Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Happy Cardigan

The Happy Cardigan

For baby boys

Materials:Red Heart BabyFingering

Hook E

Tension 12dc =2”

Abbreviation: shell,(sh) -2dc,ch1, 2dc

Chain 60

Row 1:Dc in 3rd ch,from hook,dc in next 9chs,*Dc,ch1,dc in next ch,dc in next 6ch,dc,ch1,dc,in next ch*,dc in next 22 chs,rep from * to *,once,dc in next 10 chs.Turn

Row2:Ch 3,dc in next 10dc,2dc,ch1,2dc (shell),in ch1sp,dc in next 8 dc,sh in ch1spdc in next 24 dc,sh in ch1sp,dc in 8dc,shell in next ch1sp,dc in next 12 dc,ch3 turn(61dc+4shells

Row 3:dc in next 13dc,sh in ch1sp,dcin next 12dc,sh in ch1sp,dc in next 28 dc,sh in ch1sp,dc in next 12 dc,sh in ch1sp,dc in last 13dc,ch3 turn

Row 4:dc in next 14dc,sh in ch1sp

dc in next16dc,sh in ch1sp,

dc in next 32dc,sh in ch1sp,

dc in 16 dc,sh in ch1sp,

dc in last 16dc,ch3 turn

Row 5:dc in next 17dc,sh in next ch 1sp,

Dc in next 20dc,sh in next ch 1sp,

Dc in next36dc,sh in ch1sp,

Dc in next 20dc,sh in ch 1sp

Dc in last 17dc,ch 3 turn

Row6: dc in next 18 dc,sh in next ch 1sp

dc in next 24dc,sh in ch1sp,

dc in next 40dc,sh in next ch 1sp,

dc,in next24dc,sh in ch1sp,

dc in last 20dc,ch 3 turn

Row 7:Dc in next21dc,sh in ch1sp

dc in next 28dc,sh in ch 1sp,

dc in next 44 dc,sh in ch1sp

dc in next 28dc,sh in ch 1sp,

dc in last 21dc,ch 3 turn

Row 8:Dc in 22dc,sh I ch 1sp,

dc in next 32 dc,sh in ch1sp

dc in next48dc,sh in ch 1sp,

dc in next 32 dc,sh in ch1sp

dc in last 24 dc,ch 3turn

Row 9:Dc in next 25 dc,*2dc in sh ,ch 2 skip 32dc,for sleeve,2dc in next shell*,Dc in each st,till next shell,rep from * to *,once,dc in next 25 sts,ch 3 turn

Row 10:dc in each st,2dc in ch 2sp,tillend115sts,ch3 turn,

Row 11:Dc in 2sts,*ch 1 ,skip 1 st ,dc in next 3dc,repeat from *,till end,ch 3turn,29 -3dc groups

Row 12:Dc in each st and each ch 1sp

Row 13: repeat row 11

Row 14: repeat row12

The last two rows form the pattern rows.Continue in pattern 7times more,(14 rows)or length required.End with 14th row.Do not fasten off.Work sc,evenly along the side border,upto the neck,along the neck and ,down the other side.Work 3 sc,in the corners.Continue in sc,around the lower edge of the cardigan,till the bottom right hand corner.continue working in sc,up the right hand side of the cardigan,till the neck,turn and work 3 rows of sc,along the front border,for the button band.

Join yarn at the top left corner and work 1 row of sc,along the left side of the cardigan,In the 2nd row,work buttonholes ,by making sc,ch2,skip 1st and sc in next st.Work the next row ,in sc ,working sc in ch1sp. fasten off.

Sleeves.Join yarn at under arm ,with sl st,ch 3,dc in each st,join with sl st in beg ch 3(40) sts

Work 17 rows,

For cuff:ch I ,sc in next st,sk 1st,sc in next st,join with sl st,to first ch.

Row 2:ch 1,sc in each st fasten off

Work 2nd sleeve same way.Weave in ends.

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