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Cluster Lace Baby Cardigan

Free cluster lace baby cardigan pattern, adorable open stitch design that can be made in four sizes just by using different hooks.

 

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Cluster Lace Baby Cardigan UK

Pattern Number CNC424

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
RS.     Right Side

ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch
BLO.    Back Loop Only
yrh.     Yarn Round Hook
Inc.     Increase

cl.        Two Cluster Stitch
Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 2tr into next stitch, yrh, pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

USING DIFFERENT HOOK SIZES (see materials)
Approx Sizes to fit:  Newborn – 0 – 3 month – 3 – 6 month – 6 – 12 month

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

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn

Crochet Hook sizes
Newborn 3.50mm, 0-3 months 4.00mm

3-6 months 4.50mm, 6-12 months 5.00mm, 5 small buttons

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Scroll down the page for the USA format

UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Starting with yoke and worked in one piece.

Make 56ch, (RS) work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each of the next 7ch, (front) 3dc into next ch, 1dc into each of next 9ch, (sleeve) 3dc into next ch, 1dc into each of next 17ch, (back) 3dc into next ch, 1dc into each of next 9ch, (sleeve) 3dc into next ch, 1dc into each of next 8ch. (front) Turn. (63dc)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, work * 1tr into each dc to next 3dc group, 1tr into next dc, 3tr into centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1tr into next dc, 3tr into centre dc of 3dc group,  1tr into each dc to end. Turn. (70tr + 3ch)

3rd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, work * 1tr into each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (78tr + 3ch)

4th to 8th Rows – Rpt 3rd Row. (118tr + 3ch)

9th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, work * 1tr into each tr to next 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 5tr into centre tr of 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 5tr into centre tr of 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (134tr + 3ch)

10th Row – (Divide for Armholes) 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 17tr, 2dc into next tr, miss 29tr, work 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 37tr, 2dc into next tr, miss 29tr, work 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (81dc)

11th Row – 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1cl (see abbrev) into next dc, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt * to * to end. Turn. (20cl)

12th Row – 5ch, 1dc into next cl, * make 5ch, 1dc into next cl, * rpt * to * to last 2ch space and dc, make 2ch, miss 2ch space, 1tr into dc. Turn.

13th Row – 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of 1ch, * make 2ch, work 1cl  into next dc, make 2ch, work 1dc into next 5ch space, * rpt * to * to end working last dc into the 3rd of the 5ch. Turn.

Rpt 12th & 13th Rows until 26 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Sleeve x 2 – With WS facing, join yarn with a sl st under arm to first missed tr, make 3ch, work 1tr into each of the next 28tr, ss to top of 3ch on the beginning of row. Turn. (28tr + 3ch)

Second Row – 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on the beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row until 9 rows have been worked from yoke. Turn.

Tenth Row – 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (28dc)

Eleventh Row – Working through BLO make 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1cl into next dc, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt * to * to end, make 2ch, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Work through both loops of stitch from now on.

Folded Cuffs
Twelfth Row – 5ch, 1dc into next cl, * make 5ch, 1dc into next cl, * rpt * to * to last 2ch space, make 2ch, ss to 3rd of 5ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Thirteen Row – 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of 1ch, * make 2ch, work 1cl  into next dc, make 2ch, work 1dc into next 5ch space, * rpt * to * to end make 2ch, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing join yarn to lower edge of right hand side front edge, make 1ch, 1dc into the stitch at the base of 1ch, work 38 more dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 2dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck edge, 2dc into corner, 39dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Rows 2 & 3 – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at the base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 39dc. Turn. (40dc)

Buttonhole Row – Return to first front edge, with WS facing, starting from the neck and working downwards, make 1ch, work 1dc into stitch at the base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, work 1dc into each of next 8dc, * rpt from * to * three more times, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of the remaining dc. Turn. (5 buttonholes made)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into stitch at the base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc and 2ch space up front edge to end. Fasten off. (41dc)

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, fold cuffs on sleeves.

USA format below:-

four sizes cardigan

Cluster Lace Baby Cardigan USA

Pattern Number CNC424

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
RS.       Right Side

ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch
BLO.     Back Loop Only
yo.        Yarn Over
Inc.       Increase

cl.          Two Cluster Stitch
Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in next stitch, yrh, pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

USING DIFFERENT HOOK SIZES (see materials)
Approx Sizes to fit:  Newborn – 0 – 3 month – 3 – 6 month – 6 – 12 month

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

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

Crochet Hook sizes
Newborn 3.50mm, 0-3 months 4.00mm

3-6 months 4.50mm, 6-12 months 5.00mm, 5 small buttons

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Starting with yoke and worked in one piece.

ch56, (RS) work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of the next 7ch, (front) 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, (sleeve) 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 17ch, (back) 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, (sleeve) 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 8ch. (front) Turn. (63sc)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, work * 1dc in each sc to next 3sc group, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in centre sc of 3sc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3sc group, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in centre sc of 3sc group,  1dc in each sc to end. Turn. (70dc + ch3)

3rd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, work * 1dc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (78dc + ch3)

4th to 8th Rows – Rpt 3rd Row. (118dc + ch3)

9th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, work * 1dc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 5dc in centre dc of 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1dc in next dc, 5dc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (134dc + ch3)

10th Row – (Divide for Armholes) ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 17dc, 2sc in next dc, skip 29dc, work 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each of next 37dc, 2sc in next dc, skip 29dc, work 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (81sc)

11th Row – ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1cl (see abbrev) in next sc, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt * to * to end. Turn. (20cl)

12th Row – ch5, 1sc in next cl, * ch5, 1sc in next cl, * rpt * to * to last ch2 space and sc, ch2, skip ch2 space, 1dc in sc. Turn.

13th Row – ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of ch1, * ch2, work 1cl in next sc, ch2, work 1sc in next ch5 space, * rpt * to * to end working last sc in the 3rd of the ch5. Turn.

Rpt 12th & 13th Rows until 26 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.

Sleeve x 2 – With WS facing, join yarn with a sl st under arm to first skipped dc, ch3, work 1dc in each of the next 28dc, sl st to top of ch3 on the beginning of row. Turn. (28dc + ch3)

Second Row – ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on the beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Second Row until 9 rows have been worked from yoke. Turn.

Tenth Row – ch1, 1sc in next dc, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (28sc)

Eleventh Row – Working through BLO ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1cl in next sc, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt * to * to end, ch2, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Work through both loops of stitch from now on.

Folded Cuffs
Twelfth Row – ch5, 1sc in next cl, * ch5, 1sc in next cl, * rpt * to * to last ch2 space, ch2, sl st to 3rd of ch5 on beginning of row. Turn.

Thirteen Row – ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of ch1, * ch2, work 1cl  in next sc, ch2, work 1sc in next ch5 space, * rpt * to * to end ch2, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing join yarn to lower edge of right hand side front edge, ch1, 1sc in the stitch at the base of ch1, work 38 more sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 2sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck edge, 2sc in corner, 39sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Rows 2 & 3 – ch1, 1sc in stitch at the base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 39sc. Turn. (40sc)

Buttonhole Row – Return to first front edge, with WS facing, starting from the neck and working downwards, ch1, work 1sc in stitch at the base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, work 1sc in each of next 8sc, * rpt from * to * three more times, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of the remaining sc. Turn. (5 buttonholes made)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in stitch at the base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up front edge to end. Fasten off. (41sc)

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, fold cuffs on sleeves.

 

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