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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Cotton Summer Cardigan


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Abbreviations

WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

st.        Stitch(es)

ch.       Chain

dc.       Double Crochet

tr.         Treble Crochet

dtr.       Double Treble Crochet

rpt.       Repeat

ss.        Slip Stitch

Inc.       Increase


Group.

(2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into same stitch or space


3ch counts as first tr


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


Size to fit approx: 20 Inch Chest, 6-12 month Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 11.5 inches

Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 5 inches


Materials

150 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Colour 1

10 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Colour 2


4.00mm crochet hook, 3 buttons


TENSION - 4tr and 3 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.


Make 56ch, (front) 1tr into 3rd ch from hook, 1tr into next 7ch, 3tr into next ch, (sleeve) 1tr into next 8ch, 3tr into next ch, (back) 1tr into next 18ch, 3tr into next ch, (sleeve) 1tr into next 8ch, 3tr into next ch, (front) 1tr into next 8ch. Turn (62tr)


2nd Row - (Inc Row) (front) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to centre tr on 3tr group, 3dc into tr.


(sleeve) rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, 3dc into tr.


(back) rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, 3dc into tr.


(sleeve) rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, 3dc into tr.


(front) 1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (28dtr)


3rd Row - (Inc Row) 2ch, 1tr into base of 2ch, work 1tr into each st and 3tr into the centre dc on the 3dc groups to end. Turn. (78tr)


Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows four more times or until 142tr remain.


Shape Armholes - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * across first front to centre tr on 3tr group, 2dc into tr, miss 30tr, (sleeve) 2dc into next tr, rpt from * to * across back to centre tr on next 3tr group, 2dc into tr, miss 30tr, (sleeve) 2dc into tr, 1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (38dtr)


Commence Skirt - 3ch, miss 1st, (2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next st, * miss 2st, (2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, miss 1st, 1tr into last st. Turn. (28 groups)


Pattern Row - 3ch, work (2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into each 2ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 12 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 11.5 Inches from shoulder. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next 2ch space, ss into space between groups, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into 2ch space, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing, rejoin yarn to first tr underarm were you divided for the armholes, work 3ch, 1dc into next tr, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * across the remaining tr of sleeve to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (14dtr)


Row 2 - 3ch, * miss 2st, (2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, miss 2st, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (9 groups)


Row 3 - 3ch, work (2tr, 2ch, 1tr) into each 2ch space to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Row 3 until 8 group rows have been worked in all or under arm sleeve seam measures 5 inches. Fasten off.


Row 9 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next 2ch space, ss into space between groups, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into 2ch space, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS of work facing rejoin colour 1 to right hand front edge, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 42 more dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, work 1dc into each ch around neck, 3dc into corner, work 43dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Fasten off. Turn.


Button Band - Written for a girl, swap sides for a boy


Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to corner. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in colour 1 and rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Band - Return to opposite front edge, with WS facing, working from neck downwards, rejoin colour 2 to first dc, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 7dc, * rpt from * to * once, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into remaining dc to corner. Fasten off. Turn. (3 Buttonholes made)


Next Row - Join in colour 1, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.


Flower Motif - Click here for the flower motif.


Car Motif - click here and scroll down the page for the car motif.


Finishing - Close small gaps under arms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes, sew on motifs wherever you wish.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a cotton summer cardi.

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