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This cute Blue Sky Cardi is actual the mini version of Sunny Cardi that I posted last week, but as everything mini, is so cute and can’t wait to see more pictures of it from you.

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Blue Sky Cardi crochet pattern

 

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

or

Ravelry

 

About the design

The Blue Sky Cardi is worked starting with a square, letting spaces for the sleeves, then continue working the square to get to the length.

After that, work to make the front panels wider to have almost the same width as the back.

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit, the bottom of the arm holes.

Blue Sky Cardi

 

About materials you will need

The yarn I used is not a well known brand of yarn. I just order this yarn long time ago on e-bay. Only used it to try different stitches and never got a project for it.

Actually at first didn’t know what kind of yarn it is because I didn’t had a skein with label. But when I was almost finishing the Blue Sky Cardi, I found one last skein with label, so at least to be able to tell you about yarn composition and weight.

So, is a bamboo and cotton mix yarn and is very soft. I also have a similar yarn that I bought from hobbii.com and if you want to see more about it check here.(not an affiliate link. just want to give you an idea about the yarn)

The fact is that you can use any fingering 14 ply or sport 12 ply yarn. Even another weight of yarn if you want and just follow the measurements in the diagram bellow.

blue sky cardi diagram

On the first row are the measurement in cm and on the second in inch. The first size is 2 years and the ones between ( ) are for 4, 6, 8 and 10 years old.

The hook size is 3.5 mm (E US Size).

You will also need stitch markers if you need to mark the corners and for marking the sleeves, scissors and a tapestry needle to wave in the ends.

 

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years.

Because the measurement are pretty closer at these ages I just made the pattern from 2 to 2 years. If you want to make the Blue Sky Cardi for an age that is between, make the smaller size. (For example my daughter has 2 years and 5 months and I made the 2 size.

Let’s see how much yarn we will need:

  • 2 years – 140 gr / 500 m / 545 yds
  • 4 years – 160 gr /590 m/640 yds
  • 6 years – 190 gr / 700m/760 yds
  • 8 years – 220 gr / 820 m/890 yds
  • 10 years – 270 gr /980m/1060 yds

Gauge

22 dc = 10 cm (4″)

10 rows = 10 cm (4″)

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

St (s) – Stitch (es)

dc2tog – 2 double crochet worked together

sl st – slip stitch

The stitch pattern is easy to follow. 2 solid rounds worked in double crochet and 2 rounds worked in filet stitch.

Filet stitch 

1dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc

Here is the chart with the stitch pattern and how it’s worked in a square.

sunny cardi chart

Ok, with those things I said above, we are ready to start the Blue Sky Cardi.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 3 and 11 dc inside the circle. Join with sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting chain. This is counting as a first solid round.

Round 2

Solid round

The ch2 at the beginning of each solid round doesn’t count as a first stitch.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next st, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next, 1 dc in the next 2 sts].

Repeat the section in [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 3

Filet round

Ch 4, skip 1, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip the next, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc ) in the ch 3 space, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 3 times, ch 1, (1dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next 3 ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1 and join with a sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting ch.

At the end of this round make sure that you have the same number of little opened squares on each side. You should have 4.

Round 4

Filet round

Ch 4, skip the ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next].

Repeat the section in the [ ] until you get to the corner, the first ch 3 space.

Before and after the corner, always ch 1 when you work on filet round.

[( 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next] – repeat this section to the next ch 3 space.]

Repeat the section between [ ] until you get to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch.

Round 5

solid rounds

ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, [1 dc in each st to the corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)  in the ch 3 space].

 

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Round 6

Repeat round 5.

From now on we will alternate 2 filet rounds and 2 solid rounds until we get to the width of the cross back.

  • 2 years – 12 rounds
  • 4 years – 13
  • 6 years – 14
  • 8 years – 15
  • 10 years – 16

On the next round we will let the spaces for the arm hole.

Lay your square flat. Count from the up corner (not counting the stitches in the corner) the number of sts that you need for the arm hole depth and put a stitch marker. Proceed the same on the other side.

  • 2 years – 22 sts
  • 4 years – 26
  • 6 years  – 28
  • 8 years  – 30
  • 10 years – 32

 

Start the round as usual, and work the round to the first corner. Make the stitches in the ch 3 space on the corner and then chain the same number of sts that you left for the arm hole depth.

Skip the sts for the arm hole and make 1 dc in the marked st. Continue the round as usual until you get to the next stitch marker.

