Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TUTORIAL: Play Date Cardi



I have been working on a fun new pattern!  I just finished it, and I really like the way it turned out.  One of my favorite things about this sweater is that it works up pretty fast because it uses worsted weight yarn.  This would be a cute spring/summer sweater.  If you want to make it warmer for winter, just sew the buttons all the way down the front of the sweater and crochet long sleeves.  Now, lets get to the pattern.

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight number 4 yarn                                                                                                                                  
 
Crochet Hook Size: H/5-5.00 MM

1” Wooden Buttons

Sharp Needle to weave in your loose ends and sew your buttons on

Abbreviations:

Click here for a list of abbreviations.                                                                  
Notes: 

 -Included are instructions for one size:

Size
Chest
Length
0-6 mos
16”
10”

 -the ch-2 at the beginning of each row counts as the first st throughout the pattern.

Size 0-6 Months:

With MC, Ch 60;
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 8 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 11 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 15 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 11 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in last 9 sts, turn (63 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces)

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout the pattern), skip 1st st, dc in next 9 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 13 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 17 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 13 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in last 10 sts, turn (71 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces)

Row 3: ch 2 , skip 1st st, dc in next 10 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 15 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 19 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 15 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in last 11 sts, turn (89 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces)

Row 4: ch 2 , skip 1st st, dc in next 11 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 17 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 21 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 17 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in last 12 sts, turn (97 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces)

Shaping the Armhole

Row 5: ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in next 12 sts, dc in the next ch-1 space, skip the next 19 sts, dc in the next ch-1 space (armhole made), dc in the next 23 sts, dc in the next ch-1 space, skip the next 17 sts, dc in the next ch-1 space (armhole made), dc in last 13 sts, turn (53 dc)

Row 6: ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in each st across, turn (53 dc)

Change color to CC.  From here on out, you will need to change colors every 2 rows.  For example, crochet rows 7 and 8 in cream color, and then rows 9 and 10 in your main color ect…

Row 7: ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st, {(skip the next st, dc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st}) repeat from {( to )} until you have 4 sts left, dc in each of the last 4 sts, turn

Row 8: ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next ch-2 space, {(skip the next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st, skip the next 2 dc, dc in the next ch-2 space)}, repeat from {( to )} until you have 6 sts left, skip the next 2 sts, dc in each of the last 4 sts, turn

Row 9:  ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st {(skip the next 2 sts, dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st)} repeat from {( to )} until you have 4 sts left, dc in each of the last 4 sts, turn

Row 10: ch 2, skip the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next ch-2 space, {(skip the next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next st, skip the next 2 dc, dc in the next ch-2 space)}, repeat from {( to )} until you have 6 sts left, skip the next 2 sts, dc in each of the last 4 sts, turn

Repeat rows 9 and 10 until your sweater measures 10” in length (or desired length) ending on row 10.  When your sweater is the length desired, continue on with the Cardi Trim instructions.

Cardi Trim:

Ch 1 (does not count as the first sc), sc around the entire edge of the cardi evenly.  When you are finished, join with a sl st to the first sc, fasten off.

Sleeves:

Join with a sl st in any st around the back of the armhole opening;

Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as the first dc), work 21 dc evenly around the armhole opening, join with a sl st, turn (21 dc)

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as the first dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl st, turn (21 dc)

Rnd 3: ch 1 (does not count as the first sc), sc in the same st, sc in each st around, join with a sl st, fasten off (21 sc)

Sew the buttons onto the Cardi.  You can put just a few buttons at the top, or you can choose to sew them all the way down.  The buttons button up in between your double crochets you made at the end of each row. 

Optional: You can weave leather cording, or ribbon in and out of your double crochets on rnd 6.  I weaved mine in and out of every 2 double crochets.  This gives it a nice girly touch.
 
If you love this pattern, you will love my other cardi patterns available for sale in my Etsy shop!  Go and check them out!

 

11 comments:

  1. Wow! Im from denmark and love your patterns. But im not quite sure how to translate worsted yarn no. 4 is it wool or cotton and what does no. 4 indicate?

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    1. Hi Malene, the number 4 indicates the weight of the yarn, or the thickness of the yarn. For this sweater, I used 100% acrylic yarn.

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    2. It depends where you live in the world USA, Canada ,Austrailia and the UK have different weights for yarns

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  2. This would be cute even for an adult too:) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this pattern:)

    I know it is a bit late, but I'm wondering if you could clarify if the button holes are included in the pattern?

    thanks
    Jenn

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    1. You are welcome! The buttons button up in between your double crochets you made at the end of each row.

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  4. I'm currently working on this pattern and it is too darling! Nice clear directions. I love it!

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  5. Love this pattern. How can I make it bigger for a 12 month old?

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  6. Beautiful, would also love the directions to make it for a 18-24 month old. Thanks

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  7. Thank you so much for showing me this. It looks very easy, I'm looking for a size 4! Any idea how to make this into a size 4.

    Really appreciate u looking for me

    Cat23

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  8. i really loved the pattern am from ALGERIA ( north Africa ) i'v done it my self but i really love to have the instruction for bigger size.... thank you so much

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