FROSTED GUMDROPS BABY CARDI­GAN

Adorable and fun, this cute lit­tle cardi­gan is worked with ba­sic stitches and edged with su­per­soft blan­ket yarn for a feel ev­ery lit­tle one will love!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Cherie Ber­natt

EASY FIN­ISHED SIZES

12 months [18 months, 24 months, 2T/ 3T]

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Chest cir­cum­fer­ence (in­clud­ing Edg­ing): 21 inches [221/2 inches, 231/2 inches, 251/2 inches]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Univer­sal Yarn Up­town Worsted medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 180 yds/ 100g per skein):

2 [ 2, 3, 3] skeins # 344 co­ral • Ber­nat Baby Blan­ket su­per bulky ( su­per chunky) polyester yarn ( 101/2 oz/ 220 yds/ 300g per skein):

70 [ 80, 90, 100] yds # 4005 white • Size hook needed for size listed in gauge

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size L/ 11/ 8mm hook • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch marker • 2-inch pom­pom maker

GAUGE

Sizes 12 and 24 months: Size H/8/5mm hook: 12 foun­da­tion hdc = 4 inches; 14 sc by 14 rows = 4 inches square Size H hook Pat­tern Gauge Square = 4 inches square Row 1: Ch 13, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), (sc, ch 1, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, rep from * across, end­ing with hdc in last st, turn. (17 sts)

Rows 3–13: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. (17 sts)

Sizes 18 months and 2T/ 3T: Size J/10/6mm hook: 10 foun­da­tion hdc = 4 inches; 12 sc by 12 rows = 4 inches square Size J hook Pat­tern Gauge Square = 4 inches square Row 1: Ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), (sc, ch 1, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, rep from * across, end­ing with hdc in last st, turn. (14 sts)

Rows 3–11: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. (14 sts)

Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Use co­ral un­less oth­er­wise spec­i­fied. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Block for best re­sults.

SPECIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion half dou­ble cro­chet (first foun­da­tion hdc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through all lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions C and D— hdc com­pleted). Next foun­da­tion half dou­ble cro­chet (next foun­da­tion hdc): * Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through all lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions C and D— hdc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated.

CARDI­GAN

SIZES 12 & 18 MONTHS ONLY

BODY

Row 1 (RS): With size hook stated for size and co­ral yarn (see Pat­tern Notes), first foun­da­tion hdc (see Special Stitches), 47 next foun­da­tion hdc (see Special Stitches), turn. (48 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in same st as beg ch-2, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, rep from * across, end­ing with hdc in last st, turn. (24 ch sps)

Rows 4–20: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. (24 ch sps)

RIGHT SHOUL­DER

Row 21: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 6 ch sps, hdc in next st, place marker in next st, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (6 ch sps)

Rows 22–29: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (19 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

BACK

Join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn in st with marker.

Row 21: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 12 ch sps, hdc in next st, place marker in next st, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (12 ch sps)

Rows 22–29: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (37 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

OP­PO­SITE SHOUL­DER

Join yarn in st with marker.

Row 21: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in next st, turn. (6 ch sps)

Rows 22–29: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (19 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

Sew Shoul­der Seams

Fold front sides in and line up the edges of the top to sew the shoul­ders. Start­ing at the out­side, and us­ing the 18- inch tails, sew front to back for 10 sts on each side us­ing in­vis­i­ble seam (see il­lus­tra­tion). This will leave 9 un­sewn sts on both fronts and 17 un­sewn sts along the neck for a to­tal of 35 sts.

HOOD

At­tach yarn in what will be the right lapel.

Row 1: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp un­til you reach a shoul­der seam, (sc, ch 1, dc) in shoul­der seam, rep from * once, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each rem ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (13 ch-1 sps)

Rows 2–20: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. Leav­ing an 18- inch tail for sewing, fin­ish off. Fold RS tog and sew the top of the hood us­ing the in­vis­i­ble seam.

SLEEVE

Join in shoul­der seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *sk next hdc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-2, rep from * 4 times, sl st in next hdc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 4 ch-2 sps, join in first sc of rnd, turn. (9 ch sps)

Rnds 2–18: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp around, join in first sc of rnd, turn. (9 ch sps)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, *sc in next dc, sk ch sp, sc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc of rnd. Fin­ish off. (18 sts) Rep for other sleeve.

Cuff

Us­ing size L hook, join white in any sc of fi­nal sleeve rnd.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc in next st, sk next st) around, sc in last st, join in first sc of rnd. Fin­ish off. (9 sc for sizes 12 and 18 months, 11 sc for sizes 24 months and 2T/3T) Rep for other cuff.

Edg­ing

Us­ing size L hook, join white in last st of row 1. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each row across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, [ sc dec (see Stitch Guide), sc] evenly across.

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in each st across. Fin­ish off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Block to mea­sure­ments. Us­ing white, make and at­tach 2- inch pom­pom to tip of hood.

SIZES 24 MONTHS & 2T/ 3T ONLY BODY

Row 1 (RS): With size hook stated for size and co­ral yarn (see Pat­tern Notes), first foun­da­tion hdc (see Special Stitches), 55 next foun­da­tion hdc (see Special Stitches), turn. (56 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in same st as beg ch-2, sk next st, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk next st, rep from * across, end­ing with hdc in last st, turn. (28 ch sps)

Rows 4–22: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. (28 ch sps)

RIGHT SHOUL­DER

Row 23: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 7 ch sps, hdc in next st, place marker in next st, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (7 ch sps)

Rows 24–33: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (22 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

BACK

Join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn in st with marker.

Row 23: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 14 ch sps, hdc in next st, place marker in next st, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (14 ch sps)

Rows 24–33: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (43 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

OP­PO­SITE SHOUL­DER

Join yarn in st with marker.

Row 23: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in next st, turn. (6 ch sps)

Rows 24–33: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (22 sts) Leav­ing an 18- inch tail, fin­ish off.

Sew Shoul­der Seams

Fold front sides in and line up the edges of the top to sew the shoul­ders. Start­ing at the out­side, and us­ing the 18- inch tails, sew front to back for 11 sts on each side us­ing in­vis­i­ble seam (see il­lus­tra­tion on page 62). This will leave 11 un­sewn sts on both fronts and 21 un­sewn sts along the neck for a to­tal of 43 sts.

HOOD

At­tach yarn in what will be the right lapel.

Row 1: Ch 2, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp un­til you reach a shoul­der seam, (sc, ch 1, dc) in shoul­der seam, rep from * once, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each rem ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. (16 ch-1 sps) Rows 2–22: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp across, hdc in last st, turn. Leav­ing an 18- inch tail for sewing, fin­ish off. Fold RS tog and sew the top of the hood us­ing the in­vis­i­ble seam.

SLEEVE

Join in shoul­der seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *sk next hdc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 5 times, sl st in next hdc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each of next 5 ch-2 sps, join in first sc of rnd, turn. (11 ch sps)

Rnds 2–22: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch sp around, join in first sc of rnd, turn. (9 ch sps)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, *sc in next dc, sk ch sp, sc in next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc of rnd. Fin­ish off. (18 sts) Rep for other sleeve.

Cuff Work same as Cuff for sizes 12 and 18 months.

Edg­ing Work same as Edg­ing for sizes 12 and 18 months.

FIN­ISH­ING

Block to mea­sure­ments. Us­ing white, make and at­tach 2- inch pom­pom to tip of hood.

C!

Next Foun­da­tion Half Dou­ble Cro­chet Stitch

First Foun­da­tion Half Dou­ble Cro­chet Stitch

In­vis­i­ble Seam

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