I love making baby clothes ~ they give such a quick reward!
When I find a pattern I like I make several and play around with colours and finishing touches.
The addition of pretty buttons or a little crochet flower make each one individual.
R1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 4 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 6 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 12 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 6 ch, (dc, ch1,dc) in the next ch, dc in the last 6 ch.
R2-8: Ch2, turn * dc in each st to ch1-space, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch 1-space, repeat from * dc in each remaining sts.
R9: (dividing row for sleeves) Ch2, turn, * dc in each ch to the ch1-space, dc in ch 1-space, skip to the next ch1-space, dc in ch1-space * repeat one more time, dc in remaining sts.
R 10-16: Ch2, turn, dc in each st across (do not fasten off)
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, 2 sc in each side, 1 dc in each neck chain, with 3 sc in each corner, fasten off with a slip st to the first sc.
Add a second row in a contrasting colour if desired.
Fasten with a button or two ~ or with a chain tie (40ch) added to each neck corner
These little short sleeved cardis are based on ~