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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Cardigan and Headband


UK Format


Abbreviations

WS.  Wrong Side

RS.   Right Side

ch.    Chain

dc.    Double Crochet

tr.      Treble Crochet

rpt.    Repeat

ss.     Slip Stitch

yrh.   Yarn round hook


Dec.  Decrease

Leaving last loop on hook,

work 1tr into each of next 2tr,

yrh, pull through all loops.


pc.    Popcorn

Work 5tr into next tr, drop the loop from your hook,

working through top of the first of the 5tr,

pick up dropped loop and pull through.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch     ~~~~     3ch counts as first tr


To fit size approx:  approx 16 Inch Chest 0-3 month baby


Length from shoulder approx 9.5 Inches

Sleeve length approx 2.5 Inches


Materials

75 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 1

25 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 3 buttons


TENSION - 5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Cardigan


Back - With colour 1 make 41ch loosely, 1tr into 4th ch from hook 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (38tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt last row until 9 rows have been worked. Fasten off.


First Front - # With colour 1 make 20ch loosely, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each tr to end. Turn. (17tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt last row until 6 rows have been worked. # Turn.


Shape Neck - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 13tr, turn leaving 3tr + 3ch un-worked. (13tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, dec 1tr (see abbrev) over next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (12tr + 3ch)


Starting with 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off.


Second Front - Rpt from # to # on first front. Fasten off.


Shape Neck - Miss 4tr, rejoin colour 1 to next tr, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 10tr, dec 1tr over next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (12tr + 3ch)


Starting with 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off.


Join shoulder seams.


Skirt

With WS facing, working along cast on ch, join in colour 1 to beginning of first front, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each of next 16ch, 2dc into last ch, miss armhole, 2dc into first ch on back, 1dc into each of next 37ch, 2dc into last ch, miss armhole, 2dc into first ch on second front, 1dc into each of next 17ch. Turn. (79dc)


Pattern Row 1 - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * 1pc into next dc, (see abbrev) 1tr into each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, 1pc into next dc, 1tr into each of last 3dc. Turn. (13 popcorns)


Pattern Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr and pc to end. Turn. (79dc)


Pattern Row 3 - 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, drop the loop from your hook, working through top of 3ch, pick up dropped loop and pull through, 1ch, * 1tr into each of next 5dc, 1pc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (14 popcorns)


Pattern Row 4 - Rpt Pattern Row 2. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 4 once. Fasten off.


Join in colour 2, rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 4 once. Fasten off.


Join in colour 1, rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 4 once.


Button/Buttonhole Border - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to last dc, 3dc into last dc, working along first front edge and into row ends work 30dc evenly along to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 5dc evenly along side of neck to shoulder, 1dc into each tr along back of neck, 5dc evenly along side of neck, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 3dc into top of 3ch, work 30dc evenly along second front edge to corner, 1dc into corner, ss to fist dc. Turn.


Buttonhole Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner, * make 2ch, miss 1ch, 1dc into each of next 4dc, * rpt from * to * once, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each dc to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc along bottom of cardigan to next corner, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Rejoin colour 1 to RS of bottom edge on buttonhole band, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to neck edge. Fasten off.


Return to neck edge on button band, with colour 1 and starting with 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing join colour 1 to tr on base of armhole, make 1ch, work 36dc evenly into row ends around armhole edge, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Row 1 - 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, drop the loop from your hook, working through top of 3ch, pick up dropped loop and pull through, 1ch, * 1tr into each of next 5dc, 1pc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 5dc, 1tr into each of last 5dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (6 popcorns)


Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr and pc to end. Fasten off. Turn. (36dc)


Row 3 - Join in colour 2, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * 1pc into next tr, 1tr into each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc, 1pc into next dc, 1tr into each of last 2dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Row 4 - Rpt Row 2.


Rows 5 and 6 - Rpt Rows 1 and 2. Fasten off. Turn.


Cuff - Join in colour 1, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Turn.


Rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Flower - (Made in rounds without turning) With colour 2 make magic circle, 3ch, 12tr into circle, pull loose thread to close, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.


2nd Row - 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 2dc into each tr to end. (26dc)


3rd Row - 1ch, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, miss dc, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Headband - With colour 2 make 59ch loosely, ss to first ch to make a ring, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. (59dc)


Popcorn Row - 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, drop the loop from your hook, working through top of 3ch, pick up dropped loop and pull through, 1ch, * 1tr into each of next 5dc, 1pc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 5dc, 1tr into each of last 5dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (10 popcorns)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr and pc to end. Fasten off. Fasten off. Turn. (59dc)


With colour 1 and starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of each row.


Rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Rpt last 2 rows around cast on edge. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a cardigan and headband.

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