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Free Crochet Pattern Beautiful Vintage Swing Baby Cardigan (0-3 months)

Free Crochet Patterns: Vintage Style Baby Cardigan and Matching Hat (Crochet Baby Set)
Crochet baby cardigan and hat pattern FREE 

As you know I love experimenting with crochet patterns and I was really pleased with how this little baby cardigan and hat turned out. 

I chose this gorgeous light purple to fit in with the slightly vintage feel I wanted but of course, you can pick any color you like. 

I crocheted this up in about 2 hours using gorgeous soft double-knit yarn. 

The cardigan itself is worked up in one piece and looks and feels fabulous even if I say so myself.
 

The cardigan is designed to keep the baby warm and cozy when out in the pram on a nice day. 

You can choose a long-sleeve cardigan finish (as seen in the picture below for the santa baby outfit) or I just love the short flared sleeves are really pretty but, because they are short, it will work best worn over a long-sleeved top of some kind. 


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My friend had asked for shorter-length arms. So she could put the baby jacket over babies all in one baby grow/Onsie

 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 and then out to a full and flouncy flare so it lies in nice folds. 

The finished Jacket sits just at the right length if the 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 crocheted hat is perfect for keeping the chill off the 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.
I think this set would be ideal for a new baby gift or baby shower – but what do you think?

Your baby will be the talk of the park – or the street, or the party – in this matching crocheted baby cardigan and hat.

Crocheting for Newborns and making baby sets is my favorite crochet project.
They are always fun to do and I just loved how this one turned out.

Materials

I used a 4.00mm UK hook
And I used lilac Bernat softee Baby
SIZE: Newborn - Small 17inches around chest.
Gauge: 8dc = 2inches 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 sts) 

Row 2: CH 2, turn dc in BASE of ch2, 1 Dc in each of the next 4 ST, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 7 sts, 3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the next 9 sts, 3Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the last 5 sts. (45 sts) 

Row 3: CH 1, turn. 1 sc in first 6 sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 11sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next,
sc in lat 6 sts. (53 sts)

Row 4: CH 2, turn Dc in BASE of ch2, 1 Dc in each of the next 7sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 11sts, 3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the next 13 sts,3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the next 11 sts, 3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the last 7 sts. (61sts)

Row 5: CH 1, turn. 1 sc in first 8sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 13 sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 15sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 13sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in lat 8 sts. (69 sts)

Row 6: CH 2, turn Dc in BASE of ch2, 1 Dc in each of the next 8sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 15sts, 3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the next 17 sts, 3Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 15 sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the last 9 sts. (77)

Row 7: CH 1, turn. 1 sc in first 10sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 17 sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 19sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 17sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in lat 10 sts. (85 sts)

Row 8: CH 2, turn Dc in BASE of ch2, 1 Dc in each of the next 10sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 19sts, 3Dc in next st,
1 Dc in each of the next 21 sts, 3Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the next 19 sts, 3 Dc in next sts,
1 Dc in each of the last 11 sts. (93sts)

Row 9:  CH 1, turn. 1 sc in first 12sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 21 sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 23sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in next 21sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in lat 12 sts. (101sts)


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

Turn

NOTE: (If you want a VERY FULL skirt skip one stitch if you want a smaller ruffle skip 2 sts where it states SKIP st)

 
Row 11: CH 2,(counts as 1st DC), DC in base of ch2, skip 1, (2dc,ch1,2dc) *skip 2sts, (2dc,ch1,2dc in next)* repeat * to last 2 sts skip 1 work 2dc in last finish with 2Dc in last st,

Row 12:
CH 2,1 dc in base of ch2, *working into space created by the ch1 of previous rnds shell, 2DC, CH1,2DC,Make 1 dc in-between shells of previous round* repeat * to * across, to last 2sts, DC in last 2 Sts.
Turn.

Row 13-16.
CH2, 1DC in next stitch, **working into the space created by the ch1 of previous rounds shell (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 17- 20: CH2, 1DC *working into the space created by the ch1 of previous rounds shell, create (2DC, CH1, 2DC), work 1dc in each of next 3sts *(in spaces available from previous rows dc posts) repeat ** around.

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.

Rows 17- 20: CH2, 1DC *working into the space created by the ch1 of previous rounds shell, create (2DC, CH1, 2DC), work 1dc in each of next 3sts *(in spaces available from previous rows dc posts) repeat ** around.

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:

Round 1: With right side facing, Join yarn at bottom of armhole, SC evenly around armhole ,slip to join (28sts)
 Round 2: Ch 3.(counts as first DC) SKip 1st, work (dc,ch1,2dc) SK 2, 1 DC in next ST, * Skip 2sts , (2dc,ch1,2dc) skip 2sts, 1dc in next * repeat ** around armhole, finish with a dc, skip 1stitch and then, SL ST in top of CH 3 to join. (the underarm will only have ONE Double crochet between the shells.
Round 3-5 CH 3, Repeat Row 1, but work DC in each side of previous rounds DC. So you will have 2 DC stitches between each shell. except at underarm
 (This is where I finished for the shorter sleeves. You can continue working to achieve a longer length. Just keep working in an established pattern, finishing on round 7

Row 8: CH 3,  Repeat Row 1, decrease by working the 2 dc tog. Around,slip to join

Row 9: CH 1,   SC in same ST, SK 1 ST, around, slip to join

Row 10: CH 1,  SC in each SC around, slip to join, and fasten off


Repeat for the second sleeve. Fasten off and weave in all ends. If you want to attach buttons I simply use the spaces naturally created down the front from the double crochet rows, for the buttonholes. 

There are beautiful Baby Layette crochet pattern sets for baby, they have a vintage feel to them but with today's 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
Using a 4.00mm Hook Baby DK 
Size: 0 -3 months = 13.5 inches around
        3-6 months = 15 inches around
CH 4, join to form circle. 

Rnd 1: Ch 3, (Counts as 1st DC) 11 DC in circle, slip to join. 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *2 SC in each ST* repeat ** around, slip to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST,* repeat ** around, slip to join. 

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *1 SC in first 6 ST, 2 SC in next ST*, repeat ** around,slip to join

(for next size up)

RND 4: Ch1, 1SC in first 2 stitches, 2sc in next* repeat ** around, slip to join)

Rnd 5 : Ch3,*1 DC in first 8 sts, 2DC in next ST*, repeat ** around, slip to join

Rnd 6:  SC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 7:  DC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 8:  SC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 9:  DC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 10:  SC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 11 : DC in each stitch around, slip st to join
Rnd 12: SC in each stitch around, slip st to join

(for 3-6 months repeat Rnd 11 and Rnd 12)

Rnd 13: Chain 3 2dc in base of chain 3, * skip 1 st, sc, skip 1 st 5 DC in next stitch* repeat from ** around, finish off with 2 dc in base of beginning chain 3 to complete starting the shell. Slip to join and fasten off .

Thread ribbon if you wish through round 12 (3- 6 month weave through Rnd 14)


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