Friday, 3 January 2014

Crochet Baby Cardigan Jacket

Well, here is my first project in 2014!
 
A classical, simple crochet baby cardigan jacket.
  
 
 
 
I made this with contrasting ribs ~ but it would fine in one colour throughout, or with self patterning yarn, or in stripes perhaps.
 

 
 
 

CROCHET BABY CARDIGAN    9-12 months

To fit a 21” (53cm) chest

Actual width ~ 24” (60cm)

Length ~ 11” (28cm)

Sleeve length ~ 7” ( 18cm)

Requires 5 small buttons

This cardigan is written in UK terminology

The back & fronts are worked in one piece to the armholes.

The borders are worked in dc(double crochet). The main body is worked in tc(treble crochet).

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook make 99 chain, turn

1st  Row:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn   (98sts)

2nd Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc in each dc to end, turn

Repeat 2nd Row 6 times more

 

Change to a 4mm crochet hook

1st Row: 3ch (counts as 1tc), 1tc in each dc to end, turn

2nd Row:  3ch (counts as 1tc), 1tc in each tc to end, turn

Repeat 2nd Row until work measures 6.5” (17cm), ending with right side facing

 

Divide for armholes

Ch3, work 19tc, turn

Continue on these 20sts only for the right front ~

Work in tc until work measures 9” (23cm), ending with wrong side facing

 

Shape Neck

Work 16tc, turn

Work one more row on these 16sts, turn

Work 15tc, turn

Work one more row on these 15sts, turn

Work 14tc

Fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn and work the back ~

With right side facing, leave 8sts unworked, rejoin yarn, ch3, work 41tc, turn

Continue on these 42sts only for the back

Work in tc until the back measures the same length as the right front

Fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn and work the left front ~

With right side facing, leave 8sts unworked, rejoin yarn, ch3, work 19tc, turn

Continue on these 20sts only until work measures 9” (23cm), ending with wrong side facing

 

Shape Neck

Slip stitch across the first 4sts, ch3, work 15tc, turn

Continue on these 16sts only for the right front

Work one more row on these 16sts, turn

Slip stitch across the first stitch, work in tc to the end of the row, turn

Work one more row on these 15sts, turn

Slip stitch across the first stitch, work in tc to the end of the row  (14sts)

Fasten off

 

Sleeves (make 2 the same)

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook make 25 chain, turn

1st  Row:  1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, turn   (24sts)

2nd Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc in each dc to end, turn

Repeat 2nd Row 6 times more

Next Row:  2ch (counts as one dc, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in next st, repeat from * last st, 1dc, turn  (30sts)

Next Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc in each dc to end, turn

 

Change to a 4mm crochet hook

1st Row: 3ch (counts as 1tc), 1tc in each dc to end, turn

Work 10 more rows in tc, increasing one stitch at the beginning of each row  (40sts)

(The sleeve should now measure 7” (18cm) in length – make any adjustment required here)

Place a marker at each end of row, turn

Work 2 more rows on these 40sts without increasing

Fasten off

 

To Make Up

Join the shoulder seams, matching the dc on the back & front shoulders

 

The Neckband

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook, and with right side facing, start at the right front – work 15dc along right side of neck, 14dc across back neck, 15dc alond left side of neck, turn  (44sts)

1st Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), work 1dc into each dc to end, turn

Repeat 1st row 4 times more

Fasten off

 

The Button Border

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook, and with right side facing work 44dc along front edge, turn

1st Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), work 1dc into each dc to end, turn

Repeat 1st row 4 times more

Fasten off

 

The Buttonhole Border

Using a 3.5mm crochet hook, and with right side facing work 44dc along front edge, turn

1st Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), work 1dc into each dc to end, turn

2nd Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch, miss next 2dc, * 1dc into each of next 7dc,        2ch, miss 2dc, repeat from * last 3sts, 1dc into each of last 3sts, turn

3rd Row:  2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 2dc, 2dc into 2chain space, * 1dc into each of next 7dc, 2dc into 2chain space, repeat from * to last 3sts, 1dc into each of next 3dc, turn

4th Row: As 1st row

5th Row: As 1st row

Fasten off

 

To complete

Sew up sleeve seams to markers

Sew remainder of sleeve to unworked armhole stitches

Sew in sleeves

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons
 
 

 
 

 

6 comments :

  1. It's lovely Marianna another one to pin, thank you for the pattern I will be making it soon. :)

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  2. It's really nice. Thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  3. This is a lovely cardigan! You made me want to make one too...It would make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing the instructions :-)

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  4. A lovely cardigan, thank you for the pattern

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  5. This is so lovely! would there be any way to make it smaller? so that it fit newborn or 1-3 months? x

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