Cutie Bug Child's Cardigan Sweater Free Crochet Pattern – Right Handed

Cutie Bug Child's Cardigan Sweater Free Crochet Pattern – Right Handed



so here's a close-up of the cutie bug cardi and the sizes that the pattern includes our six-month 12-month 18 month 24 month four year and six year so this sweater that you're looking at right here is the size four year and the yarns that were used in this our peach which is the main color pale blue baby yellow lavender and white the crochet hook is a size H and then you also need three buttons for the yoke so this is a very large project so what I'm going to be showing you are some of the key features of the sweater so the reason why I'm showing it to you upside down is that it started from the yoke so you do your starting chain is right here and then you mark certain chains and then you do increases for this yoke to flare out you do increases on each side of the Mark's chains and then these are front post double crochet stitches in here and back post double crochet stitches so I'll be showing that to you and then when you get out this fire on your yoke you're going to crochet just to this much and then you're going to skip these stitches of the yoke right here these will all be skipped for the sleeve and then you will pick up this part of the yoke for the back and then when you come over here you'll crochet along there you'll skip another set of chains or stitches for the next sleeve and then you'll crochet on the last set of stitches for the other for the opposite side then you will crochet down and rose to finish the body then you'll come back on the skip stitches and crochet out for the sleeves so right now I'm going to cut go to a close-up of the and show you some of the stitches that are used in this adorable little cardi in the first part of the directions you're instructed to do a foundation chain and that will be different depending on what size you choose to make and then as you're making the foundation chain it reads to chain 7 for example and then it says to place a stitch marker in the 7th chain so let's pretend like this is a 7th chain and then it tells you to chain more and then place marker which is p.m. and what that means is to just place a marker in the last stitch that you worked so then on the following on the first row you would come one stitch on either side of the marker so you'd come up to one stitch before the marker and you would work an increase there so it's just working two stitches in the same chain and then you would work one stitch in the marker chain and then increase on the other side of the marker so in the pattern that's what that will mean and then you continue on to the next marker and do the same thing so now let me show you how to change colors at the end of your row because every row in the yoke changes to a new color ok now there's a couple of ways you can do this you can work your last stitch until you have two loops on your hook and then you can make a slipknot with your new color and then finish the last stitch with the new color so you'd put your Slipknot on there and then you would draw the new color through to complete the last stitch just like that and then with that you would chain to in turn just like that so if you want it you there's another way you could do it and that is to come down to the end of your row finish the last double crochet and go ahead and chain one tighten up the back of the chain and then snip that and pull this all the way through and that will lock it and then turn and start with a slip nut on your hook like this and join with a slip stitch to the first stitch so you go like this yarn over draw that through and then draw that through the loop on your hook like this and you could tighten that starting chain a little bit and then the directions say to chain two at the beginning okay so that's how you would change colors now to do a front post double crochet you yarn over you insert the hook from this side to this side from front to back and then back to front yarn over draw the loop out yarn over draw through two yarn over and draw through two once again you yarn over you're going to and you don't work in the stitch behind this like you don't work in the top of the double crochet here you're just working around the side of it so I'm going to go from this side to that side yarn over draw that loop up yarn over draw through two yarn over draw through two and that's a front post double crochet so now I'm going to go in here and I'm going to yarn over draw a loop up yarn over draw through two yarn over draw through two okay now back post double crochet is well let me do a couple more front post double crochets here and I'll just go all the way down to the end here because I want to show you how that Ridge gets created there so in the very end I'm just going to work a front post stitch around that back turning chain there so now I am going to finish I'm going to join my coral back on so I'm going to have a slip nut I'm going to finish my last double crochet with the new color I'm going to draw that through like this I'm going to go ahead and cut this color here and later on I can go in and sew on my ends there I'm a chain two in turn and see the ridge that was created it matches the ridges that you see on the sweater okay so now on this row I need to do a what's called a back post double crochet so instead of going in through the front like this I need to go around the back of it so I'm going to start from this side but in the back and go to the front and then I'm going to come from the front back to the back like this and I'm working around the back of that stitch and then I'm going to complete a double crochet stitch yarn over draw through two yarn over draw through two so now I'm going to do that again I'm going to reach back here and I'm going to insert my hook from this side to that side yarn over draw that up yarn over draw through two yarn over and draw through two then same thing all the way across so I'm going to yarn over I'm going to turn the work so I can see the back and I'm going to insert my hook from this side to that side draw a loop up yarn over draw through two yarn over and draw through two so you can see how that back-and-forth from front post double crochet to back post double crochet creates the ridges all on one side so yarn over turn your work towards you insert your hook around the post side of that stitch like that yarn over bring that loop up yarn over draw through two yarn over draw through two and you just continue all the way across the same way just like that so that's how you do the back post double crochet and so all your nifty little rows will look like that I think it's amazing I love it and I love the use of the colors too so now what I want to show you is a double crochet decrease stitch so let me turn here now when it says to decrease there's a couple of different ways that people do decreases and the way I like to do them is to let's say at the double crochet decrease I'm going to yarn over insert my hook in here yarn over draw through two yarn over go into the next stitch draw a loop up draw through two and then draw through all three I just like it to be a little bit fuller so I do my decreases like that so you're going to yarn over insert your hook draw up a loop yarn over go into the next stitch yarn over drop a loop yarn over and draw through let me see you're going to yarn over go through here draw through to go on the next one drop a loop yarn over draw through two yarn over and draw through all three so that's how you do the single crochet decrease so the rest of it is pretty you straight forward there are edging rounds and there's a little buttonhole round and that's just simply chaining and skipping some stitches and then coming back and working single crochet stitches over the chain and then you sew your buttons on and you sew your ends in and then you've got a cute little sweater so I like the sizing of this I like this yarn and I like the use of all these colors so the links to everything are listed below and be sure you subscribe to our Channel and thank you very much for watching you draw up a loop draw through two draw through one yarn over or if you accidentally drop it those loops won't fall off your hook so now I'm going to continue on skip that one pick up this one skip

18 Replies to “Cutie Bug Child's Cardigan Sweater Free Crochet Pattern – Right Handed”

  1. It really doesn't say on the pattern how many stitches to chain up with! Even in the brackets. I'm looking for the 6 year old size.

  2. Maggie's Crochet hi please can you tell me how many chairs i do to start age 6 years.. Please guide me..

  3. Maggie this is so cute.. Give you a lot of credit for designing this one,, My Grand Daughter will love this. Thank You!!!

  4. Hi Maggie. I found you pattern on YT because I'm trying to make a nice sweater for my God Daughter a18mth sweater. I'm finding your written pattern very confusing. The 1st & 2nd rows that start the Ridge pattern is confusing which includes the stitch markers. Are you able to do a tutorial of this sweater in a 6 month so viewers can get a better understanding of how to make the sweater in and size. I do thank you for sharing this lovely pattern but unfortunately it seems an actual video need to be done. Thanks Dennyse

  5. Hi, I know this video has been posted for a while but I am finding the pattern for this sweater very confusing. In the second row which is the front post double crochet, when it comes to the increase where you placed your stitch marker. Are your still increasing with two front post double crochet before the stitch mark, one front post double crochet at the stitch marker and two front post double crochet after the stitch marker? Thank you !

  6. Finally found pattern but it doesn't explain (body/sleeve part), how you chain a certain no. then skip (sleeve) a certain no. then pick up again. Are you supposed to tie off and skip?

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