But You can lengthen the arms and In fact I think that will look really good too.
MaterialsI used a 3.500mm UK hook
And I used lilac Bernat Softee Baby Yarn, (assorted colors)
CH = chain stitch
Each Shell consists of 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC
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.
Row 3: CH 1, turn. SC in each ST, with increases of 3 SC - (sc inc. made) in the middle DC INC.
Row 4: CH 2, Turn. DC in each ST, with increases of 3 DC in the middle SC INC.
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.
Row 11: CH 2, Turn. 1 DC in next ST, SK 1 ST., (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next ST (shell made), SK 1 ST, 1 DC in next ST, repeat across, DC in last 2 ST.
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.
Rows 16-19: Same as above, but increase to 3 DCS between shells across to end (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, & 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.
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