Newborn Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern

Newborn Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern – Use this beautiful little cardigan over an all in one suit for a baby boy or over a dress for a baby girl, it is made in double knitting (light worsted #3) yarn and quick to crochet.

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Make this cute cardi for your own little one or gifts for friends and your families babies, ideal for a baby shower. The free crochet pattern is below in UK and USA format, scroll down to the bottom of the page to get it.

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Newborn Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern UK

Pattern Number CNC298

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Skill Level: Intermediate

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

ss.         Slip Stitch
Inc.       Increase

Corner Group.  (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

Approx Size to fit:   14 Inch Chest Newborn Baby

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

60 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 5 Animal Buttons

TENSION – 5tr & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Starting with yoke and worked in one piece.

Make 51ch, (RS) work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 4ch, (front) (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next ch, 1tr into each of next 9ch, (shoulder) (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next ch, 1tr into each of next 15ch, (back) (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next ch, 1tr into each of next 9ch, (shoulder) (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into next ch, 1tr into each of next 6ch. (front) Turn. (52tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, # * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to 2ch space on corner group, make 1ch, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into 2ch space, # rpt from # to # to last corner group, make 1ch, work (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into 2ch space, rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

3rd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, 1tr into 1ch space, * work 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to next corner group, work 1tr into next tr, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into 2ch space, * rpt from * to * to last corner group, work 1tr into next tr, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into 2ch space, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (68tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

4th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (84tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

6th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (100tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

8th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

9th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (116tr, 4, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

10th Row – (Divide for Armholes) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to 2ch space on corner group, make 1ch, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch) into 2ch space, miss 27tr, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next 2ch space, rpt from * to * to next 2ch space on corner group, make 1ch, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch) into 2ch space, miss 27tr, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into next 2ch space, rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (37, 1ch spaces)

11th Row – 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * work 1tr into each 1ch space and tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (76tr + 3ch)

12th Row – 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

13th Row – Rpt 11th Row.

Rpt 12th & 13th Rows 3 more times. Fasten off.

Sleeve x 2 – With WS facing, join yarn with a ss under arm to 2ch space, make 4ch, * miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, make 1ch, * rpt from * to * to opposite side of sleeve, 1tr into 2ch space, make 1ch, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn. (15, 1ch spaces)

Second Row – 3ch, work 1tr into each 1ch space and tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (29tr + 3ch)

Third Row – 4ch, * miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, make 1ch, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row.

Fourth Row – Rpt Second Row.

Rpt Third & Fourth Rows twice. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing join yarn to lower edge of right hand side front edge, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 37 more dc evenly into row ends along to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck, 3dc into corner, 38dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 39dc. Turn. (40dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Row – Return to first front edge, WS facing, starting from the neck and working downwards, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 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 base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc and 2ch space up front edge to end. Fasten off. (40dc)

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

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newborn crochet baby cardigan pattern

Newborn Crochet Baby Cardigan Pattern USA

Pattern Number CNC298

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
Inc.        Increase

Corner Group.  (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

Approx Size to fit:   14 Inch Chest Newborn Baby

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

60 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook, 5 Animal Buttons

GAUGE – 5dc & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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Starting with yoke and worked in one piece.

ch51, (RS) work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 4ch, (front) (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in next ch, 1dc in each of next 9ch, (shoulder) (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in next ch, 1dc in each of next 15ch, (back) (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in next ch, 1dc in each of next 9ch, (shoulder) (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in next ch, 1dc in each of next 6ch. (front) Turn. (52dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, # * ch1, skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to ch2 space on corner group, ch1, (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in ch2 space, # rpt from # to # to last corner group, ch1, work (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in ch2 space, rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

3rd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch1 space, * work 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to next corner group, work 1dc in next dc, (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in ch2 space, * rpt from * to * to last corner group, work 1dc in next dc, (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in ch2 space, 1dc in each dc and ch1 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (68dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

4th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (84dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

6th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (100dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

8th Row – (Inc Row) Rpt 2nd Row.

9th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. (116dc, 4, ch2 spaces + ch3)

10th Row – (Divide for Armholes) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * ch1, skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to ch2 space on corner group, ch1, work (1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1) in ch2 space, skip 27dc, work (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next ch2 space, rpt from * to * to next ch2 space on corner group, ch1, work (1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1) in ch2 space, skip 27dc, work (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next ch2 space, rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (37, ch1 spaces)

11th Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * work 1dc in each ch1 space and dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (76dc + ch3)

12th Row – ch3, 1dc in next dc, * ch1, skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

13th Row – Rpt 11th Row.

Rpt 12th & 13th Rows 3 more times. Fasten off.

Sleeve x 2 – With WS facing, join yarn with a sl st under arm to ch2 space, ch4, * skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, ch1, * rpt from * to * to opposite side of sleeve, 1dc in ch2 space, ch1, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn. (15, ch1 spaces)

Second Row – ch3, work 1dc in each ch1 space and dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (29dc + ch3)

Third Row – ch4, * skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, ch1, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row.

Fourth Row – Rpt Second Row.

Rpt Third & Fourth Rows twice. Fasten off.

Button/Buttonhole Bands – With RS facing join yarn to lower edge of right hand side front edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 37 more sc evenly in row ends along to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, 38sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 39sc. Turn. (40sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Row – Return to first front edge, WS facing, starting from the neck and working downwards, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 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 base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up front edge to end. Fasten off. (40sc)

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

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