Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Baby cardigan - free pattern

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Hi, is anyone still here? I know I have been neglecting my blog and it shows in my stats. May and June is when I take my official break since we'll be visiting family during the summer vacation and even when I'm back, it takes me nearly 2 to 3 weeks to get into the groove. So here I'm back to blogging with a free pattern. It's a cardigan for babies 3 to 6 months old. 

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You can also purchase a PDF version of this pattern. The PDF version will include pattern for 6-12 months. 

Click here to purchase the PDF version for $1.20

To make the cardigan I used sport weight also known as baby weight or fine yarn of 16 wraps per inch approximately 225 yards and size E/3.5 mm crochet hook. You will also need yarn needle and buttons.

Size:
Chest circumference of the finished cardigan is 19 inches and the length 10.5 inches which can be extended by repeating more rows of the pattern.

Gauge:
10 dc and 6 rows = approximately 2 inches
(You may change hook size to obtain gauge)

Abbreviations (US terminology):
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet

Note:
Ch 3 at the beginning of a row will be counted as the 1st dc of that row.

Instruction
Yoke:
Row 1: Ch 78, dc in the 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch will count as the 1st dc), dc in next 10 ch, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch (forms 1st corner), dc in next 12 ch, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch (forms 2nd corner), dc in 24 ch, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch (forms 3rd corner), dc in 12 ch, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch (forms 4th corner), dc in the remaining 12 ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), **dc in each st across until the next corner, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 corner space** Repeat from ** to ** until the last corner, dc in rest of the sts. Turn.
Repeat row 2 eight more times. 

Working armholes:
Ch 3, dc in each st across until the 1st corner increasing 1 st anywhere in the middle, 2 dc in the 1st corner, skip rest of the sts until the next corner, 2 dc in the 2nd corner, dc in each st across until the next corner increasing 1 st anywhere in the middle, 2 dc in the 3rd corner, skip rest of the sts until the next corner, 2 dc in the last corner, dc in rest of the sts across increasing 1 st anywhere in the middle. (You will have 99 sts)

Lower part:
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, **[dc, ch 1, dc] in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** across, 2 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 3 dc in same st, ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, **[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1**  Repeat from ** to ** across, [3 dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, **[dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, ch 2, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-3 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** across, sc in last ch-1 space, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-1 space, ch 1, **sc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-1 space, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** across, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, ch 2, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-3 space, ch 2, **[dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, ch 2, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-3 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** across, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 until the total height is about 10 inches finishing with row 2 or 4. Do not fasten off, continue working the edging.

Repeat more rows if you want the cardigan to be longer.

Finishing:
Work sc neatly along the left side of the cardigan moving up (the number of sts do not matter)
When you reach the top edge make ch 3, now start working [fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st] around the edge of the neck. In each corner the 2 dc worked in a ch will be considered as one stitch. 
When you have reached the other end start working sc moving down the side of the cardigan. At the same time make loops for fastening the buttons. To do that first mark the places where you want the buttons to be. To make loops, just work any number of chains depending on the size of the buttons you are using (I made 7 ch), continue working sc along the side until the next loop, then continue working sc until you reach the bottom. Fasten off. Sew buttons. Weave in all the loose ends.


Happy crocheting!


3 comments:

  1. Of course Im still here patiently waiting for you to post! Thanks for the adorable cardigan! Im off to shop your sale!

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  2. Adorable !!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the pattern !!!
    Have a lovely day !
    Anna

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  3. This blog presents good and constructive information, so I am more interested in seeing all the information.

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