Saturday, 26 July 2014

Lightweight Boys' Buttoned Cardigan


 


In sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months

This is a lovely textured cardigan, suitable for all weathers, but particularly for slightly warmer days when you don't want anything too heavy.

The pattern works up very quickly, and is easy to make.

It uses a classic Cross-Stitch Cluster, for the main body and sleeves of the garment - instructions are given.

Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Lightweight Cross-stitch Buttoned cardigan



          

Materials:   1 Skein light worsted/dk/8ply yarn; 4mm and 4.5mm hooks; yarn needle; 6 buttons

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; x-st = cross-stitch cluster; sl st – slip stitch; fpdc = front post double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet; ch = chain

Gauge = 12 dc and 8 rows (dc) on 4.5mm hook = 4”, 16 dc and 8 rows (dc) on 4mm hook = 4”.

Instructions are the same for both sizes, except for 0-3 months, use a 4mm hook and for 3-6 months use a 4.5mm hook.

  (1)   Using 4mm hook for 0-3 months and 4.5mm hook for 3-6 months, chain 39, Hdc in 3rd st from the hook, and to the end.  Turn. (37)
  
  (2)   Ch2, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in next 6, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next 11, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next 6, 2hdc in next, hdc in next 5. Turn.

  (3)   Ch3, dc in next 4 sts, 3dc in next st, dc in next 7, 3dc in next, dc in next 12, 3dc in next, dc in next 7, 3dc in next, dc in next 6.  Turn

  (4)   Ch3, dc in next 6 sts, 3dc in next, dc in next 9, 3 dc in next, dc in next 14, 3dc in next, dc in next 9, 3dc in next, dc in next 6.  Turn.

  (5)   Ch3, dc in next 6 sts,  3dc in next, dc in next 11, 3dc in next, dc in next 16, 3dc in next, dc in next 11, 3dc in next, dc in next 8.  Turn.

  (6)   Ch3, dc in next 8, 3dc in next, dc in next 13, 3dc in next, dc in next 18, 3dc in next, dc in next 13, 3dc in next, dc in next 8.  Turn.

  (7)   Ch3, dc in next 8, 3dc in next, dc in next 15, 3dc in next, dc in next 20, 3dc in next, dc in next 15, 3dc in next, dc in next 10.  Turn.

  (8)   Ch3, dc in next 10, 3dc in next, dc in next 17, 3dc in next, dc in next 22, 3dc in next, dc in next 17, 3dc in next, dc in next 10.  Turn.

  (9)   Ch3, dc in next 10, 3dc in next, dc in next 19, 3dc in next, dc in next 24, 3dc in next, dc in next 19, 3dc in next, dc in next 12.  Turn.
  
  (10)  Ch3, dc in next 12, 3dc in next, dc in next 21, 3dc in next, dc in next 26, 3dc in next, dc in next 21, 3dc in next, dc in next 12.  Turn.  (105)

  (11)    Ch2, hdc in next 13, ch 6, skip the next 23 sts, hdc in next 30, ch 6, skip next 23, hdc in next 15.  Turn.

  (12)  Ch2, hdc in each st across, including hdc into each of the ch6 under the armholes.  Turn. (69 hdc & beg ch2)

  (13)   Ch3, *skip next stitch, work dc into the next and then back into the skipped stitch (x-st cluster)*, repeat from * to * to end, , dc in top of ch2 from prev row.  Turn. (34 x-st clusters, ch3 and dc at the end)

  (14)  Repeat row 13 until work measures 5” (13cm) from armhole.

  (15)  Ch 3, dc in each st across, dc in top of ch3 from prev row.

  (16)  Ch3, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next*,  rep from * to * to end, dc in top of ch3 from prev row

  (17)  Ch3, *bpdc in next st, fpdc in next*, rep from * to * to end, dc in top of ch3 from prev row.


Button border:

  1.       Ch1, work 36 sc evenly up the side of the front to the neckline.  Turn.

  2.       Ch1, sc  back down the front to the bottom.

  3.       Ch1, sc up to the neckline.

  4.       Ch1, sc down to the hem

  5.       Ch1, sc up to the neckline, this time, work 3sc into the corner st, and sc into next 3 sts on the top of the buttonband.  Sl st to main part of neckline.  Fasten off.


Buttonhole border.
Starting at the neckline on the other front side, working on RS, attach yarn to top edge, ch1, sc 36 evenly down to hemline, making sure you have the same number of sc on this side as you have on the button band on the opposite side

  1.      Ch1, sc back up to the neckline.  Turn.
  
  2.      Ch1, sc 2, *ch2, sk 2 st, sc 4*, 5 times, ch2, sk 2, sc 2 to end. Turn. 

  3.      Ch1, sc to end, working 2 sc into the ch2 buttonholes you just made, sl st across the 3 rows of the top of the buttonhole band.  Turn.

  4.      Ch1, sc across the top of the button band, working 3sc into top corner st, sc back down to hemline, 3sc into last st at the corner, sc around hemline, back to the bottom edge of the button band.  Work an extra sc into the corner st, to round it off, Fasten off, weave in ends invisibly.


Sleeves (both the same)

Attach yarn to the centre of the underarm, in the centre sp of the 6 hdc, Ch3, dc in the space *before* the ch3 (x-st cluster), skip 2 spaces, dc in next and in the 2nd skipped st (x-st cluster with a decrease), *sk 1, x-st cluster over next 2 sts* 14 times, sl st to dc of 1st x-st cluster.

Sl st back to the centre of the armhole if you need to, (keep re-centering like this each row, to keep the joining seam under the arm), Ch3, dc in space prev to ch3, sk 2 sts, dc into the next st, and into the next previously skipped space, *sk 1, x-st cluster over next 2 sts* 13 times, sl st to beg x-st as before.

Centre yourself again to the bottom centre of the armhole.

Ch3, dc in the previous space, sk 2 sts, x-st into the next 2 sts, *sk 1, x-st cluster* 12 times, sl st to beg x-st cluster.

Ch3, dc in prev sp, *sk 1, x-st over next 2 sts* 13 times, sl st to beg x-st cluster.

Repeat the last row until sleeve measures 5” for 0-3 months, 5.5” for 3-6 months, from the underarm.

Cuffs:

Ch3, dc around, working dc2tog into every 4th st, sl st to beg ch3.

Ch3, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next*, rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch3.

Ch3, rep previous row.

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Collar

Attach yarn to right front at the inside of edge of the button border, ch1, sc 6, 2sc in next, sc 6, 2 sc in next, sc 11, 2sc in next, sc 6, 2 sc in next, sc 6, Turn.

Ch1, hdc in same st, hdc 6, 2hdc in next, hdc 6, 2 hdc in next, hdc 13, 2hdc in next, hdc 6, 2hdc in next, hdc 7.  Turn.

Ch1, hdc in same st, hdc 7, 2hdc in next, hdc 7, 2hdc in next, hdc 13, 2hdc in next, hdc 7, 2hdc in next, hdc in 8.  Turn.

Ch1, hdc in same st, hdc to end. Turn.

Ch 1, sc in same st, sc to end, sl st down edge of collar, turn.

Ch1, sc in same st, sc all around collar edge, working 3sc into corner sts, fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew on buttons corresponding to the 6 buttonholes.



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