Girl's Playground Cardigan

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Girl's Playground Cardigan

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This pretty crocheted cardigan is a great transitional layer. Little girls can wear it as a stylish topper during the summer months and over a long-sleeved tee during the fall! Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
27 ins [68.5 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
29 ins [73.5 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
34 ins [86.5 cm]
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Step 1:

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Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
27 ins [68.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Apple Green, 12223Edit Color
$23.16

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
$2.99

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$10.98

Materials not included in this kit:

3 (3-3-4-4) buttons.

The materials for this project cost $37.13

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 27 ins [68.5 cm]
6 yrs 29 ins [73.5 cm]
8 yrs 30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]
12 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Apple Green (12223)
44556
Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 (3-3-4-4) buttons. 2 stitch markers.

GAUGE

17 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
Note: Cardigan is worked in one piece from the neck downwards. Sleeves are worked after.

BODY
Yoke: Ch 89 (100-100-113-119).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 11 (12-12-14-14) ch (Right Front). 3 sc in next ch. *1 sc in each of next 19 (22-22-25-28) ch (shoulder). 3 sc in next ch.* 1 sc in each of next 22 (25-25-28-28) ch (Back). 3 sc in next ch. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 12 (13-13-15-15) ch (Left Front). Turn. 96 (107-107-120-126) sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 13 (14-14-
16-16) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next sc. *1 sc in each of next 21 (24-24-27-30) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next sc.* 1 sc in each of next 24 (27-27-30-30) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next sc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 13 (14-14-16-16) sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 (3-3-2-2) sc.
*(Yoh and draw up a loop) 3 times in next st. Yoh and draw through 6 loops. Yoh and draw through last 2 loops on hook – bobble made (push bobble to RS of work). 1 sc in each of next 2 sc.* Rep from * to * 3 (3-3-4-4) times more. **(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to * 7 (8-8-9-10) times more. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.** 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to * 8 (9-9-10-10) time(s) more. Rep from ** to ** once more. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to * 4 (4-4-5-5) times more. 1 sc in each of next 0 (1-1-0-0) sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 15 (16-16-18-18) sts. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 25 (28-28-31-34) sts. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 28 (31-31-34-34) sts. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.
Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 15 (16-16-18-18) sts. Turn.
5th to 11th rows: Ch 1. *1 sc in each sc to next ch-1 sp. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

Sizes 4, 8, 10 and 12 only: 12th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 23 (24-26-26) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 41 (44-47-50) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 44 (47-50-50) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 23 (24-26-26) sc. Turn.

Sizes 8, 10 and 12 only: 13th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 25 (27-27) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 46 (49-52) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 49 (52-52) sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 25 (27-27) sc. Turn.

Size 12 only: 14th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 28 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 54 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next
ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 54 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 28 sc. Turn.
15th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 29 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 56 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 56 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 29 sc. Turn.

All sizes: Divide for Body and Sleeves: 1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 24 (24-26-28-30) sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Miss next 43 (44-48-51-58) sc. Ch 7 (11-11-11-11). 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.* 1 sc in each of next 46 (47-51-54-58) sc.
Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 24 (24-26-28-30) sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 25 (25-27-29-31) sc. *1 sc in each of next 7 (11-11-11-11) ch.* 1 sc in each of next 48 (49-53-56-60) sc.
Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in each of next 25 (25-27-29-31) sc. Turn. 112 (121-129-136-144) sc.

Sizes 4, 10 and 12 only: 3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 55 (67-71) sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 56 (68-72) sc. Turn. 113 (137-145) sc.

Sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 only: Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row (1-1-2-2) time(s) more.

All sizes: Proceed in Shell Lace Pat across 113 (121-129-137-145) sc as follows:
1st row: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 3. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Ch 3. Miss next
3 sts. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row.
Turn.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows for Shell Lace Pat until work from beg of Shell Lace Pat measures 7 (8 1/2-10-11 1/2-13)" [18 (21.5-25.5-29-33) cm], ending on a 4th row. Fasten off.

Buttonhole band: With RS facing join yarn with sl st to bottom edge at Right Front.
1st row: Ch 1. Work 47 (55-64-72-82) sc evenly up Right Front. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc. Ch 2. *Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * 2 (2-2-3-3) times more. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each or ch to end of row.
Fasten off.

Button band: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to neck edge at Left Front.
1st row: Ch 1. Work 47 (55-64-72-82) sc evenly down Left Front. Turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off at end of last row.

SLEEVES
Ch 54 (58-62-66-74).
1st row: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 3. Miss next 3 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last
sc. Turn.

Size 4 only: Place marker on first and last st of previous row.

All sizes: 3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Ch 3. Miss next 3 sts. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in first sc. 1 scin next ch-3 sp. *3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc.
Turn.

Sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 only: Place marker on first and last st of previous row.

All sizes: Rep 3rd and 4th rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 3 1/2 (3 1/2-4-4-4 1/2)" [9 (9-10-10-11.5) cm], ending on a 4th row. Do not fasten off.

Sleeve band: 1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each or next 5 sts. *Miss next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Miss next st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Turn. 31 (33-35-37-41) sc.
2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of last row.

FINISHING
Sew sleeve seam to markers. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers across ch sts at armholes to form square armholes and gathering sleeve at shoulder to form sleeve cap. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.