Crochet Girls Short Cardigan

Crochet girls short cardigan a free crochet pattern for a 20″ chest 6-12 month baby, made in a worsted weight #3 yarn on a 4.50mm crochet hook.

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Abbreviations
WS.    Wrong Side
RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
hdc.    Half Double Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
sl st.    Slip Stitch
yo.        Yarn Over

dc2tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 1dc in each of next 2dc, yo and draw through all loops.

Shell.         (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit approx:-  20 inch Chest, 6 – 12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 8 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn
I have used:-
60 grams of King Cole big value baby DK
Or
2.15oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn
4.50mm Clover crochet hook
3 small buttons

GAUGE – 4dc and 2 rows measures approx 1 Inch

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Crochet Girls Short Cardigan

ch97, (RS) work 1 shell (see abbrev) in 6th ch from hook, * skip 2ch, 1dc in each of next ch3, skip 2ch, 1 shell in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last ch3, skip 2ch, 1dc in last ch. Turn. (12 shells)

2nd Row – ch3, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 2nd Row until 6 rows have been worked in all.

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Shape Armholes and V neck
First Front – ch3, skip 2dc, work 2dc in ch1 space on next shell, * skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, * rpt from * to * once, skip 2dc, 2dc in next dc, turn leaving remaining 9 shells un-worked.

8th Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * once, dc2tog (see abbrev) over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

9th Row – ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

10th Row –  ch3, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

11th Row – ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

12th Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 12th Row 3 more times. Fasten off.

Back – With RS facing return to un-worked stitches, skip 1dc, join yarn to next dc, ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * 4 more times, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 2dc in next dc, turn leaving remaining 3 shells un-worked. (6 shells)

Next Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last shell, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3.

Rpt last row 7 more times. Fasten off.

Second Front – With RS facing return to un-worked stitches, skip 1dc, join yarn to next dc, ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * once, skip 2dc, work 2dc in ch1 space of next shell, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 8 – ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 9 – ch3, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 10 –  ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 11 – ch3, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 12 – ch3, 1dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, skip 2dc, 1 shell in ch1 space of next shell, skip 2dc, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Row 12 three more times. Fasten off.

Whip stitch shoulder seams together.

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Sleeves x 2 – With RS facing join yarn to single dc under arm, ch1, 1hdc in base of ch1, work 35 more hdc evenly in row ends around sleeve to end, sl st to first hdc. Turn. (36hdc)

Next Row – ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in base of ch3, * skip 1hdc, 1sc in next hdc, skip 1hdc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next hdc, * rpt from * to * to last 3hdc, skip 1hdc, 1sc in next hdc, skip 1hdc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (9 shells)

Border & buttonholes – With WS of work facing, working along starting chain edge, join yarn to 3rd of the ch5, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch to end, 3sc in corner, working along front edge, work 13sc evenly in row ends, 2sc in next row end, 16sc evenly in row ends up first side of V neck, then (skipping ch1 spaces) work 1sc in each of next 13dc across back of cardi, 16sc evenly in row ends down second side of V neck, 2sc in next row end, work 13sc evenly in row ends to corner, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Buttonhole Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 4sc, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 6sc, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 3sc, 2sc in next, 1sc in each sc up first side of V neck, around the back and down second side of V neck, 2sc in next sc, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc along bottom of cardi, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work one more row of 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

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6 comments

  1. How do you attach the little ‘patches’ on the sweater? Are these iron on or stitched on? I would LOVE to use patches on crocheted pieces but I am afraid after the item is washed, the patches would ‘pucker’ or wrinkle. Have you ever known this to happen?
    Thanks!

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