Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan Pattern by Crochet For You.

Finally, I made a cardigan pattern for 6 months old baby boys and girls. As the pattern is very simple and quick, I already have started to crochet other sizes too (12, 18 and 24 months) and I hope to share with you next couple of weeks so keep in touch. 🙂 Also, this pattern is perfect for beginners.

You just want to change the color to get a girly look or boyish look. I designed Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan with short sleeves but can be added long sleeves if you like, more info in the note section below.

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Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan - free pattern

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Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan pattern in Multiple Sizes, for 12 months, 18 months and 24 months old babies. Click on the photo below to go to the pattern post.

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Skill Level beginner

Finished size (6 months)

  • Chest 17″
  • Height shoulder to bottom = 9″

Materials

sport weight yarn (16 WPI) Approx: 180 yards total

  • (MC) Approx: 100 yards.
  • (C1) Approx: 80 yards.
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Thread and needle / Scissors

Gauge: 20 hdc and 11 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook.

Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan - free pattern

Abbreviations / stitches

  • ch = chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(s)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • ch – sp = chain space
  • beg = beginning
  • MC = Main Color
  • C1 = Color 1
  • RS = Right Side
  • *to = repeat * to ; the instructions
  • [] = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
  • side-hdc = side hdc stitch in side of the work.

Special stitch

  • Corner st = (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in indicated st.

Notes:

  • beg ch does not count as st.
  • I made this cardigan with short sleeves. If you want to make long sleeves repeat the pattern instruction below after row 1 in short sleeves as many as to get your desired length.
  • sl st until next ch-sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-sp, *ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp; repeat * to around, last ch 2 sl st to first st. do not turn.

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Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan Pattern

ch 60 with (C1)

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next ch 2, hdc in next ch 2, ch 2, sk next ch 2, corner st (see special stitch) in next ch, [ch 2, sk next ch 2, hdc in next ch 2] 2 times, ch 2, sk next ch 2, corner st in next ch, [ch 2, sk next ch 2, hdc in next ch 2] 4 times, ch 2, sk next ch 2, corner st in next ch, [ch 2, sk next ch 2, hdc in next ch 2] 2 times, ch 2, sk next ch 2, corner st in next ch, [ch 2, sk next ch 2, hdc in next ch 2] 2 times, turn. (40 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 2 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (50 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 6 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (56 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 7 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (66 hdc)

Row 5: (MC) ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 6 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 8 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 6 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (72 hdc)

Row 6: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 7 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 7 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (82 hdc)

Row 7: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 8 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 10 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 8 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (88 hdc)

Row 8: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 11 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (98 hdc)

Row 9: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 10 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 12 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 10 times, ch 2, corner st in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (104 hdc)

Row 10: (Dividing armholes) ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 6 times, last 2 hdc should be in ch-sp of corner st,  ch 2, sk next 11 ch-sp(s), 2 hdc in next ch-sp of corner st (made an armhole), [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 14 times, last 2 hdc should be in ch-sp of corner st, ch 2, sk next 11 ch-sp(s), 2 hdc in next ch-sp of corner st, (made an armhole), [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 6 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (62 hdc)

Row 11: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 28 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (60 hdc)

Row 12: ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp] 28 times, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. (62 hdc)

Row 13 to 21: repeat rows 11 and 12 continuously.

Row 22 to 24: repeat rows 12 and 11 continuously with (C1). Fasten off and weave the ends.

Edging

Row 1: (RS) facing, Join (C1) yarn at first st of row 24, crochet sc in each hdc and 2 sc in each ch-sp around the bottom edge and the neck. Work 3 sc in each corner (2 corners on the bottom edge and 2 corners on the top neck edge). When working on side sts (left and right front edges), crochet 2 sc in each side-hdc, sl st to first sc, do not turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first st. Fasten off and weave the ends.

Short sleeves (each side on armholes)

Row 1: (RS) facing, join (C1) yarn at side-hdc st of row 10 in underarm, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, [ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-sp]11 times, ch 2, 2 hdc in side-hdc st of row 10, ch 2, sl st to first hdc, do not turn. (26 hdc)

Follow the pattern instruction in the note section for make long sleeves.

Edging for sleeves

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each hdc and 2 sc in each ch-sp around the sleeve. sl st to first st. Fasten off and weave the ends.

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Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan - free pattern

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Crochet Lil Darlin Baby Cardigan – free pattern

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