Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Hexagon Sweater Revisited

I have finally written my notes up for my version of the Hexagon Sweater.
Sue's Hexagon Baby Sweater

Materials: sport weight yarn
(I used Lion Brand Baby Soft) and an F hook



Ch 6, join yarn with a sl st to form a ring.



Round 1: Ch 3 (count as 1st dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 2, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * 4 times, ch 1, hdc into top of beg ch 3 (6 sets of 3 dc).



Round 2: ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space, repeat from * 4 times, dc in each dc, 2dc in ch 2 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of ch 3.



Rounds 3 - 12: Repeat round 2

At the end of round 2 fasten off. Make a second hexagon leaving abut a yard of yarn for use in stitching.

Sew the 2 hexagons together along one side and then fold the "wrinkled bathmat" to us an Elizabeth Zimmermann phrase into a sweater. The seam you just sewed is the center back. The tops of the sleeves will be open. Refer to the link of the original for pictures.

Sew the top of sleeve seams from the cuff edge to 3 1/2 inches from each front edge.

Collar
Join yarn with a sl st at the front neck edge, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to shoulder seam, *dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, rep from * to next shoulder seam, dc in each st to neck edge, 2 dc in top of turning ch.

Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st across, 2 dc in last st.

Rows 3 - 5: Repeat row 2

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Cuffs
Join yarn with sl st at the underarm edge (directly below the shoulder when the sleeve is folded flat). Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, * dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, repeat around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Repeat round 1

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg ch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Edging
join yarn with sl st at neck edge, just below collar. Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st (button loop made), sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * 3 times, sc in last dc, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch loop, dc in each st all the way around the bottom edge to other front corner, 5 dc in corner ch loop, dc in each st up front (for button band) to neck edge, ch 1, turn, sc in each st down front and across back ending at bottom front corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew buttons on button band opposite button loops.

I hope that this is clear and easy to follow. If anyone finds any mistakes, please let me know. Thank you.

59 comments:

Alex said...

This is adorable!!!! I can hardly wait to make some. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

Tina said...

Wow that is really cute! I will have to give that one a try. Great work. :)

Lisa said...

Very VERY cute. I'll have to get some special yarn to try that.

Shelley said...

Love this cardigan! I can't wait to start. The link to the original is dead, so you might want to either remove the link, or fix it.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Just thought you may like to see what I have done with your pattern.
http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2009/01/amazing-how-this-crochet-design-really.html

loopy1 said...

This is too adorable for words. I can't wait to try it out. But first wanted to know about the sizing.

Beverooni said...

I made this jacket yesterday for my great-niece for Easter. I absolutely LOVE it. I have made the other pattern -- with holes -- several times and this is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing it with us.

EmmaLemmon said...

Cozy's Corner: I made this hexagon sweater using large hook and worsted wt yarn. You can see the results on Ravelry. I am emmalemmon47 and I am new to Ravelry so have no idea how to tell you to see it because I have it on my projects. Your sweater was so adorable and my grandkids are older. Please take the info from my projects and add to yours as it is all your work except for the color change, the hook size and the yarn size. Thank you so much for that pattern Iloved making it and will do it again soon. Linda G, emmalemmon47

Rachel M said...

love this, thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

My first visit. NIce stuff! I found you through Sarah London's blog, impressed by this baby hexagon jacket. Great pattern! I have a few friends with newborns. Will absolutely give it a try and give away as gifts to the new arrivals. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

Annette said...

VOILA! I have made my first hexagon cardigan. Thanks for sharing your pattern. Now I will start on a new one.

ManfaMae said...

I love this! I wish I'd seen this pattern when I had babies to crochet for. Do you know if there's any way to adjust the pattern to make it into an adult pattern? Make the hexagon bigger and/or use a bigger hook?

Thanks for sharing!

Fru. Ekelund said...

It looks so cute. What size is it ??

Thank you for sharing the pattern!!

Cozy's Corner said...

It works up to about 3-6 months.

Annette said...

Hi again. I shared my hexagon cardigan linking on to your pattern on my blog and I have recieved a lot of nice comments on it. Your pattern was even published on Monsterarkivet.
Also I have a few requests on translating your pattern to Swedish for my Swedish readers. Would that be okay for you? It is after all your pattern and I will of course link on to your blog again.

