Knobbly Baby Cardi

My knobbly baby cardi is an ideal garment to slip on over a top, dress or boys shirt. The pattern for this design is in a raised textured stitch comprising of just two rows.

It is crochet using one hook size (4.50mm) so there are no changing of hooks involved.

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A soft cuddly cardigan which will give baby that extra bit of warmth when required or just to make them look smart.

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I have used solid colors of King Cole Big Value Baby in colors Cream and Rose but it would look lovely two tones as well.

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Knobbly Baby Cardi                            CNC39

Abbreviations
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
st.       Stitch(es)
ch.      Chain
sc.       Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
trc.     Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch
yo.      Yarn Over
DNT.  Do Not Turn

dec.   Decrease
Pull up loop from each of next 2st, yo, pull through all loops

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit approx: 20 Inch chest, 6 – 12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 11 inches
Sleeve length approx 5.5 inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn I have used:-
130 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK

OR an equivalent yarn would be:-
4.60oz of Worsted Weight #3

4.50mm Clover crochet hook, 5 Buttons

GAUGE – 5dc & 3 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

ch56, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in next 6ch, (front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch, (sleeve), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 18ch, (back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch, (sleeve), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch, (front). Turn (61dc + ch3).

2nd Row – (Inc) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1trc in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to centre dc on 3dc group, (front) 3dc in dc rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, (sleeve) 3dc in dc rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, (back) 3dc in dc rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, (sleeve) 3dc in dc
1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. (front) Turn. (28trc)

3rd Row – (Inc) ch3, * 1dc in each st to 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc on 3dc group, 1dc in each st to end. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows four more times or until 141dc + ch3 remain.

Shape Armholes – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1trc in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * across first front to centre dc on 3dc group, 2sc in dc, skip 30dc, (sleeve) 2sc in next dc, rpt from * to * across back to centre dc on next 3dc group, 2sc in dc, skip 30dc, (sleeve) 1sc in each of next 2dc, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (38trc)

Pattern Row 1 – ch3, 1dc in each stitch to end. Turn. (84dc + ch3)

Pattern Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1trc in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn. (42trc)

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 six more times until you have 13trc rows worked in all from beginning. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each stitch to end. Turn.

Rpt last row twice. DNT after the last row.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS of work facing, working along right hand front edge, work 41sc evenly in row ends along first front edge, 3sc in corner, work 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, work 41sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Button Band – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to the corner. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band – Return to opposite front edge, with WS facing and working from neck downwards, rejoin yarn to first sc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 8sc, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc. Turn. (5 Buttonholes made)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin yarn to first dc underarm were you divided for the armholes, ch3, 1sc in next dc, * 1trc in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * across the 30dc for sleeve to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (14trc)

Row 2 – ch3, 1dc in each st to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (29dc + ch3)

Row 3 – ch3, 1sc in next dc, * 1trc in the next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Rows 2 & 3 five more times. Turn.

Cuff – ch1, 1sc in base of ch, 1sc in next 2st, * dec 1sc (see abbrev) over next 2st, 1sc in each of next 3st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, dec 1sc over the 2st’s, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (24sc)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt last row once.

Finishing – Close the two small gaps under arms, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on the buttons to correspond with the buttonholes.

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