Today I want to show you the super easy Snowdrop Cardigan that I made for my daughter. Is super easy even if you are a beginner. If you want to start your crochet adventure in the garments area, this can be your perfect project.

Well I am with my mind at spring with all her beauties and freshness, maybe that’s why I named this cardigan Snowdrop. If it was December, it could be named Snowflake as well, all white and so smooth.

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snowdrop cardigan

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years and all the cardigan is worked in single crochet.

Materials you will need:

  • Chunky Yarn ( I used Katia Alaska color white)

For each size you will approximate need:

snowdrop cardigan yardage

Some yarn suggestions:

 

  • 6 mm crochet hook ( J-10 US Size)
  • Schissors
  • Yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • 1 button ( 2.5 cm diameter)

The final dimensions of Snowdrop Cardigan for each size are:

I worked this cardigan from bottom to the top, beginning with back side and front sides in one single piece, then at the armpit I split the cardigan in 3 pieces and worked each piece separately.

Gauge

10 sc – 10 cm (4″)

11 rows – 10 cm (4″)

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

To begin make a foundation in Fdc or make a regular ch then 1 row with 1 sc in each stitch. For each size you will have:

  • 2 years – 72 st(s)
  • 4 years – 78 st(s)
  • 6 years – 86 st(s)
  • 8 years – 92 st(s)
  • 10 years – 100 st(s)

Row 1

1 sc in each stitch across

  • Rows 2- 26 (2 years)
  • RowsΒ 2– 30 (4 years),
  • Rows 2- 34 (6 years),
  • Rows 2- 38 (8 years),
  • Rows 2- 42 (10 years)
Repeat row 1.
Now we are at the armpit and we have to split the entire part worked until now in 3 pieces and to leave some stitches for the arm hole.
Snowdrop Cardigan part 1
We will use some stitch markers.
We will count stitches for the front left side, arm hole, back side and front right side.
The back side and the front sides have the same number of stitches.
  • 2 years – 22 sts for the front sides and for the back side (count 22 sts, put a stitch marker in the stitch 22), 3 sts for the arm hole
  • 4 years – 24 sts for front sides and back side, 3 sts for each arm hole
  • 6 years – 26 sts for the front sides and back side and 4 sts for arm hole
  • 8 years – 28 sts for front sides and back side, 4 sts for the arm hole
  • 10 years – 30 sts for the fron sides and back side, 5 sts for the arm hole.
Now we will work the 3 parts separately with 1 sc in each stitch for:
  • 2 years – 12 rows
  • 4 years – 14 rows
  • 6 years – 14 rows
  • 8 years – 16 rows
  • 10 years – 17 rows

On the right front side, when we have 2 more rows to make, we will do one button hole (ch 2, skip 2 sts)

After finishing all 3 parts we can sew the shoulders.

  • 2 years – 4 sts in each side
  • 4 years – 4 sts
  • 6 years – 5 sts
  • 8 years – 5 sts
  • 10 years – 6 sts

Snowdrop cardigan part 2

Ok, the main part of the Snowdrop Cardigan is done. Now let’s make the sleeves.

Sleeve

Begin with a foundation in Fsc, or make a regular chain then one row in single crochet.

  • 2 years – 16 Fsc ( or chain 16)
  • 4 years – 17 Fsc
  • 6 years – 18 Fsc
  • 8 years – 18 Fsc
  • 10 years – 19 Fsc

Row 1

For all sizes

1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn

Row 2

1 increase in first stitch ( 2 sc in the same stitch), 1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn

Row 3

Repeat row 2

Row 4

1 sc in each stitch across

We will continue increasing

2 years, 4 years, 6 years

Rows 5 – 13Β 

Repeat rows 2,3 and 4

8 Years, 10 years

Rows 5 – 16

Repeat rows 2,3 and 4

After finished increasing we will continue with 1 sc in each stitch across for:

  • 2 years – 13 more rows ( 26 rows in total)
  • 4 years –Β 13 more rows ( 26 rows in total)
  • 6 years – 14 more rows ( 27 rows in total)
  • 8 years – 13 more rows (29 rows in total)
  • 10 years – 16 more rows ( 32 rows in total)

Now is time to decrease for the arm hole depth. We will decrease (2 sc together) with1 st at the beginning and at the end of each row, for:

  • 2 years – 7 rows
  • 4 years – 8 rows
  • 6 years – 8 rows
  • 8 years – 9 rows
  • 10 years – 10 rows

After finishing decreasing the sleeve is done. Repeat the pattern for the other sleeve.

snowdrop cardigan part 3

Now, sew the sleeves with the cardigan.

Collar

Insert the hook and yarn in the first stitch of the front side and make 1 sc in each stitch across the neck line. Repeat this first row for:

2 years – 11 more rows (12 rows in total for the collar)

  • 4 years – 13 more rows
  • 6 years – 13 more rows
  • 8 years – 15 more rows
  • 10 years – 16 more rows

This was the last part of the Snowdrop Cardigan. You can now make a border in single crochet if you want, just to add the final touch. Also sew the button and done. You’ve made a beautiful cardigan.

My daughter loves it and she is so Fancy and cute in it….like a Snowdrop πŸ™‚

Snowdrop cardigan

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

snowdrop cardigan

Hope you liked this pattern also.

The video tutorial is bellow.

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7 Comments

  1. Would love an adult pattern of this.. super cute
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    • Bykaterina

      I didn’t had in mind this cardigan for adult sizes but if you want to make one I can guide you.

  2. Have you washed it? How much does it stretch out in the washer?

    • Bykaterina

      I washed it at 30 degrees and then let it dry flat and it didn’t stretch out. Only wash it once.

  3. CHRISTINE

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the pattern.