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Free Crochet Pattern Baby Cardigan (Purple Trim)

 This delightful crochet cardigan, designed for newborns to 3-month-old babies, is crafted using the half-double crochet stitch.

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The pattern starts from the neck and works its way down, making it an excellent choice even for beginners.

Welcoming a precious little bundle of joy into the world is a magical moment. And what better way to celebrate than with a handmade crochet baby cardigan.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this free baby cardigan pattern will help you to create an adorable baby cardigan for the newborn baby.

Crochet Baby Sweater Pattern

Materials:

About 2 x 50g of double knit yarn (light worsted / 3) And some contrasting color if desired.
3hdcs = work 3 hdc into the stitch indicated
 4.50mm hook or G hook

Note: In this pattern, the ch 2 at the beginning of the row DOES NOT count as the first hdc.

You will work your first hdc in the bottom of the chain2, and when working the last stitch at the end of the row you will work into that hdc, not into the ch 2.

This will give you a straighter edge and no gaps from the turning chain.

Starting at the neck edge, ch 3

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (36 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in first 4 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (8 hdc, 3hdc in next hdc, 8 hdc, 3hdc in next hdc, 8 hdc, 3hdc in next hdc, 4 hdc) across; turn. (32 hdc, 4 x3hdcs )

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 5 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (10 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 10 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 10 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 5 hdc) across; turn. (40 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 6 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (12 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 12 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 12 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 6 hdc) across; turn. (48 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Rows 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 7 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (14 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 14 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 14 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 7 hdc) across; turn. (56 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (16 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 16 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 16 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 8 hdc) across; turn. (64 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 7:
Ch 2, hdc in next 9 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (18 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 18 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 18 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 9 hdc) across; turn. (72 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (20 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 20 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 20 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 10 hdc) across; turn. (80 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 11 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (22 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 22 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 22 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 11 hdc) across; turn. (88 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, (24 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 24 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 24 hdc, work 3hdc in next hdc, 12 hdc) across; turn. (96 hdc, 4 x3hdcs)

Row 11: This row will form the armholes.
Ch 2, hdc in next 14 sts, skip next 27sts, hdc in next 22sts, skip next 27 sts, hdc in next 14sts. turn.

Row 12: ch 2, hdc in each stitch across (54sts)

Row 13 to Row 23 For the remainder of the sweater continue working in hdc across each row or switch to any stitch you prefer and work that until the sweater is the length you want it to be.

Sleeves:
Row 1: Join to underarm, ch 2 and work 28 hdc around, TURN
Row 2 to Row 5: Ch 2, hdc around, TURN,
Row 6: Ch 2, , 2hdc together, hdc to end, TURN,
Row 7 to ROW 10: Ch 2, 2hdc together, hdc to end, cut yarn leaving enough to sew the sleeve seam together.

(change color here, and now work in rounds)

Rnd: Ch 2, 2hdc together, hdc to last 2 stitches 2hdc together, slip to join to top of ch2
Row 12: Ch 2, 2hdc together, hdc to last 2 stitches 2hdc together, slip to join to top of ch2.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

Finishing:Using the same yarn or contrasting color, join at the bottom of the sweater, ch 1 and sc around the sweater, working 3 sc at the end of each side of the neck and each side of the bottom.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.


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