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Cotton Summer Cardigan


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Abbreviations


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

Inc.       Increase


Group.

(2dc, ch2, 1dc) in same stitch or space


ch3 counts as first dc


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


Size to fit approx: 20 Inch Chest, 6-12 month Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 11.5 inches

Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 5 inches


Materials

150 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Color 1

10 grams of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in Color 2


OR

5.30oz of Worsted Weight #3 cotton yarn in Color 1

0.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 cotton yarn in Color 2


4.00mm crochet hook, 3 buttons


GAUGE - 4dc and 3 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke.


ch56, (front) 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in next 7ch, 3dc in next ch, (sleeve) 1dc in next 8ch, 3dc in next ch, (back) 1dc in next 18ch, 3dc in next ch, (sleeve) 1dc in next 8ch, 3dc in next ch, (front) 1dc in next 8ch. Turn (62dc)


2nd Row - (Inc Row) (front) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1trc in next dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to centre dc on 3dc group, 3sc in dc.


(sleeve) rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, 3sc in dc.


(back) rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, 3sc in dc.


(sleeve) rpt from * to * to centre dc on next 3dc group, 3sc in dc.


(front) 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (28trc)


3rd Row - (Inc Row) ch2, 1dc in base of ch2, work 1dc in each st and 3dc in the centre sc on the 3sc groups to end. Turn. (78dc)


Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows four more times or until 142dc 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) 2sc in dc, 1sc in next dc, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (38trc)


Commence Skirt - ch3, skip 1st, (2dc, ch2, 1dc) in next st, * skip 2st, (2dc, ch2, 1dc) in next st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, skip 1st, 1dc in last st. Turn. (28 groups)


Pattern Row - ch3, work (2dc, ch2, 1dc) in each ch2 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 12 rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 11.5 Inches from shoulder. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in next ch2 space, sl st in space between groups, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch2 space, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. 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 remaining dc of sleeve to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (14trc)


Row 2 - ch3, * skip 2st, (2dc, ch2, 1dc) in next st, * rpt from * to * to last 2st, skip 2st, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (9 groups)


Row 3 - ch3, work (2dc, ch2, 1dc) in each ch2 space to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Row 3 until 8 group rows have been worked in all or under arm sleeve seam measures 5 inches. Fasten off.


Row 9 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in next ch2 space, sl st in space between groups, * rpt from * to * to last ch2 space, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch2 space, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS of work facing rejoin color 1 to right hand front edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 42 more sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, work 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, work 43sc evenly in row ends down second front edge. Fasten off. Turn.


Button Band - Written for a girl, swap sides for a boy


Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to corner. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 1 and rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Band - Return to opposite front edge, with WS facing, working from neck downwards, rejoin color 2 to first sc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 7sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc to corner. Fasten off. Turn. (3 Buttonholes made)


Next Row - Join in color 1, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.


Flower Motif - Click here for the flower motif.


Car Motif - click here and scroll down the page for the car motif.


Finishing - Close small gaps under arms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes, sew on motifs wherever you wish.


Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a cotton summer cardi.

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