Age 1-2 Strawberry Cardigan

Strawberry Cardigan

Strawberry Cardigan Pattern – Age 1-2 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make your cardigan

  • Double Knit Yarn Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Lilac
    • Green
    • Red
  • 4 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 x 14mm Buttons in red

 Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Moss stitch – (sc, ch 2, sk 1) repeat
  • Popcorn Stitch – (yarn over, insert hook through stitch and pull up a loop), repeat 5 times, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1
  • Sc cluster – sc in each of the hdc from popcorn stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook through original sc then pull the loop through, ch 1
  • Fphdc – front post half double crochet
  • Bphdc, – back post half double crochet
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • When working on the strawberry rows you will be working with multiple colours, it is best to change colour on the final loop you pull through on the stitch before you change colour
  • Try trapping the wool you are not using under every other stitch so it carries without it showing though the front of the work
  • It is best to cut the red and green colours at the end of each strawberry row and work the ends in at the end
  1. Pattern

Back – starting in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 51  
2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, then HDC to end of row, ch1 turn 50
3 Hdc in 1st stitch, (fphdc, bphdc)  rep to 1 stitch remains, thenhdc in last stitch, ch 1 turn 50
4-6 Repeat row 3 50
7 in purple sc across, ch 1 turn 50
8 moss stitch – (sc, ch1, Sk 1) rep to end and sc in last st, ch1 turn 50
9 (sc, ch1, sc in ch1 sp) rep to end, sc in last st, ch1 turn 50
10-11 Repeat row 9 50
12 Repeat row 9, ch 3, turn 50
13 2 DC switch to red popcorn stitch, switch to green sc cluster, (switch to purple 4dc, red popcorn stitch, green sc cluster stitch) rep to end, 2 DC to finish, ch 1 turn 50
14 sc across (make sure there is only 1 stitch in each popcorn / sc cluster) ch1 turn (50) 50
15 Repeat row 8 50
16-22 Repeat rows 8-14 50
23-30 Repeat rows 15-22 50
31-36 Repeat rows 15-20 50
  Cast off  

Front – make 2 starting in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 26  
2 Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, then HDC to end of row, ch1 turn 25
3 hdc in 1st stitch (fphdc, bphdc) rep to second to last stitch then HDC in last stitch, ch1 turn 25
4-6 Repeat row 3 25
7 In purple Sc across ch1 turn 25
8 moss stitch – sc (sc, ch1, Sk 1) rep to end and sc in last st, ch1 turn 25
9 Repeat row 8 25
10 Repeat row 9 25
11 Repeat row 8, ch 3, turn 25
12 2 DC switch to red popcorn stitch, switch to green sc cluster, (switch to purple 4dc, red popcorn stitch, green sc cluster stitch) rep to end, 2 DC to finish, ch 1 turn 25
13 Sc across (make sure there is only 1 stitch in each popcorn / sc cluster) ch1 turn 25
14-19 Repeat rows 8-12 25
20 Repeat row 9 25
21-22 Repeat rows 13-14 25
23-30 Repeat rows 15-22 25
31-36 Repeat rows 15-20 25
  Cast off  
  Sc sides to the back with right sides facing each other, use 1 sc in each HDC and 2sc in each DC.  
  Cast off and sew in ends  

Top – make 1 starting in purple

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 61  
2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end 60
3 10 HDC, HDC ch1 HDC in next st, 8 HDC, HDC ch1 HDC in next st, 20 HDC, HDC ch1 HDC in next st, 8 HDC, HDC ch1 HDC in next st, 10 HDC, ch1 turn  
4 HDC in each stitch and 2 HDC ch1 HDC in the ch1 gap repeat to end of row ch1 turn  
5-8 Repeat row 4  
9 hdc in each st and HDC ch1 HDC in the ch 1 gap, rep to end of row ch1 turn  
10-13 Repeat row 9  
14 hdc to 1st ch1 sp then fold work so 1st and 2nd ch 1 sp overlap, then HDC through both stitches to form first arm hold, HDC to the 3rd ch1 sp and as above form second arm hole through 3rd and 4th ch1 spaces, HDC to end of row, ch1 turn  
15 bpHDC around (this is now the wrong side of the top)  
16 holding the bottom section of the cardigan with right sides facing sc both pieces together it will make a second raised row (the first raised row is from row 15) cast off  

Edge – make working around sides and neck in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 sc from the bottom corner, around the neck and down to the other side.   Sc in each HDC and 2 sc in each DC, sc ch1 sc in each corner (edge of neck and sides) ch1 turn

 

 
2 hdc in each sc and HDC ch1 HDC in ch1 st, ch1 turn

 

 
3 hdc in first st (fphdc, bphdc) rep to end and HDC in final stitch, HDC ch1 HDC in each ch1 corner, ch1 turn

 

 
4 rep row 3, cast off and sew in ends

 

 

Sleeve Edge – in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Starting in the bottom middle of the sleeve sc in each stitch around, sl st and cast off, sew in ends

 

 
  Add buttons evenly spaced across the top – there is no need to make button holes and they are small enough to fit in the spaces in the ribbed stitches of the edges.