Please note: I am an extrememly LOOSE crocheter!! I will give you SEVERAL ideas of different sizes to try please ensure you measure around your finished cardigan to correspond with the desired measurement you require. The cardigan was originally made for my nieces preemie. Who was expecting a small newborn. She had a preemie so i actually ended up sizing the cardigan even smaller (I used a 3.5 mm hook and a DK yarn)
I made this one above for my grandson just born, (I used a 4.50mm hook and Double Knit Yarn) it fitted perfectly for the first week when everything else seemed to drown him.
PREEMIE use a 4.00mm Hook and Double Knit Yarn = Worsted
I used Marriners Super soft Baby Double Knit
14 inches around
NEWBORN -using a 4.50mm hook and Aran
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Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,3 dc in next st,
Row 2: dc in next 5, 3dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts, 3dc in next st,
Row 3: dc in next 6, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in next ch,
Row 4: dc in next 7, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc in next ch,
Row 5: dc in next 8, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in next ch,
ch 4, (underarm) skip 16 sts, dc to end.
ch 4, (underarm) skip 17 sts, dc to end.
Row 8: dc in each dc and each chain across. ch 2, turn.
Rows 9-15 (17 for NEWBORN) : dc in each dc across. Ch 2, turn.
Join yarn to center stitch at bottom on armhole,
Work 8 rows of DC around.
I love using these easy Crochet Patterns. I can mix and match to create such cute and adorable little sets for newborns.
They are also quick crochet projects to make for last minute gifts and baby showers.
I have lots of favourite go-to patterns for creating baby Cardigans so make sure you view my page here which has a selection of the best FREE baby Crochet cardigan Patterns I find online