Free Crochet Pattern for a Newborn Baby Cardigan (Easy)

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Megan's Easy Crochet Baby Cardigan Free Pattern. This is an EASY Crochet Cardigan Pattern for Baby made all in one piece from the neck down. 
Please note: The cardigan was originally made for my nieces preemie. (I used a 3 mm hook and a DK yarn)  
She adored how snug it fit him, and as he grew slightly it was easy to whip up another one using a larger hook as we went. 

I had posted a picture of him wearing it and was immediately inundated for requests for the cute pattern. 
It is one of those patterns that is in my memory and I just find myself making it time and time again, SO I have finally put it down in writing for you all. 

Size: preemie - newborn for First size use a 4.00mm Hook and Double Knit Yarn = worsted
Double knit yarn and a 4.00mm hook = 14 inches around (this was the size we needed for my nieces preemie)
0r using a 4.50mm hook to make slightly larger baby 0-3 months
 1 x 100grm Ball of Redheart baby soft Steps . = 16 inches around chest

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See How easy this cardigan is to make with this Quick time Step by Step Vide Which also helps to explain how we create the Sleeves / Underarms


(Instructions are given in US terms)
Chain 36
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 10 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last 5 sts. ch 2, turn.

Row 2: dc in next 5, 3dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 12 ch, 3dc, dc in next 7 ,3dc in next, dc in last 6 sts. ch 2, turn.

Row 3: dc in next  6, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 14 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last  7 sts. ch 2, turn.

Row 4: dc in next  7, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 16 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last  8 sts. ch 2, turn.

Row 5: dc in next 8,  3dc in next ch, dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 18 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last  9 sts. ch 2, turn.

Row 6:  dc in next 10 sts, ch 4, (underarm) skip 16 sts, dc in next 20sts 
ch 4, (underarm) skip 16 sts, dc to end.

Row 7:  dc in each dc and each chain across. ch 2, turn.

Rows 8-15:   dc in each dc across. Ch 2, turn.

Border
Either in same color or join a contrasting color. 
Work 3 sc in last stitch, sc around neckline, put 3 sc in last st of neck, sc  evenly around, remember to work 3 sc in each corner stitch, (this helps it to lay flat and not curl)   work 3 sc in last stitch and sc across bottom of sweater,  2 sc in last st and join to first sc. finish off. (on whichever side you decide for girl or boy  create the buttonhole loops by sc, ch 3, sc in next st)

Sleeves:
Join yarn to center stitch at bottom on armhole,
Work 8 rows  of DC around. .
Row 9, sc around sleeve.
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TO finish cardigan off I folded down the top neck corners, and sewed securely in place with matching color of yarn
Weave in all ends 

Please note: In the Picture to the Right the hat is a basic baby beanie with 2 rows added to front to create a brim, and booties are from Topsy Turvy Wrap around Booties



 I love using theses easy Crochet Patterns. I can mix and match to create such cute and adorable little sets for newborns. They are also quick croche tprojects to make for last minute gifts and baby showers.
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