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Csenge Anna Baby Cardigan and Hat Set

This set is really close to my heart, I designed it for my daughter who was born in December 2018 and I named it after her. When I completed it, I decided to share it with other people too. 
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters using different types of stitches, creating a nice, textured look. 
NOTE:The size is for only 0-3 months babies, but I am planning to make more size options in the future. 
You can use any DK or Baby DK Yarn for this project, it’s completely up to you! 
I hope you’ll enjoy making it! Happy crocheting!

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Size:      0-3 months, to fit approx 16 inch chest

Finished length from shoulder approx. 10.5 inches

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 5 inches

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 135-140 grams of Baby DK yarn or any DK yarn suitable (I used Knitting Essentials in Bright Pink Colorway
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • 3 small buttons

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

SK= skip

SP= space

CH = chain

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

DNT = do not turn

RS = right side

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

BPDC = Back post double crochet

STAR STITCH

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout

Additional terms/ Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the front around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Back Post Single Crochet:

Insert your hook from the back around the post of given stitch, yarn over and finish your single crochet as usual.

Back Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert your hook from the back around the post of given stitch, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

Star Stitch:

Important: The star stitch is made of two rows.

Row 1:

Chain 3, insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull p a loop. There will be two loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the next chain, then yarn over and pull up a loop. There will be three loops on the hook. Insert your hook into each of the next three stitches, doing a yarn over and pull through in each so that you have six stitches on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through all six loops on the hook. Chain one to close the star, this creates the ” eye” of the first star. Next, insert your hook into the “eye” that you just made. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the space between the two last “spikes” from the first “star”. Yarn over and pull through. There will be three loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the same stitch where you worked the last stitch of the previous star. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be four loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Repeat in the next stitch,  this will give you six loops on your hook. Chain one to close the second star. Repeat the steps above to make stars all the way across the row. When you get to the end, make one hdc in the last stitch.

Row 2:

Turn the work and chain 2. This counts as the first hdc stitch of the row. Crochet one hdc stitch into the eye of the star in the row below. Work 2 hdc in the eye of each star across the row. When you get to the end, crochet 1 hdc in the final stitch.

Gauge:

4 double crochets and 2.5 rows of double crochets measure approx 1 inch

The Cardigan:

The body of the cardigan is worked in one piece starting with the yoke.

Row 1: CH 55, 1 DC in the 4th chain from the hook, 1 DC in each CH to end. TURN                          

(53)

Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC in next DC, *2DC in next DC, 1 DC in each of the next 3 DC* repeat from *to* to last 3 STS, 2DC in next DC, 1 DC in last DC, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN                                                          

(66)

Row 3: CH 3, 1 DC in each DC to end, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN             

(66)

Row 4: CH 3, 1 DC in next DC, *2DC in next DC, 1 DC in ech of the next 3 DC* repeat from *to* to last 4 STS, 2 DC in next DC, 1 DC in each of next 2 DC, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN                                     

(82)

Row 5: as row 3

Row 6: CH 3, 1 DC in next DC, *2DC in next DC, 1 DC in each of the next 2 DC* repeat from*to* to lat 2 STS, 2 DC in DC, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN                                                                                                   

(109)

Row 7: as row 3

Row 8: work as row 6

(145)

Row 9: (Divide for armholes) CH 3, 1 DC in each of the next 22 DC, SKIP 26 DC (armhole), 1 DC in each of the next 47 DC, SKIP 26 DC (armhole), 1 DC in each of the next 22 DC, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN.                                                                                                                               

(93)

Row 10: CH 3, 1 FPDC in all STS to end. Turn.                                                                                                   

(93)

Row 11: First Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN.                                                  

(46 Stars)

Row 12: Second Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN.      

(46 Finished Stars)

Row 13: CH 1, SC in the same ST, 1 SC in all STS, SC in top of CH 2. TURN.                                            

(93)

Row 14: CH 3, 1 FPDC in all STS to end. TURN.                                                                                                 

(93)

Row 15: CH 1, SC in the same ST, 1 BPSC in all STS to last CH 3. 1 SC in top of last CH 3. TURN.    

(93)

Row 16: CH 2, 1 HDC in all STS to end. TURN.                                                                                                   

(93)

Row 17: First Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN.

(46 Stars)

Row 18: Second Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN.                           (46 Finished Stars)

Row 19: CH 1, SC in the same ST, 1 SC in all STS, SC in top of CH 2. TURN.                                            

(93)

Row 20: as row 14

(93)

Row 21: as row 15    

(93)

Row 22: as row 16

(93)

Row 23: First Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN. 

(46 Stars)

Row 24: Second Row of STAR STITCH (see the notes above) TURN.      

(46 Finished Stars)

Row 25: as row 13  

(93)

Row 26: as row 14       

(93)

Fasten off.

Sleeves: (make 2)

Round 1: With right side facing join yarn to side of DC underarm, CH 3, DC in same space, 1 DC in each of the next 26 STS around armhole, DC 1 in side of DC of opposite side of armhole, SLST to top of CH 3. TURN.                                                                       

(29)

Round 2: CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 FPDC in all STS to end, SLST to top of CH 3. TURN.                         

