Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cardigan for Babies

 

G 6 hook

Bernat Baby softee yarn
Size: newborn

Chain 36
Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 10 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in last 5 chs.
ch 2, turn.


rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.


row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn. *Armhole construction tutorial*


row 7: dc in each dc and chain across. ch 2, turn.


rows 8-15: dc in each dc across. Ch 2, turn.


At end of row 15, ch 1, work 2 sc in each end stitch up front side of sweater placing buttonholes where you like. (buttonhole- sc, ch 3, sc in next st)


Work 3 sc in last stitch, sc around neckline, put 3 sc in last st of neck, work 2 sc in each end stitch down side of sweater, work 3 sc in last stitch and sc across bottom of sweater, put 2 sc in last st and join to first sc. finish off.


Sleeves: join yarn to center stitch at bottom on armhole, DC around. Work 8 rows total for sleeves.Row 9, sc around sleeve.


2008 Kelly Kearney


If you make one of these for a gift please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern or items made from pattern.
Do not post pattern to another site, please post just the link.

64 comments:

Lulu said...

this is adorable.

Ally said...

Kelly,

How would I make this fit 1 and 2 year old boys? Increase the chains and stitches? Your patterns are very easy for me to make unlike a lot of kid sweaters!

Kelly said...

You could try going up one or 2 hook sizes and heavier yarn. Or you could follow the instructions for the top of the pullover(just don't join it) also using a larger hook and thicker yarn.

Crochet Diva said...

Ohohoh! I have a new niece coming, and this is exactly what I will be making THANK YOU!!!! Your site is adorable!

Jules said...

I've been searching for sweater patterns for toddler boys.These are darling and easy to understand. do you have a book of patterns out? I also will have play a litte bit to figure out bigger sizes. Oh well hopefully I'll figure it out.

Thanks for sharing with all of us!

bevq said...

Such a darling sweater! I need to link to this from my baby sweater page.

Bev

Lisa said...

Not sure if the one I made looks as good as yours :) but it was fun making it. It only took me three hours to do from start to finish!

Kelly said...

I'm sure its great! I tried to design them easy enough so they would be quick to make. Glad you liked it.
Kelly

tnjlaing said...

I worked the pattern with a bigger hook and my sweater looks smaller and different. I don't know where I went wrong however I still like what I got. The pattern was very easy and fast. Thx for posting.

Bloggymommer said...

I ended up making this cardigan with a slightly tight stitch, so it was too small for my 7lb 13 oz baby when he was born.

Here's the link.

Anonymous said...

How do I join the yarn to the center stitch to start the sleeves? and is there something I need to do at the end of the row to work the eight rows of dc around? I am new to this and not to good yet! I love your pattern and was doing good till this point

daisy said...

how would i work this entire sweater in a single crochet stitch. i love the pattern but would like there to be a tighter look to it. the DC stitch leaves open space so the cold get's in.

Vineeta said...

i want to make similar sweter for my daughter who going to be 2 years old .what changes shall I make ?

Honey Dew said...

I did this pattern in one short session making it perfect for charity. However, as posted, it comes out preemie size for me. It seemed to have come out small sized for a few people. While that did not work well for my grandaughter, who was preemie but 6 lbs and so many ounces ( really big preemie,lol) It will be perfect for my local newborns in need. Thank you for the pattern. I am going to attempt single crochet, with increasing every other row, to see how that works. Or should it be half double crochet?

Linda said...

Kelly,

This was a JOY to make! I am always frustrated with sweater patterns, but this turned out so great and took me no time at all to make. I've tried it with heavier yarn, too, and it worked out well. Thanks so much for posting this, especially the armhole tutorial - priceless.

Bloggymommer said...

I made this, here's the corrected link. It came out too small for my newborn.

http://www.bloggymommer.com/2008/10/17/how-i-kept-busy-all-summer-long/

It was the only "going home" outfit i packed for my son, so I put it on him to go home anyway. I'm to embarrased to show you that picture...