Make a dc here, then ch the number of sts for the arm hole depth. Skip the stitches and move to the corner. Make the sts in the corner and continue your round to the end.

Blue Sky Cardi arm-holes

 

Starting with the next round we will continue to alternate 2 filet rounds with 2 solid rounds, until we get to the length of our Blue Sky Cardi.

 

  • 2 years – 13 rounds
  • 4 years – 14 rounds
  • 6 years – 15 rounds
  • 8 years – 14 rounds
  • 10 years – 17 rounds

At the end of these rounds the main square is done and we have only to work the sleeves and to make the front panels wider.

Blue Sky Cardi

 

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

or

Ravelry

Extending the front panels

Working on the wrong side, insert the hook in the corner.

This extension I calculated to start with a filet round, but if not just start with the row that you have and continue to alternate 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds:

  • 2 years – 12 rows
  • 4 years – 12 rows
  • 6 years – 16 rows
  • 8 years – 16 rows
  • 10 years – 16 rows

 

Sleeves

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit.

Round 1

Insert the hook and yarn to the armpit, at the bottom of arm hole.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st and continue with 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 2 and 3

These 2 rounds are made in filet.

Round 4 and 5

Ch 2, dc2tog, continue with 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left. In these 2 sts make dc2 tog and join.

Continue alternating 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds with a decrease at the beginning and at the end of the round until you have 17 rounds in total.

After 17 rounds you will stop decreasing on the solid row and continue working on the sleeve length until you have in total:

  • 2 years – 21 rounds
  • 4 years – 25 rounds
  • 6 years – 29 rounds
  • 8 years – 31 rounds
  • 10 years – 31 rounds

If you want shorter or longer sleeve make more or less rounds.

Repeat the same with the other sleeve.

And this was it. I really love this Blue Sky Cardi and every child will look so cute in it. You must try this. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Blue Sky Cardi. Free pattern with video tutorial, chart and diagram. Sizes from 2 to 10 years old.

And because is the same shape as Sunny Cardi only counting less rounds, if you need to watch a video tutorial to make this Bkue Sky Cardi the Sunny Cardi video tutorial might be helpful.

Hope you will like this pattern and give it a try.

 

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

or

Ravelry

 

 

Blue Sky Cardi. Free Pattern & Tutorial with chart and diagram

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Is been a while since I wanted to make 1 big square cardigan and here is the Sunny Cardi.

It will be the perfect garment for the late summer and the early autumn.

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Sunny Cardi. Free Pattern, Video Tutorial & charts

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

About the design

This Sunny Cardi is worked like a big square with arm holes left and with the front panels made wider.

The sleeves are worked joining the yarn at the bottom of the arm hole and then working them in rounds.

This Sunny Cardi is a single piece so no assembling necessary.  

It’s designed for a closer cross back fit.

 

Bellow you will find the Sunny Cardi diagram with the final measurements and an overview over the shape.

 

 

The pattern is available for sizes from S to XXXL

Yardage

For this cardigan you will approximate need:

  • S – 1120 m / 1225 yds
  • S – 1120 m / 1225 yds
  • M – 1200 m / 1320 yds
  • L – 1280 m / 1400 yds
  • XL – 1360 m / 1500 yds
  • XXL – 1420 m / 1550 yds
  • XXXL – 1510 m / 1650 yds

 

The recommended yarn weight is 12 ply, Sport Yarn or 14 ply fingering.

Hook size : 4mm ( G )

Gauge

16 dc = 10 cm (4″)

9 rows = 10 cm (4″)

Let’s talk about the yarn a little bit more. I used Cotton Kings Twirl and for the purple and black stripes, fingering cotton.

At first I thought that one Twirl will be enough for my size, but I realize that it won’t, so I came up with the purple and black stripes which I love. 

 

The Twirl that I used is with no colors change, only one color with gradient shades. I choose to use  only one twirl and other colors.

Above you have the total amount of yarn that you will need for this cardigan.

One Twirl has approximate 800 m / 875 yds. Is up to you if you choose to work with 2 twirls or with a single one and choose another yarn for the rest. 

 

 

You may also like one of the most appreciated 3 patterns of this summer

most wanted summer patterns

1. Sea Breeze Cover Up 2. Summer Crocheted vest 3. Basic T-shirt

 

Now let’s go back to the pattern. 

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

St (s) – Stitch (es)

dc2tog – 2 double crochet worked together

sl st – slip stitch

The stitch pattern is easy to follow. 2 solid rounds worked in double crochet and 2 rounds worked in filet stitch. 

