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This Mini Fancy Sweater is the same design as Fancy Sweater  only that the pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years.

I liked so much the Fancy Sweater that I wanted one for my daughter too. It was so easy to make on women sizes and you can imagine that for children is even easier.

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Mini Fancy Sweater

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My intention was to add a girly element, the collar but it looks like more boyish. This is even better, meaning that you can make this Mini Fancy Sweater for a boy too.

Mini Fancy Sweater

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years and you can use any type of worsted yarn.

The approximate amount of yarn for each size is:

yarn amount

I uses 1 skein and some of the second of Scheepjes Color Crafter. 1 skein have 300 m and 100 grams. I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook (US E size).

Final dimensions for the Mini Fancy Sweater are

dimensions mini fancy sweater

Gauge

16 st and 14 rows for a 10 cm / 4 ” square.

The stitch for the gauge is the single crochet decrease.

Abbreviations uses in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • sc2tog – 2 sc worked together (insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull the yarn trough that st, insert the hook in the next st, yarn over and pull the yarn trough (3 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull the yarn trough all the loops on your hook)

Special stitch

Single crochet decrease – sc2tog, ch 1

We will work 2 sides, back and front and then will sew the 2 pieces together.

Back side

Begin with a chain.

  • 2 Years – ch 50
  • 4 Years – ch 54
  • 6 Years – ch 58
  • 8 years – ch 62
  • 10 years – ch 66

The foundation chain has to be an even number of sts.

Row 1

Ch 2, 1 sc in the 3rd st, *ch 1, sc2tog. Repeat from to the end of the row. Work in each st, don’t skip after ch 1. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat first row, untill the armpit length.

  • 2 years – 26 more rows (27 rows in total)
  • 4 years – 27 more rows (28)
  • 6 years – 30 more rows (31)
  • 8 years – 34 more rows (35)
  • 10 years – 37 more rows (38)

If you want the Mini Fancy Sweater to be longer, add more rows.

At row 28 (29, 32, 36, 39) we will make the sleeve.

Begin the row as usual: ch 2, 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sc2tog and repeat the st to the end of the row. At the end of the row we will chain extra st(s) for the sleeve.

  • 2 years – ch 14 st(s)
  • 4 years – ch 18 st(s)
  • 6 years – ch 20 st(s)
  • 8 years – ch 24 st (s)
  • 10 years – ch 26 st(s)

If you want a longer sleeve, ch more st(s)

After chaining the extra st(s) for the sleeve, ch 2 more and turn.

Row 29 (30, 33, 37, 40)

Continue with the sc decrease stitch to the end of the row. At the end of the row chain the extra st(s) for the sleeve, 2 more and turn.

Row 30 (31, 34, 38, 41)

Sc decrease st to the end of the row. at the end of this row you will have in total

  • 2 years – 78 st(s)
  • 4 years – 90 st(s)
  • 6 years – 98 st(s)
  • 8 years – 110 st(s)
  • 10 years – 118 st(s)

Rows 31 – 43 (32- 47, 35 – 52, 39-58, 42-65)

Repeat the Row 30 (31, 34, 38, 41)

Fasten up.

The back side is done.

For the front side follow the same pattern.

Mini fancy sweater back side

After you finish the both sides is time to assemble the sweater.

We will begin to sew the top of the sleeves and the shoulders.

  • 2 years – 26 st(s) each side
  • 4 years – 31 st(s) each side
  • 6 years – 34 st(s)
  • 8 years – 39 st(s)
  • 10 years – 42 st(s)

Then sew the bottom of the sleeve and the edges of the Mini Fancy Sweater.

Mini Fancy Sweater

After this stage the Fancy Sweater on women sizes was ready, but for the Mini Fancy Sweater I added a collar.

The collar is easy to make, only in sc.

Put the sweater on the right side and mark the 2 st from the middle of the neck line.

Mini Fancy Sweater

Row 1

Insert the hook and yarn in the left st and ch 1, 1 sc crochet in the same st, 1 sc across the entire neck line until you get to the second marked st

Repeat row 1 7 more rows or as many rows as you want. The last row work it in round to, making sc also on the st on the edges of the collar.

After the collar, the Mini Fancy Sweater is done.

Mini Fancy Sweater

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Love it. This is the first Mother & Daughter piece of clothes that we have, but maybe there will be more.

For the Mini Fancy Sweater I didn’t make another video tutorial, but the steps are the same as for the Fancy Sweater only that you work with less stitches.

So I will put the link from the Fancy Sweater video tutorial in case you need it.

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Mini Fancy Sweater

 

This easy to wear cardigan pattern had to be the last week pattern here on my blog, but I couldn’t be able to finish it cause I was in vacation one week and a half. But here I am with the pattern and I hope you like it.

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easy to wear cardigan

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This pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL.

Final Measurements:

easy to wear cardigan dimensions

For this easy to wear cardigan I used a fine weight Yarn and a 3.5 mm ( US size D) crochet hook.

The yarn that I used is Drops Delight in color green, blue.

