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Baby Boy Cardigan Pattern, Huckleberry Cardigan

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This baby boy cardigan pattern is a simple design that will help you make an elegant cardigan for your little guy. 

Finished Baby Boy Cardigan Pattern

 

 

The pattern works up very quickly and is beginner-friendly. The cardigan is made from just 2 pieces and uses only easy stitches. 

 

 

Beginner baby boy cardigan pattern

 

 

 

The pattern includes 7 sizes from 0-3 months to 3/4T. I hope you will enjoy making a few using this pattern. 

 

 

 

Baby Boy Cardigan Pattern

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Materials

1. Worsted weight size 4 yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Fisherman and Lion Brand Heartland in color Bryce Canyon for the samples. 

2. J(6mm)for the body of the sweater and H(5 mm) hook for the ribbed collar. Use any size hook to attain gauge. 

3. Three or four 1/2-inch wooden buttons. I suggest 4 buttons for sizes bigger than 12 months. 

4. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

5. Stitch markers. You can also use safety pins or paper clips in place of stitch markers. 

 

 

Finished Size

This sweater has been designed with a 4 to 5 inch positive ease.

 To Fit ChestFinished ChestLength
0-3 Months15"19"10.5"
3 Months16"20"10.75"
6 Months17"22"11.75"
12 Months18"23"12.75"
18 Months19"24"12.75"
2T21"25"13.75"
3/4T23"27"14.75"

                           

 

Yardage

Each skein is 197 yards.

0-3 months– 2 skeins

3 months– 2 skeins

6 months– 2-1/2 skeins

12 months– 3 skeins

18 months– 3 skeins

2T– 4 skeins

3/4T– 4-1/2 skeins

 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch– chain

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

sl st– slip stitch

hhdc– herringbone half double crochet

YO– yarn over

 

 

Stitch Explanations

Herringbone half double crochet(hhdc): YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. 

 

hhdc2tog: It is a decrease worked across 2 sts. YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, keep the remaining 2 loops on your hook, YO again, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, YO pull through the remaining 3 loops on your hook. 

BLO:  Insert your hook only under the back loop of your stitch (see diagram below). 

 

 

Gauge

Pattern for Gauge Swatch

Row 1: Ch 24, 1 hhdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 chs count as a st) and each ch across to end.—-23 hhdc

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hhdc), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to beginning ch 2, 1 hhdc on top of beginning ch-2, turn.——23 hhdc

 

Repeat Row 2 until you have 15 rows, and then measure for gauge.

Gauge

13 hhdc sts and 10 Rows= 4 inches

 

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Crochet Pattern

Pattern Notes

1. The stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order 0-3 months (3 months, 6 months, 12 months) (18 months, 2T, 3/4T)

2. The body of the sweater is worked from side to side. The sleeves are then crocheted onto the body. Lastly, you make the ribbed collar and whip stitch it onto your cardigan. 

 

Body of the Cardigan

Body of Baby Boy Cardigan Pattern completed

1. Body worked from side to side and completed

 

Body- Left Part

With bigger hook J(6mm), ch 71( 73, 79, 85) (85, 91, 97). 

Row 1: 1 hhdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 chains count as first st) and each ch across to end, turn ——–70( 72, 78, 84) (84, 90, 96)sts

 

Row 2: Ch 2( counts as first hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 hhdc on top of beginning ch, turn.——70( 72, 78, 84) (84, 90, 96)sts

 

Repeat Row 2 until you have 7 (8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 12) rows in total. Do not fasten off. 

 

 

Body- Middle Part

Row 8(9, 10, 10) (11, 11, 13): Ch 2 (counts as first hhdc), 1 hhdc in next 33 (34, 37, 40) (40, 43, 46) sts, leave the remaining sts unworked and turn. ————34 (35, 38, 41) (41, 44, 47) sts

 

Row 9(10, 11, 11) (12, 12, 14): Ch 2, 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 hhdc on top of beginning ch, turn.———34 (35, 38, 41) (41, 44, 47)sts

 

Repeat the above row until you have a total of 9 (9, 11, 13) (13, 15, 15)rows in the short panel. Do not fasten off.

 

Body- Right Part

Row 17 (18, 21, 23) (24, 26, 28): Ch 37 (38, 41, 44) (44, 47, 50), 1 hhdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 chains count as first st) and each ch across, 1 hhdc in each st of the previous row to end, turn. ————70( 72, 78, 84) (84, 90, 96)sts

 

Row 18 (19, 22, 24) (25, 27, 29): Ch 2( counts as first hhdc here and throughout), 1 hhdc in next st and each st across to beginning ch-2, 1 hhdc on top of beginning ch, turn.——70( 72, 78, 84) (84, 90, 96)sts

 

Repeat the above row until you have a total of  7 (8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 12) rows in the Right Panel. Fasten off. See pic 1 above for the completed body. 

