Author:
Suzanne Flynn

Suzanne is the face behind Shabby Sheep Apparel. She lives with her husband and two sons in Edmonton, AB, Canada. When she isn’t designing her newest crochet piece, or drinking coffee, she is most likely running after her two crazy sons or singing classical music!

The Samuel Polo Crochet Pattern for Boys

Maker
8/22/2019

Hi! My name is Suzanne, I am the designer behind Shabby Sheep Apparel. I started crocheting less than 2 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love making and creating new crochet designs, especially pieces that my family can wear. I am a stay at home mom to two boys, Edward (2.5) and Samuel (17 months), so my free time is limited, but I normally have a hook in my hand every spare moment that I can find! My husband, Jonathan, is my number one supporter, cheering me on and helping with the boys when he can so I can have more time to focus on my business. I love sharing my patterns with the world, and I’m so excited to be featured on The Hook Nook Blog today to share my newest design with you all!


If you’ve followed any of my previous designs, you’ll know I love naming my projects after my inspiration. Surprise, surprise I’ve named this crochet polo after my son, and adorable model, Samuel! I decided to use Lion Brand’s 24/7 to keep this piece light and breathable to wear in the summer and it also gives such great stitch definition to the polo! The design is fairly simple, ranging from sizes 3 months to 2T, and uses mostly the half double crochet stitch, my personal favourite! Now to the best part…the free pattern!


Material List

Size 4.5mm crochet hook
(or whatever size is required to meet gauge)


1-2 Skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (4) (100% Cotton, 186 yds/ 170 m,
3.5 oz/100 g). The color Sky was used.

Two Small Buttons

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Scissors


List of Abbreviations (US Terminology)



Ch: Chain

St(s): Stitch(es)

Sl st: Slip Stitch

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Hdc2tog: Half Double Crochet Two Together (For decreasing)

M: Month

T: Toddler


Gauge


14 hdc across by 13 rows of hdc is 4”x4”.

Notes

Directions are written out as follows regarding size:
3m (6m, 12m)
18m (24m, 2T)

I recommend highlighting the size you are doing to avoid confusion.

Stitch Counts are written out as follows:
[3m, 6m, 12m]
[18m, 24m, 2T]


The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a st.

Hdc2tog at the beginning of a row refers to the first two sts, if hdc2tog is at the end of the row it refers to the last two sts of the
row.

Sl st is used for seaming, but you can choose your own preferred method.


Sizing


Chest Circumference
3M- 16” (41cm)
6M- 17” (43cm)
12M- 18” (46cm)
18M- 19” (48cm)
24M- 20” (51cm)
2T- 21” (53cm)

Length
3M- 9” (23cm)
6M- 10” (25cm)
12M- 11” (28cm)
18M- 11” (30cm)
24M- 12.5” (31cm)
2T- 13” (33cm)

Skeins Required (Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton: 186 yds/ 170 m)
3M- 2
6M- 2
12M- 2
18M- 2
24M- 2
2T- 3



Pattern 3M, 6M, 12M



Back Panel


Ch 31 (33, 35) turn, hdc in second ch from hook and across [30, 32, 34].
Row 2- Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Rows 3 to 16 (20, 24)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 17 (21, 25)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across, hdc last 2tog [28, 30,
32].
Rows 18 (22, 26)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 19 (23, 27) to 24 (28, 32)- Repeat rows 17 (21, 25) & 18 (22, 26)
[22, 24, 26].
Rows 25 (29, 33) to 29 (33, 37)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Front Panel


Ch 31 (33, 35) turn, hdc in second ch from hook and across [30, 32, 34].
Row 2- Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Rows 3 to 16 (20, 24)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.


Front Right Side
Shaping Armholes


Row 17 (21, 25)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 15 (16, 17) [16, 17,
18].
Row 18 (22, 26)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 19 (23, 27)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [15, 16, 17].
Row 20 (24, 28)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 21 (25, 29) to 24 (28, 32)- Repeat rows 19 (23, 27) & 20 (24, 28)
[13, 14, 15].


Shaping Neckline


Row 25 (29, 33)- Ch 1, turn, hdc 9 (10, 11), hdc2tog, leaving last two
sts unworked [10, 11, 12].
Row 26 (30, 34)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [9, 10, 11].
Row 27 (31, 35)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [8, 9, 10].
Row 28 (32, 36)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [7, 8, 9].
Row 29 (33, 37)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [6, 7, 8].
Ch 1, turn, sc down the neckline until you get to st 17 (18, 19) of row
17 (21, 25) (2 sc per hdc st, 3 sc at corner). Do not fasten off but
continue onto left side.




Front Left Side
Shaping Armholes


Row 17 (21, 25)- Hdc in next 11 (12, 13), hdc2tog [12, 13, 14].
Row 18 (22, 26)- Ch 1, turn, hdc 12 (13, 14), then hdc around post, or
in third loop, of next 3 sts [15, 16, 17].
Row 19 (23, 27)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [14, 15, 16].
Row 20 (24, 28)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 21 (25, 29) to 24 (28, 32)- Repeat rows 19 (23, 27) & 20 (24, 28)
[12, 13, 14].

Shaping Neckline


Row 25 (29, 33)- Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, hdc2tog, hdc 9 (10, 11)
[10, 11, 12].
Row 26 (30, 34)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [9, 10, 11].
Row 27 (31, 35)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [8, 9, 10].
Row 28 (32, 36)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [7, 8, 9].
Row 29 (33, 37)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [6, 7, 8].
Ch 1, turn, sl st across [6, 7, 8], ch 1, turn and sc down the neckline
until you get to row 17 (21, 25). (2 sc per hdc st, 3 sc at corner).
Sl st to last post, fasten off and weave in ends.



