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Vine Hill

Toddler Cardigan

 


designed by
Kelly Klem


Techniques used: Crochet



 

MATERIALS

Naturally Caron.com Spa

(75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Rayon from bamboo; 3oz/85g, 251yds/230m):
#0005 Ocean Spray (A): 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls
#0004 Green Sheen (B): 1 ball
#0001 Rose Bisque (C): ball
#0003 Soft Sunshine small amount (for flower centers) (D)



One size US E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge

Yarn needle


 

 

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schematic

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SIZES

12 months (18 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest 17 (18 1/2, 19 1/2, 21, 22)"/43 (47, 49.5, 53.5, 56)cm

Length 12 (13, 13 1/2, 14 1/2, 15)"/30.5 (33, 34.5, 37, 38)cm

 

CROCHET HOOK

One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge

One size US E-4 (3.5mm), or size to obtain gauge

 

GAUGE

GAUGE: In double crochet, 20 sts and 8 1/2 rows = 4"/10cm;

 

ABBREVIATIONS

rep repeat

RS right side

rnd round

sk skip

sp(s)  space(s)

st(s) stitch(es)

WS wrong side

 

SPECIAL TERM
dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Half double crochet (hdc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Treble crochet (tr)

 

NOTES
1. The sleeves and bodice are worked together. Two front pieces are worked first, from the front empire waist up to the shoulders. These pieces are then joined, forming the back neck, and worked from the shoulders down to the back empire waist.
2. Embroidery is applied to the bodice before the skirt is worked. The skirt is worked in one piece from the empire waist down to the lower edge.

 

BODICE/SLEEVE

Front (make 2)
With A, ch 58 (60, 64, 70, 76).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc) and in each ch across, turn—56 (58, 62, 68, 74) dc.

Shape Neck

Row 2: Sl st in first 2 sts (neck edge), ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each st across (sleeve edge), turn—55 (57, 61, 67, 73) dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across to last dc (turning ch), turn; leave last dc unworked—54 (56, 60, 66, 72) dc.

Row 4: Rep Row 2—53 (55, 59, 65, 71) dc.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in next 15 (16, 19, 21, 23) sts, dc in next 20 (20, 21, 24, 27) sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times (shoulder shaping increases made), dc in each dc across to last st, turn; leave last st unworked—55 (57, 61, 67, 73) sts.

Row 6: Rep Row 2—54 (56, 60, 66, 72) sts.

Size 12 months only

Row 7: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in next 15 sts, dc in next 22 sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times (shoulder increases made), dc in each dc across, turn—57 sts.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next 14 sts, [ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts] 7 times (open boxes made), turn.

Row 9: Ch 4, tr in next 15 sts, dc in next 25 sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in each st across, turn—60 sts.

Sizes 18 months (2 years) only
Row 7: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in next 16 (19) sts, dc in next 22 (22) sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times (shoulder increases made), dc in each dc across to last st, turn; leave last st unworked—58 (62) sts.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next 9 (13) sts, [ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts] 8 (8) times (open boxes made), turn.

Row 9: Ch 4, tr in next 16 (19) sts, dc in next 25 (25) sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in each st across, turn—61 (65) sts.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Sizes 3 years (4 years) only

Row 7: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in next 21 (23) sts, dc in next 25 (28) sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times (shoulder increases made), dc in each dc across to last st, turn; leave last st unworked—68 (74) sts.

Row 8: Sl st in first 2 sts, dc in next 12 (12) sts, [ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts] 9 (10) times (open boxes made), turn—67 (73) sts.

Row 9: Ch 4, tr in next 21 (23) sts, dc in next 28 (31) sts, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in each st across, turn—70 (76) sts.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 11: Ch 4, tr in next 21 (23) sts, dc in each st across, turn.

All sizes: Fasten off. Work second front piece before continuing.

  1.  

Join Fronts

Note: At this point, there is no definite RS/WS of the front pieces. Flip one front piece over so that the neck shaping of both pieces faces inwards, and the sleeve edges are along the outsides.

