Many of you have asked for an overview of how the Eloise Baby Sweater is made. It takes several hours (at least!) to make one, so today I have an overview for you, which I think will answer most of your questions!
Eloise Baby Sweater Video Tutorial
As Seen in this Video (affiliate links - your purchases help support Moogly!)
- US - J, 6.0mm Furls Fiberarts hook in Purpleheart
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted (currently 20% off at Craftsy!)
There are lots of options you can use to start the dc rows, which I went over quickly in the video:
- Ch2 (does not count as a st), dc in each stitch across
- Ch 3 (counts as first st), dc in next stitch and each remaining stitch across
- Chainless Starting Double Crochet for the 1st st, dc in each remaining st across.
You also have the option of using Foundation Double Crochet for the very first row, or if you prefer you can work a standard chain and crochet into that - as long as your final stitch count is correct for the size you are making, then you're all set!
All the links up there take you to the pattern/product/tutorials indicated, but there's one more I'd draw your attention to. The Top Down Yoke Tutorial shows the exact same style of yoke as what you find in the Eloise patterns. The difference here is that it's worked from the bottom up. But the idea is the very same - the chains create the tops of the shoulders, the skipped stitches are the armpits, and instead of increasing you're decreasing.
If the yoke is what really trips you up, you can let me know and I'll see about making a separate tutorial for that. Alternatively, you can work a standard top down yoke, and just seam the skirt to the top!
I hope this video has answered most, if not all of your questions! If there are still parts you need help with, please let me know!
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