Free Crochet Pattern for a Vintage modern Style Baby Cardigan

Free Crochet Patterns: Vintage Style Baby Cardigan and Matching Hat (Crochet Baby Set)
As you know I love experimenting with crochet patterns and I was really pleased how this little baby cardigan and hat turned out. I chose purple to fit in with the slightly vintage feel I wanted but of course you can pick any colour you like. I crocheted this up in about 2 hours using gorgeous soft baby double knit yarn. 
The cardigan itself is worked up in one piece and looks and feels fabulous even if I say so myself.
Free Crochet Patterns-crochet baby layette patterns-baby sweater patterns- Baby Cardigan and Matching HatThis baby cardigan pattern is one you can follow along at home. The cardigan is designed to be fairly heavy the better to keep baby warm and cosy when out in the pram. The flared sleeves are really pretty but, because they are short, it willwork best worn over a long sleeved top of some kind. My friend had asked for shorter length arms. So she could put the baby jacket over babies all in one babygrow.
 But You can lengthen the arms  and the instructions are included in the pattern
I've styled it so the cardigan hangs from a high yoke then out to a full and flouncy flare so it lies in nice folds. The finished Jacket sits just at the right length if baby had on the fancy ruffled pants. Since it is an open pattern, you can add your own little touches like ribbons if you want to.
The cute little hat is perfect for keeping the chill off baby’s head and it was so quick and easy to make too. I was particularly pleased with the scalloped edge which I think just adds to its appeal.
Your baby will be the talk of the park – or the street, or the party – in this matching crocheted baby cardigan and hat. Teeny tiny crocheting projects are always fun to do and I just loved how this one turned out. S
he will look fab and be cosy and warm when you are out and about. I think this set would be ideal for a new baby gift or baby shower – but what do you think?
Crochet baby cardigan patterns are fun to create and even more fun to work up. 

Materials

I used a 3.500mm UK hook
And   I used lilac Bernat Softee Baby Yarn, (assorted colors)
SIZE: Newborn-3 months
 
Special stitches

CH = chain stitch

DC INC =Double chain increase
SK 1 ST =Skip 1 Stitch
SK=skip
ST=Stitch

Each Shell consists of (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC)  Rows 12 to make the DC each side of the previous rounds DC you are working into the connecting bar of the stitches.

 

Baby Cardigan Pattern

We will be starting at the neckline, 
CH 38 loosely.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook & in each CH to end. (37 stitches)

Row 2: CH 2, turn (counts as 1st DC throughout pattern) 1 DC in each of the next 4 ST,

 (3 DC in next ST- (DC INC. made), 1 DC in each of the next 7 ST, DC INC., 1 DC in each of the next 9 ST, DC inc., 1 DC in each of the next 7 ST, DC INC., 1 DC in each of the last 5 ST. 
(45 stitches)

Row 3: CH 1, turn. SC in each ST, with increases of 3 SC - (sc inc. made) in the middle DC INC. 

(53 stitches)

Row 4: CH 2, Turn. DC in each ST, with increases of 3 DC in the middle SC INC.

 (61 stitches)

Row 5-9: Repeat rows 3 and 4, end with row 3. 

( 101 stitches)

Row 10: CH 1, turn. SC in first 13 ST, SK 24 ST, (1st armhole ) SC in next 27 ST, SK 24 (2nd armhole ) 

SC in last 13 ST.

Turn

Row 11: CH 2,(counts as 1st DC). 1 DC in next St, *Skip 1 ST, 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC*  {shell made}  repeat across, DC in last 2 Sts.
Turn
Row 12: CH 2,  1 DC in next ST,  *Skip 1 ST, 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC, Make 1 dc in-between shells*  repeat * to * across, to last 2sts, DC in last 2 Sts. 

Turn.
Row 13-15. CH2, 1DC in next stitch, **Skip 1 ST, 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC, Make 1 dc either side of previous rows DC  (in between the shells) *  repeat * to * across, to last 2sts, DC in last 2 Sts.


Turn
Rows 16-19: CH2, 1DC *Skip 1st, 2DC, CH1, 2DC, 3 dc *(in spaces available from previous rows dc posts) repeat ** around  (or until desired length) ending on wrong side.

Last Row: Make sure this is the right side - Crochet 5 DCs in each shell, DC in next group of 3 DCs across. Do not fasten off.