(29)

Round 3: First row of STAR STITCH, when you finish the last star, SLST to the top of beginning CH 3. TURN.                        

(14 Stars)

Round 4: Second row of STAR STITCH but instead of 1 HDC into first ” eye” make 2 HDC in all! SLST to top of CH 2. TURN.                                                                                                                            

(14 Finished stars)

Round 5: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first SC. TURN.                 

(29)

Round 6: CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 FPDC in all STS to end, SLST to top of CH 3. TURN.                         

(29)

Round 7: CH 1, BPSC in same ST, 1 BPSC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first BPSC. TURN. 

(29)

Round 8: CH 2 (counts as HDC), 1 HDC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 2. TURN.  

(29)

Round 9: as round 3                                                                                                      

(14 Stars)

Round 10: as round 4                                                                                              

(14 Finished stars)

Round 11: as round 5                   

(29)

Round 12: as round 6   

(29)

Round 13: as round 7                                                                                                                 

(29)

Round 14: as round 8                                                                                                                           

(29)

Round 15: CH 3, *FPDC around next ST, BPDC around next ST* repeat from*to* join with a SLST to top of CH 3 DO NOT TURN!                                                                                                                              

(29)

Round 16: CH 3, *FPDC around next ST, BPDC around next ST* repeat from*to* join with a SLST to top of CH 3             

(29)

Fasten off.

Edging: (buttonbands and buttonhole row):

Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn to lower edge of right hand side of front edge, CH 1, SC in same ST,

 work 35 SC evenly up front edge to corner, 3 SC in corner, 1 SC in all STS around the neck till next corner, 3 SC in corner, work 35 SC evenly down front edge to corner. TURN.

Row 2: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 17 STS, CH 2, SKIP 1 ST, 1 SC in next 8 STS, CH 2, SKIP 1 ST, 1 SC in next 8 STS, CH 2, SKIP 1 ST (the middle st of corner from last round), 1 SC in each ST around, 3 SC in corner (the middle st of corner from last round), 1 SC in each ST to end. TURN.

Row 3: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC till the corner, 3 SC in corner (the middle st of corner from last round), 1 SC in each ST around, 2 SC in CH 2 space, 1 SC in next 8 STS, 2 SC in CH 2 space, 1 SC in next 8 STS, 2 SC in CH 2 space, 1 SC in each ST to end.

Fasten off.

Finishing the cardigan:

Close small gaps under arm, weave in all ends, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

Hat:

Note: Up to row 5 you don’t  turn your work and CH 3 (up to row 5) does not count as a ST!

Round 1: Start with a MR, CH 3, 14DC into MR, SLST to join to top of first DC. DNT!                        

(14)

Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first DC. DNT!                                             

(28)

Round 3: CH 3, 1 DC in same ST, 2 DC in next ST, *1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST* repeat *to* till end join with a SLST to first DC. DNT!                                                                                                           

(42)

Round 4: CH 3, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST, *1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in next ST* repeat *to* till end, join with a SLST to first DC. DNT!                                                                                           

(56)

Round 5: CH 3, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in next ST, *1 DC in next 3 STS, 2 DC in next ST* repeat *to* till end, join with a SLST to first DC. TURN!                                                                        

(70)

Round 6: CH 2, 1 FPDC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first FPDC. TURN.                                    

(70)

Round 7: First row of STAR STITCH, when you finish the last star, SLST to the top of beginning CH 3. TURN.                                                              

(35 Stars)

Round 8: CH 1, Second row of STAR STITCH but instead of 1 HDC into first ” eye” make 2 HDC in all! SLST to first HDC. TURN.                                                                                             

(35 Finished stars)

Round 9: CH 1, SC in same ST, SC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first SC. TURN.                     

(70)

Round 10: as round 6                                                                                               

(70)

Round 11: CH 1,1 BPSC in same ST, 1 BPSC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first BPSC TURN.

(70)

Round 12: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in all STS to end, join with a SLST to first HDC. TURN. 

(70)

Round 13: as round 7                                                                                      

(35 Stars)

Round 14: as round 8                                                                                    

(35 Finished stars)

Round 15: as round 9     DNT!                              

(70)

Round 16: CH 2, FPDC around first SC from previous round, BPDC around next ST, *FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat *to* till end, join with a SLST to first FPDC. DNT!                                             

(70)

Round 17: CH2, FPDC around CH2 and first FPDC from previous round, BPDC around next BPDC, *FPDC in next ST, BPDC in next ST* repeat*to* till end, join with a SLST to first FPDC. DNT!           

(70)

Round 18: as round 17                                 

(70)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thank you for choosing the Csenge Anna Baby Cardigan and Hat set for your project! When you make this set, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet or #CsengeAnnaBabyCardigan on Instagram

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me at kamecrochet@gmail.com or

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