Free Crochet Pattern for a Newborn Baby Cardigan which is worked in Double Crochet using a 4.00mm hook.
The original pattern for this wee cardigan was written for a preemie and small Newborn baby Megans Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern which is made using an Aran weight yarn.
Many have asked for the same simple styled cardigan in Double Knit =Worsted weight.
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NEWBORN Crochet Cardigan FREE PATTERN
in Double Crochet Yarn (*AF) and using a 4.00mm hook
17 inches around Chest area.
using a 4.00 mm hook and DK (I used Marriners Super Soft Baby which I find makes lovely Baby items)
Needle to weave ends in.
Gauge: 8dc = 2 inches( I crochet very loosley )
Written in US terms
Please read all the notes throughout.
Ch2 counts as first stitch
Row 1: 1dc into 4th ch from hook, 6sts 3dc in next, (FRONT)
dc in next 8sts, (SHOULDER) 3 dc in next st,
dc in next 15 sts, (BACK) 3 dc in next st,
dc in next 8 sts, 3 dc in next st,
dc in next 7sts, 3 dc in next st, turn
Row 2: Ch2, dc in next 7, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 10 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 17 ch, 3dc in next ch,
dc in next 10sts,3dc in next,
dc in last 8 sts.turn
Row 3: Ch2, dc in next 8sts,3dc in next st,
dc in next 12sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 19sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 12sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in last 9sts. Turn
Row 4: Ch2, dc in next 9sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 14 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 21 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 14 sts,3dc in next st,
dc in last 10 sts.turn
Row 5: Ch2, dc in next 10 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 16 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 23 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 16 sts,3dc in next st,
dc in last 11 sts.turn
Row 6: Ch2, dc in next 11 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 18 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 25 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 18 sts,3dc in next st,
dc in last 12 sts. turn
Row 7:Ch2, dc in next 12sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 20 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 2h7 sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in next 20sts, 3dc in next st,
dc in last 13 sts. turn
ROw 8: Ch2, dc in next 13 sts, Ch4, SKIP 24 sts,
dc in next 31sts, Ch4, SKIP 24sts,
dc in last 14sts, turn (68sts)
Row 9: Ch1, dc in every stitch including the ch 4, turn (68sts)
Row 10: Ch1, dc in each stitch, turn (68sts)
Row 11 Repeat Row 10 until work measure approx 9.5 Inches from shoulder.
Cardigan edging with Button Holes: start at lower edge on right front.
With RS facing, and a 4.00mm hook join with your chosen yarn
we will be working in single crochet around the cardigan border (making 3scs into each CORNER, Turn)
RS: Ch1, 1sc into base of ch1, work sc evenly into row ends up first front edge
to front top corner, work 3sc into corner stitch, continue working 1sc into each ch around neck to next top corner,
3sc into corner, continue working evenly into row ends down second front edge
to bottom corner, 3sc into corner, ch1, work 1sc into each dc along bottom of cardigan to end,
ss to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.
Next Row: Ch1, 1sc into base of ch1, 1sc into each sc to last 2 stitches , slip stitch to top stitch of the neck line for a neat finish.
FASTEN OFF HERE
Buttonhole Row: (Remember LOOPS ON LEFT for BOY . LOOPS on Right hand side for GIRL)
make our evenly where you wish the button holes to be on the cardigan. I love the look of 3 buttons from the top on a newborn.
How. the buttonholes will be made if you wish more mark out evenly spaced holes.
Join yarn to RS of work to opposite side.
work 1sc into base of ch1, (*make 2ch, miss 1sc, 1sc into each of next 8sc*) repeat for s many buttonholes as you would like, sc to second last st ch1, slip to join. Fasten off
Rnd 1: join yarn to centre of the underarm, (2nd stitch of the chain 4), Make sure this row is worked in the opposite direction of Row 8.
Ch3, (counts as first dc) Work Dc evenly around the armhole (34sts)
(You will work 2dc into a SIDE of ROW 10 stitches at Armhole see PIC on last page for visual)
Slip stitch to Join to First DC (4th chain from ch3) TURN
Rnd 2:Ch 3(counts as first dc), dc in each st around, Slip stitch to Join to First DC, Turn
Rnd 3:Ch 3(counts as first dc), 2dctog, dc in all sts to last 2, 2dctog, Slip stitch to Join to First DC, Turn
Repeat for 7 more rows: Ch 3(counts as first dc), dc in each st around, Slip stitch to Join to First DC, Turn
(by doing this you will decrease 1 stitch per round)
Sc in each stitch around and Fasten off
Finish as you please
I have also sized up the double crochet Cardigan pattern into the next size suitable for a 3+ month
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