The approximate amount of yarn for each size is

easy to wear cardigan yarn amount

Note that this yarn amount is approximate using an yarn calculator. 

Gauge

20 sts and 12 rows for a 4″/10 cm square. The gauge is in V stitch

If you can’t obtain the same gauge or you want to use another yarn weight, see here how you can adjust this pattern to your gauge, so you can make this easy to wear cardigan no matter what.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – dc
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • FDC – foundation dc

Special stitches V stitch (V st)

2 dc made in the space between the 2 dc made on the previous row.

Now that all the details are write it down let’s begin.

Back side

  • S – 94 FDC (or ch 94 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 102 FDC
  • L – 110 FDC
  • XL – 122 FDC
  • XXL – 134 FDC

In counting our rows we won’t count this row.

Row 1

For all sizes

Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st (ch 2 doesn’t count as a st), *skip the next st, 2 dc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn

Row 2

For all sizes

1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the space between the 2 dc from the previous row ( V st). Continue with the V st to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 3 – 60

For all sizes

Repeat row 2.

Row 61

At row 61 we will decrease for sleeve hole, at the beginning and at the end of the row

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st ( each side)
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Rows 62 – 80

For all sizes

Continue with the V st.

Fasten off

easy to wear cardigan back side

Front side right

  • S – 60 FDC (or ch 60 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 64 FDC
  • L – 70 FDC
  • XL – 76 FDC
  • XXL – 86 FDC

Row 2 – 60

For all sizes

V st as you made on the back side

Row 61

At row 61 we will decrease for the arm hole at the beginning of the row with:

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Row 62 – 77

for all sizes

Continue with V st.

Row 78

All sizes 

1 dc in the first st, 1 v st in the next V st from the previous row, skip 2 v st, ch 4 (making the button-hole. Skip just 1 V st if your button is smaller than 2cm diameter). Continue with v st to the end of the row.

Rows 79 – 80

Continue with v st.

Fasten up.

Front side left

all sizes

Fallow the same pattern as for the right side, only that you will decrease for arm hole at the end of the row and you won’t make a button-hole.

easy to wear cardigan front side

After finishing the back side and front sides, sew the 3 pieces together.

On the shoulders sew on each side:

  • Size S – 20 st
  • Size M – 24 st
  • Size L – 28 st
  • Sizes XL – XXL – 30 st

Then sew the edges.

easy to wear cardigan

Sleeve

  • S – 40 FDC (or ch 40 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 42 FDC
  • L –  46 FDC
  • XL – 50 FDC
  • XXL – 58 FDC

Row 1

For all sizes

V st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

For all sizes

Increase 1 dc at the beginning of the row. Continue with V st to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn

Row 3

For all sizes

Repeat row 2 ( repeating row 2 we will increase with 1 dc on the other side.

Row 4

For all sizes

V st across ( without increasing)

Rows 2 – 4 are the rows for increasing the sleeve and we will repeat this 3 rows:

  • Size S – 9 more times ( 31 rows in total from the beginning of the sleeve)
  • Size M – 10 more times ( 34 rows in total)
  • Size L – 11 more times ( 37 rows in total)
  • Size XL – 12 more times ( 40 rows in total)
  • Size XXL – 13 more times ( 43 rows in total)

Rows 32 – 48 (S) (35 – 48 (M), 38 – 50 (L), 41- 50 (XL), 44 – 52 (XXL))

Repeat the row before. It has to be a row without increasing.

Row 49 (S) (49 (M), 51(L), 51 (XL), 53 (XXL))

We will begin to decrease with for the arm hole:

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st ( each side)
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Row 50 ( 50, 52, 52, 54)

Decrease with 1 st at the beginning of the row and 1 st at the end. I made the decrease by skipping 1 st.

Rows 51 – 64 ( 51 – 64, 53 – 67, 53 – 68, 55 – 71)

Repeat the row before ( continue decreasing with 1 st at the beginning of the row and 1 st at the end)

Fasten up.

easy to wear cardigan sleeve

Proceed the same for the other sleeve.

After finishing the both sleeve, sew them to the cardigan.

easy to wear cardigan

Collar

Lay down the cardigan with the right side on the exterior. Make sure that you will begin to work the collar of the easy to wear cardigan on the right side. Insert the hook and yarn in the first stitch and make the V st all across the neck line. Repeat this first row of the collar 19 times, untill you have 20 rows in total. If you want a bigger collar add more rows.

And this is it. The Easy to wear cardigan is ready to wear.

easy to wear cardigan

I love cardigans! You can wear it as a jacket when is warmer outside or as a sweater behind when is colder. So you must have one.

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easy to wear cardigan

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Easy To Wear Cardigan. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

For a long time I wanted to make this kind of jacket to my daughter, but every time I had something else scheduled. This time I made it. I had some left over yarn from the Fancy sweater and I said that is perfect for a baby girl jacket like this. So here I am with full instructions and video tutorial.

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baby girl jacket

This pattern is for sizes from 1 to 5 years old.

