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Yavanna Baby Set

I designed this little cardigan and hat set for my daughter when she was 1 week old so this set is really close to my heart and I put all of my love in it when I made it.

The pattern itself is using thistle stitch to create a beautiful, textured look.

I’ve only made it in one size, (0-3 months) for now, as I don’t have much time to spend on different sizing options but I try to add more sizing options later on.

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 4.75 inches

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size Hook
  • approx. 110-120 grams (360 meters) of Baby DK yarn or any DK yarn suitable (I used Good Old Fashioned DK in Peach 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

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

2 HDCTOG = 2 half double crochets together

DC = double crochet

Thistle Stitch

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Additional notes:

  • US terms used throughout

Additional terms/ Special Stitches:

Thistle Stitch:

Row 1:

CH 3, DC in next ST, *SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, DC in next 2 STS* repeat from *to* to end. TURN

Row 2:

CH 3, 2 DC in same ST, SK 3 DC, *1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC* repeat from *to*to end, ending 3 DC in top of CH 3. TURN

Row 3:

CH 3, 1DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC, *SK 3 DC, 5 DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group* repeat from *to* to end, ending 1 DC in space between last DC and CH 3, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN

Note: this stitch will be further explained (as it’s a bit different when working  in rounds) when we get there

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, 1DC in 4th CH from hook, 1 DC in the next 6 CH, 3 DC in next CH, 1 DC in next 8 CH, 3 DC in next CH, 1 DC in the next 17 CH, 3 DC in next CH, 1 DC in the next 8 CH, 3 DC in next CH, 1 DC in the next 8 CH. TURN   

(61)

Row 2: CH 3, * 1 DC in each DC to next 3 DC group, 1 DC in next DC, 3 DC in centre DC of 3 DC group, * repeat from * to * to last 3 DC group, 1 DC in next DC, 3 DC in centre DC of 3 DC group, 1 DC in each DC to end, 1 DC in top ofCH 3. TURN                      

(69)

Row 3-8: repeat Row 2. TURN                                      

(117)

Row 9: (Divide for Armholes) CH 3, 1 DC in each DC to centre DC on next 3 DC group, 2 DC in centre DC, * skip next 24 DC, 2 DC in centre DC of next 3 DC group, 1 DC in each DC to centre DC on next 3 DC group, 2 DC in centre DC, skip next 24 DC, 2 DC in centre DC of next 3 DC group, 1 DC in each DC to end, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN                                                                    

(73)

Row 10: CH 2, HDC in each ST to the 3rd last ST from end, 2 HDCTOG (this will be the last DC from previous row and the top of CH 3. TURN                                                                                                

(72)

Row 11: (First row of thistle stitch) CH 3, DC in next ST, *SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, DC in next 2 STS* repeat from *to* to end. TURN

Row 12: (Second row of thistle stitch) CH 3, 2 DC in same ST, SK 3 DC, *1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC* repeat from *to*to end, ending 3 DC in top of CH 3. TURN

Row 13: (Third row of thistle stitch) CH 3, 1DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC, *SK 3 DC, 5 DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group* repeat from *to* to end, ending 1 DC in space between last DC and CH 3, 1 DC in top of CH 3. TURN

Row 14: as row 12

Row 15: as row 13

Row 16: as row 12

Row 17: as row 13

Row 18: as row 12

Row 19: as row 13

Row 20: as row 12

Row 21: as row 13

Row 22: as row 12

Row 23: CH 3, SLST back in same ST, *1 SC in next 6 STS, SLST in next ST, CH 3, SLST back in same ST* repeat *to* to end DO NOT fasten off                                                               

(60 SC and 11 CH 3 picots)

Edging (buttonband and buttonhole rows):

Row 1: continue to work on the front edge of the cardigan work 43 SC evenly up the side tothe corner. Work 3 SC in corner, 1 SC in all STS around the neck to next corner, 3 SC in corner, work 43 SC evenly down front edge to corner. TURN

Row 2: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in all STS to corner, 3 SC in corner (the middle st of corner from last round) 1 SC in all STS around the neck to next corner, SC 1, CH 2, SK 1 ST, 1 SC in next  7 STS, CH 2, SK 1 ST, 1 SC in next 7 STS, CH 2, SK 1, SC in all STS to end. TURN

Row 3: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST and work 2 SC in CH 2 SP

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 24 STS around armhole, 2 DC in side of DC of opposite side of armhole, SLST to top of CH 3.                                                                  

(28)

Round 2: (first row of thistle stitch) CH 3, DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, *DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS* repeat from *to* to end,  join with a SLST to top of CH3                                                                                                                                 

(4 thistle stitch motifs)

Round 3: (second row of thistle stitch) SLST to the space between the CH3 and DC from previous round, CH 3, 4 DC in same SP, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, *SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC* repeat from *to*to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

Round 4: (third row of thistle stitch) SLST to next DC, SLST into space between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, CH 3, DC between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, *1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC*  repeat from *to*to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

Round 5: as round 3

Round 6: as round 4

Round 7: as round 3

Round 8: as round 4

Round 9: as round 3

Round 10: as round 4

Round 11: as round 3

Round 12: as round 4

Fasten off.

Finishing the cardigan:

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

Hat:

Round 1: Start with a MR, CH 3 (doesn’t count as ST), 12 DC into MR, SLST to join to top of first DC.                                     

(12)

Round 2: CH 2 (doesn’t count as ST), 2 DC in each ST to end, join with a SLST to first DC                              

(24)

Round 3: CH 2 (doesn’t count as ST), 1 DC in same ST, 2 DC in next ST, *1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST* repeat *to* to end join with a SLST to first DC.                                                                                       

(36)

Round 4: CH 2 (doesn’t count as ST), 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* to end, join with a SLST to first DC.                                                             

(48)

Round 5: CH 2 (doesn’t count as ST), 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* to end, join with a SLST to first DC.                                     

(60)

Round 6: CH 1 (doesn’t count as ST), 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 3 STS, 2 HDC in next ST, *1 HDC in next 4 STS, 2 HDC in next ST* repeat *to* up to the last 5 STS, 1 HDC in next ST, 2 HDCTOG in next 2 STS and 2 HDCTOG in last 2 STS, join with a SLST to first HDC                                                                            

(70)

Round 7: (first row of thistle stitch) CH 3, DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, *DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS* repeat from *to* to end,  join with a SLST to top of CH3                                                                                                                                  

(10 thistle stitch motifs)

Round 8: (second row of thistle stitch) SLST to the space between the CH3 and DC from previous round, CH 3, 4 DC in same SP, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, *SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, 1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC* repeat from *to*to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

Round 9: (third row of thistle stitch) SLST to next DC, SLST into space between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, CH 3, DC between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC, *1 DC in SP between 2nd and 3rd DC of 5 DC group, 1 DC in SP between 3rd and 4th DC of 5 DC group, SK 3 DC, 5DC in SP between the 2 DC, SK 3 DC*  repeat from *to*to end, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

Round 10: as round 8

Round 11: as round 9

Round 12: as round 8

Round 13: as round 9

Round 14: as round 8

Round 15: as round 9

Round 16: as round 8

Round 17: CH 1, SC in same ST, SC in next ST, SLST in next ST, CH 3, SLST back in same ST, *1 SC in next 6 STS, SLST in next ST, CH 3, SLST back in same ST* repeat *to* to last 4 STS, 1 SC in last 4 STS, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                                       

(60 SC, 10 CH3 picots)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thank you for choosing this pattern for your next project! When you make it, I’d like to see it! Remember to tag me – @k.a.m.e_crochet or using hashtag #kamecrochet on Instagram

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