Attaching Top of Front and Back Shoulders


With right sides together, join and sl st front and back left sides
together [6, 7, 8] and front and back right sides together [6, 7, 8].

Collar


Turn polo right side out and join at front left edge of collar and sc
36.
Rows 2 to 8- Ch 1, turn, sc across [36].
Ch 1, turn and sc along left edge of collar [8 sts]. Fasten off.
Join at right edge of collar and sc along edge [8 sts]. Fasten off and
weave in ends.

Sleeves (Repeat on both sides)


Right sides together sl st sides together from bottom to armholes, row
17 (21, 25).
Hdc 30 around arms. Join with sl st to first hdc st.
Round 2- Ch 1, hdc around, join [30].
Round 3- Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc around, hdc2tog, join [28].
Round 4- Ch 1, hdc around, join.
Round 5- Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc around, hdc2tog, join [26].
Rounds 6 to 8- Ch 1, hdc around, join.
Round 9- Ch 1, sc around, join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach buttons at rows 18 (22, 26) & 22 (26, 30).


Pattern 18M, 24M, 2T



Back Panel


Ch 37 (39, 41) turn, hdc in second ch from hook and across [36, 38, 40].
Row 2- Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Rows 3 to 24 (26, 28)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 25 (27, 29)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across, hdc last 2tog [34, 36,
38].
Rows 26 (28, 30)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 27 (29, 31) to 34 (36, 38)- Repeat rows 25 (27, 29) & 26 (28, 30)
[26, 28, 30].
Rows 35 (37, 39) to 39 (41, 43)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Front


Ch 37 (39, 41) turn, hdc in second ch from hook and across [36, 38, 40].
Row 2- Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Rows 3 to 24 (26, 28)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.



Front Right Side
Shaping Armholes


Row 25 (27, 29)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 18 (19, 20) [19, 20,
21].
Row 26 (28, 30)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Row 27 (29, 31)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [18, 19, 20].
Row 28 (30, 32)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 29 (31, 33) to 34 (36, 38)- Repeat rows 27 (29, 31) & 28 (30, 32)
[15, 16, 17].

Shaping Neckline


Row 35 (37, 39)- Ch 1, turn, hdc 9 (10, 11), hdc2tog, leaving last three
sts unworked [10, 11, 12].
Row 36 (38, 40)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [9, 10, 11].
Row 37 (39, 41)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [8, 9, 10].
Row 38 (40, 42)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [7, 8, 9].
Row 39 (41, 43)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [6, 7, 8].
Ch 1, turn, sc down the neckline until you get to st 20 (21, 22) of row
25 (27, 29). (2 sc per hdc st, 3 sc at corner). Do not fasten off but
continue onto left side.


Front Left Side
Shaping Armholes


Row 25 (27, 29)- Hdc in next 14 (15, 16), hdc2tog [15, 16, 17].
Row 26 (28, 30)- Ch 1, turn, hdc 15 (16, 17), then hdc around post, or
in third loop, of next 3 sts [18, 19, 20].
Row 27 (29, 31)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [17, 18, 19].
Row 28 (30, 32)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across.
Rows 29 (31, 33) to 34 (36, 38)- Repeat rows 27 (29, 31) & 28 (30, 32)
[14, 15, 16].


Shaping Neckline


Row 35 (37, 39)- Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc 9 (10,
11) [10, 11, 12]. Row 36 (38, 40)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [9,
10, 11].
Row 37 (39, 41)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [8, 9, 10].
Row 38 (40, 42)- Ch 1, turn, hdc across, hdc2tog [7, 8, 9].
Row 39 (41, 43)- Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across [6, 7, 8].
Ch 1, turn, sl st across [6, 7, 8], ch 1, turn and sc down the neckline
until you get to row 25 (27, 29). (2 sc per hdc st, 3 sc at corner).
Sl st to last post, fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching Front and Back Shoulders
With right sides together, join and sl st front and back left sides
together [6, 7, 8] and
front and back right sides together [6, 7, 8].





Collar


Turn polo right side out and join at front left edge of collar and sc
42.
Rows 2 to 10- Ch 1, turn, sc across [42].
Ch 1, turn and sc along left edge of collar [10 sts]. Fasten off.
Join at right edge of collar and sc along edge [10 sts]. Fasten off and
weave in ends.


Sleeves (Repeat on both sides)


Right sides together sl st sides together from bottom to armholes, row
25 (27, 29).
Hdc 34 around arms. Join with sl st to first hdc st.
Round 2- Ch 1, hdc around, join [34].
Round 3- Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc around, hdc2tog, join[32].
Round 4- Ch 1, hdc around, join.
Round 5- Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc around, hdc2tog, join [30].
Rounds 6 to 8 (9, 10)- Ch 1, hdc around, join.
Round 9 (10, 11)- Ch 1, sc around, join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach buttons at rows 26 (28, 30) & 30 (32, 34).




You’ve now finished your crochet polo! I hope you love it as much as I do!I can’t wait to see who you make your Samuel Polo for, so make sure to tag and follow me on Instagram.

For more free patterns, make sure to take a look at my blog and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when my newest patterns come out!

Hi! My name is Suzanne, I am the designer behind Shabby Sheep Apparel. I started crocheting less than 2 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love making and creating new crochet designs, especially pieces that my family can wear. I am a stay at home mom to two boys, Edward (2.5) and Samuel (17 months), so my free time is limited, but I normally have a hook in my hand every spare moment that I can find! My husband, Jonathan, is my number one supporter, cheering me on and helping with the boys when he can so I can have more time to focus on my business. I love sharing my patterns with the world, and I’m so excited to be featured on The Hook Nook Blog today to share my newest design with you all!

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