EDGING: CH 1, SC up right front opening, around neckline, and down left front opening, 3 sc in corner ST, sc around hemline, 2 SC in same as 1st SC, join with SL ST. Fasten off.




Free Crochet Pattern for a Vintage modern Style Baby Cardigan
This is how your Cardigan should be looking at this point before the sleeves are worked


SLEEVE: With right side facing, attach yarn at bottom of armhole, CH 3.

Row 1: Make Shell in 2nd SC, SK 2, 1 DC in next ST, SK 2, repeat around armhole to last SC, SL ST in top of CH 3 to join.


Row 2-4: CH 3, turn. Repeat Row 1, but with increase of 2 DC in each DC. (this is where I finished for the shorter sleeves. You can continue working to achieve the longer length. 

Row 8: CH 3, Turn. Repeat Row 1, decreasing to 1 DC in each 2 DC space.

Row 9: CH 1, turn. SC in same ST, SK 1 ST, across (15 ST)

Row 10: CH 1, turn. SC in each SC across, join and fasten off.


There are beautiful Baby Layette crochet pattern sets for baby, they have the vintage feel to them but with todays beautiful colors of yarn can be made to feel very modern  mind you there is nothing more gorgeous than a new baby in one of these vintage sets. 

Crochet Baby Hat Pattern
Start:  CH 4, join to form circle.

Row 1: CH 3, turn. (Counts as 1st DC) 11 DC in circle, slip to join.
Row 2: CH 1, turn. 2 SC in same ST & in each ST around, slip to join.
Row 3: CH 3, turn. 1 DC in next ST, *2 DC in next ST, around, slip to join.
Row 4: CH 1, *1 SC in first 6 ST, 2 SC in next ST, around, join. (41 ST)

Row 5-20: Alternate rows of DC’s & SC’s without increases until cap is about 5 “ long for newborn to 3 months,

Peoplle have requested how to make this slightly bigger, the stitch pattern is quite stretchy so very forgiving
But you can make (approx) 6” long for 3 to 6 months, & 7” for 6 to 9 months.

Row 21: CH 3, turn. SK 1 ST, Shell in next ST, SK 1 ST, DC in next ST to end. Join with SL ST to top of CH 2. Fasten off & add buttons or ribbon to finish




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rows 12 -15 do I skip any stitches? Im new to crochet and mine doesnt look quite right.

Lisa Auch said...

Row 12-15: CH 2, turn. 1 DC in next ST, Shell in each Shell, increase to 2 DC between Shells across to end, 2 DC in last 2 DC, CH 2 turn.

(these rows you are creating the pattern. If you look at the picture you will see you are working the shell of the next row (INBETWEEN the middle of the previous round) so technically you are missing stitches....by working into the middle of the previous shell - I will try to finda diagram to put on the post for you

Anonymous said...

Thank you i must sound daft but im learning x

Anonymous said...

I am a beginner trying out this lovely pattern. I'm ok until i reach row 13-15, where it says
"Make 1 dc either side of previous rows DC". Can you try and explain to me how i do this?

Thx.

Lisa Auch said...

You are working through the connecting bar of the previous rounds double crochet (so either side of previous rounds DC you have made a double crochet either side of it in next round) I will also post a close up pic - you are working through the bar of the stitches in these rounds NOT into the stitches - easy but to explain it quite hard ....lol Any probs drop me a message and I will try to help out :)

Anonymous said...

Thx. Lisa, i'm going to keep on trying until i master this. lol.

wendy bradley said...

Wow you are great at answering questions I'm new to Crochet as well. Hope to try this pattern sometime, will make sure I read all your replies when I do attempt this. Thanks so much

Lisa Auch said...

I wil try to help as much as I can - i want people even who are new to crocheting to know once you have masterd some basic stitches and understanding of crochet you really can create what many think are more advanced items - EASILY you can always find me around onine or FB https://www.facebook.com/LisaAuch1 or on our FB page where I try to break down some of the patterns if you need a bit of a hand - I woudl LOVE also if you would let me know how you got on, anythign I could do to make the pattern easier. etc...and to keep spreadign the crochet love :)

Flora said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

emma said...

I have double knit baby wool and 4ply baby wool which would you reccomend.

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