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Crochet a little girl's wrapover cardigan: free crochet pattern

A simple wrapover-style cardigan, designed to fit ages from birth to seven years

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Size

To fit age (approx)
0-6 months
(6-12 mths: 12-24 mths: 2-3 yrs:4-5 yrs:6-7 yrs)

To fit chest 41:46:51:56:61:66 cm (16:18:20:22:24:26 in)

Actual measurements 44.5:49:53.5:58:64.5:69cm (17½:19¼:21:22¾:25¼:27in)

Length down centre back 26:30:34:40:44:50cm (10¼:12:13¼:15¾:17¼:19¾in)

Sleeve length 15:17:20:24:29:33cm (6:6½:8:9½:11½:13in)

Materials
• 3 (3:4:4:5:5) balls of Deramores Baby DK (55% nylon, 45% acrylic; 170m / 185yds per 50g ball) in Navy Blue (010) (A)
• 1 (1:1:1:1:1) ball Deramores Baby DK in Pink (006) (B) - click here to buy Deramores Baby DK online (select 'yarn', then 'Deramores')
• 3.75mm (UK9-8 / US5/F) crochet hook
• 2 (2:2:4:4:4) buttons
• Yarn needle for sewing

Tension
18 sts and 12 rows over 10cm / 4in in pattern using 3.75mm hook
Note
: Take time to check your tension to ensure the correct fit.

Abbreviations

ch(s) Chain(s)
cont
Continue
dc
Double crochet
dc2tog
Double crochet 2 stitches together
prev
Previous
rep
Repeat
sk
Skip
ss
Slip stitch
st(s)
Stitch(es)
tr
Treble crochet
tr3tog
Treble crochet 3 stitches together

Pattern notes
UK crochet terminology used throughout.
Where only one number is given, work this for all sizes.

Pattern

Pattern couretsy of Deramores

Back
** Using 3.75mm hook and yarn A, ch42 (46:50:54:60:64).

Row 1 (RS): 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each dc to end, turn. 41 (45:49:53:59:63) sts
Row 2 (WS)
: 1ch (does not count as dc throughout pattern), 1dc into each dc to end, turn. Rep row 2 twice more.
Next row
: Ch3 (counts as first tr throughout pattern), 1tr into each dc to end, turn.
Next row
: Ch1, 1dc into each tr to end, turn. **
The last 2 rows set pattern.
Rep the last 2 rows a further 13 (15:17:21:23:27) times.

Shape back neck:

Next row (RS): Ch3, 1tr into each of next 9 (10:11:12:14:15) dc, turn.
Next row (WS)
: Ch1, 1dc into each of next 10 (11:12:13:15:16) tr. Fasten off.
Next row (RS)
: Return to remaining sts, sk 21 (23:25:27:29:31), join yarn A to next st, ch3, 1tr into each of next 9 (10:11:12:14:15) dc, turn.
Next row
: Ch1, 1dc into each of next 10 (11:12:13:15:16) tr. Fasten off.

FRONT

Right front
Work as Back from ** to **.
Work 2 (2:4:8:8:12) more rows in pattern as set.

Shape for front crossover
Next row (RS)
: Ss over 5 dc, 3ch, 1tr into each dc to end, turn. 37 (41:45:49:55:59) sts
Next row
: Ch1, 1dc into each tr to last 2 tr, dc2tog, turn. 1 st dec
Next row
: Ch3, tr3tog, tr to end, turn. 2 sts dec
Rep the last 2 rows until 10 (11:12:13:15:16) sts remain.
Work straight in pattern until Front matches Back. Fasten off.

Left front
Work as Back from ** to **.
Work 2 (2:4:8:8:12) more rows in pattern as set.
Next row
: Ch3, 1tr into each dc to last 4 dc, turn. 37 (41:45:49:55:59) sts
Next row
: Ch1, dc2tog, dc to end, turn. 1 st dec
Next row
: Ch3, tr to last 4 sts, tr3tog, 1tr, turn. 2 sts dec
Rep the last 2 rows until 10 (11:12:13:15:16) sts remain.
Work straight in pattern until Front matches Back. Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2 alike)

Using 3.75mm hook and yarn A, ch32 (32:34:34:38:42).
Row 1 (RS)
: Work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. 31 (31:33:33:37:41) sts
Row 2 (WS)
: 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, turn.
Rep row 2 twice more.

Commence pattern:
Next row
: 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr into each dc to end, turn.
Next row
: 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, turn.
These 2 rows form pattern.

Next row: 3ch, 2tr into next dc, 1tr into each dc to last 2 dc, 2tr into next dc, 1tr into last dc. 2 sts inc
Next row
: 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end.
Rep the last 2 rows until you have 41 (43:45:49:53:55) sts.

Work straight in pattern until sleeve measures 15 (17:20:24:29:33)cm / 6 (6½:8:9½:11½:13)in, ending with a dc row. Fasten off.

Making up
Weave in ends.
Join shoulder seams. Fold sleeve in half lengthways and mark centre point, place marked point to centre of shoulder seam and catch in place. Measure equal distances either side of Back and Fronts and pin sleeve in position. Sew in place with a flat seam. Repeat with the other sleeve. Sew underarm sleeve and side seams.

Edging

Main body
Round 1
: With RS facing, using 3.75mm hook and yarn B, join yarn to lower edge of Back at right hand side seam. Work a row of dc around the entire outer edging of jacket, working into each st on foundation chains of Back and Fronts, and row ends up the Fronts and work 2dc into each corner to keep work flat, join with a sl st to beg of round, turn.
Round 2
: Ch1, *1tr into next dc, sl st into next dc; rep from * all around, join with a ss. Fasten off.

Sleeve edging
Round 1
: With RS facing, using 3.75mm hook and yarn B, join yarn to underarm seam at lower edge. Work 1 round of dc into each st of the starting chain, join with a sl st, turn.
Round 2: Ch1, *1tr into next dc, sl st into next dc; rep from * all around, join with a ss. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Attach buttons to Fronts as shown. For the larger sizes we suggest you use 2 buttons on each side. See ball band for washing and care instructions.

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