Cute Baby Cardigan

IMG_7363A friend of mine is having a baby girl and I wanted to make her something cute and dainty; it’s a girl after all!!!  I live in a house surrounded by boys, most of my clients request items for boys, and there are only little boys in my extended family, soooo…. when I heard my girlfriend was having a girl, I seized the opportunity to buy pink!!!!  Woo, pink!!  I looked around for a while for a super cute and dainty hat and I came across this lovely hat by Oombawaka Designs and it was appropriately named My Dainty Princess Hat.  I fell in love with the special stitch used to create the pattern.  I also thought giving just a bunch of hats was nice, but a matching hat and cardigan would be better.  So I took the special stitch used to create My Dainty Princess Hat and turned it into a cardigan.  This pattern has not yet been tested. If you find any errors please leave me a comment to let me know.  This pattern makes a cardigan to fit a baby 0-3 months old.

Cute Baby Cardigan

© Copyright 2015 Nyela d’Endel

Materials needed

Worsted weight (4) yarn, I used Bernat Giggles
F/5 – 3.75mm hook
Tapestry needle
Decorative snap button (optional)

Gauge

2 dc/hdc clusters and 2 rows = 1 inch

Abbreviations

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
F/O = fasten off

** Special Instructions **

dc/hdc clusters:  Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 hoops twice (double crochet).  Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch as the double crochet, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Dc2tog:  yarn over and insert hook into next stitch.  Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on your hook).  Now yarn over again and insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on your hook), now yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.  Here is a photo tutorial of how to dc2tog.

Raglan sleeve assembly: Please take a moment to read the entire pattern before starting.  If you have any questions on how to assemble all the pieces together, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I have tried to explain it as easily as possible and have tried to make a diagram to help visualize what I’m trying to say.

Pattern created for a baby 0-3 months old.

Back

Row 1: Ch 43, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each remaining ch across, turn.  (42 sts)

Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.  (42 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn.  (42 sts/21 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 5-16: Repeat Row 4 (42 sts/21 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 17: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 15 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (36 sts)

Row 18: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 12 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 19: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 9 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (24 sts)

Row 20: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 6 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (18 sts)

Row 21: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 3 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (12 sts)

Row 22: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across.  (12 sts)

F/O weave in ends.

Arms

Make 2 Arms

Row 1: Ch 31, 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook.  1 sc in each remaining ch across, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn.  (30 sts)

Row 3-14: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (30 sts/15 clusters)

Row 15: Ch 2, dc2tog twice.  * Skip the next st, 1 dc/hdc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * 11 times.  Dc2tog twice, turn.  (26 sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, dc2tog twice.  * Skip the next st, 1 dc/hdc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * 9 times.  Dc2tog twice, turn.  (22 sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip the next st, 1 dc/hdc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * 5 times.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (16 sts)

Row 18: Ch 2, dc2tog 3 times.  * Skip the next st, 1 dc/hdc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * twice.  Dc2tog 3 times, turn.  (10 sts)

Row 19: Ch 2, dc2tog 5 times across, turn. (5 sts)

Row 20: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. (5 sts).

F/O leaving a long tail for attaching.

Front Left Panel

Row 1: Ch 17, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each remaining ch across, turn.  (16 sts)

Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.  (16 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn.  (16 sts/8 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 5-14: Repeat Row 3.  (16 sts/8 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 15: Ch 2, dc2tog, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * until 3 sts remain; skip next st, dc2tog, turn.  (13 sts)

Row 17: Repeat row 15, adding 1 dc in last unworked st.   (12 sts)

Row 18: Repeat row 16.   (11 sts)

Row 19: Repeat row 15, adding 1 dc in last unworked st.   (10 sts)

Row 20: Repeat row 16.   (9 sts)

Row 21: Repeat row 15, adding 1 dc in last unworked st.  (8 sts)

Row 22: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. (8 sts)

F/O leaving a long tail for attaching.

Front Right Panel

Row 1: Ch 17, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each remaining ch across, turn.  (16 sts)

Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to end, turn.  (16 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn.  (16 sts/8 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 5-14: Repeat Row 3.  (16 sts/8 dc/hdc clusters)

Row 15: Ch 2, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *. Repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain.  Dc2tog, turn.  (14 sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, dc2tog, * skip next st, 1 dc/hdc cluster in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across, turn.  (13 sts)

Row 17: Repeat row 15.   (12 sts)

Row 18: Repeat row 16, adding 1 dc in last unworked st.   (11 sts)

Row 19: Repeat row 15.   (10 sts)

Row 20: Repeat row 16, adding 1 dc in last unworked st.   (9 sts)

Row 21: Repeat row 15.   (8 sts)

Row 22: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. (8 sts)

F/O leaving a long tail for attaching.

Trim on Front Panels

With the right side of the panel facing up, with the raw side edge facing you and on the side without the dec, attach yarn to the corner with a slst.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across making a total of 34 sts, turn.  (34 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn.  (34 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, slst in next st *.  Repeat from * to * across.  (34 sts/17 dc clusters)

F/O and weave in tails.

Do to both left panel and right panel.

Collar

Attach yarn with slst on the right hand side of the cardigan neck.

Row 1: Ch2, 1 hdc across the top from right to left, turn.  (approx 35 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc across, turn.  (approx 35 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 6 times.  1 hdc in the next X sts.  1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 6 times, turn.  (approx 59 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 6 times.  1 hdc in the next X sts.  1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * 6 times, turn.  (approx 83 sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc across.  (approx 83 sts)

F/O and weave in ends.

** note:  you can add more stitches or less stitches, rows and/or increases on your collar to get the desired look you want. 

Assembly

** note: I strongly suggest you pin your work together before sewing to make sure the rows match up.

With wrong sides facing together and starting at the bottom, sew the front left panel to the back up until you hit the decrease section of the work.  Sew the sleeves, inside out from the cuff to the start of the decrease section.  With the sleeve seems facing downwards and lining up with the back/front left seem, sew the back to one section of the sleeve and the front left panel to the other section of the sleeve.  Repeat for right side.  Turn right side out.  Finish with a decorative snap button.

Front Right  Front Left BackSleeve

These are horrible diagrams (I tried!) but I hope they give you a better idea of how to attach the raglan sleeve style of this cardigan.

** note:  This pattern has not been tested yet.  If you come across any problems or errors, please let me know and I will fix the problem. 

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Nyela d’Endel xoxo

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4 thoughts on “Cute Baby Cardigan

  1. Pingback: Cute Baby Cardigan | janiceclaire

  2. Hi I’ve done row 17 of the back and I am left with 36 stitches but when I do row 18 I’m always left with 32 I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, there’s meant to be 30

    Thanks Lisa

  3. Hi I have done this pattern there are a few mistakes in the stitch counts and instructions on the right and left front panels

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