But I did finish "Kelly's Sweater" the kimono pattern for him, and it was EASY and BEAUTIFUL.

TJoi said...

Hi Kelly,
I attempted to make this cardigan last night and had to pull it out :(. It looked liked it would fit one of my daughters tiny dolls. How can I increase the pattern to fit a 0-3 month baby?

TJoi said...
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Kelly said...

This pattern is for a newborn. Maybe you could try using a bigger hook and thicker yarn.

Anonymous said...

I love your sweater I'll have to check out the others. It came out a little big so I used an F hook keep up the good work. Cheryl j

Cristina said...

Kelly, what do you mean by" work 2 sc in each end stitch up front side of sweater"? or "stitch down side..."? Do I have to work 2 sc in each stitch on both vertical sides, first going up, and then going down? . I am working on the cardigan and I don´t want to make any silly mistakes and ruin the work. Thanks for the cute pattern.

Kelly said...

Yes, that is what it means.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Kelly, thanks for this cute cardigan for my newborn. I hope that he/she can use this sweater. I just added 3 rows in the final part of sleeves.

Anika said...

Hi there,
Just wanted to send you a note saying Hi and letting you know that I love your sweater patterns. I made the cardigan for my friend's son, and it was my first attempt at baby clothes. It turned out very nicely! Thanks for providing.
Anika in MD

Lori said...

Thanks for posting the wonderful patterns. Perfect for charity knitting on a rainy afternoon here in Cali.

Anonymous said...

I have only ever attached buttons to fabric... any special instructions on where or how to place the buttons on this sweater? Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed making my first sweater with your pattern very easy to understand. Would like to make a sweater for my 2 year old grandson Any suggestions besides one or 2 larger needles and thicker yarn?
Thanks, Debbie

deborah Smith said...

Enjoyed making my first sweater with your pattern very easy to understand. Would like to make a sweater for my 2 year old grandson Any suggestions besides one or 2 larger needles and thicker yarn?
Thanks, Debbie

Anonymous said...

How would I convert this to use fingering yarn? and a size D hook?

Kelly said...

I have no idea, sorry.

Lindsey said...

I decided to leave the sleeves short because it will be for a spring baby, but when I finished the armholes were crooked! Ugh and it was so cute other than that. And I did it just how you said and even went over the armhole tutorial! Gonna try again tomorrow and read the tutorial again.

Mrs. Starke said...

This is the perfect pattern for basic cardigans! Wonderful to add to! Thanks :)

My version:
http://arielstarkecrochet.com/2011/04/21/teeny-tiny-cardigan/

Anonymous said...

returning to crochet after 30 plus years and your cardie looks like something i could get started with but how much yarn do I need? (using up 30 year old left overs to start off!) and what is the tension?( need to so a swatch to see how I am crocheting this time round) Thanks for the motivation. I loved crochet before and hope it will be like riding a bike when I get going!

Kelly said...

The guage is: Guage: 5 sts per inch, 3 rows per inch.

It uses less than one skein of the yarn called for in the pattern. I dont' know how many yards that is, sorry.

Sue Sines said...

Has anyone made this into a size 12-18 month size or a 2-4? If so could you please post it here?

Anonymous said...

Thank you amazing blog, do you have twitter, facebook or something similar where i can follow your blog

Sandro Heckler

Hannah L said...

Thank you for this amazing pattern! :D I'm 12 and I'm making it for my sister who is expecting on 25th March :)

dawnhouston said...

the first sweater i saw is it a boy or girl i need a boy cardigan sweater

Hannah L said...

Hi! I posted earlier on here, but I was wondering how much yarn in grams it uses because when I first made this, I was using a large ball of wool, now I only have a ball of 50g and was wondering if I would have enough yarn?

Kelly said...

I'm not really sure how much it uses. Sorry.

Hannah L (12) said...

I managed to make, luckily with the 50g ball of cotton :) I just made it without any sleeves though and it looks quite nice :) It'll be for my sisters baby that was due on 25th March and will be born by Monday. Thanks for this great pattern!!

