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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Sunshine Cardigan

Can be paired with the rib waist skirt


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


dc group.  (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same space or stitch


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx - 16 Inch Chest, 0-3 month baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 9.5 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 4 Inches


Materials

80 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 1

Small amounts of Stylecraft Special DK in Colours 2 & 3


4.00mm & 5.00mm crochet hooks, 3 buttons


TENSION - 4tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.


Using 4.00mm hook and 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) - Change to 5.00mm hook, 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 16tr, 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 16tr, 2dc into next tr, miss next 24tr, (armhole) 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 15tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (74dc)


Commence with Skirt - Make 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, miss 1dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next dc, * miss 2dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, miss 1dc, 1htr into last dc. Turn. (24dc groups)


Pattern Row - 1ch, 1htr into base of 1ch, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next 2ch space,* miss 4dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next 2ch space, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc, miss 2dc, 1htr into last dc. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 10, dc group rows have been worked from yoke. Fasten off.


Work Pattern Row once in colour 2, once in colour 3 and twice in colour 1. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With RS facing and using 5.00mm hook, join colour 1 to centre tr of 3tr group were you divided for armholes underarm, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 24tr around armhole, 1dc into centre tr of 3 on opposite side of sleeve, ss to first dc on beginning of row to make a circle. Turn. (26dc)


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


Row 3 - ss over first 2dc to 2ch space, make 1ch, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same 2ch space, * miss 4dc, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into next 2ch space, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, miss dc's, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Row 3 until 6 dc rows have been worked from yoke. Fasten off.


Work Row 3 once in colour 2, once in colour 3 and twice in colour 1. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS facing, using 4.00mm hook, join colour 1 to lower edge of right hand side of front edge, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 39dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck, 3dc into corner, work 40dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Button Band - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner. Turn. (42dc)


Rpt last row twice. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Row - Working from neck downwards, join colour 1 to second front edge, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 43dc evenly down front to corner. Turn.


Next Row - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 26dc, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn. (3 Buttonholes made)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work one more row of 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a sunshine cardigan.

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