Kelly's Surprise Baby Cardigan
As I mentioned in my last post, my cousin Kelly happily found herself pregnant after almost giving up hope. This cardigan celebrates such a good surprise.
Kelly’s Surprise Baby Cardigan
You will need:
3.5 oz (approx. 200 yds) of worsted weight yarn
5.5 mm crochet hook
This cardigan is designed for an approximately 3 month old baby. You can make it for a younger child by decreasing to a 5.0 mm hook
Sl st slip stitch
Ch sp chain space
SC single crochet
DC double crochet
BLO back loop only
FLO front loop only
HBDC herringbone double crochet
Herringbone double crochet
7 rows DC or HDC x 11 DC = 4 inches
DC into 3rd st from hook (ch 3 does not count as stitch), then DC next 5 st, [DC, ch 1, DC] into next stitch, DC across next 4 st, [DC, ch 1, DC] into next st, DC across next 13 st, [DC, ch1, DC ] into next st, DC into next 4 st, [DC, ch 1, DC] into next st, DC into remaining 6 st, ch 2 and turn (ch 2 does not count as a stitch now and throughout pattern).
DC into first DC stitch,* HBDC into next st until ch space, [DC, ch 1, DC] into ch sp*, repeat from * to * to last chain space, HBDC until second stitch from end, DC into last st, ch 2 and turn.
Repeat row 2.
Row 7 (forms arm hole)
DC into first st, DC in all st until ch sp, *DC into chain stitch, ch 1 and DC into next ch st (skipping all stitches in between to form armhole)*, DC until next ch sp, repeat from * to *, DC to end, chain 2 and turn.
DC into first st, FLO DC to second from last st, DC into last st, ch 2 and turn.
DC into first st, BLO DC to second from last st, DC into last st, ch 2 and turn.
DC into first st, skip next st, *2 DC into next st, skip next st*, repeat from * to * until 1 st remains, DC into last 2, ch 2 and turn.
DC into first st, 2 DC in between 2DC in row below to form v stitch, continue between each 2 DC pair until last st, DC into last st, ch 2 and turn.
Repeat row 11.
DC into first st, [DC, ch 1, DC] into next 2 DC pair and repeat until last st, DC into last st, and continue on to border (do NOT turn).
Ch 1, SC into same stitch and SC evenly along left front border to top corner, 3 SC into corner. SC into each st along top border and [SC 2, ch 2, SC 1] into corner stitch to form button hole. SC evenly along right front border, 3 SC into corner st, then SC into each st across bottom border, 2 SC into corner, sl st to first SC and finish off.
Sleeves (make 2)
Fasten yarn into ch space in bottom of arm hole, ch 2 (counts as DC for all sleeve rows). Evenly space 24 DC around arm hole, sl st to first DC and turn (24 DC)
Ch 2, DC into same st and DC into remaining 23 stitches, sl st to first DC and turn (24 DC).
Repeat row 2.
Ch 2, DC into same st and DC into next 3 st, 2 DC together nex st, *DC 4, 2 DC together*, repeat to end, sl stitch to first DC and NOT turn (20 DC).
Ch 1, SC into same stitch and all remaining st, sl to to of first SC and finish off.
Attach button to top left corner of cardigan and sew in all ends.