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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 top 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. I find this design is one of the most ordered. 

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

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Crochet Baby Cardigan Easy Free Pattern

Skill Level:
You should be able to work in single crochet stitches, and double crochet stitches worked in the same space 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 to crochet this cardigan 

Yarn Baby Double Knit Yarn
I used exactly 1x100grms
Crochet 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.

Read Pattern instructions carefully before starting to crochet.
This baby 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
please check your measurements at underarms are correspondent with Chest across)

(Please note I crochet extremely loosely 

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

Start by creating a Chain of 57 with the 4.00mm hook,  and change to 3.5mm hook to continue 

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 the next ch,
sc in last 9sts. Ch 2, TURN (64sts) 

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, (72sts) 

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 (80sts) 

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 (88sts) 

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 (96sts)

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 (104sts) 

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 (112sts)                                                                        

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. (120sts) 

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 on Row 11 for a 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, to work in the round.

Mark here as the beginning of the 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 a 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


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