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Simple and Soft Baby Pullover

Simple and Soft Baby Pullover
Simple and Soft Baby Pullover
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The Simple and Soft Baby Pullover is made with a soft and luxurious bulky chenille yarn. This cozy yarn is just right for baby's delicate skin. This easy knit sweater is the perfect quick knit for the next baby to enter your world. Plus, the turquoise color of this knitted sweater is perfect for both little boys and little girls. The finishing touch are the two adorable buttons on both sides of the neck opening. Your baby will look so adorable in this fun and functional free knitting pattern. Plus, this easy design makes a great gift for an expectant mother. Get started today on this beautiful quick knit.

NotesDirections are for size 12 months; changes for sizes 18 and 24 months are in parentheses.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge14 sts = 4” (10 cm); 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeChest: 22 (24, 26)” [56 (61, 66) cm], Length: 12 (13½, 16)” [30.5 (34.5, 40.5) cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Velvety™: 1 (2, 2) balls 9529 Aquarium
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5mm [US 10½]
  • Yarn needle, two ¾” (2 cm) buttons, sewing needle and matching thread


1. Sweater begins at back hem and is worked up and over the shoulders and down the front in one piece.
2. Buttons are sewn through both layers of fabric; there are no functional buttonholes.


Cast on 39 (42, 46) sts, and work in St st for 7 (8, 10)” [17.8 (20, 25) cm].


Cast on 25 (28, 35) sts at beginning of next 2 rows – 89 (98, 116) sts. Work evenly until Sleeve measures 5 (5½, 6)” [12.7 (14, 15) cm], ending with a purl row.

Neck Opening

Next 2 rows:
Row 1 (RS): K27 (31, 40), bind off center 35 (36, 36) sts, k27 (31, 40).
Row 2: P27 (31, 40), cast on 35 (36, 36) sts, p27 (31, 40) – 89 (98, 116) sts.


Work evenly until front measures 5 (5½, 6)” [12.7 (14, 15) cm].

End Sleeves

Bind off 25 (28, 35) sts at beginning of next 2 rows – 39 (42, 46) sts. Work evenly until Front measures 7 (8, 10)” [17.8 (20, 25) cm] from end of Sleeves.
Bind off.


Sew side and underarm seams.
Weave in ends.
With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to side neck openings 1½” (3.8 cm) from each side, working through both layers of fabric.

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right side
St st
Stockinette stitch
wrong side
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I am not sure which is cuter the baby model or the sweater, but this pullover would be simple and quick to knit I think and ideal for a little girl or little boy -- ideal given the number of friends having babies lately - another plus is that it looks easy to get on and off


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