Crochet Kids Cardigan with byClaire Sparkle

Yarnplaza byClaire nr. 3 kids cardigan

Crochet Kids Cardigan - Summer is almost here and that's why we're making the most gorgeous summer items. After the cute girls summer top, a lovely spring wrap and a poncho we're crocheting this lovely sparkling kids cardigan. Continue reading for the free crochet pattern and start with the new yarn byClaire Sparkle!

We couldn't wait to get going with the new byClaire nr. 3 yarn; yielding this sweet glittery cardigan as a result! This cardigan is perfect for wearing on a bright summer day and matches perfectly with a cute shirt or dress. The lurex yarn in the thread creates a playful effect and the little picot edging gives it the final finishing touch!

The round neckline and long sleeves are ideal for chilly summer days and the cotton yarn makes sure the fabric breaths, giving your little one the ultimate wearing comfort. We've chosen a soft pastel blue colour, but you can also pick your own favourite colour. What do you think about one of the other pastel shades like the soft pink and bright green? This pattern is perfectly suitable for the novice crocheter, so nothing's holding you back! Are you ready to try?

Which colour would you pick?
byclaire-nr.3-sparkle-pastel-colours

Size Cardigan 104 (110 - 116) 

Materials:
- 1 ball byClaire nr.1 colour 279
- 4 balls byClaire nr.3 colour 279
Crochet hook no. 3,5, no. 2,5 (picot) and no. 5 (bow)

Stitches used:
Ch.       = Chain
Sl.st.    = Slip stitch
Sc.       = Single crochet
Dc.      = Double crochet
Pattern st.  = Multiple of 4 + 1 sts.
Row 1: Start in the 4th ch. from your hook. Dc. 1, dc. 1 in the next st., *ch. 1, skip 1 st., dc. 1, dc. 1, dc. 1* Repeat from *to*.
Row 2: *Ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to* Tch. 1.
Row 3: *Dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, dc. 1* Repeat from *to*.
Row 4 and next: repeat from row 2.

Gauge:
10 x 10 cm in patternst. = 24 sts. x 13 rows.

Free Crochet Pattern Kids Cardigan

Free Crochet pattern byClaire Sparkle Kids Cardigan:

Back
Ch. 81 (93-104). Start in the 4th ch. from your hook. Continue working in pattern st. (see above). At a total height of 13 (15-17)cm, for the armhole shaping decrease 1 st. on both sides at row 17 (19-21).

Row 18 (20-22): Sc. 3 tog. (insert, yo, draw through, insert in the next st., yo, draw through insert in the next st. yo and draw through, yo and draw through 4 loops on your hook). Sc. 1 in 1-ch. space, *ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. Sc. the last 3 tog. Tch. 1.

Row 19 (21-23): Skip 1 st., sl.st. 1 in the next sc. *dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, ch. 1* Repeat from *to*.  In the last 3-ch. space dc. 3, sl.st. 1 in the sc. 73 (85-96)sts.

Row 20 (22-24): Sl.st. 2, ch. 2, skip 2 st., sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space, *ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with ch. 2, skip 2 sts., sc. 2 tog., tch. 1.

Row 21 (23-25): Dc. 2 in the 2-ch. space, ch. 1, *dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, ch. 1* Repeat *to*. End with dc. 2 in the 2-ch. space 69(81-92) sts.

Row 22 (24-26): Sl.st. 1, ch. 1, skip 1 st., sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space, *ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with ch. 1, skip 1 st., sl.st. 1, tch. 1.

Row 23 (25-27): Dc. 1 in the 1-ch. space, ch. 1, *dc. 3, ch. 1 in the 3-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with dc. 1 in the 1-ch. space of the previous row. Tch. 1. 67(79-90)sts.

Row 24 (26-28): Sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space, *ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. Tch. 1.

Row 25 (27-29): Sl.st. 1, *dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, ch. 1* Repeat from *to*. End with dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space and sl.st. 1 in the last st., tch. 1. 65(77-88)sts.

Row 26(28-30): Sc. 1 in the sl.st., *ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with ch. 3 and sc. 1 in the sl.st. of the previous row. Tch. 1.

Row 27 (29-31): *Dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, ch. 1* Repeat from *to*. 63(75-86) sts.

Continue in pattern st. until row 33(37-41), or until your work measures 26(30-34)cm,

From row 33(37-41) continue both shoulders separately.

Row 34 (38-42): *Ch. 3, sc. 1*  Repeat from *to* another 4 (5-6) times, skip 1 st., sl.st. 1, tch. 1.

Row 35 (39-43): Ch. 1, *dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space, ch. 1* Repeat from *to*. End with dc. 3.

Row 36 (40-44): *Ch. 3, sc. 1* Repeat from *to*. End with sl.st. 1 in the middle dc. of the last dc. of the previous row. Tch. 1.

Row 37 (41-45): Ch. 1, *dc. 3 in the 3-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. Cast off.

Work the other shoulder in reversed shaping.

Details on free crochet pattern childrens cardigan

Right Front
Ch. 41(45-49). Start in the 4th ch. from your hook. Continue working in pattern st. At a total height of 13 (15-17)cm, 17(19-21) rows start decreasing for the armhole.

Decrease the armhole the same way as the back.

Continue in pattern st. until row 29(33-37), your work measures 24(28-32)cm. At the end of this row you'll have 31(35-39) sts.

Work the neckline and shoulder from row 29(33-37) as followed

Row 30 (34-38): *Ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to* another 5 (6-7) times, skip 1 st., sl.st. 1, tch. 1.

Row 31 (35-39): Ch. 1, *dc. 3, sc. 1 in the 3-ch. space* Repeat from *to*.

Row 32 (36-40): *Ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with sl.st. 1 in the middle dc. of the last 3 dc. of the previous row. Tch. 1.

Row 33 (37-41): Ch. 1 *dc. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*.

Row 34 (38-42): *Ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*. End with sl.st. 1 in the middle dc. of the last 3 dc. of the previous row. Tch. 1.

Row 35 (39-43): Ch. 1 *dc. 3, sc. 1 in the 1-ch. space* Repeat from *to*.

Work rows 1 and 2 of the patter st. another 1 time. Cast off.

Work the left front in reversed shaping. 

Sleeves
Ch. 49 (53-57). Start in the 4th ch. from your hook. Continue on the chain in pattern st. At the same time on both sides increase 8 (11-14)x 1 st. in each 4th (3rd-3rd) row until you'll have 63 (73-83) sts. At a total length of 25 (29-33) cm for the sleeve cap decrease on both sides 4 x 4 sts. in each row until you'll have 31 (41-51) sts. At a total length of 28 (32-36) cm., cast off.

Assembly
Close the shoulder seams, attach the sleeves, and close the side and sleeve seam with sl.st. at once.

Work a picot edging around the neckline, front and sleeves with crochet hook 2,5 as followed:

*Sl.st. 1, ch. 3, sc. 1 in the 1st ch., skip 2 sts., sl.st. 1* Repeat from *to*.

With crochet hook no. 5 and with a double yarn (1 byClaire nr. 3 Sparkle and 1 byClaire nr. 1) ch. 35 on the neckline to be able to close the cardigan.

Want to crochet more kids cardigan?

Are you looking for more crochet patterns for your little ones? Earlier we made a cute cardigan for toddlers and a summer baby cardigan with short sleeves! Let yourself be inspired and spoil your little one!

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