to be knit pretty tightly over here. What did you do?

Thanks for sharing this pattern. I have seen it being sold in a catalogue as a kit but with all the yarn that I have stashed away I will be able to knit it. Thanks again.

This is the most beautiful pattern I have ever seen. I want to make it, but don't have any little ones at the present time. Would frame and hang on my wall.

Why not take a pic of your completed set, frame it, then donate the set to charity?

i don't have any little ones either -- have made several for our church crib ministry. It is really a fun pattern and pretty easy.

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