Free Crochet 'Bobby' Cardigan Pattern
How to Crochet a Child's Sweater
This free crochet 'Bobby' cardigan (size 1 year) was originally published around 1942 in "Lovely Creations for Baby", No. S16.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic baby cardigan. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet pattern for a child's sweater.
How to Crochet a Sweater/Cardigan
Sultana Beautysheen (All Rayon)
6 balls Blue (A), 3 balls Pink (B)
Steel Crochet Hook, Sise 5
This cardigan is for a 1 year old child.
Gauge: 8 patterns = 3 inches
11 rows (6 ch and 5 cluster) - 2 inches
Measurements - Chest 21 inches. Length from lower edge to back of neck 11 inches. Sleeves - Width 7 1/2 inches.
With B, ch 170 for lower edge of back and fronts, drop B (always draw up a long loop when dropping color to prevent ripping). Pattern is a multiple of 3 plus 2 on foundation ch.
First Row - With A, draw a loop through last loop of ch, ch 2, 1 d c in 2nd st from end of foundation ch, * ch 3, 1 s c in same st, ch 3, 1 d c in same st, skip 2 sts of foundation ch, 1 d c in next st; repeat from * to end (56 clusters). Drop A. Do not turn.
2nd Row - Take up B from other end of row, draw through top st of turning ch (turning ch counts as 1 d c), ch 5, 1 s c in space between first and 2nd cluster, * ch 3, 1 s c between next 2 clusters; repeat from *, end ch 3, 1 s c between last cluster and d c, draw A through last loop.
3rd Row - With A, ch 3, turn, * into center st of 3 ch on row below, work 1 d c, ch 3, 1 s c, ch 3, 1 d c; repeat from * across row, end 1 d c in first st of turning ch of row below.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row for pattern. Work 7 inches even (40 rows) or desired length to underarm, end with a ch row.
Work 13 clusters for front, 1 d c in next s c, drop A. Work ch patterns to end of 13 patterns. Continue on these 13 patterns until 2 3/4 inches (14 rows) above underarm, end at armhole edge with ch row. Work clusters to within 5 ch patterns of front edge, end 1 d c in next s c. Work even on 8 patterns until 4 inches (22 rows) above underarm. Fasten off.
Skip 2 patterns on last long row for underarm; join A in next s c, ch 3, work across next 26 patterns, end 1 d c in next s c.
Continue pattern until there are 20 rows above underarm, end with ch row.
Next row, work 8 clusters, 1 d c in next s c. Fasten off.
Skip 10 ch patterns, join A in next s c, ch 3, work 8 clusters, end 1 d c. Fasten off.
Skip 2 patterns on last long row for 2nd underarm; join A in next s c, ch 3, work pattern on 13 patterns. Finish to correspond to first front.
With B, ch 62. Join A, work pattern (20 clusters) for 7 1/2 inches, end with ch row. Fasten off.
Sew shoulder seams, using B, holding in each of the 8 clusters on the back, to the 8 ch patterns on each front. Sew sleeve seams to within 2 rows of top. Sew in sleeves with sleeve seam at center underarm; sewing last 2 rows on each side of sleeve to patterns left off for underarm.7
With B, beg. at lower right front cornel1, work * 2 s c in space, 1 s c on end of A row *, repeat between *'s to corner (81 s c); 3 s c in corner; 2 s c in each space across front of neck; repeat between *'s to back of neck; ^ 2 s c in space, 1 s c in s c; repeat from ^ across back of neck; work other side to correspond; 3 s c in lower left front corner; 2 s c in space, 1 s c in cluster across lower edge; 3 s c in corner, join with a slip st. Drop B.
With A, work 1 s c in slip st just made, 1 s c in next st, * ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 s c in each of next 12 sts; repeat from * 4 times, end ch 3, skip 3, 3 s c at neck edge, continue around entire cardigan; join with a slip st. Take up B, work 1 s c in each st of last row. Fasten off. Beg. at seam, with B, work 48 s c on lower edge of sleeve. Work 1 row each A, B, A, B. Fasten off. Steam.
Crochet Pattern Books for Babies
All the unique and lovely crochet patterns for bonnets on this page came from our large collection of vintage crochet pattern books.
|Babies are Such Fun to Dress|
Book No. 20
|Lovely Creations for Baby|
Book No. 96
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