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Birthday Baby Pocket Cardigan & Hat
Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby - Babysoft® - Magic Stripes
Pattern Number: 40446 Make this lighthearted cardigan for boys or girls! Click here for the pattern for the Lion Yarn Birthday Cake.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished chest 23 1/4 (26 1/4, 28 3/4) inches [59.5 (67.5, 73) cm] Length 11 (13, 14) inches [28 (33, 35.5) cm] Hat 14 (16, 17)" [35.5 (40.5, 43) cm] circumference
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Crochet! Magazine, Simply Creative Crochet


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

800-100 Homespun Baby Yarn: Snow White DISCONTINUED A pristine, crisp white.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97
Note: (MC)

920-103 Babysoft Yarn: Bubblegum Hot pink
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49

310-204 Magic Stripes Yarn: Bright Spring Pattern Cheerful orange, lime and hot pink are set off by bands of mixed gray and white.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Four 7/8 inches [22 mm] buttons
GAUGE:
10 hdc + 7.5 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] with MC on largest hook. 16 sc + 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] with A on middle-sized hook. 20 sc + 23 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] with B on smallest hook. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Alternate colorways

- LION BRAND Babysoft (color A):


Colorway 2: 1 ball #107 Bluebell
Colorway 3: 1 ball #143 Lavender

- LION BRAND Magic Stripes (Color B)


Colorway 2: 1 ball #208 Regatta Blue Stripe
Colorway 3: 1 ball #200 Jelly Bean Stripe


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
BACK

With MC and largest hook, ch 26 (31, 33).



Row 1 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 25 (30, 32) hdc.



Row 2 Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across; turn.



Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 11 (13, 14) inches [28 (33, 35.5) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.





BUTTONHOLES

Work buttonholes on Right Front for girl or Left Front for boy.



Mark placement for buttonholes 1" [2.5 cm] from bottom, 1" [2.5 cm] from neck shaping, and 2 equally spaced between.



For each buttonhole, work to 1 st before marker, ch 1, skip 1 st, and continue in pattern.

On next row, work hdc in each ch1-space.


RIGHT FRONT
Note Work buttonholes for girl on Right Front.
With MC and largest hook, ch 17 (19, 21).
Row 1 (RS) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 17 (18, 20) hdc.
Row 2 Ch 2, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 (11, 12) inches [23 (28, 30.5) cm] from beg, ending with a RS row.



Shape Neck
Next Row (WS) Work to last 3 (4, 4) sts; turn.
Next Row Slip st in next 3 (3, 4) sts, hdc in remaining 11 (11, 12) sts; turn.
Next Row Work to last 2 sts; turn.
Last Row Slip st in first st, hdc in remaining 8 (8, 9) sts.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT
Note Work buttonholes for boy on Left Front.
Work as for Right Front, reversing neck shaping.


SLEEVES
With MC and largest hook, ch 17 (17, 19).

Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 16 (16, 18) hdc.



Continue in hdc, inc 1 st each end (by working 2 hdc in one st) every 3rd row 4 (5, 5) times, then every 2nd row 0 (0, 1) times - 24 (26, 30) sts.

Work even until piece measures 7 (8, 9 1/4) inches [18 (20.5, 24) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.



PATCH POCKETS - Make 2
With A and middle-sized hook, ch 15.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 14 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 for 12 more rows.

Fasten off.


ELBOW PATCHES - Make 2
With A and middle-sized hook, ch 13.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 12 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.



Repeat Row 2 for 10 more rows.

Fasten off.


FINISHING

Position Pockets on Fronts 1 1/4 inches [4 cm] from bottom edge and 1 inches [2.5 cm] from side edge.

Sew in place.

Position Elbow Patches at center of Sleeve.

Sew in place.

Sew shoulder seams.

Mark Fronts and Back 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6) inches [12 (13.5, 15) cm] down from shoulder seam.

Sew in Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Using blunt needle and 2 strands of A held tog, work blanket st along open edges.

Weave in ends.



HAT
With B and smallest hook, ch 71 (81, 86).
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 70 (80, 85) sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4) inches [19 (20.5, 21.5) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

Using large-eyed, blunt needle and B, place short edges tog and sew 3/4 (1, 1) inches [2 (2.5, 2.5) cm] seam with WS facing for turned up brim; then sew remaining 6 3/4 (7, 7 1/4) inches [17 (18, 19) cm] with RS facing.

Draw yarn through every other sc across top.

Tighten and secure.



TASSEL

Cut a piece of cardboard measuring 4 1/4 inches [11.5 cm].

Wind A around cardboard 70 times.

Break off yarn.

Draw a double strand of A through all yarn on cardboard.

Tighten and secure for top of tassel.

Cut at opposite end.

Tie another strand of yarn around tassel 1/4 inches [1.5 cm] from top, winding it around several times, and secure.

Trim bottom of tassel evenly.

Secure top of tassel to top of Hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
MC = main color
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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