With fall being only a few short weeks away, I thought this would be the perfect time to design a long sleeved cardigan for babies and toddlers. This pattern is simple and easy to follow. I have written it for sizes 0/3 months, 3/6 months, 6/12 months and 12/24 months. Make a simple matching beanie and you have the perfect gift for a baby or toddler.

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0/3 months,  3/6 months,  6/12  months & 12/24 months

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baby cardigan crochet pattern tutorial

17 dc and 10 rows= 4″

H/5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn

v-stitch: in the same stitch make (dc, ch 1, dc)

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the row.

Row 1

0/3 Months

Row 1: ch 58, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [56]

3/6 Months

Row 1: ch 62, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [60]

6/12 Months

Row 1: ch 66, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [64]

12/24 Months

Row 1: ch 70, dc in third ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [68]

Row 2

0/3 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [84]

3/6 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [90]

6/12 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [96]

12/24 Months

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, turn [102]

Row 3

0/3 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 13, v-stitch, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 26, v-stitch, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 13, turn [88]

3/6 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 28, v-stitch, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 14, turn [94]

6/12 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [100]

12/24 Months

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 33, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [106]

First v-stitch made.

I find it helpful to place stitch markers on the v-stitches.

Tip: after row 3, your v-stitches are made around the ch-1 from the v-stitch in the previous round

Row 4

0/3 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 14, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 28, v-stitch, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 14, turn [96]

3/6 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [102]

6/12 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [108]

12/24 Months

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [114]

Row 5

0/3 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 15, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 30, v-stitch, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 15, turn [104]

3/6 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [110]

6/12 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [116]

12/24 Months

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [122]

Row 6

0/3 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 16, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 32, v-stitch, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 16, turn [112]

3/6 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 21, v-stitch, dc in 17, turn [118]

6/12 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [124]

12/24 Months

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 38, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 19, turn [130]

Row 7

0/3 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 17, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 34, v-stitch, dc in 22, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [120]

3/6 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 18, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 36, v-stitch, dc in 23, v-stitch, dc in 18, turn [126]

6/12 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 19, v-stitch, dc in 24, v-stitch, dc in 38, v-stitch, dc in 24, v-stitch, dc in 19, turn [132]

12/24 Months

Row 7: ch 2, dc in 20, v-stitch, dc in 25, v-stitch, dc in 40, v-stitch, dc in 25, v-stitch, dc in 20, turn [138]

Row 8

0/3 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 18, dc in next st – skip 22 sts – dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 36, dc in next st- skip 22 sts – dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 18, turn [76]

3/6 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 19, dc in next st – skip 23 sts – dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 38, dc in next st- skip 23 sts – dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 19, turn [80]

6/12 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 20, dc in next st – skip 24 sts – dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 40, dc in next st- skip 24 sts – dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 20, turn [84]

12/24 Months

Row 8: ch 2, dc in 21, dc in next st – skip 25 sts – dc in the next st (1st sleeve made), dc in 42, dc in next st- skip 25 sts – dc in next st (2nd sleeve made), dc in 21, turn [88]

Row 9- End of Pattern

0/3 Months

Rows 9-22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [76]

The next row is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Row 23: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

3/6 Months

Rows 9-22: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [80]

The next row is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Row 23: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Note: 0/3 and 3/6 months will have the same length, the 3/6 months size is just a little wider with longer sleeves 

6/12 Months

Rows 9-24: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [84]

The next row is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Row 25: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

12/24 Months

Rows 9-26: ch 2, dc in each st, turn [88]

The next row is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Row 27: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sleeves

H/5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn

You are working in the round.

Tip: join yarn in the back so that the join seam isn’t visible from the front.

0/3 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 14: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

The next rnd is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Rnd 15: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

3/6 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 15: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

The next rnd is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Rnd 16: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

6/12 Months

Rnd 1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 17: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

The next rnd is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Rnd 18: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

12/24 Months

Rnd1: Join yarn, ch 2, dc around entire arm opening, join to first dc

Rnds 2- 19: ch 2, dc once in each st, join

The next rnd is the scallop trim. I recommended switching yarn and using an accent color. 

Rnd 20: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Collar

Instructions are the same for all sizes. 

H/5 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the row.

With the opening of the cardigan facing you, attach your yarn to the end of the left side of the collar.

Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in the next st*, continue pattern until you reach the other end of the collar. Finish off and weave in your ends.

Trim

Attach accent yarn to bottom of left side (if facing you) of the cardigan and sc up the side, around the collar and back down on the right side of the cardigan, finish off and weave in ends.

That’s it! You are done! I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

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