Thanks again for sharing.
Annette
My Rosevalley

Cozy's Corner said...

Thank you for asking. Of course you may translate and share my pattern as long as you include the original link. I am glad that you like the pattern and enjoy making it.

sue niven said...

very cute!

Cherry said...

Just wondering what size this would fit? New Born? 6 months?

It's an excellent pattern!

Cozy's Corner said...

Thank you so much! It works out to be about 3-6 months, depending on the baby.

ramya said...

hi
great pattern. jus started today,my hex is turning out all ruffly not flat after 3 rounds!! what am i doing wrong?

pls advise
thks
ramya

Cozy's Corner said...

The hexagon will be "ruffly" until you fold it to create the sweater. Each hexagon folds into an "L" shape. Then you sew the 2 pieces together.

Sonja♥ said...

C'est trop mignon!!! et celui publié sur GM aussi:)

Cozy's Corner said...

Merci beaucoup!

Miss Butterfly said...

I just posted a sweater made with your pattern on my blog today ...

I had loads of request for a French translation ...Just wanted to know if it was ok with you to do so...Of course I will include a link to your pattern ...

Cozy's Corner said...

Of course you may translate my pattern into French (my personal heritage)as long as you post the link back to my blog. Thank you for asking.

marchesa said...

hi. i love this pattern, but i'm having trouble finding the link to which you refer to for step-by-step pics...can you show me the way?

thanks

Cozy's Corner said...

Hi Marchesa,
I took down the link because the woman who originally posted the pictures removed them. I'm so sorry. I have never taken any pictures of the process. I probably should.

marchesa said...

hi. thanks for the reply. i'll just have to go on faith;) it's worked out for you and all the others, so i'll give it a shot! it is a really cute idea.

Wanda said...

Wow! I eally like this sweater, wish I could crochet. Can the pattern be translated for knitting?

Wanda

Cozy's Corner said...

Hi Wanda,Thank you so very much. There is a knitted sweater very much like this one. It is called the Baby Surprise Sweater and the pattern was written by Elizabeth Zimmermann and is available through School House Press.

HumorMe said...

I just finished my my first sweater with your pattern, and am so pleased with how it turned out! I used lots of scrap sport-weight yarns, so it is really colorful. Wish I could show you a picture.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!!

RockThis! said...

i made one of these sweaters with the granny square pattern. but i can't seem to get the hexagon to fall in place (bit shorter on one end) are there any errupdates on this pattern? i notice that the end of row 2 it says to put 2 dc in ch2 sp and ch1 ending with a hdc at the top of the ch3. is this the way it's suppose to end? it seems like its missing a group of 2dc. 0_o

Cozy's Corner said...

I'm not sure why you are having a problem. The reason it says only 2dc, ch1, hdc and then fasten is because the other 2 dc were done at the beginning of the round as a ch 3, dc. So you are actually fastening at the corner. If one side of your hexagon is short, you must have missed a stitch or two along the line making that one side short. Sometimes I need to count the sts along each side of the round to make sure I didn't miss one somewhere. I am sorry you are having trouble.

RockThis! said...

I used slip sts to get to the ch2 space instead of the hdc. I made it work. Thanks. It came out really nice. Made it with a soft pink with a cream white. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Sheriaz said...

Hi
It's really very pretty. I just want to know whether we can make it for toddlers ? How can we increase the pattern ? Plzzz Help.
Thnx

Cozy's Corner said...

I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. I think if you make up the pattern as written in worsted weight yarn with an H hook you should get close to a toddler size.

kastinkerbell said...

Hi there! I'm still somewhat a beginner and having a real difficult time with ending/starting a row. I can't tell if I'm doing it correctly (and the "holes" are supposed to look a little differently on that part) or if I'm not reading the pattern correctly. I would *love* if you or anybody had a video/photos of just that step.

Cozy's Corner said...

That is a really good idea. I really like pictures myself. I will have to check that out and see what I can do. Thank you for your input. I am glad that you like the sweater.

BabyBumBum Products said...

I just had a question! I was looking to alter this pattern so it would fit my son. I would need to alter to fit a 12 month size. Does anybody know how to do that with this pattern?

tlg86 said...

