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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
0 - 3 month Cardigan

(part of collection 1) click here for matching hat


UK Format


Abbreviations

WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

dc.       Double Crochet

htr.      Half Treble Crochet

tr.        Treble Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

ss.       Slip Stitch

Inc.      Increase


Crab Stitch.

Working from left to right, work dc backwards.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Finished size approx:  16 Inch Chest 0-3 Month Baby


Jacket: Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches

Sleeve length from underarm approx 5 Inches


Materials

110 grams of Stylecraft Special DK Yarn in Colour 1

20 grams of Stylecraft Special DK Yarn in Colour 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 3 buttons


TENSION - 1 pattern rpt and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Cardigan - Worked in one piece, starting with yoke, using colour 1 make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch’s (Front), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch’s (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 17ch’s (Back), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch’s. (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch’s (Front). Turn. (60tr + 3ch).


2nd Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (68tr + 3ch)

 

3rd to 8th Row - rpt 2nd Row. Turn. (116tr + 3ch)

 

9th Row - (Divide for Armholes) - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 15tr, 2dc into next tr, miss next 24tr, (armhole) 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 33tr, 2dc into next tr, miss next 24tr, (armhole) 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 15tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (73dc)


Commence with Skirt - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, 3tr into next ch, work (1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) around the post of the last tr made, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.


Next Row - 3ch, 2tr into base of 3ch, * miss 3st, 1dc into 1ch space, miss 2tr, 3tr into next dc, work (1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) around the post of the last tr made, * rpt from * to * to last group and dc, miss 3st, 1dc into 1ch space,  miss 2tr, 3tr into last dc. Turn.


Pattern Row 1 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, miss 2tr, * 3tr into next dc, work (1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) around the post of the last tr made, miss 3st, 1dc into 1ch space, miss 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last dc, 2tr and 3ch, work 3tr into next dc, (1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) around the post of the last tr made, miss 2tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, 2tr into base of 3ch, * miss 3st, 1dc into 1ch space, miss 2tr, 3tr into next dc, work (1ch, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr) around the post of the last tr made, * rpt from * to * to last group and dc, miss 3st, 1dc into 1ch space, miss 2tr, 3tr into last dc. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 12 rows have been worked in all from the yoke. Fasten off.


Join in colour 2 and work Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off.


Join in colour 1 and work Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With RS facing, rejoin colour 1 to centre tr of 3tr under arm, 3ch, 1tr into each of next 24tr, 1tr into centre tr of 3tr on opposite side of sleeve under arm, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (25tr + 3ch).


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


Rpt last row until 8 rows have been worked from yoke, change to colour 2 and rpt last row twice, change back to colour 1 and rpt last row once, sleeve seam measures approx 5 Inches.


Work 1 row of crab stitch. (see abbrev) Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands -


Buttonhole Band - With RS facing, join colour 2 to lower edge of right hand side of front edge, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 40 more dc evenly up first front edge to corner. Turn.


Next Row - (Buttonholes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of remaining dc to end. Turn. (3 Buttonholes made) (swap buttonholes to opposite side for boy)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to neck edge. Fasten off.


Button Band - Working from neck edge downwards on opposite front edge, join in colour 1, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 40 more dc evenly into row ends to end. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch and turning at the end of each row, work 2 more rows in dc. Fasten off.


With RS facing join colour 1 to top of button band on left hand neck edge, work crab stitch across button band, first front, back, second front and buttonhole band edges. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gap under each arms, weave in any loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet for a 0-3 month baby cardigan.

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