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Child's Hooded Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Craft with Jo-Ann
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Homespun® Yarn: Cherry Blossom, 2 (3, 3) skeins, or color of choice
  • Crochet hook, size K-10.5
  • Stitch markers
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • 4 buttons: 3/4" diameter

GAUGE:
11 sts + 7 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Griddle St.
Be sure to check your gauge.

DIRECTIONS:

SIZES:
Child's 2 (4, 6)
Finished Chest: 25" (27", 29")
Finished Length: 12" (14", 15")
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PATTERN STITCH:
Griddle Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for Griddle St.

NOTES:
1. Cardigan is made in 3 pieces: Lower Body and 2 Sleeve/Yoke pieces.
2. The Sleeve/Yoke pieces are folded along the shoulder and sewn tog to form upper body of cardigan. The Lower Body is sewn along the lower edge of the joined Sleeve/Yoke piece.
3. Hood is worked directly onto the seamed Cardigan.

LOWER BODY:
Ch 71 (77, 81).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across — 70 (76, 80) sts at the end of this row.
Work in Griddle St until piece measures 6½" (7½", 8") from beg. Fasten off.
Place a marker in the center of the last row.

SLEEVE/YOKE (make 2):
Ch 19 (21, 23).
Row 1(RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across, end with a dc in last ch — 18 (20, 22) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Work in Griddle St across.
Row 4 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc — 20 (22, 24) sts.
Rows 5 and 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Row 7 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in first dc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, (sc, dc) in last sc — 22 (24, 26) sts.
Rows 8 and 9: Work in Griddle St across.
Rep Rows 4-9, 2 (3, 3) more times — 30 (36, 38) sts when all reps have been completed.

SIZES 2 (6) ONLY:
Rep Rows 4-6 once more — 32 (40) sts when all reps have been completed.

Divide for Front and Back Yoke:
Note: Both Sleeve/Yoke pieces are identical.

SIZES 2 (6) ONLY:
First Half:
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * 5 (7) more times, dc in next 2 sts; leave rem 16 (20) sts unworked — 16 (20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Rep last row until piece measures 3½"(4") from divide.
Fasten off.
Second Half:
Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following first half.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc — 16 (20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Rep last row until piece measures same as first half.
Fasten off.

SIZE 4 ONLY:
First Half:
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 9 times; leave rem 18 sts unworked — 18 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Work in Griddle St.
Rep last row until piece measures 3½" from divide.
Fasten off.
Second Half:
Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following first half.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.
Row 2: Work in Griddle St.
Rep last row until piece measures same as first half.
Fasten off.

FINISHING:
From RS, fold Sleeve/Yoke pieces in half lengthwise. Sew one half of Sleeve/Yoke pieces tog — this is the center back seam. Align marker on Body with center back seam. Match ends of Body to front corners of Sleeve/Yoke. Sew long edge of Body to lower edge of Sleeve/Yoke. Sew Sleeve seams.

HOOD:
From RS, join yarn with sl st in top right corner of neck.
Work 40 (42, 44) sts in Griddle St evenly spaced around neck edge.
Work in Griddle St until Hood measures 8½" (10", 11") from beg. Fasten off.
Fold Hood in half along last row and seam, to form top of Hood.

BUTTON LOOPS:
From RS, join yarn with sl st in right front, 1" below neck. Ch 6, join with sl st in same st as joining sl st, to make top button loop. Fasten off.
Make another button loop 1" above lower edge.
Make 2 more button loops, evenly spaced between first 2 button loops.
Sew buttons opposite button loops.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg = beginning, ch = chain(s), dc = double crochet, rem = remain(ing), rep = repeat, RS = right side, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, st(s) = stitch(es), tog = together
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