Bobble In-between Baby Cardigan

Bobble In-between Baby Cardigan – The crochet sample for this adorable cardigan has been made to fit a 6-12 month old, but it can be made in three more sizes using larger or smaller crochet hooks.

Worked from neck down, there is no sewing up involved either in this gorgeous baby pattern.

bobble in between baby cardi

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If you are making for a baby shower gift, you can also add a baby blanket see my bobble in-between stroller blanket to match the cardigan and make a set.

bobble in-between cardigan

I have used a Double knitting (light worsted #3) yarn, but if you use an aran (worsted #4) and a 5.50mm hook it could be crocheted for a 12-18 month old.

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Bobble In-between Baby Cardigan UK

Pattern Number CNC381

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.     Wrong Side
RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat

ss.        Slip Stitch
tch.      Turning Chain

yrh.      Yarn Round Hook
Inc.      Increase

tr3tog. Treble Crochet 3 Together
Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 3tr into same space or stitch, yrh and draw through all 3 loops.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

To fit approx:  20 Inch chest, 6-12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder 10.5 inches
Sleeve length 5.5 inches

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

65 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in colour 1
30 grams of King Cole Comfort in each of the colours 2, 3 & 4

4.50mm Clover Crochet Hook, 3 small buttons

You can for a:-
0-3 month use a 3.50mm hook
3-6 month use a 4.00mm hook
12-18 Month use a 5.00mm hook

TENSION – 4tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

Make 54ch, (RS) 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into the next 7ch (front), (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ch, 1dc into next 8ch (shoulder), (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ch, 1dc into the next 17ch (back), (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ch, 1dc into the next 8ch, (shoulder) (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next ch, 1dc into the next 8ch (front). Turn. (57tr, 4, 2ch spaces)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 2ch space, work (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into space, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into space, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (64tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

Rpt 2nd Row until 7 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn. (104tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

8th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to next 2ch space, work (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into space, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into space, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (120tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

9th Row – Rpt 8th Row. Turn. (136tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

Commence Skirt – (Divide for Armholes) Make 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * tr3tog into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to next 2ch space, tr3tog into 2ch space, miss 30tr, work 1dc into next 2ch space, rpt from * to * working dc into next 2ch space, miss 30tr, tr3tog into next 2ch space, 1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (40 tr3tog)

Second Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr3tog and dc to end. (81dc)

Fasten off. Join in colour 2.

# Third Row – 3ch, 2tr into next dc, * miss 1dc, 2tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * working 1tr into last dc. Turn (40, 2tr groups, 1tr, + 3ch)

Fourth Row – 3ch, miss 1tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * miss 2tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, miss 1tr, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Fourth Row twice. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 1.

Seventh Row – (WS) 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * work tr3tog into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to 3tch, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Eighth Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and tr3tog to end. Turn. #

Fasten off. Join in colour 3.

Rpt from # to # once.

Fasten off. Join in colour 4.

Fifteenth Row – Rpt Third Row.

Sixteenth to Eighteenth Rows – Rpt Fourth Row. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing join colour 2 to first 2ch space under arm, make 3ch, 2tr into next tr, * miss 1tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to next 2ch space, work 1tr into space, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (16, 2tr groups)

Row 2 – 3ch, 1tr into next tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * miss 2tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 3 – 3ch, miss 1tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * miss 2tr, 2tr into space between next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, work 1tr into tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 4 – Rpt Row 2. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in colour 1.

Row 5 – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * work tr3tog into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, tr3tog into tr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 6 – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr3tog and dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (32dc)

Fasten off. Join in colour 3.

Row 7 – 3ch, 2tr into next dc, * miss 1dc, 2tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, miss 1dc, 1tr into next dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Rows 2 to 6.

Fasten off. Join in colour 4.

Rpt Rows 2 to 4. Fasten off.

Border – (Worked around cardigan & cuffs) With RS facing, starting on lower left front, working along bottom edge, join in colour 1 with a ss, * work (1ch, ss) in next tr, * rpt from * to * along bottom, up right front edge, around neck, down left front edge, ss to ss on beginning of row. Fasten off.

