Some of my favorite crochet projects are patterns for kids. They’re easy to make and really creative. And while I know Easter is a ways away, this children’s crochet cardigan pattern is perfect for it.

The whole crochet sweater is worked in double crochet and has one little button in the front. It’s sweet and simple, and made in a lemon yellow shade. It’s perfect to wear to Easter dinner or to hunt eggs at the local park.

You can get access to a digital copy of this crochet cardigan pattern in the new crochet kit. Every kit includes the pattern along with 3 skeins of cascade 220 superwash merino yarn. The yarn is a 100% merino wool and is machine washable. It’s durable and easy to care for, perfect for a children’s garment.

Pick up a kit here and have fun making this cute little sweater. It’s the perfect gift for that little one you love.

Children's One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Children’s One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

Pattern is designed for size 2 yrs with changes for (4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs) in parentheses.

MATERIALS:

Hook: I/9/5.5mm

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Merino- 2 (3, 3, 4) balls Lemon

Yardage: 415 (485, 555, 695) yds

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle, button

ABBREVIATIONS:

st(s) = stitch(s)

ch = chain

Bpdc = back post double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

FINISHED SIZE:

Chest: 22.5 (24.5, 26.5, 28.5) inches; Length: 11 (12, 13, 15) inches

Gauge:  8 rows x 16 st = 4”

Children's One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

PATTERN:

Back:

Row 1: Ch 46 (50, 54, 58), sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, turn. 45 (49, 53, 57) sts

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), fpdc around the first st,  *bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), bpdc around the first st,  *fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 4-22 (4-24, 4-26, 4-30): Ch 3 (counts as first st), dc into each st across, turn.

Fasten off.

Front (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 22 (24, 26, 28), sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, turn. 21 (23, 25, 27) sts

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), fpdc around the first st,  *bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), bpdc around the first st,  *fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 4-22 (4-24, 4-26, 4-30): Ch 3 (counts as first st), dc into each st across, turn.

Fasten off.

Sleeve (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 42 (44, 46, 48), dc into the 2nd st from the hook and into each ch across, turn. 41 (43, 45, 47) dc

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first st), dc into each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc2tog in the 2nd and 3rd st, dc in each st across to last 3 sts, dc2tog in the next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn. 39 (41, 43, 45) dc

Rows 4 & 5: Repeat row 2.

Row 6: Repeat row 3. 37 (39, 41, 43) dc

Rows 7-15: Repeat rows 4-6 three times. 31 (33, 35, 37) dc

Row(s) 16 (16, 16, 16-20): Repeat row 2.

Row 17 (17, 17, 21): Ch 3 (does not count as a st), fpdc around the first st,  *bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 18 (18, 18, 22): Ch 3 (does not count as a st), bpdc around the first st,  *fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Size 2 yr fasten off.

Sizes 4 yr, 6 yr, and 8 yr only:

Row 19 (19, 23): Repeat row 17. Fasten off.

Children's One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Finishing and assembly:

Place the front and back panels together with right sides facing. Whip st the top of the shoulders together, stopping 6 st before the end of the front panels in the center. Whip st the sleeves in place, lining up the middle of the top of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Turn wrong side out again and whip st the sleeves closed. Whip st the side seams closed.

Button loop edging:

Turn right side out, and reattach the yarn at the bottom corner of the right front panel. Make 2 sc into the side of each dc row across until 9 rows from the top. Ch 5 for button loop. 2 sc into each row of dc until the corner. On the corner of the front panel, make 3 sc. Make a sc into each of the 6 sts of the top of the front panel, and sc into each of the 12 st of the back. Make a sc into each of the 6 sts on the top of the other front panel, then make 3 sc into the corner. Make 2 sc in each row end down the other side of the panel, and fasten off. Sew on the button opposite the ch 5 loop. Weave in all ends securely.

Children's One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

 

It can be hard to find quality patterns for kids, but this crochet cardigan is just that. It’s snuggly and easy to make, and the yarn is really strong. Your little one will love this lemon cardigan. Pick up your hook and stitch away.  

Children's One Button Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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