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free knit baby hoodie cardigan pattern



 


Thanks to my grandson, Marcelo, for modeling
the hoodie for us.

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Puffin Baby - Toddler - Hoodie Cardigan
Designed & Knit by Dawn Leeseman

See the matching Hat and Booties to make a set - HERE

Size: 3 (6-9, 9-12, 18-24) months
Chest Measurements:
21 3/4 (23 3/4, 25 3/4, 27 3/4) Comfortable fit

Materials:
4 (5, 6, 7) 50 gr. balls Crystal Palace Yarns Puffin, 6 buttons-7/8 diameter & Thread to match button, Sewing needle
Needles:
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles - US size 10 (6mm) and 10 3/4 (7mm) straight, Size H crochet hook
Abbreviations:
BO-bind off; beg - begin (ning), CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; Inc-increase; k-knit; PU-pick up; p-purl; rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS-wrong side.
Gauge:
15 1/2 sts and 24 rows = 4 in Reverse Double Mock Rib
For correct sizing, be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Back
Using larger needles, CO42 (46, 50, 54) sts. Beg working stitch pattern as follows:
Stitch Pattern:
Reverse Double Mock Rib: (Multiple of 4 + 2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P2* keeping yarn at front of work sl2 purlwise, p2; rep from * to end. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 (5, 5 1/2, 6) from cast on edge.

Armhole
Mark beg and end of the last row for beg of armhole. Continue to work rows 1 & 2 of pattern until armhole measures 5 (5 1/4, 6, 6 1/2) from markers, piece will measure a total of 9 (10 1/4, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) from CO edge. BO all stitches, mark 13 (15, 16, 17) sts at each end for shoulders.

Right Front
Using larger needles, CO22 (22, 26, 26) sts. Work in stitch pattern until piece measures 4 (5, 5 1/2, 6) from CO edge.

Armhole

Mark beg and end of the last row for armhole. Continue to work rows 1 & 2 of pattern until armhole measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5) from markers, end after working WS row.
Shape Neck and shoulders
RS facing BO5 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of the next row; work 18 (18, 21, 21) sts in pattern. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 (3, 5, 4) times. Work all dec sts into pattern as established. [13 (15, 16, 17) sts]. Work even on remaining sts for shoulder until piece measures 9 (10 1/4, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) from cast on edge. BO.

Left Front
Using larger needles, CO22 (22, 26, 26) sts. Work in stitch pattern until piece measures 4 (5, 5 1/2, 6) from CO edge.

Armhole
Mark beg and end of the last row for armhole. Continue to work rows 1 & 2 of pattern until armhole measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5) from markers, end after working RS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
WS facing, BO 5 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of the next row; work 18 (18, 21, 21) sts in pattern. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 (3, 5, 4) times. Work all dec sts into pattern as established. [13 (15, 16, 17) sts]. Work even on remaining sts for shoulder until piece measures 9 (10 1/4, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) from CO edge. BO.

Sleeves
Using larger needles, CO22 (22, 26, 30) sts. Work 4 rows of stitch pattern. Inc 1 st at each end of next row and every 2 rows 4 (5, 1, 0) times and every 4 rows 3 (3, 6, 9) times. Work all inc stitches into pattern as established. [38 (40, 42, 50) sts].
Work even in pattern until sleeve measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) from CO edge. BO.

Hood
Using larger needles, CO58 (62, 66, 70) sts. Work 4 rows of stitch pattern. Dec 1 st at beg and end of next row, then every 4 (4, 6, 6) rows 4 times. Work all dec stitches into pattern as established. [48 (52, 56, 60) sts]. Work even until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 8) from CO edge. BO, place marker at the center of the BO stitches.

Finishing
Sew shoulders. RS together, fold hood in half to marker, sew seam for center back of hood. Sew bottom edge of hood to neck edge of sweater. Sew sleeves to armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Work front bands. Evenly space and sew buttons on right band for boy and left band for girl. Mark placement for button loops on opposite side, make button loops. Weave in all ends.

Front Edge
Left Edge-Using smaller needles, RS facing, beg at left front neck edge (where hood is seamed to neck) PU38 (44, 48, 54) sts along front edge. BO all sts.
Right Edge-Using smaller needles, RS facing, beg at lower right front edge PU38 (44, 48, 54) sts along front edge (where hood is seamed to neck). BO all sts.
Button Loops (make 6)
Using crochet hook, leave a 4 tail, chain 12 (enough to loop around button), fasten off leaving a 4 tail. Repeat for remaining loops. Attach to at markings (use the tails to fasten). Fasten securely.

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