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Easy Newborn Crochet Cardigan FREE Pattern A Star is Born

 FREE crochet cardigan pattern for a newborn, that will fit the newly born baby perfectly. This crochet cardigan is made from the neck down using the single crochet.  Giving a nice firm neck and shoulder area, and for the body part  I wanted a nice pattern effect, eventually I decided on the star stitch. I have hunted around to find the perfect fitting first sized baby cardigan, and struggled, after my friend gave birth to a very healthy but small baby girl. Every outfit was way to big even in the first sizes, so the Star is Born baby cardigan was perfect. 

Free Crochet Pattern Baby Cardigan A Star is Born
Newborn Crochet Cardigan

Pattern written in US terms
I used DK  and a 4.00mm hook (US G6 and 3 Light Worsted) Shop Now for BEST Deals on Yarn*
Finished chest size is 16 inches around.  (newborn)

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Skill Level: Intermediate or Easy if you have worked with the Star Stitch before.

Measurements: Newborn 16 inches around chest.
I would perhaps make this for a preemie changing my hook – 3.5mm

Materials
Yarn : 100grms of Double Knit
Hook 4.500mm
3 Buttons

Abbreviations:

ch = chain, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet

st(s) = stitch (es)

Special Stitches:

Star Stitch. (I like to think of this stitch as Half Double Crochet Five Together)

Yarn over and draw up a loop in, 2nd, and each of next 4 chain spaces from hook . (see diagram)

Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch1.

* draw a loop through the eye just formed by the ch just made,

hook through and pull yarn through loops of last star just made,

draw a loop through same ch, where last loop of previous star was made,

draw a loop through each of next 2 ch sts. Yarn Over and draw through the 6 lops on hook, ch 1*.Repeat from **to end of row.
Securing with a slip stitch, at the end of the row, Chain 1

Row 2: 2hdc in each eye of star of previous rounds. Finish last STAR with 2hdc, and hdc to secure in very last stitch

Notes: Read Pattern instructions carefully before starting.

  • In last worked star of every row, replace the chain 1 with a half double crochet
  • chain 1 of YOKE row counts as 1st stitch
  • Chain 2 on the half double crochet row of star stitch does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Always finish the single crochet row with 2hdc into the last stars eye, and slip stitch to top of previous row to secure.
  • Chain 3 on the star stitch row counts as part of the first star stitch.
  • Written using US crochet terms
Instructions:
Starting at Yoke / Neck
Ch 43,
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain, ch1 turn.(42sts)
Row 2: Ch1, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts,  3sc in next sts, sc in next 5 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in last 7 sts. Turn (50)
Row 3: Ch1, sc in next 7sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 7sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts 3sc in next st,sc in next 7 sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 8 sts. Turn (58)
Row 4: Ch1, sc in next 8sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts 3sc in next st,sc in next 9 sts, 3sc in next sts sc in last 9 sts. Turn (66)
Row 5: Ch1, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 11 sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 10sts. Turn (74)
Row 6: Ch1, sc in next 10sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 22sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 13 sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 11 sts. Turn (82)
Row 7: Ch1, sc in next 11sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 15sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 12 sts. Turn (90)
Row 8: Ch1, sc in next 12sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 26 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 17sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 13 sts. Turn (98)
Row 9: Ch1, sc in next 13sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 28 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 19sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 14sts. Turn (106)
Row 10: Ch1, sc in next 14sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 21 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 30 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 21sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 15sts. Turn (114)
Row 11: Ch1, sc in next 15sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 23 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 32 sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 23sts, 3sc in next sts, sc in last 16sts. Turn (122)

(you are going to skip stitches to make the armholes here)
Row12: ch1, sc in next 16 sts, skip 27 sts, sc in next 34sts, skip 27sts, sc to end, ch3, turn.

Row 13: ch3, complete 1 whole star stitch as described in special stitches, evenly across, to create 33 whole stars

Row 14: ch2, 2 hdc in each eye of previous rows star, (66 scs) slst to top of previous rounds ch3 to secure.

Row 15 – Row 25: 
Repeat rows 13 and14 
finishing with a row 13 to give a lacy edge.

Do Not Fasten off but turn work and single crochet evenly along the front sides and neck edge,

Create small loop button holes { sc,ch1,} in one stitch (3 times) evenly spaced along the single crochet Rows.

On the Right side loops for girl, left side loops for boy

Fasten off and weave in ends neatly.

Sleeves:

Join yarn under arm and

Row 1: chain 3 to start star stitch Row. Work 15 stars, Ch2, turn. (15 stars created)

Row 2: Work 2 hdc in each eye of star to end, do not close last star of Row with a ch 1 but

finish with hdc in very last stitch.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 – 9 times finishing on a Row 1

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew seams of sleeve together. Fasten off and weave in ends neatly.

Finishing: sew buttons securely into position

Care Instructions: Hand wash or wash on cool setting. Leave to dry.


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