Materials you will need:

  • light or medium weight yarn (1 – 2 years approximate 200 grams, 3-5 years 250 – 300 grams)
  • 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook
  • 6 buttons (1.5 -1.8 mm diameter)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • a little amount of contrasting colour

For this jacket I used Scheepjes Color Crafter, but here you have some yarn suggestions.

This jacket is worked from the top to bottom and we will start from the neck.

The final dimensions for this jacket are:

final dimensions baby girl jacket

Gauge

15 stitches and 12 rows for a 10 cm / 4″ square.

If you don’t get to this gauge try to adapt this pattern to your gauge following the instructions here

Ok, hope I didn’t forgot anything important for you to start this baby girl jacket.

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in the same space

Let’s begin:

Make your foundation chain.

  • 1 year – ch 60;
  • 2 years – ch 65;
  • 3 years – ch 70;
  • 4 years – ch 75;
  • 5 years – ch 80.

Row 1

1 year

[1 hdc in first 11 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 12 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

2 years

[1 hdc in first 12 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 13 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

3 years

[1 hdc in first 13 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 14 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

4 years

[1 hdc in first 14 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 15 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

5 years

[1 hdc in first 15 st, 1 inc in the next] – repeat this section 4 times. Finish the row with 1 hdc in the last 16 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

For all sizes

1 hdc in the first stitch, ch 2, skip 2 (space for buttons holes), 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2, 1 hdc in each of the next sts until the first corner ( ch 1 space from previous row inc), 1 inc in the ch 1 space, *1 hdc in each st until the next corner, 1 inc in the ch 1 space. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

We will repeat making the buttons holes at every 6 rows, 3 times.

Row 3

For all sizes

1 hdc in each stitch to the first corner, 1 inc in the ch 1 space and repeat this section to the end of the row.

Repeat row 3 and (don’t forget at every 6 rows rows for 3 times repeat row 2 to make the buttons holes), until you have in total;

  • for 1 year 14 rows;
  • for 2 years 16 rows;
  • for 3 years 17 rows;
  • for 4 years 18 rows;
  • for 5 years 19 rows;

We just finished the first part of the jacket and is time to let the sleeve holes apart and work just the skirt. On the next row we will also make the middle back fold.

baby girl jacket part 1

Before start the next row, count the stitches of the back side and mark the middle stitch, here is where we will make the mid back fold.

Row 15 ( 17, 18, 19, 20)

1 hdc in each stitch until the first corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, skip the sts until the next corner ( the sleeve sts), 1 hdc in the ch 1 space. Continue with 1 hdc in each stitch until the marked stitch for the mid back fold. In the marked stitch make 1 hdc. For the mid back fold we will make a chain.

  • For 1 year ch 35
  • For 2 and 3 years ch 40
  • For 4 and 5 years ch 45.

Continue with 1 hdc in each stitch until the next corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, skip the sts until the next corner, 1 hdc in the ch 1 space, 1 hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

baby girl jacket mid back fold chain

Row 16 ( 18, 19, 20, 21)

1 hdc in each stitch including the sts of the mid back fold. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 17 – 23 ( 19 – 25, 20 – 28, 21 – 30, 22 – 32)

Repeat row 16 ( 18 19, 20, 21)

Fasten up.

Sleeve

Row 1

For all sizes

Insert the hook in the first stitch at the armpit and make 1 hdc in each st across. You can now work in rounds and make a slip stitch with the first hdc, or ch 2 and turn and sew the sleeve after finishing it.

If you choose to work in rounds, work on the right side and on the wrong side to keep the same look of the stitch.

Rows 2 – 27( 2 – 29, 2 – 32, 2- 34, 2 – 36)

Repeat row 1

Fasten up.

We made 4 extra rows on the sleeve, because the sleeve will be bent at the edge.

Repeat the same with the other sleeve.

Now let’s sew the mid back fold of the baby girl jacket.

Fold the extra stitches like in picture above ( the picture is with only the chain but you will have to follow the same shape) and sew it on the jacket.

Collar

For all sizes

Row1

Put the jacket with the exterior outside. Skip the first 6 sts, 1 hdc in each st until you have 6 sts left. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each st until the last one, 2 hdc in the last st.

Row 3

Repeat row 2

Row 4

1 hdc in each stitch across.

Rows 5 – 6 ( or more if you want a higher collar), Repeat row 4.

Now we finished the jacket and is time to accessorize it.

First: Make 1 row in sc as an edge all over the jacket, including collar and sleeves.

Second: Make 1 ch row between the last row and the edge in sc. Proceed the same as you are making a chain only that you pull the yarn trough the stitches of the jacket and then trough the loop on your hook. This chain row make it with a contrasting colour yarn. On the collar and sleeves, make this  row on the wrong side, because this parts are bent.

Third: Make a bow with the same contrasting colour and sew it at the top of the mid back fold. I made the bow in sc, beginning with 8 sts and I made 10 rows. Then I made a small piece with 4 sts just to tie the bow at the middle.

Fourth: Sew the buttons and the jacket is done.

Baby Girl Jacket back

I love it. It’s so cute♥

Baby girl jacket front

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