Sunday, 14 April 2013

Cute Crochet Baby Cardi

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.
3-6 months size...
DK yarn
4mm hook 

Ch 42

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 ~ 
Have fun


  1. They are sweet and very pretty Marianna, the finishing touches make all the difference. :)

  2. These little cardigans are so cute! i particularly love the white one with the colorful flower and edging.
    I also love to crochet baby clothes! It's so addictive, they're so cute and so fast to make!

  3. Yes, I love making baby clothing for that same reason...instant gratification! and there is always demand for them ;-) Your tops are super cute.

  4. I love the edgings. They finish them off nicely.

  5. Those baby sweater are so very sweet.. Love them all. Hugs Judy

  6. These are beautiful Marianna and I love all the colour variations. Thanks for sharing the pattern, I will have to have a go if they are not too complicated x

  7. So pretty - I love these and they seem quite straightforward.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  8. Cute! And sweet candy colors.


  9. What is dk yarn? Do you have a favorite brand? I like your pattern and hope to try it sometime. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello -
      DK is 8 ply (11 wpi) yarn. Hope that helps.

      I don't have a particular favourite brand. This little baby top looks good in any similar weight yarn.
      Best wishes. M

    2. You would dc up to the ch-1 sp, then 1 dc into the ch 1 sp, then go to the next ch 1 sp and dc into that. Once you've done that continue to dc up to the next ch 1 sp and repeat the process. This is what creates your sleeves. Hope this helps!! Best of luck with your sweater.!! Lola J

  10. Beautiful cardigans! I am a bit confused tho about the R9 - to the ch1 place I once have to do 1dc and next ch1 I skip totally? Thanks in advance!

  11. Just tried your patterns for 3-6 month baby sweater. Really loved the pattern, very easy for sure a beautiful result!!! Thank you!!!Lola J