 

 

Adding Sleeves

Place markers for armhole

2. Fold front panels over back, count from the shoulder, and place marker in the top and bottom layers

 

Notes

1. Fold the front panels over the back panel, count 12 (13, 14, 15) (16, 17, 18) sts from the shoulder fold, and place a marker in the top and bottom layers (see pic 2 above). Once you open the fold you should have 24 (26, 28, 30) (32, 34, 36)sts marked. On the foundation chain side, you can count the free loops as there are no sts. 

2. Sleeves are directly worked onto the body between the markers placed as shown in pic 3 below.  

 

 

 

Sleeve added to baby boy cardigan

3. Sleeves added to the cardigan

 

 

Sleeve Pattern

Note: Work the first row on the right side of the fabric. You can choose whichever side of the fabric you find more appealing as your right side. 

 

Row 1: Sl st to the first marked st, 1 hhdc in the first st, 1 hhdc in each st across until you end with a hhdc in the next marked st, turn. ———-24 (26, 28, 30) (32, 34, 36)sts

 

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 hhdc in the first st, hhdc2tog across next 2 sts, 1 hhdc in each st across to last 3 sts, hhdc2tog across next 2 sts, 1 hhdc in last st, turn.——–22 (24, 26, 28) (30, 32, 34)sts

 

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 hhdc in first st and each st across to end, turn. ——–22 (24, 26, 28) (30, 32, 34)sts

 

Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Row 3.

 

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.———20 (22, 24, 26) (28, 30, 32)sts

 

Rows 7-11: Repeat Row 3. 

 

Row 12: Repeat Row 2.———18 (20, 22, 24) (26, 28, 30)sts    

 

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

 

Repeat Row 13 until your sleeve is approximately 5.25 (5.5, 6, 6.5) (7, 8, 9)inches long.

 

Next Row: Ch 1(does not count as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to end, turn.

 

Last Row: Repeat the above row and fasten off.   

 

 

Seaming the Sides

4. Fold and seam the sides as shown

 

Fold the front over the back with the wrong side of the fabric facing out and seam the bottom of the sleeves and the sides of your cardigan with a whip stitch as shown in pic 4 above.

 

                                      Leveling the Bottom Edge

Turn your cardigan right side out and work a row of sc along the base of the sweater. Distribute sc sts as evenly as possible. If you edge puckers, you have fewer sts than needed. If your edge waves, you have more sts than needed. Take your time perfecting this bottom edge.

 

 

         Making the Collar

5. Finished collar ready to be attached

 

With smaller H(5 mm) hook, ch 12(12, 15, 18) (18, 21, 21).

 

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as a sc) and each ch across to end, turn.——12(12, 15, 18) (18, 21, 21)sts

 

Row 2: Ch 1( counts as first sc), 1 sc in BLO of next st and each st across to beginning ch, 1 sc on top of beginning ch, turn.———–12(12, 15, 18) (18, 21, 21)sts

 

Keep repeating the above row until your collar is long enough to run along the edge of the front opening plus a few extra rows. Do not fasten off, keep the skein attached so we can adjust the length of the collar later if need. 

 

Attaching the Collar

 

 

6. For a boy, place the foundation chain side of your collar on the left side of your front opening

 

 

7. For a girl, place the foundation chain side of your collar on the right side of your front opening

 

Disclosure: You can place the button on the right side of the collar for a girl and on the left side for a boy. I had accidentally placed it on the right side even if I meant to make it for a baby boy. 

 

Make sure your cardigan is right side out. If you are making a baby boy cardigan, place the foundation chain side of your collar on the left side of your front opening as shown in pic 6 above, and start whip stitching it to the front opening. When you reach the other end of the front opening, add or unravel rows to fit the length, and whip stitch all the way to the end. 

 

If you are making it for a girl, make sure your cardigan is right side out, and place the foundation chain side of your collar on the right side of your front opening as shown in pic 7 above, and start whip stitching it to the front opening. When you reach the other end of the front opening, add or unravel rows to fit the length, and whip stitch all the way to the end. 

 

 

Adding Buttons and Button Loops

You can fold the collar down and sew on 3 or 4 wooden buttons based on the length of the cardigan you are making. Sew on the buttons to the left side for a boy and the right side for a girl. 

Button Loops

Leave a 7-inch tail and with the smaller H(5mm)hook, ch 18 (18, 19, 20, 20, 22, 22), and fasten off. Make 3 or 4 depending on how many buttons you have. Keeping the bumpy side of the chain facing up, loop it over the button and determine where you should attach the loop. Pull the 2 yarn tails together through the same point on the other side of the collar, knot each tail separately a couple of times to the inside of the collar and weave in the remaining tails to secure.

 

Finishing

Weave in any tails left along the inside of the cardigan. 

 

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Linda

Friday 19th of November 2021

can I print out these instructions?

Colleen Pacocha

Friday 19th of November 2021

This looks like an awesome pattern. Nice sweater patterns for boys are hard to find.