Scallop Trim Crochet Cardigan Pattern

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I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest creation, a beautiful and versatile baby crochet cardigan pattern.

This free crochet pattern is not only incredibly easy to follow but also designed to fit four different baby sizes.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting your crochet journey, this pattern is perfect for you.

With this free crochet cardigan pattern, you’ll have the opportunity to create adorable and cozy cardigans for the little ones in your life.

The pattern is tailored to beginners, making it an excellent choice for those looking for easy crochet patterns.

One of the best things about this pattern is its versatility. You can craft charming cardigans for babies of various sizes, ensuring a perfect fit every time.

Plus, it’s a fantastic way to explore the world of free crochet patterns and enhance your crochet skills.

Join me on this creative adventure as we dive into the world of crochet for beginners and work on this easy crochet cardigan pattern.

It’s a rewarding project that will keep your little ones warm and stylish.

Crochet Cardigan Pattern Information

crochet cardigan

Skill Level

Beginner. This free crochet pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch p

Project Materials

Crochet Cardigan Pattern Size Chart

SizeChestWaistBack LengthCrossbackArmhole Depth
0-3 Months16″18″6″7.25″3.25″
3-6 Months17″19″7″7.75″3.5″
6-12 Months18″20″7.5″8.25″3.75″
12-24 Months20″21″8.5″8.75″4.25″
Crochet Cardigan Pattern Size Chart in Inches
crochet cardigan being made

Crochet Gauge

17 stitches = 4 inches and 10 rows= 4″

Important Notes

  • Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the row.
  • V-stitch: in the same stitch make (dc, ch 1, dc)
  • I recommended using an accent color for the scallop trim.
  • Use stitch markers to mark the v-stitches.
  • After row 3, your v-stitches are made around the ch-1 from the v-stitch in the previous round.
  • The 0-3 and 3-6 months sizes will have the same length. The 3-6 months size is just a little wider with longer sleeves.
  • The sleeves are worked in the round.

Related Patterns

If you like this pattern you might also like my 5 Sizes Baby Booties, my Baby Dress and my Newborn Hat patterns.

Terms & Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

V-Stitch

  1. Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.
  5. Chain 1
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 in the same stitch.

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Crochet Cardigan Pattern Instructions

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 3rd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn [68]

crochet cardigan being made
crochet cardigan being made

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]

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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]

crochet cardigan being made
First v-stitch made
crochet cardigan being made

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]

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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]

crochet cardigan being made
crochet cardigan being made
crochet cardigan being made

Row 9- Last Row

Note: The 0-3 and 3-6 months sizes will have the same length. The 3-6 months size is just a little wider with longer sleeves 

0-3 Months

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

Row 23: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

3-6 Months

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

Row 23: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

6-12 Months

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

Row 25: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

12-24 Months

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

Row 27: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

crochet cardigan being made

Sleeves

You are working in the round.

Join yarn in the back so that the join seam isn’t visible in 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

Rnd 15: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, 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

Rnd 16: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, 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

Rnd 18: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, 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

Rnd 20: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

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Collar- All Sizes

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.

crochet cardigan being made
crochet cardigan being made

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.

crochet cardigan
crochet cardigan being made
crochet cardigan