Kornflake.stew said...

Thanks so much for this great pattern, I made it yesterday and it came out fab! it was the first time ive ever made a cardigan and your pattern was really easy to understand, thanks again. my version is here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/kornflakestew/7141362807/in/photostream

Anonymous said...

Hi all! I made this adorable sweater for a friend having a baby this year, then I used a 9.0 mm hook and Lion Brand Hometown USA super bulky yarn to make it for a kid turning 2, and I think it came out great! I would guess it at a 2-3T size and super cute. This is the best sweater pattern I have ever found! I wish I knew how to do the math to make it grown up size!

Anonymous said...

I normally have a hard time reading instructions but your pattern was super easy to understand. Made this sweater today for my first grandson. I am super happy with the results!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great pattern and neat work! I've done over 5 cardigans over the last couple of months for my friends' kids and they look love'em. Thanks a lot for this nice pattern

Anonymous said...

This page has a very similar design but larger size (6 months) and has shorter sleeves. The pattern is from this is the site: http://susan.kraus.net/pages/pattern4.html
I have used it and works well, I used Aran wool and 5mm hook it worked out at 22inch chest which i think is a 9-12 month old also I carried on the arms straight along to the length I wanted. Hope this helps.

Ummi Jan said...

Hello,

I've tried emailing you with o success, so I just wanted to mention that I've mentioned you in a post on my blog (onetwoaddafew.blogspot.co.uk) as I used one of your patterns and thought it fair you should get a mention.

thanks for the patter, really quick and simple.

furstin Dgrave said...

what the meaning if ' st ' is?

ch - chain
dc - dobble crochet
sc - single crochet

Kelly said...

ST is stitch.

Just Me said...

I think I'm going crazy. Lol! I've done the first row 3 times and end up with an extra 5 ch's at the end when the pattern says I should be done. An I losing my mind?

Kelly said...

I don't know what you are doing wrong without seeing it. Sorry

Kym Scott said...

How word you make it for a 3 to 4 year old size 4t using the same yarn

Kym Scott said...

How would you make it for a 3 to 4 year old

Kym Scott said...

How word you make it for a 3 to 4 year old size 4t using the same yarn

rachel said...

This pattern is amazing! I've made a few sweaters now, each as baby shower gifts and am now making a few for our baby boy due in November! I used thicker yarn and a size J hook this time and it made a sweater that's probably for a 6 month old. Many thanks :-)

rachel said...

This pattern is amazing! I've made a few sweaters now, each as baby shower gifts and am now making a few for our baby boy due in November! I used thicker yarn and a size J hook this time and it made a sweater that's probably for a 6 month old. Many thanks :-)

The Dragon's Fairy said...

I loved this pattern. With an "I" hook and WW yarn it came out to about a 0-3 month.

Yvette Pearse said...

I have bought many patterns to make sweaters and have not been successful. I tried your pattern and was amazed at how easy it was to follow I have made four sweaters
each with a different trim thank you so much for sharing.
Yvette

Yvette Pearse said...

I have bought many sweater patterns and had difficulty. I tried your pattern and made 4 sweaters each with a different trim. I am amazed at how easy it was to follow thank you so much for sharing

Ro Rielo said...

This is amazing!! it´s the first thing I do and it´s looking great so far! very eaaaassssyyy!! <3 It! thanks!!!

Amanda Petersen said...

This pattern is AMAZING. I loved how it worked up. I did end up with kimono arms, but that was user error?! I will be making some for charity. Keeps my hands busy.

Marian Ellis said...

I think its coming out smaller because when you work with DC you chain 3 when you turn your work instead of 2 like the pattern indicates. When I tried it with a chain 2 instead of 3 It turned out the right size. Just FYI. :)

trishay79 said...

I couldn't find a way to email you. Is it okay if I share this pattern with people in a group of mine who crochet items for charity?

Kelly said...

Yes, you can share any of them with your group.