Simple Baby Cardigan by Sara Kay Hartmann

Simple Baby Cardigan

July 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 8.5 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
5.5 mm (I)
279 yards (255 m)
One Size: Sized to fit babies 6-12 mos. Finished Chest Circumference: 20.5” [52 cm] Total Length: 11” [28 cm]
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This Simple Baby Cardigan is the perfect basic sweater for the darling new baby in your life. You get to add unique touches through color choice or special buttons. Machine-washable yarn is great for tired mamas with lots of baby laundry, and worsted weight is perfect for a speedy sweater since it will be outgrown in only a few months. But those months will be adorable and very special in a lovingly crocheted cardi perfect for boys and girls alike!

SIZE Sized to fit babies 6-12 mos. Finished Chest Circumference: 20.5” 52 cm Total Length: 11” 28 cm

YARN Baby Bee Soft and Sleek (100% Low Pill Acrylic; 182 yds 166 m/ 3.5 oz 100 g: #4 Seafoam Marled, 2 skeins

For Yarn Substitutions: 279 yd 256 m/5.4 oz 153 g of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted)

CROCHET HOOK Size I/9 5.5 mm

TOOLS Yarn needle 5 buttons (7/8”) Sewing thread or embroidery floss for sewing on buttons Sewing needle for sewing on buttons

GAUGE 13.5 sts and 8.5 rows = 4” 10 cm in double crochet stitch

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS LC long chain: This pattern uses a single long chain instead of the conventional 3-chain double crochet turning chain worked as follows: Draw up a loop to the height of the dc about to be worked, work first dc in same st. This eliminates the need for a turning chain and the unsightly gaps that accompany the standard turning chain.

NOTES  This pattern uses US crochet terminology.  The sweater body is worked in a single piece from the bottom up, seamed at the shoulders, and the sleeves are worked seamlessly in turned rounds from armhole to cuff. The neckband and button bands are then worked seamlessly onto the garment.  This pattern is unisex and offers reversed button/buttonhole band instructions for boys and girls.