Knobbly Baby Cardi

Knobbly baby cardi – 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.

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Knobbly Baby Cardi UK

Pattern Number CNC39

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Abbreviations UK
WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side
st.       Stitch(es)
ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
dtr.     Double Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch
yrh.    Yarn Round Hook
DNT.   Do Not Turn

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

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

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

4.50mm Clover crochet hook, 5 Buttons

TENSION – 5tr & 3 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.

Make 56ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into next 6ch, (front), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch, (sleeve), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 18ch, (back), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch, (sleeve), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch, (front). Turn (61tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, *
rpt from * to * to centre tr on 3tr group, (front) 3tr into tr.
rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, (sleeve) 3tr into tr.
rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, (back) 3tr into tr.
rpt from * to * to centre tr on next 3tr group, (sleeve) 3tr into tr.
1dc into next tr, rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. (front) Turn. (28dtr)

3rd Row – (Inc) 3ch, * 1tr into each st to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (77tr + 3ch)

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

Shape Armholes – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * across first front to centre tr on 3tr group, 2dc into tr, miss 30tr, (sleeve) 2dc into next tr, rpt from * to * across back to centre tr on next 3tr group, 2dc into tr, miss 30tr, (sleeve) 1dc into each of next 2tr, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (38dtr)

Pattern Row 1 – 3ch, 1tr into each stitch to end. Turn. (84tr + 3ch)

Pattern Row 2 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (42dtr)

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

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into 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 41dc evenly into row ends along first front edge, 3dc into corner, work 1dc into each ch around neck, 3dc into corner, work 41dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Button Band – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to 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 dc, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 8dc, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of the remaining dc. Turn. (5 Buttonholes made)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.

Sleeves x 2 – With WS facing, rejoin yarn to first tr underarm were you divided for the armholes, work 3ch, 1dc into next tr, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * across the 30tr for sleeve to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (14dtr)

Row 2 – 3ch, 1tr into each st to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (29tr + 3ch)

Row 3 – 3ch, 1dc into next tr, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Rows 2 & 3 five more times. Turn.

Cuff  – 1ch, 1dc into base of ch, 1dc into next 2st, * dec 1dc (see  abbrev) over next 2st, 1dc into each of next 3st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, dec 1dc over st, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (24dc)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt last row once.

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

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Knobbly Baby Cardi USA

Pattern Number CNC39

Abbreviations USA
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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