Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan UK

Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan UK – A pretty baby cardigan written in UK format, made in a shell design for a 14 inch chest Newborn baby, sweet little gift to bring baby home in.

Free baby crochet pattern-picot edge cardigan UK

The sample was made in
King Cole Big Value Baby Yarn.

Picot edge cardigan UK free baby crochet pattern

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Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan UK

Abbreviations
WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side
dc.     Double Crochet
tr.      Treble
rpt.    Repeat
ss       Slip Stitch
Inc.    Increase

Shell.   2tr, 1ch, 2tr

Picot Edge.
 * 1dc into next 3dc, 3ch, ss into first of 3ch just made, * rpt from * to * to end.

Size to fit approx:- 14” chest Newborn baby

Finished length from shoulder approx 9 inches
Sleeve seam finished length approx 4.5 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn I have used:-

100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK yarn

4.00mm Clover Crochet Hook, 3 small buttons 

TENSION – 9tr and 5 Rows of tr measures approx 2 inches x 2 inches (5cm x 5cm)

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Worked in one piece starting with yoke, with 4.00mm hook make 49ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end (46tr + 3ch). Turn.

Row 2 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into 1st tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch, (57tr + 3ch). Turn.

Row 3 – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Row 4 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into next tr * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch, 2tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (76tr + 3ch)

Row 5 – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Row 6 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch (101tr + 3ch). Turn.

Commence Skirt – 3ch, miss first tr, * 1 shell (see abbrev) into next tr, miss 2tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (33 Shells)

Next Row – (Divide for armholes), 3ch, 1 shell into each of the next 5 shells, miss 6 shells, (sleeve) 1 shell into each of next 11 shells, miss next 6 shells, (sleeve) 1 shell into each of next 5 shells, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (21 shells)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1 shell into next shell, 1dc into the space between shells, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Pattern Row 1 – 3ch, 1 shell into each shell to end, 1tr into dc. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch,  * 1 shell into next shell, 1dc into the space between shells, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Pattern Rows 1 & 2 form the pattern, rpt both pattern rows 4 more times or until work measures approx 9” from shoulder. Turn. 

Next row –  1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dc into next 2tr, 1dc into 1ch space, 3ch, ss into first of 3ch just made, 1dc into same 1ch space, 1dc into next 2tr, miss dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, 1dc into last dc.

(A contrast colour can be used here if you wish). Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin yarn to same 1ch space of shell on skirt at base of armhole, 3ch, 1 shell into each shell across, ending with 1tr into 1ch space of shell on skirt on opposite side of armhole, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Starting with Pattern Row 2, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 turning and slip stitching at the end of each row three more times or until sleeve seam measures approx 4” work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn. (6 shells)

Cuff – Missing all ch spaces, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc. Turn. (25dc). Work 1 more row of 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Turn. Work 1 row of picot edge (see abbrev) to end, ss to first dc. Fasten off. (Use a contrast colour here if you wish)

Button/Buttonhole Bands – Starting with WS facing, rejoin yarn at lower edge, working upwards towards neck edge, work 33dc evenly in row ends, up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each tr around neck, 3dc into corner, work 33dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Next Row – (Buttonholes) Work 1dc into each of next 21dc, (to base of yoke) 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 5dc, (twice), 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn at neck edge.

Next Row – Work 1 row of picot edge working into all dc and ch spaces to end. (use a contrast colour for this row if prefer).  Fasten off.

Return to the opposite side of front edge and working from the neck downwards, work 1 more row in dc. Turn.

Work 1 row of picot edge. Fasten off.

Finishing – Sew in and tie off loose threads, turn through to right side. Sew on buttons to correspond with the buttonholes.

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Free baby crochet pattern-picot edge cardigan UK

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