Hi, I need some help clarifying the round 2 instructions. Where it says "*dc in each dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space", where are the 2 dc before the ch 2 going? How many dc's total should I have at the end of round 2? Thanks for the clarification!

Cozy's Corner said...

The (2dc, ch2, 2dc) all go into the ch2 space of the previous round to make the corner. I hope this helps.

Cozy's Corner said...

Hi BabyBumBum,
Other people have made up the pattern with worsted weight yarn and a larger hook to get a larger size.

Micki Stuart said...

Making this now, I'm hoping less rows will work out for newborn sized as I'm due a boy in July :-) it looks great so far, thank you for sharing the pattern x

KnitterNMI said...

I love this pattern -- it's great-looking, ingenious, and fun to crochet. I'm making this sweater a grandchild due in a few weeks and would like to crochet larger versions as the child grows. Do you have suggestions about adapting this adorable pattern for toddlers and older kids? (PS: This is my first blog post ever.)

KnitterNMI said...

I love this pattern -- it's great-looking, ingenious, and fun to crochet. I'm making this sweater a grandchild due in a few weeks and would like to crochet larger versions as the child grows. Do you have suggestions about adapting this adorable pattern for toddlers and older kids? (PS: This is my first blog post ever.)

Rhonda Humphreys said...

Thank you so much for such a beautiful pattern. I am new tothe blogging community. I could use some love @ www.thehookinphotographer.blogspot.com

Lauretta Pa - Mo said...

Really enjoyed making the sweater with minimal problems ... I am a beginner .... thanks for for sharing it with us.

suefeds said...

Hi. Love this sweater. Have completed the hexagons and cannot figure out how to put together. Is there anyone or anyplace I can find this out. Many thanks, Susan F.

Susan Barker said...

Thanks for this sweater construction... I can hardly wait to get started on it!

Noha Gaafar said...

A beautiful unique sweater indeed. I like it much. I already started making it for my new born nephew. But I'm a bit confused about 2 points; ending the round in hdc (a slip stitch won't do?), and making first dc of the following round in the same place (what place? I'm lost :( )
When I did both steps as I understood, the first side of the hexagon (the one with which each new round start) increased much in dc numbers than the rest of the sides!!! I must be doing something wrong :(
Could you help me with that?

Cozy's Corner said...

Hi Noha, you make the first double crochet of round 2 over the half double crochet you made to end the previous round. The reason for doing it this way is that you will always begin and end a round at the center of the corner making a very neat join.

Noha Gaafar said...

Hi, it's a fabulous unique sweater indeed. I like it much. I started crocheting it for my new born nephew, but I messed up :(
Two things are confusing me, the hdc ending every round (won't a sl st do?), and the first dc of every new round being made in the "same place" after the chain 3 ( what same place do you mean?). When I followed these steps the first side by which we start each new round increased in number of dc!! It's not equal in number to the rest of sides. I must be doing something wrong but I don't know what is it. Could you help please?

Noha Gaafar said...

Thank you so much for your help :)

Shayna Lunt said...

Is there anyway to convert this pattern to fit 0-3 months? Should i just use a smaller hook?

Cozy's Corner said...

Hi Shayna, a smaller hook would be a good start. You could probably use fingering yarn with a smaller hook as well. You could also try making fewer rounds on each piece. Good luck!

Laura Estela Ramírez Figueroa said...

Hola! Es un sweter muy lindo. Gracias por incluir el patrón, claro, yo lo tendré que traducir porque no hablo inglés, soy una abuela venezolana y me acaba de nacer un nieto. Creo que podré copiarlo. Una vez más gracias.

Bernard Louzi said...

Bonjour
Tout simplement magnifique pouvez vous m'envoyer le diagramme
Je ne sais travailler qu'avec un diagramme
Merci d'avance
Titou.mail@gmx.fr

Smallbones said...

I haven't made this sweater yet, but I love it! Question: May I sell the sweater as long as I include a link back to your pattern? I have a shop on Etsy & I want to add some baby things (SmallbonesShop).

vickie flohrs said...

i love this pattern made it many times easy and fast tkx for the pattern :)