Recently I downloaded the Surprise Crochet Sweaters book for baby. I was surprised at all of the variations of sweaters that you can crochet from this book. I like the idea being able to crochet a sweaters using a tie around the top of the sweater or adding buttons. The sweaters can be hooded and crochet with or without a collar. The collar sweater can be ribbed with ribbed sleeves for a fitted look. The book is easy to read and understand and the sweaters can be crocheted in sizes 6 months, 12 months or 24 months. There are great illustrations and instructions and yarn information in the book. Plus, you can easily crochet the sweaters in one color or several colors even making a striped sweater. The sweaters are crocheted in basic single crochet and I would suggest having a good understanding on how to follow patterns even though the patterns are easy your knowledge of crochet will be helpful.
Take a look at some of the photos below of the sweaters you can crochet
(I like the PDF version because you can easily print whatever page or pages you want)
Exciting news! Darla Sims has created a crochet version of Elizabeth Zimmermann's classic knitted Baby Surprise Jacket--and she's added lots of fun variations! Now you can crochet a surprise sweater and add stripes, ruffles, a hood, a collar, or other sweet details. Like the original Baby Surprise Jacket, the crochet pattern is worked in one easy piece, then folded and quickly stitched to create its final shape. These 8 darling cardigans can be crocheted in sizes 6-, 12-, and 24-months, using medium weight yarn: Basic Sweater, Hooded Sweater, Ruffled Sweater, Bobbled Sweater, Picot Sweater, Ribbed Collar Sweater, V-Neck Sweater, and Basic Buttoned Sweater.