Easy Peasy Baby Cardigan

An easy peasy baby cardigan, suitable for the beginner crocheter. You will love the quickness and ease of this long sleeve free crochet pattern.

easy peasy baby cardigan

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It’s made in a variegated yarn to give it some style with double and single crochet stitches, there is no need for any sewing up as it is worked in one piece from the neck down.

Make with or without the collar, once started you will have it finished in just a few hours.

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Easy Peasy Baby Cardigan UK

Pattern Number CNC30

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Skill Level: Easy

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

ss.         Slip Stitch
yrh.       Yarn Round Hook

Dec.  Decrease
Pull up a loop from each of next 2dc, yrh and pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Size to fit: 16 inch chest, 0-3 month baby
Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches
Sleeve seam length approx 5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-
110 grams of James C Brett Marble DK

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 3 decorative buttons

TENSION – 4tr & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

Make 58ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch’s (Front), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 9ch’s (Shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 18ch’s (Back), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 9ch’s. (Shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch’s (Front). Turn. (63tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) Make 3ch, * 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. (71tr + 3ch)

3rd to 8th Row – rpt 2nd Row. Turn. (119tr + 3ch)

9th Row – (Divide for Armholes) – Make 3ch, 1tr into next 15tr, * 2tr, 1ch into next tr, miss next 25tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 34tr, 2tr, 1ch into next tr, miss next 25tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch, Turn. (73tr, 2, 1ch spaces + 3ch)

10th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to first 1ch space, 2tr into 1ch space, 1tr into each tr to second 1ch space, 2tr into 1ch space, 1tr into each tr to end. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

11th Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 11th Row until 21 rows have been worked from beginning or work measures approx 10 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – Join yarn to side of tr underarm, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 25tr, 1tr into side of tr on opposite side of sleeve, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (26tr + 3ch)

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

Rpt last row until 9 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Turn.

Cuff – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc. Turn.

Decrease Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2dc, * dec 1dc (see abbrev) over next 2dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, dec 1dc over next 2dc, 1dc into each dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (22dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 2 rows of 1dc into each dc, turning and ss to first dc on the end of each row. Turn.

Button/Buttonhole Bands
Written for a girl, swap buttonhole row to opposite side for a boy.

With WS facing and starting at neck edge on right hand front, work 42dc evenly into row ends down first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each tr along bottom of cardigan, 3dc into corner, work 42dc evenly into row ends up second front edge to neck. Turn.

Buttonhole Row 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc down front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc along bottom of cardigan, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each of next 26dc, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 7dc, * rpt from * to * once more, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn. (3 Buttonholes)

Next row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each 2ch space and dc down front edge to corner. Fasten off.

With WS facing join yarn to bottom edge on left hand side, working from lower edge up, work 1dc into each dc to corner. Fasten off.

Collar – (Optional) Rejoin yarn to first ch after buttonhole band on WR side of work, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 7ch, 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of next 9ch, 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of next 18ch, 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each of next 9ch, 3tr into next ch, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn.

Rpt 2nd Row three more times. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap underarms, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Fold back collar.

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Easy Peasy Baby Cardigan USA

Pattern Number CNC30

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations USA
WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side
ch.     Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch
yo.     Yarn Over

Dec.  Decrease
Pull up a loop from each of next 2sc, yo and pull through all loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Size to fit: 16 inch chest, 0-3 month baby

Finished length from shoulder approx 10.5 Inches
Sleeve seam length approx 5 Inches

Materials
I have used:-
110 grams of James C Brett Marble DK

An equivalent yarn would be a variegated light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 3 decorative buttons

GAUGE – 4dc & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece starting with yoke

ch58, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch’s (Front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 9ch’s (Shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 18ch’s (Back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 9ch’s. (Shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch (Front). Turn. (63dc + ch3).

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, * 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. (71dc + ch3)

3rd to 8th Row – rpt 2nd Row. Turn. (119dc + ch3)

9th Row – (Divide for Armholes) – ch3, 1dc in next 15dc, * 2dc, ch1 in next dc, skip next 25dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 34dc, 2dc, ch1 in next dc, skip next 25dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3, Turn. (73dc, 2, ch1 spaces + ch3)

10th Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to first ch1 space, 2dc in ch1 space, 1dc in each dc to second ch1 space, 2dc in ch1 space, 1dc in each dc to end. Turn. (77dc + ch3)

11th Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt 11th Row until 21 rows have been worked in all from beginning or work measures approx 10 Inches from shoulder. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – Join yarn to side of dc underarm, ch3, 1dc in each of next 25dc, 1dc in side of dc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (26dc + ch3)

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

Rpt last row until 9 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Turn.

Cuff – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next Row – (Decrease Row) – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of the next 2sc, * dec 1sc (see abbrev) over next 2sc, 1sc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to last 4sc, dec 1sc over next 2sc, 1sc in each sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (22sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 2 rows of 1sc in each sc, turning and sl st to first sc on the end of each row. Turn.

Button/Buttonhole Bands
Written for a girl, swap buttonhole row to opposite side for a boy

With WS facing and starting at neck edge on right hand front, work 42sc evenly in row ends down first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each dc along bottom of cardigan, 3sc in corner, work 42sc evenly in row ends up second front edge to neck. Turn.

Buttonhole Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of the sc down front edge, 3sc in the corner, 1sc in each sc along the bottom of cardigan, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each of next 26sc, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 7sc, * rpt from * to * once more, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (3 Buttonholes)

Next row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch2 space and sc down front edge to corner. Fasten off.

With WS facing join yarn to bottom edge on left hand side, working from lower edge up, work 1sc in each sc to corner. Fasten off.

Collar – (Optional) Rejoin yarn to first ch after buttonhole band on WR side of work, ch3, 1dc in each of next 7ch, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 9ch, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 18ch, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 9ch, 3dc in next ch, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn.

Rpt 2nd Row three more times. Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap underarms, weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes. If you have added the collar, fold it back on to cardigan.

Hope you have lots of fun making this easy peasy baby cardigan for your family and friends new arrival.

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6 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Baby Cardigan

  1. Sabine

    Hello
    Thank you for All your beautiful pattern i make some of this. My questi on is if i want to make the same gardigan but I bigger size how do I do?
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