Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan

Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan – Sweet little sweater made in shell design with picot edging around coat and sleeves.

Use for your own little one’s or make for baby showers and gifts for friends and family.

Free baby crochet pattern-picot edge cardigan

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

free picot edge baby pattern yoke

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Free Baby Crochet Pattern-Picot Edge Cardigan

Abbreviations
WS.           Wrong Side

RS.            Right Side
sc.             Single Crochet
dc.             Double Crochet
rpt.            Repeat
sl st.          Slip Stitch
Inc.           Increase

Shell.        (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch

Picot Edge.
 * 1sc in next 3sc, ch3, sl st in first of ch3 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 

GAUGE – 9dc and 5 Rows of dc measures approx 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm)

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Worked in one piece starting with yoke, with 4.00mm hook ch49, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end (46dc + ch3) Turn.

Row 2 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in 1st dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3, (57dc + ch3) Turn.

Row 3 – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 4 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in next dc * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (76dc + ch3)

Row 5 – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Row 6 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to last 2dc and ch3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3 (101dc + ch3). Turn.

Commence Skirt – ch3, skip first dc, * 1 shell (see abbrev) in next dc, skip 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (33 Shells) 

Next Row – (Divide for armholes), ch3, 1 shell in each of the next 5 shells, skip 6 shells, (sleeve) 1 shell in each of next 11 shells, skip next 6 shells, (sleeve) 1 shell in each of next 5 shells, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (21 shells)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1 shell in next shell, 1sc in the space between shells, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Pattern Row 1 – ch3, 1 shell in each shell to end, 1dc in sc. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1,  * 1 shell in next shell, 1sc in the space between shells, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. 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 –  ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1sc in next 2dc, 1sc in ch1 space, ch3, sl st in first of ch3 just made, 1sc in same ch1 space, 1sc in next 2dc, skip sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, 1sc in last sc. (you can use a contrast color here if you wish). Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin yarn to same ch1 space of shell on skirt at base of armhole, ch3, 1 shell in each shell across, ending with 1dc in ch1 space of shell on skirt on opposite side of armhole, sl st to top of ch3 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 inches work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn. (6 shells)

Cuff – Skipping all ch spaces, work ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. (25sc). Work 1 more row of 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Work 1 row of picot edge (see abbrev) to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (Use a contrast color here if you wish)

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

Next Row – (Buttonholes) Work 1sc in each of next 21sc,(to base of yoke) ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 5sc, (twice), ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn at neck edge.

Next Row – Work 1 row of picot edge working in all sc and ch spaces to end. (you can use a contrast color for this row if preferred).  Fasten off.

Return to opposite side of front end and working from the neck downwards, work 1 more row in sc. 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 buttonholes.

Free baby crochet pattern-picot edge coat

Happy crocheting!

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