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Yavanna Baby Cardigan and Hat Set

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

Years have passed and I thought that updating my old patterns would be a great idea to fit my pattern writing style better.

This little cardigan is so much fun to make and the beanie is a perfect match! It works up super fast so it can be a great last-minute gift if you are in a hurry!

Actually, I made this set as a gift for my sister, who’s pregnant with a little baby girl, so I combined the pattern-updatig task with the gift making part…clever, isn’t it? 😀


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Difficulty:           Intermediate/Advanced

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 (I used Furls Alpha Series-Rosewood)
  • approx. 375-400 meters/410-437 yards (150-160 grams) of any DK yarn suitable (I used Deramores Studio Anti-Pilling DK in Blush and Light Pink)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • 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

DC = double crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols (This is only used for a full repeat, may contain smaller repeats)

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium lenght set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Gauge:   4 double crochet stitches and 2.5 rows = 1″ / 2.5cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1, that’s not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • CH 2 and CH 3 always counts as DC!
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color, in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!

Instructions

The Body of the cardigan:

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

To start: CH 55

Row 1: 1 DC 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 DC)

Row 2: CH 2 (counts as DC), *1 DC in each ST to next 3 DC group (Pic 1), 1 DC in next ST, 3 DC in center DC of 3 DC group (Pic 2)* repeat from *to* to last 3 DC group, 1 DC in next ST, 3 DC in center DC of 3 DC group, 1 DC in each ST to end, 1 DC in top of 3 CH  (Pic 3)

TURN                                                                                                                 

(69 DC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.

Row 3: CH 2 (counts as DC), *1 DC in each ST to next 3 DC group, 1 DC in next ST, 3 DC in center DC of 3 DC group* repeat from *to* to last 3 DC group, 1 DC in next ST, 3 DC in center DC of 3 DC group, 1 DC in each ST to end, 1 DC in top of CH 2

TURN                                                                                                                 

(77 DC)

Row 4-8: same as Row 3

TURN                                                                                                                                

(117 DC)

Row 9: (Divide for Armholes)

CH 2, 1 DC in each ST to center DC of next 3 DC group, 2 DC in center DC (Pic 1), SK 24 STS (Just simply skip them as you usually do and as it bends, it creates the armhole), 2 DC in next center DC of next 3 DC group (Pic 2), 1 DC in each ST to center DC of next 3 DC group, 2 DC in center DC (Pic 3), SK 24 STS, 2 DC in center DC of next 3 DC group (Pic 4), 1 DC in each ST to end, 1 DC in top of CH 2 (Pic 5)

TURN                                                                                                                 

(73 DC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.

5.                                                                                                         

Row 10: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 5 STS, 2 HDC in next ST (Pic 1), [1 HDC in next 11 STS, 2 HDC in next ST (Pic 2)] 5 times (Pic 3), 1 HDC in next 5 STS, 1 HDC in top of CH 2 (Pic 4)

TURN                                                                                                 

(79 HDC)

1.                                                                                                          2.

3.                                                                                                         

4.

Row 11: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, [SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 1 DC in next 2 STS (Pic 1)] 11 times (Pic 2)

TURN

(24 DC, 11 Shells)

2.

Row 12: CH 2 (counts as DC), 2 DC in same ST, SK next 3 STS, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, [5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK next 3 STS, 1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell (Pic 1), SK 3 STS] 10 times (Pic 2), 3 DC in top of CH 2

TURN

(28 DC, 10 Shells)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Row 13: CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC between 1st DC and 2nd DC of the row, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS (Pic 1), SK 3 STS, [1 DC between the 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS] 10 times (Pic 2), 1 DC between last DC and CH 2, 1 DC in top of CH 2 (Pic 3)

TURN

(24 DC, 11 Shells)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.

Row 14-22: Repeat Row 12-13, ending with Row 12

TURN

(28 DC, 10 Shells)

Row 23: CH 3, SLST back in same ST, 1 SC in next 6 STS (Pic 1), [SLST in next ST, CH 3, SLST back in same ST (Pic 2), 1 SC in next 6 STS] 10 times (Pic 3), SLST to top of CH 2, CH 3, SLST back to same ST (top of CH 2) (Pic 4)

DO NOT FASTEN OFF!                                                                 

(60 SC, 11 x CH 3 SP)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

3.                                                                                                          4.


Edging (buttonband and buttonhole rows):

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

TURN

Row 2: CH 1, SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 43 STS, 3 SC in next ST (corner), 1 SC in next 53 STS (around the neck), 1 SC in next ST (corner), 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 ST, 1 SC in next 27 STS

TURN

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

Fasten off.


Sleeves (make 2):

Round 1: with right side facing, join yarn to side of DC underarm (around the post of DC)(Pic 1), CH 1, 2 DC around the post of DC (Pic 2), 1 DC in next 24 STS around armhole, 2 DC in side of DC of opposite side of armhole (around the post of DC)(Pic 3), SLST to first DC

(28 DC)

1.

2.

3.

Round 2: CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, [1 DC in next 2 STS, SK 2 STS, 5 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS] 3 times,  join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(8 DC, 4 Shells)

Round 3: SLST between CH 3 and DC from previous round, CH 3 (counts as DC), 4 DC in same SP, SK 3 STS, 1 DC between 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, [SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS, 1 DC between 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS] 3 times, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(8 DC, 4 Shells)

Round 4: SLST to next ST, SLST between 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS, [1 DC between 2nd and 3rd DC of Shell, 1 DC between 3rd and 4th DC of Shell, SK 3 STS, 5 DC between the next 2 DC STS, SK 3 STS] 3 times, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(8 DC, 4 Shells)

Round 5-12: Repeat Round 3-4, ending with Round 4

Fasten off.


Finishing the cardigan:

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


You can find the instructions for the hat on the next page


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