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Sweet Sugar Crochet Baby Cardigan Easy Free Pattern

A Free Crochet Pattern by LisaAuch for a Long Sleeve Baby Cardigan. This is the Free written crochet pattern of The Long-Sleeved Baby CROCHET cardigan.  

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The crochet baby Cardigan is crocheted from the neck down, creating the yoke first then crocheting the bodice, and finally the sleeves.

This adorable Crochet Baby Cardigan Easy Free Pattern is Very easy to make. But Looks extremely impressive.

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This little cardigan is just perfect for a newborn leaving hospital in. 

I was asked to crochet the cardigans in 2 colors for a new arrival as she wanted
 the wee one to be wearing a crochet cardigan when she left the hospital. 

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Crochet Baby Cardigan Easy Free Pattern


Skill Level:

You should be able to work in single crochet, double crochet
work in a repeat pattern sequence.
be familiar with making a garment from the neck down

Measurements:

The cardigan is made to fit newborns - Approx 17 inches around the chest.

Gauge: 
9 double crochet measures 2inches
Materials
Yarn Baby Double knit Yarn
I used exactly 1x100grms
Hook 3.50mm, 4.00mm hook

Additional Supplies: 3 small buttons

Abbreviations: Pattern written in US crochet terms
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch (es)
sc =single crochet
dc= double crochet

NOTE: the dc in the BASE of Chain stitch at the start of rows of neck counts 
as the first stitch until the pattern commences.

Special Stitches: (sc, dc) in the same stitch

Notes:

Read Pattern instructions carefully before starting to crochet.

This cardigan is worked from the Neck Down 
To create the shoulders you will 
increase by working 3 sets of specified stitches in one stitch 
Each shoulder tow will increase by 8 sts

Start by creating a Chain of 57 with the 4.00mm hook, 

and change to 3.5mm hook to continue 

(Please note i crochet extremely loosely 
please check your measurements at underarms are correspondent with Chest across)


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 
Sc in next 8 chs, 3sc in next ch
Sc in next 6 chs, 3sc in next ch,
sc in next 22 chs, 3sc in next ch,
sc in next 6 chs, 3sc in next ch,
sc in last 9sts. Ch 2, TURN

Row 2: make your first dc in the base of the turning chain in every row
 from here on in until the pattern commences. 
dc in first 9sts, 
3dc in next,
dc in next 8sts, 3dc in next,
dc in next 24sts,3dc in next,
dc in next 8sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in last 10sts, chain 1, TURN,

Row 3: sc in first 11sts, 3sc in next,
sc in next 10sts, 3sc in next,
sc in next 26sts,3sc in next,
sc in next 10sts, 3sc in next st,
sc in last 11sts, ch2, TURN

Row 4: dc in first 12sts, 3dc in next,
dc in next 12sts, 3dc in next,
dc in next 28sts,3dc in next,
dc in next 12sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in last 12sts, Ch 1TURN
 
Row 5: sc in first 13sts,3sc in next,
sc in next 14sts,3sc in next,
sc in next 30sts, 3sc in next,
sc in next 14sts,3sc in next,
sc in last 13sts, ch2, TURN 

Row 6: dc in first 14sts, 3dc in next ,
dc in next 16 sts, 3dc in next
dc in next 32 sts, 3dc in next 
dc in next 16 sts, 3 dc in next
dc in last 14sts, ch1 TURN 

Row 7: sc in first 15sts, 3sc in next,
sc in next 18sts, 3sc in next, 
sc in next 34 sts, 3sc in next, 
sc in next 18sts, 3sc in next, 
sc in last 15 sts, Ch1, TURN
                                                                          
Row 8: dc in first 16sts,
3dc in next, dc in next 20sts,
3dc in next, dc in next 36sts,
3dc in next, dc in next 20sts,
3dc in next st, dc in last 16sts, ch1, TURN,
You will be creating the armholes now.

Row 9: sc in first 18sts, skip 22sts,
sc in next 40sts, skip 22sts,
sc in last 18sts. Ch1, TURN,

BODY: Pattern Rows.


Row 10: [(sc, dc) skip 1 stitch], repeat [ ] to last st, ch1, TURN

Row 11: skip 1st stitch, [(sc,dc) skip 1 stitch], repeat [ ] 
 finish with a sc,dc in last stitch, ch1, TURN,

Continue working Row 11 for further 10 rows 
or until work measures 9 1/2 inches,

Changing to the 4.00mm hook at row 16.

Make sure last row worked is finishing on your chosen 
boy-girl right side of work.

Do Not Fasten Off.

Continue with the 4.00mm hook, 

Attach yarn Right side at last row of YOKE,

Working in single crochet work evenly up the front of the cardigan, 
to the neck,

Working 3sc in corner stitches, work around the neck and down the front

Finish with a slip stitch into the first row of the pattern

Attach the buttons to the preferred side of the cardigan,

I use the double crochet spaces on the opposite side as 
the buttonholes.

Sleeves


still working with the 4.00mm hook,

Row1: Join Yarn in a stitch under the arm single crochet evenly
 around make sure you have 26sts,

Ch1 TURN, (you will join the sleeve edge later.

Row2: sc in base of ch,1, dc in same spce, [ (sc, dc) skip next st] repeat [ ] around 
and finish

With single crochet in the last stitch, Ch1, TURN.

Repeat Row 2 for 15 rows, (always finish with single crochet) 
16 pattern rows in total.

Cuff (work in rounds): 

join yarn at the side of the cuff, and single crochet in each stitch around,

Slipping to join the other side of the sleeve, so as to work in 
the round.

Mark here as the beginning of round.

Rnd 2 of Cuff: single crochet in first 4sts, skip 1 stitch repeat around,

Rnd 3: single crochet in each stitch around, fasten off and weave in ends to finish,

Weave in all ends

Use the yarn end at the underarm for sewing together the arm seams.


NOTE: 
I have included 2 finishings to the cardigan
As You can see from the photos the PINK cardigan 
is finished with only single crochet around the yoke and neck, 

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The WHITE cardigan in the picture is finished with single crochet in each 
stitch around the cardigan. 
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How about making a Matching Crochet Baby blanket made in the same stitch 
to go with this gorgeous Cardigan.


Easy crochet baby blanket pattern

Easy FREE Crochet Pattern for a Matching Baby Blanket HERE


Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern.

It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS. 
As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern.
But you must acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer. 
YOU will  NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else,
or by creating an online video of my pattern. 
Without my express written permission.
You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it 
You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own.
You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online. 
Without my express written permission.
You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to
LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them.

This pattern may contain affiliate links.
 Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you
 
Happy Hooking (c) All Rights Reserved LisaAuch.com

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Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern. It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS. As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. You MUST acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer. YOU will NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else,or by creating an online video of my pattern. Without my express written permission. You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own. You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online. Without my express written permission. You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them.This pattern may contain affiliate links. Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you Happy Hooking (c) All Rights Reserved LisaAuch.com