With WS facing work same stitch pattern around cuff edge, ss to ss on the end of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, attach 3 buttons evenly down yoke and fasten through gaps in tr’s, fold back cuffs.

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USA format below:-

Baby Cardigans

Bobble In-between Baby Cardigan USA

Pattern Number CNC381

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.       Wrong Side
RS.        Right Side
ch.         Chain
sc.         Single Crochet
dc.         Double Crochet
rpt.        Repeat

sl st.      Slip Stitch
tch.       Turning Chain
yo.        Yarn Over
Inc.       Increase

dc3tog. Double Crochet 3 Together
Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 3dc in same space or stitch, yo and draw through all 3 loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

To fit approx:  20 Inch chest, 6-12 month baby
Finished length from shoulder 10.5 inches
Sleeve length 5.5 inches

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

65 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in color 1
30 grams of King Cole Comfort in each of the colors 2, 3 & 4

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.50mm Clover Crochet Hook, 3 small buttons

You can for a:-
0-3 month use a 3.50mm hook
3-6 month use a 4.00mm hook
12-18 Month use a 5.00mm hook

GAUGE – 4dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

ch54, (RS) 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in the next 7ch (front), (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch, 1sc in next 8ch (shoulder), (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch, 1sc in the next 17ch (back), (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch, 1sc in the next 8ch, (shoulder) (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next ch, 1sc in the next 8ch (front). Turn. (57dc, 4, ch2 spaces)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each dc to next ch2 space, work (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in space, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in space, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (64dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

Rpt 2nd Row until 7 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn. (104dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

8th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each dc to next ch2 space, work (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in space, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in space, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (120dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

9th Row – Rpt 8th Row. Turn. (136dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

Commence Skirt – (Divide for Armholes) ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * dc3tog in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to next ch2 space, dc3tog in ch2 space, skip 30dc, work 1sc in next ch2 space, rpt from * to * working sc in next ch2 space, skip 30dc, dc3tog in next ch2 space, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn. (40 dc3tog)

Second Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each dc3tog and sc to end. (81sc)

Fasten off. Join in color 2.

# Third Row – ch3, 2dc in next sc, * skip 1sc, 2dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * working 1dc in last sc. Turn (40, 2dc groups, 1dc, + ch3)

Fourth Row – ch3, skip 1dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * skip 2dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, skip 1dc, work 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Fourth Row twice. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in color 1.

Seventh Row – (WS) ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * work dc3tog in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to 3tch, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Eighth Row – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and dc3tog to end. Turn. #

Fasten off. Join in color 3.

Rpt from # to # once.

Fasten off. Join in color 4.

Fifteenth Row – Rpt Third Row.

Sixteenth to Eighteenth Rows – Rpt Fourth Row. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing join color 2 to first ch2 space under arm, ch3, 2dc in next dc, * skip 1dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to next ch2 space, work 1dc in space, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (16, 2dc groups)

Row 2 – ch3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * skip 2dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 3 – ch3, skip 1dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * skip 2dc, 2dc in space between next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, work 1dc in dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 4 – Rpt Row 2. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in color 1.

Row 5 – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * work dc3tog in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, dc3tog in dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Row 6 – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each dc3tog and sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (32sc)

Fasten off. Join in color 3.

Row 7 – ch3, 2dc in next sc, * skip 1sc, 2dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1dc in next sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Rows 2 to 6.

Fasten off. Join in color 4.

Rpt Rows 2 to 4. Fasten off.

Border – (Worked around cardigan & cuffs) With RS facing, starting on lower left front, working along bottom edge, join in color 1 with a sl st, *  (ch1, sl st) in next dc, * rpt from * to * along bottom, up right front edge, around neck, down left front edge, sl st to sl st on beginning of row. Fasten off.

With WS facing work same stitch pattern around cuff edge, sl st to sl st on the end of row. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, attach 3 buttons evenly down yoke and fasten through gaps in dc’s, fold back cuffs.

bobble in-between baby cardigan

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