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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Rainbow Cardigan


UK Format


Abbreviations

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


Inc.    Increase


dec 1tr.  Leaving last loop of each tr on hook,

work 1tr into each of next 2tr, yrh, pull through 3 loops.


dec 1dc. Pull up loop from next 2tr, yrh,

pull through 3 loops.


fptr. Work tr around the front post of the tr on row below


bptr. Work tr around the back post of the tr on row below


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 11.5 inches

Finished Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 7 inches


Materials

100 grams of Stylecraft Special DK yarn in main color

25 grams of Stylecraft Special DK yarn in each of the 5 contrast colors

4.00mm crochet hook, 5 Buttons


TENSION - 4tr and 3 rows of pattern measures approx 1 Inch


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Back - With main colour, make 46ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (43tr + 3ch)


Rib Row - 3ch, * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (see abbrev for fptr & bptr)


Rpt Rib Row twice more.


Next Row - (RS) Make 3ch, work 1tr into each stitch to last tr and 3ch, miss tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. Fasten off. (42tr + 3ch)


Pattern Rows

Change to contrast colour. (rows 1 to 3)

 

Row 1 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr (see abbrev) into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch to turn with, 1dtr into tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (21dtr)


Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each st to end. Turn. (43dc)


Row 3 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. Fasten off.


Change to main colour. (rows 4 to 6)


Row 4 - 3ch, 1tr into each stitch to end. Turn. (42tr + 3ch)


Row 5 - Rpt Pattern Row 2.


Row 6 - Rpt Pattern Row 4. Fasten off.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 6 four more times until work measures approx 11.5 inches from beginning. Fasten off.


Left Front - # With main colour, make 22ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (19tr + 3ch)


Rib Row - 3ch, * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt Rib Row twice more.


Next Row - Make 3ch, work 1tr into each stitch to last tr and 3ch, miss tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. Fasten off. (18tr + 3ch)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 to 6 from back four times or until work measures 9 Inches from beginning. Turn. #

 

Shape Neck - Miss 4tr, join in contrast colour yarn to next tr, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch to turn with, 1dtr into tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (7dtr)

 

Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each st to end. Turn. (15dc)

 

Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. Fasten off.


Change to main colour.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 11st, dec 1tr (see abbrev) over next 2st, 1tr into last dc. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)

 

Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, dec 1dc over next 2tr, (see abbrev) 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 9st, dec 1tr over next 2st, 1tr into last dc. Turn. (11tr + 3ch) Fasten off.


Right Front - Work same as Left from # to #


Shape Neck - Join in contrast colour, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3ch to turn with. Turn leaving the 3tr and 3ch un-worked. (7dtr)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each st to end. Turn. (15dc)

 

Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn. Fasten off.


Change to main colour.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, dec 1tr over next 2st, 1tr into each of next 12st. Turn. (13tr + 3ch)

 

Next Row - (Dec Row) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to last 2tr and 3ch to turn, dec 1dc over next 2tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (13dc)

 

Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, dec 1tr over next 2dc, 1tr into each of next 10dc. (11tr + 3ch) Fasten off.


Whipstitch or ss shoulder seams together.


Sleeves x 2 - With main colour, make 30ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (27tr + 3ch)


Rib Row - 3ch, * fptr around next tr, bptr around next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt Rib Row twice more.


Next Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into each tr to 3ch to turn with, 2tr into top of 3ch. Turn. Fasten off. (28tr + 3ch)


Change to contrast colour.


First Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch to turn with, 1dtr into tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Second Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each st to end. Turn.


Third Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, 1dtr into next dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn. Fasten off.


Change to main colour.


Fourth Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each stitch to last dc, 2tr into dc.  Turn.


Fifth Row - Rpt Second Row.


Sixth Row - Rpt Fourth Row. Fasten off.


Rpt First to Sixth Rows twice more until you have 40tr + 3ch remaining or sleeve measures approx 7.5 Inches in all from beginning. Fasten off.


Attaching Sleeves - Fold sleeves in half lengthways, place centre to shoulder seams (see picture below) and whipstitch into position (or you can ss if you prefer)

 

Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS of work facing and using main colour yarn, start on lower edge of right hand front edge, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 41dc evenly into row ends along first front edge, 3dc into corner, work 12dc evenly along first neck edge to shoulder, 1dc into each of next 19dc across back, 12dc evenly along second neck edge, 3dc into corner, work 42dc evenly into row ends down second front edge. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1 more row in dc around fronts and neck edge of cardigan, working 3dc into the corners. Turn.

 

Next Row - (Buttonholes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 3dc, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 9dc, * rpt from * to * 3 more times, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc on neck edge. Turn. (5 Buttonholes made)

 

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


Return to opposite front edge. Working with RS facing from neck downwards.


Button Band - Return to opposite front edge, RS facing and working from neck downwards, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.


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


Finishing - Whipstitch side and sleeve seam together (see picture below) or ss if you prefer. Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn. Turn through to RS. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.










Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for the rainbow cardigan.

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