Sizes 12 months (3 years, 4 years) only

Row 10 (12, 12): Join A in first st of last row at sleeve edge of one front piece, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st (neck edge), ch 8 (12, 12) for back neck, 2 dc in first st of second front piece (neck edge), dc in each st across (sleeve edge), turn—130 (154, 166) sts. 

Sizes 18 months (2 years) only

Row 11: Join A in first st of last row at sleeve edge of one front piece, ch 4, tr in next 16 (19) sts, dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st (neck edge), ch 10 (10) for back neck, 2 dc in first st of second front piece (neck edge), dc in next 43 (44) sts, tr in each st across (sleeve edge), turn—134 (142) sts.

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Sizes 3 years (4 years) only

Row 13: Ch 4, tr in next 21 (23) sts, dc in next 28 (31) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 30 (32) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 28 (31) sts, tr in each st across, turn—148 (160) sts.

Row 14: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Back (All sizes)

Row 1: Ch 4, tr in next 15 (16, 19, 21, 23) sts, dc in next 25 (25, 25, 28, 31) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 25 (25, 25, 28, 31) sts, tr in each st across, turn—124 (128, 136, 142, 154) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, tr in next 15 (16, 19, 21, 23) sts, dc in next 25 (25, 25, 25, 28) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 25 (25, 25, 25, 28) sts, tr in each st across, turn—118 (122, 130, 136, 148) sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Sizes 12 months (18 months, 2 years) only

Row 5: Ch 4, tr in next 15 (16, 19) sts, dc in next 25 (25, 25) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, [dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next 25 (25, 25) sts, tr in each st across, turn—112 (116, 124) sts.

Sizes 3 years (4 years) only

Row 5: Ch 4, tr in next 21 (23) sts, dc in next 92 (100) sts, tr in each st across, turn.

All sizes

Rows 6–9: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn—112 (116, 124, 136, 148) sts.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Seam Sleeves

Determine which side you wish to be the WS. With RS together, fold bodice in half length wise. Beginning at one sleeve edge, sew edges together over first 35 (35, 38, 42, 47) sts. Rep to sew other sleeve seam. Turn bodice RS out.

Sleeve Edging: With RS facing, join A in seam at sleeve edge, ch 1, sc evenly around sleeve edge; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

EMBROIDERY

Beginning at first open box from one sleeve edge, with C, embroider 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) 10-petal Lazy Daisies centered over every other open box of Row 8. Rep to embellish other sleeve. Note: Take care to leave each box at center of daisies open, to weave in band later.

With C, embroider a 10-petal Lazy Daisy on lower left and lower right front bodice.

 

Band (make 2)
With B, ch 43 (49, 54, 54, 61).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across—42 (48, 53, 53, 60) sc. Fasten off.

Weave and secure a band through each sleeve as follows: Beginning with first open box at one sleeve edge, *weave band from WS to RS through the center of the daisy, then weave from RS to WS through next open box; rep from * across. Tack band to WS of cardi to secure.

With D, embroider three French Knots on the band at the center of each daisy.

 

SKIRT
Join A in lower corner of right front, to work across lower edge.

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across right front, sc in sleeve seam, sc in first 21 (23, 24, 26, 27) sts of back, 2 sc in next st, sc in each remaining st of back, sc in sleeve seam, sc in each st across to last st of left front, 2 sc in last st, turn—89 (97, 101, 109, 113) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn—22 (24, 25, 27, 28) ch-3 sps.

Rows 4 and 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, work sl st around the ch-3 sps in the previous 3 rows (butterfly made), ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, ch 1, make butterfly, ch 1; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 4, tr in first sc, sk butterfly, 2 tr in next sc, *ch 3, 2 tr in next sc, sk butterfly, 2 tr in next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Rows 8–15 (16, 17, 18, 19): Ch 4, tr in first st, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in each ch-3 sp across, 2 tr in top of turning ch, turn. Do not fasten off.

Finishing Rnd: Work with RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around all edges of cardi; join with sl st in first sc.

FINISHING
Tie (make 2)
With A, ch 49 (52, 55, 58, 61).

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) ch, hdc in next 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) ch, dc in next 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) ch; do not turn, sl st in evenly around all edges of tie. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to bodice. Sew wider end of one tie to each front at beginning of neck shaping

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 


 

 

 

   




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