Recently our little grandson was blessed in church. I crotched him this sweater. It was from a 1947 pattern can be found at http://www.antiquecrochetpatterns.com/surplice-sweater.html however I made a lot of changes because my cotton thread was larger and my baby was smaller. I did take some elastic thread and put it through the back ribbing to pinch it in a bit. Made all the difference. I will have to post a picture of him all dressed up. The booties were made to match with the gray trim. The outfit is made of white silk.