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Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern for Newborn + Babies

Free Crochet Pattern for a Newborn + Baby Cardigan which is worked in Double Crochet using a 4.00mm hook.  Very Easy crochet pattern for  you to crochet a simple Baby cardigan 

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The original pattern for this wee cardigan was written for a preemie and small Newborn. 

Megans  Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern (as Pictured in this Image below) 

which was made using an Aran weight yarn.

Crochet baby newborn cardigan sweater EASY

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 the chest area.
using a 4.00 mm hook and DK  (I used Marriners Super Soft Baby  which I find makes lovely Baby items)
Buttons
Needle to weave ends in.

Gauge: 8dc = 2 inches( I crochet very loosley )
Written in US terms

Please read all the notes throughout.
 You will work into the BASE of the chain at start. on every row

ch58, 

ROW 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in the next 6ch sts (Front), 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 9ch sts (Shoulder),  3dc in next ch,  1dc in the next 18ch sts (Back),  3dc in next ch,  dc in the next 9ch sts (Shoulder),  3dc in next ch,  1dc in the next 8ch sts (Front) Ch3 Turn. (63dc ).

ROW 2: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 9sts, 3dc in next ch,  dc in the next 11 sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 20sts, 3dc in next ch,  dc in the next 11sts,  3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 9sts, Ch3 Turn.

ROW 3:  working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 10sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 13sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 22sts, 3dc in next ch,  dc in the next 13sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 10sts, Ch3 Turn.

ROW 4: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 11sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 15sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 24sts, 3dc in next ch,  dc in the next 15sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 11sts,  Ch3 Turn.

ROW 5: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 12sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 17sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 26sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 17sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 12sts, Ch3 Turn.

Row 6: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 13sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 19sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 28sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 19sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 13sts, Ch3 Turn.

ROW 7: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 14sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 21sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 30sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 21sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 14sts,  Ch3 Turn.

ROW 8: working 1st st into BASE of chain, dc in the next 15sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 23sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 32sts, 3dc in next ch, dc in the next 23sts, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 15sts, Ch3 Turn. (120 sts)

ROW 9: On this Row you are Dividing and creatign the Armholes

ch3, 1dc in next 17dc, ch2, skip next 25 sts, 1dc in each of next 36sts ,  ch2, skip next 25sts, dc in each st to end.  (74sts)

Row 10: Ch1, dc in each stitch, turn 

Row 11: Repeat Row 10 until work measures approx 10 Inches from shoulder.

Fasten off

Cardigan edging with Button Holes:  start at the lower edge on the right front.

With Right Side 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)

Border : Ch1, 1sc into the base of ch1, work sc evenly into row ends up the first front edge to front top corner, work 3sc into corner stitch, continue working 1sc into each ch around the neck to next top corner, 3sc into the corner, continue working evenly into row ends down the second front edge, to bottom corner, 3sc into corner, ch1, work 1sc into each dc along the bottom of the 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 topstitch 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 buttonholes evenly where you wish the buttonholes to be on the cardigan. 

I love the look of 3 buttons from the top on a newborn cardigan.

How the buttonholes will be made if you wish to mark out evenly spaced holes.

Join yarn to RS of work to the opposite side.

work 1sc into the base of ch1, (*make 2ch, miss 1sc, 1sc into each of next 8sc*) repeat for as many buttonholes as you would like,  sc to second last st ch1, slip to join. Fasten off

Sleeves:
Rnd 1: Join yarn to the center of one of the underarm sts, between the 2 chain stst you made in ROW 8 and Making sure this row is worked in the opposite direction that  Row 8 was worked. 
Ch3, (counts as first dc) Work Dc evenly around the armhole (31 sts)   
(You will work 2dc into a SIDE POST of a ROW 10 dc stitch at Armhole.
Slip stitch to Join to ch3 to join, TURN

Rnd 2:Ch 3, dc into the base of the chain and dc in each st around, Slip stitch to Join, TURN
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc into the base of the chain, and dc in each st around, Slip stitch to Join, TURN
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc into the base of the chain,  and dc in each st around,Slip stitch to Join, TURN
Rnd 5: Ch3, From now on DO NOT WORK the first dc st into the base), but in the next dc st, dc in each st around , TURN (by doing this you will decrease 1 stitch per round)
Rnd 6: to Rnd 10:  Repeat Rnd 5
Row 11: Ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.
Row 12: Ch1,  1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. FASTEN OFF. Weave in ends 


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I have also sized up the double crochet Cardigan pattern  into the next size suitable for a 3+ month 

See the FULL FREE Pattern on my website HERE 

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