Tulips Aplenty Jumper

Designs by Diligence

Tulips Aplenty Jumper by Julia Schwartzby Julia Schwartz

Model: Abigail Schwartz
Photos: Julia Schwartz

Difficulty: Intermediate

The Tulip Aplenty Jumper is a dress for your sweet little one. It has a fun tulip pattern at the bottom and at the bodice making the jumper great for summer days. It works up very quickly, and it has a subtle texture that makes it look more complicated than what it is. If you have never worked with changing colors this is a great project to start with as it does not change color very often. Don’t be afraid to try different colors. Try it with yellow and purple flowers for a stunning look, or pink with white flowers for a more toned down look. The choice is yours.

Size: 6 month, 12-18 months, 2-3T

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 16 [18, 20] inches
Waist: 18 [20, 22] inches
Length: 15 [16, 17] inches

Materials:

  • Caron Simply Soft [100 % Acrylic; 6oz/170g per 315 yd/288m skein]; Pistachio 1-2 skeins, sunshine yellow 1 skein
  • G/6 (4.25mm size) hook
  • 2 – 1 ½ in buttons
  • Sewing needle and thread

Gauge: 4 sts/4 rows = 1″ in sc in back loops only

Note: Work in back loops only in odd numbered rounds and rows

Tulips Aplenty Jumper by Julia Schwartz

Directions:

Rnd 1: Ch 92 (102, 112), and being careful not to twist, slip st into first ch. Sc in each ch across, sl st into first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc. [(Sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc in next sc); sc in next 8 sc.] Repeat around to last 6 sc. Sc in last 3 sc, sl st into beginning sc. (10 (11, 12) flowers started.)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc. [(Holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made) skip next sc, sc in next 8 sc.] Repeat to last flower. Skip next sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in last 5 sc, sl st into beg. st.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st, in beg. st. (92 (102, 112) st)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc. [(Inserting hook through first chain loop of Rnd 2 as you work) sc in next sc, skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc. (Insert hook through third loop of Rnd 2 as you work) sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc]. Repeat 8 times. [(Inserting hook through first chain loop of Rnd 2 as you work) sc in next sc, skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc, (insert hook through third loop of Rnd 2 as you work) sc in last sc, sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, sl st in beginning sc. (92 (102, 112) st)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc. Change color, keeping first color under your work as you go (including the chain loop). Make 6 dc in next sc. Change color, keeping second color under your work as you go. [Sc in next 8 sc, change color ( including the chain loop), make 6 dc in next sc.] Repeat 9 (10, 11) times. Sc in last 3 sc, sl st into beg sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc. [Sk 6 dc, sc in next 8 sc] repeat 8 (9, 10) times. Sk 6 dc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc.

Rnds 9-16 (9-18, 9-20): Repeat Round 6. (82 (92, 102) sts)

Rnd 17 (19, 21): Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc2tog. [Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog.] Repeat around, sc in last 6 sc, sl st in first sc. (73 (83, 93) sts)

Rnd 18-37(20-39, 22-41): Repeat Rnd 6.

For Smallest Size:

Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, [(Sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc) in next sc, sc in next 6 sc.] Repeat 3 times, sc in last 19 sc, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 39: Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc. [(Holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert
hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made). Skip next sc, sc in next 6 sc.)] Repeat 3 more times, sc in last 19 sc, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc in next 17 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc. [(Inserting hook through first
chain loop of Rnd 38 as you work) skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc, (inserting hook through third chain loop of Rnd 38 as you work.)] Repeat 3 more times, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog in next two sc, sc in last 17 sc, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 41: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 42: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc. [Sc in next 6 sc, change color, including center loop of round 38, 6 dc in next sc, change color.] Repeat 3 more times, sc in next sc, sc2tog in next sc, sc in last 16 sc, sl st in first sc.

Tulips Aplenty Jumper by Julia SchwartzRnd 43: Ch 1, sc in each sc, skipping all dcs, sl st in first sc, finish off. (64 sc)

Row 44: Starting from where you finished off, sk 16 sc, join with sc in 17th sc and sc in next 31 sc.

Row 45: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 30 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 46: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 28 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 47: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 26 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 48: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 24 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 49: Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 22 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 50-55: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 56: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 10 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc.

Row 57: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each 3 ch sp. Finish off.

Straps

Row 1: Starting where you finished off in Rnd 43, sk 6 sc, join with sc, and sc in next 5 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc.

Keep repeating until you reach your desired length. Finish off. Sew button on to this.

Row 1: Using the end of Rnd 43 as your guide, sk 6 sc, join with sc, and sc in next 5 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc.

Keep repeating till you have your desired length. Finish off. Sew button on to this.

For the Larger Sizes:

Rnd 40 (42): Ch 1, sc in first 27 (32) sc. [(Sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc) in next sc, sc in next 6 sc.] Repeat 4 times, sc in last 21 (26) sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 41 (43): Ch 1, sc in next 27 sc. [(Holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made) skip next sc, sc in next 6 sc.)] Repeat 4 more times, sc in last 21 (26) sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 42 (44): Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc. [(Inserting hook through
first chain loop of round 40 (42) as you work) skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc, (inserting hook through third chain loop of round 38 as you work.)] Repeat 4 more times, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog in next two sc, sc in last 25 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 43 (45):
Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc.

Round 44 (46): Ch 1, sc in next 24 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc. [Sc in next 6 sc, change color, including
center loop of round 40 (42). Make 6 dc in next sc, change color.] Repeat 4 more times, sc in next sc, sc2tog in next sc, sc in last 24 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 45 (47): Ch 1, sc in each sc, skipping all dcs, sl st in first sc, finish off. (74 (84) sc)

Row 46 (48): Starting from where you finished off, sk 19 (24) sc, join with sc in 22nd sc, and sc in next 38 sc.

Row 47 (49): Ch 1, turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 36 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 48 (50): Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 34 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 49 (51): Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 32 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 50 (52): Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 30 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 51 (53): Ch 1, turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 28 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 52-59 (54-62): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 60 (63): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 14 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc.

Row 61 (64): Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each 3 ch sp. Finish off.

For straps repeat directions from smaller size.

Finishing: Weave in all ends, block as needed.

About the Designer
Julia SchwartzJulia Schwartz is the wife of a seminary student, a mother of a three year old daughter, and a daughter of a long line of crafters. She has been sewing since she was five, cross stitching since she was ten, and she picked up crocheting and knitting in college. Right now life is very exciting and busy as she is contemplating a move to Toronto so that her husband can start his doctorate work in 2013. You can keep up with her on her blog at designsbydiligence.blogspot.com .

Pattern & images © Julia Schwartz. All rights reserved.

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