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free crochet  pattern for baby -  cardigan & hat in Bunny Hop angora blend


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Crochet Puff Stitch Baby Cardigan & Hat
Designed by Gail Tanquary

Sizes: 6, 12, 18 mo.
Finished chest sizes: 20, 22, 24

Materials
Yarn: 3 (4, 4) balls
Crystal Palace Bunny Hop #2306 "misty jade"
Bunny Hop is a super soft blend of microfibers and 8% angora, see colors by clicking link Bunny Hop.
Hook: Crystal Palace Bamboo Size G crochet hook or size to give gauge
3 buttons


Gauge: 4 hdc =1
Note: ch 2 at beg of row does not count as a hdc.

Puff Stitch
[correction made in Puff St instructions just below - 5/24/08]

Begin Puff st:
Ch 3, (yo, draw up loop in space, yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, pull thru all 4 loops on hook.
Puff St: (yo, draw up loop in space, yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yo, draw pull thru all 5 loops on hook.

Back
1- Ch 38 (42, 46). Turn, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch across. (35, 39, 43 hdc). Ch 2, turn.
2- Hdc in each hdc to end. Ch 2, turn.
3- Hdc in first hdc, *ch 1, skip 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc*. (17, 19, 21 ch-1 spaces). Ch 2, turn.
4- Hdc in first hdc, *puff st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1.* Rep bet * to end of row, hdc in last hdc. Ch 2, turn.
5- Hdc in 1st hdc and ea puff st and ch across row. Ch 2, turn.
6- Repeat row 3
7- Repeat row 4
8- Repeat row 5
9- Hdc in each hdc to end.
Repeat row 9 until piece measures 6 (7, 8) inches. Do not fasten off.

Sleeves
Sleeves are added onto body as follows:
Ch 16 (20, 24), turn. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch and hdc to end of row. Ch 16 (20, 24) for second sleeve. Turn. Ch 2, hdc in ea ch and hdc to end.
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea hdc to end of row. Repeat this row until 12 (12, 12) rows have been completed on right sleeve 11, (11, 11) on left sleeve). Fasten off.

Right and left front (made the same)
Ch 19 (21, 23), turn. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch to end (17, 19, 21 hdc). Work as for back to beginning of sleeve, having 8 (9, 10) ch-1 spaces on row 3. When piece measures same as back to underarm, ch 16 (20, 24), turn. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch and hdc to end (31, 37, 41 hdc).
Repeat this row until 8 (8, 8) rows have been completed, end at sleeve edge.
Begin neck shaping: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across 25 (30, 34) hdc, leaving 6 (7, 8) hdc unworked. Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea hdc to sleeve edge. Work 2 (2, 3) more rows. Fasten off.

Finishing
With right sides facing, join shoulder seams with sl st, working into back loop of hdc only.

Cuffs: With right side facing, join yarn with sl st to first hdc. Ch 1, sc in end of ea row across edge of sleeve (25 sc).
6 mo. size: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *sc dec across next 2 sc, sc in next sc*. Rep across row.
12 and 18 mo. sizes: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *sc decrease across next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc.* Rep across row. Ch 1, turn. Work 2 more rows sc.
Fasten off. Join underarm and sleeve seams.

Front bands:
Left side: With right side facing, join yarn with sl st to top of neck. Ch 1, work 34 (38, 42) sc along edge. Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc to end of row.
Buttonhole row: (buttonholes are made on both sides, allowing for placement of buttons for boy or girl. Sew the button over the buttonhole as necessary).
Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc) three times. Sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn, sc to end. Repeat 1st row once more. Fasten off.
Right side: Join yarn at bottom edge, work same as for left front, matching buttonholes.
Neck edge: With right side facing, join with sl st at front edge. Ch 1, 4 sc across front band, 17 (19, 21) sc across right front neck, 1 sc in ea st across back, 17 (19, 21) sc across left neck, 4 sc across front band. Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc around neck. Repeat this row once more. Fasten off.

Hat
Beginning at top, ch 10, join with sl st to form a ring. Ch 2, work 10 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 2.
1- Ch 2, 2 hdc in ea dc around (20 hdc). Join with sl st to top of beg hdc.
2- Ch 2, hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc)* around,
join with sl st to first hdc. (30 hdc)
3- Ch 2, hdc in first 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc)* around, join with sl st to first hdc. (40 hdc)
4- Ch 2, hdc in first 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc)* around, join with sl st to first hdc. (50 hdc)
5- Ch 2, hdc in first 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc)* around, join with sl st to first hdc. (60 hdc)
Stop increase rows here for 6-month size. Work row 6 for 12 and 18 mo sizes only.
6- Ch 2, hdc in first 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc)* around, join with sl st to first hdc. (66 hdc)
Continue as follows for all sizes: Ch 2, hdc in ea hdc around. Join with sl st to top of beg hdc.
Repeat this round until hat measures 3.5 (4, 4.5) inches from center.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in same place, *ch 1, skip 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc* around, join with sl st in top of beg hdc.
Sl st into first ch-1 sp. Make beg puff st in first sp, *ch 1, puff st in next ch-1 sp* around, ending ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg puff st. Ch 2, hdc in top of ea puff st and ea ch-1 sp around. Join with sl st in beg hdc.
Repeat the last 3 rows once more.
Ch2, hdc in ea hdc around.
Fasten off.

Designed and Crocheted  by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2008 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Bunny Hop are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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