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I just finished this jacket from a crochet book I just got for a friend's 3 year old granddaughter, but I used thicker yarn and now MY measurements do not track with the pattern's. It all looks in proportion (It is on an adult hanger in the foto, so looks a bit odd).

Can someone with kids or grand kids tell me about what size this would be? And what corresponding age? Thanks for any help you can give.

neck to end of sleeve 13 inches
inside sleeve (under arm to wrist) 7 inches
front and back length center to bottom of jacket 13 in
under arm width 12.5 in (x 2)
bottom width 14 in (x 2)
 

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willekeo said:
I just finished this jacket from a crochet book I just got for a friend's 3 year old granddaughter, but I used thicker yarn and now MY measurements do not track with the pattern's. It all looks in proportion (It is on an adult hanger in the foto, so looks a bit odd).

Can someone with kids or grand kids tell me about what size this would be? And what corresponding age? Thanks for any help you can give.

neck to end of sleeve 13 inches
inside sleeve (under arm to wrist) 7 inches
front and back length center to bottom of jacket 13 in
under arm width 12.5 in (x 2)
bottom width 14 in (x 2)
I just finished a dress for my grandaughter and the length for 9 months was 12 1/2inches so possibly 9-12 months of age is your size of the sweater.
 

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25" chest is about 24-30 months.
The sleeves are about 12 months size
The length is about 3 yr size.

When changing needle/hook size or yarn weight doing a gauge swatch is critical. You can then do a mathmatical conversion of any pattern. I do that all the time as I have a passion for reading patterns and adapting ideas to my own work.

There is online size charts that you might want to download and save. They are good guidelines for sizing, but each child may have unique dimensions as they can grow at such different rates.
 

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willekeo said:
Yikes... that is not going to fit an almost 3 year old girl. Thanks... Now I will have to find a big baby :shock:
Maybe take your granddaughter's measurements to get a better handle on the size you need to do for the next project.
 

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I have a 2 yr old daughter who wears more of a 3T The top to bottom length is a bit long compared to her, (and her torso is a little on the long side) neck to wrist was 13" but what I asume is armpit to wrist was 9". I think the sweater woudl work well for a 3-4 yr old. If on the latter it could be more of a cropped sleeve if they are shorter, but the body of the sweater should still be ok for length. You could even take it with you to a store witha childrens department and compare it to a 3T and 4T sweater (I'm sure there are still some on the sale racks.) good luck. cute sweater though!
 

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Nice one though :D

Could it work as a 3/4 sleeved? I am not a crocheter, could a few more rows be worked on the end of the sleeves if the other option doesn't work?

Your chest size is 25" in total and I have just knit a 24" for my 4 yr old granddaughter.

Just a thought :roll:

Pam
 

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Much as I love to experiment with various patterns, I've found that patterns knit from the top down have a longer "life". As other knitters have mentioned, rows can be added to the sleeves and the bottom of the sweater. Big exception: if you have a "buster" of a baby, the chest size is the "deciding factor". Once that's outgrown, well....and that's happened more than once. I pay the price periodically of not making a swatch when I switch yarn or needle size. It's called learning the hard way!.
 

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I wouldn't worry about the size for this sweater too much. Whoever it goes to can keep it until it fits. Children grow so fast, that won't take too long. Next time as suggeted before, make a swatch and work out the measurements, etc. from that. Whenever I see my grandchildren, I am always taking their measurements. They are so used to it that they just stand still until I'm finished. I never make the age size the pattern calls for: for size 2, I will try a size 4; children grow so fast that by the time your garment is finished it may be too small or fit just right. I want my grandchildren to "grow" into their garments; i.e., so they can wear it more than once. I always knit/crochet a swatch before starting a project. Since you used a different yarn, you want to make sure you are getting the sts and rows per inch that is called for in the pattern with the crochet hook you are using. Swatches also help if you need to add buttons and buttonholes; you can work the buttonholes on the swatch to see what they look like. You can also work out a complicated pattern with a swatch to see what the sts will look like in your finished garment. I'm using a different yarn for a "doll" sweater for one of my granddaughter's dolls (she will have a matching sweater). I am making a swatch now to make sure that the st/row gauge is OK with the size knitting needles the pattern calls for. So far so good. Sorry, this is rather long, I get excited when I talk about knitting and crocheting. I need to get back to work!!!
 

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Thank you for all your responses: I think I will take it to a childrens' store, that's a good idea! and just find a matching size. Adding a row or more would not be a problem either.

All very good thoughts and suggestions - thanks again, much appreciated.

Hugs, to all! :D
 

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Oh, Willekeo--how evil of you to send that link. I have already spent well over an hour exploring the blogs and links. Like I have nothing else to do!!! There are some very interesting photos and blogs and resources there. Found a great pattern for a PVC swift--even easier than the pattern for a wood one that I found last week.
 
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