Filet stitch 

1dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc

Here is the chart with the stitch pattern and how it’s worked in a square.

sunny cardi chart

One more thing: 

If you are choosing another yarn weight or you can not get to the gauge, make your own gauge and according with the measurement in the diagram you can adjust this pattern to your gauge.

See here how.

Sunny Cardi. Free Pattern, Charts and video tutorial

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

Let’s start.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 3 and 11 dc inside the circle. Join with sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting chain. This is counting as a first solid round.

Round 2

Solid round

The ch2 at the beginning of each solid round doesn’t count as a first stitch.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next st, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next, 1 dc in the next 2 sts].

Repeat the section in [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 3

Filet round

Ch 4, skip 1, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip the next, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc ) in the ch 3 space, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 3 times, ch 1, (1dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next 3 ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1 and join with a sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting ch.

At the end of this round make sure that you have the same number of little opened squares on each side. You should have 4.

Round 4

Filet round

Ch 4, skip the ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next].

Repeat the section in the [ ] until you get to the corner, the first ch 3 space. 

Before and after the corner, always ch 1 when you work on filet round.

[( 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next] – repeat this section to the next ch 3 space.]

Repeat the section between [ ] until you get to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch. 

At this round, and starting from now, on each rounds in filet, you just have to make 1 dc in each dc of the previous round with ch 1 between. In the corners always we will do on filet round, ch 1 before, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 1 after.

Round 5

solid rounds

ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, [1 dc in each st to the corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)  in the ch 3 space]. 

 

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Round 6

Repeat round 5.

From now on we will alternate 2 filet rounds and 2 solid rounds until we get to the width of the cross back.

 

sunny cardi tabel

On the next round we will make the arm holes.

Lay your square flat. Count from the up corner (not counting the stitches in the corner) the number of sts that you need for the arm hole depth and put a stitch marker. Proceed the same on the other side.

  • S – 32 sts
  • M – 34
  • L – 36
  • XL – 38
  • XXL – 40
  • XXXL – 40

sunny cardi marking the sleeves holes

Start the round as usual, and work the round to the first corner. Make the stitches in the ch 3 space on the corner and then chain the same number of sts that you left for the arm hole depth.

Skip the sts for the arm hole and make 1 dc in the marked st. Continue the round as usual until you get to the next stitch marker.

Make a dc here, then ch the number of sts for the arm hole depth. Skip the stitches and move to the corner. Make the sts in the corner and continue your round to the end.

sunny cardi

Starting with the next round we will continue to alternate 2 filet round with 2 solid rounds, until we get to the length of our Sunny Cardi.

 

  • S – 16 rounds
  • M – 19 rounds
  • L – 20 rounds
  • XL – 20 rounds
  • XXL – 21 rounds
  • XXXL – 22 rounds

At the end of these rounds the main square is done and we have only to work the sleeves and to make the front panels wider.

Sunny Cardigan. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Extending the front panels

Working on the wrong side, insert the hook in the corner.

This extension I calculated to start with a filet round, but if not just start with the row that you have and continue to alternate 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds until you have 16 in total, working only on the side of the front panel of the Sunny Cardi.

On my Sunny Cardi, I made these rows 8 with purple, and 8 with black.

Proceed the same on the other side.

Sleeves

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit.

They have the same length for all sizes but you can add more rounds if you want longer sleeves.

Round 1

Insert the hook and yarn to the armpit, at the bottom of arm hole.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st and continue with 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 2 and 3

These 2 rounds are made in filet. 

Round 4 and 5

Ch 2, dc2tog, continue with 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left. In these 2 sts make dc2 tog and join.

Continue alternating 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds with a decrease at the beginning and at the end of the round until you have 25 rounds in total. 

Continue with 8 more rounds, without decreasing. If you consider that the sleeve is too large after 25 rounds you can continue decreasing on the solid rounds.

Proceed the same with the other sleeve.

After finishing the sleeves, the Sunny Cardi is done. You can add o border if you want on the top and on the bottom.

sunny cardi

What do you think? Hope you liked this pattern and you will give it a try.

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

Bellow you will find the video tutorial.

PS I am working now on the children version of this Sunny Cardi, so keep an eye on my blog.

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Sunny Cardi. Free pattern with charts and video tutorial

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)
  • Rows 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 – 13 

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 – 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 🙂

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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